Dinghy Racing

The dinghy Spring racing scene is all go.

Up River Yacht Club has an active dinghy fleet which races regularly throughout the year from the IceBreaker Trophy just after Christmas/New Year through to the Winter Series in December. We run Easter, Spring, Summer and Autumn Series racing on Sundays as well as one-off events including the Pints Trophy & RNLI Pennant.

The Ice Breaker Trophy, Warm Up Series and Winter Series are open events where members from other clubs can also participate.

Our current system has the fleets split into Fast and Slow handicap and these fleets include Lasers, Enterprises, Lightnings, Lasers, Comets, Phantoms, Mirrors, Heron’s and National 12s – but all monohull dinghies are welcome.

We are committed to interacting with other clubs on the river and take part in many joint events. The largest event of this type is the ACE Race (All Clubs Event) where all clubs on the river from Hullbridge to Burnham are invited to take part in a day/evening of fun, sailing, racing and socialising.

Closer to home we have particularly good relationships with Eyott Sailing Club and South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club and regularly sail with members of these clubs in the Hullbridge Regatta and Brandy Hole Regatta.

Up River Yacht Club holds Open Meetings for various classes including Lightnings, Phantoms & Comets.