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Welcome to the 2024 sailing season from your Keelboat Section Committee

Chris Hawkes (Committee Chairman)
David Nunn (Pursuit Race Secretary)
Gemma Hawkes (Trophies)
Jenny Worsfield (Joint Rally Secretary)
Louis Browne (Minutes)
Phil Methold (Race Management)
Robin Stevenson (Vice Commodore)
Tim Worsfield (Joint Rally Secretary)
USSC Representatives: (vary from time to time)

We are contactable on the relevant WhatsApp groups, “SYC Race Management”, “SYC Pursuiting” and “SYC Rallies” or enquire here

Keelboat Racing Handbook 2024

All of the Keelboat sailing information can be found below: –

RYA Racing Overview and Notices of Races

If unable to read via the webpage, please download and view here.

The races are organised by the Sussex Yacht Club and are governed by the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024, the World Sailing Equipment Rules of Sailing, the SYC Keelboat General Sailing Instructions and the IRC Rules.

The following sections are available as downloadable PDFs.

Calendar 2024

General Keelboat Sailing Instructions and Safety Equipment

Pursuiting at SYC

Race Mark Status

Race Chart

Race Officer Duties

Race Officer Checklist

Ratings and Handicaps


Yacht of the Year, Race Officer Duties, Race Fees etc

We hope that you find the Handbook useful but if you think something is missing please let us know.

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