Racing

PEYC organises racing for yachts & dinghies from April to December and, with ~250 races per annum, has the most extensive race calendar on the Forth.

The Club fully supports the RYA Racing Charter and has an open policy, encouraging a wide variety of boats with handicap racing based on Portsmouth Yardstick.

Yachts in our fleet range from family cruisers to pure racing machines, from 18 to 49 feet in length, while the dinghy fleet spans Toppers to Hurricane catamarans.

PEYC runs 60% of its racing on a Rolling Handicap system that tracks boat performance and generates tight, competitive racing. Race results & performance information are in a database on the PEYC web site.

The Club’s prize allocation system ensures wide recognition we awarded photos of their boats to competitors.

We have our own committee boat providing longer, safer start lines set at 90 deg to the wind. However, we do still have some yachts starts from the end of the East Pier where we have also have a starters box.