Racing

PEYC organises racing for yachts & dinghies from April to December and, with over 200 club races planned for the season, 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 racing range from 20 to 49 feet in length, with a growing fleet of Hunter 707 one-design keelboats, including two owned by the Club. The dinghy fleet has mainly single-handers such as Lasers, Laser Radials & Supernovas.

PEYC runs 80% of its racing on a Rolling Handicap system that partially tracks boat performance and generates tight, competitive series racing. Race results & performance information are in a database on the PEYC web site.


The Club’s prize allocation system ensures wide recognition at the end of each season when plaques unique to PEYC are presented.

Our committee boat, Faithful, enables us to lay accurate start lines set at 90 deg to the wind. There is also a race officer’s cabin at the end of the main pier in Port Edgar, with a fixed start/finish line to allow races to be run from the shore.