Yacht Racing Crew and Mix and Match

We race every Wednesday evening April to October and every Sunday April to December. On Sundays we help people with less experience to get comfortable before joining in on Wednesday evenings when there are more boats out and the competition hots up.

At PEYC we have a scheme to help new crew to develop and find yachts to sail on and to help new boats and others to find crew when they are short. We call the service Mix and Match (M&M). For 2022, we are implementing a new service which should improve the experience for skippers and crew alike.

New crew to PEYC racing … If you are new to sailing then see our guidance on how to get more sailing experience. For crew with some experience but new to racing at PEYC we will encourage people to come racing on a Sunday and to join our yacht race training in the morning when it is on. Just complete a Sunday Crew Diary Update form letting us know when you want to come out. This provides you with introductions and a practice race doing key manoeuvres before you join the formal scheduled race in the afternoon. For more experienced racers we operate a Wednesday mix and match service. Just complete a Wednesday Crew Available form and we will match you up with yachts looking for crew. Allocations will be confirmed in email to crew and skippers on Tuesday evening. Provisional and Final allocations will be available on the Mix and Match Dashboard

Skippers with crew spaces … we want to get as many boats out racing as possible as this gives everyone the best experience. Skippers and boats that need more crew or would be happy to take some new crew just need to maintain a Sunday yacht diary system or complete a Wednesday Entry form which asks what crew you need to race and spaces you have for additional crew over and above that. Allocations will be confirmed in email to crew and skippers on Tuesday evening. Provisional and Final allocations will be available on the Mix and Match Dashboard

Core Crew … for experienced crew that would like to sail even when their normal boat is not sailing we want to encourage you to come out on other boats. On Sundays just complete a Crew Diary Update form and when your yacht is not racing you will automatically be entered into mix and match service and allocated to a yacht that has space. Make sure you are designated as an Allocated Floater on the system rather than a Non-Floater ! You can update the status yourself using the form.

Yacht and Core Crew Diary System … for Sunday skippers and crew fed up with emails on who is sailing or not then why not get all the crew on your yacht to join the club diary system and you can then see at a glance who is sailing when and who to chase up !