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Competing in a Race
Competing in a Race

Most of our racing is on the River Mersey, adjacent to Liverpool Marina. Races normally last for up to four hours including locking out onto the river and in again. Other opportunities include longer offshore races, such as the Isle of Man Midnight Race and the Lyver Trophy finishing in Howth, Dublin.

The Club is unique in that it hosts racing throughout the year in 4 classes. IRC Classes 1 and 2 are held on Sundays, these are the faster boats. Classes 3 and 4 (non-IRC, “Venture Racing” using the PY handicap system) are held on Saturdays and are for boats attracted to a more relaxed level of competition.

All boats always need extra crew so if you are keen to crew on one of these boats, contact either:

Matt Heald, Racing captain (classes 1 and 2)

Jan Anderton, Cruising Captain (classes 3 and 4)

Racing Area

The map below shows the usual area of the river Mersey used for races


Liverpool Yacht Club - race area

A summary of the pages in this section is given below

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

At this club, we use the calendar as our main area for informing our members as to the dates of the races. . For each race we can upload upto four documents which form the specific information about (More info)

Race Officer

Please find below the details about the next race officer and the documents that you will need to carry out your duties (More info)

RYA Racing Charter

The club adheres to the RYA racing charter which is as follows:- Objectives To provide the framework for everyone to enjoy the sport of sail boat racing in whatever capacity and to whatever level (More info)

LYC/TSC Racing Marks in the river Mersey

To download the following information as a pdf, please click on our PDF icon to the right Type and position of (More info)

Venture Racing

Venture Racing Venture racing with LYC TSC is an alternative form of racing to that for which the club has become well known. The popular IRC racing programme could be said to cater for (More info)

Weather Reports

Here are just a few websites that can be used to gain weather reports. When you are planning a passage or are on race control, we recommend that you use a variety of sources, rather than just the one (More info)
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