Match Racing at the Aberdeen Boat Club

What is dinghy match racing...

  • 1v1 racing over a two lap windward / leeward course.

  • Each team will consist of a helm and crew.

  • We will have two races going on course starting 5 minutes apart.

  • Races are 10 minutes long and teams change opponents each time.

  • Teams that are not racing will wait on the committee boat.

  • There are specific procedures for the start, protesting and on the water umpiring.

  • The format is often a round robin followed by a knockout finals round if time permits.

Interested in learning more...

Following on the success of the Match Racing Day on 23 May, I have discussed with Mr David Fan (World Sailing International Umpire) who has kindly agreed to run some Match Racing Training at ABC.   Attending these courses will definitely give you new insights on using Racing Rules to your advantage in Match Racing.  Honing your sailing skills and match racing maneuvers will also definitely pay off in the next Match Racing day scheduled for our club sailors on 6 September.   Details of the courses are as follows:


Course 1

Theory Evening: 13 August (Thur) 7-9pm at ABC mainclub

Practical sessions: 15-16 August (Sat & Sun) 9am-5pm at Middle Island


Course 2

Theory Evening: 28 August (Fri) 7-9pm at ABC mainclub

Practical sessions: 30 August (Sun) & 5 September (Sat) 9am-5pm at Middle Island

If you are interested in match racing umpiring can register with Howie by email

Next Event 6th Sept

Dinghy Match Racing Sunday 6 September POSTPONED (due to Sport and Recreation Closure) to a later date TBC.

  • Notice of Race

  • Request for invitation (please fill in the form below)

Contact Richard Knight by email for further information

Past Events

Dinghy Cruiser Challenge 23 May 2020 Results  

Congratulations to the dinghy team - 2020 winners.

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