team racing

Calling all prospective Team Racers

Team racing opportunity

Calling all prospective Team Racers and sailors who can offer their team racing skills. We have a few places left on our team racing weekends 11/12 August and 18/19 August for Staunton Harold Sailing Club members. Nottingham University will be bringing over four Fireflys and a coach for both weekends. So don’t miss the opportunity to have two really great weekends out on the water either coaching/ learning/ or supporting. Please email Elaine to find out more about how you can take part.

What is team racing?

Team racing is an exciting and sociable sailing format in which a team of sailors work together to try and establish an overall winning combination for their team over their opposition. Team races are fast and furious and reward good starting, boat speed, boat handling, rules knowledge and team work skills.

One race typically lasts for about ten minutes. Each team usually gets to do between six and 16 races during the weekend, with events often running several hundred races in total. As well as being an exciting form of sailing in its own right, team racing helps to sharpen up many useful fleet racing skills, especially close boat on boat tactics. It’s also a great transitional step between fleet racing and match racing.

How do you win?

The format of racing consists of a number of round robins. Teams are split into groups and race each team in their group. These groups are reshuffled at the end of each round so that the best teams move to the top and teams of similar ability get to race each other. After a number of rounds, the teams progress to knock-out stages. Quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals which are best of 3 or 5 races.

To find out more about team racing please click here.

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