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Sailing in a Race
Sailing 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)


Steve Caunter, Cruising Captain (classes 3 and 4)


Racing Area

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

The race officer will set a course between the marks shown depending on the wind strength, direction and the size of the tide.

For a larger priner friendly version of this map follow this link (opens in a new window)

Note: The map is drawn to scale and the relative positions of the marks are accurate.


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)

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)

Racing Marks

To download the following information as a pdf, please click on our PDF icon to the right Mark Descriptions Abbrev Mark Description PL Pluckington Bank West (More info)

2016 LYC Regatta

Annual Regatta - Sunday 26th June Forms for participating in the LYC 2016 Regatta are below. All times in BST Entries for the Liverpool Yacht Club / Tranmere Sailing Club Regatta may be made (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)

Long races 2016

Below are the forms for the various Long races for 2016. The forms are all PDF files. Entry form longseriesentryform2016.pdf Race Notices 2016LongNor.pdf Crew (More info)
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