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LTSC Cruiser Racing Series

LTSC has a small but enthusiastic Cruiser Racing group and hosts a series of events throughout the summer months. Racing is held in the Solent and Christchurch Bay, with a mixture of round the cans and passage races. The Cruiser Racing Series starts in May with the Hamble Scramble, a long standing LTSC event which these days sees the clubs Cruiser Racing and Cruising fleets meet up in Hamble for dinner at one of the Yacht Clubs or local pubs.

Taking Part

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Racing is run on an informal basis, with simple sailing instructions and is an excellent way to start racing in a low stress environment. Crews come in all shapes and sizes, with double handed and family crews amongst the entrants. Entry is open to all types of keel boats and subject to some very simple safety rules. Yachts are handicapped using the Lymington Adjusted Handicap system developed by LTSC and RLymYC from the RYA’s National Handicap for Cruisers. To obtain an LAH an application form needs to be completed and returned to office@ltsc.co.uk.

There are no entry fees for LTSC or RLymYC members and only a notional entry for other competitors.  There are six individual races throughout the series, with prizes awarded for the overall series at the clubs annual prize giving.


All the results are recorded and published in Sailwave.  They are updated

to the web site as soon as practical after the racing. 


The Yacht Racing Results are on the Notices and Results page.

Any queries should be sent to the Sailing Secretary at sailing@ltsc.co.uk

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Sailing Instructions etc.

The Notice of Race is available here.  NoR Amendment 1 changes the dates of Race 1 & Race 5.

The Sailing Instructions will be here .

Online Entry

There is a second Notice to Competitors regarding the start line for Race 1.

Sailing Instructions

For charts of the race marks are available.