Racing is open to all club members although is in no way compulsory but it is an ideal way to hone your general sailing skills even if you have no ambition to be the next Ben Ainslie or Shirley Robertson. However if you, young or old, do have these ambitions then dinghy racing is one of the few sports where it is possible for anyone to compete against olympic gold medallists. With a little effort and practice, local, national and international competition is within anyone's grasp. If you are new to racing please do not hesitate to ask advice around the club. We plan to hold regular race and coaching evenings throughout 2012. These will be valuable sessions for both novices and seasonal racers alike as the coaching will be done by extremely experienced sailors who have demonstrated their racing credentials at the highest levels.