What We Sail

At Southport we sail a variety of classes in open handicap racing. We find this is good as it means we aren’t forced into certain fleets and members can buy and race the boats they want to sail rather than what they are forced to sail. It also means that we have most of the major classes in our club and any that we don’t we will probably have something similar. This means new members can talk to someone else with a similar boat to them and get tips or help from them. Below is a description of the main boats we have that race at Southport, note that this is not a complete list but more to give you an indication of the types most commonly sailed, starting with the slowest:

Mirror

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1385 (Double Handed) / 1364 (Single Handed)
Hull Length: 3.3 m
Hull Width: 1.4 m
Hull Weight: 61.4 kg
Sail Area: 6.53 m2 (Main and Jib) 5.2 m2(Kite)
Class Association Website: www.ukmirrorsailing.com

Topper

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1295
Hull Length: 3.4 m
Hull Width: 1.2 m
Hull Weight: 43 kg
Sail Area: 5.2 m2 (Main)
Class Association Website: www.gbrtopper.co.uk

Graduate

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1165
Hull Length: 3.82 m
Hull Width: 1.42 m
Hull Weight: 84 kg
Sail Area: 11 m2 (Main and Jib)
Class Association Website: www.graduatedinghy.com

Streaker

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1162
Hull Length: 3.89 m
Hull Width: 1.37 m
Hull Weight: 48 kg
Sail Area: 6.5 m2 (Main)
Class Association Website: www.streaker-class.org.uk

GP14

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1127
Hull Length: 4.27 m
Hull Width: 1.54 m
Hull Weight: 133 kg Sail Area: 11.33 m2 (Main and Genoa) 8.36 m2 (Kite)
Class Association Website: www.gp14.co.uk

Enterprise

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1116
Hull Length: 4.04 m
Hull Width: 1.62 m
Hull Weight: 94 kg
Sail Area: 10.7 m2 (Main and Jib)
Class Association Website: www.sailenterprise.org.uk/

Laser Radial

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1104
Hull Length: 4.23 m
Hull Width: 1.37 m
Hull Weight: 59 kg
Sail Area: 5.76 m2 (Main)
Class Association Website: www.laser.org.uk

Laser

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1080
Hull Length: 4.23 m
Hull Width: 1.37 m
Hull Weight: 59 kg
Sail Area: 7.06 m2 (Main)
Class Association Website: www.laser.org.uk

RS Vareo

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1038 Hull
Length: 4.25 m
Hull Width: 1.57 m
Hull Weight: 68 kg
Sail Area: 8.8 m2 (Main) 10 m2 (Kite)
Class Association Website: www.rs-association.com/

Phantom

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1035
Hull Length: 4.42 m
Hull Width: 1.64 m
Hull Weight: 57 kg
Sail Area: 9.75 m2 (Main)
Class Association Website: www.phantomclass.org.uk

Laser EPS

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1020
Hull Length: 4.3 m
Hull Width: 2.4 m (max)
Hull Weight: 63.5 kg
Sail Area: 9.3 m2 (Main)
Class Association Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Lasereps/  

RS300

Portsmouth Yardstick: 1000
Hull Length: 4.24 m
Hull Width: 2.00 m
Hull Weight: 58 kg
Sail Area: 10 m2 (Main)
Class Association Website: www.rs-association.com  

RS400

Portsmouth Yardstick: 950
Hull Length: 4.52 m
Hull Width: 2.00 m
Hull Weight: 85 kg
Sail Area: 14.76 m2 (Main and Jib) 13.94 m2 (Kite)
Class Association Website: www.rs-association.com