Dinghy Racing 2017

This page lists, and links to, dinghy racing events in 2017. We also have dinghy cruising and training events, as well as regular paddling and social events which have their own pages - you can find out about all of these at our open day.

Open Day

  • Push The Boat Out Open Day – Sunday 14 May 2017

Open Events

We hold annual open events for Merlin Rockets, Enterprises and Solos, and two long distance handicap races between Kingston and Hampton Court bridges.

This year Minima will also be hosting the Firkin Trophy, an annual competition between Minima, Thames and Tamesis.

  • Firkin Trophy – Saturday 6 May 2017

Club sailing series and events

The club races most Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from the end of March to the end of August, and continues on Sundays into December.

  • Sunday Spring Class Series starts 26 March, last race 2 July 2017
  • Saturday Evening Pursuit Series starts 1 April, last race 19 August 2017
  • Wednesday Evening Handicap Series starts 5 April, last race 30 August 2017
  • Sunday Summer Class Series starts 16 July, last race 24 September 2017
  • Sunday Autumn Class Series starts 8 October, last race 10 December 2017
There are also annual events open to members of the club held throughout the year mainly on Bank Holiday weekends.
  • Centenery Cup – Sunday 19 March 2017
  • David Langley Commemoration Trophy – Sunday 16 April 2017
  • Gordon’s Goblet – Monday 17 April 2017
  • Spires Trophy – Sunday 28 May 2017
  • Flemmich Bowl – Monday 29 May 2017
  • 4th July Mug (Evening Handicap Series) – Wednesday 5 July 2017
  • Barclays Bank Trophy – Sunday 30 July 2017
  • Fair Commemoration Trophy – Sunday 27 August 2017
  • Avon Cup – Monday 28 August 2017

The year ends with a fun race which is usually followed by a meal at a local restaurant.

  • Fun race – Wednesday 27 December 2017