Open events

Due to Covid-19, all open events for 2020 have been cancelled

The Beastie

The Beastie is our annual signature event that takes place in early Spring. We were fortunate to be able to run it in 2020 just before the national lockdown.

It is a three-hour pursuit race where racers typically follow the complete outline of the lake. The slowest boats are the first to set off based the Portsmouth Yardstick standard handicap system.

If you're wondering how the race became known as 'The Beastie', in part it derives from the legenadary 'beast of Exmoor' - but mostly it is due to the variable weather and 'interesting' sailing conditions often encountered in the Spring.

The 2020 event was sponsored by Exmoor Ales.

The Beastie is one of ten open pursuit events in the Sailing South West Winter Series. Each takes part at a different club in the South West UK region between October and March. The Series is an excellent opportunity for competitive dinghy sailing during the winter season.

Class association open events

We have previously hosted class association open events for K1s and Phantoms. We were scheduled to hold the K1 National Championships in 2020 which were sadly cancelled due to Covid-19. We hope to be able to host similar events next year.