After a torrid summer of lock-down, social distancing and isolation, The Solway Yacht Club is organising:

RNLI Regatta (one race) on Saturday 5th September

Start: 1250     HW 1420

Pre-race briefing two-metre-socially-distancing at 1130 hrs on the pierhead


SYC Club Championship  (two races) on Sunday 6th September

Start: 1320     HW 1450

Prizegiving two-metre-socially-distancing at 1600 hrs on the pierhead


All three races above count towards the SYC Club Championship


All SYC members are invited to take part, with races to include all classes of sailing vessel and all handicaps.  We hope that you can be with us to compete or to watch. 

All events can take place within Scottish Government Covid-19 regulations.  Every competitor must read and understand the attached RYA Guidelines before entering any of the above races. Due to the regulations, entries will only be accepted from club members.    

Come changed as the Clubhouse changing rooms are closed for changing, but WCs will open under strict protocols (one in – one out; sanitisers; masks, etc.).  (Do not use the Kippford public WCs on the day because of the large number of visitors from anywhere and everywhere).

To keep within restrictions, stay safe, and for us to maintain registers of entrants and to help with forward planning, entries will be by Webcollect only, closing firmly and finally by 12-noon on Thursday 3rd September. If you are having problems with Webcollect, contact Lindsay Tosh ( by phone or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Entry monies for the RNLI Regatta will be through voluntary contributions on Webcollect, remembering that RNLI’s charity shops have been closed and fundraising ventures severely curtailed this year - yet their rescue missions and outgoings have not.

If you wish to hire an SYC dinghy (Pico, Mirror, GP14 or Topper), please apply to John Sproat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible, and certainly before Tuesday 1st Sept, to allow us time to ready them for you and to leave a 3-day gap prior to you using them.  You must sign a declaration prior to hiring any SYC craft, and be sure that you are competent to sail any hired craft.


Race Officer:  Willie Patterson;  Assistant Race Officer:  Lindsay Tosh

Covid-19 Officer:  Robert Dinwiddie

Safety Boat Officer:  Pete Hammond