The Championship Series consists of two-day weekends of racing at a combination of Kerr Lake and Jordan Lake. The race weekends are between April and October. Check the calendar for specific dates. Anyone is welcome to bring their boat and race it for a weekend as a first time guest - no invitation is necessary.
This is Club racing at its best! This is the original CSC racing series, and has been going on as long as the club has been in existence (in 2021, the club celebrated its 65th year!). This series is for those who are interested in competing at the Club level, improving their skills and bringing home a championship trophy for their fleet. This series enables you to develop strategies, tactics and skills that will help prepare you for Invitational Regattas. Trophies are awarded at our Annual Banquet at the end of the year.
The PRO will review weather forecasts in advance of the event and monitor the weather throughout the day including awareness of visual/audible storm signs and smartphone weather applications. The final decision on whether to sail should be made by the PRO but it is strongly suggested to get competitor input during the competitors meeting which is required by the NOR before each day of racing. Wind speed (or gusts), water temperature, air temperature, and signs of storms are critical factors in determining if sailing can take place. The PRO will continue to exercise the same judgement on the water while racing to help ensure the safety of RC staff and competitors.
More about the Championship Series
The Carolina Sailing Club includes One Design classes including Thistles, Flying Scots, Lasers, Wayfairers and an Open fleet which includes all other dinghies. Boats compete against others in their fleet as well as overall using Portsmouth Number Handicapping.