Dinghy sailing is a fun and low-cost way to get into yachting. Dinghies are small, lightweight sailing boats, typically around 4m in length.
The dinghy section of the club organises several race series for club members throughout the year , and also a number of open events where sailors from other clubs are welcome. Most races are held on Sundays.
On several saturdays throughout the year there are also a number of informal sailing events with the aim of developing the skills of novice & junior sailors.
For members that don't yet have their own boat, the club has a number of dinghies that are available for sailing at Skippool.
Races at B&FYC are run using the PY handicap system, so most classes of dinghy can be sailed. We do however have a number of supported classes that we encourage to form fleets.
These are as follows :
Laser 1. A simple and very popular single handed dinghy.
GP14. A 2-handed dinghy suitable for all abilities from beginner upwards.
Merlin Rocket. A 2-handed high-performance dinghy, suitable for more experienced sailors.
Flying Fifteen. This is a 2-handed small keelboat, with a growing fleet at Blackpool & Fleetwood.
Want to race but have no-one to sail with ? Have a look at our sailing group on Facebook to find a crew or helm -
Drone footage of Regatta, August 2018