Racing Racing under ISAF Rules is organised all year round for yachts of all sizes under the North East Rating Rule (NERR) handicap system. Download the NERR handicaps here The RNYC programme typically includes: Passage races – up to 155 nautical miles to places such as Holy Island (Lindisfarne) and around the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth. Tactical races – designed to test skill and judgement, with a choice of when to start and which direction to sail the course. Olympic races – set in Blyth Bay to suit the prevailing wind. Local races – courses around RNYC’s racing marks. Pursuit races – handicap starting, catch the boat ahead! Upcoming Races July 24, 2019Wednesday Series Race 4 Starts: 7:00 pm July 27, 2019Sunderland Air Show Starts: 10:00 am July 31, 2019Wednesday Series Race 5 Starts: 7:00 pm Current Programme For the forthcoming racing programme please refer to the RNYC 2019 Calendar Sailing Instructions Crewing Opportunities Skippers often need crew, experienced or keen learners, to help them take part in the many events organised during the sailing season. It doesn’t stop there as yachts are laid up for the winter and fitted out again each spring. There is always something to do. Our members are drawn from all ages and all walks of life, bound together by the same passion for yachts, sailing and the sea. To find out more about the Club, get in touch or come down and meet us.