The Dixie Sailing Club maintains a yearly schedule of club races, special races such as long distance races, regattas, cruising activities, and special events. Our racing program provides a means for sailors to sharpen their sailing skills, enjoy a competitive environment while sailing and to build camaraderie between the club members. There is an overall Handicap Fleet based on the Portsmouth Yardstick as well as individual fleets currently consisting of Catalina 22, Flying Scot and MC Scow.
Because of our great climate, we have racing activities scheduled from February through November which gives club members numerous opportunities to race, crew and participate on race committee throughout the year. We have Saturday club racing, club and open regattas open to all members, and some of our more active fleets hit the road and travel to other club regattas.
The club tries to have Saturday club racing at least two Saturdays a month, with the first Saturday of the month also including a pot luck cookout after racing. Check the club calendar for dates and times.
Each year the club schedules four regattas, two that are open regattas, for sailors from all over the region, and two that are club regattas open only to club members. The open regattas are normally in the spring, the Punch Bowl, and in the fall, most recently named the Last Splash. Trophies for these regattas are presented to the racers at the conclusion of the event. The club regattas are scheduled for Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, and the trophy for the winner of each of these regattas is presented at the next Commodore’s Banquet.
Don’t be intimated by that busy start line, we are open to all levels of sailors and want to help you become a better sailor or racer. For more information, please contact us!