South East Area Racing
For many years the London & South East ITCA Region has hosted the "Traveller Series" to encourage regional sailors to enjoy the experience of sailing at other clubs. This is a series of regattas which are run with the tremendous support of local clubs right across the region. We are always grateful to all our clubs for hosting these events and helping us to encourage Topper sailing. Every year we ask all of our clubs in the region whether they wish to host an event - sometimes they say yes because they have a strong Topper fleet that the club woudl like to become more active and at other times an event might already be a regular feature on their calendar. Please do let us know if your club would like to be considered to host one of these events in the future.
For some sailors this series can be very competitive for the awards, but it also gives our younger sailors a real chance to compete in single class fleet racing and, most importantly, it can begin to prepare you for the big fleet racing at events such as the National Series later in their career. We welcome both 5.3 and 4.2 sailors and hope to see you at as many of the event as you can make. One thing is certain is that everyone enjoys meeting up, trying out their new racing skills and measuring their progress.
We have twelve events arranged for 2019 including a weekend event at Poole Yacht Club. A brief outline of what to expect at the various venues and sailing opportunities.
Docklands & Papercourt are both inland sites, so suitable for novice racers.
Tamesis, is based on the river Thames, giving opportunity to learn the effects of tides in a safe environment.
Crawley Mariners, great place to start sailing and understand the effects of wind shifts due to its sheltered nature.
Downs, first costal event of the year. this is where you get to grips with waves, chop and tides.
Poole YC, weekend event, based within the harbour enabling sailors to begin to master sailing at sea.
Hastings, Newhaven & Felpham, all costal events, so more practice with waves and chop.
Bough Beech & Chipstead, back to inland sailing and perfecting wind shifts
Island Barn reserviour is the final event of the season. Another joint event with Southern area so there will be more sailors and a busier start line.
The Traveller dates for 2019 have been booked. Please check the website nearer the time for further information.