OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPortishead Cruising Club has a thriving racing community with a varied calendar that offers something for everyone and runs throughout the year. Most races are run in the King Roads at high water, although we also race down tide, have weekends away and participate in other races around the Bristol Channel. On joining the fleet each boat is given a handicap from Byron and a Portsmouth Yardstick process is used to adjust numbers to ensure close racing, with the top positions regularly separated by seconds. Our fleet is as diverse as our crews, with everything from ex grand-prix racers to purist cruisers, all enjoying close racing that’s competitive but doesn’t take itself too seriously!