Autumn Series 2023

Finish the Season in Style at Medway Yacht Club

Sundays 29 October, 5, 12, 19, 26 November

The Medway Yacht Club looks forward to hosting the 2023 Autumn Series, a five-race series running from Sunday 29th October finishing on Sunday 26th November with a traditional prize-giving lunch after the last race.

Handicaps, Classes and Prizes

All boats will be ranked using their YTC handicaps, divided into classes based on the entries received and prizes awarded accordingly. YTC certificates can be obtained free of charge from Prizes will also be awarded based on IRC handicaps where an IRC certificate has been submitted and the boats are in classes that have sailed the same course.

Entry Form

Before the Series you will be required to submit an entry form including your YTC certificate and, if you wish, your IRC certificate.  Before each race you will be required to submit the number of people on board by WhatsApp.

Once an entry has been received and paid for you will be added to the Autumn Series WhatsApp group. Competitors can nominate additional phone numbers to be included in the Autumn Series WhatsApp group on the entry form.

2023 Autumn Series Entry Form – Click the link to download the form


The cost of entry is £40 for the series or £10 per race. This includes moorings for visiting boats for the period of the Series on a first come first served basis, use of the trot boat service, use of the Medway Yacht Club and parking. You will be able to request a mooring on the entry form.


Services such as use of the scrubbing trolley is allowed during the Series but requires the guidance of the bosun (yard team) and will incur additional charges. These services can be booked via the office.

Good value meals and drinks are available at the Medway Yacht Club and are paid for at the time.

All racing information throughout the year can be found on our cruiser racing page click here to visit Cruiser Racing – Medway Yacht Club. 

Information and Timetable

Breakfast will be available from 07:30 each day in the club house (full English or a take way bacon/sausage bap and coffee will be available). It is intended that racing will start at 10:00 with a Committee Boat starts down river. The Committee Boat location will be notified by VHF channel 72 and may also be on the WhatsApp Autumn Series group. The time limit for racing will be 15:00.  The Race Officer will make every effort to set courses that can be finished well within this time and will shorten the course if timing is looking problematic and it is feasible.

2023 Autumn Series NOR – click the link to download the NOR

2023 Autumn Series Sailing Instructions – click the link to download the SI’s

2023 Autumn Series Minimum Equipment List – click the link to download the MEL


Entries are roling in.  For an advanced view of probable YTC competitors and their handicaps have a look at the RYA YTC list for London and South East:  You can even see the detail behind their handicaps and think how that affects your tactics.



















1 YTC/IRC MERCURY MYC 764 1.160 1 962
2 YTC DRUMGOLD MYC 876   1 5464
3 YTC AQUILA MYC 890   1 9410
4 YTC TOUCAN MYC 900   1 1598
5 YTC/IRC XRAY MYC 900 0.944 1 7317
6 YTC/IRC REEFER X MYC 906 0.956 1 4228
7 YTC ZEPHYROS MYC 919   1 9746
8 YTC/IRC THE WORKS MYC 923 0.947 1 7639
9 YTC/IRC BIG ZIPPER MYC 932 0.910 1 3724
10 YTC/IRC CHIPS MYC 974 0.920 1 3484
11 YTC BRIGAND MYC 1054   2 44
12 YTC PETITE FLEUR MYC 1069   2 6500
13 YTC WS SULIS MYC 914   3 7680
14 YTC WS IRENE MYC 921   3 2240
15 YTC WS GAZUMP MYC 926   3 2541
16 YTC WS THE WIZARD MYC 949   3 6068
17 YTC WS FREYA MYC 952   3 4379
18 YTC WS MUSKRAT R MYC 1023   3 9962
19 YTC WS VALENCIA ERITH 1040   3 3529




The provisional results for each race will be calculated as soon as possible after the last boat finishes and are planned to be available in the MYC club house where it is rumoured that a bottle of wine or two may be presented to the day’s winners. The provisional results will also be uploaded to the Club Results page.  A WhatsApp message to the Autumn Series WhatsApp Group will advise as soon as they have been uploaded.

Should competitors have any questions or queries after submitting their entry form and having read the NOR please contact the office –