Race  Trophy Name   Ideal Start Time  Split  Details  Trophy Donor 
Galleon Galleon 1 Hour before LW Cats & Dinghies This is a traditional race around the South Margate Sands, normal sailing rules apply with the exception that competitors can drag their boats over the sand as long as they round the marks of the course. It is normal to lay a buoy on the far side of the sands to ensure that competitors do go round the sands and not sail round the South Margate buoy and down the inshore side of the sands. Marks used are the South Margate, a buoy laid on the seaward side of the sands and the West Marker Pole on the western end of the sands. The general idea is to sail the race at low water so the sands are exposed.
Such things as taking a launching trolley on your boat to carry it across sand have all been done in the past; it is supposed to have an element of fun in it so anything goes.
 
Acorn Shield   1.5 Hours
Before HW
@ Herne
Bay
Faster than 1078 To Herne Bay Pier and back, start time to be set to allow the slower handicap boats to reach the pier at HW slack at Herne Bay! This race is run at the same time as the Twin Towers.  
Twin Towers   Before HW
@ Herne
Bay
1078 and slower To Reculver Towers and back, Buoy to be laid close inshore, this race is run at the same time as the Acorn Shield and second start.  
Trevor Cowell Pursuit Trevor Cowell
Memorial
2 hours
either side of
HW
None  Pursuit race with the starts set depending on boats handicap. The race is set to last for 90 Minutes for the slowest boat participating. The course is set as a square.
The leading boat at time is the winner. The safety boat should drop a buoy in front of the leading boat and take numbers as boats cross the line. This race should be held as near to the 20th (27th) June as possible to coincide with the anniversary of the loss of Trevor Cowell.
Trevor
Cowell's
Family
Longnose Longnose
Cats &
Longnose
Dinghiess
1.5 Hours
Before LW
@ the
Longnose

Dinghies faster than 1078 and Cats

Traditional Race to the Longnose buoy off North Foreland. The race should be started to allow mid handicap boats to get to the Longnose at LW off the
foreland. This race is run at the same time as the Shortnose.
 
Shortnose Shortnose
Dinghies
1.5 hours
Before LW
@ the
Longnose
Dinghies slower than 1078 Traditional Race to the PLA Tide Gauge off Margate. The race should be started to allow mid handicap boats to get to the Longnose at LW off the foreland. This race is run at the same time as the Longnose and second start.  
Junior Race Dolphin Trophy 2 hours
either side of
HW
None Helm & Crew under 21 on 31st March on the current year. Normally held during the summer series.  
Ladies Junior Race The Ladies
Dolphin
2 hours
either side of
HW
None Female Helm & Crew under 21 on 31st March on the current year. If there is no Female Team then the trophy goes to the highest placed female. Normally held during the summer series and with the Dolphin Trophy.  
Gala Gala Series None Series of races starting on a Wednesday evening through to Friday with one race per evening and culminating in a Long Distance Race (Sanderson Cup)
on Saturday and two races on Sunday.
 
Gala Long Distance Race Sandison Cup 1.5 hours
Before HW
@ Herne
Bay
None Traditional Race set to start to allow mid fleet boats to reach Herne Bay Pier @ HW to Herne Bay and back Murray
Sandison
Crews' Race Foam Cup 2 hours
either side of
HW
None Traditional Race held during the Autumn Series where the normal crew helms the boat and the normal helm must crew. They must have completed a minimum of 5 races during the season. Held during Autumn Series and
run on the same day as the Foam Goblet e.g. One Start.
Murray
Sandison
Ladies Race Foam Goblet 2 hours
either side of
HW
None Traditional Race held at the same time as the Foam Cup, Ladies helming in the crews race also qualify and results are extracted from that race. One Start. Murray
Sandison
6 Race Day   3 hours
before HW
None A series of six short races held on one day no other races are scheduled on the same day. Aim for a day, which will allow a 1030 start. The format will be three races back to back with a break between each set of three.  
Boxing Day Icicle Tankard 2 hours
either side of
HW
None Traditional Race run on Boxing Day, weather and crews permitting, usually quite a short race of 1⁄2 hour duration.  
Overall Cats   N/A Cats The results are derived from the Non-discarded results of all three series. At least 1 race must be entered per series to qualify.  
Overall Dinghies   N/A Dinghies The results are derived from the Non-discarded results of all three series. At least 1 race must be entered per series to qualify.