The Menagerie Fleet at Draycote draws together all those boats which are not part of the main four classes. So, if you sail any other boat besides a Fireball, Flying Fifteen, Laser or Solo, then please consider yourself welcomed to the Menagerie Fleet!
As you can imagine, we are the largest fleet at the club and include a wide range of sailing boats, both double and single handers, modern and more traditional. We include many classes with only one or two boats, as well as, for example, the Sprint 15, of which there are more than 10, and an increasing number of RS Aeros (15 at the last count).
The Menagerie Fleet takes part in the Club Racing on Sundays throughout the year and Wednesday evenings in the summer, with its own starts. For details of timings are HERE.
We run our own series of races which are run according to the Great Lakes Handicaps set for each class of boat, so the results are worked out afterwards and based on each boat’s individual average lap speed.
This means we can still have interesting and competitive racing even when racing against other types of boat, with the added excitement of having to wait sometimes a few days or more to find out how we have done!
We run four quarterly series on Sundays and one single series for the Wednesday evenings. Race results can be found HERE
Full details of the “Racing Rules” under which the Menagerie fleet operates can be found HERE.
If you are happy to receive very occasional emails from the Menagerie Fleet, please send an email to the Fleet Captain at Draycotemenagerie@outlook.com
However, the best place to keep in touch with what is going on is via the Menagerie Facebook page
If you have any questions, please get in touch via email or talk to Dave in the shop.