The main activity of the club is yacht and dinghy racing, which takes place throughout the year, with a summer series from April to October and a winter series from November to March. The highlight of the year is ‘Oulton Week’, which is held towards the end of August and attracts helmsmen from several neighbouring clubs as well as from farther afield. During the summer racing is held every Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings from May to August.
Both class and handicap racing is provided. The classes adopted by the club cover a wide variety of craft, both dinghies and keelboats. The dinghies are the Optimist, Tera and Topper for juniors; RS 400 and the single-
The safety of all competitors are given a high priority and two fast rescue boats are provided. In addition to club racing, the club also hosts Open Championships. All members are expected to assist with the running of racing and a Line Duty Rosta is issued each season. As well as the clubhouse, there is a large dinghy park and a covered boat shed available for maintenance and for a limited amount of winter storage and an electrically operated crane for lifting out of keelboats. The use of these facilities bears a small extra fee, which is not included in the club subscription.
The affairs of the club are managed by a ten strong General Committee plus the Club Officers, the Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Hon. General Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Membership Secretary, Hon. Sailing Secretary and House Secretary.
On the social side, apart from the obvious attractions of the bar that is open on race days, there is an Annual Dinner and Dance in November. Presentation of the many cups and trophies which are competed for during the summer and winter series are made at these events.
Various classes of membership are available. These are Ordinary Membership, Family Membership which can include husband, wife and all children under 20, Membership 20 –