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wdt_ID Series Race Schedule Race Type Notes on Race Format General Helpful notes (see Sailing Instructions for full details)
1 Club Championships 3 races per series/day 9 series scheduled Handicap; pursuit; handicap All series except RNLI comprise 3 races on one Sunday, wth a break between each race. Race 1 - Handicap; race 2 - pursuit; race 3 - handicap. RNLI - 3 races over 3 consecutive Wednesdays, one each day, i.e. handicap in week 1, pursuit in week 2, handicap in week 3. All series, with the exception of the Fleet Challenge, will be scored according to RRS Appendix A, i.e. if N races are sailed, N/2+1 races will count if N is even; and N/2+0.5 races will count if N is odd.
2 Fleet Challenge One day only 4 short races Handicap 2 races back to back; break; 2 races back to back Each race approx 30-40 minutes All races count; overall position of top 5 boats in each fleet will be added together and the fleet with the lowest total will win. Countdown for all races will be 4-2-Go! For Class racing, classes will start in the order: Handicap, Laser, Solo, at 2 minute intervals. For Handicap racing, all boats start together; where gold and silver handicap fleets are racing, thegold fleet will start first, followed 2 minutes later by the silver handicap. For Pursuit racing, boats start when their club number disappears on the Pursuit Board.
3 Sunday Icicle Pursuit One race per day Informal Pursuit Start line between ends of jetties. Pursuit box on jetty will show countdown for starts. Rescue boat on water, but not manned. No formal OOD. Pursuit start times will be on the wall in the clubhouse beside the signing on sheet. (They are based on RYA handicap numbers.) Slowest boats start first. Start when your number 'disappears'.
4 Sunday Spring & Autumn Class One race per day (followed by Pursuit) Class Normal Class racing Personal Pursuit times will be on the wall beside the signing on sheet. They will be determined by the Sailing Secretary and will change from week to week depending on previous results. Each helm will receive an 'adjustment' which they apply to the pursuit number for the class of boat they sail.
5 Sunday Spring & Autumn Pursuit One race per day (preceded by class race) Pursuit Normal Pursuit racing ProAm and Junior races should be 30-40 minutes long. Class and handicap races should be 50-60 minutes long. Pursuit races will be T/2 minutes long where T is the start number of the slowest boat (approx 70 minutes for toppers).
6 Sunday Summer Handicap One race per day (preceded by ProAm) Handicap Normal Handicap racing
7 Sunday Personal Handicap Pursuit One race per day Pursuit Pursuit race where each helm is given an individual start time based on their expertise and the boat they are sailing.
8 Sunday Summer ProAm 2 short races per day (followed by Personal Handicap Pursuit) One-class All boats will be club gulls. One 'Pro' and one 'Am' in each boat. Pairings are decided on the day, and can change from week to week. 2 races back to back, each ~30 minutes long. All start together; position of all boats when first boat crosses the finish line will determine everyone's race position. Pro helms first race each day; Am helms second race. All results are awarded to the Am.
9 Sunday Summer Junior Cup & Junior Trophy One short race each day Handicap Normal Handicap racing. All sailors will be 17 years old or under on 1 November of that year. Each race will be 30-40 minutes (simple triangle course if possible)
10 Sunday Winter Pursuit & Handicap Two races per day Pursuit then Handicap Pursuit race run first; followed by handicap race after a short (e.g. 25 mins) break (quick loo stop, hot drink, but don't get cold). Second race start time 'TBC' by OOD on the day.

 

General Helpful notes (see Sailing Instructions for full details)
All series, with the exception of the Fleet Challenge, will be scored according to RRS Appendix A, i.e. if N races are sailed, N/2+1 races will count if N is even; and N/2+0.5 races will count if N is odd.
Countdown for all races will be 4-2-Go!
For Class racing, classes will start in the order: Handicap, Laser, Solo, at 2 minute intervals.
For Handicap racing, all boats start together; where gold and silver handicap fleets are racing, thegold fleet will start first, followed 2 minutes later by the silver handicap.
For Pursuit racing, boats start when their club number disappears on the Pursuit Board.
Pursuit start times will be on the wall in the clubhouse beside the signing on sheet.  (They are based on RYA handicap numbers.)
Slowest boats start first.  Start when your number ‘disappears’.
Personal Pursuit times will be on the wall beside the signing on sheet.  They will be determined by the Sailing Secretary and will change from week to week depending on previous results. Each helm will receive an ‘adjustment’ which they apply to the pursuit number for the class of boat they sail.
ProAm and Junior races should be 30-40 minutes long.
Class and handicap races should  be 50-60 minutes long.
Pursuit races will be T/2 minutes long where T is the start number of the slowest boat (approx 70 minutes for toppers).