A change to the Notice of Race for the Winter Series which begins on 5th November 2017 has been posted.
The format used last winter of three races sailed back to back will be used again this coming winter as daylight is very short from the middle of November to the middle of January. The Winter Series will run from the beginning of November 2017 to the end of January 2018
Waiting around between races is the time that many sailors get cold. So this year the time between the warning signal and the first start is reduced.
Since publishing the Winter Sunday news, the D Zero asked for their own start separate from other boats. In order to keep the starts compact, the D Zero will start first at 10h58.
The start count will begin on numeral 0 at 10h55. The starts will be:
D Zero will start on numeral 3
All other starts will follow at two minute intervals:
Flying Fifteens will start on numeral 5
Laser: numeral 7
Multi-hull boats and All-comers handicap fast (1000 or lower): numeral 9
Asymmetric mono hull boats: numeral 11
All-comers slow handicap (1001 or above): numeral 13
Other dates to note:
- The Christmas Lunch Pursuit Race is on 17th
- The Grafham Grand Prix is on Saturday 30th December 2017. Pre-entry is a requirement, even for Club members. There will be no entries accepted on the day. This is in order that the composition of each fleet (which varies according to the boats that enter and their individual handicaps) can be determined before the day of the event.
Ian Rawet, Chair – Racing Committee