2017 Special Races AND AWARDS

 

Most special races are held on the Monday of Bank Holiday weekends with prizes/trophies to be won on most occasions - see Calendar & Notice Board for details.

 

Easter Trophy

Three Allcomer sprint races all to count. With first start at 13.00 2nd at 14.30 an 3rd at 16.00 each race to last approx 45 min for mid fleet boats. The winner to hold the Trophy for one year, and to have his or her name engraved on it.

Charity Regatta

As Easter Trophy. The winner to hold the "R.N.L.I. Regatta Shield" for one year and to have his or her name engraved on it.

Asymmetric Special

Asymmetric special racing will comprise a single series: 4 races (2 sets 2 back to back): allcomers start: windward leeward course. The number of results to count shall be one more than half the number of races in that series rounded down (i.e. 3 results to count in a 4 race series).

Scott Wheel Pursuit

Boat/helm combinations are given a personal handicap (instead of PY handicap) based on past performance. Starting time for the scratch Optimist is 13.30, with the race finishing as near as possible to 16.15 (again, 165 minutes after the scratch Optimist's start.) The aim is to make all boats sail a time equal to 10% of their personal handicap in minutes. Fleet captains are responsible for advising suitable handicaps for their fleet members to the race staff of the day, the latter's decision being final. The Trophy for this event is "The Scott Wheel Trophy" mounted on the bar ceiling. This trophy remains at the club with the winners name engraved on a rim shield.

Four Hour Race

A 4 hour Allcomers race, starting at 1.30, using PY handicap numbers to determine the boat with the fastest, corrected average lap time over the race duration. Helmsmen and crews must be changed during the race.

Rivals Cup

A team pursuit race between fleets, starting at 11:00 with staggered starts. The aim is for all boats to sail a time equal to 5% of their PY handicap in minutes. Fleet captains are responsible for organising teams of three boats per class. The winning team to hold the trophy for one year and have their fleet engraved on it.

George Finch Pursuit

Race starts at 13.30 with Optimists, other boats go before or after with staggered starts. The aim is to make all boats sail a time equal to 10% of their PY handicap in minutes. The race will finish as near as possible to 16.15 (165 minutes after Optimist start.) First across the finish line wins. The winner to hold the "The George Finch Trophy" - a large crystal glass bowl - for one year and to have his or her name engraved on it.

Anniversary Cup Pursuit  (this year as part of the 70th anniversary event - 16.7.2017)

Race starts at 13.30 with Optimists, other boats go before or after with staggered starts. The aim is to make all boats sail a time equal to 10% of their PY handicap in minutes. The race will finish as near as possible to 16.15 (165 minutes after Optimist start.) First across the finish line wins. The winner to hold the "Anniversary Cup” for one year and to have his or her name engraved on it.

Kay Ward Trophy/ Youth Regatta

3 Allcomers races for Club Members for Helmsmen and Crews of 18 and under on the day of the race. The winner to hold the trophy for one year and to have his or her name engraved on it. Races will follow the same format as for the Easter Trophy.

Edgar Cooper Tankards

A long duration Allcomers race that starts at 14.00 and aims to end with the bulk of fleet (with PY around 1150) finishing around 16.00. Prize for this event is a glass or Pewter Tankard to keep. The Tony Wright Trophy is awarded to the first Solo in this event.

Crews Cup

Awarded to the crew scoring the most points throughout the season.

Endeavour Trophy

Awarded to the most improved sailor of the season.

Mary Perkins Trophy

Awarded to the most improved junior sailor of the season.

Starting Gun Trophy

Awarded to the sailor who has started in the greatest number of starts, but who did not win a series.

Blatherwycke Trophy

Awarded to the member who has made the greatest contribution to the club over the previous year.

Ed the Duck Trophy

Awarded to the member who has made the greatest howler at the club over the previous year.

Sailor of the Year

Nominated by the previous year’s holder to the sailor who has shown the greatest consistency and seamanship over the year.