Prestwick Sailing Club
Prestwick Sailing Club

Racing

Club Racing - Information

The racing season is made up of a number of Race Series and individual trophy days. From April through to the end of October there is racing every Sunday, and May to August on Thursday nights.

There is one race on Thursday nights.

There are two races on Sundays when there are Series races.

There are three races on Sunday Trophy Days.

Race Entries

All club members are free to enter all club races.

All Race entrants must sign-in on the race sheet that the Race Officer will put in the club foyer.

If entering a race after the Race Officer has gone afloat the entrant must inform the Race Officer that the boat will be racing.

Failure to sign on or inform the Race Officer that you are entering the race may result in any result not being valid.

Competitors retiring from races while the Race Officer is on the water should inform the Race Officer for safety reasons.

Racing Fleets

All club racing will be handicap, average lap racing.

For the Founders Series, the Handicap Series and all Trophy Days there will be a single fleet.

For all other Series there will be two fleets. Each fleet may have its own start.

Fast Fleet      Fast Handicap – handicaps less than 1060 – Class Flag Numeral 1

Slow Fleet     Slow Handicap / First Full Season racers  - Handicaps of 1061 or greater and first season racers – Class Flag Numeral 2.

Slow Fleet will normally start 5 minutes after Fleet 1.

When there is a single fleet race, or the two fleets are combined in a single start, the start will be under Class Flag Numeral 1.

Club Series Scoring

For all Club Series, we will have a high scoring arrangement as follows:

1st – 25 points

2nd – 24 points

3rd – 23 …………points …….and so on.

If there are more than 25 entrants, there will be an additional point for each for each entrant over 25.

Trophy days will use low scoring.

All Race Officers will be awarded 23 points for each of the races at which they officiate.

Start Times

Sunday races – 1400hrs (unless otherwise advertised)

Thursday races – 1930hrs


Club Race Series

Event

Starts / Fleets

Scoring System

Number of Races

Number Counting

Info

Easter Egg Race

Single Fleet

Single Race

1

1

Prizes on the day for Gold, Silver and Bronze Fleets.

Founders Series

Single Fleet

High Scoring

12

6

Generally the first and last races of each month.

Early Series

Fast and Slow handicap

High Scoring

8

4

 

Trophy Race Days.

Single Fleet

Low Scoring

3

2

Sundays - where it is a “Prize” race day, prizes will be awarded on the day for Gold, Silver and Bronze Fleets.

Summer Series

Fast and Slow handicap

High Scoring

7

4

 

Handicap Series

Single Fleet

High Scoring

10

5

Thursday night race.

Late Series

Fast and Slow handicap

High Scoring

9

5

 

Veterans Trophy

Single Fleet

Single Race

1

1

Over 50s only. Handicap increased by 5 points for every year over 60 in the boat.

Ladies Race

Single Fleet

Single Race

1

1

Men may crew for Lady helms.

Laser Trophy

Lasers and Radials

Low scoring

Scoring based on final positions in Early, Summer, Late, Handicap and Founders Series, best 4 out of 5 to count. First Laser gets 1 point, second Laser 2 points, and so on.

RS 300 Trophy

RS 300s

Low Scoring

Scoring based on final position in Early, Summer, Late, Handicap and Founders Series, best 4 out of 5 to count. First RS 300 gets 1 point, second RS 300 2 points, and so on.

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