A perfect days sailing today at Montrose, with a light to moderate A rig northerly staying in to the last race. Fifteen skippers fronted the starter with a handicap spread between - 40 secs to plus 40 secs. Jammy, with a generous starting handicap and a fast boat looked like the boat to beat and recorded 3 wins. Good to see Mat Grey & John CC giving their new boats a sail - both looked very fast. The ageing mariner Peter S was putting some good performances as well, with his V10.
Couldn’t really have asked for better conditions Third place today, belonged to peter Sylvester, with Kim Potter taking second spot, and Jammy Jones taking out the bragging rights this week.
Many thanks to John who did an excellent job as PRO. Hopefully we will see him with a new boat soon.
This Sunday, we have the John Emms Memorial for RM's. Racing starts at 1030, but registration etc starts at 0930. please get your entries in as soon as possible (closes on Friday afternoon) via the clubs website under "Club and Ranking Events".
Sounds like there was a bit of confusion over the handicap system in use for Wednesdays. I have explained the method below for anyone interested. It's not perfect, but from reports on Wednesdays, it is as good as we have had.
For every individual race, there are handicap penalties for the three place getters.
1st receives a 15 second penalty
2nd a 10 second penalty
3rd a 5 second penalty
This arrangement of starting handicap plus accumulated penalties is added up after each race – so three skippers get an adjusted handicap after each race.
At the end of the day, the accumulated handicap for each skipper is accounted for and an end of event handicap is recorded.
For the start of any week, the highest handicap is +40 seconds, and lowest is -40 seconds
So, at the end of a day, the highest handicap – if it is over +40 is adjusted back to +40
Example – John finishes on +80 as the highest handicap score, so the difference of 40 is applied to every skipper that attended on the day to bring John to the highest starting handicap of +40
Any skippers with less than -40 stays at -40 as that is an absolute minimum for the handicapping
This new handicap for the next event is recorded for the PRO at the next event
Should a skipper not have sailed, their handicap remains as it was. Adjusted handicaps occur for the ones that turned up only.
If there are still misunderstandings on the system, have a chat with Kyle, as he is pretty well all over the method.
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