InterClub race to Bembridge on Sat 15th July. If your aiming to do the race please let either myself or PSC know your hoping to race.
FSMBC & PSC are organising a BBQ after at Bembridge, please let Lizzy Adams know if your hoping to attend BBQ.
Have a nice weekend.
Race date : Sat. 17th June 2017
HW: 1600hr Portsmouth
Race start time: 12.00hrs
This event is part of the Inter-Club series. If you have not filled in a ‘Cruiser Entry Form_blank‘ you will need to do so prior to racing. This needs to be sent to:
Race details can be found from:
2017 Nab Tower Courses
2017 Interclub instructions
All invited to evening entertainment at Hardway Sailing Club. Click for details: Nab-tower
20170503_Cowes Interclub Race#1_Notice of Race_V1.0docx
Please find above details of Cowes Inter-Club race for May 13th.
There is a LADIES RACE back.
Ladies Race Instructions 21-5-17 and on the website.
The following InterClub races have been scheduled:
13-5-17 (Possible Hardway race)
17-6-17 Nab tower
9-9-17 InterClub Regatta @ PSC
16 & 17 September Barts Bash
This year we see PSC as the InterClub Host. I am sure many of you will wish to support the above events and if so you will need to download and return to PSC the following two files:
- Cruiser Entry Form
- Risk Statement
Both the above files are available through our (FSMBC) website. Click: Race Instructions
As yet Race instructions have not been issued – I will advise as soon as they are.
Handicaps used for the above races will be determined by Portchester Sailing Committee who use a modified PY system.
The more observant members will notice that some changes to the 2017 cruiser harbour races have been listed. These include the following:
- All Lugger / Cruiser races ‘double booked’ events have been shifted. Cruiser harbour races are now to take place only on Saturdays.
- A new race series has been added – to be called the Combined series. So called as it combines the results of both the Rylard (4 races) and Committee (4 races) series results with two additional summer races. This makes a total of 10 races, your best 8 results to count towards the result. So you now have 3 chances of winning this coming year.
- Races are now spread across from mid-March to end-October. Check Club Calendar for dates.
- Yacht handicaps – have yet to meet a club where all members are equally happy with their designated handicap! The Club used to use PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) but in an attempt to reduce the Bar mutterings, have recently changed to NHC (National Handicap for Cruisers). This is a system introduced by the RYA and is aimed at encouraging the slower boats and those members who are less skilful, to be able to compete with the faster boats. If you are unfamiliar with this system please check out – Sailing > Yacht Racing > Handicap Explained, where I have attempted to explain how it works and its effect on race results.
Hopefully all the above changes will encourage members to come and give Cruiser Racing a try. It’s the best way of getting to know how your boat behaves and how to get the best from her. Come and support your club and have fun at the same time.
The first Round the Cans yacht race is on Saturday 21st May starting at 11.30 hrs.
All the race information is posted on our web site please click this LINK.