Wednesday Night Fun Summer Racing 2022
Starting Wednesday, 6:00 PM, April 27, 2022
Join us for our summer fun racing program from April 27 to mid-September
The program is designed primarily for fun and to socialize with other boaters. You do not have to be a member of the yacht club to participate.
The skill level of participants varies from novice to experienced and boats vary in size from diminutive to 50 feet.
How the races are run
To take the concern out of having a number of boats scramble at the start we use a staggered start system in what is termed a pursuit race. Based upon the boats “modified” PHRF rating we send the slower boats out first with the fastest last. The first boat across the finish line is the winner.
If you do not know your boat’s rating we will assign one. The rating is continually modified as we monitor the placement of the boats from week to week and adjust the rating accordingly. If a boat is continuously finishing at the top then the rating is adjusted to make it harder for that boat to win. The opposite is true for the slower boats. Hopefully every boat has a chance to win on any given day.
The course selected changes week to week depending upon the wind conditions. To encourage participants without boats, or those who would just like some experience under another skipper, we encourage you to come out and crew. We will do our best to assign you to a boat assuming COVID restrictions allow. Additionally, if allowed, once the race is over we meet at the afterdeck for refreshments and playfully criticize the opponent’s performance!
The Skipper’s meeting is at 6:00 PM at the afterdeck where the course and start times are assigned.
For further information email me @Wally Clark
Walter Clark (250) 713-5204