TSC UPDATE - Series updates, In-house Development, RIB Team Training & Camping
Published 00:00 on 2 May 2021
Spring Series Update
We've had a great start to the Spring Series, with 29 helms so far competing in the Slow Fleet and 16 in the Fast, and there were 28 dinghies on the water today, plus a handful of cruisers out. The season is well and truly under way.
The first Midweek Pursuit was a great success, with 19 boats taking to the water. As the personal handicaps started off scratch for this race, there was no surprise to see John Allen at the front of the fleet, but this should all change next time when those handicaps kick in - make sure you come along on for the next race on 24th May.
Personal handicaps - we are running the personal handicaps based on this series alone. This means that everyone is treated the same (at the moment a long track record changes the way your recent results affect your handicap) and it should increase the entertainment, as the extreme fluctuations in handicap at the beginning that will result should spread the top places more evenly through the fleet, with races getting closer as the series progresses and "true" handicaps emerge. It will also give bragging rights to the sailor with the best handicap at the end of the series - who knows, we may even give them a prize!?
Boat handicap - we will be using the YW Day Boat as the starting boat for the series (PY 1200), so that everyone knows their start time (pre-personal handicap) in advance. Please check out the Racing FAQs page for details and to see the start times for your boat.
RIB Team Training
The In-House Development for the RIB Team is proving very popular, with helms and crews learning and practising the key skills. It's never to late to get involved, so sign up and come on down if you're interested.
Plenty of members have enjoyed taking advantage of the Covid relaxation and camping at TSC. Do come on down, but remember to act in accordance with Government guidelines: the Club House can only be accessed for the use of toilets and hand basins; changing areas and showers are still out of bounds to everyone; and campers are requested to keep the Club House locked between visits.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Last updated 14:33 on 2 May 2021