Dear Class 3 sailors,
As you will be aware Class 3 is effectively the “Local Handicap” (non IRC) class with handicaps based on published Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) figures.
Most of you have been sailing with white sails only (non-spinnaker) although the PYs were not adjusted for this. Subsequently Class 3 was joined by a boat who wished to fly a spinnaker. This is entirely within the BSC’s ethos to encourage as many entries and as many people to sail as possible. However, we recognise that the handicaps need to be adjusted to reflect “white sails” and try to ensure competitive racing.
After considerable thought and discussion we have decided that we will use an adjustment to the PY for white sails only. Our research shows that commonly adopted corrections are 4% or between 20 and 40 points added to the PY’s. We have decided to adopt 40 points for the timebeing.
Class 3 handicaps become: –
Red Magic Red Fox 200 1185 (no adjustment)
Bella Vela Beneteau 30.5 1080 + 40 = 1120
Live Wire Sonata LK 1058 + 40 = 1098
Randy Robber Robber 1009 + 40 = 1049
Elfin Elan 333 889 + 40 = 929
Spring Chicken MG Spring 25 1004 + 40 = 1044
Charisma Macwester Rowan 22 1350 + 40 = 1390
Note : Local Handicaps are subject to adjustment by the handicap officer.”
Alan Hanna (Handicap Officer)
Reminder : The annual seafood supper will be held on Tuesday 26th August 2014 at the BSC Clubhouse.
In previous there has been a waiting list for this extremely popular event – we are not quite there yet but book now to avoid disappointment.
For bookings and further details contact John and Margaret Mellard on 01621 782600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE : Tickets selling fast. £20 / head.
Good morning All
In light of today’s weather situation I think that it would be prudent to postpone the Commodores cruise. The wind is forecast to increase further to around 35kts with the chance of some very heavy rain. I was hoping that this may go through overnight.
In accordance with the RYA abandoned boat policy there will be a public auction at 1pm on Saturday 16th August by the mast storage area in the field of the RCYC of the two laser hulls.
I’d be grateful if you could put up and on Club notice boards, and notify members by any other appreciate means.
T: 01799 586279
M: 077 699 048 44
Commodore’s Cruise Sunday 10th August
This Sunday is the Commodores Cruise to Fambridge. In the absence of our Commodore the Vice Commodore Richard Tucker will be leading the cruise. We plan to sail down to Fambridge, moore at the Floating pontoon (there is normally a charge for this) and go ashore to have lunch at the Ferry Boat pub. Then sail back with the ebb tide. It would be helpful if you could notify Richard via email email@example.com if you intend to come and require lunch at the pub so that we can advise them of numbers. The plan would be to leave at around 1045 from the BSC.
Please be aware that this event is weather dependent – there is a possibility that it may be windy and wet on Sunday. However at the time of writing this it is not confirmed and may well pass through before or after our planned event so we will be keeping a watchful eye on the weather situation.
This weeks race results have been published
Keel boats here
Dingy results here
DO NOT FORGET to book your ticket for the Mid August Social on 16th August BY FRIDAY 8TH AUGUST.
Venue Burnham Sailing Club.
Book with: Rosemary phone: 01621 782683 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Members – MID AUGUST SOCIAL – 16TH AUGUST 2014
For a relaxed convivial evening with friends accompanied with light background music – book NOW – last date for booking is 8th August. We need a minimum of 30 for the evening to go ahead.
Salad, New potatoes
Fruit/cheese & biscuits
Time: 1800 for 1900 until 2300
Book with Rosemary on 01621 782683or