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Summer Special Advert

  • Summer Special at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club

    This SUNDAY it’s the summer special.

    Yes 'SUMMER' it really is summer.  I know it’s cold and rainy but we have it on good authority that by Sunday it will be warm and sunny.


    The Summer Special is the nearest we have to a Club Championship including the Masters, Veterans and Juniors.

    The format for the day is two championship races in the morning, followed by a BBQ then the sailing schools resume at their usual time of 1.30pm for a 2pm start.


    How it works for the adults. 

    TWO HANDICAP RACES both to count. Divided into key categories for age groups:

    Club Champion:  The normal Club Portsmouth numbers will be used.

    Masters:  Helms must be 40-49 years old by the day of the race.  Crews can be of any age. The normal weekend Club Portsmouth numbers will be used.

    Veterans: Helms must be 50 years old or more on the date of the event. Handicaps will be based on the normal Club Portsmouth Number for the entrant's boat and then modified according to age:

    • The combined ages in years of helm and crew will be used AS AT the date of the event. For single-handed boats the helm's age will be doubled.
    • If the combined age is greater than 100 then the Portsmouth Number will be increased by 2 points per year.
    • If the combined age is less than 100 then the PN will be decreased by 3 points per year.



    Helm aged 55, crew aged 49.  Combined age 104.  New handicap number is
    PN + (104-100) ×  2 = PN + 8 .

    Single-handed helm aged 57.  Doubled age = 114.  New number is
    PN + ( 114-100) ×  2 = PN +28 .

    Helm aged 55, crew aged 39.  Combined age = 94.  New number is
    PN + (94-100) × 3 = PN -18.



    The Juniors will have separate races.

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