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:
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.