FROZEN SHEETS OPEN MEETING 27 DECEMBER 2011
The Race Committee announce that the previously published results were calculated in error not in accordance with the Racing Rules of Sailing and the Sailing Instructions. The error is now remedied with the publication of correct results.
The Sailing Instructions state the following:
1. Unless the number of rounds was signalled in advance then after an appropriate sailing time has elapsed International Code Flag S would be displayed and boats would be finished when they next passed through the finish line.
2. Scoring would be calculated on the basis of average lap times.
3. Results would be calculated on the basis of average lap times.
After International Code Flag S had been raised, boats were finished, and the times recorded, as they next passed the finishing line. In calculating the published results the time of raising Code Flag S was reduced by a few minutes compared with the actual time of raising the flag which resulted in the last lap of 5 boats being excluded when calculating the corrected times. This was undertaken in order to make an adjustment because two classes of boat with the same PN (49er and 29er) had each been split at the time of raising the flag.
This has been reviewed. This method of adjustment of average lap times has not been used previously by the organising authority and is not part of suggested practice by the RYA, and is not therefore in accordance with the Rules or Sailing Instructions. The published results were incorrect and have now been amended.
3 January 2012
Hi All, for all you armchair sailors, and following popular demand I am sponsoring a trophy for the best placed TBYC virtual boat in the game. For those of you who have not entered or who do not know about it, then here are a few facts. The virtual race mirrors the actual Volvo ocean race covering 8 legs over 9 months. The game has in excess of 120000 virtual boats. leg 1 is complete but we will run each leg as a race in a series and load the entrants on Hal’s racing programme as a series. The series will have 2 discards for the 8 legs to enable newcomers to join in and possibly win!!!. After the first leg the top five TBYC boats were 1st Daren Fitchew, 2nd Jeremy Sandford, 3rd Steve Healey, 4th Steve Hopper and 5th David Hopper.
The next leg starts on Sunday 11th Dec 2011 so get registered and join in the banter and fun!!!
You can register at http://www.volvooceanracegame.org/play
Then please leave a comment on this article so we can enter you and your boat in the regatta.
Happy armchair sailing Steve Hopper
Saturday November 5th will be the last chance to buy prize giving tickets. Also anyone who has booked already and not paid please can you make sure payment is made by November 5th.
There is a small number of tickets available from behind the bar, if not email email@example.com
There are a limited number available from behind the bar and you can also book with myself: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guaranteed to be a great evening, come and support your fellow sailors on their wins.
Alan Burrell has done it again at a very breezy Pwllheli last Friday to Sunday. Al loves a bit of wind, I should know, I shared 3 nights in the back of the Transit with him ( pong! ) 18 -20 knots seemed to do the trick on friday and the jelly baby lookalike was leading after 2 races. Saturday was canned after gusts of 38knots roared in from the Irish Sea. After a 4th in the first race on Sunday, Alan slipped to 2nd overall in 10 knots of breeze and had it all to do in the final two races. With the breeze building all the time, Al pulled it out of the bag with a couple of bullets to beat John Greenwood in big seas and 18knots. Alan has had a great year so far and is off to show his feminine side by trying to win the Phantom Nationals at Lyme Regis this weekend. Well done mate.
Join the great Trophy Race to Yantlet this Sunday – Race start Midday.
Please be take extreme care crossing the deep water channel used by commercial traffic.
Thank you to our Race Officers this Sunday Gordon & Martyn
Wanted helm & crew for displacement boats this Saturday, if you are able to assist please respond to this post or text or email me (details as per the programme).
Now covered by Rex Hanson & Colin Goodman – Thank you.
Supplementary Race Instruction -Pursuit race 2011
Class by class start times – pursuit race 2011
Thanks to Robin Foster-Taylor for being principle Race Officer for this event.
Please note it is the Sailing Committee’s intention to run the Shoreline Tropy Race that was postponed last weekend due to unsuitable weather conditions on Saturday 30th July 2011 – Mass Start at 11:00am.
Thanks to Race Officers Alan & Sally Willis
2011 Shoreline Race NORs V2-0
2011 Shoreline Race SIs V2-0
TBYC 2011 Shoreline Race Entry FormV2
It is planned if weather conditions permit to sail Summer Sat 6 that the rescheduled Shoreline race replaces immediately after Summer Sat 8 on Sat 13th August.
Posted on behalf of Scott Weller.
Simon Steptoe and I have race officer duty this Sunday. I now have to go away this weekend & unfortunately I have been unsuccessful so far in swapping.
Please contact me if you can assist or reply to this post if you can swap or step in for me with Simon?