Read below if you are new to the series to find out how it works, and how to give yourself your initial personal handicap.
Click the image to the right for a sample video from a previous year's racing!
Wednesday Evening Pursuit
The most popular Wednesday Evening series in the country will be re-starting on Wednesday 20th April 2016. From then it will run through to the last series race on 24th August, followed by The Bloodbath. The races will start at 18.50, with a scheduled finish time of 20:00. The races will be followed by the very popular "Sailors Suppers" in the club house.
As usual, the initial personal handicaps will be set to 50% of the values from the end of last year.
If you have not sailed in this series before please read the Explanatory notes so that you have an idea of the way it works, if you still have any questions please .
For those who are new to the series, or those who have changed boats, we will need to assign you with an initial personal handicap. Initially, it can be anything from -2 to +2 depending on your level of experience. Just follow these guidelines:
If you are new to racing, use -2 minutes, this will give you a bit of a head start.
If you are a reasonably competent club racer, start from the scratch time for your boat.
If you are a competitive racer comfortable at open meetings, use +2 to give yourself a challenging race.
Of course, you can use -1 and +1 if you fit in the middle somewhere.
Note that most people in the fleet will already have personal handicaps from previous years so you are just trying to pick a number which will slot you in at the right place. If you are not sure .
Also note that if we feel you have got it wildly wrong, your handicap may be manually adjusted for your second race but after that it will only be done automatically.
If you are fairly new to racing, then there are lot of pointers to further useful information on the Introduction to Racing pages.Underlined Text
Results and Information
Here is a quick guide to help you find the results and information which you are looking for:
This table shows the initial start times for anyone who has competed in the series last year. If you have changed boat, please use a sensible start time depending on where you are on the learning curve. These may be adjusted manually by the Committee prior to your second start.