SUNDAY 9th JUNE is the summer special.
Yes it really is summer. I know itís been cold and rainy but now the sun is out and we have it on good authority (yes I really have seen an official forecast that says) that Sunday will be warm and sunny with a nice breeze.
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 starting at 10.30am, followed by a BBQ, then the sailing schools resume for their usual afternoon sessions for a 2pm start.
The forecast really does looks good and if you havenít had an Island Barn BBQ itís time you did!
How the championship works:
TWO HANDICAP RACES both to count. The fleet is divided into key categories for age groups:
Club Champion: The normal Club Portsmouth numbers will be used.
Masters: Helms 40-49 years old by the day of the race. Crews can be of any age. The normal 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 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 handicap number is
PN + ((114-100)◊2) = PN + 28 .
Helm aged 55, crew aged 39. Combined age = 94. New handicap number is
PN + ((94-100)◊3) = PN - 18.
Depending on entrants there may also be prizes for 60+ and 70+
After the BBQ the club boats not being used by the Sailing School will be available for use