Lock up the dogs spring mag due for delivery Monday/Tuesday
Wow, its here AND the Year Book!!
There is going to be a big article on merlins in the yachts and yachting ready for boat show, sounds a good read
Got mine this evening, already read it. Great read!
geoffs article on trailers made interesting reading...
Aparently he is the only trailer company in the country to have this nailed down, or at least he was. Certainly the best and nicest at any rate!
I see from the entry form for the champs that we can elect to sail in the gold or silver fleet. What is all that about, and what about the bronze fleet? I might have a chance there.
Beat me to it Mr Grumpy - can't see anything about it in the published NoR. If it's to reward the old boat/rank amateur helm contingent count me in, but if it's shorter courses/fewer races I'd rather be with the big boys and see if I can finish ahead of a Winder or two.
Dear Andrew and Mr Grumpy
Apologies for lack of info and we'll get some proper criteria on the champs site by the end of the day, but in summary we are trialling running gold and silver fleets as we won't be running the Holt Plate handicapping this year - one race for all without the headache of timing every finisher.
Thanks for that Will & Sophie, Silver fleet here I come!
Fleet criteria now posted in the champs website under 'News' - we look forward to receiving your entries...
Andy Hay - Business as Usual
For what it is worth we experienced a similar situation in 2010 at the Penzance Champs. Stu was clearly sailing very well and was leading the Holt plate that year too. We (the organisers) decided, with his agreement that we should modify the handicaps during the week - cue accusations of "fix" here. We ended up with the list of usual suspects sailing off foiling moth handicaps and we continuously tweaked the numbers so that there was no run-away winner. Even giving the fleet some 250 points on the handicap, Stu still wasn't out the back of the fleet.
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Thanks William and Sophie for the explanation. All is now clear. I never liked the handicaps for the Holt Plate, having had to do them for two champs. There was always an element of "fix" so this is certainly worth a try.