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Introduction to Racing at NUSC

Sailing Instructions for Dinghy Regatta
Sailing Instructions for Cruiser Regatta
Race Starting System Manual
When Boats Meet 2009-2012 rules
Guidance for OOD Duty
Dinghy Sign-on Sheet
Cruiser Sign-on Sheet
Pursuit Race Sign-on Sheet
Safety Boat Guidance
Safety Boat Check List

Racing Results/Reports

2017 Results
Frostbite Series
Winter Series
Tide Race Series
KT Spring Series
Rally Div 1
Rally Div 2
KT Summer Series

Pennant Race

2016 Results
Winter Series
Tide Race Series
KT Spring Series
Rally Day Race
KT Summer
Regatta Div 1 (SW)
Regatta Div 2 (SW)
Regatta Dinghy (SW)
RNLI Race


2015 Results
Winter Series
Tide Race
KT Spring Series
Rally Div 1
Rally Div 2
Rally Dinghy
Sunday Series
KT Summer Series
Regatta Div 1
Regatta Div 2
Regatta Dinghy
Frostbite Series

2014 Results
Winter Series
KT Spring Series
KT Summer Series
Tiderace Series Div 1.....Rev3
Tiderace Series Div 2 ....Rev3
Tiderace Series Dinghy
Summer Sunday Series Div 1 ....Rev3
Summer Sunday Series Div 2 ....Rev3
Summer Sunday Series Dinghy
Pennant Race
Regatta - Cruisers Div 1 ....Rev3
Regatta - Cruisers Div 2 ....Rev3
Regatta - Dinghies
Frostbite Series

2013 Results
Winter Series
KT Series 1
KT Summer Series
Tiderace Series
Dinghy Tide Race
Sunday Series Div 1
Sunday Series Div 2
Sunday Series Dinghy
Cruiser Rally
Regatta - Cruisers Div 1

Regatta - Cruisers Div 2
Regatta - Dinghies
Frostbite

2012 Results
Winter Series
Knickertwister 1
Knickertwister Summer
Tiderace
Cruiser Rally
Dinghy Rally
Day Race
Jubilee
Pennant
Sunday Series
Regatta - Cruisers
Regatta - Dinghy
Frostbite

2011 Results
Cruiser Rally
Pennant Race
Knickertwister 1
Knickertwister Summer
Tide Race Series
Sunday Series
Day Race Series
Winter SiC Standings
Winter SiC #2 picture video
Ladies Helm Series
Regatta - Cruisers
Regatta - Dinghy Day 1
Regatta - Dinghy Day 2
Frostbite Series

2011 Race reports
Day Race #1 (pdf)
Tide Race 1 (pdf)
Knickertwister 1 (pdf)

2010
Overall Cups (pdf)
Autumn KT (pdf)
Regatta (pdf)
Cruiser Rally (pdf)
Day Races (pdf)
LHouse Tide (pdf)
Spring KT (pdf)
Spring KT (sailwave)
Frostbite SiC #1 (xls)
Frostbite SiC #2 (xls)
Frostbite SiC #3 (xls) Abandoned
Frostbite SiC #4 (xls)
Frostbite SiC #5 (xls)

2009 - TBA

2008
Knickertwister series, current KTstanding (xls) / (htm)
Tide Race 3 (xls)
Knickertwister 5 (xls)
Tide race series
TRstanding (xls)

Tide Race 2
Knickertwister 4
Knickertwister 3
Cruiser Rally
Knickertwister 2
Knickertwister 1
Tide Race 1
KT ratings (pdf)

2007
Series results (xls)

2006
All Results (xls)

2005
Cruiser Rally
(pdf)
Regatta (pdf)
TR standings (xls)
Weston Plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cruiser & Dinghy Racing at NUSC

Introduction   - cruiser and dinghy racing is held throughout the sailing season at NUSC. We have a number of closed and open race series during the year and two weekend open events. As a club member all races are free to enter. Please see below for all of the forthcoming events this year.

Knickertwister – series. Short races, typically start an hour and a half before high tide, lasting two hours or less. The handicap system used for 2016 will be the RYA National Handicap for Cruisers (NHC) and dinghies will be allocated a base number as well based on previous results. NHC automatically adjusts the Time Correction Factor (THC) for each race depending on the previous results in the series and therefore the penalty system for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions as used in past Knickertwister races at NUSC will not be applied. The NHC TCF number used in the this years KT series will use an adjusted number based on the previous years final handicap in the KTS or KT series whichever was last raced in accordance with the RYA calculation system.

Knickertwister races are run either on weekday evenings or late Saturday afternoons. Courses will be kept short - usually around the buoys marking the entrance into the river. Spinnakers cannot be used in this series.

Knickertwister Series 1 - 2017
No. Date Time HW Height Safety Cox
KT1 Wed 26/04/17 1900      
KT2 Thur 11/05/17 1930      
KT3 Fri 26/05/17 1930      
KT4 Mon 10/07/17 1930      
           

Knickertwister Summer Series - 2017
No. Date Time HW Height Safety Cox
KTS1 Mon 24/07/17 1930      
KTS2 Tue 08/08/17 1930      
KTS3 Tues 22/08/17 1900      
KTS4 Sun 17/09/17 1600      
           

Tide Races – series. Slightly longer races than the Knickertwisters, taking place on neap tides and at around high tide on the weekends. These races will be for cruisers only and will employ the NHC scoring system. Starting handicaps will follow on from the previous years final Tide or Sunday Series handicap achieved. .

Tide Race Series - 2017
No. Date Time HW Height Notes
TR1 Sun 02/07/17 1230      
TR2 Sun 16/07/17 10.30      
TR3 Sun 30/07/17 10.45      
TR4 Sun 13/08/17 1000      
TR5 Sun 20/08/17 1700      
TR6 Sun 27/08/17 0930      

Day Races – starting at about high tide on a Sunday, sailing further down channel, returning to the club on the evening tide. See Note 1

Shanghi Cup Races

Shanghi Cup 2017
No. Date Time HW Height NOTES
S1 Sat 06/05/17   1710    
S2 Sun 07/05/17   1800    
S3 Sat 20/05/17   1440    
S4 Sun 21/05/17   1600    

 

Pennant Race

Pennant Pursuit Race 2017
No. Date Time HW Height NOTES
P1 Sat 10/06/17   2050   Pursuit race (differing start times/class)

 

Coxy Cup Race

Coxy Cup2017
No. Date Time HW Height NOTES
C1 Sat 24/07/17   2020    

 

Holms Race

Holmes Race 2017
No. Date Time HW Height NOTES
H1 Sat 09/09/17   1000    

 

RNLI Race

RNLI Race 2017
No. Date Time HW Height NOTES
R1          

 

The NUSC Rally (May) Open races for fast and slow fleets on Saturday and Sunday and an open event for dinghies and small keel boats competing in short course handicap races. Refer to SAILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPEN EVENTS for Cruisers and Dinghies as required in the top left margin of this page

Rally 2017
No. Date Time HW Height Safety Cox
R1 Sat 03/06/17 1330 1520    
R2 Sun 04/06/17 1430 1620    

 

NUSC Regatta (Sept), Open races for fast and slow fleets on Saturday and Sunday and an open event for dinghies and small keel boats competing in short course handicap races. Refer to SAILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPEN EVENTS for Cruisers and Dinghies as required in the top left margin of this page.

Regatta 2017
No. Date Time HW Height Safety Cox
R1 Sat 02/09/17 1530 1720    
R2 Sun 03/09/17 1615 1810    

 

Frostbite Series This is an open series is for dinghies and small keelboats. Races will be generally kept short and races set around laid marks in the river in front of the clubhouse. Three discards will be allowed. Each day 2 back to back races will be held using average lap time scoring and RYA PY handicap.

Frostbite Series - 2017
No. Date Time HW Height Safety Cox/Crew
F1 Sun 29/10/17 1100      
F2 Sun 12/11/17 1200      
F3 Sun 26/11/17 1030      
F4 Sun 10/12/17 10.30      
           
           

Winter Series This is an open series for dinghies and small keelboats staged after Christmas and runs up to the cruiser launch and the start ot the spring series races. All races will be kept short and an attempt will be to get two back to back races per day although due to tide, light and weather these may be just one race. The decision will be taken on the day. races will be in the river around laid marks to form a suitable course for the wind direction and will be variable number of laps. Average lap scoring as per Frostbite races will be used. Helms that lose a race due to safety boat duty will be given avarage race results for that day. The average will be calculated at the end of the series and will ignore any DSQ, DNF or DNS results.

Winter Series 2017
No. Date Time HW Height Safety Cox/Crew
W1 Sun 05/03/17 10.30     Jim Orr/Tom Pitts-Tucker
W2 Sun 19/03/17 10.30     Pete Soper/Richard Lewis
W3 Sun 02/04/17 10.30     Alan Jones/Steve Wilks
W4 Sun 09/04/17 17.00     Pete Soper/Paul Rimmer
W5 Sun 16/04/17 10.30     Alan Jones/Steve Wilks

Note 1: For Tide, Day and open event races spinnakers can be used. Boats are divided up by rating into two fleets to allow suitable courses to be chosen.

Note 2: All races usually start and end from the club house line but can start and/or end at the west slipway (at the river mouth end of the moorings) depending on wind and tide race conditions.

Never Raced Before?

New sailors are often reluctant to start racing because they are worried about the racing rules or simply about coming last. Most sailors who have raced however, will argue that racing is by far the best way to improve your sailing skills, get to know other club members and have more fun in your boat.

NUSC is an ideal place to start racing. The races are short, the fleets are small and friendly, and the bar is open at the end to facilitate discussions on tactics, ratings, boat problems or life in general.

To enter just turn up and sign on. Please read the Notice of Race for the event you are doing. It sets out the terms and conditions under which we race. You agree to abide by these and the sailing instructions when you, owner or skipper sign on to enter the race.

Looking for a chance to crew or some help on your own boat?

If you haven’t raced your own boat before, need crew or would like to crew for somebody else, come to the club on a race night. We will always try to ensure that everybody who wants a race can get out, either on their own boat, or with somebody else. Please do not be shy, make it known you would like to crew. There are often people standing around waiting for their skipper to turn up and you maybe confused with one of these if you keep quiet.

Handicap System

The results for the club Knickertwister and all club Cruiser races will be calculated using the RYA’s National Handicap for Cruisers (NHC) system. The Club calculated NHC rating will be used for each competitor who has raced in previous races where NHC has been used. There is a seperately calculated rating for the KT and Tide/Summer series due to the different racing format. If a club calculated NHC rating is not available then each yacht is allocated a NHC base rating as published by the RYA for each yacht class. If there is no rating given in the current RYA documents, the RYA will be contacted to obtain a base rating or failing that the Race Officer will allocate a base rating based on best available data. The current NHC base ratings are available as a pdf go to links above to get the latest version.

If you require a rating please contact the Sailing secretary providing the following information.
Boat Name
Boat Make and Model
Keel Type Fin/Bilge/Triple/Lifting etc.
Any changes from standard design

The NHC system adjusts the base number, known as a Time Correction Factor (TCF) after each race for use in the next race of the series using the club series level algorithm (refer to calculations and adjustments)
. At the end of a series the last TCF will be used to calculate the starting TCF for the next series. This calculation is based on an avarage across the range of boats final TCFs that competed in the race. Details of this calculation are given in the calculations and adjustments pdf.

For 'Open Events' (Rally and Regatta) the Byron handicap system will be used for cruiser racing. It is the responsibility of the competitors to obtain the Byron number for their Yacht. RYA PY will be used for dinghy racing.

Want To Know More?

Contact Roger Ayres, our Sailing Secretary by phone on 01633 677976 or at the club.

    

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