The Autumn race format starting October 7th will continue the successful format run over the Summer with the following seasonal 'tweaks':
The Saturday Races will be pulled forward by 1/2 hr to reflect the daylight hours during Autumn / Winter.
The final race on Saturday will start as soon as possible after race 2 so that sailors do not get too cold between races as the temperature drops.
Race 1 Handicap including novice and juniors
10.50 10 minute warning
11.00 Fast fleet start
11.02 Slow fleet start
11.04 Junior / Novice Start
Race 2 Pursuit
12.35 10 minute warning
12.45 Mirror start
Race 3 Handicap (Timing to be determined by the OOD on the day to start as soon as possible after race 2)
14.05 10 minute warning
14.15 Fast fleet start
14.17 Slow fleet start
Sunday race times to remain the same as Summer Series.
I plan to conduct a few sessions to coach the novices and juniors before the first race on Saturday to help with starting, mark rounding, racing rules, trim and tactics. I will post on the blog the week before these take place so those who are interested can turn up a bit earlier to practice.
Hope to see as many of you as possible sailing over the autumn and winter....
Simon Hardiman Laser 212061