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Ancient Mariners - 5th September

posted Aug 18, 2015, 7:51 AM by WMYC General Manager   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 7:52 AM ]

·       This race is similar to one I spotted a couple of years ago on the Royal Southern YC calendar, and which is run annually

·       Our event will be a similar one-off race, with a 1500 start and a target race time of 90 minutes, returning to WMYC for a prizegiving and supper

·       All helms must be aged at least 60

·       The average age of the crew of each boat (including the helm) must be at least 50, with no one on board to be under 50

·       Enter via the signing on sheet in WMYC, including the average age of everyone on board

·       Sign on for the supper on the sheet in WMYC

·       The race will be sailed on Mersea Local Handicaps, but with numbers adjusted according to the average age of the people on board

·       A boat with the crew’s average age of 60 will sail off its LH number; 5 points will be deducted from the LH number for each year of average age below 60, with 5 points added to the LH number for each year of average age above 60.

·       Therefore, the older your crew, the better the handicap you get!!!  For example, a boat with an LH number of 970 and a crew with an average age of 65 would sail off an LH number of 995.

·       The importing of elderly guest helms and crew is permissible

·       There will be no handicap adjustments for boats not carrying a spinnaker or sailing short handed


Julian Lord     WMYC Sailing Secretary