Short Course Champs 29 30 July Banbury SC

Steve Cumley - 20th July 2006

Briefing 12 O'clock
Sunday only entrants very welcome (you will still be able to win the event)

The aim of the Short Course Championships is to provide a weekend’s racing that will be both competitive and challenging but at the same time light hearted and fun. On the water the format will be very different to the usual open meeting, involving short 20 – 30 min races with no discards but lots of opportunities to improve your position. Off the water competitors will be able to camp at the SC and enjoy beach games (on the grass), the odd tipple and superb BBQ food.

Competitors are asked to be rigged and ready for the briefing at 12 O’clock on Sat 29 July. At the briefing a random draw will take place to put you into one of 6 pots. Each pot of boats will then sail 5 races, against the other 5 pots in turn. So at then end of the day you will have sailed against the other boats in your pot 5 times and every other competitor once.

Once all 15 races have been sailed all the competitors will be ranked based on the fewest points scored (low points system). The top half will go into the gold fleet and the bottom half into the silver fleet. First off on the second day will be the silver fleet who will sail one race with the sole aim of winning the race. The winner will then be promoted to the gold fleet. Next the gold fleet will race (including the winner of the silver race) with the sole aim of not coming in the last two because both of these boats will be relegated to the silver fleet. The silver fleet will then go again (including the two demoted boats) and again the winner will be promoted to the gold fleet. This will be repeated until both the gold and silver fleet have sailed three times. Then everybody in the Silver fleet will race for the title Lark “Shortcourse Championships Silver fleet Champion.” Once that race is complete the silver fleet will come back to the bank and cheer on the Gold fleet as they go all out for the overall win.