Chipstead Sailing Club

Chipstead Sailing Club
Summer and Winter Season Race Programme

The varied programme planned and refined by your Sailing Committee aims to offer a range of sailing and racing opportunities to suit every member, whether social sailor, novice racer, improver or national champion.

The following notes are for guidance. Race timings are indicative for the leading boat and at the discretion of the Race Officer of the Day (“OOD”).

Summer Season Weekend Racing

Novices’ Cup Handicap Series

A race of approximately 35 minutes

For novice helms who have not raced previously or do not regularly finish in the top half of a points series. Previous prize winning helms of this event or other club events may not participate, with the exception of prize winning Optimist helms who are permitted to sail as novice helms in another class of boat.

Class Points Fleet Race Series

Open to members who own a boat registered with the relevant Class or their nominated helm, where the helm is a club member. The series may be split into a number of sub series by a Class with the agreement of the Sailing Committee.

Two handed boats may be sailed single handed as agreed by each Class AGM.

The Laser Class has two back to back races of between 35 and 45 minutes for the leader with each race part of a separate series. All other Class races are between 60 and 75 minutes.

Club Handicap Races

Handicap races are run on Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings and Sunday afternoons throughout the Summer Season other than when Class Open Meetings are being held.

Open to all members not having a Points series running at the same time. In the event that a class without a quorum wishes to sail in the Handicap Race, then this will be permitted provided the OOD is so advised and all helms sign on in the Handicap Race. Two handed boats may be sailed single handed. All Classes will start at the same time unless otherwise stated and individual corrected times calculated in accordance with local yardsticks.

Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon races are between 60 and 75 minutes. Sunday morning handicap racing comprises two back to back races of between 35 and 45 minutes for the leader, with each race part of a separate series.

Ladies Trophy Handicap Series

A race of approximately 35 minutes

A series of handicap races with four on Saturdays and four on Sundays and with three races to count. Restricted to lady helms, but crews may be either male or female. Lady veterans may additionally sign on to the Veterans’ Tankard race.

Veterans’ Tankard Handicap Series

A race of approximately 35 minutes

A series of eight handicap races with four on Saturdays and four on Sundays and with three to count. Helms must be over 50 at the start of the year, but crews may be any age. All helms ages must be entered in the race management computer and an adjustment will be applied to the local yardstick. Peter’s Pot is also awarded to the first helm aged over 65 at the start of the year.

Summer Season Midweek Racing

Wednesday Evening Handicap Series

Races of between 60 and 75 minutes

Two series of handicap races for fast and slow fleets with separate starts. The slow fleet is for boats with PY1155 and above; the fast fleet is for boats with PY1154 and below. PY adjustments for double handed boats sailed single handed will not alter the fleet in which the boat sails.

Winter Season Racing

Winter Handicap Series

Races of between 35 and 45 minutes

A Club Handicap Series with two back to back races. Both races will be treated as a separate series.

Chipstead Chiller Handicap Series

Races of between 35 and 45 minutes

A Club Handicap series with two back to back races. Both races will be treated as a separate series.

Summer Season Junior Racing

Optimist Points

A race of 45 minutes

A race series open to all Optimists.

Junior Handicap

A race of 45 minutes

A pursuit race series open to all juniors with helm and crew both under the age of 19 at the start of the calendar year.

Commodores Cup

A race of approximately 35 minutes

A handicap race series open to all juniors with helm and crew both under the age of 19 at the start of the calendar year.

Individual Races

Christmas Pudding Pursuit

A single club pursuit race of up to 90 minutes duration open to all registered dinghies. Classes will have a common finishing time with separate start times bases on local yardsticks and race duration. Start times for each class will be posted on the day. Double handed boats may not be sailed single handed.

Christmas Cracker Handicap

A race series of two handicap races of up to 45 minutes duration. Two handed boats may be sailed single handed. All classes will start at the same time unless otherwise stated and individual corrected times calculated in accordance with local yard sticks.

Chipstead Pin Pursuit Race

A single club pursuit race of up to 90 minutes duration open to all registered dinghies. Classes will have a common finishing time with separate start times bases on local yardsticks and race duration. Start times for each class will be posted on the day. Double handed boats may not be sailed single handed.

Class Racing

The Club also runs additional races for Classes during the Summer Season subject to demand.
These include:

  • Graduate Goblet Single Handed Race Series
  • Firefly Russell Cup Single Handed Race Series
  • Solo Lunchtime Series (trial basis in 2018) run in conjunction with the Ladies Trophy and the Veterans Tankard series.

Social Sailing

Social sailing is permitted only when Club racing is not taking place or with the permission of the OOD. Boats not racing should keep clear of those racing or engaged in other Club activities. There may not be patrol boat cover available for social sailing.

 

Approved by the Sailing Committee
23 July 2018