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Dinghy Racing

Polly Schafer
Rear Commodore Offshore

Racing for 2020 at Brading Haven Yacht Club is organised by:

  • Polly Schafer, Rear Commodore Offshore
  • Richard Coleman, Captain of Racing
  • Ian Jefferies, Cruising & Motor Boat Captain
  • Roger Herbert, Duty Roster Officer

All members who race any class of boat or who assist in the running of races are considered to be members of the BHYC Racing Section

Richard Coleman
Captain of Racing

All members are welcome to join in the racing. Full Racing Instructions covering all Club races are available on the BHYC website and from the foyer or the Jubilee Centre. Racing instructions covering the events organised under the burgee of East Wight Combined Clubs (EWCC) will be issued in the summer as part of their Regatta Series Programme. It is essential that helms sign the indemnity form in the Jubilee Centre before their first sail of the season. All helms must Sign-On in the Jubilee Centre. We start our main season at the Easter Series with a series of eight races. Please study the BHYC Racing and Training programme where full details are given; we have tried our very best to please everyone from racers to recreational sailors alike. More information will follow throughout the season in the Club Newsletter. Please pick up an EWCC 2020 Programme at the Bar for details of Regattas around the region when available in April.

FORMAT OF RACING

To reduce congestion in the harbour and to reduce the risk of collision, the majority of starts at summer weekends will be from a committee boat outside the harbour as identified below. There will still be starts from the Harbour Line for all races in the Icebreaker and Evening series. Where two races are designated, the points from each race will contribute towards the series totals. The start time and starting line, Home (H) or Committee Boat (CB), shown in the programme is for the first race. For the committee boat starts please allow enough time to sail out of the harbour and get to the committee boat.

SAILING SUPPORT CREWS - "DUTYMAN"

All competitors are encouraged to join the "Dutyman" sailing support system. It is your chance to volunteer to be Race Officer, Race Officer's Assistant, Patrol Boat Helm or Patrol Boat Crew. You can do as many duties as you like, although those participating in sailing will be encouraged to undertake duties which will be allocated according to experience / qualification. The next few weeks diary of duties is always put in the Newsletter and more than those few weeks is available on the website. Should you have any difficulties with "Dutyman" please speak to anyone on the Offshore Committee who would welcome your question. Helms require a minimum of RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate and preferably a VHF Certificate. Crews need no qualifications but are expected to be reasonably fit and agile. Crews wishing to gain qualifications should watch the notice board and Newsletter for details of courses. Offers of help for support boat duties should contact the Duty Officer. Race Officers should arrive 1 hour 30 minutes before the race for Committee Boat (CB) Starts and 1 hour before the start for Home (H) Starts. Crews should report to the Race Officer 1 hour 30 minutes prior to Committee Boat (CB) Start and at least 1 hour before a Home (H) Start.

BHYC REGATTA

The BHYC Regatta will be held on 23rd August. Details and racing instructions will be available on the BHYC website and on the East Wight Combined Clubs website ) and their Programme which also provides information on other local regattas. Full details will be posted on the notice board. Bembridge Village Regatta is on Saturday 1st August, hosted by BHYC with BSC. Scow Open Championships will take place on the 16th August. Full details of all the Regattas can be found in the East Wight Combined Clubs (EWCC) Programme available from the Club from April.

INTER-CLUB RACING

Apart from the EWCC Regattas, there are home and away interclub team events for Scows. These are against Yarmouth on 1st & 29th June. BHYC also competes with four other clubs in Mermaids and team racing in the summer months.

Last updated 15:13 on 30 June 2020

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