Hello HBYC Racers.
This year there will be 7 scheduled points races, plus a Women At The Helm Race (No points). The Points Champion Racer of the Year will again be based on your best 5 out of 7 points races.
We few changes planned for this coming racing season as follows:
We plan to include a separate multihull class for our races this year, if we can get at least 3 boats to come out and race.
We are adding 3 more HBYC “credit” categories for our PHRF handicaps this year:
1) Sail material (type and age) credit or penalty
2) Non-spinnaker offset allowance
3) Cruising equipment bulk allowance
Adding these categories to the present HBYC handicaps will bring our PHRF handicaps very close to the West Florida PHRF “Cruising Class” ratings. A description of these changes will be posted on the new HBYC web site as soon as the site is up and running.
For scoring this year, we will award a “1/4 (.25) bonus point” for the winner of each race. For example, if there are 5 boats racing, the winner will receive 5.25 points, instead of 5 points. This may help to avoid ties in the Season Points total at the end of the season.
After each race we will have an “after-race” gathering at either my house or a place to be announced for the racers, spectators, crews, committee boat crew, and spouse/partners of all participants. We did this last year and it was a lot of fun!
Our races are informal and fun and I would like to encourage everyone to come out and race with us. All members are welcome to crew. Just either call me or come to the Captain's Meeting - we will get you on a boat.
Racing your boat is one of the best ways to improve your sailing skills and to learn how to make your boat sail better and faster.
Come on out and join us and have some fun!
Race Director 2017
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