All of us see the marina full of sail boats of which only a small portion can be seen on the water in our Wednesday evening races and weekend events throughout the year. A large number of these boats rarely seem to leave the marina. Most don’t join Colorado Sail & Yacht Club and most have never given racing a try.
In order for Colorado Sail and Yacht Club to survive and thrive we need to find the competitors of the future. It has become apparent that we don’t make it as easy as we can to get people into the club and out on to the starting line. It is accepted that most people new to racing are not going to turn up with a standard one design and ask what to do. Most will arrive with a boat that was never bought with racing in mind. To get these people in the door we need a progressive handicapping system that allows them to join in. Dual scoring and progressive handicapping has been working in Ireland and the UK for many years to do just that… to encourage more people into competitive sailing.
With that in mind… For the 2018 Spring and Summers racing series in addition to our normal PHRF scoring, the two CSYC combined fleets will be scored using the National Handicap For Cruisers (NHC) System, introduced by the UK’s Royal Yachting Association in 2013. The aim is to improve the fairness of handicaps by gradually altering them based on each boat and crew’s performance.
This means that the two CSYC Combined Fleet Series Race Results will be dual scored (PHRF and NHC) in SailWave and both results will be published. Please note that NHC Scores are unofficial and are for information and comparison only.
CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW IT WORKS
AND HERE FOR THE RESULTING SCORES
Details are here.