Pitcher Cup presentationThe Club has been given two new trophies for 2007 season.  Pam Mort and her family have donated a silver tankard in memory of Neville, which will become a Squib fleet trophy. 

The daughters of David 'Inky' Pitcher have donated a silver trophy which will be awarded to a Cadet each season.  Commodore Melita Biggs received the Cadet trophy on behalf of the Club from Davidina Annetts and Rachel Hewitt. 

Well done to Wild Child who won the YCW Spring Series, narrowly beating Snowgoose and Simba.  The final race took place on Sunday 29th with a forecast that promised to be windy compared to previous weeks, however the wind dropped again resulting in a game of snakes and ladders!  Hooligan won by a small margin to Simba and Snowgoose.

Sunday 22nd.  Another light wind race!  The forecast that the light SE breeze would veer and increase looked promising, unfortunately it didn't happen until after the finish.  Wild Child won with a healthy margin, followed by Simba and Hooligan.

Sunday 15th.  Thank you sea breeze!  Again, the start was delayed but fortunately the breeze arrived.  A windward/leeward course and an olympic course were set for 10 boats on a glorious spring day.  Snowgoose, Manana and Chuckles Too sailed well, but got pipped by Wild Child who narrowly won on handicap.

Sunday 8th.  The series started with a short postponement whilst RO Derek Abbott waited for the breeze to fill in to a very welcome 6-8 knots.  An olympic course was set which was won by Simba.  Snowgoose finished second and Iduna third.

The club holds races for Cruisers, National Squib Keelboats, Dinghies and Falcons.  Cruisers have IRC and Portsmouth Yardstick handicap classes.

Races are held on Monday and Thursday evenings from May to August, on Saturday afternoons from May to October and on Sunday mornings in April and from September to December.

In addition there are long distance Cruiser races on Saturday morning, Single-handed races for all classes, Cruiser Double-handed races, Crew Races, Pursuit and Average Lap races.

Sailing Programme 2008

For registered members there's a discussion forum on Racing.

The following guides and tables provide essential information for teams and race officers:

Boats over the line at the start. OCS - On Course Side

Raise X, which is kept on a stick for easy use.

1 extra sound signal (2 in total).

Lower when offending boats have started correctly or after 4 minutes.

General recall

Raise First Substitute, which is on the other end of the stick from X.

2 extra sound signals (3 in total).

Lower after 4 minutes.

Shorten course from the hut

Raise round black object over the class flags for the classes to be shortened.

Two sound signals as first boat approaches the line.

Shorten course from a committee boat

Raise S over the class flags for the classes to be shortened.

Two sound signals as first boat approaches the line.

 

Postponement

Raise Answering Pendant (AP) and with two sound signals.

When ready to continue, lower AP and with one sound signal.  Resume starting procedure one minute later.

Life jackets or personal buoyancy

Raise Y with one sound signal.

All competitors must wear life jackets or personal buoyancy.

Change of course/follow me

Raise L with multiple sounds.

To inform competitors that the course has changed before the warning signal, eg. the course was displayed before a significant wind shift and the windward mark was changed.

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Time

Event

Flags UP

Flags DOWN

1025

Squib Warning Signal

NN9

 

1026

Preparatory Signal

P

 

1029

Squib 1 minute

 

P

1030

Squib Start


Cruiser Warning

W

NN9

1031 

Preparatory Signal

 

P

 

 

1034 Cruiser 1 minute          P

1035

Cruiser Start

 

W

 

Time

Event

Flags UP

Flags DOWN

1025

Squib warning

NN9

 

1026

Squib preparatory

P

 

1029

Squib 1 minute

 

P

1030

Squib start


PY warning

W

NN9

1031

1034

PY preparatory

PY 1 minute

As for 1026

 

As for 1029

1035

PY start


IRC warning

Q

W

1036

1039

IRC preparatory

IRC 1 minute

As for 1026

 

As for 1029

1040

IRC Start

 

Q