Simply out sailed – out classed. But what a fun event. Our team of ‘weekend warriors’ weren’t at all phased to be mixing it with some of the world’s best sailors, but afraid we didn’t do well. Not making any excuses as we made a few mistakes, but with the ORC rating we were placed in Division 1 where our competitors were typically 40′ or more, meant it was tough mixing it with them over such short courses.
Karlheinz, the CBYA Boating Officer, is always actively looking for boats and skippers to participate in the smaller local coastal and longer offshore regattas.
John Allison, skipper and owner of Jumbuck, and Barry McCrea ,skipper and owner of Blade, are two such regular participants, together with their regular CBYA crew members.
Every four years, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) updates the Racing Rules of Sailing. Currently we are racing under the 2013-16 rules, but after 1st January 2017 we will be racing under the 2017-20 rules.
You can download a pdf file of the RRS 2017-20 at http://www.sailing.org/
Why not take a look and make sure that you are familiar with the rules?