TOMs “Ladder” Competition – collect points to win prizes!

We are starting a new TOMs program for 2018.  This is  to increase participation, improve skills, encourage everyone to have the opportunity to skipper (not just the approved CBYA skippers), include different levels of experience, and encourage team work. But mainly – this should be FUN! 

Initially we will use white sails only, with a crew of 3-5.  We propose three days each month, two Thursdays and one Saturday over  three months. We can increase  frequency  if requested.

Every crew member will accumulate individual points during each event, and you will sail with different crew each time.  The best score of twelve races will be collected, the rest discarded. So the more you sail, the more low scores you can discard!

RCNC will put out marks, and we will do three races per day (so total potential for twenty-four races to the end of March), with time for normal training with (or without) spinnakers before, or after, the competition.

There is no commitment, if you don’t like it, you can drop out of the competition at any time.

Skippers names will be drawn,  and the remainder added to the crew, who will also be picked at random.  Beginners will be spread between different  boats.   Each TOM will have an approved CBYA Skipper to bring the boat in and out of port.

Further details will follow with the crew list each day.

Proposed Dates:  Jan 20th, 25th, Feb 8th 17th 22nd, March 8th, 17th, 22nd.

More details can be seen at https://cbya.org/toms/ 

This is a great opportunity for members who have not yet sailed on the TOMs.

So please come along and support this new initiative!