Burgee - a flag bearing the colours or emblem of a sailing club, typically triangular.
Burgee (race) so named as the winner received a burgee to carry at their masthead until the next months race.
Chales (RO) presents a special Burgee for our most prolific winner Annette!
Burgee 8 11 Jan 2020
23 November 2017
12 Oct 2019
18 Aug 2019
20 July 2019
15th June 2019
Burgee 2 (race 3&4)
11 May 2019
13 April 2019
Burgee 7. - 23 November 2019
This is made up of 2 handicap races with Personal Handicap races run in parallel. Most of our races have a handicap built into them to allow for the difference in the performance of the wide range of dinghies we have in the fleet. For the PH races each helm has an extra handicap (Personal Index) to add to their boat handicap (PY/PN).
If the Handicapper (me as Race Officer) gets it right then at the end of the race everyone will finish with the same time corrected time - it never happens quite like that! Besides the handicapper getting it wrong, helms have their good and bad days and some new to sailing are improving race by race. So it is always worth trying hard as you all have a chance ...especially if you are beginners and improving (see past results). The results of the 2 PH races are totaled and the winner gets the Wee auld Mug for the month.
The current list of Personal Indices (PIs) are attached so you can see what you add* to your boat handicap for the next few races starting on Saturday. You can also get an idea of your improvement (or not) as your handicap is cut at each review time.
*except Annette Walter who has to deduct 55 from her Comet PN.
Charles - Race Officer
A wet Burgee
12 Oct 2019
Good results for Paul and new comer Alex - Well done.
Sailing in the rain!
In what I understand were horrible sailing conditions all are to be congratulated for completing any races, but newcomer Alex Shelley produced a notable 6th and 7th in his RS Feva and a 2nd and a 4th in the Personal Handicap races (with a PH of 400 - the same as Tom and Ben).
Paul McAlister with a 1st and a 3rd continued his excellent results in the PH series which he now leads. He can expect his PH to be cut considerably (to a max of 10%) in the half way stage review of handicaps...
Ice Stopped Play - 10th February 2018
A thin layer of ice over the top half of Stanborough Lake meant OOD Nigel Davis had to cancel Burgee 11, and send all the Welly sailors home to watch the Winter Olympics (and later, the second round of the 2018 NatWest Six Nations Championship as England hosted Wales at Twickenham). Some times it's not possible to have it all. It was either that, or watch seagulls skating on ice.