Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Sharp Handicapping Produces Tight Races

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Sharp Handicapping Produces Tight Races

Article excerpt

AN ENTHUSIASTIC fleet comp-eted in the Clarence River Sailing Club's first handicap event of the season.

Club handicapper Tony Smith did an excellent job assigning start times to individual boats, resulting in some very tight finishes and great tacking duels on the upwind works.

With the fleet closely bunched, a few mark roundings proved challenging, testing boat-handling skills and knowledge of sailing rules.

aOur handicapper did a great job allocating times for the race,a Commodore Karl Cooksley said.

aThe bulk of the fleet finished within seconds of each other, so it was a great race to watch.a

Smith said handicap ratings allowed the club to race mixed classes together.

aAnd for those new to sailing, handicap starts allow these boats to get into some closer racing,a he said.

With new faces joining the club and some old faces returning to sailing, the weekend's fleet, in addition to the regular NS14 and Laser contingent, included Pacers, a Cadet catamaran and the new junior Open Bic class. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.