The KSC Catamaran crew seemed lukewarm on the idea of a Cat Regatta like we traditionally run. But some were still looking for an excuse to hit the water.
Jean stepped up and will be running a pair of races to and from Aylmer Marina on Saturday, Aug 19!
Those who did the 12-Mile Event this year will find the format familiar — these will be self-timed races between two points, so bring a stopwatch. You sail from a mark in front of KSC to a point on Aylmer beach, and time your run. We’ll then break for lunch (and possibly a beer or two) at the marina. A second race from the beach back to KSC will cap off the day. Once we get back to KSC we’ll figure out the “adjusted times” of each boat for each race.
Points in the vein of Appendix A will be award, with the “total adjusted time” being the tie-breaker.
Monohulls are more than welcome to come join the fun, but this is our one “cat event” of the year, and only the multihulls will be scored. I would ask that any monohulls sailing avoid enforcing their right-of-way if coming up to a cat to allow the cat to score her best possible time.
Our Principal Race Officer (PRO) Jean will hold a skipper’s meeting at the KSC beach at 10:45am and the first race sets off at 11:00. We anticipate boats to arrive at Aylmer by about 11:45. After enjoying a lunch, rig up, and start race #2 at about 1:30 (or whenever everyone is ready, at the PRO’s discretion) to arrive back at KSC by about 2:15.
Please send the Sailing Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email so we know how many people to expect, along with your preference of boat (Hobie 16, Hobie 18, or one of the monohulls). First choice will be given to those who reply to the Sailing Director first.
The ugly details (SIs)
What would a race be without ugly details laid out in Sailing Instructions? These are not formal SIs, but should be enough to get us through the day. The PRO will clarify any questions you may have about the race.
- Any of these instructions may be changed by the PRO at any time up to the end of the Skipper’s Meeting.
- The races will take place Saturday Aug 19
- Each boat shall track her own time for each race using a stopwatch or similar means.
- Times for each race shall be reported to the PRO after the 2nd race
- The 1st race shall be between a mark in front of the KSC clubhouse to a point on Aylmer Beach designated by the PRO. The boat shall pass as close to the KSC mark as possible and start her time. The boat shall finish when the crew disembarks from the boat at Aylmer Beach.
- The second race shall be between Aylmer Beach and a mark in front of KSC clubhouse. The boat shall start her watch when she pushes off from Aylmer Beach (that is, when the crew are all aboard). The boat shall sail as close as possible to the mark in front of KSC and stop her watch as she passes it.
- Crews shall disembark or push off as close to the Aylmer shore as is safe and practical. Boats with crew disembarking or pushing off far out into the river may be penalized or disqualified at the PRO’s discretion if it is felt that they did so to try to reduce their time.
- RRS right-of-ways rules when racing.
- Boats should start as soon as is safe and practical after each other, and should not unduly delay their start in anticipation of changing winds or other conditions
- Anticipated timetable.
- There will be a Skipper’s Meeting at the KSC beach beginning at 10:45am
- The 1st race shall start at 11:00am or as close to that time as the PRO deems fit
- Arrival at Aylmer is anticipated at approximately 11:45. Boats should pull up onto the beach and possibly lower sails to prevent flogging.
- Lunch (at the crew’s own expense) shall be at the Aylmer Marina
- Your Humble Sailing Director can’t make it that day, so have a beer for me 🙂
- The 2nd race shall take place after lunch at the PRO’s discretion, with the PRO giving boats time to rig up before the start. A 1:30 start time is expected.
- Arrival back at KSC is expected by about 2:15.
- The SCHRS for Hobie 18 is 1.091. The SCHRS for Hobie 16 is 1.193
- SCHRS numbers for any other class of multihull may be looked up online
- The Adjusted Time (AT) for each race/boat shall be the Elapsed Time divided by the SCHRS number for the boat
- AT = ET / SCHRS
Hobie 18 Elapsed Time of 35:05
AT = 35:05 / 1.091 = 32:09Hobie 16 ET of 36:23
AT = 36:23 / 1.193 = 30:30
The Hobie 16 would be the winner
- Each boat shall be awarded points according to the place it finished in for each race, based on Adjusted time.
- 1st place gets 1 point, 2nd place gets 2 points, etc
- The winner after all races shall be the boat with the lowest number of total points.
- If there are 2 boats with an equal number of total points, the tie shall be broken by comparing total Adjusted Times