Sternchase 

Sternchase races are designed to maintain the excitement of close racing throughout; instead of the faster boats disappearing into the distance they are given their handicap at the start crossing the line later than the slower boats.

The sailing instructions we will use at Fisherrow YC are designed to be beginner friendly and fair.

The boats all have their ideal start times, which for the 2017 handicaps are listed below. The OOD will run the standard flag sequence to mark the nominal start of the race and boats should aim to cross the line close to their designated handicap delay. The OOD will record each boat's starting time.

The race should then run as usual, according to the course specified by the OOD on the day aiming for an approximate race time matching the time used to calculate the starting handicaps. Standard finishing procedure should be followed, the OOD setting a line, raising the "S" flag and giving a sound signal as each boat finishes. The OOD will record each boats finishing times.

We now have start times and finish times for each boat which have all sailed the same course and can calculate the results as usual.

Position on the water is a good indication of the results but is not by any means definitive. 

This race should be beginner friendly as every boats gets a "perfect" start with their race only beginning once they cross the line and without being crowded by other boats. If you miss your designated start time, it's not a disaster, it just means the sternchase element will not function quite as designed and it will be more like a normal race for you.

 

Yacht FYCA handicap Corrected time for 90 minutes Start at   Corrected time for 60 minutes Start at
Slainte 1260 90.0 0   60.0 0
Countess Linda 1200 85.7 4   57.1 3
Rebel Rebel 1190 85.0 5   56.7 3
Wee Mo 1160 82.9 7   55.2 5
Sulumar 1152 82.3 8   54.9 5
Swirley 1127 80.5 10   53.7 6
Art Miss 1055 75.4 15   50.2 10

 

Class handicap Corrected time for 90 minutes Start at   Corrected time for 60 minutes Start at
Mirror (S/H) 1369 90.0 0   60.0 0
Topper 1347 88.6 1   59.0 1
Pico 1330 87.4 3   58.3 2
RS Feva 1240 81.5 8   54.3 6
Byte 1190 78.2 12   52.2 8
RS Feva (S/H) 1150 75.6 14   50.4 10
Solo 1143 75.1 15   50.1 10
Laser Radial 1139 74.9 15   49.9 10
Enterprise 1113 73.2 17   48.8 11
Laser 2000 1107 72.8 17   48.5 11
Wayfarer 1102 72.4 18   48.3 12
420 1100 72.3 18   48.2 12
Laser 1097 72.1 18   48.1 12
Laser Fun 1097 72.1 18   48.1 12
Lark 1070 70.3 20   46.9 13
RS200 1047 68.8 21   45.9 14
Tasar 1015 66.7 23   44.5 16
Laser Vortex 921 60.5 29   40.4 20
Dart 16 908 59.7 30   39.8 20



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