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Members Duty Rota Season 2021

 

Please see the sailing programme for 2021 set out below which is then followed by the amended sailing instructions and guidance for activities during the coming season.

Welcome to Largo Bay Sailing Club - LBSC

2021 Sailing Programme and Instructions

 

Last season the covid pandemic meant that the Club’s sailing activities were drastically reduced, with no racing, and limited social sailing – with a little coaching.  Though there is still significant uncertainty around what we will be able to do this season, we have prepared this programme in anticipation of restrictions being lifted progressively through the late spring/early summer.  Alterations will be made as appropriate, so keep checking the Club website and Facebook pages, and make sure we have your email address so that we can send updates. And if you haven’t already – join the Club  WhatsApp group.

 

As usual, Club sailing is mostly on Sundays and Wednesday evenings, but there are some big changes to the activities proposed, which are described below.  Unless otherwise stated, activities on Sundays start at 1pm (that’s the time of the first race start when there is racing, or the time participants should aim to be already afloat for social sailing/coaching, so you need to be at the Club around one hour before that to rig and hear the briefing for the day’s activities).  On Wednesday evenings the race start is 7pm.  On Wednesday evenings, once restrictions have been lifted, you can stay and have fish and chips in the clubhouse after sailing (order on the form provided before sailing).

 

Social Sailing and Coaching.

 

For the first few weeks there will be social sailing on Sundays, with a little coaching for those that want it.  The rescue boat will be on the water from around 12.45pm, and will stay afloat until around 4.30pm.  Participants should rig their own boats (though experienced members will give socially distanced help if required).  Once other (racing) activities have started, there will still be social sailing days every 3 or 4 weeks.

 

Wednesday Evening Races

 

For Wednesday evening sailing we will initially try to run informal racing for those that want it – there will be a rescue boat on the water, a course will be set.  The starting procedure will be outlined at a briefing before going afloat, we may just get close together and collectively say “go”, or we may try something similar to a “gate start” – one selected boat will sail on port tack, and all other participants will sail past the transom of the selected boat, on starboard tack, to start the race.  For these initial races results will be recorded for interest where possible, but they will not count towards the Club Championship.  Once covid restrictions have been lifted, and mixed household racing in 2-man boats is allowed, then the Wednesday evening races will be run as before, with normal race starts and finishes.  Regardless of when restrictions are lifted, this will not be before 16th June.  At that point, races will count towards the Club Championship.

 

 

 

Sunday Club Championship Racing

 

There are 5 Sundays scheduled for Club Championship Racing, with the first on 13th June – but this will only take place if covid restrictions allow 2-man sailing.  There will be 3 races each day.  Please do not think that this is just for the better sailors in the Club – it is for everyone.  In addition to the normal results which use handicaps for the different types of boats, there will also be a set of results calculated using “personal handicaps” – just like golf – so everyone should have an equal chance of winning, if they sail their best.  As each sailor improves, their personal handicap will be adjusted – and it should be everyone’s aim to lower their handicap over the course of the season.  The “Handicap Championship” trophy will be awarded based on the results using personal handicaps.  It should be noted that individuals may sail different boats on different days, and they will all count towards the parsons score in the championships.

 

Double Handed Racing

 

We have set aside 4 Sundays for this completely new series.  Racing will be in the Club’s 2000 dinghies, and any members’ 2000s that we can use – and maybe an Enterprise too.  Helm/crew pairings will be allocated on the day, with one experienced sailor partnering someone less experienced.  Depending on conditions, the experienced sailor may helm 1 race, then the less experienced sailor the next.  Then pairs will be mixed up and the same thing repeated for 2 more (quite short) races.  Over the season we will try to mix the helm/crew pairings, so that everyone gets the chance to sail with as many different people.  One aim of this is so that the less experienced sailors get the opportunity to pick up tips from different sailors.  For this to work we need members of all abilities to turn up and give it a go.

 

Sprint Racing

 

There are 3 Sundays designated as Sprint Series.  These are open to everyone/any type of boat.  The races will use a short course, and will be short duration, with as many races each day as we can fit in.  Results will be recorded where possible, and handicap results calculated, but as the races will be run with a reduced duty team (just 2 instead of 3), there may be times when rescue duties will take precedence over race recording.

 

Team Racing

 

There are 2 weekends designated for “Team Racing”.  This will be along the same lines that we tried 18 months ago – using the Club 2000 dinghies (and any others that we can), divide the participants up in to as many teams as we have boats,  and then sail as many short races as we can fit in, with crews/helms changing over after each race.

 

 

 

Clubhouse

 

 

While covid restrictions on use of the clubhouse remain in place, participants should arrive changed and ready to sail.  Participants can enter the clubhouse to use the toilets, but must sanitise hands on entering and leaving.  Hopefully the restrictions will be eased soon, and we will be able to make more use of the clubhouse – changes will be advised by email, WhatsApp, and posted on Facebook and website.

 

 

 

Ordinary, Duty and adult family members may purchase a clubhouse key (from Donald Aitken) and may use the clubhouse out with scheduled club activities (but please ensure it is left in a suitable state of order and cleanliness for future users).

Junior members may only access the clubhouse out with scheduled club activities provided an adult member is present. Junior members may not purchase clubhouse keys.

 

Race Duty Team

 

All members are expected to undertake race duties, as scheduled in the sailing programme.  For the more formal races we have scheduled a team of 3, and the normal split of the roles is described below.  The programme shows duty 1, 2 and 3 - it is up to the team on any day to agree which of them will do which role.  There is always at least one experienced  person in each team, so every duty is an opportunity for the less experienced to learn.  Speak to any committee member if you want advice or training on doing duties.  Before doing the “Race Officer” duty for the first time, it is recommended that you buddy an experienced race officer—come down to the Club before the day of your scheduled duty, and join that day’s race officer in the race box.  If you are unable to do your scheduled duty, it is your responsibility to find a substitute—usually by agreeing to swap days with someone else.  Duties include: (full guidance/checklists are available in the race box).

 

Race Officer

· responsible for all club activities on the day, including the decision that weather conditions are suitable for racing.

· Check beforehand that safety helm and crew are available, or have arranged substitutes

· Print race sheets, set course, run the race, calculate results

· Check all race fees and boat hire fees have been paid, and tally money on cash recording sheet in laptop (includes surplus money from tuck)

· Ensure Clubhouse and boatshed are left securely locked

· On Wednesday evenings—place phone order for fish and chips

 

 

 

 

Safety Helm/Crew

· Ensure safety boat fuelled and equipped, launch and recover— flush engine with fresh water on recovery

· Lay start finish marks, monitor all boats and assist if required

Mentors have been allocated to provide advice to less experienced race teams—please ask for help if you are unsure.

 

In addition, the duty team are responsible for cleaning the clubhouse—they may organise at their convenience, as long as it is done prior to the next scheduled activity.

 

 

Abbreviated Sailing Instructions for Club Races

(full SI’s are available in the Clubhouse)

1. Races will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of the RYA, relevant Class Association rules and the following local rules.

2. Helm must register a boats entry on the sheet provided before the preparatory signal of the race, by ticking the “entry paid” box next to your name/boat, or adding your name, boat class and sail number at end of list if your name/boat is not listed.  Unless you have paid the season’s race entry in advance, adults must put entry fees of £2.50 per race into the “race entry” plastic box.  Juniors pay no race entry fee, but must still register.

3.     The course to be sailed, including mark rounding information (port or starboard) and start times will be described on the whiteboard in the Clubhouse. Scheduled start times for the first race of the day are:

Sat/Sun (except open regatta) - 1st Gun 13.00hrs

Wednesday nights  - 1st gun 19.00hrs

4.     Race durations for Club Championship races should be around 45 to 60mins.  The time limit is “About to finish” signal + 30 mins

5. For racing/sailing to take place there must be sufficient personnel to get the rescue boat back into the shed. For a race to commence there must be at least 2 boats signed on and intending to take part.

6.     When races are controlled from the start box in the clubhouse, the start line (unless altered by the OOD) will be an extension of the line formed by the OOD’s box and mark S. Mark X (which may not necessarily be on the line) will mark the outer end of the start line. The finish-line (unless altered by the OOD) will be the line formed by the OOD’s box and mark X.

        When races are controlled from the safety boat on the water, the start line and the finish line will be between marks S and X.  Boats must cross the finish line at the end of each lap.

7.     Start signals will be made using lights in the start box (for shore controlled race) or flags on safety boat (for boat controlled race.  The first signal will be 5 minutes before the start, followed by signals 4 minutes before the start, 1 minute before the start, then at the start.

8.     Races will be sailed using the “average lap time” method, which means that slower boats need not sail as many laps as faster boats.  Boats finish the race when they next cross the finishing line after the “about to finish” signal has been made. The about to finish signal will be made by lights on the race box, or flag on the safety boat.  In normal circumstances, once the “about to finish” signal has been made it will apply to all boats, however the race officer may use the safety boat to advise an individual boat either that they are about to finish even though the signal has not been made, or that they must do one more lap even though the signal has been made.

9.     The Club Championship will be calculated from the results from all Sunday and Wednesday Club Championship races, with 40% of races sailed to count (rounded up to next whole number)

10. Personal Handicap Championship eligibility will be as posted on the sailing notice board. It will be based on the same races as the Club Championships and the same scoring system. Personal handicaps will be adjusted Portsmouth numbers , recalculated after every race, based on an average of the last 5 races sailed.

11.   Individuals may sail different boats on different days and all will count towards the Club Championship (and Handicap Championship if applicable).  For 2-man boats a different crew may be used, or for regular pairings the helm/crew may swap over, and either may helm with a different crew.

12.   Scoring system for Double Handed series and Sprint series will be advised.

 

Date

Event

Duty 1

Duty 2

Duty 3

High Water

Depth

 

April

Sun 25

Social Sailing / Coaching

 

 

 

14.00

5.4

 

 

Wed 28

 

 

 

 

16.05

6.0

6M Tide 28th April

May

Sun 2

Social Sailing / Coaching

 

 

 

19.40

5.0

 

 

Sun 9

Social Sailing / Coaching

 

 

 

14.15

5.1

 

 

Wed 12

Wednesday Race 1

Peter Malcolm

Mhairi Ogilvie

 

16.00

5.2

 

 

Sun 16

Sprint Series Up to 6 Races

Jim Blyth

John Erwin

 

18.15

4.9

 

 

Wed 19

Wednesday Race 2

Chris Lowe

David Moyes

 

20.50

4.5

 

 

Sun 23

Social Sailing / Coaching

 

 

 

12.30

5.0

 

 

Wed 26

Wednesday Race 3

Derek Gibb

Pipa Ogilvie

 

14.15

5.6

5.9m on 27th May

 

Sun 30

Double Handed Racing

Donald Aitken

Frances Lord

 

18.25

5.4

 

June

Wed 2

Wednesday Race 4

Tony Dumbreck

Alex Dumbreck

 

21.30

4.6

 

 

Sun 6

Social Sailing / Coaching

 

 

 

12.45

4.7

 

 

Wed 9

Wednesday Race 5

Ben Birrell

Aly Robb

 

15.00

5.0

 

 

Sun 13

Club Championship Races 1,2,3

Chris Lowe

Mark Rigot

Jane Rigot

17.20

5.1

 

 

Wed 16

Wednesday Race 6

Steve Wood

Bruce Birrell

Ben Birrell

19.30

4.8

 

 

Sat 19

Regatta Team Racing

Golden Jubilee Trophy

Peter Malcolm

 

 

09.45

4.7

 

 

Sun 20

Regatta Team Racing

Golden Jubilee Trophy

Peter Malcolm

 

 

10.55

4.7

 

 

Wed 23

Wednesday Race 7

Peter Malcolm

Michelle McLaren

Dave Waring

13.55

5.5

5.7m Tide on 25th June

 

Sun 27

Social Sailing / Coaching

 

 

 

17.20

5.6

 

 

Wed 30

Wednesday Race 8

Kevan Gibb

Lynne Gibb

Aly Robb

20.00

4.9

 

July

Sun 4

Club Championship Races 4,5,6

Nigel Orkney

Ian Wilson

Pippa Ogilvie

11.00

4.5

 

 

Wed 7

Wednesday Race 9

Jim Blyth

Doug Ogilvie

Mhairi Ogilvie

13.50

4.7

 

 

Sun 11

Double Handed Racing

Marc Rigot

Tom Logan

 

16.25

5.2

 

 

Wed 14

Wednesday Race 10

Calum Gibb

Jordan Black

Brian Taylor

18.25

5.2

 

 

Sun 18

Sprint Racing

Nigel Orkney

Ian Wilson

 

09.05

4.9

 

 

Wed 21

Wednesday Race 11

Tony Dumbreck

John Erwin

Alex Dumbreck

12.40

5.1

 

 

Sun 25

Social Sailing / Coaching

 

 

 

16.20

5.6

5.6m Tide on 24th Aug

 

Wed 28

Wednesday Race 12

Donald Aitken

Frances Lord

David Moyes

18.35

5.2

 

 

Sat 31

Club Picnic

 

 

 

 

LW 14.3

 

Aug

Sun 1

Club Championship Races 7,8,9

Peter Malcolm

Dave Waring

Michelle McLaren

09.10

4.6

 

 

Wed 4

Wednesday Race 13

Steve Wood

Bruce Birrell

Ben Birrell

12.20

4.4

 

 

Sun 8

Double Handed Racing

Calum Gibb

Jordan Black

 

15.30

5.2

 

 

Wed 11

Wednesday Race 14

Kevan Gibb

Lynne Gibb

Aly Robb

17.20

5.5

 

 

Sun 15

Social Sailing / Coaching

 

 

 

20.20

4.9

 

 

Wed 18

Wednesday Race 15

Nigel Orkney

Ian Wilson

Pippa Ogilvie

11.20

4.7

 

 

Sat 21

Closed Regatta 2000 Team Racing

TBA

 

 

14.40

5.4

 

 

Sun 22

Closed Regatta 2000 Team Racing

TBA

 

 

15.20

5.6

 

 

Wed 25

Wednesday Race 16

Calum Gibb

Jordan Black

Brian Taylor

17.20

5.4

5.7m Tide on 24th Aug

 

Sun 29

Club Championship Races 10,11,12

Jim Blyth

Doug Ogilvie

Mhairi Ogilvie

20.00

4.6

 

Sept

Wed 1

Wednesday Race 17

Donald Aitken

Frances Lord

David Moyes

22.55

4.3

 

 

Sun 5

Social Sailing / Coaching

 

 

 

14.30

5.1

 

 

Sun 12

Sprint Racing

Kevan Gibb

Lynne Gibb

 

19.15

4.7

 

 

Sun 19

Double Handed Racing

Derek Gibb

Brian Taylor

 

14.30

5.4

 

 

Sun 26

Club Championship Races 13,14,15

Tony Dumbreck

Alex Dumbreck

John Erwin

18.30

4.9

 

Oct

Sun 3

Equinox Sprint Series

Bruce Birrell

Michelle McLaren

 

13.10

4.8

 

 

Sun 10

Equinox Sprint Series

Chris Lowe

Doug Ogilvie

 

17.55

5.5

 

 

Sun 17

Equinox Sprint Series

Peter Malcolm

Derek Gibb

 

13.25

5.2