This Saturday we have our famous once-a-year Tyrell and Rousso races, which are super fun formats. The Tyrell is a handicapped chase, with the slowest boat starting first and successive faster boats hunting each other down as they start over the next 5-10 minutes per their handicaps. The format makes for what is perhaps the most competitive and exciting race of the season! The Rousso is a scratch race with a massed start, in which all boats in all classes start together – a yardstick is applied to the winner in each of the classes to determine the overall winner. By tradition, everyone wears a Santa hat – we will hand them out on the day and hopefully have a few spare on the Jazzman for those sailing from other clubs! Handicaps and detailed instructions will be available at the briefing (and on the Jazzman for those sailing from other clubs).
Check out the video below where Dene Bergman tells us a bit about the men the Tyrell and Rousso races are named after.