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Double Bay, NSW, 2028
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Vaucluse Challenge – This Saturday

Kirk Marcolina

The second leg of the 2017-18 Vaucluse Challenge will take place this Saturday, and all DBSC members are encouraged to take part. It will be a 2pm start at Vaucluse. The forecast is for a light NE breeze, so it might be a long sail to get there.  Briefing will be at 12noon (an hour earlier than usual), with a splash no later than 1pm.

We will be offering a tribute to Carolyn Bethwaite on the day.  All DBSC boats will fly a black ribbon at the top of their masts – ribbons will be provided at the clubhouse on the day.  The post-race BBQ will be held at DBSC.  We encourage all members to attend in remembrance of Carolyn and in support of Mark.

The format of the racing will be as follows:

  • 2 x ~45min races, with the first counting towards the Vaucluse Challenge, and the second just for pride
  • course and sequence to be advised
  • standards will start first (not radials/4.7s)
  • port or starboard roundings to be advised (look for the red or green coloured flag on the start boat)
  • usual 5min start sequence
  • I-flag instead of P-flag (this means that a boat over the line during the 1-min before the start must sail around the end of the line to the pre-start side before re-crossing to start)

Scoring will be as follows:

  • the first n boats from each club in each of the radial/4.7 and standard fleets will score (with n to be advised based on fleet sizes on the day)
  • the first (n-1) boats from each club in each fleet will be allocated a score of 1 through 2 x (n-1) in their order of finishing, regardless of their actual position in the fleet
  • the nth boat from each club in each fleet will be allocated a score based on its actual position in the fleet
  • the scores for each club from each fleet will be added together to determine the winner of the 2nd leg of the Vaucluse Challenge
  • these scores will be added to the scores from the 1st leg of the Vaucluse Challenge to determine the overall winner of the Vaucluse Challenge for 2017/18

Scoring example:

  • say it is decided that 5 boats from each club in each fleet will score
  • then the first 4 boats from DBSC and the first 4 boats from VYC in each fleet, will be allocated scores 1-8, even if their actual position in the fleet was worse than that
  • the 5th boat from DBSC and the 5th boat from VYC in each fleet will be allocated a score based on its actual position in the fleet
  • in this example, the objective for us in each fleet is to have as many DBSC boats as possible ahead of the 5th VYC boat (and also to have our first 4 DBSC boats beat the first 4 VYC boats)

The score from the first leg of the Vaucluse Challenge was DBSC 35 to VYC 84. We’re looking forward to a fun and competitive day of racing at VYC!