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Sunday Racing


Racing on Sundays at Burghfield

The main racing at Burghfield takes place on a Sunday - and it takes place on nearly every Sunday throughout the year!

There are occasional weeks when there is not normal racing, for example if there is a Club special event (like the Commodores Cup, Ladies Race, Cock of Burghfield or Fleet Trophy) or an Open Meeting for one of the major established classes (RS400 / RS200 or Lasers). For all other Sunday's the normal club racing is split into morning and afternoon series, covering four times of the year: Frostbites, Spring, Summer and Autumn series.

The racing on Sunday's is organised into both class racing (where there are considered to be enough boats in one class to be sure of a good race) and handicap racing. At the present time, there is class racing for the Laser fleets, and a Fast Asymmetric, Fast, and Slow handicap races organised.

The start times for the different classes for 2008 are:
AM PM Fleet
11:00 13:30 Fast Asymmetric
11:03 13:33 Fast Handicap (PH < 1100)
11:06 13:36 Laser
11:09 13:39 Slow Handicap (PH ≥ 1100)
11:12 13:42 Optimists
During 2007, we started an overall club series - counting all boats who race in the normal Sunday PM fleet races, and combining these fleet results into a single overall Club series.

This overall series will continue into 2008 and has been made possible by the use of the Lap-Timed handicap system that was trialled in the Frostbites 2007, and is continuing into the Spring series. It does mean that all Race Officers must ensure that all boats (not just those in the handicap fleets) are timed at the finish on a Sunday afternoon.


For each race, any finishers are given points equal to the place they finished. At the end of each series (AM and PM for the Frostbites, Spring, Summer and Autumn), the best 5 races for each boat are totalled up, and the person with the least points over their best 5 races will win. Note: The actual number of races to count can vary up or down depending on how many races are actually held in each series. The actual number to count is shown in the BSC Sailing Instructions.

To see how many boats race each week, you will need to check the results for each class, or the statistics page for previous years, but the number of boats on the water each week is typically anywhere between 25 and 100 - making Burghfield one of the busiest and best supported sailing clubs in the country.

Normally, the results of each week's racing are posted on a Tuesday, although they may appear earlier or later in the week, depending on the Secretary's work-load and the neatness of the Race Officer's hand-writing! It is always worth checking the results carefully - with up to 150 different results to write down on a moving committee boat, transfer to the sign-on sheets, and then input to the computer, it is easy to make a small mistake somewhere. If you see an error, please contact your Fleet Captain as soon as possible, and he will see if a correction can be made.

Created on 17/02/2007 10:43 AM by Chris Jordan
Updated on 07/12/2007 06:20 PM by Chris Jordan
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