Year-Round Sunday Series
Sunday Series Schedule & Results
We're in one of those fortunate places that is possible to have year round sailing. So why not take full advantage of it. We offer four series covering each season of the year. Each series consist of eight Sunday races and the best seven will count. On cancelled races there won't be any make up race.
Our race procedure is simple: We pick a course that everyone follows. Sometimes we all start at the same time and sometimes we have pursuit races where the slower boats start first. In the case of one start races we report our elapsed time and we determine the positions after calculating the adjusted time for each boat using its PHRF rating. In the case of pursuit races the finish order is the race result.
For a more formal description check out our recently (May 26/21) revised Sailing Instructions document.
Also check out this excellent pdf document "The Basic Sailboat Racing Rules All Racers Should Know"
Effective July 2020 we have pre-planned a number of courses which are intended to be used in both pursuit racing and in races where all boats start at the same time.
Here they are:
("IH" means "In-Harbour", "OS" means "Outside the Harbour).
Pursuit Race Start Times for the new courses
Click on this link to see a spreadsheet summary showing the pursuit race start times for all of the above listed courses and for all boats in the current fleet.
Note: Update history:
FEB 04/21 to include new courses OS-#4 and OS-#5.
MAR 15/21 for change to ratings of Hara, Pavlova, and Airplay.
APR 17/21 add Seascape, Mantra name change, ratings for Ruckus & Take 5.
MAY02/21 Turning Point rating to 270 from 279
JUNE 15/21 Take 5 rating to 201
Racing during the pandemic
The SCYC stepped back from running races during the Spring and Summer of 2020 and fortunately some local sailors stepped up to do it, including introducing pursuit races, which have proven to be popular. We have not reported the results of these races on this website.
However, effective Oct 27, we have adopted a COVID-19 policy, and included it into our revised Sailing Instructions, and we are now going to resume running the racing and reporting results on this website.
R1 June 20: Only 4 boats on course IH#4 - Topless, Aura, Jane's Addiction, Hara II.
R2 June 27: 8 boats on a record hot day. Course OH#4.
All 8 boats finished within minutes of each other on corrected time. 1st Topless, 2nd Aura, 3rd Ruckus
R3 July 11: 9 boats. Pursuit, course IH#4.
Welcome to Shen, Hotfoot 27, skipper Bruce Searle.
1st Topless, 2nd Knothing Compares, 3rd Janes Addiction
R4 July 18: 7 boats on course OS#4.
1st Namba, 2nd Aura, 3rd Ruckus
Overall winners for the series:
1st Namba, C&C 39, Mark and Denise Evans
2nd Ruckus, Martin 242, Dave Pritchard and Ted Bentley
3rd Topless, Catalina 37, Bob and Rebecca Armstrong
Well done everyone who has shown up each week and contributed to a fun and successful series.
Congratulations to everyone who sailed in often challenging weather and many thanks to our stalwart Committee Boaters, John Sverre, David Sverre, and frequent skipper, Marc Soprovitch.
!st Jane's Addiction, Rolf Braun
2nd Sunshine, Marc Soprovitch
3rd Hara II, Peter Heiberg