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 (Mar 09/21) 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: This summary was updated on updated FEB 04 to include new courses OS-#4 and OS-#5, and further updated MAR 15,2021 for change to ratings of Hara, Pavlova, and Airplay.
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.
Race 1 Apr 6: 12 boats out on a lovely, windy, day for course IH#4: shotgun start at the Green Lady and to Hutt Rock and back.
1st Namba, 2nd Ruckus, 3rd Jane's Addiction.
Race 2 Apr 11:
Race 3 Apr 18:
Race 4 Apr 25:
Race 5 May 2:
Race 6 May 9:
Race 7 May 16:
Race 8 May 23:
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
Jan31 race: 8 boats on the new OS-#4 Course, 7nm around Worlcombe. 1st Janes Addiction, 2nd Alatus, 3rd Matilda.
Feb 7: 15 boats; 24kn wind gusts! 1st Sunshine, 2nd Take 5, 3rd Alatus.
Feb 14: Cancelled due to weather.
Feb 21: 13 boats around Worlcome in sloppy sea. 1st Namba, 2nd Hara II, 3rd Ruckus
Feb 28: 9 boats, shortened IH#1 course. 1st Mandala, 2nd Sunshine, 3rd Jane's Addiction
Mar 07: 15 boats, pursuit to Mariner's Rest. Crazy weather - calms, then wind, then 30kn squall, then calms again.
1st Ruckus, 2nd Sunshine, 3rd Namba.
Mar 14: 12 boats out on a very wet morning. Pursuit IH#1 course. More calms, gusts, rain, calms.
Ist Matilda, 2nd Namba, 3rd Ruckus.
Mar 21: Cancelled due to weather.