30th June 2012
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012/13
Dear Club and IRC Sailor
It is well known that Royal Cape Yacht Club is the premier keelboat sailing club in South Africa, especially in our competitive racing. It is with this in mind that we, the Sailing Committee, have put together an annual club championship, to promote the competitive spirit of our loyal club fleet. The championship is predominately made up of our Saturday afternoon and Wednesday racing as well as the new overnight race; with the fleet divided into the popular Club Division 1, 2 and 3 as well as IRC.
The only criterion is that there must be more than 5 boats per division per event or race for points. It doesn???t matter whether you compete in the spinnaker fleet or non-spinnaker fleet (twilight races); the club championship is an accumulation of overall points.
The championships consist of the overall positions in the following series:
1. Club Winter Series (4 Races) July – September 2012
2. Wednesday Twilight Series (9 Races) – October – December 2012
3. Wednesday Twilight Series (8 Races) – January – March 2013
4. Overnight Race (1 Race) – November 2012
5. Club Summer Series (5 Races) – January – May 2013
6. Round Robben Island Races (2 Races) – October 2012 and January 2013
The best results of four completed series will count towards the club championships. Once the top positions have been finalised, the successful teams will be nominated for club colours. The club colours will be awarded to the successful teams at an annual gala dinner hosted by RCYC during the month of June 2013 and thereafter each year.
You will notice that we have purposely left out our Premier regattas for club championship, which is the Mykonos Offshore, Mid-Summer Fling and the Summer Regatta; however attending and competing in these regattas will only help in contributing towards your success in receiving your RCYC colours.
We are confident that our annual club championships will be supported by our usual competitive racers in all our divisions, however we would like to encourage these same competitors to muster support from the yachtsman who are the occasional racers. Club racing is a wonderful opportunity in introducing new people to sailing.
We would also like to encourage you to compete in the new Saturday afternoon race format, which is basically one race around the bay of between two to two and a half hours with a rally type of course.
Please refer to the Club Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions for any additional information on our club racing.
For enquiries about our club championship please email either Ron or Toni at our sailing office.
Yours in sailing
RCYC’s Sailing Committee