Apply for a handicap for your yacht:
The section below is taken from the current Sailing Handbook:
All yachts entered in Club Events will be handicapped by the Handicap Committee. See Appendix A below for more information.
In all racing the decision of the Handicap Committee will be final.
Communication on handicapping can only be addressed to the Handicap Committee in writing, through “Handicap Review” forms which are available in the Club foyer.
All new yachts must fill in an “Application for Handicap” form, except for National handicaps, which will be accepted as listed by the appropriate authority.
Failure to fill an “Application for Handicap” form means that any handicap given to that Yacht will only be provisional, as will any results pertaining to that Handicap.
Yachts must sail in the configuration to which their Club Handicap was issued. All changes to the configuration must be notified in writing to the Handicap Committee.
APPENDIX A – Waikawa Boating Club Handicap Policy 2016/17.
Spring Twilight, Summer Twilight and Winter Series.
Each has 2 divisions, handicaps are based on Racetrack, with the best 4 from the last 6 races (sailed) taken into account, with the best and worst performances removed.
Boats can nominate which division they wish to sail in, but the sailing committee have the right to reallocate boats to another division if the numbers are far from balanced in each division and if the speed affects the ability to obtain decent length races for each fleet.
Racetrack handicaps can be carried from division to division (this is subject to confirmation).
The Handicap committee reserve the right to manually alter a yachts handicap at the start of a series or during a series if required.
Boat places in the last race 1, 2 and 3 are moved back 3, 2 and 1 minutes respectively.
Boat places in the last race last, last but 1 and last but 2 are moved forward 3, 2 and 1 respectively.
The rest of the fleet is moved around by the Mark Foy handicap officer on the basis of having a chance to win, using past performance and possible weather conditions.
Short Handed Series:
1 division, using racetrack handicaps for past performance in the Short Handed Series.
(this handicap does not remove any good or bad results) it has been going for some time and should reflect the performance of a boat in that series)
Race Track past offshore performance.
For the RPNYC: handicaps issued by RPNYC.
Cook Strait Classic: Results for WBC fleet taken the times from the Cook Strait Classic and using race track as above to get a WBC result.
Additionally the Wine Race results are reassessed taking out boats from Non WBC participants.
Long Harbour Races:
1 Division, only 3 Races so use racetrack recent 2 year history.
Handicaps will be allocated by the Mark Foy handicapper, for race 1 handicaps, the handicapper may use ‘racetrack’ as guidance to boats handicaps.
Handicaps will be allocated by the handicap committee using the method as published at that time.
New Boats to the fleet should request a handicap, and indicate which type of racing they wish to undertake, the handicap committee will allocate a figure until race track takes over. The handicap given will be based on the following formula. A review of all that class of boat on race track and use the highest figure until four races have past and then the average will apply direct from race track.
Handicaps for WBC racing are now taken from the Racetrack web site http://racetrack.org.nz/index.htm