The 4th Annual SCSC Pursuit Races will take place on Saturday, August 13th at 11:00hrs.
All boats intending to race should let the Race Committee know via the Contact Form. This is ESPECIALLY important for CRUISE (division 5) boats and those with higher handicaps. Sign-up deadline is EOD Thursday, August 11th.
Late entries might not be accepted, so if you are uncertain about attending, sign up anyway!
The Pursuit Race is an exciting twist on our traditional races! Friday evening, the Race Committee will post start times to the website based upon your handicap. These times will dictate when your boat starts after the conclusion of the initial start sequence. Higher-handicap boats will start earlier than lower-handicap boats. The idea is to have everyone finish at the same time! The first boat across the finish line is the winner. There will be two races.
The Pursuit Races are free and open to all members of the club.
The start times for registered boats will be posted on Friday, August 12th. More details will be sent as the race date approaches.
Any questions about the races can be directed to the Race Committee (Contact Form).
Footnote: This event coincides with the birthday of our former beloved Race Officer, Dave O’Donnell! Expect fair winds and following seas for this event!
Pursuit Race Start Times
Please print out the PDF and bring it with you to the races. The Race Committee can also tell you your start time for each race prior to the warning signal on VHF 72.
Two races will be held starting at 11am on Saturday.
The course length will be announced (over VHF and Megaphone) for each race prior to start. Competitors will use the course length and their handicap to determine their start time. (Hail the Committee Boat prior to the warning signal if you do not know/understand your start time.)
There will be one start (Division 1), which will serve as the start for the highest-phrf boat. All other competitors will use this start and their pre-determined time (using count-up timers) to plan their start. The Race Committee will broadcast the Warning signal for Division 1 over VHF.
The Race Committee will signal OCS (over-early) for any boats starting prior to their assigned start time.
All competitors are expected to be present for the Warning signal (or within VHF hailing distance).