Spring Series 2024

Start the 2024 Racing Season with the Spring Series

The Medway Yacht Club looks forward to hosting the 2024 Spring Series, a five-race series Sundays 14, 21, 28 April, 12, 19 of May with a prize-giving after the last race.

Spring Series Flyer

Eligibility & Classes

The racing is open to keel sailing boats of MYC members and non-members as bona fide guests of the club. All entrants will have to have obtained a Yacht Time Correction (YTC) handicap from the RYA. Competitors will be required to declare on entry in the Series, whether they are racing throughout the series with their YTC white sail handicap, or their YTC using a spinnaker handicap and provide the appropriate YTC handicap. The entries will be divided by the organising authority between classes denoted as Class 1, Class 2 etc. based on YTC handicaps and depending on the number of entries. The classes and boats in each class will be published on the MYC website at least twenty-four hours before the first race in the series. Those boats who wish to have their results calculated also under the IRC, must provide a valid 2024 IRC certificate prior to the boat’s first race.

Entry Form for Spring Series

click here to download the Spring Series Entrance Form

Communication

The main communication for the Spring Series will be via the Spring Series WhatsApp Group to which you will be added once you have submitted an Entry Form for the Series  If you would like further people to be on the WhatsApp group or taken off, please email Cruiser Racing Class Captain  This WhatsApp Group should only be used for items related to the Spring Series.

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions can be downloaded from here:

click here to download the Notice of Race

click here to download the Sailing Instructions

click here to download the Minimum Equipment List

Competitors

For an advanced view of probable YTC competitors and their handicaps have a look at the RYA YTC list for London and South East: https://www.swytc.org.uk/portlist.asp?region=10  You can even see the detail behind their handicaps and think how that affects your tactics.

Results

The provisional results for each race will be calculated as soon as possible after the last boat finishes.  They are planned to be available in the MYC club house.  It is rumoured that a presentation or two may be made to boats or people who are new to the fleet, have assisted in the Series or who have otherwise made themselves the boat of the race.  The provisional results will also be uploaded to the Club Results page.  A WhatsApp message to the Spring Series WhatsApp Group will advise as soon as they have been uploaded.

Services

Services such as use of the scrubbing trolley is allowed during the Series but requires the guidance of the bosun (yard team) and will incur additional charges. These services can be booked via the office.

Good value meals and drinks are available at the Medway Yacht Club and are paid for at the time.

All racing information throughout the year can be found on our cruiser racing page click here to visit Cruiser Racing – Medway Yacht Club. 

Should competitors have any questions or queries after submitting their entry form and having read the NOR please contact the office – office@medwayyachtclub.com.