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Handicap Start

Handicap Start Procedure :-


There will be up to 3 fleets – Red, Yellow and Green (a fleet can consist of one or more yachts) each yacht shall carry the appropriate fleet pennant – this will

be supplied by the club.

All heats will need to be at least 2 laps to give the handicap a chance to even out by the end of each heat.

Starting shall follow the following process:

2 Minute warning

1 Minute warning –

                     Racing rules apply for ALL fleets –

                                NO yacht may be on the course side (blue restricted area) any yacht course side after the 1 minute warning will be disqualified from the heat.

                                ONLY the yachts in fleet due to start may enter the Orange restricted area after the 1 minute signal

0 Start Gun –

                     Green Fleet Start

                                Yellow fleet may now enter the Orange restricted zone but must not impede any green boat fleet that is still starting. –

                                Jumped starts will incur a 360 Deg Penalty during the first leg – any blatant early start may incur a 720o Penalty during the

                                first leg or disqualification from the heat at the RO discretion

40 second countdown

Start Gun –

                     Yellow Fleet Start

                                Red fleet may now enter the Orange restricted zone but must not impede any Yellow boat fleet that is still starting.

                                Jumped starts will incur a 360 Deg Penalty during the first leg – any blatant early start may incur a 720o Penalty during the

                                first leg or disqualification from the heat at the RO discretion

30 second countdown

Start Gun –

                     Red Fleet Start

                                Jumped starts will incur the standard penalty requiring the line to be re-crossed

                                Note:- There shall be no General Recalls for these handicap events

Examples from the fleet calculator