Bournville Yacht Racing
Radio Control and Free Sailing yacht Racing
A part of the Bournville Radio Sailing and Model Boat Club
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.
30 second countdown
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