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PRACC 2013 A welcome from David & Linda Munro

February 9, 2013

The weekend saw some exciting racing- photo by John Smith

photo by John Smith MPMYC

We welcome 2013 and look forward to another successful year for the PRACC series.  This year we will be visiting 9 different venues.  This is one fewer than last year but as Gosport are hosting the National Championships in September they will be running this in place of the normal one day event that they normally hold.  Most skippers will be pleased to hear that this year the Nationals will be a 2 day event – a little less taxing on us oldies. This will also be the final event of the series.  Poole will be running the TAPLIN Trophy in May in the hope that we will beat the dreaded weed that is likely to return during the year.  Hopefully Manor Park will be able to hold their event without the flooding problem.

The scoring system has changed slightly this year and John Smith has devised an Excel programme which will make it run smoothly – Many thanks John.  The principle of the “top down” scoring system is basically remaining.  The winner will get one more point than the number of competitors subject to a minimum of 20 points.  This, hopefully, encourages skippers to attend those events that have lower entries.  This year the National Championships will be regarded as a normal event in that there are no additional points awarded because it is a 2 day meeting.  Previously your chances of winning or achieving a high place in the series was made difficult if you didn’t attend the Nationals and thereby benefit from the “bonus” points awarded so we now have a more level playing field for all.

From the 9 qualifying events the best 5 results will count towards the final position in the series.  As in previous years any skipper that gives up their sailing in order to help run an event will be awarded average points at the end of the series.  Also the GERRY GRAY Trophy will be awarded to the highest placed skipper who has attended the largest number of events throughout the year

The Calendar can be found on the MYA Calendar and via our own Calendar page HERE

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