As we go into 2021, the Sailing Committee are making plans for sailing this year, mindful that it is likely to be several months before we can get back to anything like normal.
- The 2021 programme covering the period from April to December will be published on the website next week. It has all the events scheduled, but no duties have been allocated yet. We will start allocating duties for April and May in early February.
- The new version of the Racing Rules of Sailing (2021-2024) is available for use from the 1st January. There are relatively few changes this time; though a renumbering of the rules and some overlap with SYC Sailing Instructions means that we need to update our documents and also make a few small changes to raceManager. This needs to be done carefully and will take a little time. The Sailing Committee have therefore agreed to postpone the adoption of the new RRS until the first race of the Spring Series. We will post a summary of the changes to the RRS when the new Sailing Instructions are released.
- Finally the Sailing Committee has been pleased by the growth of numbers in the Slow Handicap fleet. Based on feedback from some fleet members we are making a proposal to move some classes from the Slow Handicap to the Fast Handicap fleet, starting in the Spring Series. Before finalising the change we would like to get the views of all competitors so please take a look at the proposed changes in the forum topic "Fleet Moves 2021" and let us know your views.