Each Yacht competing in a Spring, Summer, Annual or Twilight Series is required, on a minimum of one occasion per annum to supply one crew to assist the MHYC Race Management Team. A roster will be produced by the Sailing Manager and issued to all competing yachts.
This is intended to provide crew who are regular participants in Pointscore series an opportunity to learn and experience first hand what happens behind the scenes to run a day’s racing. They can expect to be fully utilised as a part of the race management team including course setting, mark laying and retrieval, and starting conducting and finishing the race. Depending on their skills or qualifications they may get the opportunity to drive mark laying boats and tenders.
A yacht that fails to provide a crew capable of performing the tasks expected or failure of the crew to arrive in time or adequately prepared is a breach of NOR 28 and shall result in the yacht being issued a 50% scoring penalty. This amends RRS 63.1.
A Yacht that is unable to compete in a scheduled Pointscore Race due to a crew assisting with Race Management duties under the Race Management Scheme NOR 28 shall be entitled to apply to the Sailing Committee for redress. Such application for redress shall be lodged within requirements of NOR 24 and supported by the yacht’s Divisional Representative and, if awarded shall be average points for the whole
series in which she is an entrant.