Wee Nip Medal Competitions
Notice of Race
The Wee Nip Series is a competition run across three venues in the Midlands Region for Abington Park Wee Nip Yachts over eight events.
R1- 18th March - EMBERTON SAILING CLUB
R2 - 29th April - HOLLOWELL SAILING CLUB
R3 - 27th May - TWO ISLANDS RYC
R4 - 8th July - TWO ISLANDS RYC
R5 - 22nd July - HOLLOWELL SAILING CLUB
R6 - 5th August - TWO ISLANDS RYC
R7 - 9th Sept - EMBERTON SAILING CLUB
R8 - 21st Oct - HOLLOWELL SAILING CLUB
The class rules shown on the Wee Nip web site will apply with respect to boat construction. Please ensure that your sail numbers are correctly displayed.
The MYA formal rules for the racing will be the 2017-2020 World Sailing Racing Rules modified by the 2017 MYA Standard Sailing Instructions as applied to radio controlled boats. However, don’t feel intimidated, these rules are basically full size boat rules and will be modified on the day to suit the class boat and local weather conditions. Local sailing instructions will be announced at the Race Officer’s briefing before the start of competition.
Your MYA membership card or equivalent evidence of insurance should be made available to the Race Officer if requested.
The Race Officer will be provided by the host club.
Registration and measurement checks will start at 9.00am.
The briefing will be at 9.30am followed by an optional practice race and then the first race due to commence shortly afterwards. The final race starting at no later than 3pm, any race not completed by 3.30pm will be abandoned. Races held at Hollowell Sailing Club will complete by 1.30pm however in order to give a full program we will start promptly and only take a short break instead of lunch which can be taken after racing completes. If sixteen races have been completed inside the allotted the RO may with the agreement of the competitors complete racing early.
The entry fee will be £3:00 to be paid on the day at registration.
Advanced payment is not necessary.
The heat scoring for events will be based upon the low point scoring system.
The series scoring is changed from previous years and will be in the following manner with the best six of eight scores counting towards the skippers total.
Finishing position points will be calculated on a percentage system, to obtain Champion Skipper points at an event a competitor shall start in at least one heat.
Competitor’s points are calculated using the formula below, where S is the largest number of yachts that start in at least one heat, and F is the competitors finishing position
Points = 100/S x (S+1)-F
The points shall be rounded to the first decimal place.
Where a skipper does not sail in any event his/her score is zero for that event.
Race officers will be awarded 70 points toward their total score for a maximum of one event only.
There will be a small prize for each winner of meeting and an overall prize for the competitor with the best score from eight meetings.