IRC Solent Region Championship - Royal Solent YC Tattinger Regatta

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The Royal Southern Yacht Club is committed to sail racing, both traditional and cutting edge. 
The core programme is based upon four Summer Series Regattas, offering competitive racing for IRC classes, Cruiser Class, Sports Boat and Keel Boat classes.  
In addition, the Club regularly hosts X-Yachts, Laser SB20s, First 40s, J/70/80/88/97/109/111s, Contessa 32s, Oyster Yachts, Fast 40s, the J-Cup, Sigma 33/38s, the Inter Club Youth Keelboat Championship, XODs and other One-Design classes. 
These individual regattas are supplemented by a 3-race Passage Series, for IRC and Club Class boats, a 5-race series for Cruisers and a busy programme for Academy and Youth sailing, including Splash Week.


One Ton Cup 2016  Credit: Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

The Royal Southern organises one of the largest and best supported IRC racing programmes in the Solent, and the monthly Regattas span the full range of competition levels.
Two days of racing, over each weekend during each month between May and September, across two starting lines, which enable us to deliver competitive racing for four IRC classes, sports boats, one designs and Cruiser class yachts.
The Black Line handles boats with a current IRC certificates, racing a mix of windward-leeward and round-the-cans courses, while Cruiser Class uses a Club handicap system, predominantly racing simpler round-thecans courses.
 Our White Line hosts the one designs including Laser SB20s, J/80s, the new J/70s and a new Sportsboat Handicap class, with the 6 Metre class also joining our fleet for the early summer months; racing predominantly windward-leeward courses.
Each Saturday there will be food and drink available and, in the evening, a lively party open to all entrants - Members and non-members alike and friends and family are welcome.
After racing on Sunday, prizes will be awarded to class winners, with Series prizes awarded at our Annual Prize Giving ceremony.
How Handicapping Works
How does a 28’ family cruiser compete with a 45’ race boat?
The answer lies in the handicap or rating applied to each boat and the division of competitors into different classes. In yacht racing it is the boat that is handicapped rather than the skipper.
There are two handicapping methods used by the Club; cruising boats are given a Club handicap, while race boasts usually apply for an ‘IRC’ rating produced by the RORC Rating Office in Lymington.
After a race the race officer multiplies each boat’s elapsed time (starting time to finishing time) by its rating factor to produced a ‘corrected time’. The boat with the lowest corrected time is the winner. To avoid too many boats starting simultaneously, we divide competitors into different classes.
There could be 50 boats ranging from 32 to 55-footers, with the bigger faster boats completing the course in a lot less time than the smaller boats. So we use the ranges set by the SCRA to divide the fleet into classes, with each class starting ten minutes after the preceding class.
The race officer then allocates longer courses to the faster classes, so that all boats finish around the same time, ready for the next race.
The race committee has discretion to reallocate similar boats to the same class if their ratings fall across the class split, to create as competitive and evenly balanced racing as possible.

Cruiser Class
Fancy giving racing a go in 2018? Why not try your hand at our Cruiser Class racing?
This is open to anyone not wanting the cut and thrust of the IRC class racing, whether you’re new to racing or down-tuned your boat, or simply want sail with the family rather than a full racing crew. It is easy to enter, just tick Cruiser Class for the events you would like to enter and we will then assign you a Handicap.
There is no charge for the Handicap and non-members are very welcome.
All our racing events have socials attached so if you are new to the Southern this is also a great way to meet new faces.

Latest Crew Register Entries from The RSrnYC Crew Register

In:Crew Wanted - Cruising
From: Joshua Graham  On:22 May 2018
Hi I have been working at the Royal Southern Yatch Club for some time and have gained a sound interest in sailing. If the opportunity presents itself I would like to become part of the crew on a vesse...

In:Crew Wanted - Club Racing Events
From: John Evans  On:22 May 2018
Monotype 7.5M "EvenSong"Weekday Wednesday racing with our companion Club Hamble River. Work and home prevent normal crew from joining for these racers, so am looking for bow/spinnaker and mainsheet c...

In:Crew Available - Experienced Crew
From: Richard Lycett  On:03 May 2018
Keen racer looking for a boat for some of the summer events. Mainly Cowes week but also possibly Cowes St Malo and RTI. Live in the Midlands so my regular fix is on my Laser, but regularly come down ...

In:Crew Available - Getting Started ?
From: Amy T  On:30 April 2018
Regular recreational race experience on 24-40fters in Australia particularly First 36.7 - mast, pit, trim. Also 2 yrs working on the maxis in the Whitsundays, and spent the last 2 years in the Med - 1...

In:Crew Available - Getting Started ?
From: Henry Bland  On:25 April 2018
Hello, I grew up on a farm in Regional Australia & have come to Europe to pursue a career in the yachting industry starting as a Deckhand.I have knowledge of various hand and power tools, including; B...

In:Crew Available - Experienced Crew
From: Per Henriksen  On:25 April 2018
I'm looking for a boat for the Summer Series regattas. Recently relocated to the UK from Sydney.Crewed on a 37ft Northshore 370 in Sydney for the past 5 years, racing on a weekly basis. Mostly inshor...

In:Crew Wanted - Regatta Weekend Racing
From: Victoria Saxton  On:16 April 2018
Hello! I'm relatively new to sailing but dying to learn more and get time on the water. I completed my competent crew last summer and have taken part in some races. My friend Gill is at the same level...

In:Crew Available - Getting Started ?
From: Victoria Saxton  On:16 April 2018
Hello! I completed my Competent Crew last summer and have taken part in a few races. I'm enthusiastic, friendly and looking to learn more and get more time on the water either cruising or racing. My ...

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