Fleets & Trophies
Current Racing Fleets
There will be four racing fleets with four starts.
Start 1: Lasers only.
Start 2: Fast Fleet. Dinghies racing in the Fast Menagerie fleet have a PY No. of 1160 or less – e.g. Solo, Wayfarer, Comet Enterprise
Start 3: Gp14
Start 4: Menagerie. Dinghies racing in the Menagerie fleet have a PY No. greater than 1160 e.g. Topper, Pico, Mirror, Comet
If you are unsure which fleet to sail in speak to the OOD or the Sailing Captain
N.B. Comets can elect to race in the Fast Fleet or the Menagerie Fleet but should not change fleets during Series or Trophy races.
All Series and Trophy races are sailed as scratch and handicap within the same race.
Trophy & Points Races
Trophy or Points races will be events for all fleets i.e Laser, Fast Managerie, GP14 and Slow Menagerie. There will be four points series sailed over a number of days – Spring Points, Summer Points, Autumn Points and Frostbite. Fleet winners, both Scratch and Handicap, will be awarded trophies. Should the same helm come first in both scratch and handicap, only the scratch trophy will be awarded with the handicap trophy going to the helm coming second on handicap.
Trophies awarded on the 6 Trophy Days throughout the season will normally comprise three races with two out of three results counting towards the final positions.
In the case of the same helm coming first in both scratch and handicap on trophy days they will receive only the designated prize. This will be the Handicap Prize for Trophy events 1,3 & 5 and the Scratch Prize for Trophy events 2, 4 & 6 and the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Frostbite series.
The helm coming second on scratch in Trophy events 1, 3 & 5 and the helm coming second on handicap in the other events will receive the non-designated prize.
Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the committee.
Coxswain of the Year Series
These are scratch trophies for the Victor Ludorum in each class, being awarded on the basis of the number of scratch wins in the Spring, Summer and Autumn Points, Frostbite series and the six Trophy days. The major trophies will be –
GP14 Coxswain of the Year
Two-handed boats Crew of the Year
Laser fleet Good Wins Trophy
Fast Handicap Bennett Trophy
Menagerie Handicap Doddington Plate
Mixed Fleet Junior Challenge Trophy*
* Juniors must be under the age of 19 years at the end of the Autumn Points to qualify.
Trophies awarded on the 6 Trophy Days throughout the season will normally comprise three races with one discard.
Eric Lea Trophy
G & P Trophy
Single Handed Tankard
Single Handed Salver
Top Ten Trophy
Little Heath Trophy
Phillipa Stothert Trophy
Tony Mosley Cup
Awarded to the winner of the New Helms Series
Junior Pursuit Race
Most race wins by a junior in any fleet
Ladies Helm Pursuit Race
All Fleets Pursuit Race
All Fleets Pursuit Race
Most Races Sailed Laser Fleet
Most Races Sailed Fast Fleet
Most Handicap Wins GP 14 Fleet
John Clarke Freshers Trophy
Awarded to the most improved adult during the season
Mathew Ainsworth Trophy
Awarded to the junior who in the opinion of the Sailing Committee has made the most progress and demonstrated the most potential during the season