Club Class

This Class is open to sailors who want to participate in the on-the-water action but who may not take their racing as seriously as others and don’t want to incur all the usual expenses. If you are racing to win, this is not the class for you!

  • The entry fee is US $9 per foot of measured overall length.
  • Acceptance of entries into the Club Class is solely at the discretion of the Organising Authority. High performance boats, boats using high tech sails or spars, boats that have previously done well under CSA racing or boats with highly trained crews will not be accepted into the Club Class.
  • The Class will be scored using Variable Simplified CSA Handicap. Boats that already have full CSA Ratings may enter the Class but will still be issued a CSA Simplified Rating, at no cost. Boats without a CSA Rating must request a CSA Simplified Rating at a cost of US $50 by accessing this link. All boats should endeavor to have their Simplified CSA Handicap a few days BEFORE the close of registration.
  • Boats may enter as jib and main (pole or no pole) only or with spinnakers.
  • After each day’s racing, individual ratings will be adjusted up or down according to the following formula:
    New Rating = Old Rating X Equalizing Factor X Reward Factor. Yachts that do well (better than 4th place) will have their rating adjusted up while yachts that do not do as well (worse than 4th place) will have their rating adjusted down. The newly adjusted rating becomes your rating for next day’s race. This will result in tighter racing as the week progresses with more opportunities for all teams to experience the thrill of a podium position.
    Equalizing Factor:
    Calculated as the ratio of each finisher’s corrected time to the 4th place boat corrected time to a minimum and maximum amount of 0.950 to 1.050, inclusive.
    Performance Reward Factor:
    This does not vary for the duration of the regatta.
    1st = .990, 2nd = .994, 3rd = .997, 4th = 1.000, 5th = 1.003, 6th = 1.006, 7th = 1.010, 8th = 1.011, 9th = 1.012,
    10th = 1.013, 11th = 1.014, 12th and below = 1.015
    If the boat has no finish time (DNC, DNS, DNF, etc), then
    New Rating = Old Rating.
    For the top three finishers, the New Rating will not be less than the Old Rating.
    For finishers below fourth place, the New Rating will not be more than the Old Rating.
  • All class participants must accept the Variable Simplified CSA Handicap procedures.
  • The CSA Simplified Rating or the Variable Simplified CSA Handicap procedures are not subject to competitor protest.
  • There will be one race per day for the Class with no throw-outs.
  • Courses will be 2-3 hours long with less emphasis on windward/leeward performance in as much as that is possible within our geographic and mark placement limitations.
  • Club Class entries will not be eligible for The Royal Southern Yacht Club Challenge.
  • This list of rules is NOT final. Please check back for possible updates.