HooD Posted May 26, 2003 Report Share Posted May 26, 2003 I am not sure how relevant this is to other yacht clubs, but I just wanted to get some opinions that didnt have a vested interest. Our yacht club isnt a huge club, this season coming we will have 8 18footers about 10 16's and few 14 footer's. In the season just past, we opened up a real can of worms. it was felt that the majority of the 16foot fleet had older boats, were mostly new sailors, and did not stand a chance against two very new, and well sailed cobra's. so we promoted the two cobra's to the 18 foot fleet. Some of the 18foot guys are happy to sail against the 16footer's, others are not, and I can undertand why, on some occasions the 16footers win, not because of the way they are sailed, but because of the yardstick advantage. (when ever the race becomes becalmed, the 16footers get a time advantage) I can already hear Mal and Andrew say yardsticks are worthless anyway, but i guess thats beside the point when the fleets are so small. The question really is, should we let the 16footers stay in division 1 (18's), or send them back to division 2(16's) ??? Darren. Lauderdale yacht club www.lyc.catsailor.org [This message has been edited by HooD (edited 26 May 2003).] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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