Racing

  • More than 20 formal buoy races for multiple classes each year.
  • Five or more coastal races scheduled through the year.
  • Casual Wednesday night Beer Can races scheduled throughout the summer months.
  • HISC members have dominated regional regattas, winning scores of trophies in Florida and the Bahamas.

As we approach another racing season we would like to thank all the Skippers and Crew that have supported the HISC racing program.

Our racing program is designed to be user friendly. We try to set courses that are challenging and fair to all competitors. In the past, our JAM Fleet race-scoring program adjusted ratings for each race based on the performance of the boat in buoy races. For 2014, we applied this system to all fleets, as this system allows each boat a level playing field, and gives boats more of a chance to move up in the finishing order. We believe that this was a success, and for 2015, we have decided to carry the rating adjustments forward into the new racing season, up to a maximum of 140% your base ratings.

We do not run hard-core regattas where technicalities can cloud the basic goals of having fun and improving skills. The 2017-2020 RRS apply to all of our events, unless otherwise stated in the Sailing Instructions. The bottom line is to be safe and have fun. The after race parties 5:30pm to 7:00pm are a big part of the overall experience. Everyone pitches in by bringing a dish to share, and supplying their own beverages. The conversations center around the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! The camaraderie, and friendships created are what this is all about, not to mention getting the results for the days efforts!

 

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