First Club Handicap Issued
The new Club handicapping system has got off to a flying start with certificate number 1 already issued to Tim Bizzey for Storm Petrel.
With a number of summer events planning to incorporate “fast cruise” or “timed passage” elements skippers need to submit their handicap applications in good time if they wish to take part. The handicap committee advise allowing at least 5 working days to get your result, so please don’t expect to send an application in on the Friday morning if you need a handicap for that weekend!
Tim remarked that the application process was not too challenging – in his case he was able to get all the information he needed from the yacht’s brochure. Some skippers may need to take a handful of measurements from their boat, or search the internet for standard data. The handicap committee will always try to assist in identifying sources of information if skippers are experiencing difficulty, but again the secret is to make an early start.
The first club event with a “timed passage” element is to Lymington on 22/23 June, so if you wish to take part in the timed passage you will need to submit your handicap application in the next 10 days to make sure your handicap can be issued in time.
Download the application form here (it’s a Word document) and save a copy to your pc.
Once you have completed it, or if you have any queries, – email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can complete the application on your pc and send it to the handicap committee as an attachment to your email. Your electronic submission will be taken as your signature, so don’t worry about having to manually sign and scan the document before you send it in.