The IOM handicap event this coming weekend will be sailed with a 3 buoy handicap system to give everyone of different abilities a chance in each race.
For the first race of the day, the fleet will all start together and race to buoy 1. This is the “seeding race” and is not scored in the final results.
For the 2nd race, the fleet will be split into 3 groups based on results in the first race. All start together, but race to separate windward marks (fastest group going to most distant mark)
For subsequent races, the first 2 boats from each group move up a buoy and the last 2 boats move down a buoy.
First race starts at 1pm.