Handicap review

The first handicap review of 2016 took place on Thurs: the updated handicap list is attached with changes in red. We used the same process as recent years, which is described in more detail below. Do let me know if you have any questions or queries.
Our next race is Cockburn 1 this Weds evening (20-Apr). Start is off Avonmouth at 18:30 for the slow fleet and 18:35 for the fast. We’ll wait for boats in the 18:00 lock, within reason!
From a post in Oct 15: “In the interests of transparency this is how the reviews work (and have done for the past few years): Each boat has a handicap assigned for top of the tide races, which is their predicted performance (the Top of Tide number in the attachment). After each race the results are entered into a spreadsheet supplied by the RYA – the imbedded formulas calculate the actual performance achieved by each boat. There’s a cut off at which point the results are discarded to foil any attempts to improve handicaps by finishing last (note there’s a few sub rules to prevent boats from falling foul of this when the number is genuinely wrong). All boats that have three or more valid results since the last review have their average actual performance calculated. A new Top of Tide number is proposed for each boat that is half way between their predicted and actual performance. The proposed new numbers are then reviewed by the sailing subcommittee to ensure that there’s no errors. If you’ve got any questions on this do contact me directly”