Glandore Harbour Yacht Club

Fair Sailing for ALL

Fair Sailing for all

GHYC are trying to “level the playing field for all competitors” when you take part in our racing events throughout the year, racing is effectively a self policing  environment and it is up to the sailors to be aware of the rules etc, only you can make that decision to get better equipped to fully understand the Rules of Racing, but as a Committee we feel we should be able to help you in achieving this goal.

Within GHYC in 2018 we will investigate the possibility of introducing the “FairSailing for All”. This is an initiative we believe was  started by the Inland Lake Yachting Association of the USA, take a look at this article which will give you a better insight into the objectives etc.

Simply put it is about education, education and education about the Rules of Racing and to that end they issue a Rule per Week with examples (Video clips) of how those rules should be interpreted under certain conditions and there is also a quiz associated with the Rule per Week.

At this time GHYC is making contact with the ILYA to see if we can “tag onto their program” in some way

One of their objectives is “We expect to see more sailors exonerating themselves on the water. We expect to see more use of the protest…. etc etc….”

If you want to take a look now at what the Rule per Week looks like and the sort of facilities they offer to help sailors understand the rule take a look at their FairSailing page on their web site, and try the simple video demos in Full screen to assist you in understanding the interpretation of the rule

As part of the process we are also starting  to log all Protests within the GHYC racing calendar for 2018, this will be a useful tool for all and hopefully it should be part of the learning process. In the past within GHYC Protest have been discouraged, but in reality they should be viewed positively as a means to make all sailors more aware and appreciative of the Rules of Racing.

When you are out on the water and you honestly feel you have been “wronged” then try and put it “right” you owe it to yourself, raise a protest, you will learn through the experience, and so will others.

Each Protest will be logged under the respective League or Event as below.

If you wish to download a Protest Form

Dragon Golden Sail
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At Home
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Squib Early League
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Dragon Summer League
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Squib Evening League
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Dragon Evening League
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Celtic Challenge
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Dragon Derby
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Squib Derby
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Squib Summer League
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Castletownshend
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Mixed Dinghy Racing
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Squib Summer Cup
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Gordon Cup
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Glandore Regatta for Dinghies
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Lar Casey Cup
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Regatta Cup
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Rose Bowl
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