For Wrinkleboat the 15s and 17s race together are scored in individual fleets and in the combined 15 & 17 championship. What does this mean? There are trophies for the 15s and the 17s that are scored independently of each other. Then, the entire Wrinkleboat fleet is scored together to choose the overall champion – meaning the best sailed boat, 15 or 17, will win the Intergalactic Champion Trophy!
Now one issue that has come up in the past is one of the really fast boats finishes a race so quickly that the others are listed by the race committee as ‘Time Limit Expired*’. There are a couple of things we, as the Wrinkleboat Fleet, can do to avoid this happening –
First is if we get five or more 15s and five or more 17s to sign up meaning ‘size’ will have their own race class and therefore their own fleet.
Second is we work with the Arizona Yacht Club (AzYC) Race Committee to institute the ‘2nd finisher rule’. What is this? Well, we ask that the AzYC start the ‘TLE’ clock after the second boat in the Wrinkleboat fleet finishes a race.
* Time Limit Expired (TLE) is a method of keeping the racing start sequence running in a timely manner. It consists of an arbitrary time limit (TL) set by the Race Committee (R/C), 20 minutes is what has been done in the past, that cuts off finish time for an individual fleet based on the finish time of the first boat (typically). ONLY boats that finish within the TL are noted as finished; all others finishing after the TL are assigned a “TLE”
DON’T PANIC if all these racing details don’t make sense. The Wrinkleboat fleet doesn’t require you to know all the specifics of fleet racing and we will cover our fleet rules and ‘how to start’ information during Friday evening’s dinner at the Wild Horse.
IF YOU WANT TO CAMP AT THE LAKE
Dave Scobie will by camping at the lake and all folks are invited to park their boat and trailer near him. You are also invited to camp in this location if you have an RV or high-wind-able tent. Usually the Wrinkleboat compound is west of the Lake Pleasant Fire Station (across the road in the big parking lot); or stated in another way NE of the Regatta HQ just east of the big green grass area noted on the map linked below –