The third and final event of the Calvert Big Boat Series is scheduled for Sunday 13 October with a starting time of 9;30am (approximately). This social event is for monohull and multihull yachts but excludes off-the -beach sailboats for obvious safety reasons.
The event will be sailed over the traditional triangular course set between Macleay and Peel Islands.
The start and finish line will be located between the committee boat (club pontoon) and an orange buoy adjacent to the Dalpura Anchorage which is located on the north-western side of Macleay Island.
This will be the third event of the Calvert Series which has an alternate date of Sunday October 20, if strong winds result in the cancellation of this event on October 13.
Each event will have separate awards for line honours and handicap place getters. There will also be awards for the overall series using the cumulative results of the three events (or those held).
The Calvert Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the yacht placed first on handicap for the overall series. The Club’s low score system will be used to determine the series placings. All boats participating in the events will be allocated a performance handicap supplied by the Club handicapper, Ivan Scott, who will use data and times recorded over the past years.
In the case of there being three or more of a similar class (e.g. Jubilee Class), additional awards will be awarded at the discretion of the sailing committee.
Awards for the events will be presented after the last event in October, which will incorporate other boating events, such as the off-the-beach sailing results and paddling divisions. The Calvert Memorial Dinner will be held on Saturday October 26, 2019.
Links to the sailing instructions, course maps and nomination forms for the event are available below.