We’re pleased to announce the return of the Junior Autumn Mini-Series (JAMS for short) this autumn. Starting on Saturday 22nd October, the series runs for 4 saturday afternoons until November 19th. The handicap series is open to all juniors members sailing in any recognised junior class (Topper, Topper 4.2 and RS Feva).
Key Dates: October 22nd, October 29th, November 12th & November 19th
Start Time: 12.30pm, competitors to meet at the Race Hut.
Please read on for further details:
At a Glance
- Number of Races: 4 races per day, 16 races in the Series.
- Races to Count:8 races to count towards the series.
- Entry Fee: None. It’s completely free!
- When to arrive: The start is at 12.30. Please arrive at least 1 hour beforehand so you can set-up your boat and change
- What to wear: You’ll need a wet-suit or drysuit from the end-of october. Keep warm and you’ll enjoy yourself much more.
Starting at 12.30 each Saturday, there will be 4 races per day. The format will be the same each week.
- Race 1: Sausage (3 laps)
- Race 2: Triangle (3 laps)
- Race 3: Triangle & Sausage (4 rounds)
- Race 4: Triangle & Sausage (4 rounds)
We aim to keep the races very short. If the conditions don’t allow the number of laps or rounds to be completed in a reasonable time, we’ll display the white/blue ‘S’ flag and shorten the course. When you see this from the committee boat you should finish the lap/round and sail across the line.
The start line will between an orange inflatable and the committee boat. The line will be across the wind making the first leg a beat.
The finish line will be indicated by a small orange buoy placed in front of the committee boat. When you complete your last lap/round you should sail in front of the committee boat and between the committee boat and the orange buoy. You will get a hoot as you cross the line. The wind will be across the side of your boat and you’ll be finishing on a reach.
The Junior Autumn Mini-Series event is jointly organised between the Sailing School and the Racing Coordinator. If you have any questions please contact Steve Ivory or Karl Pountney for further details.