Folly Trophy - 18 June 2022
The Folly race is a 2-day Inter-club race versus ESSC.
The race will be to Lymington on the 18 June.
In previous years the 2nd day has been Round the Island.
This year we are trialling a different approach. To encourage greater participation for the Folly event, particularly from lighter boats with less offshore capability or crews with less experience, we have made a few changes to the race schedule and the scoring system.
The changes we are making are as follows:
1.This event will be run as two separate races with points being awarded for each race. This will replace the previous system whereby the elapsed times were used to calculate the final results.
The benefit of this change is that if a boat has to retire or gets disqualified in one of the races, it is still able to compete in the other race. No one wants to see a boat (from either club) excluded from the whole event If it has to retire in one of the races.
2.For the Day-two race (Sunday 19th June), two races will be run and competitors will be given a free choice which one they wish to enter. The first will be the Off-Shore Route (Start Time: 0650hrs) or the In-Shore Route (Start time: 0900 hrs)
As this race is essentially a Round-The-Island Race, the boats that choose this course will benefit on points. This will be achieved by the boats racing the In-Shore course having one extra point added to the points awarded to them depending on their finishing position.
The benefit of this change is that racing round the outside of the IOW isn't everyone's cup of tea and secondly, a start time of 0900 hrs is a much more civilised time compared to 0650 hrs.
The Folly entry form is below.