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These are the classes which we currently race:

Class
E

Echo Handicap Division 1 "The Fast Set" with boats from Mylor, Flushing and Falmouth. These guys and girls do tend to get a bit serious about their racing. Some have even been known to lodge protests.

Class
U

Uniform Handicap Division 2 Intended to encourage cruising boats that have competed for a few seasons to develop their competitive edge.

Class
H

Hotel Shrimpers Essentially traditional one-design racing with a fleet of one of the most popular boats to be designed and built in Cornwall. The similar Cape Cutter 19s also race in this fleet.

Class
Q

Quebec Handicap Division 3 The class that gives Mylor racing its distinctive attraction. Most of the boats in this class were never really built with racing in mind and have handicaps that look like telephone numbers. But they jostle around the course having just as much fun and being just as competitive as the rest. Gaffers compete in this fleet
Classes are allocated by the Sailing Committee taking into account the preferences of the skipper.
 
 

Race start flag sequence (5-4-1-0):
Class flags are raised at the five-minute warning signal and lowered at the class start. The "Prepare" flag (P) is raised at four minutes and lowered at one minute before each start.

Time  Up Down Notes
Pre Start  Orange   Committee Boat on station
18:25 Echo   E Class Warning
18:26 Papa   Prep. Up
18:29   Papa Prep. Down
18:30 Uniform Echo E Class Start
U Class Warning
18:31 Papa   Prep. Up
18:34   Papa Prep. Down
18:35 Hotel Uniform U Class Start
H Class Warning
18:36 Papa   Prep. Up
18:39   Papa Prep. Down
18:40 Quebec Hotel H Class Start
Q Class Warning
18:41 Papa   Prep. Up
18:44   Papa Prep. Down
18:45   Quebec Q Class Start
Pre First Finisher Blue Orange Finishing
Post Last Finisher   Blue Racing Complete
 

 
The course group being used is determined by the wind direction and is shown by a black number on a white board displayed in the bows of the Committee Boat.
North = 1, North West = 2, West = 3, South West = 4, South = 5, South East = 6, East = 7, North East = 8.
An IC numeral flag flown below each class flag indicates the course within the group for that class.
 

Wun
1
Too
2
Tree
3
Fow-er
4
Fife
5
   

 

Six
6
Sev-en
7
Ait
8
Nin-er
9
Zero
0
   

 
Special signals:
 

Code & Answering
Postpone
November
Abandon
X-ray
Individual
Recall
+1gun
1st substitute
General
Recall
+2guns
Sierra
Shorten
Course
Mike
Missing
Mark


IC7 below Orange
use VHF Ch77
instead of Ch06
  Courses Racing

 

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