"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.
Handicap Division 2
Intended to encourage cruising boats that have competed for a few seasons to develop their competitive edge.
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.
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.
Committee Boat on station
E Class Warning
E Class Start U Class Warning
U Class Start H Class Warning
H Class Start Q Class Warning
Q Class Start
Pre First Finisher
Post Last Finisher
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.