Club 500 Racing Events and Rules 2014.

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Please note March,September and October times to race in daylight!
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E.M.B.C
CLUB 500 RULES

1      All boats to be 500mm minimum in length and have 40 mm freeboard

2        Boats to have "soft" bow protectors. 

3       500 series closed Can un-modified motors , rigid prop shafts connected directly to motor (no flexy drives or gearboxes) and plastic props only allowed. 6x sub cell 7.2 volt batteries for motor power and 4x “AAA” or “AA” type batteries for receivers ,NO speed controllers to be used, direct on/off switch only.

4      Race course to be decided on race night.


5       Boats to be open for inspection before racing starts

6      All boats to show skippers club membership number.

NOTES
     Any disputes to be settled before start of next race

THESE RULES APPLY ONLY TO E.M.B.C. Club 500 RACING.
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Additions added on 22nd May 2014

If a person manages to start the race we should get some sort of score, even if it's just considered a consolation score, no zeros on the scorecard! This would go some way to even out large differences we now get. The consistent finishers will still be in front but the none finishers will not appear to be as far behind, which must be a good feel factor for the DNF'rs.  I think it would also encourage those who boats were not really ready but could maybe just chug off the line, giving them a score and encouragement. Maybe for that, say, they have to at least go 10 meters (the first buoy!) from the start line or been in a start type debilitating collision, which we all know can happen a couple of feet from the off!

As such I propose the following as a possible simple method:
The DNF'rs would all get the score of the last possible place of that particular race (except when there is less than 6 start);
10 starters last place would be 1 points to the DNF'rs,
9 starters last place would be 2 points to the DNF'rs
8 starters last place would be 3 points to the DNF'rs
7 starters last place would be 4 points to the DNF'rs
6 starters last place would be 5 points to the DNF'rs
With a maximum points possible for a DNFr set at five

A couple of examples;

Say there are 9 starters but only 4 finishers, if you came in 9th and last you would have got 2 points, so the 4 none finishers would get 2 points a piece
1st - 10 points,    2nd - 9 points, 3rd - 8 points, 4th - 7 points,  --- 5 none finishers would get 2 points each


Less than 6 starters, say only 5 start and only 3 finish,
1st - 10 points,    2nd - 9 points, 3rd - 8 points, --- 2 none finishers would get 5 points each

Not to complicated really, and I think it would help all, the best will still win, but the unlucky won't feel so left behind…
ALL BOATS RACING MUST HAVE A RUBBER OR SOFT NOSE.

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If you need any advice on Club 500 racing contact 
Club 500 Racing Secretary Phil Laxton who is only too glad to assist 
Phil.


And they're off!
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