Short Course Racing
A series of 5 racedays (3 races on each) throughout the season
The SCR is the main racing series at TISC for BEGINNERS and IMPROVERS. Racing is held predominantly within Thorney Channel over high tide and consists of several laps of a short course rather than a single lap of a long course. Races normally last around 30-40 minutes, and we aim to run 3 races on an SCR raceday.
SCR racing keeps competing boats close together, so no one gets isolated and there is always something going on very close to you. The mark roundings are a lot more fun with several boats approaching at the same time. Also the handicap system means every boat stands a chance of winning .. and there are always lots of battles going on between similar speed boats within the fleet.
SCR racing is less formal than Long Course and misdemeanours generally incur instant on the water penalties. Because there are a large number of races in the SCR series.. if you have an absolute stinker then you only have to wait for the next race to put it right .. and the more races you take part in, the more of your worse results can be "discarded".
SCR is racing … but with the emphasis on having fun and improving peoples sailing skills. If you are a new sailor or just want to improve.. taking part in the SCR series will make you a better sailor .. and it is a lot of fun as well.
All SCR Racedays start with a full course briefing and explanation of what will happen .. so don't worry if you have never raced before.. just give it a go.