Pursuit Races are designed for handicap racing. In a pursuit race, the slowest boats start racing first, faster boats start later and try and catch the slower boats up. At the end of the allotted time the position of all boats on the course is their “finish” position, so the leading boat wins!
The start time for each boat class is calculated using their “Portsmouth Yardstick”, and therefore depend on the class of boat and on the length of the race!
The Race Management System now provides full support for starting and scoring pursuit races. Members can read more details below:
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