Use your Club’s standard registration form, just as you would for any other race. Remember to check the RUST box to indicate your interest in joining the series.
Let the volunteer RUST coordinator, Tony Latus, know about your intention to participate. Additionally, inform the RUST scorer, Kirk Robertson, so they can ensure your inclusion in the race.
Open to all boat types, the R.U.S.T. races welcome a diverse fleet.
Forget about fees and complicated handicap numbers. R.U.S.T. racing
eliminates any financial burden or additional paperwork. Simply register in your standard sail configuration, and we’ll assign you an initial handicap accordingly.
The R.U.S.T. race courses are flexible, adapting to the ever-changing
wind conditions. The shapes and lengths of the courses are announced in the start area using VHF and voice hail. We ensure that each race provides a fair and challenging experience for all participants.
The NHC (National Handicap for Cruisers) handicap system is the backbone
of R.U.S.T. racing. It’s an algorithm-driven system that adjusts your handicap based on your performance. This tried-and-tested system has been refined over the past five years at BYC, with over 1800 boat/race combinations analyzed.
The “rabbit start” is an exciting racing technique where a
designated boat, known as the “rabbit,” sets the pace for the other competitors. As the rabbit boat sails ahead, the rest of the fleet attempts to catch up and overtake it. This style of start adds a thrilling dynamic to the races, making it an exhilarating experience for all participants.