Contrary to our hopes the provision of competitive yacht sailing with mixed crews within the government social distancing and safety guidelines is not yet possible. However, you can be assured that your committee have met, virtually, and will continue to meet to organize PYRA racing in some form at the earliest opportunity.
To that end we ask you to reserve the remaining weekends featured in our programme plus the 10th/11th October for PYRA events in the hope that we can race together at some stage this season.
Much of our season has already passed and the structure for the remainder must change so you can expect any of the following alterations to our normal practices and published programme in the interest of providing some racing:
– Changes to courses, venues, start times, classes and rendezvous.
– Our usual series scoring systems to be abandoned in favour of ‘stand-alone’ results for events that we are able to run.
– Restrictions on Crew composition and Sail plans.
– The PYRA Tour is unlikely to take place in its usual format.
As a committee we will keep you informed of any meaningful movement towards a return to PYRA racing and we are all happy to answer any queries that you might have. In the meantime, we hope that you can enjoy some leisure sailing on your boats and look forward to seeing you on the water soon.
PYRA Association Captain
below is the sort of programme that we would expect/had planed to follow but …….