Date: Sunday 7 april 2024
Every year the SYC Cup Nav Rally is where Sandringham Yacht Club invites other Clubs to compete in a Navigation Rally for the coveted SYC Cup.
This event has a long history and both yachts and power boats successfully compete.
Over the past few years, SYC has generally been successful in retaining the Cup though this was not always the case whilst we retained the Cup last year this has not always been the case, so we do actively aim to retain the Cup within the Club participation is encouraged from all boat types.
There is also a Club team component on the day, as the CUB Trophy is taken home by the Club who are most successful across the podium finishing list. The Cup returned to SYC last year and hopefully, with a strong SYC turnout, we may be able to retain it.
Competing in a Nav Rally is a great opportunity to use your navigation equipment onboard your boat, testing your ability to accurately navigate (using the equipment) around a set course at a constant speed. This is done normally with a navigator onboard calling or checking your speed over the course, so it is effectively a time trial involving teamwork to make your way around the course on track and on time.
Boats must nominate their boat speed from 5, 6, 7.5, 10, and 12 knots on entry and on the day proceed around the course at their nominated speed passing positions at specified times. Points are lost for being too early or too late at the various positions on the course.
The TackTracker system is used to calculate the results.