It is with regret that the decision to postpone EDCS1 The Belton Trophy scheduled for Sunday 16th February has been made. The safety of competitors and their equipment is paramount so the BSC lake at Heybridge will be closed at the weekend.
All entrants will be notified directly when a new date for this event has been arranged, the notice of race will be listed on the MYA event news four weeks before and competitors should submit a new entry once this becomes available.
There have been those in favour of racing and those against; whilst racing should reward those who are well prepared and with well maintained boats there are factors against proceeding and we compete in accordance with the RYA racing charter. We thrive on participation and to this end will be encouraging our club members to travel to the other series events, just as we welcome visitors to our own.
The conditions and responses indicate that there was likely to be a limited entry, the EDCS points format does not benefit competitors in small fleets: a result of 2nd from 3 entrants scores broadly the same as 10th from a fleet of 20.
We look forward to hosting EDCS 1 later in the year and hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend.
Toby, Treasurer at Chelmsford RYC