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Handicap Racing using Average Lap Time (ALT)

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Handicap races are where all boats of all classes start together. Boats must pass through the starting line on every circuit of the course. Following the "About to Finish" sound signal all boats complete the lap they are on in order to finish. Boats between the last mark and the finish line must complete another lap before finishing. Each boat's finishing time (elapsed time) is recorded.

The boat's elapsed time is divided by the number of laps completed and this is its Average Lap Time (ALT). Final position is then calculated by applying the RYA PY handicap to the ALT. This is done using the SSC Race Management System.

A guide to ALT Racing can be found in the Document Library.

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