The Flying Scot Series are competitive races. Skippers must have a basic working knowledge of the racing rules of sailing and are encouraged to develop crews for series racing.
There is a limit of four persons on board each boat for Series Racing. The constitution of the crew, their actions and safety are the responsibility of the skipper of record. Boats do not have to be helmed by a SCOW-certified skipper. Any SCOW member can helm, however a SCOW-certified skipper must be on board and in control of the boat.
Any SCOW-certified skipper can apply for a boat by signing up for the series on the Race with SCOW page. Ideally, the registration period is the 10 to 21 day interval prior to each series, and the list of selected skippers is announced no later than a week before the first race of a series.
Skipper and boat selection will be made by lottery and the results will be published on the SCOW website under Series Racing Results. Crew can monitor this website and contact skippers to request a position on that boat. Crew can also indicate their interest and availability at the Meet the Crew sign-up sheet. To participate in racing, crew must be member of SCOW.
Race Committee Duty
We can't run races without a Race Committee (RC). Race Committee duty is NOT mandatory. Racing skippers and crew should serve on the Race Committee at some point during the year. It might not be as fun as racing but it's still fun. You're on the water watching some pretty competitive races and you can learn a lot by doing it. There is no restriction, with regard to RC duty, on any skipper for competing in any series. If you miss a day of racing due to service on RC, you will be granted redress for scoring purposes for the races you missed for that day. Racers, please support your own interest by serving on the RC and also talking to your friends in the club and encouraging them to come out and spend a day on the water with us on RC.
Training is available. Refer any and all interested members to the Racing Director.
Series Racing NORs and SIs are contained in the 2017 SCOW Racing Handbook.