Message from Phil Walter (FYCA) via ELYC Race Secretary
As you are well aware the FYCA Handicap Committee is responsible for the management of the racing handicaps used on the Forth.
After serving 10 years on the committee, 7 as chairman, I am looking to stand down at this year's AGM. Therefore I am asking if there are any volunteers willing to take on the role.
This would suite someone who is interested in racing on the Forth and how the handicaps are managed. The main roles of the chairman are to track the handicap applications, liaise with the sailing secretaries, to call the committee meetings and obviously to chair them. The handicap chairman is also a member of the FYCA management committee, by attending these meetings you'll see the broad range of topics covered by the FYCA. Understanding how the handicap system works is useful but not essential. The current committee members have all agreed to serve another year and are more than able to handle the technical side of setting and reviewing the handicaps. Whoever takes on the role will be well supported in this aspect.
As it happens the current committee is made up of boat owners/skippers but that is not a requirement. Neither do handicap committee members have to be officers of the club they represent.
If anyone is interested or would like to know more then please get in touch (via firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chairman - FYCA Handicap Committee