The ABC Summer Series, often known as the 'Restaurant' Series, has six races on summer Sundays from late May to late August this year, all ending at either the ABC Middle Island Clubhouse or a seafood restaurant on an island, such as Po Toi, Lamma, Cheung Chau or Peng Chau. If it is a slow race, sailing boats may even turn on their engines to get there in time. About 20 boats take part during the course of the summer and the series is popular with families and friends who can meet up after the race and hear how those precious minutes could have been saved!
This series has a bigger social component than the club's Championship Series but both HKPN handicaps and IRC ratings are used to calculate the results as usual. The difference is that the results are sent by fax to the restaurants and announced there and then. There is an individual prize for each race and an overall trophy for the series winner. In order to bring more ABC members onto the sailing scene, a special event is planned to round off the season this year.
For full information and rules, see http://www.abclubhk.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=81
Summer Series 2012 Race Dates
1 27 May
2 17 June
3 1 July
4 15 July
5 12 August
6 26 August
by Elaine Morgan
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5:30 AM Tue 22 May 2012GMT
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