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ECHO Handicapping Talk

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Published 14:55 on 5 Jun 2019

ECHO Handicapping Training

We have all wondered how the clubs handicap system works. So join the us at the club on Friday 7th June at 19:30 to bust the myths surrounding this black art!

ECHO is a performance based handicapping system and as such can be very simply summed up as a system that ranks boats in any fleet from fastest to slowest [or vice versa] and handicaps them accordingly. A boat with a higher average speed should always have a higher handicap than a boat with a lower average speed, or, which is the same thing, a boat should not have a lower handicap than a boat that regularly finishes behind it - on the water.

This principle is explained in greater detail on Friday night by Liam Lynch, from the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA).

Who should attend? Everyone racing at our club, particularly the skippers who constantly question their handicaps!

Last updated 21:40 on 22 August 2020

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