Competitor feedback

As planning for next year’s event gets into full swing we wanted to ask you what you think we do well or can do better, below is a few areas we have been thinking about, if you would like to give us your opinion and suggest we would be very grateful. If you have any ideas or suggestions for other areas of the event please let us know. 


  1.  What do you think of the format of the sailing during the week? 

 We think this works well, and are disinclined to significantly change any aspect of it, unless you have strong feelings to the contrary.  

 In 2024 it looks as if the mid week tides may be suitable for a round Lismore race  but we feel that this is always popular. 

 2.Handicapping system. We use the CYCA handicapping system, we have always used the CYCA system, and most local boats have a CYCA handicap. But we are attracting boats from further afield, and we should perhaps try a more widely used system, such as YTC. Is it time for a change? A national system such as YTC presumably has access to a very much wider database of results.  

 3. Social programme – we tried hard for this years WHYW. Did we get it right? There was a lot of live music at the start of the week – can we have too much live music? 


4. Dinghy races – these appear to be popular with the kids, but this year were not particularly well attended by the majority. Do you want to see more or less of this sort of thing? 


5. Paddleboard race – did you like this new idea? It was not so well supported this year, partly due to the weather, and perhaps by Thursday evening we were all a bit tired!  


6. Venues – we are a little restricted by those marinas which can accommodate a large fleet, but would you like to see us go anywhere else? Comments on Oban, Dunstaffnage and Kerrera? 



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We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you all at WHYW 2024