Grande Maumelle Sailing Club Underground
Welcome to the Underground!
The Underground is still going strong. Now that the official club site is
useful and up to date, some of the things you've found here in the past are
at the official site, where they belong. Now I can focus on the fun
things and leave the work to others!
Racing schedule right to your calendar
You can download the 2013 centerboard schedule
right into your calendar (Outlook or most other calendar programs). Here it is mid-June already,
and I finally remembered to update this.
RSS feed notifies you of updated race results
Since I stopped emailing when results are updated, I've added an RSS feed so you can keep yourselves informed.
It will let you know whenever I update race results.
to the feed and be the first on your block to know!
You vs. Them updated for 2012-13
Both fleets are now current. Note that the 2 J-22s are rated differently, mostly because they carry different sail plans:
You vs. Them.
Only the custom version is now availalbe. The older one-size-fits-all version is less useful, and I
don't intend to bring it up to date.
Handicap scoring is now completely transparent
Race Committee scoresheets for the 2012-13 keelboat season are now online. That means you can verify every step of
the scoring process that's in my hands, from the raw input data I receive from the RC, to the final scores.
They're available from the race results page. (Verifying
that the RC recorded your raw time correctly is still up to you.)
Racing Rules of Sailing updated for 2013-2016
RRS (2013-2016) are now available online (as a pdf). Go for that one if you've never bothered
to read the rules (you know who you are; so does everyone else). If you're already comfortable with the rules, the
marked-up study version
shows all changes from the previous rules, in lime green.
How to Score
Are you unsure how races are scored? Confused about how your boat's handicap
actually affects your finish place? Trying
to figure out why the Race Committee marks you down even when you finish first?
Stop cursing the RC and check out How to Score
for a better understanding of how the numbers work.
Sharpen your racing skills
Practice these simple online exercises to hone your skills
when you're not on the water. Currently includes exercises covering
compass-heading calculations you use on standard race courses (Olympic and
windward-leeward). Also includes headings on the opposite tack or gybe. You'll be amazed at how quickly your compass math improves with a bit of regular practice.
You can keep
track of the lake level and other data for Lake Maumelle at
Updated 29 January 2013