Turning to Colin’s point about the number of events needed to qualify for the National Circuit Series in 2009…….
We have increased the number of events in the series from 5 to 6 with the reintroduction of an Inland National Championships. So following the formula of 50% of the series plus 1 to qualify gives the figure of 4 to qualify. If we had stuck with 3 to qualify, we could have had the situation of different boats qualifying without ever sailing against each other. Does this make sense?
We could relook at this. One option would be to take the Inland Nationals out of the National Circuit Series and make it a stand alone event. Then we could revert to 3 out of 5 to qualify for the National Circuit Series. What do you think?