See also: https://www.royal-southern.co.uk/calendar/events/event/5789
On the 6th and 7th July 2019, the Royal Southern welcomes back 2K Team Racing! The event will also be Round 2 of the 2019 British Isles Keelboat Team Racing League.
2K Team Racing is two on two team racing, in keelboats, without spinnakers. We race on short, match race style courses with umpires. The sport is fun, fast, social, and spectator friendly. In just four years since its development, an exciting international club competition circuit has sprung up with events in China the USA and around Europe.
This is the second year of the BIKTRL initiative. During 2018, very successful events were hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron and Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Clubs. Sadly, the final event of the 2018 BIKTRL, hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club, had to be cancelled due to high winds. The original concept of the BIKTRL initiative was to launch a team racing circuit amongst like-minded clubs in the UK and Ireland with the principal aim of improving the standard of small keelboat team racing in our waters. Our challenge - which may be common to other clubs - is to maintain that enthusiasm and ability as younger members 'migrate' from dinghy racing to small keelboat racing. A secondary aim of the BIKTRL, therefore, is to assist that migration.
The Royal Southern event will also use RS' new fleet of RS21 matched keelboats and promises fun, fast, fantastic racing.
The BIKTRL 2019 programme is as follows:
- Round 1 - 18-19 May 2019, Royal Yacht Squadron, J/70s
- Round 2 - 6-7 Jul 2019, Royal Southern Yacht Club, RS21s
- Round 3 - 20-21 Jul 2019, Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, Sonars
- Final - 19-20 Oct 2019, Royal Thames Yacht Club, J/80s
See the 2K Team Racing website for more information on what 2K is about - https://2kteamracing.com/