Would it be possible to have a mid week race of one class boats i.e toppers. Each race would be stand alone.The aim would be to encourage more people to race. For example races would be run on a points system, each boat crossing start line within 10 seconds of start gets 2 points, quickest three boats on downwind leg gets 1 point, etc. Races could be recorded and perhaps there could be a debrief afterwards?
This would be good fun and different in concept to the current racing formats so avoiding conflicts of interest.
The main problem is when to run such races. Several members have suggested a Wednesday afternoon meeting with the clubhouse open and safety cover available.
There are people who would enjoy this midweek activity. Unfortunately a majority of members will normally be working, but a headcount survey at AGM should show whether it is viable. Certainly worth asking the question.