From the January 2012 Committee Meeting
The committee has agreed the following;
The competitors in the Silver Fleet will be nominated at the start of the season - so competitors know where they stand and who their opposition is, thus promoting interest and rivalry.
Competitors remain in the Silver Fleet, unless there is “significant” improvement in their performances, such as regularly winning races at regional events, at the Committee’s sole discretion.
Only the winners of the Silver Fleet receive a prize at events – this will reduce costs to the host club, but add prominence to the winning of the Silver Fleet at the event.
An “opt-out” offer will be made to all those who are initially declared to be in the Silver Fleet.
The award is “Helm-based”.
All new fleet members will automatically go into the Gold Fleet.
The fleet ranking will be reviewed annually.
The Committee will publish a ranking list for the complete fleet one month before the commencement of the regatta season. During this one-month period, people will be able to ask for a review of their status within the ranking system.