Notice of Race
Saturday, September 14, 2019
We will go through the paces of a Regatta day with this fun club race. There is no charge for this race and prizes will be a rehash of awards left over from previous regattas and will not follow the traditional 1st, 2nd, 3rd finishes. But it is all guaranteed to be in the spirit of great fun!
All are welcome, but those who attend the Regatta Prep Class on September 8th are especially encouraged to participate and put into practice what you learned. We will race some short races then head back to the docks when we all get hungry. Each participant please bring your own lunch. If the day is too hot to raft-up (like last year), then we will head to the shade of the marina deck to enjoy lunch.
4.1. The race will be open to all cruiser or racer/cruiser boats properly registered. Participants may enter the race by registering online, or by registering on the day of the race at the final registration table in the Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina building. We encourage all participants to register in advance online to help us plan for the race.
4.2. A Waiver and Release of Liability and Emergency Contact form signed by the owner/skipper and each crew member must be submitted at final registration. No boat will be fully registered without submitting this completed form. In the event of a crew member substitution during the race, the new crew member must submit a signed waiver of liability to the Race Committee prior to racing for that boat’s entry to remain valid.
5.1. The following classes are anticipated for this event:
First Time Racers
All boats of first time racers are welcome.
PPYC’s Bee Fleet is made up of boats whose Class is designated as NS-B in our PHRF ratings list.
All other boats are encouraged to participate
If you are a regular racer, please join in and consider bringing people “new to sailing” or “new to racing” to skipper for you.
5.2. There are no separate one-design classes for this race.
5.3. The Race Committee may combine, split or assign boats to classes at its sole discretion.
Online Registration Fee: $0.00
Final Registration Fee: $0.00 (8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Saturday, day of the race)
Meal: $0.00 (There will be some breakfast provided. Pack a picnic lunch for after racing. Skippers, please make sure all your crew know the food arrangements.)
9.1 The race will consist of as many as six races for buoy courses.
9.2 Races will start in the area near the Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina cove. The start will be a traditional race start using the system described in RRS 26.
9.3 Competitors may receive outside help in the form of coaching during racing. This changes RRS 41.
9.4 One race will constitute a series. No races will be started in less than three (3) knots of sustained wind as determined by the race committee.
13.1. All boats are strongly encouraged to carry a VHF radio and monitor it during the race.
13.2. The race committee may make periodic courtesy broadcasts by VHF radio on Channel 68. Information reported is provided as a courtesy to the competitors and does not in any way alter the competitor’s responsibility to observe the race committee’s visual signals. Errors or omissions during these courtesy broadcasts will not be grounds for requesting redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a).
13.3. When an individual recall is signaled, the race committee may at its discretion attempt to hail the sail numbers of the recalled boats. The hail may be by VHF radio on Channel 68, or by loud hailer or bullhorn. Such a hail is a courtesy hail only. Failure of the race committee to hail, failure of a boat to hear the hail for any reason, or the method, order or timing of the hail will not relieve the boat of its obligation to start correctly and will not be grounds for requesting redress. This changes RRS 29.1 and 62.1(a).
Race Chair: Fred Bartrom
PRO: Bob Keim