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LONG DISTANCE SERIES Event Notice
Saturdays June 10, July 1, August 19, and September 9, 2017

SERIES NOTICE The event information below, used in conjunction with the General Offshore Notice of Race, comprises the complete NOTICE OF RACE for the event.

DESCRIPTION This series will consist of the following races for PHRF SPINNAKER A, B and C, NON-SPIN (sailboats holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake PHRF 'Ches Bay' certificates), CRUISING sailboats (having handicap ratings issued by FBYC) and J/70 One Design:

Moonlight Race: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Cut Channel Race: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Smith Point Race: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Wolf Trap Race: Saturday, September 9, 2017

PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.  The format for all classes is in the Event Notice for each race.

The race committee will determine whether to use PHRF of the Chesapeake Bay CRC Handicaps for each race of the distance series.  If so determined, will notify the fleet by radio prior to the start of each event. 

PROGRAM, WARNING, STARTING AREA, COURSES, TIME LIMITS See the Event Notice for each race.

SCORING Daily awards are awarded based on the “Low-Point Scoring System.” Individual race awards will be presented following each race. The Long Distance Series winner in each class or subclass will be the qualified boat having the highest score for the series based on the “High-Point Percentage Scoring System.” Awards for the Long Distance Series will be given at the Closing Day Event, November 4, 2017.

CBYRA SANCTION All races in this series are sanctioned for CBYRA High Point Awards.

MOONLIGHT RACE (LONG DISTANCE SERIES #1)
Saturday, June 10, 2017

NOTICE The event information below, used in conjunction with the Series Notice above, General Offshore Notice of Race, comprises the complete NOTICE OF RACE for the event.

DESCRIPTION This event will consist of one race for PHRF SPINNAKER A, B, C & NON-SPIN sailboats (holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake Category PHRF 'Ches Bay' certificates), FBYC CRUISING (sailboats having handicap ratings issued by FBYC) and J/70 One Design.  PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind. This race is the first race in the Long Distance Series.

PROGRAM Refreshments and daily awards will follow at the main clubhouse following the race.

WARNING The first warning signal for this race will be at 1930 hours.

STARTING AREA The Committee Boat could be anywhere from Piankatank R. G “5” (FBYC “A”), to Piankatank R. QR 15’ 4M “6” (FBYC “B”) or beyond.

COURSE The first mark of the course will be either (1) special buoy “Y”, or (2) a government mark listed in Appendix A. See GSI 6.4(d) for course display format. After rounding the first mark of the course, yachts shall sail the remaining marks of the appropriate course as set forth below.

COURSE A – APPROX. 24.0 NM

Marks of Course Leave to
Piankatank R. Fl G “1P” Fl G 2.5s (FBYC “E”) Starboard
Piankatank R. G “1R” Fl G 6s (FBYC “G”) Port
Rappahannock R. R “6R” Fl R 4s (FBYC “K”) Port
Piankatank R. G “1R” Fl G 6s (FBYC “G”) Starboard
Piankatank R. QR 15’ 4M “6” (FBYC “B”) Port

COURSE B – APPROX. 15.0 NM

Marks of Course Leave to:  
Piankatank R. Fl G “1P” Fl G 2.5s (FBYC “E”) Starboard
Piankatank R. G “1R” Fl G 6s (FBYC “G”) Port
Rappahannock R. Fl G “3r”2.5s 15 ft 4 M (FBYC “J”) Port
Piankatank R. R “2” Fl R 4s (FBYC “F”)  Starboard
Piankatank R. QR 15’ 4M “6” (FBYC “B”) Port

FINISH LINE Between Piankatank R. Lt. QR 15 4M “6” (FBYC “B”) and the orange or yellow flag on a Race Committee Boat stationed north of FBYC “B”. If a Race Committee Boat is not on station at the finish, finishing boats must leave FBYC “B” to port by no more than 25 yards, and record their own time when FBYC “B” bears 180 degrees magnetic from the helmsman’s position, and, if possible, record the names, sail numbers and approximate finish times of the boats finishing immediately ahead and behind. This information should be passed along to the Race Committee Chairman as soon as possible after returning to the dock.

TIME LIMIT If one boat in a class or subclass sailing Course A finishes within ten (10) hours of the actual start time of the race for that class or subclass, then the race will be valid for all boats in that class or subclass. If one boat in a class or subclass sailing Course B finishes within six (6) hours of the actual start time of the race for that class or subclass, then the race will be valid for all boats in that class or subclass. The time limit for the remaining boats in the class or subclass shall be two (2) hours after the first boat in the class or subclass finishes a valid race.

PROTEST TIME Protests must be filed no later than two hours after the last boat to finish within its time limit.

CBYRA SANCTION This race is sanctioned for CBYRA High Point awards.

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