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ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST and CLOSING DAY REGATTA Event Notice
Saturday, November 4, 2017

SOCIAL INFORMATION  Join us for the FBYC Oyster Roast and potluck. This event is open to EVERYONE! Bring a dish to share (side dish or dessert) - please contact Geoff and Allene Cahill at gcahill1949@gmail.com and acahill1954@gmail.com with your dish of choice. We will provide the oysters and the beer. Enjoy the oysters raw, steamed, and prepared a variety of ways. Enjoy delicious beer while recounting the year's tales.

NOTE: We will be awarding various FBYC perpetual awards at this event for both the One Design and Offshore divisions. Come support your fellow sailors!

The roast is $7 for anyone 18 and over. Kids are free. In order to ensure an accurate head count please register for this event at www.fbyc.net you will see adult and kid tickets.

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 event will consist of one race held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, for PHRF SPINNAKER, and PHRF NON-SPIN sailboats holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake certificates, CRUISING Class sailboats having a handicap rating assigned by FBYC and J/70 one design. This race will be a staggered-start, pursuit race around government marks. J/70 class will use the current PHRF of the Chesapeake J/70 one design rating.

PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.

PROGRAM There will be an Oyster Roast held at the Clubhouse following the race (see above). Awards will be presented for this race following the day's races. In the event of inclement weather preventing racing, the event will be held earlier.

Additional awards will be presented for the Fall Series and selected perpetual trophies.

SKIPPERS' MEETING There will be a Skippers’ Meeting at 0930 hours at the flagpole adjacent to the Jackson Creek parking lot.

WARNING SIGNAL The warning signal for the first boat will be at 1100 hours. The Race Committee will provide each boat with its starting time at the Skippers’ Meeting.

COURSES The Race Committee will describe the course at the Skippers’ Meeting.

TIME LIMITS The time limit for any race in the series shall be four hours calculated from the actual start time of the highest handicapped yacht participating on any race day. If one boat in a class or subclass finishes within the time limit, boats still racing that do not finish within 30 minutes of the first boat finishing in her class will be scored TLE (Time Limit Expired) which will be equal to the number of competitors plus one. 

SCORING The winner in each class shall be the boat that finishes first in that class. For yachts choosing to participate in the Winter Series races on November 18th and December 2nd, the score for this race will be combined with those races to determine the Winter Series Winner.

CBYRA SANCTION This race is sanctioned for CBYRA High Point awards but will not be used in scoring for FBYC annual perpetual trophies.

WINTER SERIES Event Notice
Saturdays November 4 & 11 and December 2, 2017

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 a single pursuit format race on three days for:

PHRF SPINNAKER A, B & C (holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake certificates)
PHRF NON-SPIN (holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake certificates)
CRUISING Class (sailboats having a handicap rating assigned by FBYC)
J/70 Offshore One Design

PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.

PROGRAM Awards will be presented for each day’s races and refreshments will be provided by FBYC after each day’s races. Overall awards for the series will be presented during the social program following the last Winter Series Race on December 2, 2017.

WARNING The warning signal for the first race each day will be at 1100 hours.

STARTING AREA will be in the vicinity of FBYC “B”.

COURSE These course will be set in the skippers meeting for the Closing Day/Winter Series #1 race, and will apply to all races.

TIME LIMITS The time limit for any race in the series shall be four hours calculated from the actual start time of the highest handicapped yacht participating on any race day. If one boat in a class or subclass finishes within the time limit, boats still racing that do not finish within 30 minutes of the first boat finishing in her class will be scored TLE (Time Limit Expired) which will be equal to the number of competitors plus one. 

SCORING Daily awards are awarded based on the “Low-Point Scoring System”. The Winter Series winner in each class (PHRF Spinnaker, NS, Cruising) will be the qualified boat having the highest score for the series based on the “High-Point Percentage Scoring System”. There are no throw outs. 

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