Spring Series 1


Sun, Apr 23 2006


Event Managers

  • Race Chair: Brooks Zerkel
  • Social Chair: David Monday


April 23 & 30 and May 6 & 13, 2006


This series will consist of multiple races on four days for PHRF A, PHRF B/C, MORC, and PHRF NON-SPIN.

Planned format for PHRF SPIN and MORC will be two or more round-the-buoys races each day.

Planned format for PHRF NON-SPIN will be one daily medium distance race around drop and government marks as listed in Appendix A. PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.

The Race Committee may alter the format on any race day as conditions warrant or to attempt to provide a series of at least eight races for each spinnaker class and four races for PHRF NON-SPIN over the four days of racing.


Awards will be presented for each race completed and refreshments will be provided by FBYC after each dayís races. Overall awards for the series will be presented during the Urbanna Race awards ceremony at Rosegill on Saturday, May 27, 2006.

Warning Signal

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

Subsequent races

Multiple races are planned each day for PHRF SPIN and MORC


The Committee Boat could be anywhere from Piankatank R. G ì5î (FBYC ìAî), to Piankatank R. Lt. R ì2î Fl R 4s (FBYC ìFî) or beyond.


These course instructions apply to all races. It will be the responsibility of the skipper to locate the Committee Boat and to allow sufficient time to reach the starting area.

If conditions warrant, the Race Committee will fly Code Flags ìFî over ìBî when leaving the dock and hail on Channel 72 indicating its intention to race in Fishing Bay and the adjacent Piankatank River.

The starting and finishing lines will be between the orange or yellow flag on the Committee Boat and a drop-mark ìXî pursuant to Appendix D.


PHRF SPIN and MORC ñ If one boat in a class finishes within two (2) hours after the start for that class, then the race will be valid for all boats in that class.

Non-Spinnaker ñ If one boat finishes by 1600 hours, then the race will be valid for all boats.


The Spring Series winner in each class (i.e., PHRF SPIN, MORC, or NON-SPINNAKER) will be the boat having the lowest total point score for the series. A boat may qualify for winning regardless of the number of races she has started. If nine or more races are completed for PHRF SPIN or MORC, or five or more races for PHRF NON-SPIN, then each boat in that class will be allowed to throw out their worst race.


Each day in the Series is sanctioned as a separate event for CBYRA High Point awards.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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