Spring Series 1


Sun, Apr 22 2007


Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Michael Calkins
  • Race Chair: Brooks Zerkel
  • Social Chair: Mike Dale


April 22 & 29 May 5 & 12, 2007


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

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

Planned format for PHRF NON-SPIN may be one daily medium distance race around drop and government marks as listed in Appendix A, or one or more round the buoys races each day. 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 day’s races. Overall awards for the series will be presented during the Urbanna Race awards ceremony at Rosegill on Saturday, May 26, 2007.

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 possibly for NON_SPIN.


The Committee Boat could be anywhere from Piankatank R. G “5” (FBYC “A”), to Piankatank R. Lt. R “2” Fl R 4s (FBYC “F”) 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 “F” over “B” 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 “X” pursuant to Appendix D.


PHRF SPIN - 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 - 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.


The Spring Series winner in each class (i.e., PHRF SPIN, 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 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 804-889-2327

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