September 20 & 26 and October 4 & 17, 2009
series will consist of
multiple races on four days for PHRF A, PHRF B/C, and PHRF NON-SPIN
sailboats holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake Category 4P
Planned format for PHRF SPIN will be as many as four 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 days races and refreshments will be provided by FBYC after each days races. Overall awards for the series will be presented after the Closing Day Regatta.
|The warning signal for the first race each day will be at 1100.
apply to all races. It will be the responsibility of the skipper to
locate the Committee Boat. It could be anywhere from Piankatank R. G
5 (FBYC A), to Piankatank R. Lt. R 2 Fl R 4s (FBYC F) or beyond.
If conditions warrant, the Race Committee will fly Code Flags F over B when leaving the dock on Jackson Creek and hail on Channel 72 indicating its intention to race in Fishing Bay and the adjacent Piankatank River.
PHRF NON-SPIN shall, to the extent practical under the courses conditions, utilize government marks or drop marks to produce courses which offer a variety of points of sail and are not limited to windward/leeward courses.
|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.
|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 Fall Series winner in each class (i.e., PHRF SPIN A, B/C, NON-SPIN) 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 the PHRF SPIN classes, or five or more for PHRF NON-SPIN class, each boat in that class will be allowed to discard their worst race.
|Each day in the Series is a sanctioned event for CBYRA High Point awards.