September 15, 22, & 30 and October 21, 2012
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 multiple races on four days for PHRF SPINNAKER A, B & C, PHRF NON-SPIN sailboats holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake Category 4P, 5P or 6P certificates, and CRUISING Class sailboats having a handicap rating assigned by FBYC.
Planned format will be as many as four races on Appendix D courses each day for PHRF Spinnaker subclasses and at least one medium distance race (Appendix D or around marks in Appendix A) each day for PHRF NON-SPIN and CRUISING classes .
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 PHRF SPIN subclass and four races for PHRF NON-SPIN and CRUISING over the four days of racing in the series.
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 Offshore Closing Day Regatta on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Warning 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 may be set for PHRF NON-SPIN and CRUISING Classes.
STARTING AREA The Committee Boat could be anywhere from Piankatank R. G “5” (FBYC “A”) and Piankatank R. Lt. R “2” Fl R 4s (FBYC “F”) or beyond.
COURSES These course instructions apply to all races.
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.
Courses for PHRF NON-SPIN and CRUISING classes shall, to the extent practical under the course 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.
TIME LIMITS The time limit for any race in the series shall be the time necessary to complete the course (as shortened, if applicable) at an average speed of 2 knots over the course, calculated from the actual start time of each class or subclass starting separately. If one boat in a class or subclass finishes within the time limit the race will be valid for all boats in that class or subclass.
SCORING The Fall Series winner in each class or subclass 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 eight or more races are completed for any of the spinnaker subclasses, then each boat in that subclass will be allowed to throw out her worst score. If four or more races are completed for the PHRF NON-SPIN or CRUISING classes, then each boat in that class will be allowed to throw out her worst score.
CBYRA SANCTION Each day in the Series is sanctioned as a separate event for CBYRA High Point awards.