Cut Channel Race


Sat, Jul 2 2016

Event Managers

  • Race Chair: Doug Magargee
  • Social Chair: Alex Alvis

Saturday, July 2, 2016

NOTICE The event information below, used in conjunction with the Series Notice at, General Offshore Notice of Race, comprises the complete NOTICE OF RACE for the event.

DESCRIPTION This event will consist of one race for PHRF SPINNAKER A, B, C & NON-SPIN sailboats (holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake Category PHRF 'Ches Bay' certificates), FBYC CRUISING (sailboats having handicap ratings issued by FBYC) and J/70 One Design.  PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.  This race is the second race of the Long Distance Series.

PROGRAM There will be a dinner and the awards in the clubhouse following this race. Awards for the Long Distance Series will be given at the Closing Day Event.

WARNING The warning signal for the start will be at 1100 hours.

STARTING AREA In the vicinity of FBYC “C”.

COURSE The first mark of the course will be either (1) special buoy “Y”, or (2) a government mark listed in Appendix A. See GSI 6.4(d) for course display format. After rounding the first mark of the course, yachts shall sail the remaining marks of the course as set forth below.

COURSE A – Approx. 27.5 NM

Mark of Course    Leave to:
Chesapeake Bay Buoy 41A (FBYC “L”) Port
Chesapeake Bay Mid Channel Lighted Whistle Buoy CB (FBYC “Q”) Port
Chesapeake Bay Lighted Buoy 47 (FBYC “R”)  Port
Piankatank River Lighted Buoy 2 (FBYC “F”) Port

FINISH LINE Between Piankatank River Light 3 (FBYC “C”) and the orange or yellow flag on the Committee Boat stationed north of FBYC “C”. If the Committee Boat is not on station at the finish, leave FBYC “C” to port, and take your own time when you are within 25 yards of FBYC “C” and it bears 180º magnetic from the helmsman’s position. This information should be passed along to the Race Committee Chairman as soon as possible after returning to the dock.

TIME LIMITS If one boat in a class or subclass finishes within fourteen (14) hours of the actual start time of the race for that class or subclass, then the race will be valid for all boats in that class or subclass. The time limit for the remaining boats in a class or subclass shall be two (2) hours after the first boat in their class or subclass finishes a valid race.

PROTEST TIME Protests must be filed no later than two hours after the last boat to finish within its time limit.

SCORING The score for this race day will be combined as a part of the Long Distance Series.

CBYRA SANCTION This race is sanctioned 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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