DESCRIPTION This series will consist of multiple races on four days for:
PHRF SPINNAKER A, B & C (holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake certificates)
PHRF NON-SPIN (holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake certificates)
CRUISING Class (sailboats having a handicap rating assigned by FBYC)
J/70 Offshore One Design
PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.
Planned format will be as many races on Appendix D courses each day for PHRF Spinnaker subclasses and as many medium distance races (Appendix D or around marks in Appendix A) each day for PHRF NON-SPIN and CRUISING classes. 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 class or subclass.
No race for any class shall be started after 3pm.
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 Spring Series race 4 on Saturday May 20, 2017.
WARNING The warning signal for the first race each day will be at 1100 hours.
SUBSEQUENT RACES Multiple races are planned each day.
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 2.5 hours calculated from the actual start time of each class or subclass. If one boat in a class or subclass finishes within the time limit, boats still racing that do not finish within 30 minutes of the first boat finishing in her class will be scored TLE (Time Limit Expired) which will be equal to the number of that event’s competitors plus one.
SCORING The Spring Series winner in each class or subclass will be the qualified boat having the highest score for the series based on the “High-Point Percentage Scoring System.” Daily awards are awarded based on the “Low-Point Scoring System”.
CBYRA SANCTION Each day in the Series is sanctioned as a separate event for CBYRA High Point awards.