NOTICE The event information below, used in conjunction with the General One Design Notice of Race, comprises the complete NOTICE OF RACE for the event.
DESCRIPTION This is the first of the three-day One Design Spring Series and four day Laser Regatta Series. As this is the first One Design and Laser event of the year, the Skippers' Meeting will involve additional discussion at the discretion of the Fleet Captains and PROs to get folks up to speed and ready for the season. Practice starts may be held before starting any real races, and races may be shortened in either duration or number. Ability grouped fleets (A and B fleets) will be in effect during this race and series for classes that elect this option.
REGISTRATION Advance registration is encouraged at www.fbyc.net.
CLASSES Flying Scot and Laser. Any class of any three like or unlike one-design boats is also invited to race. The Portsmouth Number (D-PN) handicapping system will be used to score classes of unlike boats. If there are fewer than three Portsmouth class boats they may participate in a parent class fleet (eg. Flying Scot) and race against them under the Portsmouth system. They will receive a Portsmouth score for this race day but will not be counted towards series scoring. The parent class will still maintain their own separate class scoring.
LATE REGISTRATION & CHECK IN At 1030 on the downstairs porch of the main clubhouse.
SKIPPERS' MEETING Will be held at 1130, started by the PRO and continued by the Fleet Captains with any desired fleet discussion, questions, tips, etc.
WARNING The first warning signal will be at 1300 and several practice starts may be conducted before starting a race. Any start while flying the Lima flag will not count as a race, and boats should return to the starting area after 3 minutes of sailing upwind.
SOCIAL Snacks and refreshments will be served following racing.
AWARDS Awards will be presented by the Race Chair for each day's racing shortly after the conclusion of racing. Overall series awards will be presented after the final series day has concluded.