PROGRAM Organizing Authority of the Stingray Point Regatta is Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Event & Race management will be conducted by the FBYC Special Events Committee. Racing will be held near the mouth of the Piankatank River.
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RULES - The regatta shall be governed by the rules as defined in US Sailing "The Racing Rules of Sailing" (RRS) and "Safety Equipment Requirements" (SER) - Nearshore with CBYRA prescriptions/changes.
ELIGIBILITY The 2019 Stingray Point Regatta is open to monohull boats racing under PHRF or One-Design. All PHRF boats must possess a valid PHRF Chesapeake rating certificate. One-Design competitors must be members of their respective class associations. Cruising class boats without a PHRF certificate will be assigned a rating by the race organizers.
CLASSES The regatta is open to boats in the following handicap divisions or classes: PHRF classes: A, B, C, NS, Cruising, and J/70. Other handicap divisions or classes may be added at the discretion of the organizing authority if five or more boats register for that division or class. Contact the Event Chairman at (804) 690-6473 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Event headquarters will be the main clubhouse building at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. All skippers must check in during the Friday evening welcome to receive their Skipper's package and Sailing Instructions.
RACING AND COURSES The regatta is comprised of (i) the Stingray Light long-distance race; and (ii) the Stingray Point Regatta.
ENTRY PROCEDURES Entries may be made online at https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=9466 or by mailing in the standard CBYRA entry form to:
Stingray Point Regatta
c/o Becca Doncaster
P.O. Box 333
Deltaville, VA 23043
Please register by August 22, 2019 to avoid the late fee and to guarantee dinner availability.
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS The Preliminary Sailing Instructions will be available on or about August 14, 2019, on the FBYC web site (www.fbyc.net). The Official printed hard copy will be given out at registration.
EVENT HEADQUARTERS All events will be run from the FBYC main clubhouse. 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, August 30, 2019
0900-1030 – Check in for Stingray Light Race
1100 – Skippers' Meeting for Stingray Light Race adjacent to Official Notice Board
1300 – First warning for Stingray Light Race
1600 – 1745 Check-in for Saturday and Sunday racing
1800 – Skippers' Meeting for the Stingray Point Regatta (Saturday and Sunday series) under the tent
1830 – Welcome – Distance race awards, followed by food, drink and music provided by our very own, Mike Dale
Saturday, August 31, 2019
0800 – 0900 continental breakfast
1100 – First warning for race one
1700 – 1830 Cocktails at Ric's Place. Cash bar. Serving Cirrus Vodka and Trapezium beer
1830 – 2230 Dinner and awards. Live music provided by The Radio Sparks
Sunday, September 1, 2019
0800 – 0900 continental breakfast
1100– First warning for race one
1500 or ASAP - Casual reception followed by awards - Includes light snacks, complimentary bar while supplies last. No cost.
*Sunday evening - For boats and crews wishing to continue enjoying FBYC's fantastic facility through the weekend, there will be a BYO, DIY, barbecue at the main clubhouse.
AWARDS Class awards for first, second, and third place will be presented daily. For multiple race days, class awards will be presented on combined scores for the day. Overall class series as well as Brent Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy awards will be presented on the last day of the regatta.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY Competitors participate in any race or regatta entirely at their own risk as instructed in RRS, Rule 4, Decision to Race. The Organizing Authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the race or regatta.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Becca Doncaster at (804) 690-6473 or email@example.com.
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