Come join us for the Annual Long Distance Race and Fourth of July Cookout. This cookout is for everyone, not just racers! It is actually on the 4th this year and a Saturday no less. Bring your picnic blanket, lawn chair, and an umbrella for shade! There is an exciting Long Distance race followed by a BYO cook out. For social distancing we will have several tubs of water and refreshments and if you wish to bring your own picnic or items to grill---please come and use the club grills. Details will be on the website as the date approaches. On line registration is mandatory. "early bird registration" will end Wednesday July 1 at 8pm. Registration will remain open until 10 am July 3 with ticket pricing adjusted accordingly. Walk up or day of tickets will be very limited.
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 The Long Distance Race is a handicap race open to any One Design boat 24’ length and under at the waterline. The Portsmouth Yardstick D-PN Handicap System will be used to score finishes. See www.ussailing.org/portsmouth. NO OPTIS WILL RACE IN THE LONG DISTANCE RACE DUE TO LONG DISTANCE AND RISK OF OPPRESSIVE HEAT. Advance registration is encouraged by using the sign up link at www.fbyc.net, or using the link on the event page under Documents.
REGISTRATION Advance registration is encouraged by using the sign up link at www.fbyc.net, or using the link on the event page under Documents. When entering the boat's Portsmouth rating in Regatta Network, please use the look up feature. Once the boat is found in the index click on the appropriate boat code to enter rating.
LATE REGISTRATION & CHECK IN At 1030 on the downstairs porch of the main clubhouse.
SKIPPERS' MEETING at 1130 - Between the club and the Fishing Bay dock.
START at 1300 - There will be one start for all classes. The class flag will be the numeral pennant “9” and the course number will be posted on the signal boat.
COURSE: The course will use government marks in the Piankatank River and Piankatank Channel. The course will be distributed on the day of the race.
TIME LIMIT If one boat finishes within 4 hours from the start, the race will be valid for all racers.
AWARDS The skipper of the winning boat will receive the Hicks Trophy upon which his/her name will be engraved. Other awards are as described in the Sailing Instructions.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
1030: Late registration and check in
1130: Skippers meeting
1300: Start for all classes
1700: "Clubhouse Bar & Grill" Opens