Delta Dash DS#3


Sat, Jul 25 2020


Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Craig Ciszewski
  • Race Chair: Tracy Schwarzschild

Saturday, July 25, 2020

NOTICE The event information below, used in conjunction with the Series Notice, Offshore General 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 and Limited Crew sailboats (holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake PHRF certificates), CHESSS, and FBYC CRUISING (sailboats having handicap ratings issued by FBYC).  PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.  

SAFETY Sailboats shall comply with US Sailing  "Safety Equipment Requirements" (SER) Nearshore category with additional requirements of 

SER 2.3.1, Head or fitted bucket
SER 2.4.1, Lifelines
SER 2.5.1, Bilge Pump
SER 2.7.2, Propulsion (4 hour min)
SER 3.2.1, Jacklines
SER 3.7.1, Life sling
SER 3.1.4, GPS
SER 3.15, GPS with electronic MOB
SER 3.2, Paper chart back-up
SER 3.22, Wood plugs
SER 3.24.1, Searchlight
SER 3.26, Radar reflector
SER 3.27.1, Two buckets with lanyards
SER 3.32, Cockpit knife
SER 3.35, No aloft halyards
SER 3.36, Boom support

In the event of a conflict between the SER and applicable class rules, the class rules shall govern.

PROGRAM  Social program and awards to be determined.

WARNING The first warning signal for this race will be at 1300 hours.

STARTING AREA The Committee Boat could be anywhere from Piankatank R. G “5” (FBYC “A”), to the yellow tetrahedron drop mark (FBYC “B”) or beyond.

COURSE The first mark of the course may be (1) special buoy “Y”, or (2) a government mark listed in Appendix A. See GSI 6.2(d) for course display format. After rounding the first mark of the course, yachts shall sail the remaining marks of the appropriate course as set forth below.

If no additional first mark is specified, yachts shall sail the marks of the appropriate course as set forth below.


Marks of Course Leave to
Piankatank G "1P" FI G 2.5s (FBYC "E") Starboard
Chesapeake RW "CB" Mo(A) Whis (FBYC "Q") Starboard
Chesapeake Wolf Trap Light (FBYC "O") Starboard
Piankatank G "1P" FI G 2.5s (FBYC "E") Port
Piankatank R. Fl G 4s 15ft 4M "5" (FBYC “A”) "Finish" Port


Marks of Course Leave to
Piankatank G "1P" FI G 2.5s (FBYC "E") Starboard
Chesapeake Wolf Trap Light (FBYC "O") Port
Chesapeake RW "CB" Mo(A) Whis (FBYC "Q") Port
Piankatank G "1P" FI G 2.5s (FBYC "E") Port
Piankatank R. Fl G 4s 15ft 4M "5" (FBYC “A”) "Finish" Port


FINISH LINE Between Piankatank R. Fl G 4s 15ft 4M "5" (FBYC “A”) and the orange or yellow flag on a Race Committee Boat stationed north of FBYC “A”. If a Race Committee Boat is not on station at the finish, finishing boats must leave FBYC “A” to port by no more than 25 yards, and record their own time when FBYC “A” bears 180 degrees magnetic from the helmsman’s position, and, if possible, record the names, sail numbers and approximate finish times of the boats finishing immediately ahead and behind. This information should be passed along to the Race Committee Chairman as soon as possible after returning to the dock.

TIME LIMIT If one boat in a class or subclass sailing Course A finishes within 21 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 the class or subclass shall be two (2) hours after the first boat in the 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.

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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