Wednesday Night Racing
Wednesday Night racing begins April 26th 2017 and ends October 4th 2017. Anyone interested in racing is welcome to join. If sailing your own vessel, simply submit a YBYC 2017 Wednesday Evening Racing Entry Form and Waiver to the YBYC Race Chair. If you are interested in Crewing, please contact the race chair and they will help put you in contact with boats seeking crew members or visit our Facebook page and post a request.
Some basic info:
Rules: Racing will be governed by the rules as defined in the United States Sailing Association’s current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
Eligibility: Any skipper who has submitted a YBYC 2017 Wednesday Evening Racing Entry Form and Waiver to the YBYC Race Chair is eligible for racing. There is no entry fee for skippers who are YBYC Individual, Household, Student or Military members. Skippers who are not qualifying YBYC club members are required to pay an entry fee of $80 for each series and submit an Entry and Waiver form. All skippers should be members of US Sailing. The PHRF NW and Portsmouth Yardstick rating system for time on time handicapping will be used for keelboats and centerboards, respectively. Non-qualifying members new to racing at YBYC may race on two Wednesdays before being subject to entry fees.
Notices to Competitors: Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located inside of the YBYC clubhouse.
Schedule of Races: One race will be held each Wednesday evening per the schedule below:
Spring Series (April 26 – June 14). Warning signal 6:15 PM. Note that a Fun Race not scored as part of the series will occur on May 31.
Summer Series (June 21 – Aug 9). Warning signal 6:15 PM. Note that a Fun Race not scored as part of the series will occur on July 5.
Fall Series (Aug 16 – Oct 4). Warning signal 6:15 PM in August, moved 15 minutes earlier to 6 PM in September and October because of shorter daylight hours. Note that a Fun Race not scored as part of any series will occur on Sept 6.
Classes: Keelboats and centerboard boats will be scored as separate classes. Boats may be scored as a one-design fleet if 5 or more one-design boats are entered and racing in the series. Classes may be combined for race starts. Keelboats may be grouped into classes by spinnaker vs. non-spinnaker or in closely related PHRF values as determined necessary by the Race Chair.
Courses: Courses will be displayed onboard the Committee Boat no later than 5 minutes before the start of each Race. When course changes are made after the start sequence has began, committee boat is encouraged to signal postponement and restart the starting sequence. Marks will consist of existing navigational aids (channel markers) found on NOAA Chart #18581 or marks set by the race committee. Marks are to be left to Port unless specified. The start/finish line is unrestricted.
The purpose of Wednesday night racing is to have fun, learn to be better sailors and build camaraderie with fellow sailors. Race chair reserves the right to make sure that you are having fun and that your are not infringing our your fellow sailors’ rights to have fun too (ie. you don’t want the Bumpers of Shame).
Spring series results