Great, FREE, Tune up for the 2012 Michelob Ultra Regatta and the Oar Race, coming up Labor Day Weekend, 2012! NOTICE OF RACE NYRA PARROTHEAD RACE 2012 Neuse Yacht Racing Association July 21, 2012 Join in the fun in the FREE race/cruise/party as we head to Margaritaville/Oriental! Bring your Parrothead gear and water cannons, pistols, balloons (with appropriate launching devices) and prepare to attack and repel other Pirates of the Neuse (and take a few water shots yourself!). No boarding is permitted! Raft up afterwards in the Oriental harbor for FREE drinks and snacks. After the raft-up, hit the nightlife in Oriental! Yes, this is a FREE Neuse River Race for all NC sailors, with a beginner friendly pursuit start beginning near marker #17 on the Neuse,(across from Fairfield Harbour), leaving #8 to port, then #1AC to port, and finishing at Oriental #1. It is open to all mono-hull sailboats 21 feet or longer and will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012. Those without a current NC-PHRF rating certificate (Arghh!!) will be assigned a rating by the Principal Race Officer (PRO). The scoring will be based on Time-on-Distance handicapping with each boat given a starting time at the skippers meeting. Awards will be given in each class as deemed appropriate by the Organizing Authority in its sole discretion. SCHEDULE: Saturday, July 21, 2012 8:30 AM Late registration at Northwest Creek Marina 9:00 AM Skipper's Meeting at Northwest Creek Marina 10:55 AM First start sequence begins 5:00 PMish NYRA Raft-up/Dock Party and Awards-Oriental Harbor.
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