2016 NYRA Invitational Regatta : Neuse Yacht Racing Association

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One-design and PHRF Racing just off Historic Downtown New Bern Waterfront The New Bern Grand Marina and Yacht Club will host the event at their new and upgraded facilities in downtown New Bern adjacent to the Craven County New Bern Convention Center. Discounted deep-water slips for PHRF boats will be offered at $1 per foot per night, compliments of New Bern Grand Marina and Yacht Club, on a space available basis. Discounted room rates (10% off) as well as on dining and non-alcoholic beverages will also be offered at the DoubleTree Hotel / Christoph’s on the Water. Slip Reservation information: http://newberngrandmarinayachtclub.com -- Please mention that you are part of the NYRA Invitational to receive discounted rates. Room Reservation information: http://www.doubletree.hilton.com/New_Bern -- Please mention that you are part of the NYRA Invitational to receive discounted rates. One-design classes (SJ21, Sunfish, Laser, Ensign, Topaz, 420s, FJs, Optimists, etc.) will race just off Union Point in downtown New Bern. Multiple races are planned for each day. Anticipated PHRF handicapped classes are Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, and Cruising. An appropriate course down the Neuse River and back will be set for the anticipated weather conditions. One race is planned for each day. Separate Race Committee boats will be assigned to the PHRF class to insure the ability to change course if conditions should warrant.  The Cruising class is offered to encourage normally non-racing boats and sailors to participate. Boats without a current rating certificate will be assigned a handicap by the race committee and may race in any class. Skippers who wish to register their Boats in the Cruising Class must adhere to the ICRC Cruising Class rules. The scoring system will be Time-on-Time for PHRF boats. One completed race will constitute a regatta. Awards will be given in One-Design, Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, and Cruising classes as deemed appropriate by the PRO. Awards will be based on the number of entries in each class. Two registered boats constitute a class.

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