2016-2017 NYRA Winter Series and Halloween Regatta : Neuse Yacht Racing Association

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Six Regular Race Days are scheduled for the NYRA Winter Series and one Makeup Race Day is scheduled. Racing will occur on the Makeup Race Day just as it does on Regular Race Days if, and only if, there have not been 8 or more races scored in the Winter Series (including the Halloween Regatta) after the completion of racing on Day 6. If, due to cancellations of any kind, only 7 or fewer races have been scored after the completion of racing on Day 6, racing will continue in the same manner on the Makeup Day.

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Social Location
(specific directions will be provided prior to the event)

Day 1

Saturday, October 29, 2016 Halloween Regatta


Day 2

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Day 3

Saturday, December 3, 2016


Day 4

Saturday, December 17, 2016

NYRA Annual Meeting

Day 5

Saturday, January 07, 2017


Day 6

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Makeup Day

Sunday, January 22, 2017


The First Warning Signal for all race days is scheduled at 10:55am.

Socials will begin about 5:00pm on every race day, even if racing is canceled. The social location will be announced on the NYRA website. http://www.nyra.org/


Racers can register only for the initial race, Halloween Regatta, or they can sign up for the whole Winter Series of six races. Only racers who initially register for the entire series will be eligible for the series awards. Registration fees for the 6 Winter Series race days are $150 and registration fees for the Halloween Race only are $30. Registrations received after Monday, October 24, are subject to a $15 late fee. A racer who wishes to register for individual races other than the Halloween Regatta should email the NYRA Treasurer at treasurer@nyra.org with each race registration request and arrange payment of $30 per race.


The only skippers’ meeting for the series and Halloween Regatta will be held Oct. 29 at 9:00am on the deck at Blackbeard Sailing Club. Sailing Instructions will be available at the skippers meeting and on the NYRA website.


The Low Point System will be used for scoring. Appendix A2 is modified as follows; when 5 or more races are completed the worst score will be excluded, if 9 or more races are completed the worst 2 scores will be excluded. Appendix A9 will be used to score the series. Handicapping will be Time on Time. One completed race will constitute a series or regatta.


There will be approximately one award given for every three boats entered in each class and one overall award for the overall winner of each fleet. Individual awards for the Halloween Regatta will be presented at that social following the race. Winter Series awards will be presented at the Commodores Ball on February 25, 2017.


A NC-PHRF Rating Request form that can be submitted for boats that do not have a current rating is available at http://www.ncphrf.com/. If you need to apply for a rating, please send the completed and signed Request Form and check no later than 1 week prior to the regatta to the address on the form. A provisional/temporary PHRF certificate may be issued to a participating sailboat by the PRO at his sole discretion, pending sufficient warning prior to the start of the regatta or series.


The PRO for this series will be Bill Jarvis. Racing will be canceled on any day the RealFeel temperature as defined by Accuweather for New Bern is forecast to be at or below 35 degrees at the scheduled start time of racing. A pre- determination will be made the day prior to the race at noon based on the forecast for the start time of racing on www.accuweather.com for New Bern. If the forecast predicts that the RealFeel temperature will be at or below 35 degrees at the start of racing the next day, racing will be cancelled. Notice of the cancellation will be posted on the NYRA website and sent to all the members of the Mailchimp NYRA email mailing list ASAP. Racing will be cancelled when the sustained wind speed as measured by the PRO is above 25 knots prior to the start of a race. Racing can also be canceled due to inclement weather at the discretion of the PRO at any time. 

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