INVITATION: CYC invites all interested skippers and crew to participate in a “for fun” race series on the Columbia River between the I-5 and I-205 bridges. New sailors and racers are especially encouraged to join.
DESCRIPTION: This is a multiple week series with one race scheduled each Sunday (see exceptions below). This casual race series was started as an excuse for sailors to get out on the water through the winter months. The event has attracted a variety of racers and cruisers who all share in a desire for sailing and light hearted competition.
ELIGIBILITY AND INSTRUCTIONS: This series will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing and the OCSA General Sailing Instructions, except as modified by this notice. This event is open to all boats who comply with OCSA GSI 20 & 21. A boat must be registered to participate. All boats are welcome to race in the level fleet. The Race Captain may choose to include a PHRF fleet – boats racing in this fleet must be members of PHRF-NW.
DATES AND TIMES: Sundays October 13, 2019 through March 1, 2020. There will be no races on Sundays, December 1, 22 and 29. The first start will be 1300 hours each Sunday. All fleets may be started together, or sequentially at the discretion of the Race Committee. The start sequence will be announced on VHF 72. A three (3) hour time limit shall be imposed.
REGISTRATION AND FEES: $15 entry fee (except for CYC members) to help defray the cost of Regatta Network fees. All competitors are expected to volunteer as Race Committee one Sunday in the series. The committee boat receives first place the day they volunteer. Register online at www.sailpdx.org.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS: Any amendments or supplements to the NOR and race results shall be posted on www.sailpdx.org. Other information and communications shall be posted using the Google Group: http://groups. google.com/forum/#!forum/sos-pdx. For questions or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASS DIVISIONS: Boats may choose to sail the course un-scored, race level, or race under PHRF handicap if so offered (as specified at time of entry).
COURSES: The start line will be between buoy 14 and the committee boat, which will be anchored south of 14 near the RCYC docks. The course and finish line will be determined by the Race Committee the day of the race and announced on VHF 72 before the start sequence. The course commonly includes navigational buoys 2, 14 and 18. The Race Committee will monitor VHF 72.
PROTESTS: Competitors are encouraged to settle disputes in keeping with Corinthian spirit; protests are emphatically discouraged, but may be lodged if absolutely necessary following OCSA SI at www.sailpdx.org.
Committee Volunteer: Go to this link to sign up for committee duty. You'll get a 1 for that race if you do. Hurry there are only 18 slots available. https://signup.com/go/myKengA
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