Event Information

Spring Series on Saturday, April 25th 2020


*  A set of at least two races
*  Set in the Friday Harbor and San Juan Channel area
*  One division for all racers
*  Meet us at the Shipyard Cove shore side room on land after the race for trophy presentation. If you do not have a slip in shipyard cove, please make arrangements with Jensens marina for temporary tie up. Please do not tie up at Shipyard Cove as there are no accommodations available.

  1. Ray Pingree Fleet Captain  - Serenade - Catalina 310
  2. Phone 360-317-6471

Notice of Race/Sailing Instructions


Friday Harbor Sailing Club is pleased to invite you to the Spring Series Regatta on Saturday May 11, 2018.


Courses: We plan to have short to medium distance racing in and around the Friday Harbor and San Juan Channel area on Saturday, May 11. Courses will be selected by the race committee based on wind and currents and will be announced approximately 15 minutes before the start time. As Skipper you are responsible to consult your charts for hazards to navigation, as well as tides and currents which can be extreme, please review these prior to racing. 

A. S/F -Reid Rock #27 round either way - S/F  1.9 miles

B. S/F - Reid Rock to port - Low island to port - Reid Rock to starboard -  S/F  8 miles

C. S/F - Turn point reef outer marker #3 to starboard - Coast Guard buoy to port (cattle point area) - Turn point outer reef marker #3 to port - S/F 11 miles

D. S/F - Reid Rock to port - round Jones Island either way - Reid Rock to starboard -  S/F  14 miles.

E. S/F - Reid rock round either way - S/F  buoy to port - Reid rock either way - S/F  3.8 miles

Communications: Race Committee will monitor VHF channel 72. Please log and report your finish times on this channel to the Race Committee!

Start type: This will be a self-start with no committee boat. It will be between the vertical marker #2 off the Southeast end of Browns Island and a inflatable orange race buoy set to the East. This line will serve as the finish line as well. You will be notified of the current GPS time prior to the first horn  at 5 minutes to the start, additional horns at four minutes, one minute and start horn. For twice around courses boats will round the inflatable buoy (East end of start line) to port and continue on to the next mark. Please be aware of the hazard caused by the reef extending off the South East end of Brown island near the vertical marker #2 used for one end of the start/finish line. Do not pass between this marker and Brown Island shore as it is restricted due to this reef.  

Schedule: First start will be at 1100 hrs. on Saturday with first horn planned for 1055. Additional starts will follow the completion of the first race and will be announced on VHF channel 72. Deadline to complete racing is 1600. We will use UTC/GPS time.

Social events:     Trophy's will be presented immediately after racing in the Shipyard Cove shore side room.

Entry fee: No entry fee is required.

Sign up: Please sign up via our website at FridayHarborSailing.com

Rules: The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of the  U.S. Sailing Association, except as changed by this Notice of Race and the General Racing Rules of the Friday Harbor Sailing Club. These General Racing Rules will supersede all others in the event of a conflict.  PHRF ratings will be used as modified as necessary by the Fleet Captain of FHSC. There is no protest committee so don’t even try. Be good sports and no sniveling, we race to have FUN!

Fleets: Both PHRF racer division and Cruisers division will race as one fleet. Cruisers without a PHRF rating will be assigned a rating by the Fleet Captain.

Ratings: PHRF ratings will be used as modified as necessary by the Fleet Captain. If a vessel does not have a rating one will be assigned by the Fleet Captain.  All ratings are subject to review and may be adjusted to promote fair and equitable racing within the Friday Harbor Sailing Club by the Fleet Captain. The Fleet Captain is the final authority for this review.

Safety: Boats shall sail with US Sailing SER nearcoast safety equipment. Each boat must have a VHF capable of monitoring channel 72. Current navigation charts of the area should be on board as well as tide tables and current charts, as these can be extreme. Please look out for other racers and safely assist when possible.

Responsibility: The skipper of each boat is responsible to help in the operation of the racing program and for any unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of their crew. All boats are required to be insured by valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $300,000 per event or the equivalent. Occasionally, sailboat racing has resulted in injury or loss of life. All competitors in Friday Harbor Sailing Club events participate at their own risk. It shall be the responsibility of the skipper to inform the crew of the risks of sailboat racing, to make sure they understand and accept those risks, to decide whether the crew is competent and adequate for the event, and to decide whether to start or continue in a race. The Friday Harbor Sailing Club, its officers, directors and members accept no responsibility for damage to property, injury or loss of life as competitors participate

If you have any questions, please contact FleetCaptain@fridayharborsailing.com

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