New posting to race instructions 5/7/19
Due to strong adverse currents we will be sailing out of Shipyard Cove Marina using the typical Friday Night Start and Finish line. First horn at 10:55. Course to be announced via channel 72, 15 minutes prior to the first horn.
Notice of Race
Join us for the Rudi Race on Saturday June 8, 2019!
* A set of short to medium fun races to build your skills!
* Set in and around Griffin Bay.
* Race your cruiser or cruise your racer!
Friday Harbor Sailing Club is pleased to invite you to the Rudi Race(s)on Saturday June 8, 2019.
Courses: We plan to have short to medium distance racing in and around the Griffin Bay area on Saturday, June 8. Courses will be selected by the race committee based on wind and currents and will be announced approximately 15 minutes before the start time. Consult your charts for hazards to navigation! * A course map is here.
Communications: Race Committee will monitor VHF channel 72. Please call in on this channel to report your finish time to the race committee .
Start type: This will be a self-start with no committee boat. Boats must not cross the start line before the start time. The start line will be announced 15 minutes before the races is set to begin.
Schedule: First start will be at 1100 hrs. (UTC/Standard time) 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/Standard time for all calculations of handicaps.
Social events: Drinks, snacks and trophy presentation will be held immediately after racing in the Shipyard Cove office.
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 by the General Racing Rules of Friday Harbor Sailing Club. These General Racing Rules will supersede all others in the event of a conflict. There is no protest committee so don’t even try. Be good sports, sail clean and no sniveling.
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.
Fleets: We plan on one division, including a PHRF racer division and a cruisers division. Cruisers without a PHRF certificate will be assigned a rating.
Safety: Boats shall sail with US Sailing SER nearcoast safety equipment. Each boat must have a VHF capable of monitoring Channel 72. Current charts of the area should be on board. 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