Notice of Race
Join us for the Jack and Jill (double handed) Race on Saturday June 27, 2020!
Please follow social distancing protocol and wear a mask in public.
There are no social gatherings planed before or after racing.
* One race for double handed racers of any gender.
* Set in and around Friday Harbor and San Juan Channel.
* Race your cruiser or cruise your racer, all race in one division
* Please sign up at fridayharborsailing.com
Friday Harbor Sailing Club is pleased to invite you to the Jack and Jill Race(s) on Saturday June 27, 2020
Crew: Crew may be of any gender as long as there are only 2 persons on board.
Courses: We plan to have a short to medium distance race in and around the Friday Harbor and San Juan channel area on Saturday, June 27, 2020. 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!
Communications: Race Committee will monitor VHF channel 72. Racers please log your finish time using UTC/Standard time and report it to the race committee on channel 72.
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 between the vertical day marker at the South end of Brown Island and the white mooring buoy 100 yards to the East (same buoy used for Friday night races). Please be aware of the hazard caused by the reef extending off of the South East end of Brown Island near the vertical day marker #2 used for one end of the start/finish line. Do not pass between this marker and Brown Island near shore as it is restricted due to this reef.
Schedule: The start will be at 1100 hrs. (UTC Standard time) on Saturday with first horn (five minutes to start) will be at 1055. Deadline to complete racing is 1600. We will use UTC/Standard time for calculations of handicaps based on elapsed time and distance.
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 U.S. Sailing Association, except as changed by this Notice of Race and the General Rules of Racing for 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 and no sniveling, we’re here to have FUN!
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 will race as one division combining both PHRF racers and cruisers. Cruisers without a PHRF certificate will be assigned a rating. 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.
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. 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