Eligibility: This is an open race. All boats are eligible. Yacht club membership is NOT a requirement for race entry. Non-HCYC member entrants and crews are welcome to the HCYC facility.
Rules: This race will be governed by the RACING RULES OF SAILING 2017-2020, this Notice of Race, and by the current version of the Canyon Lake Sailing Instructions as modified for HCYC use.
Possible Classes: Portsmouth Spinnaker – Long Course, PHRF Spinnaker – Long Course, PHRF Non-Spinnaker – Long Course, Non-Spinnaker – Short course, Big Boat – Long Course, Portsmouth – Short course, and Non-competitive. Three (3) or more boats may constitute a fleet. Actual fleets will be set at skipper’s meeting. Fleets of less than 3 boats may be set at the discretion of Race Committee. Skippers are reminded that from Sunset to Sunrise, vessels must exhibit all required lighting consistent with requirements of the Texas Water Safety Act.
Races & Course: This is a single long distance course based on wind conditions on race day. The course will be set at the discretion of the Race Committee. The starting area will be in the cove adjacent to the Canyon Lake Marina.
Start / Finish: Start will be to windward. Racers will be notified of finish direction and location at skippers meeting. A map of course or courses will be given out at skippers meeting. Expect to use selected lighted W.O.R.D. buoys for marks. All marks are to be rounded to port. Boats finishing prior to 11:00 PM are required to shine a light of sufficient strength to illuminate the sail number of the boat and broadcast on channel 69, “Sail number ### crossing finish line now.” Those vessels not equipped with VHF radio capability shall notify the Race Committee via cell phone in sufficient time prior to crossing the finish line with the above information. Inability of Race Committee to identify boat crossing finish line that does not broadcast sail number when crossing the finish line shall not be grounds for protest or redress.
CAVEAT: Reasonable attempt will be made by Race Committee to call attention to the location of the marks. However, failure to easily ascertain the exact location of a mark by a Boat shall not be grounds for protest or redress. GPS coordinates will not be provided.
Trophies: Trophies will be based upon registrations received per fleet. 3-4 boats = 1 trophy; 5-7 = 2; 8-9 = 3; 10-15 = 4. The minimum number of trophies per fleet is one (1).
Timetable: Registration begins July 15th, 2017. Late registration begins Thursday, 12:00 AM, August 10th, 2017. End of Registration: 06:00 PM, Friday, August 11th, 2017. Sailing Instructions, and course maps will be available at 6:00 pm Skippers Meeting at HCYC. Sailing Instructions are also available on-line at; www.hcyc-tx.com, under "Programs", "Sail Programs".
Start of Race: 7:30 PM, Saturday, August 12, 2017. Starting sequence begins at 7:25 PM. There is no time limit on finishing the prescribed course, however, racers that finish after 11:00 PM are asked to record their own time, blow their own finish horn and text or call (661) 492-6714 to leave finishing time.
Racers retiring before completing race are requested to notify Race Committee by VHF channel 69 or cell phone (661) 492-6714.
Results Presentation: All racers, crew, and their families are invited to the HCYC clubhouse following the race for BYOB refreshments. Please note the Hill Country Yacht Club does not serve beer or alcoholic beverages. All racers, crew, and other guests are welcome to BYOB.
Disclaimer of Liability: Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS #4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
Insurance: Each participating boat shall be insured at owner’s expense with valid third-party liability insurance.
Registration may be done online at through HCYC website Event Calendar. Payment may be made by selecting the "Register Now" button and completing the entry. Note that payment must be finalized within 30 minutes of pressing the "Complete Registration" button or your entry will be not be recorded. Registrations received after August 10th, 2017 will have a $5 late fee added to registration.
Competitive classes: $25.00 per boat. Non-Competitive class: $5.00 per boat.
Late Registrations will be accepted through Skippers Meeting September 17, 2016.
Contact: Arnie Wilenken at firstname.lastname@example.org or (661) 492-6714.