Eastern Yachting Circuit
July 11 – 13, 2019
NOTICE OF RACE
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing and PHRF-LO.
2. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 The regatta is open to mono-hull boats with a valid PHRF-LO Rating Certificate or a boat that is eligible to be issued one.
2.2 Eligible boats may enter by pre-registering and paying online at the HHYC Website (https://hendersonharboryc.com/2019-EYC-Regatta) or by downloading and completing the registration form and sending payment to HHYC, or by filling out the registration form and paying the registration fee upon arrival at HHYC.
2.3 In order to race as a One Design class, there must be a minimum of 5 boats registered in that class prior to the first event. One Design classes will be assigned the PHRF-LO ODR rating for that class, if available. One Design classes may elect not to be scored for EYC overall awards. In this case, boats in these classes will compete for Divisional awards only, and will not need a PHRF-LO Rating Certificate.
3.1 EYC Member Registration Fee (before June 30): $70 USD - $80 USD after June 30.
3.2 Non-EYC Member Registration Fee (before June 30): $80 USD - $90 after June 30.
3.3 Online Registration fees are paid using credit card.
3.4 On-site Registration fees must be paid using cash (USD) or credit card only.
3.5 On-site temporary PHRF-LO rating assignment: $35 USD.
4.1 Registration & Check-In
Wednesday, July 10th: 1700 – 2000 hrs. Customs and Border Patrol will be on site from 1300-1800. Hoist will close at 1800
Thursday, July 11th: 0700 – 0830 hrs.
Friday, July 12th: 0700 – 0830 hrs.
4.2 Dates of Racing
Thursday, July 11th: Long Distance Race, Breakfast, Bag Lunch, Cook-your-own steak dinner
Friday, July 12th: Course racing, Breakfast, Bag Lunch, Chicken BBQ
Saturday, July 13th: Course racing, Awards Ceremony, Breakfast, Bag Lunch, Picnic BBQ
4.3 Number of Races
There will be one (1) Long Distance Race and up to five (5) course races.
4.4 Warning Signal
4.4.1 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the Long Distance Race is 1000 hrs.
4.4.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for Course Racing each day is 1030 hrs.
5.1 Each skipper must produce proof of a valid PHRF-LO certificate before their boat may race. If a valid certificate is not available by close of registration, a handicap rating may be assigned at the discretion of the Regatta Technical Committee. Boats needing an assigned rating must have their sails measured, or produce the sailmaker’s certificate with the measurements needed to obtain a PHRF-LO rating. An assigned rating is temporary, subject to review, and must be available before the boat can race. Boats assigned a rating will be charged a $35 fee.
5.2 Boats racing one-design must produce proof of class membership and measurement.
6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Sailing Instructions will be available for download from the HHYC website on July 8th, 2019. Printed copies will be available for skippers only at the HHYC Registration and Check-In Desk starting Wednesday, July 10 at 1700 hrs.
7.1. The Long Distance Race will be held in Henderson Bay and waters to the west of the bay.
7.2. The Course Racing Series will be held in Henderson Bay.
8. THE COURSES
8.1. The Long Distance Race will be approximately 16nm for the White Sail Divisions and 25nm for the Flying Sails Divisions.
8.2. The Course Racing Series will be windward/leeward legs with the number of legs to be determined by the Race Committee.
9. PENALTY SYSTEM
For all classes, rules 44.1 and 44.2 are changed so that only one turn penalty is required.
10.1. All races will be scored using the PHRF-LO time-on-time ratings.
10.2. Scoring shall be in accordance with Appendix A using the Low Point system.
10.3. One (1) race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
10.4. When the Course Racing series is scored by division and five (5) course races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. Scoring for overall awards in the White Sails or Flying Sails fleets will include all completed races.
11. RAFTING AND MOORING
Boats will be kept in the locations assigned by the HHYC Dockmaster upon arrival. Boats must accept rafting. Bunk boats will be accommodated with registration.
12. HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
Keel boats shall not be hauled out during the course of the regatta except with and according to the terms of the prior written permission of the Race Committee.
13. DIVING EQUIPMENT AND PLASTIC POOLS
Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools shall not be used around keel boats between the first preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.
14. RADIO COMMUNICATION
All boats are required to have a VHF radio that can receive on channels 6-79 at all times. Except in emergency, a boat shall neither make nor receive radio communication not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile devices.
Trophies will be determined and awarded in accordance with the EYC trophy requirements. Divisional flags will also be awarded.
16. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors are solely responsible for the structural integrity of their vessels to participate in this regatta. All captains and crew enter the regatta at their own risk understanding “The Racing Rules of Sailing #4” (RRS 4). It is further understood the organizing authority will accept NO liability for material damage, personal injury, or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the event.
All competitors that submit an entry form declare they have valid and inforce third party insurance with minimum liability coverage of $300,000.
Contact the HHYC EYC Organizing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.