Next Up In Distance Series – McCurdy Point Race This Saturday

ALERT! McCURDY POINT RACE  ALERT!

 

McCurdy Point Race, 2019 – Addendum to PTSA Sailing Instructions

SCHEDULE – Saturday April 20st. The Warning Signal will be at 12:00 hrs. from City Dock.

RULES – As in 2019 Sailing Instructions for PTSA Races except as amended herein.

COURSE – Cross Start line at City Dock towards NE. Round the McCurdy Point Buoy (Red, #4) to Port. Cross the Finish line at City Dock towards SW. The Red Pt. Hudson Bell Buoy #2 is to be left to shore-ward as usual. The Red #6 buoy North of Pt Wilson is to be left to Starboard when Westbound and to Port on return. Course distance is 11.4 nm.

CLASSES – All boats will start together and race with a PHRF handicap.

IDENTIFICATION – All boats, especially visitors, check in with the RC at the City Dock before the start to make sure their PHRF rating is recorded.

SHORTENED COURSE – There is no provision for shortening course. However, if conditions make it advisable to round Red Buoy #6 and return, participants should reach agreement on VHF Ch. 68 before the first boat reaches that point. Notify the RC of the course change when reporting finish time.

TIME LIMIT – There is no time limit.

FINISH TIMES – The finish will be unmanned. Each boat will record their finish time, preferably to the second (use GPS or cell phone time) and note the names of the nearest boats ahead of, and astern of them (if visible). This information is to be e-mailed within 48 hrs to racecommittee@ptsail.org. or DNF will be assumed.

REQUESTS BY USCG – (extra requirements for the race permit).

— All vessels must be aware of COLREGS Rule 10 (Traffic Separation Schemes) and must comply with such regardless of their competitive position at the time.

— Particular caution is to be used headed outbound in the Southbound VTS lane. Any boat impeding Commercial traffic is to be DSQ. A boat may use her motor for avoidance provided she does not

improve her competitive position.

— All vessels should monitor VHF Ch. 05A.

By |2019-04-15T21:48:29-07:00April 15th, 2019|Racing out of the Bay|0 Comments

Distance Races

ALERT Bush Pt. Race 10:00am April 13, City Dock ALERT

 

Bush Point Race – Addendum to PTSA 2019 Sailing Instructions

SCHEDULE – Saturday April 13 th. The Warning signal will be at 10:00 hrs on City Dock.

RULES – As in 2019 Sailing Instructions for PTSA Races, except as amended herein.

COURSE – Cross Start line at City Dock towards NE. Round mark “SC” to port (it’s the yellow mid-channel buoy West of Bush Point). Cross the Finish line at City Dock towards SW. Course distance is 14.9 nm.

CLASSES – All boats will start together and race with a PHRF handicap.

IDENTIFICATION – All boats, especially visitors, check in with the RC at the City Dock before the start to make sure their PHRF rating is recorded.

SHORTENED COURSE – There is no provision for shortening course.

TIME LIMIT – There is no time limit.

FINISH TIMES – The finish will be unmanned. Each boat will record their finish time, preferably to the second (use GPS or cell phone time) and note the names of the nearest boats ahead and behind them (if visible). All this information is to be e-mailed within 48 hrs after the finish to racecommittee@ptsail.org.

REQUESTS FROM USCG – All vessels must be aware of COLREGS Rule 10 (Traffic Separation  Schemes) and must comply with such regardless of their competitive  position at the time.

– All vessels should monitor VHF Ch 05A.


ALERT! McCurdy Pt. race noon April 20, City Dock ALERT!

By |2019-04-12T21:11:02-07:00April 11th, 2019|PHRF, Racing out of the Bay|0 Comments

Next up – Fall Nightcap Series

After a not so restful break, and to greet the equinox, the Fall Nightcap Series begins this Saturday (Sept. 22). Jazz will be CB. Start at Noon.

The dates for the rest of the series are on the calendar (right hand column of this page, or click on calendar tab).

 

By |2018-09-18T13:26:46-07:00September 18th, 2018|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

The Ted Pike Memorial Regatta – Next Saturday

Next Saturday, August 18 th., is the third Ted Pike Memorial Regatta. Here PTSA celebrates and honors Ted’s life and contributions to the sailing community.

The format of this regatta is as unique as Ted was. The key features are:-

● 12:00 – Boats arrive and anchor off the beach in starting area.

● 12:15 – Skippers arrive on beach by any un-motorized means.

Entry Fee of one (1) fifth of good quality Rum deposited in keg. (Non alcoholic beverage OK if necessary).

Racing and Cruising classes assigned.

PHRF ratings invented for those without. Modified for various excuses.

Courses announced.

● 12:30 – Start with Skippers on beach, boats anchored out.

Get to boat and sail off anchor.

● Race around and out of bay (4.0 hr time limit).

Challenging Course. (Dependent on conditions).

● Finish by any Crew Member reaching the beach to test rum in keg (or alternate beverage).

●16:30 – Awards and party at the Schooner Martha Boat-shop (Port Hudson).

As the keg gets emptier the lies and excuses get greater.

 

Registration Forms, Sailing Instructions, and Courses are available right here.

 

 

 

By |2018-08-12T21:59:21-07:00August 11th, 2018|Race Reminder|0 Comments

Distance Race #4 – TOUR-de-BAY, This Sunday.

The TOUR-de-BAY Distance Race is this Sunday, July 29 th.

This race provides a challenging change from short W/L courses.

An approximately 15 nm. course, depending on wind, set inside the bay.

With multiple legs varying from .5 to 3 nm., using all points of sail, in and out of current.

Every sailboat welcome, with or without a PHRF rating.

Start from City Dock at noon.

By |2019-01-21T20:10:12-07:00July 26th, 2018|PHRF, Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

McCurdy Point Distance Race This Saturday

Due to the unsteady weather this time of year, and following the rugged conditions experienced in last year’s Protection Is. race and especially the Smith Is. race, they have been merged, this year, into the McCurdy Point race, which is shorter and in more sheltered waters.  It is our desire for the crews to return happy, and on boats that are unbroken.  It is just the beginning of the season.

The Race start is from City Dock at 09:00 Saturday 04/14.  If it mostly floats, has sails and we can guess at a PHRF number, you are heartily invited to join in.

A printable PDF of the Sailing Instructions Addendum is here – McCurdyPt SI’si.  It’s only one page so you can give one to each of your crew for a teachable moment.

By |2018-04-08T23:23:56-07:00April 8th, 2018|Racing out of the Bay|0 Comments

Reminder – Fall Nightcap Series Starts Saturday

Recapture the Excitement

Recapture the excitement.

After the successful Spring and Summer Series, with unusually cooperative winds and sunshine, and some ruggedly exciting distance races; this is your final opportunity this season to apply your skills and knowledge and possibly climb the podium at the Awards Party on Nov. 18 th.

The Fall Nightcap series is scheduled for every Saturday from Sept. 23 rd. through Nov. 4 th.  and everyone is invited, just check-in at the Committee Boat or City Dock (For those new to our racing, the Sailing Instructions are on this site under the Racing tab, here). The start is at 13:00 hrs. (PDT ends  Nov 5 th so no finishing in the dark).

Remember, if Gale Warnings are in place, Skippers meet at the CB around 11:30 hrs. to discuss the situation and advise the Race Committee of their desire to race under the existing and forecast wind and sea conditions.

By |2017-09-17T11:52:37-07:00September 17th, 2017|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments