It’s been a long winter but PTSA’s 2013 racing season starts tomorrow when the gun goes off around 6 PM for the first Spring Whitecap Series race of the year.

The Friday, April 5th start will be a dock start off City Dock.

whitecap-logo-3At Friday’s race there will be one start for all boats sailing the long course. In the future we hope to offer two starts with the second start being for what we are calling the PT Fleet consisting of all boats, both wood and fiberglass, we are encouraging to come out and join in the fun.

As a courtesy to the Race Committee, all boats are requested to check in with the RC before the race and monitor channel 68 during the race.

If more than one small, inshore boat appears to race, we will have a second, short course start.

The club is interested in experimenting with the Golf Handicapping system that ranks the on-the-water performance of a boat. For that reason we will score the race two ways – our existing PHRF rating system and under the Golf Handicap system. Both scorings will be published which will give the fleet and the Board experience in the Golf Handicap rating system over several races.

The second start for inshore boats will not be scored at this race and a decision on scoring will be made in the future.