**REMINDER**Tour-de-Bay Distance Race on Saturday**REMINDER**

The popular and challenging Tour-de-Bay has moved from July to September in a search for better (any) wind.

The race is open to any and all sailboats. Just check-in with the race committee, on City Dock, before noon.

The race Course will round most of the marks in Port Townsend Bay for about 13 nm.

This will appeal to those requesting longer courses and those longing for PHRF starts (and those that have admitted they like dock starts).

No need to hunt for a link to the Sailing Instructions, they are right below. A printable PDF is here tourdebay2019 SI’s

PTSA “Tour-de-Bay” Race – Sept. 21 st. 2019

Sailing Instructions

The regular PTSA Series Sailing Instructions for 2019, published on ptsail.org will apply except as modified here. PHRF handicaps will be used.

Check-in

All boats are to check in with the Race Committee on City Dock prior to the Alert signal. Boats that have not regularly raced with PTSA are requested to provide Boat Name, Sail Number (if any), Skippers Name and PHRF rating (if known). Boats without a rating will be assigned a temporary one.

The Course

The course will be displayed on the letter board as usual and, depending on the wind, will include most of the permanent marks on the “Marks and their Labels” sheet and the “Approximate Mark locations” chart.

Caution

Mark H is the most Northerly of the mooring buoys at Fort Townsend State Park. Mark M is the most Northerly of the mooring buoys at Fort Worden State Park. They are both close to shallow water, and there may be boats moored to them. Watch for tenders in the area.

Pre-Start Announcements

Three long horn blasts indicate the RC will be making an announcement by loudhailer and/or VHF Ch 68. Be a sport and check that your neighbors are aware of the information.

The Start

The S/F line runs from the NE corner of City Dock to the course side of mark C, which serves as the pin. There will be one start, the Class flag is A and the Sequence begins at Noon.

Altering/Shortening Course

The course set will require competitors to round Mark C at least once during the race. If at that time the S flag is displayed on City Dock, boats will be finished as they round C. If the C flag is displayed, with occasional horn blasts to draw attention, the course has been CHANGED. Check the course letters on the pierhead.

Finish

The Finish line will be the same as the start line.

Time Limit

Five Hours.

Have fun and be safe

If in doubt, give way. Also, a 360 later deemed unnecessary, scores much better than a DSQ.

By |2019-09-27T11:26:19-07:00September 14th, 2019|Race Reminder|0 Comments

REMINDER***Ted Pike Memorial Regatta Sat. Aug. 24, Noon***REMINDER

The best and most popular race of the sailing season

THE TED PIKE MEMORIAL REGATTA

(Also known as “The Rum Run”)

Will start at Noon on Saturday August 24th. in Port Townsend Bay.

With a BBQ and Awards party to follow at Point Hudson.

All sailors are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Temporary PHRF ratings will be guestimated for those without.

Further details and explanations are available at Regatta Details 

An on-line signup sheet is at Entry Form

A printable PDF of the Sailing Instructions is at   Sailing Instructions

A printable PDF of the list of courses from which the actual course used is chosen (as dictated by the wind) is at Course Charts

JOIN US!

By |2019-08-16T02:17:42-07:00August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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