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Notice of Race - 2012

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Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012

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  Entries: Close May 31, 2012. Late fee will apply after May 29th. Entries should be created online at

Start: In or near Duck Island Roads, Westbrook, CT. The First Warning Signal is scheduled at 1100.

Rules: This regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012, the prescriptions of the US Sailing Association, the DIYC PHRF Sailing Instructions, and this Notice of Race.

Rule Changes: The Sailing Instructions change several rules in addition to Rule 77-Appendix G-sail numbers are not required and Race Signals-Postponement signaled ashore.

Courses: Will be selected immediately prior to each race by the Race Committee, and signaled in accordance with the Sailing Instructions. The Race Committee may conduct two races for some classes, weather permitting.

Sailing Instructions: Will be available at least one week before the first Warning on the Duck Island Yacht Club web site Notices to Competitors will be posted on the Race Committee bulletin board located below the deck in the front of the clubhouse building, Hammock Road South, Westbrook, CT.

Classes & Eligibility:: Several spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes determined by the Race Committee using ECSA-PHRF ratings. Five or more paid entries of equal rating may request to be a separate class. Each entrant must have a current, valid ECSA-PHRF certificate available in the PHRF-ECSA online database before the Close of Entries. Additionally, boats must contain, as a minimum, a self-bailing cockpit, fixed berths, galley facilities and the ability to be self supporting for a weekend cruise. A class for Melges 24 is expected.

Facilities: Some slips may be available gratis at DIYC on a first come first served basis (check the web site for contact info). A limited number of transient town moorings are available for boats under 32 ft LOA in the Patchogue River. Dockage may also be found at Pilots Point Marina and anchorage may be found inside Duck Island breakwaters.

Race Fee: $36 per boat ($40 for entries mailed after May 29, 2012)
Party Fee: $10 per person with entry, ($15 per person at the door)
$5.00 additional for entrants who are not USSA members
Entries should be created online at

Mail Checks and Paper Entries To:
DIYC Race Committee
c/o R M Lee
PO Box 72
Westbrook, CT 06498

Scoring: Will be done by a PHRF-based "time-on-time" system and RRS Appendix A. No races will be excluded. This regatta will count as a qualifying race towards Long Sand Shoal Cup. This is an ECSA Offshore Circuit race.

Results and Prizes: Results will be announced at the post-race party at Duck Island Yacht Club at the end of the day. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each class.

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