ECSA Bonus Point Overnight Race

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Notice of Race - 2012

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Date: Friday, June 15, 2012

Scratch Sheet     Results

  Entries: Close June 13, 2012. Entries should be created online at

Start: In or near Duck Island Roads, Westbrook, CT. The First Warning Signal is scheduled at 1830. Time Limit for all boats, is 1500 Saturday June 16, 2012

Rules: This regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012.

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. Double handed entries may use self steering devices during sail changes, changing Rule 52.

Safety Requirement: Jack lines and harnesses must be used between sunset and sunrise and when reefed. At least two persons must be aboard. Conformance to ISAF Offshore Special Regulations for Race Category 4 Monohulls is strongly encouraged.

Courses: The Race Committee will select and signal a course predefined in the Sailing Instructions immediately prior to the race. Course length will range from approximately 40 to approximately 80 nautical miles. All planned courses terminate at Block Island.

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: Several spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes based on PHRF handicaps are planned.

Eligibility: Entrants must hold a current, valid PHRF-ECSA or DIYC-PHRF certificate 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.

Facilities: Some slips may be available gratis at DIYC on a first come first served basis. 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: $15 per boat ($20 for entries mailed after June 11, 2012)

$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. This regatta is an ECSA Offshore Circuit Bonus Points race.

Results and Prizes: Results will be announced at the BIRW Registration area after the time limit. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each class at the end-of-year DIYC Awards Banquet.

+++ Revised 06 March 2012 +++