Dog Town Yacht Club Notice of Race
The Piankatank Challenge
May 30, 2015
12068 Freeport Rd
Gloucester, Virginia 23061
1. This regatta will be governed by rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, The prescriptions of the U. S. Sailing Association, and the class rules of the competing boats, except as any of these are modified by the sailing instructions.
2. The regatta is open to all classes. You do not have to be a member of DTYC to race, but only member are eligible to receive awards. Membership is $10.00 per year. The Regatta will be handicapped and scored using the DTYC scoring system. It can be found on the Dog Town Yacht Club Facebook page.
3. The competitor’s meeting will be held at 1000 near the pier.
4. There will be two races. Race 1 will be a race to Berkley Island and back. Race 2 will be a race to the power line tower near Anderson Point and back.
5. The races will start near the Pier at Freeport Landing.
6. The warning signal for the first race will be 1100.
7. Dogs must be on a leash.
8. Rough camping is available.
9. Please pay the ramp fee even if you don’t bring a boat.
Directions from Richmond:
Follow I 64 E. to exit 220
Follow VA 33 E. for 19.4 miles to Glenns
Straight onto VA 198 for 6.1 miles to VA 673 Freeport Rd.
Left onto Freeport Rd. for .7 miles to Freeport Landing at the end of the road.
PRO: Miles Turner 804-389-2157
Dog Town Yacht Club
May 30, 2015
Freeport Landing, Gloucester, Virginia
The Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of the U. S. Sailing Association, and the rules of the Class Associations of the boats competing will govern the regatta except as modifid below. RRS 40 (Personal Buoyancy) is replaced by: “It shall be the individual responsibility of each competitor to wear adequate personal buoyancy when conditions warrant. Rule 56 is changed to read: Flying of flags is allowed and encouraged. APPENDIX T SECTIONS A and B will apply. A boat that retires from the race will notify the Race Committee as soon as possible.( 804-389-2157) US Sailing prescribes that every boat shall carry life-saving equipment conforming to government regulations.”
A competitors’ meeting will be held at 1000 near the pier. The warning signal for the first race will be at 1100. The warning signal for the second race will be given after a short break between races. To alert boats that a race will begin soon, the orange starting line flag will be displayed with one sound at least five minutes before a warning signal is made.
3 COURSE and MARKS
Race 1 will be a race around Berkley Island and back. Leave Berkley Island to port. Race 2 will be from the pier to the power line tower and return. Leave the power line tower to port.
Marks are: “X”- An orange drop mark, “B”- Berkley Island, and “L”- the power line pole. The courses will be displayed on the course board. Red letters on course board are to be left to port.
4 STARTING AND FINISH LINES
The starting and finishing lines will be between mark X and an orange flag flown by the race committee.
5 CLASS FLAG
The class flag will be a white flag with a red border and the DTYC logo in the center.
6 TIME LIMIT
The time limit will be posted on the official notice board.
7 HANDICAP SYSTEM
The DTYC handicap system will be used.
8 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located near the pier. The notice of race, sailing instructions, and a sailing area chart will be posted on notice board.
9 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any changes to the sailing instructions will be posted on the official notice board prior to 1000 on the day of the race.
10 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
Signals made ashore will be displayed from the pier.
11 RACING AREA
The racing area will be the Piankatank River from The power line tower at 37° 32’ 48” N- 76° 31’ 01” W to Berkley Island at 37° 31’ 24” N- 76° 25’ 59”W.
Protests shall be delivered to the race committee within one hour after the last boat finishes the last race. Protests will be heard in Richmond.