The Fall and Spring Pursuit Races are informal fun sails for multiple classes of boats! Adults and youth members are encouraged to participate!! Weather permitting, they begin at 12 o’clock noon. This is part 1 of 2, the Spring Pursuit is in 2023.
NOTICE OF RACE
The Fall Pursuit Race (series) begins at 12 o’clock in the afternoon at an imaginary line drawn between the green day mark on the southwest end of the Browns River rock jetty and southeast corner of the Port O’ Call pier where the Bob Gorman bench is located. Each boat starts at the time appointed to its class.
Competitors may enter by crossing the starting line at their appointed starting time shown here.
2. START TIMES
12:03 P.M. Herreshoff America
12:04 P.M. Compaq 16
12:05 P.M. Menger 19
12:06:30 P.M. Marshall 22, Menger 23
12:08 P.M. Cape Dory 22
12:09 P.M. O’Day 23
12:10 P.M. Precision 23
12:20 P.M. O'Day Mariner 19
12:21 P.M. Rhodes 19
12:22 P.M. Freedom 21, Sunfish, O’Day 17
12:23 P.M. O’Day 25
12:23 P.M. Laser Radial, Moonbeam
12:24 P.M. Tanzer 22
12:25 P.M. Catalina 22
12:25 P.M. MacGregor 26
12:26 P.M. JY15, Sabre 28, Vanguard, Beneteau
12:27 P.M. Saber 34
12:28 P.M. Flying Scot, Narrasketuck,
12:44 P.M. Hobie 16 (Add 30 seconds to start time for every knot of wind velocity. E.g. In a 10-knotwind add 5 minutes to the start time. Making the Hobie 16 start time 12:49 P.M.)
12:53 P.M. Hobie 20 (Add 60 seconds to start time for every knot of wind velocity. E.g. In a 10-knotwind add 10 minutes to the start time. Making the Hobie 20 start time 1:03 P.M.)
1. Start at the imaginary Wet Pants starting line drawn between the green day mark on the southwest end of the Browns River jetty and southeast corner of the Port O’ Call pier.
2. Sail to Buoy 30 and round it to port (left side of your boat).
3. Then sail to Buoy 34 and round it to port (left side of your boat).
4. Finish at the imaginary line between the green day mark on the southwest end of the Browns River jetty and southeast corner of the Port O’ Call pier. (This is where you started.)
4. RACING AREA
The racing area will be the waters of the Great South Bay off of Wet Pants.
5. COURSE and MARKS
The course consists of a starting line (same as the finish line) and government red buoys “30” & “34” All buoys will be rounded to port.
6. STARTING SYSTEM
The starting system will be a pursuit style start with each boat trusted to begin at its appointed time as determined by Atomic Local Time available over the internet and accessed via smartphone.
The order in which a boat finishes will determine its place in the race. The first boat to cross the finish line will be first. The second boat to cross the finish line will be second, and so on.
8. TIME LIMIT
The time limit for the race will be 4 hours. If a boat takes longer than 4 hours to finish its score shall equal the number of boats starting +1 point.
If a foul is committed the offending boat shall be required to complete a 360-degree turn consisting of a tack and a jibe executed one after the other as close to the place where the foul occurred as is safe to do so.
The Low Point System of the racing rules will apply. To qualify for a trophy, a competitor must skipper the 2020 Fall and 2021 Spring pursuit races in his boat or a different boat. The crew does not have to be the same.
This race and next years Spring pursuit race make a series for which trophies will be presented at the Annual Mess in 2022 (NEXT year).