Spring Pursuit Race
Please read the following Notice of Race for the upcoming sailing event and participation. It’s a great way to start the season.
REGISTRATION: While we encourage online rsvp to get a head count, you may come and register in person when you arrive at the event. The race is free to enter and open to ALL Wet Pants Sailing Association members – bring out your boat, new race sailors are welcome to join, you’ll learn as you go. Be in the water, rigged and ready to race by noon, sharp.
To register online, you must be logged in as a member – click the menu tab above. To have a member login you must have done your current year’s online Membership Registration already. If you haven’t yet, do that here. Once logged in as a member, click Events in the top menu, double click the race’s calendar listing and click the Register button on the page. This is a simple RSVP, one click and you’re done!
Wet Pants Spring Pursuit Race (NOR)
When; Saturday, June 24, 2023
Start time; 12 Noon
Location; The Wet Pants/Port O Call Waterfront
NOTICE OF RACE
The Spring Pursuit Race is an informal fun sail. It 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
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, so a Hobie 16 start time would be 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, so a Hobie 20 start time would be 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 Appendix A of the racing rules will apply. To qualify for a trophy a competitor must skipper the 2018 fall and 2019 spring pursuit races in his boat or a different boat. The crew does not have to be the same.
This race and last fall’s pursuit race make a series for which trophies will be presented at the Annual Mess.
READ ABOUT THE NOTICE OF RACING
READ ABOUT THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR RACES