Calendar

October – November 2017

Oct
28
Sat
Halloween Regatta @ DIYC
Oct 28 all-day

If you missed it last year, you do NOT want to miss it this year.  Costumes on and off the water didn’t distract from great competition, but they definitely added smiles.  The Halloween Regatta encourages participation from veteran racers to casual cruisers looking to check out the racing scene.  Competitors can choose from spinnaker or cruising classes and expect interesting distance courses around Hillsborough Bay.  By popular request, this is a one day event.  Racing is scheduled in the afternoon so your morning is free for life’s other obligations.  After an afternoon of racing, DIYC will host a post-race “Halloween” costume party for all participants, guests, and all club members.  Live entertainment will be jamming so let’s have some fun.

Regatta Chair: Ben Richmond      Co-Chair: Lorelei Sells      PRO:  George Haynie

Entry Form
Entry List
Results

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions

 

Oct
29
Sun
Sunday Race
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm
Nov
2
Thu
Full Moon Race
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm
Nov
4
Sat
Sunfish Series
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
11
Sat
Melges 24 Invitational Regatta @ Davis Island Yacht Club
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day
Nov
12
Sun
Sunday Race
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm
Nov
16
Thu
Annual Awards Dinner @ DIYC
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
18
Sat
Egmont Key Race @ DIYC
Nov 18 all-day

2017 marks the 82nd anniversary of the oldest running sailboat race on the west coast of Florida!  The Davis Island Egmont Key race is both a DIYC and Suncoast BOTY event.  There is short course for smaller boats that will stay inside the Skyway Bridge, but still offer a challenging course. The long course will go “around” Egmont key, once again qualifying the race for the prestigious Wall perpetual trophy.  All racers can look forward to the traditional DIYC event at the club to finish off the race.  This event is both a DIYC and Suncoast BOTY event.

NOR
Entry Form
Entry List
Results
(Please note that results will only be available after some races have been created and scoring has begun.)

 

 

Nov
21
Tue
Maintenance Area Planning Committee @ DIYC - Regatta Room
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
24
Fri
Old Shoe / New Shoe @ Davis Island Yacht Club
Nov 24 all-day

Think you can race your spinnaker or non-spinnaker keelboat single handed? Come out for a challenge the day after Thanksgiving.

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SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

 

1       RULES

1.1    The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing; however, the rules of

WFPHRF will not apply except for ratings.

1.2    VHF radios are required; no other electronics allowed.

1.3    All boat shall be sailed single-handed.

 

2       NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

2.1    Notices will be posted on the official notice board in the lower level on the western wall.

2.2    The race committee will communicate with competitors on VHF channel 72.

 

3       CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted prior to 0900 on November 24.

 

4       SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

4.1    Signals made ashore will be displayed from the flagpole located west of the clubhouse.

4.2    When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in race signal AP.

 

5       SCHEDULE OF RACES

1000     Warning signal for Old Shoe Class

1200     Warning signal for New Shoe Class

 

6       CLASS FLAGS

6.1    The class flag for the Old Shoe class will be a green flag with the letter “G”.

6.2    The class flag for the New Shoe class will be a blue flag with the letter “N”.

 

7       THE COURSES

7.1    The course for the Old Shoe class will be:

•       Start at A-mark

•       Round 25’ Privately Maintained to port

•       Finish at the entrance to the Club basin

7.2    The course for the New Shoe class will be posted, and distributed at the competitors meeting.

 

8       MARKS

8.1    The starting mark with be A-mark.

8.2    Marks for the New Shoe class will be fixed Club marks.

 

9       STARTS

9.1    The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on a race committee vessel and

A-mark.

 

9.2    The race committee will hail OCS boats on VHF.  The  failure of the race committee to hail, the timeliness of hails, or sequence of the hails shall not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1.

 

10     THE FINISH

The finish line will be at the entrance to the Seaplane Basin, formed by the two range markers.

 

11     PENALTY SYSTEM

11.1  The Two-Turns Penalty of RRS 44.1 is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty. A boat who breaks a rule of

Part 2, without contact, shall take this penalty.

11.2  Any boat making contact with another boat shall promptly retire from the race. This changes NoR

1.6.

 

12     TIME LIMIT

Boats still racing at 1500 will be scored DNF.

 

13     PROTESTS

There will be no protests in any class. This changes NoR 1.6.

 

14     SCORING

14.1  One race is planned for each class.

14.2  WFPHRF time-on-distance ratings will be used, Cruising ratings for the Old Shoe class and Non- Spinnaker ratings for the New Shoe class.

14.3  No races will be excluded from a boat’s score.

 

15     SAFETY

A boat that retires from the racing area shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

 

16     RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats, except for emergencies. This restriction also applies to cellular telephones and other electronic devices.

 

17     DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the regatta entire at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

 

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