44th Annual Gaboon Race
ENTRY DUE DATE/TIME: By 12:30 PM on the day of the race.
ENTRY FEE: $30 Make checks payable to HYC.
SEND ENTRY TO: Race Committee (Gaboon Race)
Hampton Yacht Club
4707 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, VA 23669
CONTACT PERSON AND PHONE: Phil Briggs, 757-719-0386 (C)
STARTING TIME: Staggered starts, beginning at 1300. (Fastest boat starts last!) See below.
INSTRUCTIONS: The start time for each yacht will be posted at the registration table in the HYC lounge. Starting times are established by applying a PHRF handicap allowance (CR) plus a Non-Spin credit (if applicable). Boats with Non-Spinnaker credits may fly double-headsails if they choose. Starting on-time is the sole responsibility of the skipper. Time signals will be announced on VHF-72 at 1255 and again at 1300. Boats starting prematurely will be hailed via VHF-72 and required to restart. No Flag “X” will be displayed. After starting, racing is boat-for-boat (first to finish wins!). The RC will record and post the order of finish. To relieve congestion and facilitate identification of premature starters, a yacht may not maneuver within 100 yards of the starting line until 4 minutes before its starting time.
CLASSES: All boats must meet PHRF of the Chesapeake Near Shore Safety and Equipment Requirements and have a current, valid PHRF certificate. Crew limits do not apply.
START/FINISH LINE: Between orange flag on HYC dock and blue painted rock on opposite shore.
COURSE: CCV Harbor Marks A(s), E(s), D(s), B(p), A(s). (8.0 nautical miles)
Drop Mark “D” will be located at approx. 36°59.00’N, 76°22.65’W. Mark will be removed at 1600.
TIME LIMIT: First boat must finish before 1630. Boats not finished by 1700 will be scored DNF.
Due: In writing within one hour after the last boat finishes.
Heard: At 1900 hours on Monday, Dec 6, at HYC, unless heard earlier by mutual agreement.
AWARDS: Awards for PHRF A, B, and C per CCV Race Instructions, plus the annual spittoon for the first PHRF boat in will be presented at the HYC Annual Awards Night on Tuesday, December 7.
SKIPPERS: PLEASE CHECK YOUR INSURANCE POLICY FOR COVERAGE OF WINTER SAILING.
This race counts toward the HYC CUP Championship.