HYC WEDNESDAY NIGHT RACES
Racing will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing.
Order of Starts:
|Non-Spin 1||Class Flag = White||(All boats rated slower than 145)|
|Non-Spin 2||Class Flag = #7||(All boats rated faster than 145)|
|Spinnaker||Class Flag # 9||(All spinnaker boats)|
Note: Warning Signal -June July, August = 1830 ; September = 1800
|Course A:||(Flag A)||Marks: “E”, “T”, “C”, “P”, “B”, “A”|
|Course B:||(Flag F)||Marks: “B”, “P”, “C”, “T”, “I”, “A”|
|Course C:||(Flag E)||Marks: “E”(to Port), “A”|
|Course D:||(Flag D)||Marks: “N”(to Port), “A”|
Note: When entering Hampton Creek, honor G“13” and R“14”
All boats must honor G “13” and R “14” when entering Hampton Creek
Lat/lons are approximate and not intended for navigation.
2021 Race Committee Chairs:
SERIES CHAIRMAN – John McCarthy (Sail Captain)
|7-Apr||Bill Gibbings||7-Jul||Dave Taylor|
|14-Apr||Bob Thomas||14-Jul||Christian Schaumloffel|
|21-Apr||Ben Cuker||21-Jul||Neil Ford|
|28-Apr||Steve Taylor||28-Jul||John Wandling|
|5-May||Dixon Wilde||4-Aug||Justin Morris|
|12-May||Andy Armstrong||11-Aug||John Blais|
|19-May||Ben Weeks||18-Aug||Peter Hunter|
|26-May||Bobby Whitehouse||25-Aug||Bob Archer|
|2-Jun||Cliff Porter||1-Sep||Rusty Burshell|
|9-Jun||Don DeLoatch||8-Sep||Ben Ritger|
|16-Jun||Alan Johnson||15-Sep||Greg Cutter|
|23-Jun||Alan Bomar||22-Sep||Will Roberts|
|30-Jun||John Henry||29-Sep||Phil Briggs|
A modified Rule 26 start will be used:
|5 mins||Class Flag Up||Horn|
|4 mins||No Flag||Horn|
|1 min||No Flag||Long Horn|
CCV Mark “A” (Mouth ofHamptonRiver)
Mark “A” or off the HYC docks. Race Committee’s option.
(RCs are urged to take finishes at “A” if the leg up the creek is a beat.)
Wednesday Night Race marks
|A – Day Beacon R”4”||Hampton Bar||37°00.18’N||76°20.28’W|
|B – Day Beacon G “7”||Hampton Bar||37 00.21 N||76 19.53 W|
|C – R N “14”||Hampton Bar||36°59.77’N||76°19.40’W|
|E – Fl R 2.5s 15ft 4M “2”||Hampton Bar||36°59.03’N||76°21.37’W|
|F – HYC – pier head||Hampton Bar||37°01.20’N||76°20.59’W|
|I – Day Beacon G “1”||Hampton Bar||36°59.12’N||76°21.60’W|
|N – RN “22”||Newport News Bar||36°57.97’N||76°22.57’W|
|P – Day Beacon G “5”||Hampton River Chnl||37°00.10’N||76°19.39’W|
|T – Day Beacon R “18”||Hampton Bar||36°58.78’N||76°21.07’W|
Boats should monitor VHF-72 for broadcasts from the RC and/or emergency transmissions.
*Changes to these S.I.s will be posted on the HYC Website www.hamptonyc.com
CANCELLATION: If the Race Committee is a “no show”, it is requested that boats on the scene choose a start boat and proceed with the normal sequence. If severe weather is predicted or occurs early in the race, please stay at or return to the dock. Safety is paramount! See RRS 3 (DECISION TO RACE)
COURSES: Courses are shown on the front page. Racers are reminded that HRBT construction is in progress at the east end of Hampton Bar. Please exercise caution if sailing outside the channel in that area.
AWARDS: The pleasure of an evening sail and sociability with friends.
PROTESTS: Despite the informality of the series, all races will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing, 2021-2024. Should a formal protest be necessary, a written protest must be delivered to the RC Chairperson for that night within 60 minutes of the protesting boat finishing. Protests will be handled by the HYC Protest Chairman.
RESULTS: Corrected time calculations will not be made by the Race Committee. However, an Order-of-Finish sheet with finish times and sail numbers will be posted in the lounge following racing.
SOCIAL: Social opportunities will be governed by whatever COVID-19 protocols are in place at the time. With this in mind, Hampton Yacht Club welcomes participating skippers and crews to the Club following the races. Visiting yachts may tie up at the Club piers without charge until 10:00 p.m., subject to space available.
Visitors are expected to behave in a manner appropriate to their status as guests, including adherence to House Rules, which include:
* No food, beer, wine, or liquor may be brought into the Club.
* Shirts and shoes are required in the Bar.
*Dining Room attire is expected to be somewhat more decorous than that tolerated in the Bar. T-shirts and tank tops are not allowed. However, coats and ties are not required. We try for neatness.
PARKING: Only members of HYC who have valid parking decals may park in the HYC lots. Violators are subject to towing.
NOTE: The HYC Staff looks forward to the Wednesday Night Racing Series and the after-race parties. COVID-19 restrictions allowing, we will be offering food and beverages in the bar following each Wednesday Night Race. As always, if a Wednesday night race is cancelled due to bad weather, the party will still be held. Come and enjoy!
Changes to this brochure will be posted on the HYC website – www.hamptonyc.com