Notice of Race - Anacortes Yacht Club


Notice of Race - Anacortes Yacht Club
Anacortes Yacht Club
Girts Rekevics Memorial
Foul Weather Race
Saturday February 21th, 2015
The Foul Weather Race is open to all yachts that have completed the registration
process using the Anacortes Yacht Club on-line registration system available on
the club website ( and have a valid 2015 PHRF
rating. If your boat is not listed in the PHRFNW online database, bring your rating
certificate to Friday Harbor or you will not be scored.
The event consists of a race from Anacortes to Friday Harbor. As in the past, we
will be starting between R2 and the Refinery Dock in Fidalgo Bay, Anacortes, and
finish between the NW corner of Brown Island and the NOAA Weather Station in
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, a distance of 19.5nm. In addition to the formal
race, we hope to be competing again with our friends from the north for the
Stanley Thermos Cup this year.
The entry fee is $40.00 per racing boat and $30.00 for cruising boats which will
cover the San Juan Yacht Club’s facility costs. Race Registration must be
completed on-line by Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
Dinner & Awards for 2015
The San Juan Island Yacht Club has graciously allowed us to use their facilities
again this year. The Dinner will be “all you can eat” catered gourmet lasagna, salad
and bread with dessert and open no-host bar at yacht club drink prices; it
promises to be a great night with an excellent venue for our post-race party.
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Dinner will cost $18.00 per person. For those participants staying overnight in
Friday Harbor, we will be able to use the San Juan Yacht Club’s shower facilities at
no charge along with reciprocal moorage at the end of F Dock, “First Come First
Served” Rafting allowed up to three boats.
Late registration will be charged $20.00 per meal. Additional dinner tickets will
be available at the event for the “late registration” price.
If needed, crew members can take the ferry back to Anacortes Saturday evening after
the dinner. Departure times 7:50pm & 9:50pm.
T-Shirts will be available on the 20th of February. They will be grey long sleeve
with Girts on the back and the Caption “If You’re Going to Race, Race to Win” TShirt will cost $14.00.
Dinner and T-shirt orders must be placed by February 10, 2015 to receive
regular price meals and shirts at the event.
We also encourage all Anacortes Cruisers to join the racers Friday night at the AYC
Club House for a social hour and dinner Saturday night at the SJIYC. To participate
please use the online registration form to make your dinner reservations.
This event will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2013-2016 RRS,
except as modified by these Instructions. The race will be scored using time-ondistance with a specified distance of 19.5nm. All race communications will be
made using VHF channel 72.
There will be a boat at the finish line to take your finish times, however, all boats
are requested to record their finish time using GPS time and report it to the race
committee in Friday Harbor within one (1) hour of completing the course. Such
reports must be made in person or by calling Chris Roethle (Emoyeni) at
360.550.6496 or Kyle Saum (Kymodoce) at 360.303.2509 (Note: Please leave a
message if they are unable to answer, this is your responsibility)
In the 2015 Race Packet, it is a requirement that all boats comply with Pacific
International Yachting Association (PIYA) safety requirements. All distances races
shall be considered Nearshore + events. However, vessels are strongly
recommended to treat distance races as PIYA category “Coastal Events”. For
additional information on PIYA safety regulations visit
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Because this event occurs in constricted waters with considerable commercial
traffic it is important that the skipper of each boat understand that it is a
REQUIREMENT that they not impede commercial traffic. As soon as it is apparent
that a boat might impede commercial traffic it is the skipper’s responsibility to exit
the area immediately, under auxiliary power if necessary. If power is used, it must
be reported to the Race Committee after finishing. A written report must also be
made showing the location, time, duration of power use, speed, direction of exit,
and that the competitive position of the yacht was not improved. Failure to
comply with this requirement may result in disqualification.
All boats are expected to check in between 0830 and 0930 at the start line
Saturday morning with the committee boat. All check-in’s are to be made by radio
using VHF radio Channel 72. There will not be a skippers meeting prior to the
Starting Time:
Start Line:
Finish Line:
Time Limit:
Start Boat:
Saturday February 21th, 0930 hours
Between R2 & Refinery Pier
None specified
Entrance to Friday Harbor, between the weather station and the
NW corner of Brown Island
16:30 hours
Approximately 19.5nm
In 2014, West Marine, Anacortes and Helly Hansen Outlet Store, Burlington,
graciously provided some really nice prizes and again in 2015 they have preliminary
committed to doing the same which will be given away in a drawing at the awards
dinner Saturday night. In addition, this year Marine Services, Cap Santa Marine, Port
Supply and Ullman Sails have also donated prizes. Skippers and crew registered by
February 18th will be eligible. Please advise crew to purchase dinner tickets and
shirts online. In order to receive their drawing tickets
Moorage is available at the Port of Friday Harbor. Advance reservations are
typically not required at this time of year, but you can call them in advance at 360378-2688. Winter rates are $.80 per foot with an additional .10 cents for power,
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If you need accommodation in Friday Harbor you must make a reservation in
advance. Two of the most commonly used hotels close to the marina are:
The Orca Inn (7 blocks away) - 360-378-2724
Harrison House Suites (1.5 blocks away) - 360-378-3587
For additional information about the event you can contact the following people:
Race Organizer – Chris Roethle – 360-550-6496
Principal Race Officer – Eric Beemer – 360-510-7046
On-line Registration – David Thomson - 360-299-0417
Race Scorer – Kyle Saum – 360-303-2509
Anacortes Yacht Club
504 7th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221
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