Russian Yacht Club

1 st Annual United Regatta

Saturday, July 1 st , 2017

PHRF BOATS

Including Spinnaker and Non-spinnaker

There will be a multihull class if enough entries are received

NOTICE OF RACE

1.  RULES

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2 The current PHRF Regulations as administered by the YRA of LIS will apply.

1.3 PHRF boats will be scored using the distance racing handicap issued by the YRA of LIS and scored using time-on- distance.

1.4 Any weight or crew limits are waived.

1.5 Per rule 42.3(i), a boat that runs aground while racing may use its engine or any other method to get refloated provided the boat does not gain a significant advantage in the race.

1.6 Boats shall observe the Minimum Equipment Recommendations of the YRA of LIS for Race Category A.

1.7 Each boat shall carry a GPS.

2. ELIGIBILITY, ENTRY AND FEES

2.1 The race is open to boats owned by or under charter to members of the YRA of LIS or other US Sailing Association, and boats of foreign registry with valid YRA of LIS or Mid Atlantic PHRF certificates. The “Guest“ PHRF rating will be issued by race committee, submit enquiries via racecommittee@unitedregatta.org

2.2 Eligible boats shall enter by registering online at: http://unitedregatta.org, by Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

2.3 The entry fee is $60.00. No entries will be permitted after the June 28th deadline.

2.4 The entry fee includes Sailors’ Welcome and Awards Presentation for skippers and one crew member featuring complimentary food and beverages and live music.  Additional crew, friends and family members may purchase party tickets at the entrance to the Miramar YC during Sailors, Family & Friends Welcome event.

3.  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday June 30th 1900 Skippers meeting to be held at Miramar YC Saturday

 July 1st 1000 First Warning Signal

1530 Sailors’ Welcome

1700 Awards presentation

4 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

4.1 Sailing Instructions and Scratch Sheets will be available on the United Regatta website no later than 1800 Friday, June 30th, 2017.

4.2 Boat classes.

Spinnaker

Non- spinnaker

Catamaran division

5. START AND FINISH

5.1 The start will be located approximately 0.43 nm, 35° mag. from the #2 Red Nun of the Rockaway Inlet (40°33.945 N 73°57.433 W)

5.2 The FINISH line will be east bound to the START line.

5.3 Racing will be in Lower Bay area, approximately 8 miles to 20 miles in length depending on conditions.

5.4 Boats that have not finished by 17:00 will be scored DNF.

5.5 Boats withdrawing from the race shall notify the race committee by VHF on channel 69

Race course is subject to change based on weather conditions at the time of the race

6. SCORING

6.1 For all PHRF, time allowances will be computed using time on distance.

7. PRIZES

7.1 Awards will include prizes for first, second and third places in each class.

7.2 In the event of a tie, the trophy will be awarded to the smaller boat and additional trophy will be ordered afterward

8. RADIO COMMUNICATION

8.1 Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make private voice or data transmissions and shall not receive private voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.

8.2 Race Committee will be monitoring VHF channel 69

9. GUEST MOORING AND PRIVLEGES

9.1 Guest moorings will be available on a first-come basis at no charge. Please contact Marine Facilities at theMiramar YC at 718-769- 3548 and Sheepshead Bay YC for reservations at 718-891-0991

Sheepshead Bay YC: 718-891-0991

9.2 The privileges of the Club will be extended to skippers and crews of competing boats.

10.  AWARD CEREMONY

Award Party and ceremony will start on Saturday, July 1 st at Miramar Yacht club at 1700.

Skipper and one mate attendance included in the race fee. Rest of the crew and guests, party fee is $15 which

should be paid before party. Miramar YC member’s party fee is $10

11. CONTACT INFORMATION

General inquiries info@unitedregatta.org

Race Committee via email race_committee@unitedregatta.org.

Race Event on www.unitedregatta.org or Facebook

Miramar Yacht Club 718-769- 3548

Sheepsheadbay Yacht Club 718-891- 0991