47th Annual Shaw Island Classic August 12, 2017 ● NOTICE OF RACE and ENTRY
The San Juan Island Yacht Club proudly announces the 47th Annual Shaw Island Classic Yacht Race to be held Saturday, August 12, 2017, and invites all eligible boats and crews to participate.
RACE DESCRIPTION: The course starts in Friday Harbor, heads around Shaw Island in either direction and returns to Friday Harbor for the finish. The race is scheduled to start at noon on August 12, 2017. A hearty lasagna dinner and awards ceremony will follow at the San Juan Island Yacht Club.
ELIGIBILITY: The race is open to registered PHRF boats, multihulls, unballasted centerboards, and cruising sailboats of all sizes and rigs. Classes will be provided for multihulls, centerboards, PHRF and cruising classes. Flying sails (as defined by PHRFNW) are permitted in all classes except the cruising class. Entrants for the PHRF class should have a valid PHRFNW certificate, and all entries should submit a rating certificate if they have one. Entries without a certificate will be assigned a rating by the committee.
RULES: The race is governed by the Racing Rules for Sailing (RRS 200172020) as published by U.S. Sailing, except as they are changed by the sailing instructions or as follows:
· Racing rule 75 is waived (yacht club membership is not required).
· Entrants are reminded that floatplanes and ferries are restricted in their ability to maneuver and should be given rightofway under the Collision Reg's.
· Racing Rule 82 shall not apply for this race.
· All entries must meet the appropriate U.S. or Canadian Coast Guard safety requirements and comply with U.S. Coast Guard regulations.
REGISTRATION: Entries may be submitted online (if over 18) on the Club’s website at www.sjiyc.com. Online entries must be completed no later than midnight Thursday August 10, 2017. Alternately, entry forms may be downloaded from the Club's website, requested by mail or obtained at the clubhouse. Completed entry forms, together with the appropriate entry fee (and a rating certificate if applicable) may be mailed to SJIYC Race Committee, P.O. Box 67, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 to be received by Friday, August 11, 2017, or submitted in person (with a late fee) at the Club at 273 Front St., Friday Harbor, between 1500 and 2000 on Friday, August 11, 2017.
The final deadline for all entries is 2000 (8:00 PM) on Friday, August 11, 2017. Allow ample time for mailed entries, as mail to the island often requires an extra day and mail from Canada has been known to take two weeks.
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: Skipper's packets, including Sailing Instructions, must be picked up in person at the clubhouse prior to the race, from 1600 to 2100 on Friday August 11, 2017, or from 0900 to 1000 on Saturday August 12, 2017. There is no registration on Saturday, packet pickup only.
SCORING & AWARDS: Trophies will be awarded for the first three finishers in each class based on corrected time, adjusted for timeontime based on PHRF or committeeassigned ratings. The awards presentation will be during the lasagna dinner served by First Mates at the clubhouse following the race, at approximately 1830.
ENQUIRIES: For more information contact the SJIYC Fleet Captain Burke Critchfield via email:
FleetCaptain@sjiyc.com, or contact the SJIYC Race Committee via email: email@example.com or by phone 360 378 5156 (Jim Corenman).