HYC - Friday Night Get Together Hosted by Youngs Boat Yard

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening NPSA


We are in the process of completing the Clubhouse and Deck, at Youngs Boat Yard, to be ready for the Harry Young Cup. 
Friday Night  9/18/20 7:00 PM
We would love to host a  get together with live music, beer and wine, food 
We have purchased seating and tables for 60+ people
Social distancing will be enforced with seating spread around the perimeter of the clubhouse deck 
Will be a great start to the Harry Young Cup  
Regards Ant 

Harry Young Cup - 2020

 

Annual Harry Young Cup

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Entry Due: All racers must sign up no later than Thursday, 17 September 2020.  No exceptions.  The address for an on line entry will be provided in a separate e-mail.

Fee: NPSA Boats: no fee.  Non NPSA Boats: $25

Contact: Steve Culfogienis, NPSA Race Committee Chairman, swcsails@gmail.com, 301-275-5860

Classes: There will be one non-spinnaker / doubled headsail class.  Scoring will be under the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) system.

Rendezvous: In the vicinity of Penwood buoy “8” and the committed boat.

Start: Penwood buoy “8” for winds from the southerly direction and Penwood buoy “6” for winds from the northerly direction and the committed boat.  Please stay clear of boats that are about to start.

Course: One of eight predetermined courses.  The Race Committee Chair will provide start times for the participating boats the evening before the race.

Course Name

Course

Distance

Rounding

A: Very short for south wind

START(PW8), BC6, PW12, FINISH(PW8)

3.22 nm

Port

B: Very short course for north wind

START(PW6), PW12, BC6, FINISH(PW6)

3.21 nm

Port

C: Short course south wind

START(PW8), BC4, BC6, PW12, FINISH(PW8)

4.31 nm

Starboard

D: Short course for north wind

START(PW6), PW12, BC6, BC4, FINISH(PW6)

4.25 nm

Port

E: Long course for south wind

START(PW8), BC4, BC8, PW12, FINISH(PW8)

5.77 nm

 

Starboard

F: Long course for north wind

START(PW6), PW12, BC8, BC4, FINISH(PW6)

5.80 nm

Port

G. Very long course for south wind

START(PW8), BC2B, BC12, PW12, FINISH(PW8)

8.40 nm

Starboard

H. Very long course for north wind

START(PW6), PW12, BC12, BC2B, FINISH(PW6)

8.51 nm

Port

Note: Must honor Day Mark “2RB”, in the vicinity of PW8, on the navigable side of the mark.

Signals: The race committee will conduct a pursuit race.  Every boat will have its own start time.  One modification is the start will be based on a horn, not a flag.  Every start will have its own horn.  The race committee will start racers based on GPS time.  If there is a delay, adjust start time based on the delay time.  The first boat will start 5 minutes after the first warning horn.  The first warning horn is at 1400.  The first start is at 1405.

Time limit: 2.5 hrs

Awards: The wining boat will be awarded the Harry Young Cup for one year.  Plaques will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place boats.

Social: The NPSA Officers will sponsor a social raft up after the race just inside Jones Creek.  If you draw 6 feet or less there should be no issue getting into and anchoring in the Creek.  The Officers highly recommend all boats stay well clear of the lighted day mark “1” at the entrance for the channel to Jones Creek.  There is an underwater obstruction adjacent to the mark.  Please contact the Race Committee Chairman if you would like to join the social and draw more than 6 feet.  The club will provide tender service for those boats that must anchor in Old Road Bay.  The club officers request that everyone wear a masks and maintain social distancing guidelines to the best of their ability.  Food options will be provided in a separate e-mail.  Young’s Boat Yard will provide a free slip for boats that wish to stay the night.  Please let the Race Committee chair know if you wish to stay at Young’s overnight so he can inform the yard owner.

Protests: Immediately following the race contact the Race Committee Chair with any infractions on the water.  The Race Committee Chair would like for all racers to note that NPSA tries very hard to keep the “fun” in racing.  Everyone is expected to follow the rules of U.S. Sailing to the best of their ability.  Aggressive tactics or maneuvers, whether within the rules or not, will be highly frowned upon.