CBYRA and/or US Sailing membership may be required to receive a discounted entry fee for some regattas.
Pre-Season Race Committee Training
Please be certain to mark your calendar for the Race Committee's remaining training events. Tom Stalder will present his popular GPS Training class on Saturday, 19 March. Tom will cover the explanation how GPS positioning works and lead participants in a practical exercise that lets everyone practice navigating around the EYC parking lot.
The annual RC Training Day is set for Saturday, 9 April. We will cover in the morning many of the race committee “basics,” as they pertain to our EYC activities. Following lunch at the Club, we will head out on the water and put to use what we learned in the morning. RC Training Day has been a popular introduction to our activities for new members and an effective way to shake off the winter rust as we head into the new season.
Finally, we’re introducing something new this year. In an effort to help ensure that both race committee and racers are “on the same page” we will convene a Racers Forum on 24 April. The idea is to allow Race Committee to outline race requirements (as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions) and expectations, and offer racers the opportunity to ask questions of the Race Committee. While the initial thought was to cover the Fawcett’s Friday Night Beer Cans Races, we can include any event in the open discussion.
Why sign up for Race Committee duty? Read what a serious racer, who also is deeply involved in race management, has to say on the subject. If you are an active, retired, or wannabe racer, you might want to consider spending some time on another kind of boat ... the Race Committee boat. Online signup for our busy schedule will be posted soon.
Fawcett/EYC Beer Can Season Starts May 6
The first gun for the 2015 Fawcett/EYC Friday Night Beer Can racing series is at 1825 on Friday, May 6.
New this year, the series will have 14 races in two halves, up from last year's 13. Race dates are May 6, 13, and 20; and June 3, 10, 17 and 24 [Series 1]; and July 8, 15, 22 and 29, and August 12, 19, and 26 [Series 2]. The Notice of Race has been posted, registration is open, entries are coming in and we are ready for another great season.
The regatta is open to all boats at least 20 feet in overall length. It is not necessary to be a member of a yacht club or of CBYRA to enter and race. Boats usually racing PHRF are eligible to complete with a valid PHRF certificate.
In the spirit of Beer Can racing everywhere, we offer (with a nod of thanks to Scuttlebutt and Latitude 38) the Ten Commandments of Beer Can Racing.