Sailors,

I have made a first cut at the NOS (notice of Series) and the SI (Sailing Instructions) and they are attached.  I think the NOS is close to being correct but the SI do need some additions.  They along with the other material I provided earlier plus more are also available on the GF website, http://www.greenflashsailing.com/.  Please look this material over and make suggestions and corrections.

This is a reminder that the next VSS Buoy Race day is this Saturday – the first of the new 2017-18 season. The Skippers’ Meeting will be at Higel Park at 1100 and the first race is scheduled to start at 1300 about 0.1/4 nm west of the Inlet. Don’t forget that the skippers’ meeting is a good place to find a crew or a crew position.

We have installed some (more-or-less) permanent buoys and, with a little luck, they will still be there Saturday.  Please download and understand the attached “Courses” PDF .  The courses described are both 5 nm long, we will just sail them clockwise or countorclockwise.  Of course, we could construct other courses of other lengths, but for the time being we’ll just stick with 5 nm.  I have attached a pdf of pursuit start times for 5 nm races, which you should have on board. Make sure you use the correct time for your planned spinnaker use.  REMEMBER – BOTH the starttimes and Courses attachments are new, so print them out.

I’ve also attached a pdf of the provisional combined VSS – SBYA and Green Flash race calendar.  Watch out, because it’s bound to change.

Keep up with what’s going on with the VSS races by checking http://www.greenflashsailing.com/VSS Races/VSS Racing.html on a regular basis.  Lots of info will be added soon.

As of now, Wednesday evening, the SailFlow forecast is for a clear day with a 13-25 knot SSE breeze and a possibility of rain late in the afternoon, but who believes any forecast that far out?  Actually, I’d like it be a few knots lighter than the prediction and no rain.

I hope to see you out there.

Cheers,

John