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.
To All Hands
Saturday March 5, 2016, VSS Buoy Race.
The first race was a pursuit start at 1300 hours, with a 6nm triangle windward leeward course.
To All VSS members
The buoy pursuit race for 2/6/16, started on schedule at 1:00, with Opalina being the first boat to start with Bella Mer, being second followed by Fruition, Flash then Reagan-e. The finish times are : 1st Fruition 2:13:32, 2nd Reagan-e 2:14:27, 3rd Bella Mer 2:20:47, 4th Flash 2:20:48, 5th Opalina 2:25:46.
Today was definitely not JAPSDIP, as there was nothing perfect about it nor was the Gulf paradise. It was cool (50 F at about 11:30 AM) with a heavy overcast and intermittent rain. The wind was from the NW around 10 knots at the start time of 1:00 PM, which steadily increased into the low 20s during the time we stayed out. Only five boats came out, Fruition, Raegan-e, Bella Mer, Opalina and Flash. The race was a pursuit style race on an 8.9 NM triangle, windward leeward course. We (Flash) started behind Opalina, Bella Mer and Fruition and in front of Raegan-e. It rained a bit before the start and periodically harder later, and we got quite cold, excepting Drew Gillett, who was properly prepared.
Attached are the results of Saturday's Buoy race and the standings at October 31, 2015 after one Distance Race and one Buoy Race.
All of the Class A boats have PHRF ratings as Racer/Cruisers, except Fruition whose PHRF rating is that of Cruiser. To increase compatibility the Race Committee adjusted Fruition's rating downward to eliminate the extensive number of credits allowed in the Cruising rating.
JAPSDIP again today! Sunny and warm with a 8–13 knot westerly breeze. We sailed two rather short (2.8 nm) triangles, once around. Seven boats came out. In the first race
Today Norm Sooy, Lou Salhany and I launched a new (hopefully) permanent buoy on the Gulf near 27 deg 08’ N, 82 deg 32’ W, which is pretty close to the published position of the virtual DRN mark.
Today was JASDIP (minus), with the minus possible due to the pretty strong breeze. The forecast was for fairly light wind, but the reality was 15 – 18 knots from the NW over the racing period, as recorded by NOAA’s instruments on the pier. I set up a fairly small triangle and called for sailing a triangle plus a windward-leeward, marks to port.