NOR - 2019 Windjammer Notice of Race
REGISTRATION - fillable PDF. Complete, print and mail in with your entry fee to the address on the form.
Thursday January 24 6pm
Registration and Skipper’s Meeting
Official Sailing Instructions will be available at the meeting
Bentley's Boutique Hotel
1660 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
Saturday, January 26
12:00 Five Minute Warning Race start at Big Pass “Danger Dangerous Inlet” sign.
27 O 15.6’ N,82 O 33.8’ W.
➔ 1700-2000: After race reception. Hosted by Venice Yacht Club and Venice Sailing Squadron. Beer
compliments of regatta sponsors.
➔ Tiki Bar: Tiki Bar menu of burgers, wraps etc, available for purchase; cash or check payments
It’s the policy of the Venice Yacht Club that food or drinks should not be bought into
the clubhouse or pool area from elsewhere
Sunday, January 27
1100: Warning signal, ~ 1⁄4 NM west of the inlet.
Venice Sailing Squadron in conjunction with Venice Yacht Club are hosting the tenth annual edition of the Windjammer regatta on January 26 and 27. The regatta consists of two races, one on Saturday from Sarasota Big Pass and then back to Big Pass on Sunday. We expect somewhere around 20 boats to compete but hope for more. The fleet will be in Venice on Saturday night but will not be together on Friday or Sunday nights. There will be festivities at VYC
The Saturday race is scheduled to start from Big Pass at 1200 on Saturday and from Venice at 1100 on Sunday, but postponements may occur because of sailing conditions (waiting for wind, for example).
The races are “Pursuit” format. Each boat is provided with a handicap by West Florida Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (WFPHRF <http://www.westfloridaphrf.org/>) that attempts to handicap the boats’ speed by its physical characteristics (not the skill of the crew, unlike what is done in recreational golf or bowling). The handicap is expresses in seconds per nautical mile, and so if we know the course length and each boat’s handicap we can calculate how much longer it will take a slower boat to sail the course than a faster one. For example, if boat A has a handicap of 100 and boat B’s is 200 and the course is 10 nm long, we would give boat B a 100 s/nm x 10 nm = 1000 s head start and, in principle, A will catch B right at the finish line. Sometimes it comes out that way.
Volunteers are needed to help with the regatta. Positions with the race committe, on water support boats, and ticket collectors are available. This is a great way to get involved in a inter club regatta. The sign up list is available for interested members.