Here’s Fred Shrigley to give you the details-
1st Annual Gloucester Pursuit Ocean Race
Sat: August 21st
Sponsored by; The Eastern Point Yacht Club & The Rhumb Line Restaurant
Open to all boats any size and design.
Race will be handicapped so everyone has an equal chance.
Starts are stress “free’ because each boat has its own start time.
Awards, t-shirts, food and refreshments 5-7pm at The Rhumb Line 40 Railroad Ave.
To sign up:Go to EPYC web site and click on Racing/Cruising tab.
Ocean Pursuit Race
1.1 Event: The Gloucester Ocean Pursuit Race will be held on August 21st , 2010. The organizing authority is the Eastern Point Yacht Club, Gloucester, MA. The co-sponsor of the race is the Rhumb Line restaurant.
2.1 Eligibility and Entry: The race is open to all boats with a PHRF rating. Please submit entry form no later than noon, Thursday, August 19, 2010.
3.1 Fees: Entry fee is $40, minus $5 for US Sailing Membership and $5 for MBSA membership.
4.1 Rules: This Event will be governed by the Mass Bay Sailing Association General Sailing Instructions except as changed by these Event Sailing Instructions.
5.1 Notices to Competitors: Notices will be posted on the EPYC web site () on the “Racing and Cruising” tab. Starting times for each boat, notices of cancellation/postponement, and any changes to sailing instructions will be available by 8:00 am the day of the race on this site. If there is a cancellation, the race will be rescheduled for Sunday, August 22nd, 2010, at the same time. Please contact the Race Committee on VHF Channel 72 with questions, starting at 10:00 am the day of the race, or call 617-407-2632 before then.
8.1 Schedule of Races: There will be one race for all boats. The first boat will leave the starting line at 11:00 am. Starting times for all entries will be set according to PHRF handicap. The boat with the highest PHRF rating will start first; the boat with the lowest rating will start last. Racing handicaps will apply unless the cruising handicap is selected on the registration form.
11.1 Course: The start/finish line will be about 800 yards east of the Groaner (R2), at N42 34.30 and W 070 39.30. The start/finish line will be between the committee boat and a floating mark. The course will be triangular beginning and ending at the start/finish line and going around two marks: the government mark at Newcomb Ledge (R1) and a race buoy set about 4 miles SE of the Groaner at N 42 33.00 and W 070 34.00. The race will proceed clockwise (course A, buoys to starboard) or counter clockwise (Course B, buoys to port). The course (A or B) will be announced by the committee boat prior to the start of the race. The length of this race is about 17.5 miles.
15.2 Recalls: Boats that cross the starting time prior to their designated start time will be hailed by the Race Committee on VHF Channel 72.
18.1 Time Limit: The race will be terminated if the first boat does not cross the finish line within five hours of the time of the first boat to start.
18.2. Finish Window: Other boats must finish within one hour of the time limit.
27.1 Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place at the Rhumb Line Restaurant (40 Railroad Avenue in Gloucester) after the race.
Social Activities: All captains, crews, and their guests are invited to the Rhumb Line Restaurant after the race (5:00 to 7:00 pm). There will be a cash bar with complimentary refreshments and t-shirts provided by the Rhumb Line Restaurant.
Moorings, rooms, and pre-race refreshments: Race participants may reserve rooms at Eastern Point Yacht Club (978-283-3520), moorings are on a first come, first serve basis. Pre-race refreshments will be served (9:00 to 10:00 am).
After-Party at The Rhumb Line! Woot!