Gulfport Yacht Club
2013 Racing Schedule & Notice of Race
Rules Rules shall be the 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing as
prescribed by US Sailing.
Eligibility & Entry Racing is open to GYC Members and guests sailing
Catamarans and monohulls 22’ or shorter that have a
Portsmouth Rating. Guests pay a $10 fee for racing
activities. Guest scores do not count for
club series results.
Schedule The series will run from March through November.
Races will be held on the first and third Saturday of each
Month except for when regattas result in a change.
Make up races will be scheduled when regattas or other
circumstances conflict with a normal club race date. A
minimum of 3 boats are required to race. All races shall
be buoy races except the July 4th Tony Kruse Ironman
Regatta and the Ma Kruse Gaboon.
Skippers’ Meeting 12 Noon for races during standard time.
1:00 PM for races during daylight savings time.
Races will generally start one hour after the Skippers’
Meeting unless otherwise stated.
Skippers’ Meeting for the Tony Kruse Ironman and Ma
Kruse Gaboon will be announced shortly before each
Spring Series March, April and May
Summer Series June, July and August
Fall Series September, October and November
Trophy Races April 6th – Howard Snyder Memorial
June 15th – Oscar Olsen Regatta
July 4th - Tony Kruse Ironman Regatta
September 7th – Gordon Isco Hurricane Handicap Regatta
Race Committee All GYC Sailors wishing to be scored for the club series will be
required to serve on Race Committee at least once during the
racing season. Member serving on Race Committee will
receive points equal to their series average for each race
served. GYC Sailors wishing to opt out of serving on Race
Committee may pay a $50 opt out fee which will be applied to
help offset the cost of racing activities at the club.
Start Sequence Five minute start sequences will be used. Boats starting more
than 15 minutes after the start will not be scored. Last start
will be no later than 4:00 PM during standard time and
5:00 PM during daylight savings time.
Scoring Races will be scored using the US Sailing Portsmouth number.
No scores will be excluded. Members serving on Race
Committee will receive points equal to their series average for
each race served.
Each race will be tallied for the series and yearly totals per
Non-trophy races are awarded single point values.
Trophy races are awarded double point values.
The Ma Kruse Gaboon is awarded triple point values.
Awards A yearly GYC Series Winner will be awarded to the Skipper
with the most points earned. Crew of the Year will also be
awarded. There will also be Spring, Summer and Fall Series
Awards presented as well as awards for the named Trophy
Races. Top Female Sailor will be awarded Yacht Woman of
Courses Courses will be standard US Sailing Mutihull Courses.
Start/Finish Line The Start & Finish Lines are closed. You may unwind to clear
yourself. A barging buoy may be used and is considered part
of the signal boat.
Abandonment Racing will be postponed if the sustained wind is above 20MPH.
A race will be abandoned if the first boat does not round the
weather mark in 45 minutes or if the wind speed drops below 3
MPH for more than 15 minutes.
Safety All race participants must wear a PFD at the start of the first
Authority All decisions made by the Fleet Captain are final.