Dear MRA Members,
FUN SAILBOAT RACE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
If you have ever thought ‘I would like try racing my sailboat but it all seems too complicated’.
Friday, August 19th, is a chance to give it a try with a very simple around-the-buoy race - and it is free! This is open to any sailboat plus a one-design start for J/70’s.
Please NOTE – with an earlier sunset the warning signal is at 1730 (5:30 pm)
All you need to do is register for the race to get a start time. To do so, go to www.regattaman.com
, click the ‘Calendar’ tab then scroll down to August 19 & the EYC Pursuit Race. Click on the ‘Info’ block on the right you will see choices such as “View Current Race Entries” and “Register On Line”. There you can do the sign-up. If you do not have a PHRF rating, then just leave it blank and we will assign one to you. At this web site you will see charts of courses and start times.
Here is how the race works: at your start time (or any time thereafter) pass between the EYC boat with an orange flag and a nearby green tetrahedron. Go around the indicated buoys and finish the same way you started. Slower boats will start first. The winner will be the first boat to finish, then 2nd, 3rd, etc. will follow in order.
After putting the boats away we all gather at the EYC Sailing Center to enjoy socializing and some food (complementary) and cash/chit beverages. What a great way to spend a Friday night.
If you have any questions about this fun event please email or call Jack Cochrane, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-678-4174.