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On Saturday, September 20, 2014, NSYC will hold the Smith Cup sailing race from the “Worry Wart” in Manhasset Bay starting at 1:30 PM.  We wish to provide NSYC members with an enjoyable afternoon’s racing and the Smith Cup is our most competitive race. It is the second of five planned races in the Club Race Series this year.

The race will be for North Shore Yacht Club members and will be PHRF competition for a full crew complement. It will be held in Manhasset Bay and LI Sound and is planned for about 2 hours. This is a non-spinnaker race, but a whisker pole (not to exceed length ‘J’) may be used for the downwind and reaching legs.


A racing start will be used, with a standard 5 minute starting sequence. Please note that a separate finish line will be used.  Smith Cup racers will be signaled as Division 6 with code flag ‘6’.  Please use VHF channel 77 to sign-in with the NSYC Race Committee at the “Wart,” and monitor this VHF channel during the race for safety and race updates.


Please reply to Bill Palafox (wpalafox@aol.com) with your boat name, boat type, length, sail number, and PHRF rating. If you don’t have a PHRF rating, we will get it for you using your boat’s information. We will prepare a scratch sheet of all the boats that have entered, will e-mail it to you on September 19th and have hardcopies of the scratch sheet and these instructions available for you at the “Wart” on the day of the race.


Note:  Race day entries will be taken by the Race Committee at the “Wart” up to 1:20PM.

A copy of the Manhasset Bay race circular and chart with racing mark letter-designations, as well as a description of the Club Race Series, are on our website racing page at https://www.nsyc.net/racing/racing.htm.


Race results will be e-mailed to you and published in the Blinker. A trophy will be awarded for the winner of the Club Race Series at the annual NSYC Dinner Dance.


The Race Committee looks forward to seeing you at the race!

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