Race Management Committee

Bob Ebenau (Race Committee)
Bill Palafox (Sonar One-Design)
John Trainor (PHRF Racing)

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CBRA Chart With Racing Marks
The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (PDF)

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2017 Race Committee Dates
May 21
June 3
June 4
June 10-11
June 24-25
July 15-16
July 22-23
Sept 9
Sept 16-17



2017 Racing Calendar

Open Regattas
(Open to All Clubs)

28th Annual NSYC Day Race* Saturday June 3 Full crew, racing start. Open to all clubs. Start at Can 1 off Execution Light
Freedom Cup Awarded to the best performing boat in the 2-handed division in the NSYC Open Regatta
Ostling Cup Best performance by a NSYC member in the Cruising Canvas Division in the NSYC Open Regatta
Reiman Trophy Best performance by a NSYC racing boat in any division except Cruising Canvas in the NSYC Open Regatta
16th Annual Moonlight Regatta* Saturday, September 9 Full crew, racing start. Open to all clubs and inviteds guests. Start and finish in Manhasset Bay

NSYC Club Race Series
(Open to NSYC Boats Only)

Borden Cup* Sat, June 10 Full crew, racing start
2017 Borden Cup Results
Epstein Trophy Sun, June 25 Single-handed with”safety officer” permitted, cruising start
2017 Epstein Trophy Results
Smith Cup Sun, July 16 Double handed, cruising start
2017 Smith Cup Results
Snyder Cup Sat, July 22 Non-spinnaker race combined with a Target Cruise. See Notice of Race and Race Instructions when they are issued.
2017 Snyder Cup Results
Commodore’s Cup Sun, Sept 17 Full crew, cruising start, Cruiser’s Division, followed by raft-up

Rosenberg Trophy: Will be awarded at the discretion of the Race Management Committee (RMC)

2017 McCartney Trophy: Will be awarded to the NSYC boat with the best racing record in the four Club races designated for this race Series, with one throwout.  The four Club races designated for this Series will include the Borden Cup, Epstein Cup, Smith Cup & the Commodore’s Cup.

To be scored, a boat must be primarily helmed during the race by a regular skipper, co-skipper, or a combination of regular skippers and/or co-skippers based on the Sonar Fleet 11 membership roster. 

All starts at the Worry Wart at 1330 hrs, unless otherwise noted.

Race Committee for Club races monitors Ch. 78

All club races open to North Shore Yacht Club members only except the North Shore Yacht Club Day Race and the Moonlight Regatta, which are open to any member of an organized yacht club or the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRALIS).



  • The nominal start will be governed by the standard 5 minute starting sequence of warning, preparation and start, with the usual flags and sounds marking the sequence.
  • Each boat racing (there may be multiple divisions for scoring and course) must start within the next 5 minute Starting Window following the first starting sequence.
  • Each boat’s individual Start time and Finish time will be used to determine its elapsed time for its course.
  • Boats not Starting within the 5 minute Starting Window will be scored as Did Not Start (DNS).

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