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9 - 10 September 2017 : RCYC Long Distance Race

INVITATION: Rose City Yacht Club invites all eligible boats to participate in the Harry Brault Memorial Long Distance Race to be held on the Columbia River.

DESCRIPTION: This is a two-day race consisting of one leg down river to St. Helens/Sand Island on Saturday, and a returning leg on Sunday. This is a qualifier for the OCSA Participation and Performance Trophy

ELIGIBILITY AND INSTRUCTIONS: The race will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing and OCSA GSI's. The race is open to all boats sailing in OneDesign, Cruising or PHRF class. All entrants shall comply with the rules governing their class. To compete for overall ranking, a current PHRF-NW rating is required.

DATES AND TIMES: September 9 and 10. Saturday: the first warning signal will be at 1200 hours. Sunday: the warning signal for the Ranger 20 and cruising class will be 0930. Sundays warning signal for all other classes will be at 1000.

REGISTRATION: Eligible boats shall enter and pay online at before the registration deadline of 7:00 PM local time Thursday, two days before the race. No late registrations or on the water registrations will be accepted.

FEES: Entry fee is $35 for all competitors who are not members of RCYC. All entrants must be a current OCSA member to enter this race.

CLASS DIVISIONS: Class breaks will be posted on the official notice board at, not later than 2200 hours the day before the race.

COURSES: There will be one start for all classes on Saturday and a separate start for the Ranger 20 & cruising class on Sunday. All classes will race both days. The legs of the race may be shortened at any navigation mark, or temporary mark at the discretion of the Race Committee. Saturday: Start between the Race Committee and DM "39", leave the Red/Green Buoy down river from Sand Island to port, and finish between the Race Committee stationed at the Sand Island Public Docks and a temporary orange mark. Sunday: Start between the Race Committee and DM "2", leave the "Red/Green" Buoy to STARBOARD, and finish between the Race Committee and DM "39". Any changes will be posted on, not later than 2200 hours the day before the race.

TIME LIMIT: The Race Committee will try to finish all boats within six hours of the start. Any boat not finishing within eight hours for each leg will be scored TLE.

SCORING: The total elapsed time for the legs sailed will determine the finishing order. PHRF classes will be scored using time on time. All boats with valid PHRF certificates in addition to individual classes will be scored in the PHRF Overall Class.

INFORMATION: For more information contact the RCYC Race Captain at Note that fresh water and cooking facilities are NOT available or provided at Sand Island; plan accordingly.

Last updated 3:26pm on 17 July 2017

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