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RCYC Medium Distance Race

20th June, 2:00pm - 7:00pm

INVITATION: Rose City Yacht Club invites all eligible boats to participate in the Jack Gainer Memorial Medium Distance Race to be held on the Columbia River. 

DESCRIPTION: This is a one day regatta with a single 12 to 15 nautical mile race. 

ELIGIBILITY AND INSTRUCTIONS: The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing and the OCSA General Sailing Instructions. The regatta is open to all boats sailing in a One-Design, Cruising or PHRF class and all entrants shall comply with the rules governing their class. 

DATE AND TIME: June 20, first warning signal is scheduled for 1400 hours. 

REGISTRATION: Eligible boats shall enter and pay online at before the registration deadline of 5:00 PM local time the day 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. 

COURSES: There will be one start for all classes. All classes will start between Buoy 14 and the Race Committee stationed at the RCYC moorage. Proceed upriver approximately 6 nautical miles to a temporary yellow mark near the West End of Ackerman Island. After rounding the temporary mark, all classes will then proceed down river to the finish between Buoy 14 and the Race Committee stationed at the RCYC Moorage. Any changes as well as class breaks will be posted on the official notice board at, not later than 2200 hours on the evening before the race. Section 10.1 of the OCSA General Sailing Instructions does not apply for this event. 

SHORTENED COURSE: The race may be shortened by placing a temporary yellow mark as near the middle of the river as possible to be used as an alternate rounding mark. Competitors shall round the shortened course mark and proceed to the finish at Buoy 14. The race may alternately be shortened at any navigation mark, or at a temporary orange mark at the Race Committees discretion. 

TIME LIMIT: The first boat in each class must finish within four hours of her starting signal. Any boat not finishing within five hours will be scored TLE. 

TROPHIES: Awards will be presented at the OCSA Awards Party. INFORMATION: For more information contact the RCYC Race Captain at 

SOCIAL: An after race social, including food and drink, will take place at RCYC immediately after racing is concluded. 

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