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Bone Island Regatta
Preliminary Notice of Race
For All Starts May 10 – May 13, 2017
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) (2017-2020), the WFPHRF Organization Class Rules and the National One-Design Rules.
1.2 WFPHRF Class Rules may be found at www.westfloridaphrf.org
1.3 The Organizing Authority is Bone Island Regatta.
2.1 Open to any single hulled, self-righting, enclosed cabin sailing boat that hold a current, valid, WFPHRF rating and to all offshore multi-hull yachts that have a current, valid WFPHRF rating. All boats must meet the WFPHRF Category One (1) Safety, Crew and Equipment Requirements.
2.2 All boats shall be seaworthy and carry all safety equipment required by US Coast Guard.
2.3 Owner and/or skipper shall be a member of a yacht club, sailing club or sailing association affiliated with the US Sailing Association. The term “skipper” means the person, whether or the owner of the boat, who is designated on the entry form as “skipper”, who is in charge of the boat and will be responsible for its handling and safety, the conduct of its crew while ashore as a guest of any host yacht club, sailing association, sailing club or any participating commercial facilities, and shall be responsible for compliance with the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.
2.4 All boats shall carry a workable VHF radio capable of receiving and transmitting on channels 16 and 72, and receiving weather broadcasts.
2.5 The Minimum crew, including skipper, shall be three (3) persons.
2.6 True Cruiser entrants intending to use a “cruising spinnaker” under the provisions of the WFPHRF Class Rules shall notify the race committee in writing of their intention.
3. ENTRIES AND FEES
3.1 Entries shall be made by completing the Official Entry form, accompanied by an exact copy of the boat’s valid WFPHRF rating Certificate along with the entry fee.
3.2 The entry fee for Tampa, Sarasota, and Naples is:
One hundred forty dollars ($140.00) if registered by March 1, 2017.
One hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) if registered by April 15, 2017
One hundred seventy five dollars ($175.00) until 5:00p.m. May 5, 2017, then no more entries will be accepted.
Each entry fee includes one Bone Island T-Shirt, your choice of size, and one Dinner ticket for the Awards Dinner at Dante’s Restaurant.
Entry fees are refundable until April 15, 2017, and then they become non-refundable.
Deadline for entry is 5 p.m. May 5, 2017.
3.4 For rating information, contact West Florida PHRF, Phone (727) 462-0450 or
4. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
4.1 The applicable Sailing Instructions will be available at the Skippers Meetings.
5. REGISTRATION, CREW LIST, FLOAT PLAN, "SPOT", AND SKIPPERS MEEETING
5.1 Participants in the Sarasota, Tampa or Naples to Key West competition may register on-line or via mail to BONE ISLAND REGATTA, P. O. Box 86, Tallevast, , FL 34270.
5.2 The Skippers Meeting for the Sarasota and Tampa to Key West Race will be on May 9, 2017, Check in at 6:00p.m. Skippers meeting will be held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
The Skippers Meeting for the Naples to Key West Race will be at 5:59 p.m. on May 10, 2017 at the Naples SAILING & Yacht Club.
5.3 An accurate and complete crew list shall be provided at or before the Skippers Meeting.
5.4 A completed “Float Plan” must be provided in writing to the Organizing Authority at or before the Skippers Meeting.
5.5 A Valid "WFPHRF Certificate" must be presented to the Organizing Authority at or before the Skippers meeting. All certificates must be valid and there will be no certificates printed at the Skippers Meetings.
5.6 All vessels are required to have a SPOT tracking device. And be activated on our URL which will be provided closer to the race date.
6. CLASSES AND DIVISIONS
6.1 Minimum of one (1) boat makes a class.
6.2 Classes are: WFPHRF Spinnaker, WFPHRF Non-Spinnaker, WFPHRF Cruising, and WFPHRF Multi-hull as defined in the WFPHRF Class Rules. Further division of classes may be dictated by the number of entries received.
7.1 Sarasota - There will be one start on May 10, 2017, time to be determined, by the sea buoy off big pass. See below for more details.
7.2 Naples – The first Warning signal will be on May 11, 2017, time to be determined, see below for more exact details.
7.3 Tampa – There will be one start on May 10, 2017, time to be determined, by marker 70.
8.1 The Sarasota to Key West Race shall begin West of the mouth of Big Pass in the vicinity of 27 15.60N, 82 34.50W. Leave all coastal government marks including Smith Shoal Light to port, thence to Key West Northwest Channel sea buoy “1” FL G 2.5sec bell, leaving it to port, then along the Northwest Channel to the finish line in the vicinity of the Key West Bight Channel as more fully described in the sailing instructions. Rated course distance is 169 nautical miles.
8.2 The Tampa to Key West Race shall begin in Tampa Bay, by Marker 70, and more fully described in Sailing Instructions.
8.3 The Naples to Key West Race shall begin west of Naples Municipal Pier in the vicinity of 26 07.879N, 81 48.566W. Leave all coastal government marks including Smith Shoal Light to port, thence to Key West Northwest Channel sea buoy "1" FL G 2.5sec bell, leaving it to port, then along the Northwest Channel to the finish line in the vicinity of Key West Bight Channel as more fully described in the sailing instructions. Rated course distance for Naples is 97.5 nautical miles.
9.1 Corrected times will be calculated using time on distance on the boats WFPHRF “OWC” rating.
10. TIME LIMITS
10.1 Vessels not finished by, time to be determined, will be considered DNF
11.1 Trophies will be awarded based on the number of entries in each division as follows: Three entries, one trophy. Four entries, two trophies. Five or more entries, three trophies.
Specialty prizes may also be given. First over the line trophy will be given to the first monohull over the line for each start.
12.1 Sarasota: You may contact Marina Jack, or Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
12.2 Key West: Early reservations are recommended. Conch Harbor Marina (305) 294-2933, A&B Marina (800) 223 8352, Key West Bight Marina (305) 809-3984.
12.3 Naples: LIMITED Dockage is available at the Naples SAILING and Yacht Club (1st Come-1st Served). Telephone - Dockmaster: Amanda Wentworth 239-821-6329 or firstname.lastname@example.org
13. OTHER INFORMATION
13.1 Competitors compete in the regatta at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority, host clubs, sponsors, their associates and appointees will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta.
13.2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM: Alice Petrat 941-232-3635,