Bone Island Regatta Preliminary Notice of Race May 12 - 15 2021
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 Sarasota is One hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) to April 15, 2021. Effective April 15, 2021, the entry fee is One hundred seventy five dollars ($175.00).
3.3 Entry fees are refundable until April 15, 2020, and then they become non-refundable. Deadline for entry is 5 p.m. May 5, 2021.
3.4 For rating information, contact West Florida PHRF, Phone (727) 462-0450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3.5 Award tickets must be purchased by everyone, including the skipper. Award dinner is May 15, 2021, cost and location TBD.
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 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 11, 2021, Check in at 6:00p.m. Skippers meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
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 three (3) boats 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. There will also be a lighthouse class.
7.1 Sarasota - There will be one start on May 12, 2021, start time to be determined, see sailing instructions for further details. This start will actually be in Venice, just outside the Venice Jetties.
7.2 The Lighthouse class will start at the same time.
7.3 Tampa – There will not be a Tampa start in 2021.
8.1 The Sarasota to Key West Race shall begin West of the South Venice Jetties. 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 158 nautical miles.
8.2 The Lighthouse Class will follow the same instructions as above until they reach Smith Shoal. They will be given a Lat and Long and when they reach that they are to text Alice Petrat their finish time. Be sure you receive an acknowledgment that your time has been recorded.
9.1 Corrected times will be calculated using time on distance on the boats WFPHRF “OWC” rating. This race will be scored by Yacht Scoring.