Wednesday Night PHRF Races Begin!
June 18, 2010
Dear Friends of NCS,
Starting June 23rd, the Wednesday Night PHRF races will begin! There is no charge for this event, so we hope that everyone interested will participate. The more the merrier!
These PHRF races are a "fun" series designed to get sailors out on the water to improve their racing skills. Each evening will generally consist of two races, one lap around a windward/leeward course of about 1 nautical mile. The start area, depending on conditions, is 1 nautical mile northwest of the entrance to Nantucket Harbor. First gun is at 17:30 (5:30PM), so please plan to leave the harbor by 16:30 (4:30 PM.) Generally, we will be finished by dusk and back in the harbor between 7:30-8PM. It is highly recommended that sailors have running lights, a lantern and a GPS on board in the event of fog or dark.
Boats may sail with or without spinnakers with a handicap adjustment for non-spinnaker boats. If a boat does not have an official PHRF rating, we have reference books that can determine an approximate rating. While this event is free, there is no registration fee, boats are require to register by 3PM on the day of the race in order to participate. There will be a social gathering on the outdoor patio of 21 Federal to announce results at about 8:30PM.
To register for the Wednesday Night PHRF races, please click here!
For further information, please contact David Edwards (508) 325-0370 or DavidEdwards@HeronFinancialGroup.com. We would like to extend a special thanks to the Nantucket Yacht Club for providing Race Committee Support.
We encourage all PHRF-rated boats to participate in a fun and challenging race environment!
Best wishes and happy sails,
Nantucket Community Sailing