Wednesday Night PHRF races are a "fun" series designed to get sailors out on the water improving racing skills, hosted by Nantucket Community Sailing for the community. Thank you to Eric Robbins, Nantucket Yacht Club race officer, for running the races for us.
Registration: You only have to register once the first time you race (by 3:00pm) so that we have your information. There is no charge to race. Participants must start at least 50% of the races to be eligible for the series prizes.
Each evening is generally two races, one lap around a windward/leeward course of about 1 nautical mile. The start area, depending on conditions, is 1 nautical mile northeast of the entrance to Nantucket Harbor. First gun is at 1800 (6:00PM), so plan to leave the harbor by 1700 (5:00 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.
The race committee monitors Channel 72 and will be found anchored on the starting line in a small powerboat after 5:30.
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, use these references to determine an approximate rating:
IOD's with spinnakers use 144, and without spinnakers use 156.
Alerions use 180.
There will be a social gathering following the races each week to announce results at about 8:30PM.
LAST YEARS RESULTS
Click here for 2012's PHRF Series results: NCS_PHRF_2012_Series.pdf
For further information, call NCS at 508-228-6600. Thank you to Nantucket Yacht Club for providing Race Committee Support.