Pinhey’s Point 2020

The regularly scheduled Pinhey’s Point “event” took place on Sunday, June 28, and was our first on-water event of the year. The wind shifted 180° shortly just after the latter half of the fleet rounded the Pinhey’s mark, meaning almost the entire race was upwind for many boats, and then the wind died to nothing, resulting in many DNFs. But despite all that, it was considered a great day on the water by all who participated.

Hence, we are planning another event using the same format, for Sunday, July 12. The start window will be from 1200 to 1230. Details below.

Rules

Part 2 of the RRS will be replaced by the ColRegs.

Eligibility

Any boat from NSC, BYC or CVGR that is registered for the Interclub racing program is eligible. Boats may sail with flying sails (aka PHRF) or without (aka JAM). Participants shall follow federal, provincial and municipal guidelines and regulations when aboard their vessels.

Schedule/Start

Boats may start any time between 1200 and 1230 EDT. The start line will be between yellow race mark P (45.3644°, -75.8206°) to the North, and 45.3630°, -75.8203°, ~170 m to the south of P Mark, as shown below. Boats shall record their start time at the moment they are aligned with P Mark and the Camp Fortune Tower.

P Mark Aligned with Camp Fortune Tower
The above photo was taken from the port end of the start line, looking towards P Mark; the Camp Fortune Tower is visible in the background, aligned with P Mark. Depending on your device settings, clicking on the image above may open a larger rendition of the photo on Flickr’s website.

Course

Boats shall start at P Mark, leaving it to starboard as outlined above; round the yellow race mark (45.4402°, -75.9472°) approximately 350 m Southeast of Pinhey’s Point to port; and finish at P Mark, leaving it to port. Boats shall record their finish time at the moment they are aligned with P Mark and the Camp Fortune Tower.

Pinhey's Point Course on Chart
Clicking on the image above may open a larger rendition of the image on Flickr’s website, or visit this website to see the interactive on-line chart.

Reporting of Times & Crew

Skippers should record their start and finish times by taking photos of P Mark, as described here; ideally they would similarly record their rounding time at Pinhey’s. Start and finish times shall be reported per normal procedures for reporting of times for long distance races. In addition, skippers shall report the names of all crew members.

2020-07-07 at 2300.

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