Pinhey’s Point Sunset Time Trial

NSC is pleased to introduce another Pinhey’s Point time trial, but this one will allow you to enjoy the sunset, and sailing in the dark. And unlike for Midnight Madness, the marks will not be lit.

This one is scheduled for Friday, September 11, with a start window from 1830 to 1835. Details below.

Rules

Races will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020.

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).

Schedule/Start

Boats may start any time between 1830 and 1835 EDT. The start line will be between yellow race mark P (45.3644°, -75.8206°) to the North, and a point ~170 m to the SSE of P Mark, in line with the Camp Fortune Tower, at 45.3630°, -75.8203°. The photo shown below was taken from the port end of the start line. I.e. boats must pass on the south side of P mark, and will generally want to pass close to P Mark. Boats shall record their start time at the moment they are aligned with P Mark and the Camp Fortune Tower, as shown in the photo below.

P Mark Aligned with Camp Fortune Tower
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 approximately 350 m Southeast of Pinhey’s Point (at 45.4402°, -75.9472°) 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. 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.

Page updated: 2020-08-16.

Update log
2020:
16 Aug: HM: Added Page created.

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