The purpose of this race is to provide a fun event that helps women sailors practice, learn and enjoy the sport of sailboat racing and to gain confidence and become more comfortable sailing. The race requires a woman at the helm from start to finish. Multiple women may take turns at the helm.
This race will use a Pursuit Start format to make the start less nerve-wracking and encourage participation by new or less experienced racers. With a Pursuit Start the slowest boat starts first and the faster boats start later based on how much time they owe the slowest boat over the 4 or 5 mile course. This way there is only one boat on the starting line at a time, unless there is another boat with the exact same rating.
Schedule of Events – 6:30 pm – First Start at Can “1” (.8 nm North of Execution Rocks) ; Awards and Dinner will immediately follow the race in the HYC Clubhouse
The race will be followed with awards and dinner at HYC. Don’t miss this historic, first time event. Please note the dining room will be open to all members. Questions? Contact the Regatta Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bill Scherer at 914-393-2441.