Practice Event

Date: 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 18:10 to 21:00

Series: 

Wednesday Night

Information: 

Primary Race Officer: 

Multiple

Description: 

Practice Event - Notice of Race

Practice for racers and PROs

This event is designed to give racers some real practice before serious racing begins.

There will be two segments to the event. The first will be a series of practice starts; the second will be a practice race. The first warning signal will be at 1810.

There will be just three groups, Etchells, JAM, & Spin. All starts will be in that sequence.

For the practice-start segment there will be three or four practice starts, all in the normal five-minute sequential countdowns, all in the three-group sequence. Following a group's start those boats will sail a short way to windward then circle back off one side or the other to the pre-start side of the line to await their next start, keeping well clear of the group then starting. During this segment over-early signals will be given, but OCS boats should keep going and not restart. We may attempt to notify early starters, but probably will not.

For every practice start we will display the ˜Second Substitute' signal — look it up in your US Sailing RRS 2017-2020. This signal is an extended triangle shape similar to the ˜Postpone" signal, but the wide half is blue; the pointed half is white.

If you do not see that signal displayed for your next start, that start will be for your race segment. During this start, over-early signals will be made and OCS boats must re-start correctly. We may attempt to notify early starters, but probably will not.

The race segment will consist of four or five ½ to ¾ mile windward/leeward legs. If we need to shorten the course, standard RRS and LCYC rules will apply.

Beginning on Spring work day a copy of this notice will be posted on the RMG bulletin board at the clubhouse. Extra copies will be available inside the glass door of that same bulletin board.

The format of this event will provide practice not only for racers, but also for members of the Race Management Group and our scorer.

Race Committee Signup:

Race Committee/PRO: Local racing relies on racers taking their turn on the race committee boat as PRO or Race Committee. We have looked at the numbers, and we have a new formula. Each racing LCYC boat owner needs to serve as PRO or Race Committee for one day each season. If you are RC, you also need to bring two crew minimum. We encourage people to login to the website and sign up for Race Committee or contact Keith Kennedy about PRO duty. Please consider committing to a certain race on an ongoing basis. LCYC cruisers and non-member racers are encouraged to volunteer!

Available races are shown in the RC Signup block in the right sidebar of the website. Click on an available race and signup there.

A complete list of races including PRO and RC assignments are shown under "Events" (on the top toolbar).

You will need to be logged in to the LCYC website to register for Race Committee duty.

Please contact admin (at) lcyc (dot) info if you have trouble logging in.

The Lake Champlain Yacht Club is a member-run yacht club located in a sheltered cove on the southwest shore of Shelburne Bay in Shelburne, Vermont, USA. We offer moorings, activities, and community for our members, most of whom own a sailboat or powerboat. The object of the Club is to promote and encourage boating and sailing on Lake Champlain, while emphasizing racing, cruising, and education, without financial gain. Please let us know if you are interested in membership at LCYC!

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Lake Champlain offers some of the best freshwater cruising in North America. The beautiful scenery and charming lakeside destinations make it a great place to explore. LCYC organizes several rendezvous events during the sailing season. Spontaneous cruising events also materialize throughout the season. We have a number of scheduled events planned for the summer season. Cruisers are out and about just about every weekday and weekend throughout the summer.

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Lake Champlain Yacht Club has a robust junior sailing program, open to all children ages 8-17. We use Optimist prams and Flying Junior dinghies for instruction and racing. Full and half-day sessions are offered for all ability levels over an eight week period. All of our Instructors are US Sailing certified and have extensive experience. We have two race weeks during the summer, the Lake Champlain Champ Chase Regatta and traveling to Lake George for the Cheeseburger Regatta!

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Lake Champlain is a beautiful venue for sailboat racing, with excellent competition, friendly competitors, and great participation. LCYC features a summer-long Wednesday Night racing series, an Etchells/Sportboat series, and weekend races, several of which are part of the the Lake Champlain Championship Series. Our friends at Mallets Bay Boat Club, Royal Savage Yacht Club, and Valcour Sailing Club also offer great racing events around the lake. LCYC also hosts an annual Viper 640 Regatta.

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