Primary Race Officer:
The Double Handed is a standalone race and not part of any series.
For the LCYC Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, Courses, and on-line Race Registration see http://lcyc.info/racing. To be scored you must register and have a current PHRF rating.
The race features a single race, mostly or totally in the broad lake, using LCYC racing marks, government marks, or both. There are over 90 course options, grouped by wind direction; these course options are listed in the race documents in the LCYC website noted above.
This race was created in 1986, by Peter Phillips, as a revival of the Single Handed Race that had been created by Hal Grieg and Bob Vitali in 1978. The Single Handed Race was last run in 1978, following years of declining participation and a decision by the Regatta committee that the race was too risky. Phillips decided a race for two would be twice as safe and offer at least half the challenge.
The race is open to any keelboat crewed by two people. There are both JAM and Spinnaker Divisions.
There is a skippers’ meeting at the clubhouse the morning of the race. However, the Racing Rules of Sailing prohibit on-shore changes to the Sailing Instructions, so if you cannot make the meeting just look for the race committee boat to view the displayed course number. The RC boat monitors Ch 72 if you have any questions not covered by race documents.
There are Spinnaker and JAM class trophies for this race.
If you would like to come to LCYC before the race, we have a few guest moorings available by reservation; or you could anchor in Sled Runner cove north of the club or off Allen Hill to the south. In either case, please make advance arrangements with the club stewards for a mooring reservation, tie up space for your dinghy, or possible pickup at your anchorage by a club member. During club operating hours (1100 to 2100 weekdays, 0900 to 2100 weekends & holidays) the clubhouse phone number is 802-985-3372 and the stewards monitor Ch 12.