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MSSA 2018 Race Schedule & Results

Here's the Race schedule for 2018, with committee boats as indicated. Click on the event name for the results.

  • For a PDF version of this schedule, click here.
  • For a PDF version of the Sailing Instructions, click here.
  • For a PDF version of the Race Committee Responsibilities guide, click here.
  • For PHRF Regulations, click here.
  • For the MSSA PHRF Database, click here.

 

Date Day Time Name Committee Boat Dist. Time Notes
May 12
Sat
15:00
Barrister Cup Self Start 10-15 5 1,6,12,19
May 17
Thu
19:00
Spring Series 1 That's Ridiculous 3-5 2.5 1,2
May 19
Sat
  Safety at Sea Seminar    
May 24
Thu
19:00
Spring Series 2 Kathryn  3-5 2.5 1,2
May 31
Thu
19:00
R JMS 3-5 2.5 1,2
June 2 Sat 10:00 Long Distance Race Self Start 15-30 N/A 1,9,12,19
June 3 Sun 10:00 Single Handed Race Self Start  3-5 N/A 1,8
June 7
Thu
19:00
Spring Series 4 Zara  3-5 2.5 1,2
June 14
Thu
19:00
Spring Series 5 Raggamuffin 3-5 2.5 1,2
June 16 Sat 13:00

PJYC Port Jeff Harbor Cup

PJYC 3-5 2.5 1,15,16
June 17 Sun 10:00 Father's Day Race Trailer Park Boys 3-5 3 1,14,19
June 17-22
Thu
  Block Island Race Week Duck Island Yacht Club &
Block Island Yacht Club
   
June 21
Thu
19:00
Spring Series 6 Windborne  3-5 2.5 1,2
June 25
Mon
19:00
Double Handed Series 1 Anomaly 3-5 2.5 1,13
June 28
Thu
19:00

Spring Series 7

Catch the Wind 3-5 2.5 1,2
June 30
Sat
20:00
Middle Ground Night Race Self Start 10-20 N/A 1,10,12,18
July 9 Mon 19:00 Double Handed Series 2 Spiritus 3-5 2.5 1,13
July 12
Thu
19:00
Summer Series 1 Akula 3-5 2.5 1,3,15
July 16 Mon 19:00 Double Handed Series 3 Six Degrees 3-5 2.5 1,13
July 19
Thu
19:00
Summer Series 2 Coyote  3-5 2.5 1,3
July 22 Sun 10:00 Pro-Am Race Road Runner 3-5 2.5 1,17
July 23
Mon
19:00
Double Handed Series 4 Sunhawk 3-5 2.5 1,13
July 26
Thu
19:00
Summer Series 3 Deep Blue C  3-5 2.5 1,3
Jul 26-29
Thu
  Around Long Island Regatta Sea Cliff YC  
July 30
Mon
19:00
Double Handed Series 5 Trailer Park Boys 3-5 2.5 1,13

Aug 2

Thu
19:00
Summer Series 4 Night Hawk  3-5 2.5 1,3
Aug 6
Mon
19:00
Double Handed Series 6 Bluzer 3-5 2.5 1,13
Aug 7
Tue
19:00
PJYC Inter Harbor Race 3 PJYC 3-5 2.5 1,15,16
Aug 9 Thu 19:00 Summer Series 5 Say My Name 3-5 2.5 1,3
Aug 11
Sat
11:00

ACS Regatta Race/Party

MSSA 5-10 TBD 1,7,15
Aug 12
Sun
11:00

ACS Regatta (Rain Date)

MSSA 5-10 TBD 1,7,15
Aug 13
Mon
19:00
Double Handed Series 7 Osprey 3-5 2.5 1,13
Aug 16 Thu 19:00 Summer Series 6 Mood Music 3-5 2.5 1,3
Aug 18
Sat
10:00
Flax Pond Race / Fun Day Self Start 11 N/A 1,11,12,19
Aug 19 Sun 15:00 Ladies Day Race & Raftup PJYC 3-5 4 1,4
Aug 20
Mon
19:00
Double Handed Series 8 Outlier 3-5 2.5 1,13
Aug 23
Thu
19:00
Summer Series 7 Dolcetto 3-5 2.5 1,3
Aug 30
Thu
19:00
Summer Series 8 Three G's 3-5 2.5 1,3
Sep 9
Sun
10:00
Fall Jackrabbit Series 1 Self Start 10-20 N/A 1,5,12
Sep 15
Sat
10:00
Fall Jackrabbit Series 2 Self Start 10-20 N/A 1,5,12
Sep 23
Sun
10:00
Fall Jackrabbit Series 3 Self Start 10-20 N/A 1,5,12
Sep 29
Sat
10:00
Fall Jackrabbit Series 4 Self Start 10-20 N/A 1,5,12
Sep 29
Sat
  Whitebread Race Peconic Bay SA  
Oct 5
Fri
  Greenport Ocean Race Chinese Yacht Club
Old Cove Yacht Club
  
Oct 7
Sun
10:00
Fall Jackrabbit Series 5 Self Start 10-20 N/A 1,5,12
Oct 13
Sat
10:00
Fall Jackrabbit Series 6 Self Start 10-20 N/A 1,5,12

 

Race Notes:

  1. See "Sailing Instructions" for starting procedures, course marks, finish, etc. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.
  2. The Spring Series is a best 5 out of 7 event. If any races are abandoned or otherwise not sailed, the series will be 4 out of 6, 3 out of 5, 3 out of 4, or 2 of 3. Beyond that the remaining 2 races will be scored and awards issued as individual races. There will be a social gathering, "Fleet Night", following each race in the picnic area adjacent to "I" dock (next to the Tower).
  3. The Summer Series is a best 6 out of 8 event. If any races are abandoned or otherwise not sailed, the series will be 5 out of 7, 4 out of 6, 3 out of 5, 3 out of 4, or 2 of 3. Beyond that the remaining 2 races will be scored and awards issued as individual races. There will be a social gathering, "Fleet Night", following each race in the picnic area adjacent to "I" dock (next to the Tower).
  4. For the Ladies Day race, a female must start and finish the race as well as helm at least 50% of the time. This is a one-day, one-race, Non-Spinnaker event. Will be taking place in conjunction with PJYC on PJYC course.
  5. For Fall Series races see course, starting times, and other information in "Section VIII Jackrabbit Race" in the sailing instructions. This series is a best 4 out of 6 event. If any single race is abandoned or otherwise not sailed, the series will be 3 out of 5, then 3 out of 4. Beyond that the remaining 2 races will be scored and awards issued as individual races.
  6. Courses for the Barrister Cup race should be designated for all divisions as follows:
    Course Marks Comments
    "A" (A)JFCA All marks to port
    "B" (Y)AFCA Pass the 1st "A" to starboard, all other marks to port
    "C" (A)CFJA All marks to starboard
    "D" (A)TCFA Pass "T" to port, all other marks to starboard
    Note: () indicates starting mark.
  7. There will be a party at MSYC after the race.
  8. Only one person is allowed on the boat with no restrictions. Self-steering and spinnakers are permitted. Spinnaker and non-spinnaker are combined and scored together.
  9. This will be the 30th annual long distance race. Although this is a Self Start there will be a race officer on one of the boats who will be responsible for choosing the course. The course will be announced on Channel 68.
  10. Suggested courses for the Middle Ground Night Race are as follows. Any other course used must include "F" mark and only lighted marks.
    Course Divisions Marks Notes
    "A" All Div. (Y)RFG all marks to port / "R" to starboard
    "B" All Div. (Y)AFCG all marks to port / "Y", "A" to starboard
    "C" All Div. (Y)ACFG All marks to starboard / "G" to port
    "D" All Div. (Y)OCFG All marks to starboard / "Y" and "G" to port
    Note: () indicates starting mark. See section III.G for definition of the MARKS.
  11. The Flax Pond Race is a one-race event. Boats will use the self-start procedure described in Note 12. Your finish time will be determined when a crew member is standing on the beach at the foot of the east jetty at the entrance to Flax Pond. If your crew member goes in for the finish by dinghy, s/he must not use a motor. Record your own time, announce your time on VHF 68 and report your time to our club scorer (email preferred) within 72 hours.
  12. These races will begin with a "Self Start".
    • For the Middle Ground Night Race (Course "A") - boats will be positioned such that they are EAST of club mark "Y" and are behind an imaginary line 0 degrees magnetic that intersects club mark "Y".
    • For the Middle Ground Night Race (Course "B", "C") - boats will be positioned such that they are NORTH of club mark "Y" and are behind an imaginary line 90 degrees magnetic that intersects club mark "Y".
    • For the Middle Ground Night Race (Course "D") - boats will be positioned such that they are NORTH of club mark "Y" and are behind an imaginary line 270 degrees magnetic that intersects club mark "Y".
    • For Fall Jackrabbit Series (Course "A", "E") - boats will be positioned such that they are WEST of club mark "A" and are behind an imaginary line 180 degrees magnetic that intersects club mark "A".
    • For Fall Jackrabbit Series (Course "B", "C", "D", "F") - boats will be positioned such that they are EAST of club mark "A" and are behind an imaginary line 180 degrees magnetic that intersects club mark "A".
    • For Mattituck Race/Cruise - boats will be positioned such that they are WEST of club mark "A" and are behind an imaginary line 180 degrees magnetic that intersects club mark "A".
    • For Flax Pond - boats will be positioned such that they are EAST of club mark "A" and are behind an imaginary line 180 degrees magnetic that intersects club mark "A".
    • For the Long Distance Race - boats will be positioned such that they are EAST or WEST of club mark "A" and are behind an imaginary line 180 degrees magnetic that intersects club mark "A", whichever side is on the opposite side from the first mark.
    At the designated time of the race boats will begin racing and may sail to the course side of the line. Boats will not be penalized for crossing the line during maneuvers prior to the designated start time, but must cross to the course side of the line at or after the designated time of the race. Boats should communicate with one another in order to synchronize to GPS time. One boat can be a designated timekeeper, signaling all that the race has begun. You must record your own time, announce your time on VHF 68 and report your time to the club scorer (email preferred) within 24 hours.
  13. Only two people are allowed on the boat. Self-steering and spinnakers are permitted. This series is a best 6 out of 8 event. If any races are abandoned or otherwise not sailed, the series will be 5 out of 7, 4 out of 6, 3 out of 5, 3 out of 4, or 2 of 3. Beyond that the remaining two races will be scored and awards issued as individual races. This series is not part of the High Point award. You must declare at your first race of this series that you are spinnaker or non-spinnaker. After that, for this series, you can not change. You do not need to display the "C" flag.
  14. Father's Day Race  - This is an unrestricted race, so spinnakers are permitted.
  15. This race also counts for the MSSA/PJYC 4-race series. Non MSSA boats will not be included in the regular season series. 3 of the 4 races count for the MSSA-PJYC Friendship Series.
  16. See the PJYC Sailing Instructions for starting procedures, course marks, finish, etc. Contact the Vice Commodore for a copy, or look on the PJYC website.
  17. Pro/Am Race - An amateur must start and finish the race on his/her boat as well as helm at least 50% of the time. Definitions used are as follows:
    • Amateur: Someone who has not won a race, trophy, or series; persons who may regularly crew, but not helm a racing yacht.
    • Pro: Someone who can help you get better at racing and sailing in general.
    This is a one-day, one-race, non-spinnaker event.
  18. This is a High Point Race. Awards will be as specified in Section IV, Trophies. Additionally they will also be scored by division for the purpose of the High Point only.
  19. This race will be scored Spinnaker and non-spinnaker with no divisions.