The first division will start at 10:00 AM, reverse starting sequence, with multi-hulls in the last start. The three marks that we use are as follows:
Foulweather Bluff - permanent navigational buoy
Scatchet Head - permanent navigational buoy
Pilot Point - temporary mark
Yachts with a PHRF-NW rating of 180 and lower will race the "Long Course". Yachts with a PHRF-NW rating of 181 and greater and NFS division will race the "Short Course". But, all yachts might be sailling the same course depending on weather. Please see the Sailing Instructions for details on the courses. Scoring is Time on Time.
Trophies include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division, plus first overall long and short course, and the perpetual Bill Heston Performance trophy is awarded to the first place overall monohull winner.
This race is also a team event. The Grand Perpetual Foulweather Bluff team trophy is awarded to the yacht club with the best four boats combined finishes.
Weather and currents play big roles in this race. As usual, Bruce Hedrick will write about both for this race beforehand. Tune into Bruce's Briefs a few days before.
To be announced.
Foulweather Bluff Shirts are available advanced purchase with registration and in our online store. The shirts will be short sleeved with custom designed graphics and names of boats registered by the earlybird deadline. Shirts are $20. There are no shirts available for day of purchase this year.