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Notice Of Race

Notice of Race

Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit Regatta

Sunday, August 12, 2018 Santa Cruz, CA


The Santa Cruz Yacht Club and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County invite all yachts to participate in this annual regatta.

This regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit Regatta Sailing Instructions.

The sailing instructions will alter RRS Rule 40 to require personal flotation be worn while racing. Racing will be around fixed buoys in the north end of Monterey Bay in an area approximately 2.5 miles from the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor west jetty.

This regatta will feature a “reverse-start”, with the starting time for each yacht corresponding to the PHRF handicap assigned to the yacht. For yachts not issued a PHRF rating, a rating will be assigned by the organizing authority. The starting sequence will commence at 1300. Yachts will be assigned to a division, and awards will be presented to the top finishers in each division. There will be an awards presentation at the barbeque following racing in the dry storage area of the SCYC after 1600.

A skipper’s meeting is scheduled at the SCYC dry storage yard for Sunday, August 12th, at 11:30 A.M.

For this regatta, individual sailor registrations are required for all participants in the regatta. In addition, a Yacht Entry Form must be completed for all yachts. Registration may be accomplished online at Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta Registration website.  Paper registration forms are available at the SCYC, the Big Brothers Big Sisters office, or download the forms online.  All forms will also be available at the registration table on the day of the event. Payment of the registration fee is according to the following schedule:

Regular Registration $75 and $85 (after Aug. 8) *includes participation in regatta, 3 $10 raffle tickets, and a meal ticket.

Sailor Only Registration $40 and $45 (after Aug. 8) *includes participation in regatta and a meal ticket.

There are also Corporate Sponsorships available at various levels, which include multiple regular registrations. For more information download these forms: Corporate Sponsorship Packages or contact the SCYC or Big Brothers Big Sisters for additional information.

A schedule of the day’s events can be found in the Sailing Instructions.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit Regatta
Santa Cruz Yacht Club
244 Fourth Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-425-0690

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County
1500 41st. Ave., Suite 250
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-464-8691


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Rev. 6-12-18