TYC has an active adult racing program for cruising class yachts. TYC races with the Spar Island Racing Association, which enables larger fleets, more varied competition and more fun all around.
During the summer, Wednesday evening races start at 6:30. Participation is encouraged at all skill levels. Boats ranging from 23 feet to over 40 feet compete. These are handicap races using the Performance Handicap Rating System. A current PHRF certificate is required. Boats are divided into three classes depending upon PHRF rating. Racers in any class may chose to race on any given day with or without spinnaker and the appropriate rating will be applied. This is a superb rule which encourages people of all skill levels to get out and race and progress.
The club also participates in several other events around the bay:
1.1 Rules will be governed by:
The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013 - 2016
Race Committee of TYC and SIRA
Volunteers assisted by Fleet Captain on Channel VHF 68
The Race Instructions
1.2 Yachts may participate in the following classes:
Class A - PHRF ( Non-spinnaker rating ) Less than 128
Class B - PHRF ( Non - spinnaker rating ) between 129 and 200
Class C - PHRF (Non-spinnaker rating ) greater than 200
Yachts have the option of sailing in one class higher or lower with the approval of both Race Committee Chairs.
1.3 Yachts intending to race shall identify themselves either by sailing past the stern of the committee boat before the start of the count-down sequence for Class A or by VHF Channel 68. Yachts have the option of using a spinnaker or not. A yacht must signify its intention to use a spinnaker when reporting into the committee boat and by displaying a Code Flag Q on its back stay. Yachts displaying Code Flag Q will be scored using its PHRF-NB spinnaker rating.
2.1 Participants must register with either SIRA or TYC and provide a copy of a current
PHRF (NB) certificate. (a Registration Form is attached) TYC members register with TYC and are not charged. Others register with SIRA and enclose a check for $50. MOHOSA registration and fees are a separate issue and will be offered to all TYC and SIRA registrants. Note for PHRF rating follow instructions on PHRF-NB web site
2.2 Identifying numbers must be displayed on the mainsail.
2.3 Participants (racers and committee boats) are required to have on board and monitor and use VHF Channel 68
3.0 Racing will start each Wednesday listed above at 1825 hours.
4.0 Courses to be sailed in Mount Hope Bay are available in the Sailing Instructions which will be provided via Email upon receipt of registration forms and fee, if applicable. The Committee Boat shall determine the course to be sailed depending upon wind and weather conditions and display its number prominently. Unless specifically requested, other post -race communications will be made via Email
5.0. Scoring for each series and for overall championships shall use the Cox-Sprague System. For each series and for overall consideration a yacht must race in 2/3 of the races being scored
6.1 Trophies will be awarded by the participating clubs to its own members
6.2 Trophies for combined results may be awarded at a joint ceremony
WITH AMENDMENT #1
Around Aquidneck Island Race
Saturday, June 30, 2018 (Storm Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018)
The organizing authority is the Twenty Hundred Club and the Tiverton Yacht Club
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-
1.2 Twenty Hundred Club race participants, monohull and multihull, will conform to the US
Safety Equipment Requirements published by US Sailing for the “US Nearshore” racing
category. The requirements are available here: www.ussailing.org/wpcontent/uploads/DARoot/Offshore/SAS/USSER2015.0.pdf.
1.3 RRS 52 (Manual Power) is modified such that power-driven winches and furlers are
1.4 Cruising canvas rules: Spinnakers, Mizzen Spinnakers, and mizzen staysails are not allowed.
Moreover, only one sail at a time may be used forward of the mainmast except where a
staysail may be used on a standard double-headed cutter rig. This does NOT prohibit a
transient condition during sail changes
Eligible yachts may be entered by submitting a registration form electronically via the Twenty
Hundred Club online shop with appropriate fees, or submitting the paper form to Tiverton Yacht
Club with a copy of a valid 2018 PHRF-NB certificate, and appropriate fees no later than June 25,
3. CHANGES IN INSTRUCTIONS
All changes in instructions will be posted on the Twenty Hundred Club website. Changes made
after 2000 Friday June 29 will be available in writing from the committee boat.
4. SCHEDULE OF RACE
Saturday June 30, 2018 – 1000 hours, first warning signal. There will be only one race with
multiple class starts. Preliminary results will be announced at 1730 hours at the Tiverton Yacht
Club following the race.
5. CLASS FLAGS
Spinnaker A Red
Cruising I Yellow
Spinnaker B Blue
Cruising II Green
6. THE START
Races will be started in accordance with Rule 26 with classes starting at 15 minute intervals. The
starting line will be between the starting mark (G3 Fl4sec Bell south of Hog Island light) and the
orange flag on the committee boat stationed NW of it. Boats whose warning signal has not been
made shall avoid the starting area.
7. STARTING SEQUENCE
(This sequence is provided as a guide. Times may change in the event of a postponement.)
TIME SIGNAL SOUND AND FLAG
1000 Warning Cruising Canvas II Horn & Green Flag Raised
1001 Prep Cruising Canvas II Horn & "P" Flag Raised
1004 One Minute Warning Cruising Canvas II Horn, & "P" Flag Drops
1005 Start Cruising Canvas II Horn, Green Flag Drops
1015* Warning Spinnaker B Horn & Blue Flag Raised
1016 Prep Spinnaker B Horn & "P" Flag Raised
1019 One Minute Warning Spinnaker B Horn, & "P" Flag Drops
1020 Start Spinnaker B Horn, Blue Flag Drops
1030* Warning Cruising Canvas I Horn & Yellow Flag Raised
1031 Prep Cruising Canvas I Horn & "P" Flag Raised
1034 One Minute Warning Cruising Canvas I Horn, & "P" Flag Drops
1035 Start Cruising Canvas I Horn, Yellow Flag Drops
1045 Warning Spinnaker A Horn & Red Flag Raised
1046 Prep Spinnaker A Horn & "P" Flag Raised
1049 One Minute Warning Spinnaker A Horn & "P" Flag Drops
1050 Start Spinnaker A Horn, Red Flag Drops
1100** Warning Multihull Horn & White Flag Raised
1101 Prep Multihull Horn & "P" Flag Raised
1104 One Minute Warning Multihull Horn & "P" Flag Drops
1105 Start Multihull Horn, White Flag Drops
* In the event there are insufficient yachts to form four classes, Spinnaker B may be merged with
Cruising Canvas II and use the starting sequence called for by Cruising Canvas II. Also, Cruising
Canvas I may be merged with Spinnaker A and start using the starting sequence of Spinnaker A.
** As required based on entries.
Individual recalls are in accordance with Rule 29.2. In the case of a General Recall, the race
committee will attempt to restart the recalled class or classes in the ten minutes before the next
9. RACING AREA
Racing will be held in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound, and the Sakonnet River.
10. THE COURSES
All yachts will sail the same course.
10.1 Turning Marks will be government buoys.
Starting Line is between and the orange flag on the committee boat and the Gong “3” FlG 4s
off Hog Island Lighthouse.
Finish Line is between RN12 an orange tetrahedron south of Gould Island in the Sakonnet
River and the orange flag on the committee boat.
From the starting line south to R”2” QR Whistle, leave to port. Thence to G “1” BELL
southeast of Cormorant Reef, leave to port, then to finish, distance 27.7 nautical miles.
10.3 Special Instructions
The following aids to navigation must be passed on the proper side at all times:
R”24”Fl R 2.5s NW of Dyer Island
RN “22” SW of Dyer Island
Passage must be through the center span of the Newport-Jamestown Bridge
R”12A” W of Rose Island
R”12” Fl R 4s SW of Rose Island
G "11" Bell The Dumplings
G "9" Gong Fort Wetherill
R"6" Bell Butterball Rock
R"4" Gong Brenton Reef
R"2" QR Whistle Brenton Point (the turning mark)
R"2a" Bell Seal Ledge
G“1“ Bell Cormorant Reef
RN”4” Old Bull
RN”6” Sandy Point
Pass between GC7 and RN8
Competitors are advised to leave Gould Island to Port after finishing the race.
Competitors are advised that Tiverton Basin is a “No Wake Zone” with 5 knot maximum
Competitors are advised that both Narragansett Bay and the Sakonnet River are regarded as
Competitors are cautioned to be on the lookout for fish traps during their passage between
R”2” Whistle and G “1” BELL southeast of Cormorant Reef.
10.4 The Race Committee reserves the right to shorten the course at any mark. An announcement
shall be made on channel 72 and the committee boat shall fly code flag “S” in that event.
11. THE FINISH
The finish line will be between the orange flag on the Committee Boat and the Finish Mark RN
“12” orange tetrahedron.
12. TIME LIMIT
There is no time limit. The Race Committee will remain on station until all starters have finished or
reported retiring up to as late as 1700. Boats finishing after 1700 shall record the time of finishing
using cell phone or GPS time when the finish mark bears 090 degrees magnetic and report it to the
Race Committee (at the Tiverton Yacht Club).
Yachts intending to protest must:
13.1 Fly code flag Bravo immediately after the incident
13.2 As soon as practical, notify the yacht being protested so she may take corrective action.
13.3 Notify the race committee immediately upon crossing the finish line.
13.4 Protest shall be written on forms available from the committee boat and lodged within
one hour after the protesting boat finishes. Hearing times will be announced at 1730
hours on the Tiverton Yacht Club.
PHRF Time allowances as expressed in seconds per mile will be applied to the course distance for
the purpose of scoring. Penalties carried from the previous year shall also be applied to Twenty
Hundred Club boats.
15. ALTERNATIVE PENALTIES
The 360° and 720° turns penalties, Rule 44.1 and 44.2 will apply.
16. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
16.1 Competitors may contact the race committee on Channel 72 and are expected to
monitor this channel.
16.2 The Race Committee Boat shall carry a cell phone (508-801-8353) in the event distances
are too far for VHF reception. Yachts retiring are required to attempt to notify the
16.3 Participants are encouraged (but not required) to use Race Qs at www.raceqs.com to
self-report your race. A free account for your boat is required. A free iOS or Android
app is required. An “Around Aquidneck Race” site hosted by RaceQs will be available to
upload data and view a participant replay.
16.4 There shall be an on-shore party starting at 1600 at the Tiverton Yacht Club.
Competitors are requested to bring an hors d’oeuvre to share. Libations will be
furnished and hamburgers, grilled chicken, clam chowder, etc, will be available.
16.5 There will be space for about 6-9 boats to raft up at the TYC dock and space for several
to raft up on TYC moorings for the event. Overnight stay will be possible for $1/ft/night.
Also, there are several other marinas in close proximity to TYC.
This race is held annually in memory of Charlie who was one of the most successful sailboat racers that Tiverton Yacht Club ever produced. The race is a family oriented “fun race” (non- spinnaker) aimed at maximizing the participation of club members, many of whom have sailboats and never race them. Sailors who race on Wednesday night from the Spar Island Racing Association are also invited. Scheduled on Labor Day afternoon (2:00PM start) with a Barbeque dinner at the club after the race. Grills will be provided. oincide with activities at the club.
Notice of Race
Annual Charlie La Roue Memorial Race Monday
September date TBD
This race is conducted annually in memory of Charlie who was one of the most successful sailboat racers
that Tiverton Yacht Club ever produced. The race is conceived as a family oriented “fun race” (nonspinnaker) aimed at maximizing the participation of club members many of which have sailboats and
never race them. Sailors who race with us on Wednesday night from the Spar Island Racing Association are also invited. This year’s race is scheduled for Labor Day (September 3) afternoon (2:00PM start) to coincide with other activities at the club. The race has been planned and scheduled such that racers will have a fair tide racing back, in particular under the Sakonnet River Bridge. Bring your makings for a Barbeque dinner at the club after the race. Grills will be provided.
The race will start Between R-4 and Can 19, East of Common Fence Point and Finish in front of the TYC
dock. This year there will be two classes split by Performance Handicap Ratings. Faster boats will be
given a 7-10 mile course and slower boats will be given a 5-7 mile course. Both classes will finish in front of the TYC dock.
To make the race fair to all participants, regardless of size or design, we will handicap all racers using the
Narragansett Bay Performance Handicap Rating Factor. Racers should indicate their PHRF rating if
known. Ratings assigned several years back will be accepted provided there have been no major changes
to the boat. For boats that have no PHRF rating, the committee will assign one based on comparable
Application form for Charlie La Roue Race
Name ____________ Email Address_ ________
Boat Name_______ ___________ Boat Type__ __________________Length__
Sail Number________ PHRF Rating (if Known)____ ______
Jib Size (if rating is unknown)_____________
Email to Gregg Morash, GMNFD@cox.net by September 1.
You will receive Race Instructions in return.
They will also be available at TYC at noon on Sept.3.