2019 Hospice Race
Notice of Race

The Sequim Bay Yacht Club invites all PHRF and small centerboard boat sailors to the 2019 SBYC Reach for Hospice Regatta at the John Wayne Marina in Sequim, Washington

Dates:  Saturday September 28, 2019:

Rules: The series will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2016-2020, except as modified by Individual Class rules, the Sailing Instructions or the Appendices to the Sailing Instructions. 

Eligibility:  Open for registrants who are members of a PIYA member yacht club or non-yacht club members. Eligible participants may enter by completing a registration form with the required fee online at home or presenting it in person to the race committee prior to the start of the first race. 

Cost: A Generous Donation ($50 minimum donation) Make checks payable to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County or VHOCC. Please include your boat name on the check. Crew members are also encouraged to make donations.

Participants may enter by completing a registration form with the required fee online at regatta network (coming soon) or by presenting it in person to the race committee in the SBYC clubroom prior to the start of the first race. 

Classes: Open to keel boats and multihulls with PHRF ratings (if the boat does not have a PHRF rating one will be assigned by the race committee) and centerboard dinghies.

Boats will be divided into A, B, and C Divisions based on their PHRF ratings and boat size/type. The breakpoints will be 135/136 with the A Division consisting of all boats with a PHRF rating of 135 or lower. Any boat in the B Division may choose to compete in the A Division, but at a rating equal to the break point between the two Divisions (i.e. 135) 

Sailing Instructions:  Sailing Instructions will soon be available online.


10:00 am Registration and signup. Waivers signed

10:30 pm Race briefing

12:00 pm First race starts.

No races will be started after 3:00 pm.  The goal of the race committee is to conduct up to 3 races.

Course:  Courses will typically be windward / leeward and may include leeward gates, weather offsets, and gybe marks. A target of at least two and up to three races may be sailed on Saturday with a typical race duration of 25 to 60 minutes. 


A boat's series score will be the total of her race scores. There will be no “throw-outs”. This changes RRS A2. One race will constitute a series. 

Dry Moorage:  Moorage is available for boats in the marina. Enquire at the John Wayne Marina Harbormasters office.

Prizes:  At the conclusion of the racing, awards will be given for the top three boats in each starting class based on their total series scores.

Disclaimer of Liability: Competitors participate in SBYC Reach for Hospice Regatta entirely at their own risk.  See rule RRS 4, Decision to Race.  The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. 

Insurance: Each participating boat shall be insured with a valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $300,000 per incident or the equivalent.