Boca Ciega Yacht Club

PHRF Sunday Series

2019 PHRF SPRING / SUMMER SERIES


PHRF Racing: April 28, 2019  (Preliminary Results)

 

Race 7:  Skipper’s meeting started at 12:00 AM. We had a nice group of participants (8 boats).  There were 3 Capri’s (club boats) racing today. The weather started out with sunny skies and a lite breeze out of the SSE. Before we could finish setting the course for a pursuit race, the breeze clocked to the SSW.  At this point we decide to suspend the pursuit race and proceed with a regular PHRF 9single start line) less the flags. Everyone adjusted well, including the race committee. Race 7 started in the eastern part of Boca Ciega Bay and went west to Mark 16 (taken to port) with a long reach to Marker 14 & 15 (taken to port) and a run to the Committee Boat and Drop Mark.  The course was approximately 3.1 nm. Mark Rother and crew (Greg Graham and Suzanne Boohar) in Godzilla reached the windward mark in 20 minutes with James Masson, single handling a (Capris 16.5) hot on his heals. Race 7 was completed in 56 minutes with first to finish going to Mark Rother in 44 minutes.

 

 

Today’s conditions favored the smaller lighter boats. I believe that everyone had a good time. 

 

Corrected Finish “Preliminary”:

               1st  James Masson    Capri 16.5

               2nd  Doug Fuller          Capri 22

               3rd   Mark Rother         Impulse 21

               4th  Stanislov              Capris 16.5

               5th   Marc Fortune       Ben First 235

               6th    Sharon Vreeland Capris 16.5

               7th   Dave Roberts       Catalina 31

               8th   Sharon Grasmehr Ericson 324

 

Race 8:  The course configuration for Race 8 remained the same.  By this time the breeze was steady, and all 8 boats started.  The start line became crowded with 7 of the 8 boats jockeying for position.  No collisions, just a good tight start. Mark Rother and crew were first to the windward mark in 22 minutes. This time was 2 minutes slower than Race 7; however, that is still a consistent performance. Talk about good racing, Race 7 took 44 minutes and 50 seconds to complete. Race 8 was completed in 43 minutes and 33 seconds. The difference was 1 min and 17 seconds faster in Race 8.

 

 

Start of Race 8   (port side of Committee Boat)

 

 

Start of Race 8  (starboard side of Committee Boat)

 

Corrected Finish “Preliminary”:

               1st  James Masson       Capri 16.5

               2nd  Mark Rother         Impulse 21

               3rd  Stanislov              Capris 16.5

               4th   Marc Fortune       Ben First 235

               5th  Doug Fuller           Capri 22

               6th  David Roberts        Catalina 31

               7th  Sharon Grasmehr   Ericson 323

               8th  Sharon Vreeland     Capri 16.5

 

For the most part the racing has been very good. Lighter air days go to the smaller  one design racing boats. Heavier air days favor the bigger cruisers. We have had some new members participate in the racing as well as race committee work. Participation is up about 30% over last year. I have heard about 1 collision between 2 cruisers. The offending boat did a 720. Just remember whenever possible avoid contact.

 

The overall standings have not yet be computed due to technical difficulties on my part. Hopefully, they will be posted by the Board Meeting this coming Monday.




Sunday, March 17, 2019 - Races 5 & 6


PHRF Racing: March 17, 2019.  (Preliminary Results)

 

Race 5:  Skipper’s meeting started at 11:00 AM. We had a nice group of participants (11 boats).  We have not had that many boats in quite a while. There were 3 Capri’s (club boats) racing today. That would be enough to muster up a separate class for one design! Perhaps next time. The weather started out a little on the cloudy side with light and variable winds out of the NNE at 5-7 knots. Todays course covered a large portion of Boca Ciega Bay. With the fluky air, it required 22 minutes for the first boat to round the windward mark. James Masson, single handing a club Capri 16.5, was first around.  Jim Masson and the Capri 16.5 built up a significant lead that saw the Capri 16.5 Finishing 1st in Race 5.

 

Mark Rother and crew (Greg Graham) on Godzilla had their work cut out as they battled back and finally caught Masson in the Capri 16.5.  After time correction Godzilla corrected out to 5th place.  The fluky air played havoc with entire fleet.

 

Dave Roberts on “Legacy” (Catalina 31) finished 5th and corrected out to 2nd Place.

 

Marc Fortune on “Echo” (Beneteau First 235) finished 3rd and corrected out to 3rd. Way to go Marc, great job. See all of the results below.

 

 

Legacy – Echo - Seaduceme

 

Total time required to complete Race 5 was 1 hour 57 minutes. There were 2 DNF’s and 1 DNS.

 

Race 6:  The course configuration for Race 6 was shortened to a windward / Leeward course. By this time the breeze was beginning to freshen and had clocked from the NNE to the E. The course was adjusted accordingly. A few pics of the Start.

 

Shenandoah - Claudia Gail – Moonshine – Legacy - Echo

 

Race 6 was underway at 2:50 PM. The breeze was fresh 8 – 10 knots out of the East.

 

 

Capri 16.5 – Legacy - Claudia Gail - Capri 16.5

 

A good time was had at the Club House after the race. BCYC provided the beer. Sorry, “Green” beer was not available! Hope to see more BCYC boats out and Racing.  Race Committee: Steve Conn, Tony Angel, Jan and Garth Reynolds.

 

Overall Results to Date

 

Sail

Boat

Skipper

Type

Total

Pursuit

Pursuit

PHRF

PHRF

PHRF

PHRF

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

115

Legacy

Roberts, Dave

Catalina 31

10

5

1

1

1

2

4*

2

117

Echo

Fortune, Marc

Beneteau First 235

16

3

5*

3

4

3

3

3

683

Seaduceme

Fuller, Doug

Capri 22

18

1

4

4

7*

7

2

4

651

Moonshine

Grasmehr, Sharon

Ericson 323

20

4

3

2

5

6

7*

5

889

Godzilla

Rother, Mark

Impulse 21

21

2

2

9*DNF

6

5

6

6

6

#6

Masson, James

Capri 16.5

27

8 DNC

8 DNC

9*DNC

9 DNC

1

1

7

58

Claudia Gayle

Hendricks ,Elizabeth

Nonsuch

34

8 DNC

8 DNC

7

3

11*DNF

8

8

3

#3

Pilert, Mike

Capri 16.5

34

8 DNC

8 DNC

9*DNC

9 DNC

4

5

9

5


Russian, Stanislov

Capri 16.5

35

8 DNC

8 DNC

6

2

11 DNF

12*DNF

10

135

Fanta-Sea

Calvillo, Robert

Albin 28

41

8 DNC

8 DNC

5

9 DNS

11 DNS

12*DNS

11

206

Koinonia II

Reynolds, Garth

Tartan 33

41

6

6

9 DNC

9 DNC

11 DNC

12*DNC

12

266

The Other Way

Duffy, Leslie &.

Catalina 22 sk

44

7

8 DNF

9 DNC

9 DNC

11 DNC

12*DNC

13

000

Shenandoah

Demetrius, Kanelltsas

Ben Oc 370

45

8 DNC

8 DNC

9 DNC

9 DNC

11 DNC

12*DNF

 

The overall standings are pretty tight with a spread of 11 points among the top five boats at this time. For those of you contemplating a little racing, jump in and join the fun. You will learn more about your boat and your sailing skills by watching what your friends are doing.

 

If you have any photos of the racers please send them in so they can be posted.

 

Race Name=PHRF 6

Wind Speed: 6-8  Wind Direction: E

Date: 03/17/19 Start Time: 14:50:00 Distance: 0.0nm

Pos

 

 

Sail

Boat

Skipper

 

 

Type

Finish

Elapsed

Corrected

Score

1

 

 

6

#6

Masson, James

 

 

Capri 16.5

15:15:07

00:25:07

00:21:42

1

2

 

 

683

Seaduceme

Fuller, Doug

 

 

Capri 22

15:16:14

00:26:14

00:23:25

2

3

 

 

117

Echo

Fortune, Marc

 

 

Beneteau First 235

15:16:19

00:26:19

00:23:30

3

4

 

 

115

Legacy

Roberts, Dave

 

 

Catalina 31

15:17:45

00:27:45

00:23:55

4

5

 

 

3

#3

Pilert, Mike

 

 

Capri 16.5

15:18:07

00:28:07

00:24:18

5

6

 

 

889

Godzilla

Rother, Mark

 

 

Impulse 21

15:18:08

00:28:08

00:26:59

6

7

 

 

651

Moonshine

Grasmehr, Sharon

 

 

Ericson 323

15:23:00

00:33:00

00:30:41

7

8

 

 

58

Claudia Gayle

Hendricks, Elizabeth

 

 

Nonsuch

15:37:30

00:47:30

00:41:24

8

DNF

 

 

5


Russian, Stanislov

 

 

Capri 16.5




12

DNF

 

 

000

Shenandoah

Kanelltsas, Demetrius

 

 

Ben Oc 370




12

DNS

 

 

135

Fanta-Sea

Calvillo, Robert

 

 

Albin 28




12

 

Race Name=PHRF 5

Wind Speed: 3-5   Wind Direction:

Date: 03/17/19 Start Time: 12:30:00 Distance: 0.0nm

Pos

Sail

Boat

Skipper

 

 

Type

Finish

Elapsed

Corrected

Score

1

6

#6

Masson, James

 

 

Capri 16.5

14:08:22

01:38:22

01:25:00

1

2

115

Legacy

Roberts, Dave

 

 

Catalina 31

14:12:02

01:42:02

01:27:58

2

3

117

Echo

Fortune, Marc

 

 

Ben First 235

14:08:35

01:38:35

01:28:01

3

4

3

#3

Pilert, Mike

 

 

Capri 16.5

14:11:56

01:41:56

01:28:05

4

5

889

Godzilla

Rother, Mark

 

 

Impulse 21

14:04:10

01:34:10

01:30:18

5

6

651

Moonshine

Grasmehr, Sharon

 

 

Ericson 323

14:14:53

01:44:53

01:37:30

6

7

683

Seaduceme

Fuller, Doug

 

 

Capri 22

14:27:00

01:57:00

01:44:28

7

DNF

5


Russian, Stanislov

 

 

Capri 16.5




11

DNF

58

Claudia Gayle

Hendricks, Elizabeth

 

 

Nonsuch




11

DNS

135

Fanta-Sea

Calvillo, Robert

 

 

Albin 28




11













 



Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 - Races 1, 2, 3 & 4


Race Format: PHRF


 

Bow

Sail

Boat

Skipper

PHRF

 Club

Type

Total

  Purs 1

  Pur 2

  PHRF 3

  PHRF 4

1

2

115

   Legacy

    Roberts,Dave

262

  BCYC

    Catalina 31

8

5

1

1

1

2

10

651

   Moonshine

    Grasmehr,Sharon

203

  BCYC

    Ericson 323

14

4

3

2

5

3

5

117

   Echo

    Fortune,Marc

234

 

    Ben First 235

15

3

5

3

4

4

6

683

   Seaduceme

    Fuller,Doug

234

  BCYC

    Capri 22

16

1

4

4

7

5

11

889

   Godzilla

    Rother,Mark

180

  BCYC

    Impulse 21

19

2

2

9 DNF

6

6

25

5

   Capri 16.5

    Stanislov Yefimov

260

  BCYC

    Capri 16.5

24

8 DNC

8 DNC

6

2

7

24

58

   Claudia Gayle

    Elizabeth Hendricks

253

  BCYC

    Nonsuch

26

8 DNC

8 DNC

7

3

8

7

135

   Fanta-Sea

    Roberrt Calvillo

231

  BCYC

    Albin 28

30

8 DNC

8 DNC

5

9 DNS

9

8

206

   Koinonia II

    Garth Reynolds

210

  BCYC

    Tartan 33

30

6

6

9 DNC

9 DNC

10

1

266

   The Other Way

    Leslie & Joe Duffy

  66

  BCYC

    Catalina 22 sk

33

7

8 DNF

9 DNC

9 DNC


Race Results:  02172019 PHRF Racing Spring Summer Series Boca Ciega Ba1.pdf


Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 - Races 1 & 2


Race Format:  PURSUIT


We finally got Races 1 and 2 of the Spring / Summer PHRF Series off, after 2 delays in January.  A total of 7 boats came out on a beautiful sunny, warm and breezy day. The wind was out of the East at about 8 and increased with some gusts up to 13 -15 mph.  We welcomed 2 new racers to our group (Joe and Leslie Duffy, Catalina 22) and (Sharon Grasmehr, Ericson 323).


The course was 4.7 nm and covered the entire Boca Ciega Bay.  Starts commenced at 12:30 pm.  A downwind running  start was employed in both races.


One of the reaching legs utilized the ICW. Here is a quote from one of our sailors. “My body is reminding me that it has been about two months since I big boat raced at my club. We took first in the first race; despite jockeying for position, in the channel, with the 113 ft motor vessel (we are a 22 ft. Sail boat) Starlight Cruise Dinner Motor vessel. There is some great video that some of the passengers took of us... the second race was uneventful, and we did not finish last.” 


There were 2 incidents in the ICW where racers searched for and found shallow water. Since they were racing, they refused tows and got themselves going again. The Race chairman has made a promise not to utilize the ICW in future races. 


Order of finish for the Race 1:                            Race 2:

    1.     Doug Fuller and crew on Seaduceme           1.  David Roberts and crew on Legacy
    2.     Sharon Grasmehr and crew on Moonshine    2.  Mark Rother and crew on Godzilla
    3.     Mark Fortune and crew on Echo                  3.  Sharon Grasmehr and crew on Moonshine              

      Photos coming soon.  We are glad that everyone had a good time during the races and afterward.


      Race Results:  02102019 BCYC PHRF Race 1 and 2 Results.pdf



      BCYC Spring/Summer and Summer Fall Series shall follow the 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) as prescribed by US Sailing
      • Eligibility & Entry: Racing is open to BCYC Members and guest sailing PHRF rated sailboats.
      • Races are held on the Sunday following monthly BCYC member meetings which are held the 3rd Friday of each month
      • BCYC Race Starting Sequence (TBD click here)
      • BCYC Race Course/Buoy positions on Boca Ciega Bay click here
      • 2016 Notice of Race (NOR) click here

      In 2016, the Sunday PHRF* Series race classifications were changed from Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker and Cruising to PHRF A, B and C. The range of PHRF ratings per each class are summarized as follows:

      PHRF A:              Ratings Ranging from 140 – 219

      PHRF B:              Ratings Ranging from 220 – 249

      PHRF C:              Ratings Ranging from 250 – 286

      Overall (A,B,C):  Ratings Ranging from 140 – 286

      Race results for participants in each class and a combined “overall” (PHRF a, b & c) will be posted shortly after each race. Please note the PHRF ratings within each class may need to be adjusted to ensure a minimum number of boats to score each class.

       

      * West Florida Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (WFPHRF)

       

      Having a WFPHRF certificate is a good thing, as it allows you to compete in other racing events in our region with your rating. If you do not have a PHRF Rating from WFPHRF, BCYC Race Committee can provide a PHRF Rating for your participating sailboat.

       

      The West Florida Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (WFPHRF) serves the Florida West Coast from Crystal River to Marco Island and all of the Tampa Bay area. The primary objective of WFPHRF is to establish and maintain an equitable system of handicapping boats for the boats owned or chartered by its members.

       

      WFPHRF Ratings are performance handicaps, based on the speed potential and performance of a boat. To the greatest extent possible, race results and observations of actual races provide the data used to determine and monitor ratings. Ratings are determined by members who serve voluntarily as Handicappers on the Rating Committee.

       

      For additional information click here


      Helpful Links

       

      Click the link below for a copy of the buoy positions on the 4 leg race course on Boca Ceiga Bay-> 
      BCYC PHRF Race Starting Sequence*
       
      Sunday PHRF Series Notice of Race

       

       An animated guide to the sailboat racing rules...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2sTaM8LX3g&list=TLv0cXoe8-ORNsZuFep4K0_2eLG0Ac1ejC

       

      Boca Ciega Bay Boater's Guide

      http://www.tbep.org/pdfs/BocaCiegaBay_web.pdf

       

      *modifies RRS 26 

       

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