Islander 36 Association
2015 Racing Schedule
Here is your 2015 Racing Schedule from Fleet Captain Kit Wiegman. Plan to join us for a fun year of racing.
Your Fleet Captain is proposing, as mentioned at the Fall Meeting, that we continue our experiment with adjusted ratings by boat started at the Nationals Regatta, and try the Inter Club Series of races where many of the races are held in the more weather-friendly South Bay and have longer courses that include reaching legs and varied courses, rather than windward-leeward rubber bands in most YRA events. This makes for a more enjoyable day of racing where the racing time is a much bigger part of the day than just the travel time to and from the course! We have also included some optional, and one required races for the season. There will be two throwouts for the season, with the first one scored after 5 races and the second at the end of the season. Inter Club Sailing Instructions.
Inter Club Series sign-up: https://www.jibeset.net/IC000.php?RG=T006972809
Plus, there are some additional races and events suggested and opportunities for you to provide input.
Vallejo & 2nd Half Opener Races sign-up: https://www.jibeset.net/YRA000.php?RG=T00612296
Rating adjustments for 2015: (Subject to further refinement before and during the season as needed.)
Fixed 2 blade prop = +10 sec/mi
Fixed 3 blade prop = +15 sec/mi
Largest headsail 115% or smaller = +6 sec/mi
Largest headsail 140% or higher = -6 sec/mi
Tall rigs OK, - allowance TBD
Non-Spinnaker - allowance TBD
Roller furling - allowance, if any, TBD
Boat weight - no allowance for weight difference for 2015
If we get at least 3 boats that want to race using spinnakers, we will award the Ormand Cup to the winner of the Spinnaker series, and the Hammond Cup to the non-spinnaker winner. All boats will start together and sail the same course.
While you're waiting for the season to get into full swing, it's also a good idea to read (and reread!) the structure and Sailing Instructions for the YRA One Design Class Association (ODCA) series. A link is: ODCA Instructions..
2015 Islander 36 Races
|Sat. Jan 31||Three Bridge Fiasco||1||Single handed Sailing Society||Double handed!|
|Sat. Mar 21||Spring Meeting||-||Golden Gate YC - This is confirmed for 2015.||Meet racers old and new; Review the Schedule; Have fun!|
|Sat March 28||Sail Trim Clinic||0||Island YC - This is confirmed for 2015.||Practice. Sign up at: Race Clinic 2015.|
|Sat. April 11||Inter Club # 1||1||Coyote Point Yacht Club||South Bay Course VHF 72|
|Sat. May 2||Vallejo Race - going up||1||Vallejo YC||Great Party! (Not part of Season's Championship.)
|Sun. May 3||Vallejo Race - coming back||1||Vallejo YC||(Not part of Season's Championship.)|
|Sat. May 9||Inter Club # 2||1||Encinal Yacht Club||South Bay Course VHF 71|
|Sat. June 13||Inter Club # 3||1||Oakland Yacht Club||South Bay (Long Course) VHF 78|
|Sat. June 20||Summer Sailstice||1||Frun day for crew or family. Not part of Season Championship.|
|Sat. July 11||Inter Club # 4||1||South Beach Yacht Club||South Bay Course VHF 79
|Sat. Aug. 1||2nd Half Opener||1||Bay Area Multi-hull Association||To Pt. Bonita. IS part of Season's Championship.
2nd Half Opener sign-up.
|Sat. Aug. 8||Inter Club # 5||1||Bay Area Multi-hull Association||South Bay Course VHF 71|
|Sat. Sept. 12||Inter Club # 6||1||Island Yacht Club||South Bay Course VHF 72|
|Sat. Oct. 3||I-36 Nationals REgatta||2-3||Golden Gate YC||Not part of Season's Championship. Nationals Regatta Info & Entry Form (Coming later!)|
|Sat. Nov. 7||Fall Meeting & Winner's Dinner||0||Richmond YC||Celebrate the Season! Fall Meeting Info and Reservation Form. (Coming Later!)|
These races are sponsored and conducted by individual yacht clubs under the general rules of the YRA. The Islander Association simply has scheduled a start for Islanders in their races and assumes no liability for race events. It is the responsibility of each individual owner to decide if his or her boat and crew are suitable for a given event, and whether to participate, start or continue to race in any event.
For more information about racing, email 2015 Fleet Captain: Kit Wiegman.