Information for Spectator Boats
We hope you and your guests enjoy the racing in the second New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.
Please tie the pink ribbon on to a shroud or antenna to indicate that you have received this sheet.
There are twenty-two teams from sixteen countries competing. Up to eleven races will be run during the five days of racing. Depending on the weather conditions, racing will be held on Rhode Island Sound or in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay over windward-leeward courses. As many as four races may be run on a given day. The first warning signal is scheduled at 1100 each day. Teams are identified by their bow & sail number, their yacht club burgee and name on the mainsail and their national flag on the transom. The competing teams are:
|01||Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club||Hong Kong|
|02||Royal Ocean Racing Club||UK|
|03||Royal Cork Yacht Club||Ireland|
|04||Yacht Club Punta Ala||Italy|
|05||Royal Norwegian Yacht Club||Norway|
|06||Newport Harbor Yacht Club||USA|
|07||Royal Canadian Yacht Club||Canada|
|08||Cruising Yacht Club of Australia||Australia|
|09||Royal Bermuda Yacht Club||Bermuda|
|10||Royal Yacht Squadron||UK|
|11||Real Club Nautico de Barcelona||Spain|
|12||Yacht Club Argentino||Argentina|
|13||Annapolis Yacht Club||USA|
|14||Clube Naval de Cascais||Portugal|
|15||New York Yacht Club||USA|
|17||Eastern Yacht Club||USA|
|18||Royal Cape Yacht Club||South Africa|
|19||Yacht Club Capri||Italy|
|20||Itchenor Yacht Club||UK|
|21||Norddeutscher Regatta Verein||Germany|
|22||Japan Sailing Federation||Japan|
Here are some things you can do to help us make each day safe and enjoyable for spectators and competitors alike:
- Course Marshal boats are identified by an official flag with an orange band that says “MARSHAL”.
- Listen to Channel 72 for official information from the Race Committee and the Course Marshal.
- Please do not use Channel 72 for your personal conversations as this will interfere with race information broadcasts.
- Please comply with all instructions received from the Course Marshals to keep clear of the racing area.
- Commentary, Blog & Tracking - Live commentary on VHF Channel 86. Blog, Tracking & Results at www.nyyc.org
- Stay outside of the Course Marshal boats and any yellow tetrahedron buoys set to mark the edges of the race area.
- Race buoys are white tetrahedrons: change marks, used when the wind shifts are orange tetrahedrons – please stay outside of
- these marks.
- Stay out of the race course area; never cut in front of a racing boat – proceed on a parallel or diverging course and do not
- “cut the corner” even if there is no racing boat on your side of the course.
- Be aware that the wind may shift and the angle of the race course and sailboats may change accordingly.
- Observe the 5 knot speed limit when near the race course. Observe the “Rules of the Road” and use common sense.
- MIND YOUR WAKE especially in light air. Even if you are well outside the race course area, your wake can carry onto the
- race course and affect the racing.
- In an emergency: Call the Coast Guard on Ch 16 and then advise the Course Marshal on Ch 72 if time permits.
- Obey the instructions of the Coast Guard at all times.
- Enjoy the racing and please allow the racing boats to do the same!
- THANK YOU!
DON’T FORGET...PLEASE DISPLAY THE PINK RIBBON
MONITOR CHANNEL 72 FOR RACE INFORMATION - SO PLEASE USE ANOTHER CHANNEL FOR TALKING WITH YOUR FRIENDS
RACE COMMENTARY ON CHANNEL 86 THANK YOU !