Racing

COVID-19 UPDATE: For 2020, we are planning a modified racing program that complies with public health restrictions at all times. All racing boats are responsible for ensuring their crews are complaint with non-household contact and physical distancing measures. We will also not promote or endorse public participation (ie, "join a crew") at this time.

Throughout the sailing season, GSSC hosts regular Wednesday evening and weekend race events, as well as special racing events like the Moose Bay regatta and Commissioner's Cup.

Unless otherwise noted, races are open to all sailboats.

Race Crews and New Sailors

[Discontinued during Covid-19] For those who don't own boats, being part of a crew is an excellent way to experience sailing. Many boats are open to new crew members for regular Wednesday and weekend races, and the Club facilitates a crew list and drop-in opportunities.

Race Instructions & Handicaps

All races are governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing and our Sailing Instructions.  All race captains must be familiar with the rules and instructions prior to racing.

Races are also subject to handicaps, which allow all boats in all classes to compete against each other.  Handicaps also enable the Club to organize staggered start races that pivot all boats the direct competition for the finish line.

2020 Schedule

WED, JUN 24 Wednesday Series #1 [1/4] (white sails only)
WED, JUL 01 Wednesday Series #1 [2/4] (white sails only)
SUN, JUL 05 Sunday Series [1/4]
WED, JUL 08 Wednesday Series #1 [3/4] (white sails only)
SUN, JUL 12 Novice Skipper Race
WED, JUL 15 Wednesday Series #1 [4/4] (white sails only)
SUN, JUL 19 Sunday Series [2/4]
WED, JUL 22 Wednesday Series #2 [1/4]
SUN, JUL 26 Solo Cup
WED, JUL 29 Wednesday Series #2 [2/4]
SAT, AUG 01 Moose Bay Cup [1/2]
MON, AUG 03 Moose Bay Cup [2/2]
WED, AUG 05 Wednesday Series #2 [3/4]
SUN, AUG 09 Sunday Series [3/4]
WED, AUG 12 Wednesday Series #2 [4/4]
SUN, AUG 16 Pursuit Race
WED, AUG 19 Wednesday Series #3 [1/4]
SUN, AUG 23 Sunday Series [4/4]
WED, AUG 26 Wednesday Series #3 [2/4]
SUN, AUG 30 Distance Race (Pitcairn/Sub Islands)
WED, SEP 02 Wednesday Series #3 [3/4]
WED, SEP 09 Wednesday Series #3 [4/4]
FRI, SEP 11 Snowball Cup

Race Committee

The Race Committee referees regular races.  It is their role to confirm and adjust start/finish lines and markers as needed, to confirm and announce the start times of races, and to confirm the finish times of each boat.  This Committee is made up of dedicated volunteers who report directly to the Race Director.

This Committee is separate from the Protest Committee, which is appointed by the Race Director if and when a racer protests a judgement call or the actions of another racer.

Sponsorship

We have had very generous sponsors in the past and continue to encourage and solicit businesses to sponsor our race events.  Sponsorship enables us to maintain and improve our racing program and equipment.

Edited by Ben on June 5, 2020.