45th Annual
Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta
April 27-29, 2018

Sailboat Racing Instructions

PHRF / Portsmouth / One Design Sailing Instructions

Rules

The regatta will be governed by the latest edition of the US Sailing Associations Racing Rules and the sailing instructions distributed at the Skippers Meeting.

Safety

All participating boats must be equipped and operated in accordance with the United States Coast Guard regulations. All PHRF yachts must carry the following equipment:

  • At least one fire extinguisher
  • Anchor & line suitable to secure yacht
  • One manual bilge pump
  • First aid kit & manual
  • Marine type compass
  • 50' heaving line
  • Distress signals per USCG
  • Life ring, horseshoe type or throw-able
  • VHF radio, 1 required
  • Taut life lines (if present)
  • USCG approved life jackets with whistle, one per crew member

Entries and Eligibility

Eligible yachts must complete the registration form to participate in the regatta. Each yacht shall have on file a current valid PHRF rating certificate. If you do not have one, one will be provided.

Skippers Meeting

A skippers' meeting for competitors will be held at the stage on Saturday at 10:30 am.

Fleets

The regatta will hold races for the following fleets:

  • Spinnaker
  • Multi-Hull
  • Portsmouth/One design
  • Non-spinnaker
  • Beginnner/Cruiser

Venues and starting lines

The spinnaker, multi-hull, and non-spinnaker fleets will race in Apalachee Bay.

The Portsmouth/One Design fleets will race off of the Shell Point Beach starting just south of the stage.

Trophies

Trophies will be awarded for first, second, third, fourth and fifth place for each fleet in the series.

The Anne Sherwood trophy will be awarded to the winning spinnaker fleet boat. The Dan Harbolt trophy shall be awarded to the winning non-spinnaker boat in the Non-spinnaker fleet.