This is a sanctioned Essex County PHRF Association counter regatta for Lake St. Clair and ECPHRF boat of the year.
47th Harvest Moon Regatta
Saturday September 17th, 2016
Notice of Race
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
The Sailing Instructions are available now.
These documents or any changes to this document will be made available either in the clubhouse or the SPSC web site. The official notice board is in the SPSC clubhouse enclosed porch.
Boats must carry proof of insurance.
Like last year's Harvest Moon, this Essex County PHRF Association counter event will be use of time-on-time handicapping.
Corrected Time ∝ Elapsed Time ÷ (PHRF Handicap + 557s/mi.)
The 557s/mi. offset to get a time-on-time divisor (cf. B factor) is the same as that used by DRYA and its member clubs and by South Port for the Thursday-night and Open Series.
|Racing for the following classes:|
|Classes to Race||PHRF Splits||Class Flag & Backstay Pennant||Warning no Earlier Than|
|All competitors must fly the appropriate class pennant from their backstay.|
Eligibility, Entry and Fees
South Port Sailing Club invites all sailboats to to participate in our 47th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta in JOG and PHRF handicapped classes.
Boats may enter by completing the online registration form. The required fee is $35.00 in advance or $40.00 on the day of the event — it may be delivered to the SPSC office. No registrations will be taken after 1000 on the day of the event.
|Schedule of Events|
|1800||Registration ($35) and welcoming committee for visiting boats|
|1000||Deadline for late registration ($40)|
|1309||Attention multiple-blast horn signal|
|1310||First warning signal — multiples of 5 minutes between starts|
|~~||Chili and beer will be available as boats arrive; however ...|
|1800||Nominal dinner time for members and guests who choose not to race, and ...|
|~~||First finishers start pulling in to harbour|
|2022||A waning gibbous but still impressive moonrise|
|2042||Nautical twilight ends|
|~~||Final finishers breeze their way in under a bright moon|
The diagrammes in the Harvest Moon 2016 map above show all four of the available triangular courses. The longest is 22.0 nautical miles, the shortest 8.2 nautical miles. See the Sailing Instructions for details.
Awards will be SPSC Harvest Moon Regatta Flags 1st, 2nd and 3rd in PHRF A, B ,C & JOG, as well as the Best Corrected, First to Finish and First Shark to Finish (within PHRF C start) Trophies.
Please visit our navigation page for directions by both land and sea.
Beer and chili are free of charge to racers. Others attending the party can buy food tickets for $10 singly or $15 for two.
Overnight docking is available in both wells and rafting on the outside walls.