May 18th Update: The ABYC Evolution Sails Open Regatta is going ahead! But due to the conditions in our harbour we have to make some changes to the format.
IRC, PHRF, and larger one-design boats (J/105 and Beneteau 36.7) will race on Saturday only. We cannot accommodate boats in these fleets overnight on Friday or Saturday. These boats are asked to go straight from their home clubs to the racecourse on Saturday and go straight home afterward. We invite all competitors in these fleets to come to the party by land after they get back to their clubs.
The PHRF coastal race on Sunday is cancelled.
Small one-design boats (Viper, J/24, Etchells) will race Saturday and Sunday. Boats in these classes are asked to come to ABYC by trailer if at all possible. We will raft these classes in the harbour if conditions permit. In case of inclement weather or higher water levels we may have to ask the boats to haul out overnight Saturday.
The party will start early when the small one-designs are finished racing and run late for those who arrive later from their home clubs.
This regatta is part of the LORC regatta series. The series Notice of Race is at http://lorc.org and registration is open through the LORC website. IRC boats, J/105s, and Beneteau 36.7’s should register for one day only. Those that have registered for two days will get a refund for the second day. Boats that have registered for the PHRF coastal race will also receive a refund.
Watch this space for further information including the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions will override the NoR regarding the schedule and related information.