Notice of Race
The Greater Richmond Sailing Association will hold Racing on Sunday October 4th. These races are a closed event and registration and participation is open to members in good standing of the Greater Richmond Sailing Association. Crews may be guests, but boats must display current GRSA boat sticker and skipper must meet the criteria of the above.
While sailing involves certain risks, racers who enter these races understand, and acknowledge these risks and accept the possibility of harm and or damage. These risks, as sailors we try to mitigate thru training, carrying safety equipment, and following the Racing Rules as stated by RRS and GRSA. The decision to sail or not rests with the skipper and crew of each boat.
Sailing, in the midst of a pandemic, adds another layer of risk. These too must be individually weighed as to the dangers and possibility for infection, transmission of the illness to ourselves as well as to our fellow competitors. While certain steps have been taken to mitigate the possibility of transmission of the virus, by registering we acknowledge these risks. In holding these events all participants are asked to follow to the best of their abilities the guidelines as set forth by CDC and other health officials. Keeping appropriate distancing while on shore, use of masks in closer settings, frequent hand washing are just some of the recommendations. We ask that if you have a fever or any other symptoms such as loss of taste, smell, or have been in contact with a person who may have tested positive; that you be mindful of your fellow club members and not participate.
As part of the registration, you will need to attest to the wellness of yourself and crew.
Registration will be open at approximately 10 AM the morning of the event, with a brief skipper’s meeting at 11 and first gun as soon as practicable. Registration forms will need to be filled out and a $10 dollar entry fee paid. Checks are ok, but if paying in cash, exact change is required. Registration will be held outside the pavilion as will be the skippers meeting. Following the race, results will be posted on the bulletin board, there will be no official gathering for results.
3 races are planned, a single race will constitute a series. Fleets of 3 or more class boats will be given a start. If deemed appropriate a handicap fleet may be formed.
Low point scoring, no throw outs.