SPSA – Fall Season Kick-Off Races 1 & 2
- Race Committee: Team Obsession (Brian & Allison) have volunteered for this weekend’s races, Fall series1&2. They will be using Allison’s pontoon boat , a 24 foot Tri-toon. Red, with red bimini. *Please make sure to steer clear of RC boat and anchor lines. etc.* They will be on station well before 11am, and will be making VHF communication as needed on Channel 72 These communications are a courtesy for competitors.
- Post Race Meet-up will be at Localz (old Courigans) 1 Beach Drive SE, Downtown St. Pete.
- Due to other regattas, the Sailing Center is closed to parking. Active loading and unloading is only permitted if necessary. Here are some local parking options:
PHRF rating renewal time is upon us, so we wanted to send a friendly reminder to our members to make sure boat modifications and changes are reported to West Florida PHRF or the SPSA ratings chair (if sailing with a provisional SPSA rating). We believe it's important to keep ratings adjustments up to date to ensure we're all competing respectfully and in a sportsmanlike manner. Below are some examples of the types of credits and penalties we should report to WF PHRF.
For cruiser class: In addition to the credits and penalties outlined for all classes in the WF PHRF rule book, the cruiser class enjoys additional credits, as well as a sail cloth penalty. WF PHRF assumes woven polyester is the base material for cruising yachts and applies a penalty for sails made from laminate materials. Sail age is also important to note on your rating application, as credits are issued for woven polyester sails over five years old. Please remember: if you are currently receiving a sail age credit and have purchased new sails, you should report this on your PHRF renewal application. If you add items such as a folding/feathering prop or a roller furling system, these additions should also be reported. With regard to any bulk equipment and canvas credits, these items must be on your boat and fully deployed at all times when racing.
Thank you, and happy sailing!
Rating Chair SPSA