TTPYC 2020 Spring Series

Thursday Evenings May - June

2020

May 7

May 14

May 21

May 28

June 4

June 12 - 14

whichever day you go.

If your results have not been entered email me your completed log sheet.

Both normal Early & Late Spring Series races have been cancelled, however to replace the late spring series, in lieu of a normal race we are planning a charity Predictive Navigation Rally.

 

Donations will be accepted at each race and the proceeds will go to the Des Moines Food Bank

What is a Predicted Navigation Rally?
(‘aka’ Predicted Log Race)


It's a navigation contest where each skipper (contestant) attempts to accurately predict the time it will take to navigate a specified course in their boat. This involves the precise calculation of the time in hours, minutes, and seconds required to cruise a prescribed course. The course is described with ‘true headings’ and ‘distances’ in nautical miles for each leg. Once the skipper (contestant) makes his/her calculations and fills out the “Predicted Log”, he/she then navigates the boat on the prescribed course, using only paper charts a compass and the boat's speedometer and depth sounder . The winner is the skipper who can predict the time with the smallest error.

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Early Spring Series

Thursday Evenings April - May

2020

April 2

April 9

April 16

April 23

April 30

Cancelled

COVID-19

Results

Late Spring Series

Thursday Evenings May - June

2020

May 7

May 14

May 28

June 4

June 11

Cancelled

COVID-19

Results

Eligibility 

  

USSER Nearshore yachts or better with additional requirement to have personal lights, (during races that extend into darkness), whistles and radar reflector installed.

 

Start/Finish line

 

Between the Committee Boat and start/finish buoy offshore of the Des Moines Marina.

 

Course

 

As designated by placards posted on the committee boat. See Section IV of this handbook for a complete description of all marks.

 

Number of Races

 

One race per evening. Special Instructions The “Laggard Rule” will be in effect. See section II-N.

 

Start Time Evening races:

 

First Warning 1825

First Start 1830

Time Limit 3 hours for each race.

 

Series Entry Fee $35.00 per series

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