Easy Pickins’ in West Sound

Bremerton YC and Port Orchard YC welcome you to the Social Event of Easy Pickins’ in West Sound.  As the name suggests, this will be your easiest contest of the IPBA season with high scores being a certainty for all.  You learned all about Port Washington Narrows during Heavy Weather and the rest of the course is in, essentially, non-current waters.  We look forward to your arrival for our “Much Too Easy” Social Event. Upon arrival at BYC, please hail our docking crews on VHF 68 low power.




1200 on               Arrival at BYC                                 


1800                     BYC Friday Night Social and a Good Dinner (at a Good Price) and BYOB


0900                     Continental Breakfast                        

0900                     Contest Review for Observers


0900 - 1030         Turn in logs at BYC


1100 – 1430        Navigation Contest


1630                     Completed log turn in at POYC


1800                     “Social Time”, Dinner and Awards – Bring something for the Barbeque for your crew and your observer(s) and we will provide the taters, salad, rolls, and dessert - $5.00 and BOYB




Questions?  Please call:   P/C, Mike Henry, BYC, 1.360.377.6639  


P/C Fred Cole, POYC, 1.360.876.0675  







Easy Pickins’ in West Sound








Contestant Name:  ________________________________________________


Address: ________________________________________________________


Phone Number: Home: ________________  Work: _______________________


Email: ___________________________


Vessel Name: ______________________________   Length:______________


Yacht Club: ______________   Navigator: ______________________________


Number for Friday Night Social Dinner (Price TBD) (Pay at door)   ________     


Number for Saturday Awards Dinner at $5.00 each (Pay at door)      ________


IPBA Fee and Awards:    Your check for the $20.00 IPBA and award fees should be made out to Bremerton Yacht Club.


Please fill out this form and Mail or Email this Entry Form, by Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to:


·         Snail Mail:  Chuck Silvernail, PO Box 5688, Bremerton WA.  98312

·         Email this form to:



Contact Chuck Silvernail at 360.731.0914 or email at , Mike Henry at 360.377.6639 or email at  or Fred Cole at 360.876.0675 or email at




APRIL 27, 2013




1. Introduction: This contest shall be conducted under the Standard Rules of the International Power Boat Association, 1998 Edition, as modified by these Special Rules. The IPBA Standard Rules are available on the IPBA website at .


IPBA rules require that contestants operate in a safe manner in compliance with all Pilot Rules, Rules of the Road and Navigational Law, including local laws enacted by proper authority applicable to the Contestant’s cruiser in the area where the contestant is operating (Rule No. 8.I).  Failure to comply with the Rules of the Road will result in a l% penalty or disqualification (Rule No.14.A).


2. Observers: Observers will be provided to all contestants registered on or before April 23, 2013.  Contestants who register after that date may have to provide an exchange observer. Observers will be assigned when your logs are submitted to the Contest Committee.  Observers are honored guests on your boat and should be provided a lunch by you.  Also, please bring an entrée for the grill for your observer(s).  Please make them feel welcome, and take the time to let them know how you did. 


3. Logs: Predicted Logs and Contest Logs shall be completed in ink and shall be submitted to the Contest Committee in the BYC clubhouse between 0830 and 1030 on the day of the contest.  The completed and signed Contest Log shall be returned to the Contest Committee at Port Orchard YC prior to 1630 on contest day.  It is recommended that the total error in seconds and handicapped percentage of error be calculated and entered on your log prior to turning in your Contest Log.  The Contest Committee will accept Contest Logs only when submitted with the Contestant and Observer present together.  Contest logs may be penalized if data has not been entered in shaded areas as described at the top of the logsheet. 


NOTE – IPBA rules require the contestant to accept the score that the official race scorer computes unless you enter your total seconds of error on the Contest Log.  If the total seconds of error on the Contest Log differs from what is calculated by the scorer, the contest committee will attempt to contact you at your cell number/contact info prior to the awards.  Showing a copy of the Calculation Log is recommended if contacted by the contest committee to assist in determining your correct score.


4. IPBA Numbers: IPBA numbers must be displayed port, starboard and astern and be visible.  Numbers and IPBA race flags will be available for purchase at the time of log check-in Saturday morning.


5. Time: Time shall be Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).  The official time is local GPS time.


6. Stop Watches: A stop watch will be allowed only for timed runs, time outs and verification of official time by the observer in accordance with Rule No. 8.O.  Only a stop watch will be used for timed runs and shall be available to the Observer who shall confirm the proper time has been run. The stopwatch shall be cleared and stopped when its use is no longer permitted.


7. Throttles: Throttles may be adjusted during the contest to vary engine RPM from the basic RPM shown on the log by plus or minus 10 percent (10%).


8. Flat Water Speed: Flat Water Speed is the speed of your boat at the basic Cruise RPM shown on your Contest Log without consideration for wind or current.


9. Handicap: The current IPBA handicap as set forth in the Standard Rule Book shall be used to determine the net percentage of error.  For predicted speeds of less than 7.0 knots, the handicap for 7.0 knots shall be used.  For predicted speeds of more than 23.0 knots, the handicap for 23.0 knots shall be used.


10. Navigation Aids:  Radar MAY NOT be used for contest navigational purposes, but MAY be used at any time the skipper deems it necessary for safety purposes (See IPBA Rule No. 9 – Safety Rule).  Chartplotters and electronic charts may be used to replace paper charts as long as the chartplotter or computer is not connected to GPS and does NOT display speed, time or position information (SOG, COG, Time of Day, tracking or latitude/longitude).  NOTE – Be sure that event marks (such as pressing the F5 key on Coastal Explorer and Nobeltec navigation programs) do not display Time of Day.  If electronic charting is used, a large scale printout of the course layout must be made available to the observer.  Autopilots and depth sounders may be used as long as they do not use active GPS signals for waypoint arrival or for steering the boat.  Electronic ranging devices may not be used.  Cell phones must be turned off or may be placed in “airplane” mode in the possession of the observer or scrutinizer with alarms or other signaling turned off. 


11. Chart: The recommended charts for this contest are 18446 and 18449.  The Official Mileage for this contest is 19.9, which cannot be exceeded.


12. Finish Classes: There are three (3) finish time brackets in this contest.


Finish Class             Flat Water Cruise Speed (knots)      Finish Time

            1                      8.00 and under                                 1350‑1400

            2                      8.01 to 9.00 inclusive                      1405‑1415

            3                      9.01 and above                                1420-1430



GENERAL:  This contest course will be run on the waters of Port Washington Narrows, Sinclair Inlet and Port Orchard.


START LINE is when Rudy Point is abeam to your starboard.


On a RUNNING START at 7.0 knots or less, proceed to Control Point CP1, remaining clear of Port Washington Narrows Marina, (Lat 47°34.75’ (45.5”)N, Lon 122°38.63’ (38.0”)W), by at least 250 yards to starboard enroute.

CONTROL POINT CP1 is when the Point Herron Light is between 100 yards and 250 yards abeam to port.


At CP1, adjust your throttles to Cruise Speed and proceed to Control Point CP2.

CONTROL POINT CP2 is the extension of the Illahee Town Dock, (Lat 47°36.76’ (45.9”)N, Lon 122°35.70’ (42.0”)W), between  300 and 500 yards of the outer end of the dock to port.


At CP2, proceed to Control Point CP3, passing University Point within 300 yards to port.

CONTROL POINT CP3 is the extension of the Brownsville Marina north breakwater between 300 and 400 yards off the outer end of the dock to port.


 At CP3, proceed on course 000° True until reaching the range of Pt Bolin and Point Bolin Light R’6’.  Start Timed Run TR1 on course 104° True for 1.00 NM.  At the end of TR1, proceed directly to Control Point CP4.

CONTROL POINT CP4 is Battle Point Light within 200 yards abeam to port.


From CP4, proceed to Control Point CP5, passing the spit at Fletcher Bay within 500 yards to port.

CONTROL POINT CP5 is the extension of Point White Dock, (Lat 47°35.96’ (57.9”)N, Lon 122°34.65’ (38.9”)W), within 200 yards of the outer end of the dock to port.


At CP5, proceed on course 166° True until Waterman Point Light ‘11’is abeam to port.  Then proceed to the finish at Control Point CP6.  Enroute to CP6, pass Waterman Dock, (Lat 47°34.41’ (24.4”) N, Lon 122°34.93’ (55.9”)W), the north mile marker (Lat 47°33.80’ (48.3”)N, Lon 122°35.65’ (38.8”)W), and Radar Target ‘G’ (Lat 47°33.20’ (12.0”)N, Lon 122°36.31’ (18.5”)W), within 200 yards to port.

CONTROL POINT CP6 is the Annapolis Radar Target ‘E’, (Lat 47°32.99’ (59.9”)N, Lon 122°37.12’ (7.1”)W), when abeam to port within 100 yards.




A.  If a contestant believes that conditions have become unsafe because of reduced visibility or unusual sea conditions, he may invoke the Safety Rule by notifying the observer that he intends to proceed under the Safety Rule until further notice.

B.  After invoking this rule, the contestant may take all means he considers necessary for the safe navigation of his cruiser including slowing, stopping, maneuvering, and using his radar, radio, or other equipment.  The contestant may request the observer to tell him when he has run a given time from his last mark.

C.  The observer shall, to the best of his ability, list matters pertinent to the contest occurring during the time the Safety Rule is invoked, including the following listed items, and the contestant shall wherever possible advise the observer as to the information to be set forth:

1.  Times during which the Safety Rule was invoked.

2.  Navigational and operational action taken by the contestant.

3.  Time of use of radar and other navigational equipment.

4.  Estimated range of visibility, together with significant changes in such range.

5.  Sea and weather conditions.

D.  The contestant shall as soon as possible, either during or after the contest, dvise the contest committee that he has invoked the Safety Rule and, at the first opportunity after the contest, he shall request approval of his action.

E.  The judging committee shall have the authority to question the contestant, observer and other witnesses, including witnesses from other boats in the area, and shall rule as to whether or not the contestant was justified in invoking the Safety Rule.

F.  If the ruling is against the contestant, he shall be penalized as provided in the rules for whatever infraction of the rules took place.  If the ruling is in favor of the contestant, there will be no penalty and the leg or legs will be scored as run.

G. If the committee rules that a contestant properly invoked the safety rule but could not maintain course and/or speed (See Note 1), then the Scorer shall eliminate those legs involved during the time the safety rule was in effect and the contestant shall have no error for such legs and his predicted elapsed time for the eliminated legs shall not be included in the figure for the predicted total elapsed time, or the predicted time for such legs shall be included and the contestant shall be given the average error in seconds of all racers completing such legs, whichever method shall result in the largest total percentage of error for the contestant.  Note 1 – Added for clarification