January 7, 2013

 

 

Skippers, Mates and Crews,

 

On behalf of the Bremerton Yacht Club and all our members, let me welcome you to the 79th running of our annual Heavy Weather Predicted Log Race and Social Gala to be held the President’s Day Weekend of February 15 through 17.

 

The weekend festivities will commence with a Baked Potato Bar at 1800 hours in the clubhouse on Friday evening.

 

Saturday morning race log check-in will be from 0830 -1030 hours in the clubhouse.  A complimentary “continental breakfast” will be provided.  Post-race completed logs will be accepted in the clubhouse until 1630 hours.

 

For those of you planning to participate in the skits on Saturday evening, a drawing to determine the order of skit presentation will take place at 1300 hours in the clubhouse. 

 

Pizza and salad dinner will commence in the clubhouse Saturday evening at 1700 hours followed by skit performances beginning at 1830 hours with skit awards presentation following.  At 2000 hours we’ll have a DJ for your dancing pleasure.

 

On Sunday morning a full breakfast will be served in the clubhouse from 0830-1000, followed by the presentation of race awards.

 

All clubhouse activities will be BYOB with beer and wine available for purchase at the club store.

 

We will have plenty of moorage and power available.

 

For more information, checkout our web site www.bremertonyachtclub.org or call our Club Facilities Manager, Nancy Haustveit, at (360) 479-2662.

 

 

Rob Bruins

Commodore

BREMERTON YACHT CLUB

HEAVY WEATHER WEEKEND

February 15, 16, 17, 2013

REGISTRATION

 

 

Boat Name: _______________________________   IPBA#: ____________

Skipper: ____________________________________   Club: ____________

Address: __________________________________   Phone: ____________

City: _______________________________________    ZIP: ____________

Email address: _________________________________________________

 

Moorage desired at BYC for:

              Friday

              Saturday

Contact “Bremerton YC” on VHF Channel 68 Low Power for moorage instructions when approaching the BYC moorage.              

 

Check all that apply:

  Log Race participant

  Skit participant

  Just there to have fun

 

Please check which events and # of people that will be attending:  

  Friday Dinner                 #_______

  Saturday Dinner            #_______

  Sunday Breakfast          #_______

     (Meals are payable at the door)

 

Your race registration is requested by Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 by with an entry fee of $20.00 by:

Emailing this form to burwell.jn@gmail.com and paying at check-in,

 

OR

 

Returning via “Snail Mail” with an entry fee of $20.00 to:

John Burwell, 4073 Erlands Point Road NW, Bremerton, WA 98312

 

Please make your check payable to “Bremerton Yacht Club.”


 

HEAVY WEATHER 2013

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13

          1900 – 2100       Observer Training

 

Friday, Feb 15  

1200 - 2100        Arrival of Guest Boats

1800 - 2200        Friday night social

 

Saturday, Feb 16

          0830 - 1030         Race log check-in

0900 - 0930         Observer Training

0830 - 1100         Complimentary Continental Breakfast

1030 - 1510         Heavy Weather Log Race

1300 - 1315         Drawing for order of skits by Skit Chairs

1430 - 1630         Post-race Log Check-In

1700 - 1800         Dinner

1830 - 1930         Skit performances: Theme, “TV Time”

2000 - 2330         Dancing

 

NOTE:  Race Scores will be posted Saturday evening, when available.

 

Sunday, Feb 17  

0830 - 1000        BYC Breakfast

1000                   Heavy Weather Awards

 

 

Mixers and ice provided.  All clubhouse activities will be BYOB with beer and wine available for purchase at the club store.

 

Events to be paid for at the door

Friday Evening           $10

Saturday Evening      $10

Sunday Breakfast      $8

 

BREMERTON YACHT CLUB

BREMERTON YACHT CLUB

2013 HEAVY WEATHER NAVIGATION CONTEST

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013

 

SPECIAL RULES

 

1. Introduction: This contest shall be conducted under the Standard Rules of the International Power Boat Association, January 2003 Edition revised, as modified by these Special Rules. The IPBA Standard Rules are available on the IPBA website at www.ipbalogracing.org .

 

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 February 12, 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.  Observers will also be provided complimentary dinners Saturday evening after the contest.  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 in the clubhouse prior to 1630 on contest day.  Contest Logs will be accepted only when submitted with the observer and contestant present together. The areas that are shaded on the Predicted and Contest Logs MUST be completed at check in. Missing data may be subject to the appropriate penalty.  Check all your entries against any worksheets and/or observer timing sheets. No changes can be made after logs are turned in and accepted by the committee.

 

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 differ, the race committee will attempt to contact you at the cell number/contact info prior to the awards. Showing a copy of calculation log would be advised when contacted by the race committee. This will help to reduce confusion during scoring of a race.

 

4. IPBA Numbers: IPBA numbers must be displayed port, starboard and astern and be visible. 

 

5. Time: Time shall be Pacific Standard Time (PST).  The official timepiece will be located at the Registration Desk.  This time will be set to 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. Finish Classes: There are five (5) finish time brackets in this contest.

 

Finish Class     Flat Water Cruise Speed (knots)              Finish Time

             1                     8.00 and under                                          1400‑1410

             2                     8.01 to 8.50 inclusive                               1415‑1425

             3                     8.51 to 9.00 inclusive                               1430-1440

             4                     9.01 to 9.50 inclusive                               1445-1455

             5                     9.51 and above                                         1500-1510

 

11. Radios:  VHF Channel 16 shall be monitored during the contest.  Prior to contest start, contestants should utilize VHF Channel 9 for pre-start communications.  Immediately prior to starting, contestants must switch to Channel 16 for the duration of the contest.

 

12. 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 (2 or 3 page) 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 may not be used.  NEW for 2013 - a Data Logger may be used to record your track and supplied to the judges if needed.

 

13. Chart: The recommended chart for this contest is 18449.  The Official Mileage for this contest is 19.6 NM, which cannot be exceeded.


 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

 

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

 

START – From a standing start with Annapolis Radar Target ‘E’ abeam to starboard within 100 yards, proceed to Control Point 1 which is the Waterman Point Light ‘11’ within 100 yards to starboard.  En route, pass within 200 yards of Radar Target ‘G’ and pass within 200 yards of Waterman Dock

 

Annapolis Radar Target ‘E’

47° 33.000’ N, 122° 37.116’ W

47° 33’ 00” N, 122° 37’ 07” W

Radar Target ‘G’

47° 33.204’ N, 122° 36.306’ W

47° 33’ 12” N, 122° 36’ 18” W

Waterman Dock

47° 34.404’ N, 122° 34.926’ W

47° 34’ 24” N, 122° 34’ 56” W

Waterman Point Light ‘11’

47° 35.070’ N, 122° 34.218’ W

47° 35’ 04” N, 122° 34’ 13” W

 

From CP1, proceed to Control Point 2 which is the Orchard Point Light abeam to starboard between 100 and 200 yards off.  En route to CP2, pass the following to starboard: Point Glover within 150 yards, Point Glover Light ‘9’ within 100 yards, Wautauga Beach within 150 yards and Middle Point within 200 yards.

 

Point Glover

47° 35.424’ N, 122° 33.312’ W

47° 35’ 25” N, 122° 33’ 19” W

Point Glover Light ‘9’

47° 35.412’ N, 122° 33.030’ W

47° 35’ 25” N, 122° 33’ 02” W

Wautauga Beach

47° 35.214’ N, 122° 32.880’ W

47° 35’ 13” N, 122° 32’ 53” W

Middle Point

47° 34.620’ N, 122° 32.652’ W

47° 34’ 37” N, 122° 32’ 39” W

Orchard Point Light

47° 33.912’ N, 122° 31.926’ W

47° 33’ 55” N, 122° 31’ 56” W

 

At CP2, start Timed Run 1 on a course of 146° True for 1.20 NM followed by Timed Run 2 on course 57° True for 0.50 NM.  Then, proceed directly to Control Point 3, which is Buoy R’4’ abeam within 25 yds to starboard.

 

R’4’

47° 34.092’ N, 122° 31.140’ W

47° 34’ 06” N, 122° 31’ 08” W

 

From CP3, proceed to Buoy R’8’ within 25 yards to starboard.  En route, pass Buoy R’6’ within 25 yards to starboard and, while between buoys R’6’ and R’8’, pass within 300 yards of the shoreline between Pleasant Beach and Fort Ward.  At Buoy R’8’, start Timed Run 3 on course 310° True for 0.45 NM. After TR3, proceed to Control Point 4, which is the Point White Light ‘10’ abeam to starboard within 50 yards.

 

R’6’

47° 34.452’ N, 122° 32.028’ W

47° 34’ 27” N, 122° 32’ 02” W

Fort Ward shoreline

47° 35.040’ N, 122° 31.764’ W

47° 35’ 02” N, 122° 31’ 46” W

Pleasant Beach shoreline

47° 35.580’ N, 122° 32.094’ W

47° 35’ 35” N, 122° 32’ 06” W

R’8’

47° 35.598’ N, 122° 32.556’ W

47° 35’ 36” N, 122° 32’ 33” W

Point White Light ‘10’

47° 35.418’ N, 122° 34.050’ W

47° 35’ 25” N, 122° 34’ 03” W

 

 

 

 

From CP4, start Timed Run 4 on course 270° True for 0.40 NM.  At the end of TR4, proceed to the extension of Point White Dock between 100 and 250 yards from the end of the dock and commence Timed Run 5 on course 0° True for 0.85 NM.  At the end of TR5, commence Timed Run 6 on course 270° True for 0.40 NM.  After TR6, proceed to Control Point 5, which is the Point Herron Light ‘12’ abeam to starboard within 50 yards.

 

Point White Dock

47° 35.964’ N, 122° 34.650’ W

47° 35’ 58” N, 122° 34’ 39” W

Point Herron Light ‘12’

47° 33.936’ N, 122° 36.822’ W

47° 33’ 56” N, 122° 36’ 49” W

 

At CP5, reduce your speed to 7.0 knots or less and proceed up Port Washington Narrows to the Finish where the north end of Rudy Point is abeam to port.  En route, remain clear of the Port Washington Narrows Marina by at least 250 yards off your port side.

 

Port Wash. Narrows Marina

47° 34.764’ N, 122° 38.700’ W

47° 34’ 46” N, 122° 38’ 42” W

Rudy Point

47° 35.310’ N, 122° 39.396’ W

47° 35’ 19” N, 122° 39’ 24” W

 

 

REMEMBER – LOG RACING IS A SOCIAL EVENT!

West Chartlet:

 

 

East Chartlet:

 

 


Leg Ranges and Bearings shown in Chartlets:

 

Leg Approaching Waypoint

Waypoint

Description

Distance

Bearing

Start

Standing start with Annapolis Radar Target ‘E’ abeam to stbd within 100 yards

 

 

 

0.1

Radar Target 'G' within 200 yds

0.587 NM

64.6°T

48.1°M

0.2

Waterman Dock within 200 yds

1.464 NM

37.7°T

21.2°M

CP1

Waterman Point Light ‘11’ abeam to stbd within 100 yds

0.831 NM

37.7°T

21.2°M

1.1

Point Glover within 150 yards

0.743 NM

58.9°T

42.4°M

1.2

Point Glover Light '11' within 100 yds

0.218 NM

99.2°T

82.7°M

1.3

Wautauga Beach within 150 yards

0.246 NM

143.0°T

126.5°M

1.4

Middle Pt within 200 yds

0.622 NM

163.3°T

146.8°M

CP2

Orchard Point Light abeam to stbd, 100 to 200 yds off

0.845 NM

147.0°T

130.6°M

2.1

End TR 1, 1.2 NM at 146°T

1.200 NM

146.0°T

129.5°M

2.2

End TR 2, 0.5 NM at 57°

0.500 NM

57.0°T

40.5°M

CP3

R’4’ abeam within 25 yds to stbd

1.064 NM

324.1°T

307.7°M

3.1

R’6’ within 25 yds to stbd

0.694 NM

300.9°T

284.4°M

3.2

Shoreline between Pleasant Beach and Fort Ward within 300 yds

0.759 NM

357.7°T

341.2°M

3.3

R’8’ within 25 yds to stbd

0.509 NM

320.0°T

303.5°M

3.4

End TR 3, 0.45 nmi at 310°T

0.450 NM

310.0°T

293.5°M

CP4

Pt White Light ‘10’ abeam within 50 yds to stbd

0.796 NM

233.1°T

216.6°M

4.1

End TR 4, 0.4 nmi at 270°T

0.400 NM

270.0°T

253.5°M

4.2

Extension of Pt. White Dock, 100-250 yds off

0.517 NM

350.8°T

334.3°M

4.3

End TR 5, 0.85 nmi at 0°T

0.850 NM

0.0°T

343.5°M

4.4

End TR 6, 0.4 nmi at 270°T

0.400 NM

270.0°T

253.5°M

4.5

Off Illahee State Park

1.018 NM

181.6°T

165.1°M

4.6

Off East Bremerton

1.627 NM

196.5°T

180.0°M

CP5

Pt Herron Light ‘12’ abeam to stbd within 50 yds

0.569 NM

243.1°T

226.6°M

5.1

Manette Bridge

0.404 NM

312.2°T

295.6°M

5.2

Approaching Warren Ave. Bridge

0.576 NM

334.8°T

318.3°M

5.3

Port Washington Narrows Marina at least 250 yards off port side

0.832 NM

285.1°T

268.6°M

Finish

Rudy Pt abeam to port

0.527 NM

328.5°T

312.0°M