January 2014

 

Skippers, Mates and Crews,

On behalf of the Bremerton Yacht Club and all our members, let me welcome you to the 80th running of our annual Heavy Weather Predicted Log Race and Social Gala to be held the President’s Day Weekend of February 14 through 16.

The weekend festivities will commence with dinner 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. 

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

On Sunday morning a hearty 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.

 

 

Mona-Lisa Ryan

Commodore


 

BREMERTON YACHT CLUB

HEAVY WEATHER WEEKEND

February 14, 15, 16, 2014

REGISTRATION

 

Boat Name:______________________________ LOA:_____________

Skipper:________________________________ IPBA #____________

Address:________________________________

City:___________________________________ Zip Code:_________

Phone #________________________________ Club:_____________

Email:__________________________________

Navigator:_______________________________

Moorage desired at BYC for:

     Friday                  Saturday

Contact “Bremerton Yacht Club” 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 below which meal events and # of people that will be attending.  Meals are BYOB and payable at the door. Cost is $10 per person per meal.

Friday Dinner                    #_______

Saturday Dinner               #_______

Sunday Breakfast            #_______

Race registration is requested by Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014.  Please complete this form and submit by email or “Snail Mail” to:

Email:    burwell.jn@gmail.com

Mail:      John Burwell

              4073 Erlands Point Road NW

              Bremerton, WA 98312

The race entry fee is $20.00, payable at check-in.  Please make checks payable to “Bremerton Yacht Club.”

Questions?   Contact John Burwell at 360‑377‑5918 or email (above).

HEAVY WEATHER 2014 WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

Wednesday, Feb 12

1900 – 2100       Observer Training

 

Friday, Feb 14  

1200 – 2100       Arrival of Guest Boats

1800 – 2200       Friday night social

 

Saturday, Feb 15

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 “Vaudeville”

2000 – 2330       Dancing

 

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

 

Sunday, Feb 16  

0830 – 1000       BYC Breakfast

1000                    Heavy Weather Awards

 

Mixers and ice provided.  The entire weekend will be BYOB with beer and wine available for purchase at the club store.

 

Events to be paid for at the door. All meals $10 per person per event.

 


 

BREMERTON YACHT CLUB

2014 HEAVY WEATHER NAVIGATION CONTEST

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014

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 (or www.membermanager.net/ipbalogracing/).

IPBA Rules require that Contestants operate in a safe manner in compliance with all Pilot Rules, Rules of the Road and Navigational Laws, including local laws enacted by proper authority applicable to the Contestant's cruiser in the area where the Contestant is operating (rule 8i). Failure to comply with the Rules of the Road results in a 1% penalty or disqualification (Rule 14a).

Because the federal government has elevated the national risk of terrorism, special restrictions governing marine traffic are in effect. This effects the separation that must be maintained between pleasure vessels and certain military and commercial ships. These restrictions apply to Washington State Ferries.

2. Observers: Observers will be provided to all contestants registered on or before February 11, 2014.  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 time will be 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.  Plaques will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishes overall and in each of five classes. “Heavy Weather” Perpetual award will be presented to the first place contestant overall. A Team Trophy will be presented to the best four boat team from any IPBA club. A novice plaque will be awarded to the best finish by a novice. Contest results may be viewed at the IPBA web site: www.membermanager.net/ipbalogracing/.

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 be on Standby and NOT 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.  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 22.2 NM, which cannot be exceeded.


 

Heavy Weather 2014 Course Description:

 

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

START LINE is the west face of the Warren Ave bridge.

On a RUNNING START at 7.0 knots or less, proceed to abeam of the Point Herron Light ‘12’ between 100 yards and 250 yards to port, then adjust your throttles to CRUISE SPEED and start Timed Run TR1 on course 130°T for 0.6 nm.  At the end of TR1, proceed to Control Point CP1.  Enroute to CP1, pass the north mile marker and Waterman Dock within 200 yards to starboard.

Warren Ave Bridge..................................... 47°34.80'(48”)N  122°37.93'(56”)W

Point Herron Light ‘12’............................... 47°33.93’(56”)N, 122°36.83’(50”)W

North Mile Marker....................................... 47°33.80’(48”)N, 122°35.65’(39”)W

Waterman Dock.......................................... 47°34.41’(25”)N, 122°34.93’(56”)W

CONTROL POINT CP1 is the when Waterman Point Light ‘11’ is abeam to starboard within 200 yards.

Waterman Point Light ‘11’......................... 47°35.07’(04”)N, 122°34.22’(13”)W

At CP1, proceed to Control Point CP2.  Enroute, pass Point Glover Light ‘9’ and Middle Point to starboard within 200 yards.

Point Glover Light ‘9’.................................. 47°35.41’(25”)N, 122°33.03’(02”)W

Middle Point................................................. 47°34.69’(41”)N, 122°32.70’(42”)W

CONTROL POINT CP2 is when Orchard Point Light is abeam to starboard within 300 yards.

Orchard Point Light.................................... 47°33.91’(55”)N, 122°31.93’(56”)W

From CP2, proceed to Control Point CP3, going around Blake Island, keeping the island to port no closer than 500 yards.

CONTROL POINT CP3 is when buoy R ’4’ is within 50 yards abeam to starboard.

R ‘4’............................................................... 47°34.09’(05”)N, 122°31.14’(08”)W

From CP3, proceed to Buoys R ‘6’ and R ‘8’, passing each within 25 yards abeam to starboard.  At R ‘8’, start Timed Run TR2 on course 310°T for 0.45 NM.  At the end of TR3, proceed to Control Point 4.

R ‘6’............................................................... 47°34.45’(27”)N, 122°32.03’(02”)W

R ‘8’............................................................... 47°35.60’(36”)N, 122°32.56’(34”)W

CONTROL POINT CP4 is when Point White Light ‘10’ is abeam to starboard within 100 yds.

Point White Light ‘10’................................. 47°35.42’(25”)N, 122°34.05’(03”)W

At CP4, start Timed Run TR3 on course 270°T for 0.75 nm.  At the end of TR3, proceed to Control Point CP5.

CONTROL POINT CP5 is when Point Herron Light ‘12’ is abeam to starboard within 100 yards.

Point Herron Light ‘12’............................... 47°33.93’(56”)N, 122°36.83’(50”)W

At CP5, reduce speed to 7.0 knots or less and proceed to the finish at Control Point CP6, remaining clear of Port Washington Narrows Marina by at least 250 yards enroute.

Port Washington Narrows Marina........... 47°34.75’(45”)N, 122°38.63’(38”)W

CONTROL POINT CP6 Rudy Point is abeam to port.

Rudy Point................................................... 47°35.31’(19”)N, 122°39.41’(25”)W


 


Chartlett – West Portion



Chartlett – East Portion