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The Annual Dahlgren Yacht Club
Dahlgren Cup Regatta
Saturday, August 26

Rendezvous: 11:00 at the mouth of Machodoc Creek or Buoy P if down river boats are entered. Notice of the Rendezvous location will be provided to entrants 24 hours prior to the race.

Start: ~11:30

Course: A circumnavigation of the Dahlgren Racing marks. All marks left to Port

Machodoc Creek Start - Junction Mark, Back Channel Nun “2”, yellow Nun “S”, yellow Nun “P” (Alternate Start), MoA “D”,G29, Nun “32”, Main Channel Nun “6”, Machodoc Creek Junction Mark. -

For a start at P continue the circle to Back Channel 2, S then finish at P.

Flag “R” will be a reverse of the above: all marks left to Starboard.

Variations of these courses may be used depending on weather

All boats must watch for a committee boat near the marks as the course may be shortened. Details on Mark locations can be found under the PHRF heading of the DYC Web site Racing Info

Monitor VHF channel 68 for race instructions.

Time limit: All boats not finished by 16:30 EDT will be scored “TLE”

Time-On-Time PHRF – Low point scoring

5 minute sequence: RRS 26 as modified by DYC PHRF Sailing Instructions

Classes: There will be a Spinnaker and a non Spinnaker Class. The non spinnaker class flag is White, The Spinnaker class flag is red. See General Sailing Instructions for details on starting sequence.

Eligibility: Open to all - Non DYC members must fill out a application form. Provide your PHRF rating. If you do not have a PHRF rating, DYC will assign a rating for the race.

A signed copy of the form must be provided to DYC POC by Noon Friday August 25. This can be done email to dbessette@va.metrocast.net or mail to Dahlgren Yacht Club, PO Box 90, Dahlgren, VA 22448 Fee: NONE.

Check in with Committee before the starting sequence begins.


Post Race Activities

Chili Cookoff DYC Skippers are requested to bring a pot of their favorite chili or other fixings to the DYC clubhouse prior to the race. DYC will provide water, soft drinks and Salad.

Non DYC members are invited and can dock at the end of the pier. Due to security regulations those without a military ID must remain in the DYC Clubhouse area, or be escorted.

Awardswill be handed out at the Club House post race.


Question or other information?

Contact Race Organizer : Denis Bessette 540-775-7498