Commodore’s Cup – September 29 – 30, 2018
The Commodore’s Cup will be held this Saturday and Sunday, starting at 11am. This is our annual voyage down the St. Croix to the city of Prescott! The race event is open to all boats who are currently registered with SCSC. Cruisers are very welcome to sail with us and join the party after racing on Saturday evening.
- The start line may be ½ way between Hudson and Afton due to the light winds predicted. Please account for the extra motoring time when leaving the docks.
- There will be two starts, with Division 5 sequence beginning at 11am.
- The sequence for Divisions 1, 3, and 4 will begin around 11:20am.
- The Prescott City Council has reserved the city docks for us! This event coincides with a Cruise, and beverages and food will be available after racing at the Hollister Mansion, hosted by the crew and friends of Salacia (see previous email). Your boats are permitted to stay at the city docks overnight.
- The docks in Prescott are between the highway bridge and the railroad trestle. When you are ready to dock, call the “Prescott Highway Bridge” on VHF 14 (or 16) to request an opening of the Highway bridge ONLY. Please buddy up with other sailboats so we don’t need to open the bridge too many times.
- There will be one sequence for all boats. Warning signal will be at 11am, just north of the Prescott Highway Bridge.
On both days, the finish line may be shortened or the races cancelled if the winds and weather are unfavorable for racing. The Race Committee intends to have everyone ashore by 5 or 6pm.
All racers should familiarize themselves with the provisions of Section 18 of the SCSC Sailing Instructions regarding procedures relating to the passage of slow no wake areas. You are required to record time spent in the slow no wake areas and you are required to leave slow no wake areas in the same order as you entered them. 15 minutes max per zone. You must inform the Race Committee of your times at your finish, or on the dock immediately following the race. If the no-wake marks are missing, use the channel markers (green and red cans).
Should you elect to retire from racing on either day, ensure that you notify the Race Committee or have somebody notify the Race Committee on your behalf. The Race Committee will be monitoring VHF Channel 72, or can be reached by cellphone.
The wind forecast looks light, so there might be some amount of motoring – please make sure to top off your fuel tanks!