Its time to register for the 2017 racing season! Your WBYC Sailing Committee Board has been hard at work over the winter updating the Sailing Instructions, which can be viewed / downloaded from the WBYC sailing website at http://wbycsail.org/wp/sailing-instructions/.
The major changes to the Sailing Instructions for this year are the following:
A) Registrations MUST be mailed to the registrar or completed in person at the specified credit card registration date. NO REGISTRATIONS SHOULD BE DROPPED OFF AT THE REGISTRARS HOUSE.
B) No boat will be scored any sooner than 7 days after the postmark on the boats registration. NO EXCEPTIONS
C) The Catamarans have the same wind limit as the MCs (postponed or cancelled prior to the start when sustained wind speeds are at or exceed 20 mph or peak gusts are at or exceed 23 mph. Once a race has started, the wind limits for abandonment are the usual club limits.
D) Time limit for first boat to finish has been shortened from 120 minutes to 90 minutes.
Please take a few minutes to read through the 2017 SIs and remember that the new Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 – 2020 are also in effect now.
To complete your registration this year, you will follow the same procedure as recent years by editing your boat and crew information online, then print your form and MAIL it in along with your check, to our registrar. Please DO NOT drop the form off at the registrars house, put it in the mail.
To begin the registration process, point your web browser to:
(Your “username” is your email address. Your Password is shown at the end of the email announcement message you should have gotten.)
Once you are logged in, use the navigation links on the left side of the screen to:
1) “Edit Your Info” if you have changes in your address or other preferences.
2) Next “Edit Your Boats” if you have any changes from last year,
3) “Registration Form” to print your form. and finally
4) Mail your form along with your payment to the address provided on the form, or deliver the form and your credit card at the on-site registration event at the WBYC Waterfront Pavilion on Lift-In Day – April 29 from 8am to 11am.
The discounted registration deadline for this season is Saturday May 6, 2017. Have your registration postmarked by this date and save $50 ($20 for Lasers)!
Please remember, no races are scored until you register and you MUST REGISTER AT LEAST 7 DAYS PRIOR TO A RACE in order to be scored; this applies to ALL members including Proprietary & SMII, no exceptions. There is no option to buy out of this requirement.