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Join boaters from up and down the Bay for this exciting weekend of sailing, reminiscent of the former Harborfest sailboat races of the 70s and 80s!
This year’s Regatta will be an around the buoys day race, held in the Hampton Roads starting off Craney Island and finishing off Town Point Park and Waterside in downtown Norfolk. The race is sanctioned by the US Sailing Association, Norfolk Yacht and Country Club is the organizing authority and John McCarthy serves as the Principle Race Officer. Late Entry Fee (additional $25) kicks in for those who enter after FRIDAY, MAY 27th.
The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing, 2013-2016. Appendix T, Section C (Expedited Hearings) shall be in effect. The race is open only to monohull sailboats over 20'.
PHRF A, B, C, Non-Spin (2HS). PHRF rating requiredSpecial Cruising Class (1HS). Rating will be assigned by RC.All boats must meet the PHRF "Near Shore" Safety Requirments".
-Race Only - $50 (USSA Members), $55 (Non-USSA Members)
-Race & Dockage Package - $150 (USSA Members), $155 (Non-USSA Members)
-Early Bird Discount - Subtract $15 if entered by May 1.
-Late Fee - Add $25 if entry is revieved after May 17.
Mail Entry Form & Payment to:2016 Harborfest Challenge Regattac/o Lin McCarthy4401 Chesapeake Ave.Hampton, VA 23669
Please make checks payable to: Norfolk Harborfest 2016
Wednesday, June 8
Welcome Reception/Skippers Meeting at Norfolk Yacht & Country Club-Skippers Meeting conducted by Event PRO, Jon McCarthy - 6P.M. (Mandatory for participants)
-Free overnight dockage for race boats at either NYCC or Downtown Norfolk. Since there is limited space at NYCC, skippers desiring to dock there should call ahead of time to 757-423-4500 and speak with the Dock Master about availability and slip assignment. Free shuttle service to and from NYCC will be provided for all skippers docking in Downtown Norfolk.
Thursday, June 9
Norfolk Harborfest Race-Classes - PHRF A, B, C, Non-Spin (2HS), and Cruising (1HS)
-Overnight dockage for race boats at Norfolk Harborfest
Friday, June 10
Parade of Sail and Norfolk Harborfest-Boats form up in harbor and parade up-river
-Following Parade, boats may tie up downtown for the entire weekend, advance reservation required.
-Evening Post-Race Party at Pagoda
-Later, race awards presented Friday on Norfolk Harborfest Main Stage*Including the prestigious Mayor's Cup to the Boat of the Regatta*