Islander 36 Association
2014 Racing Schedule
Here is your 2014 Racing Schedule from Fleet Captain Kit Wiegman. Plan to join us for a fun year of racing. Similar to last year, the official I-36 Championship season will include the Yacht Racing Association (YRA) Party Circuit, and the new combined series that merges the old separate One Design, Sport Boat and PHRF series. You will note a few differences from past years. The Vallejo Race is a week earlier than usual - on April 26 & 27th, rather than the first weekend of May. Also, the 2nd Half Opener has been moved back to the first weekend in August from the end of July.
We'll have more information on PHRF ratings for the fleet going into the new year, but in short, we want every Islander to come out and join the race program and, if they feel their boat is enough different from the rest of the fleet, we'll see what rating is more appropriate. We are firming up a page to collect PHRF rating data to contribute to our "Safe, Fun & As Fair As Possible" racing season. We are contacting folks during February, so stay tuned.
For this year's Islander fleet championships, boats will be able to choose whether they want to race with, or without a spinnaker. All boats will start together and points will be totaled however all the boats finish. Boats flying spinnakers will be scored with the lowest score being awarded the Ormand Trophy, and the lowest scoring non-spinnaker boat will be awarded the Hammond Trophy.
While you're waiting for the season to get into full swing, it's also a good idea to read (and reread!) the structure and Sailing Instructions for the YRA One Design Class Association (ODCA) series. A link is: ODCA Instructions..
2014 Islander 36 Races
|Sat. Jan 25||Three Bridge Fiasco||1||Double handed!|
|Sat. Mar 15||Spring Meeting||-||Golden Gate YC - This is confirmed for 2014.||Meet racers old and new; Review the Schedule; Have fun!|
|Sat April 12||Sail Trim Clinic||0||Golden Gate YC - This is confirmed for 2014.||Practice|
|Sat. April 26||Vallejo Race - going up||1||Vallejo YC||Great Party!|
|Sun. April 27||Vallejo Race - coming back||1||Vallejo YC||Finish north of San Rafael Br. Not part of I-36 Championship.|
|Sat. May 3||Spring # 1||1||Sausalito YC, Knox Bonita|
|Sat. May 31||Spring # 2||1||Berkeley YC||Berkeley Circle|
|Sat. June 21||Spring # 3||1||South Beach YC, South Bay||Join the Cruisng Fleet for the Summer Sailstice rendezvous potluck in Clipper Cove after the race!|
|Sat. July 12||Summer # 1||1||Richmond YC, Southampton|
|Sat. Aug. 2||2nd Half Openter||1||Encinal YC, Central/Pt. Bonita|
|Sat. Aug. 9||Summer # 2||1||Richmond YC, Southampton|
|Sat. Sept. 6||Summer # 3||1||South Beach YC, South Bay|
|Sat. Sept. 27||Season Closer||1||Corinthian YC, Central/North Bay|
|Sat. Oct. 4||I-36 Nationals REgatta||2-3||Golden Gate YC||Not part of Season's Championship. Nationals Regatta Info & Entry Form.|
|Sat. Nov. 1||Fall Meeting & Winner's Dinner||0||Richmond YC||Celebrate the Season! Fall Meeting Info and Reservation Form.|
You can find out more about these, and other, races on the YRA Master Calendar. Just scroll over to the far right of the table for a telephone and email contact for individual race information.
These races are sponsored and conducted by individual yacht clubs under the general rules of the YRA. The Islander Association simply has scheduled a start for Islanders in their races and assumes no liability for race events. It is the responsibility of each individual owner to decide if his or her boat and crew are suitable for a given event, and whether to participate, start or continue to race in any event.
For more information about racing, email 2014 Fleet Captain: Kit Wiegman.