Islander 36 Association
2016 Racing Schedule

Here is your 2016 Racing Schedule from Fleet Captain Eric Mueller. Plan to join us for a fun year of racing.

Everyone is encouraged to joins us for some or all of the races. We have a couple of experienced volunteer coaches who can come out on your boat before you join us to help show you how easy and fun it can be. We are also going to start an after race fun write up so you can see what actually happens. Hopefully we can get everyone to chip in lots of good stories.

Thank you,
Eric Mueller

2016 Islander 36 Races

Date Event Name Races Host Notes
Sat Jan 30 3 Bridge Fiasco 1 Singlehanded Sailing Society Season's Championship
Sat. Mar 19 Spring Meeting - Golden Gate YC - This is confirmed for 2016. Meet racers old and new; Review the Schedule; Have fun!
Sat Apr 9 Interclub # 1 1 Tresure Island Yacht Club Season's Championship
Sat Apr 30 Vallejo Race - up 1 Vallejo YC Season's Championship; Party!
Sun May 1 Vallejo Race - back 1 Vallejo YC Season's Championship
Sat May 14 Interclub # 2 1 Encinal Yacht Club Season's Championship
Sat Jun 11 Interclub # 3 1 Island Yacht Club Season's Championship
Sat July 9 Interclub # 4 1 South Beach Yacht Club Season's Championship
Sat Aug 13 Interclub # 5 1 BAMA Season's Championship
Sat Sept 10 Interclub # 6 1 Oakland Yacht Club Season's Championship
Sat-Sun Sept 24-25 Coyote Point Destination Rally 1 - Joint event with Cruisers with a start off TI and finish at Coyote Point. Several marks likely along the way. Possible awards for: most and least experienced on board, and oldest and youngest on board.
Sat. Oct. 1 I-36 Nationals Regatta 2-3 Golden Gate YC Not part of Season's Championship.
Sat. Nov 5 Fall Meeting & Winner's Dinner 0 Island Yacht Club Note Change of Venue! Celebrate the Season!

For 2016 we will continue using adjusted ratings by boat started at the Nationals Regatta in 2014 that have resulted in very tight corrected finishes with only seconds between boats.

We are using a modified low point system to encourage more people to join us with one point for first two for second, on down the line. Did Not Finish (DNF) is equal to number of starters for the race plus one. Did Not Start (DNS) is equal to number of boats entered plus two. Each participant is allowed two throw outs for the season, the first being counted after 5 races and the seocnd after 7.

The ratings will be:

Rating adjustments for 2016: (Subject to further refinement before and during the season as needed.)
Fixed 2 blade prop = +10 sec/mi
Fixed 3 blade prop = +15 sec/mi
Largest headsail 115% or smaller = +6 sec/mi
Largest headsail 140% or higher = -6 sec/mi
Tall rigs = -6 sec/mi
Non-Spinnaker - allowance TBD
Roller furling - allowance, if any, TBD
Boat weight - no allowance for weight difference for 2016


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 2016 Fleet Captain: Eric Mueller.