NOTICE OF RACE – Broad Bay Sailing Association presents the Thirteenth Annual Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup Saturday & Sunday – August 13-14, 2016
The Cape Charles Cup is THE Cruising event for serious Racers and THE Racing event for serious Cruisers!
The Saturday leg is from Little Creek to Cape Charles. Enjoy the after-race party at Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek, have dinner and drinks with friends, and sight see or shop at the marina or in Cape Charles. Call Oyster Farm Marina for slip reservations at (757) 331-8640. You must be entered to obtain a slip – please allow 3 business days after entering before you call for reservations. Docking at Cape Charles Harbor continues to be an option for those who may be concerned about channel depth; (757) 331-2357. Shuttle service will be available to and from the Cape
Charles Harbor Marina.
Entry Fee: $95.00 if received by July 20, $115 if received thereafter. Please provide a picture of the boat and/or crew to be included in the yearbook (pictures must be e-mailed to CCCpics@broadbaysailing.org by July 20 to be included, unless your boat was pictured in last year’s Cape Charles Cup Yearbook). Entry fee includes registration, one Cape Charles Cup hat and tee shirt, four Saturday dinner tickets, a Cape Charles Cup skipper’s bag loaded with useful and/or interesting stuff, a great party at Oyster Farm Marina on Saturday, and the final trophy
presentation and celebration on Tuesday, September 20th.
Entries and Deadline: Online entry (preferred!) at www.CCCup.net, or request the special Cape Charles Cup entry form from the contacts listed below. Entries close at 1500 hours on August 8th.
Info/Questions Contact: Randy Goodman at 757-348-7921 or CCCup@broadbaysailing.org.
Sailing Instructions can be obtained after August 1st at www.CCCup.net, and will be included in the Skippers’ Bags.
Skippers’ Meeting: Social @ 1800 hours – Skippers’ Meeting (conducted by Cape Charles Cup PRO John McCarthy) @ 1830 hours (sharp!) on Friday, August 12th at Bay Point Marina.
Courses: Saturday: Starting on the north side of the Thimble Shoal Channel approximately 2 miles north of “1LC” and finishing at the Cape Charles entrance buoy. Sunday: Starting in the vicinity of the Cape Charles entrance buoy and finishing off Buckroe. In the event of light air, the race committee may relocate the starting line closer to the first mark.
Classes: PHRF A, B, C, N (2HS-double headsails allowed) and N (1HS-single headsails only) with current PHRF rating. Cruising (single headsail only), open to monohull boats that do not have a valid PHRF rating and/or skippers that race only occasionally. Handicap adjustments will be made for previous multiple winners in Cruising Divisions. PHRF ratings may be obtained at www.phrfchesbay.org.
Multihull, open to vessels designed for openwater voyages (no beach-launched vessels.) In Cruising and Multihull Divisions, ratings shall be assigned by the race organizers and shall not be subject to challenge. PHRF Nonspinnaker classes will receive an 18 sec/mi handicap bonus for Cape Charles Cup Trophy calculations. Classes with 3 or fewer entries may be combined for
awards and starting.
Time: First Flag = 1000 hours Saturday and Sunday.
Rules: The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. All monohulls must meet PHRF of the Chesapeake’s Safety Equipment Requirements Category Ches Bay (4P), which can be downloaded at http://www.phrfchesbay.org/docs/PHRF_Equip_Regs_v2.pdf . All multihulls must meet equipment requirements described in 2016-2017 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations, which can be downloaded at http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/OSR2016-.pdf.
Prizes: Daily class awards based on number of entries. Cape Charles Cup awards for the best total corrected time (Divisions with at least 13 entries). Saturday trophies awarded at the post-race party. Sunday and overall trophies awarded at the September 20th BBSA meeting at The Lagoon at Bay Point Marina.