R”2″ QR Whistle, Brenton Reef

to port

RW”SR”MoA Whistle, south of Sachuest Point

to starboard

RW”MP” MoA WHIS, Montauk Point

to port

R”2″ Fl R 4 sec WHIS, No Man’s Land

to port

Check the following safety precautions while contesting in the sailing race:

  1. Boat License: Ensure that the entire crew members have their valid sailing license.  This is mandatory in a few countries and not required in a few countries.  To keep it handy will help during an emergency situation/bad weathers.  Also, copies of the documents related to the yacht/boat must be available with the crew head.
  2. Substances: Ensure that the whole team does not carry alcohol or abusive substances like poppy seeds by mistake.  Click here to investigate more on this.
  3. Schedule: Check the full schedule of the race like a starting point, boarding points, etc.
  4. Speed: Few races specify speed limit which has to adhere.  However a basic knowledge of safer speed limits which does not affect the stability of the boat in high-velocity areas.  Knowledge on how to moor without harming self/team members is vital.
  5. Weather: Knowledge and prediction of weather is a skill which helps a boat racer on numerous occasions.  This will help planning the sail prudently and safely in the winning direction.
  6. Spares: Few spares like an extra set of oars, life jackets, etc. have to be kept in hand.  This will help during an emergency situation.  During a break down due to bad weather, if the crew knows basic skills of boat mechanism, mishaps can be avoided by using the spares.
  7. Provisions: Store extra food, water, and essential medicines on hand.  Sometimes one might need an extra set of clothes too.  Check the stock of fuel before starting the race.

Buzzards Bay Tower Fl 2.5 sec Horn

 

to port

 

 

 

RW”MP” MoA WHIS, Montauk Point

 

to starboard

 

Finish

 

off Ida Lewis Yacht Club

 

Distance 177nm

 

 

Please SEE NOR or updated release for most updated Course Description

 

FOR Reference ONLY – COURSE 2-The Block Island Course-

 

Start

 

East Passage Narragansett Bay, south of Rose Island

 

 

 

 

 

R”2″ QR Whistle, Brenton Reef

 

to port

 

 

 

RW”SR”MoA Whistle, south of Sachuest Point

 

to starboard

 

 

 

RW”MP” MoA WHIS, Montauk Point

 

to port

 

 

 

R”2″ Fl R 4 sec WHIS, No Man’s Land

 

to port

 

 

 

Buzzards Bay Tower Fl 2.5 sec Horn

 

to port

 

 

 

RW”A” MoA WHIS, SE of Block Island

 

to starboard

 

Finish

 

off Ida Lewis Yacht Club

 

Distance 150nm