Buoy Racing Program
The Jib & Main Fleet
This fleet sails under working sails: no Genoa bigger than
155% and no spinnaker or gennaker. Many husband/wife teams
and families compete in this Division in a little more laid-back
style versus the Spinnaker Fleet. The Jib & Main Fleet
offers three Divisions and a couple of other "extras"
The Spinnaker Fleet generally sails the tactically-challenging
Windward/Leeward style of racecourse. Other courses may be
occasionally chosen for a change of pace. The JAM Fleet will
sail either a Triangle racecourse, or for a change of pace,
a Distance racecourse. The buoy racecourses will be 4 - 6
miles long, and ideally take about an hour for the middle
boat to finish. Distance racecourses will generally be about
15 miles. The Spinnaker Fleet may sail three races on a given
date, but the JAM Fleet will never sail more than two races.
There are four series offered, running May through October.
The "seasonal" series are three series of four racing
days each, called (surprisingly enough) Spring, Summer, and
Fall. There is a fourth series for the JAM Fleet called the
Once-a-Month series. This series consists of the races held
on the first day of racing in each month: six dates in all.
Perfect for those who want to race, but don't want to commit
to twelve race dates during the Summer.
Note: each Series and Division is offered by the Club, but
may be canceled if an insufficient number of skippers register.
It is important to register early in the season to ensure
that the program you want is actually run.