NORWALK ISLANDS SAILING FLEET

2009 PROGRAM AND APPLICATION

www.norwalksailing.com

 

The Norwalk Islands Sailing Fleet is Connecticut area clubs and local sailors dedicated  to  running  a  series  of  races  located  near  the Norwalk  Islands.

 

                

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

 

           Any boat having a valid PHRF rating certificate on file with the race committee shall be eligible to participate.

 

           Our 2009 program includes twelve (12) races; two (2) regular day races and ten (10) special invitational trophy races, to include one (1) overnight race, and one (1) women's cup race.

 

           The Connecticut Shore Series, a combined series of four races, will again continue with the Minuteman Yacht Club Fleet, Norwalk Yacht Club Fleet and the Noroton Yacht Club Fleet joining us.  These four (4) races will combine the four fleets in races, which may also be scored separately for each club's series.  Two (2) races sailed on the NISF courses, one (1) race sailed on NYC courses and one (1) race sailed on the Noroton YC courses.  For NYC and Noroton YC races, their rules, start line, and instructions will govern; for NISF races, NISF rules, start line and instructions will govern.

 

           Our program includes Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker Divisions with a minimum of two (2) starts. When we combine with the Noroton YC and Norwalk Yacht Clubs, additional starts may be needed.

 

           The end of season awards and cocktail party for the combined series will be held at the Norwalk Yacht Club on Saturday, November TBD, 2009  6-10 PM.

 

           The end of season awards and cocktail party for the NISF series will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2009, 3-5 PM at The Shore and Country Club.

 

           Our sailing program, a wonderful value available on Long Island Sound, is made possible by the volunteer efforts of our many members and the generous support of our sponsors.

 

 

 

 

 


INVITATIONAL RACES:

 

 

·        KING CUP  -  May 30   The overall Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker Division winners receive the King Cup Trophy for one year, and the first three boats in each division receive keeper trophies.  There will be a party after the race at Minuteman Yacht Club. A CT Shore Series Race.

 

·        CHANTEYMAN CUP  -  June 6   Sponsored by the Norwalk Yacht Club. The first three boats in each division will receive keeper trophies.  There will be a party after the race at Norwalk Yacht Club. A CT Shore Series Race.

 

·        FRIENDS and NEIGHBORS RACE  -  July 11   Sponsored by the Noroton Yacht Club. The first three boats in each division will receive keeper trophies.  There will be a party after the race at Noroton Yacht Club. A CT Shore Series Race

 

·        EVENING RACE  -  August 8-9   Sponsored by the Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the overall winner and keeper trophies will be awarded to the first three boats in each division.

 

·        WOMEN'S CUP  -  August 15   Sponsored by Sprite Island Yacht Club. Keeper trophies will be provided for the first three places in each division. There will be a party after the race at Sprite Island Yacht Club.  (The results from this race are not counted as part of the NISF series.)

 

·        GREENS LEDGE CUP – August 29   Sponsored by the Norwalk Yacht Club. The first three boats in each division will receive keeper trophies. The after race party will be at The Norwalk Yacht Club.  

 

·        STANLEY PHILCOX MEMORIAL RACE  -  September 12  This race is in honor of P/C Stanley G. Philcox. Traveling trophies (donated by the Philcox Family) are awarded to the first place winners in each division and keeper trophies are awarded to the first three boats in each division.  A traditional after race party and awards presentation will be held at the Shore and Country Club. A CT Shore Series Race

 

·        MAYOR'S CUP/SHEFFIELD ISLAND RACE  -  September 19   The Division I winner receives the Mayor's Cup for one year, Division II and III winners receive traveling trophies donated by the Norwalk Seaport "Save Sheffield Island" Committee. Keeper trophies will be awarded to the first three boats in each division.  An after race party and awards presentation will be held at the Shore and Country Club.

 

·        R.G. Ely Challenge  CUP – September 26  Sponsored by the Wilson Cove Marina. The first three boats in each division will receive keeper trophies. The after race party will be at The Wilson Cove Marina.

 

·        PARTNERS CUP – October 3    Sponsored by Partner’s Café in East Norwalk where an after race party will be held. Hot Pizza and Irish Coffee are on the menu.

 

 

PACKAGES AVAILABLE

Entry and Payment before Friday, May 15, 2009

$135.00

Entry and Payment after Friday, May 15, 2009

$150.00

Participants who belong to US SAILING, deduct $10.00

 

 

CONNECTICUT SHORE SERIES           - 4 Race Series

 

Entry and Payment before May 16, 2009

$100.00

Entry and Payment after May 16, 2009

$115.00

Participants who belong to US SAILING, deduct $10.00

 

 

INVITATIONAL RACES - One race at a time

 

King Cup – May 30

$35.00

Chanteyman Cup – June 6

$35.00

Noroton YC - Friends and Neighbors Race – July 11

$35.00

Saugatuck YC – Evening Race – August 8-9 

$30.00

Sprite Island – Women’s Cup – TBA

$30.00

Greens Ledge Cup – August 29

$35.00

Philcox Cup – September 12

$35.00

R.G. Ely Challenge – September 26

$35.00

Partner’s Cup – October 3

$30.00


 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Please call any of our committee members listed below if you have any questions or suggestions.

 

Bob Counihan

NISF Chairman

Sprite Island YC Coordinator

Women's Cup Chairman

845-279-5286

Mike Smith

Norwalk YC Coordinator

203-655-0195

Hamilcar DiCarlo

Shore and Country Club Coordinator

203-849-0771

Mike Brown

Saugatuck Harbor YC Coordinator

203-554-5199

Kelson Weber

Cedar Point YC Coordinator

203-762-7927

Per Sorensen

Minuteman YC Coordinator

203 454 0300

Lee Weiner

Scoring

203-226-9297      

Randy Browning

Web

203-854-5290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORWALK ISLANDS SAILING FLEET

 

2009 APPLICATION

 

 

Name: ____________________________________

 

Date:___________________

 

Address: _________________________________________________________

 

Phone: Home ______________ Work _______________  Fax _______________

 

Email: __________________   Yacht Club/Marina/Boating Organization:

 

Boat Name: ___________________  Type ____________  Sail # ____________

                                                                                      (i.e. J24)

Spinnaker _____            Non-Spinnaker _____

 

US Sailing Member:    Yes _____    No _____     Member Number __________

 

PHRF Rating (enclosed certificate): __________      Fee Enclosed: __________

 

 

Note: Fees are detailed in the 2009 Program and Application information

 

Please make checks payable to Norwalk Islands Sailing Fleet

 

 Mail application, fee and PHRF certificate to:

Bob Counihan, 61 Friendly Rd, Brewster, NY 10509

 

 

Waiver of Claims:

 

The undersigned, skipper of the sailing yacht _______________ acknowledges that, in connection with any yacht race forming part of the Norwalk Islands Sailing Fleet / Norwalk Yacht Club / Noroton Yacht Club/ Minuteman Yacht Club / Shore & Country Club/ Sprite Island Yacht Club, and the Wilson Cove Marina Race Program for 2009, neither the race committee or any other party participating in the organization and/or sponsoring of any such race has any duty or obligation whatsoever to provide for the safety of the undersigned or their crew or yacht.

 

As a qualifying condition for participating in any such race, the undersigned hereby waives any and all claims against the race committee and/or any other party in the organization or sponsorship of such race, relating in any way to the participation of their yacht or crew in such race.

                                                                         _________________________________

                                                                                    (signature)

 

(A copy of this form is available at the NISF homepage: http://www.norwalksailing.com/)

 

 

2009 Norwalk Islands Sailing Fleet Schedule

 

 

Race

     Date

Cup Race

Comb.

Start Loc.

Time

Party

RC

1

May 16

Day Race

 

R26

1100

 

S&CC

2

May 30

King Cup

X

R26

1100

Minuteman YC

MYC

3

June 6

Chanteyman Cup

X

GL

1100

Norwalk YC

NYC

4

July 11

Friends Neighbors

X

Noroton

1400

Noroton YC

Noroton

5

July 18

Day Race

 

R26

1300

 

S&CC

6

Aug. 8-9

SHYC Evening

 

R26

1700

 

SHYC

 

Aug. 15

GP Women’s Cup

 

R26

1100

Sprite Island YC

SIYC

7

Aug. 29

Greens Ledge Cup

 

GL

1300

Norwalk YC

NYC

8

Sept. 12

Philcox Cup

X

R26

1100

Shore & Country

SIYC

9

Sept. 19

Mayor's Cup

 

R26

1100

Shore & Country

SIYC

10

Sept. 26

R.G. Ely Challenge

 

GL

1100

Wilson Cove Marina

NYC

11

Oct. 3

Partner’s Café Cup

 

R26

1100

Partner’s Café E.N.

SIYC

 

 

Greenwich Propane Women's Cup does not count in overall series results.

Saturday, October 24th - CT Combined Series Awards Party at Norwalk YC – 1700hrs.

Sunday, November 8th - NISF Series Awards Party at Shore & Country Club – 1500hrs.