NORWALK ISLANDS SAILING FLEET

2011 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 2011 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 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 award and cocktail party for the Chanteyman Cup and Greens Ledge Cup will be held at the Norwalk Yacht Club on Saturday, October 15, 2011, 6-10 PM.

 

           The end of season awards and cocktail party for the NISF series will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2011, 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  -  June 4   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 18   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 9   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

 

·        WOMEN'S CUP  -  August 13   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.)

 

·        EVENING RACE  -  August 20-21   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.

 

·        GREENS LEDGE CUP – August 27   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.  

 

·        MAYOR'S CUP/SHEFFIELD ISLAND RACE -  September 10  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.

 

·        STANLEY PHILCOX MEMORIAL RACE  -  September 17   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

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·        R.G. Ely Challenge  CUP – September 24  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 1    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

COMPLETE PACKAGE - 10 Race Series

 

Entry and Payment before Friday, May 20, 2011

$135.00

Entry and Payment after Friday, May 20, 2011

$150.00

Participants who belong to US SAILING, deduct $10.00

 

 

 

COMBINED SERIES          - 4 Race Series

 

Entry and Payment before May 20, 2011

$100.00

Entry and Payment after May 20, 2011

$115.00

Participants who belong to US SAILING, deduct $10.00

 

 

 

INVITATIONAL RACES - One race at a time

 

King Cup – May June 4

$35.00

Chanteyman Cup – June 18

$35.00

Noroton YC - Friends and Neighbors Race – July 9

$35.00

Saugatuck YC – Evening Race – August 20-21    

$30.00

Sprite Island – Women’s Cup – August 13

$30.00

Greens Ledge Cup – August 27

  $35.00

Mayor’s Cup – September 10

$35.00

Philcox Cup – September 17

$35.00

R.G. Ely Challenge – September 24

$35.00

Partner’s Cup – October 1

  $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

917-318-5338

Mike Brown

Saugatuck Harbor YC Coordinator

Scoring

203-554-5199

Kelson Weber

Cedar Point YC Coordinator

203-762-7927

Per Sorensen

Minuteman YC Coordinator

203 454 0300

Randy Browning

Web

203-854-5290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORWALK ISLANDS SAILING FLEET

 

2011 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 2011 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 2011, 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/)

 

2011 Norwalk Islands Sailing Fleet Schedule

                                                                                                                                        

Race

     Date

Cup Race

Comb.

Start Loc.

Time

 After Race Party

RC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

May 21

Day Race

 

R26

1200

 ---

S&CC

2

June 4 

Kings Cup

X

R26

1200

Minuteman YC

MYC

3

June 18

Chanteyman Cup

X

GL

1200

Norwalk YC

NYC

4

July 9

Friends Neighbors

X

Noroton

1400

Noroton YC

Noroton

5

July 16

Day Race

 

R26

1200

 

S&CC

 

August 13

GP Women’s Cup

 

R26

1200

Sprite Island YC

SIYC

6

August 20

SHYC Evening Race

 

R26

1700

 ---

SHYC

7

August 27

Greens Ledge Cup

 

GL

1200

Norwalk YC

NYC

8

Sept. 10

Mayor's Cup

 

R26

1200

Shore & Country

SIYC/

S&CC

9

Sept. 17

Philcox Cup

X

R26

1200

Shore & Country

SIYC/

S&CC

10

Sept. 24

R. G. Ely Challenge

 

GL

1200

Wilson Cove

NYC

11

Oct. 1

Partner’s Café Cup

 

R26

1200

Partner’s Café E.N.

SIYC/

S&CC

                       

R.G. Ely Challenge  CUP – Sept. 24th  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.

 

August 13th  Greenwich Propane Women's Cup does not count in overall series results.

Saturday, Oct 15th  - CT Combined Series Awards Party at Norwalk YC – 1800hrs.

Sunday, November 6th  - NISF Series Awards Party at Shore & Country Club – 1500hrs.