Sunday, 14 June 2009

A different Kind of Race

Iris is entered in "The Mayor's Cup Pursuit Race" from Jackson's Point on this coming Saturday (June 20, 2009). This annual race has a staggered start from the breakwall in front of the Jackson's Point Marina, then goes across the Georgina waterfront and circles Fox Island before returning to the Marina. This is a fun charity race, with proceeds going to the "Georgina Cares Fund" to sponsor sending less fortunate kids in camps and sports.

As Iris is one of the smaller boats entered in the race, we get a head start. Actually I think there will be 2 other boats that start ahead of us. The rest of the fleet will be released from the starting area according to each boat's PHRF rating (Performance Handicap Racing Fleet, or optimum speed rating for short). This is the only race of the year where the order of the boats finishing is actually the order for the trophies.

I am hoping to have 3 or 4 crew for this race again, but so far its just me single-handling the boat. If you are available to crew, please send me an email, phone call, or smoke signals.

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