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The 1-day CNY District Championship is on for July 25 at HHYC, and registration is now open.

Due to the Coronavirus situation, the Founders Regatta for Classic Lightnings has been postponed until 2021.


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The Sailing Instructions Item 25 - Course Diagrams, has been deleted and replaced with the following course diagram.

Sailwave results for CNY District Lightning Regatta - July 25, 2020 at HHYC 2020

CNY District Lightning Regatta - July 25, 2020


2-up Division

Sailed: 5, Discards: 0, To count: 5, Entries: 3, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Division Boat SailNo Club Helm Rating R1
1st Lightning 2-up   10707   JONES   1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 5.0
2nd Lightning 2-up   14321   TOMLINSON   2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 12.0
3rd Lightning 2-up   8004   SLADE   3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 13.0

3-up Division

Sailed: 5, Discards: 0, To count: 5, Entries: 10, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Division Boat SailNo Club Helm Rating R1
1st Lightning 3-up   15502   DODGE   1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 14.0
2nd Lightning 3-up   14444   KING   2.0 5.0 1.0 8.0 1.0 17.0
3rd Lightning 3-up   15555   HALLAGAN, R.   5.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 17.0
4th Lightning 3-up   14849   MURPHY   7.0 6.0 3.0 1.0 4.0 21.0
5th Lightning 3-up   15205   WARDWELL   4.0 7.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 22.0
6th Lightning 3-up   15555x   HALLAGAN, P.   6.0 2.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 25.0
7th Lightning 3-up   15314   SEYERLEIN   10.0 3.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 34.0
8th Lightning 3-up   14726   KNAPP   3.0 9.0 9.0 5.0 9.0 35.0
9th Lightning 3-up   14605   HARIG   9.0 8.0 8.0 10.0 8.0 43.0
10th Lightning 3-up   13933   EAGAN   8.0 10.0 10.0 9.0 10.0 47.0

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CNY Lightning District Championship

Henderson Harbor Yacht Club

8397 Cornell Road, Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

July 25, 2020, one day regatta

Organizing Authority is the Henderson Harbor Yacht Club and Fleet 225

Celebrating 90 years of dinghy racing

Notice of Race (v4)

(v4 changes in green, v3, changes from v2 are highlighted in yellow)

1.       Rules
1.1   The Regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing and prescriptions of US Sailing.
1.2   The ILCA Constitution and Bylaws in regard to sanctioned events except where changed here or in the Sailing Instructions.
1.3   Section VIII (1) of the ILCA Bylaws is modified to allow a crew of two or three. Boats with a crew of two cannot use a spinnaker and will be scored separately.
1.4   If the spinnaker is drawing at the time of an infringement and if the spinnaker is subsequently reset, there shall be a one-turn penalty instead of a two-turn. (this changes RRS 44.2)
1.5   VHF radios will be allowed for communication between boats and the Race Committee as per ILCA By-Laws Article VIII 5.b.4 .a. The Race Committee requests and encourages the use of VHF Radios as described in the Sailing Instructions.
1.6   One race shall constitute a series.
1.7  Advertising, ISAF Regulation 20 will apply.

2.        Eligibility
2.1   The CNY Lightning District Championship is open to boats of the Lightning Class that conform to the class rules for events, and is only open to NY residents as skipper and crew to avoid COVID-19 out-of-state quarantine issues.
2.2   All boats shall have all necessary safety equipment as specified in Article VIII of the Lightning Class Bylaws. Safety checks will be conducted.
2.3   All skippers and crew must be current members of the ILCA.
2.4  Boats competing for the CNY District Championship must have paid their 2020 District dues and have the proper 2020 ILCA boat sticker.

3.       Registration
3.1   Registration opens July 1 and can be completed online at: The $50 registration fee must be made online by credit card. There will be no in-person onsite registration.
    4.       Schedule
    Saturday,          08:00-11:00          Boat arrival, setup, and launch
    July 25             11:30                     Skippers Meeting on the water, channel 68
                            12:00                     First Warning, no warning after 16:30
                            16:00                     Bar Opens. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served, and bar drinks can
    be ordered for outdoor consumption at separated tables.
                            17:30                     Awards Ceremony
    5.       Sailing Instructions
    5.1   Sailing Instructions shall be available online at by July 17, and onsite.

    6.       Venue
    6.1  The regatta will be held at the Henderson Harbor Yacht Club and the waters of Henderson Bay.

    7.       Courses
    7.1   Course will be drop mark, windward Leeward. Inflatable tetrahedron, balls and barrel marks as equipment allows.
    7.2   Starting sequence will be under rule 26.
    7.3   Four course races are planned for the CNY District Championship.

    8.       Scoring
    8.1  Appendix A, and there will be no exclusions.

    9.       Prizes
    9.1   CNY District Championship, trophies for top 4 finishing boats, top finishing two-person crew boat, and the top finishing Junior boat.

    10.   Storage and Launching
    10.1          Boat and trailer storage will be made available at the Henderson Harbor Yacht Club in the parking lot area and next to our Junior Yacht Club.  Boats will be assigned a location that is socially distant from other boats, and once launched, must not linger in the hoist area. Car parking will be provided at the HHYC grounds or a nearby field depending on turnout.

    11.   Radio Communications
    11.1           Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
    11.2          The Race Committee may make race announcements on VHF radio on a predetermined channel as detailed in the Sailing Instructions.

    12.   Waiver of liability
    All competitors (skippers and crew) shall sign a waiver of liability for loss, damage, disease or injury to persons or property incurred in connection with this event.  Competitors may find the Regatta Waiver and Release of Liability form, taken from the US Sailing template, on the regatta website here: competitors under the age of 18 shall have parental permission and release signed by parent. In addition, all competitors will be required to certify:
    1)      They have not knowingly been in close proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has had symptoms of Covid-19
    2)      They have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days
    3)    They have not experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days

    Questions can be sent to:  Tom Tomlinson,

    Copyright 2018 Henderson Harbor Yacht Club
    Henderson Harbor Yacht Club is a 501(c)(7) non-profit organization. 8397 Cornell Road, Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

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