Rites of Spring Race

Rites of Spring Race

OYC's best-known race, the Rites of Spring for single and double-handed sailors, falls on March 17( different from Lat 38 calendar) this year.

If you haven't done much short-handed sailing, this is the time. Short –Handed sailing is great. Not only do you skip the hassle of lining up five crew and lunches, you finally get the opportunity to do everything done the way it should be done-your way. Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker divisions are available.

This will be our 24th annual race and it just gets better every year. In addition to the experiencing a fun race, you get to extend the pleasure by coming up to the club for an apres-race evening of dinner, awards presentations, and lie-telling with your competitors.

Most participants don’t race single or double-handed regularly, but do this one race just for the experience. Some, usually couples, count this as their only race for the season. In any case, it’s a fun race, user friendly, with the winds and weather often pleasant. Because it is a short-handed race, the Race Committee makes the start line wide and makes liberal use of radio help to the racers. So, come on out. This is easily the best possible way for a sailor to celebrate the start of spring-don’t miss it.

Pick up an application at the club, OYC website or/and contact George Gurrola (510 843 9417) or ggurrola@comcast.net ) for details.

Check back later for entry forms, race instructions, and course sheets. All will be posted on this page as them become available.