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Fred Darling Memorial Long Distance Race


Auto racing has 24 Hours of LeMans.  Sailboat racing has the NYC Fred Darling Memorial. Test your perseverance. Start at Lake mead Marina.  Round the buoy at Callville Bay.  Through the Narrows.  End run around East Point.  Scratch your sternum and tip your hat to Napoleon's Tomb. Round the entrance bout at Temple Bar.  Head westward toward Echo Bay.  Round government marker near Surprise reef.  Back to the Forbidden Zone.  Round the buoy at Callville Bay.  Home to the marina. Virtually a walk in the park.

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Last years NOR.

Nevada Yacht Club
Ron Darling Memorial
Long Distance 2017
Notice of Race

Venue
The Nevada Yacht Club (NYC) will be holding its Ron Darling Long Distance Memorial 2017 Race. The race will consist of a Saturday and Sunday on the lower and upper basins of Lake Mead.  The race schedule will be as follows:
Date
Competitors Meeting
Warning Signal
Saturday, Sept 9th
7:00 AM
7:45 AM
Competitors meetings will be held on the patio of Lake Mead Marina. 
Rules
NYC’s Ron Darling Long Distance Memorial Race will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS), the prescriptions of US Sailing, the rules of PHRF, and the Sailing Instructions (SI).

Each vessel competing in the Ron Darling Long Distance Memorial Regatta shall be equipped with a marine VHF radio capable of communication on VHF channel 72. Handheld radios are permitted to satisfy this requirement but each skipper is responsible for receiving and acknowledging race course information from the Race Officer. Running Lights must be operable as this race will be through the night. 

Eligibility and Classes
The races are open to all competitors with boats meeting the requirements of the Southern California PHRF by-laws.  There is one fleet based on PHRF rating. 

Entries
Entry forms will be emailed out prior to the race or will be available on the dock at Lake Mead Marina before Competitors meeting on the day of the race.  Registration is closed after Competitors meeting on the day of the race.  
NYC Member Price
Non NYC Member Price
$50


 
Entry Fees:

 
Sailing Instructions
Sailing Instructions for the Ron Darling Long Distance Memorial Race will be emailed out prior to the race and available at the Competitors meeting on the Lake Mead Marina Patio.

Course
Start line- TBD
To Callville - Leave (A) Mark to Starboard
To Temple Bar - Leave (A) Mark to Port
To Echo Bay Arm, leave placed mark to Port (entrance buoy} 
To Callville – Leave (A) Mark to Port
Finish same as start

Scoring
The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply.
All boats will race against their PHRF- ONE CLASS
No motoring may be used. You may start your motor (to charge batteries). You may not engage your prop.

Contact Information for Details
If you have further questions please call Clay Ostrom @ clay.ostrom@isidc.com  (702) 413-4813
 

Earlier Event: April 21
Sail Training - Spring
Later Event: May 19
Temple Bar Regatta overnight