The Coast Guard Foundation is hosting an overnight sailboat race on April 27-28. The Coast Guard Foundation Cup, managed by the Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC), will start and finish outside of Annapolis Harbor. All sponsorship proceeds benefit the Foundation and its support of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families.
"The Coast Guard Foundation Cup is a tremendous opportunity to support the men and women of the Coast Guard, and participate in a great feeder sailing race in Annapolis," said Muldoon. "It is a fantastic event for sailors to take part in a competitive race and gain experience before the 2013 Annapolis-Newport race later in the year."
Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA) sanctioned, the CGF Cup is open to sailboats with valid PHRF/Chesapeake 4P ratings; J/30, J/35 and J/105 one design classes; and boats with valid CBYRA Multihull ratings. Boats with IRC ratings will sail in their PHRF class and will be scored for both PHRF and IRC.
The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012 (RRS). Scoring will be in compliance with the Low Point System as defined in Appendix A of the RRS. A mandatory Skippers' Social, where captains will receive the rules, the course, and pick up essential race materials, will be held at the Annapolis Yacht Club on Friday, April 26, 2013.
Awards will be presented 1st/3, 2nd/5, 3rd/7+ entrants' skippers and crew at the Annapolis Yacht Club on Sunday, April 28, 2013.