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Sequoia Sunset Race Series

About the Wednesday Night Sunset Race Series:

The Sunset Race Series is a Pursuit format casual race format that is hosted by Sequoia Yacht Club in Redwood City, CA. Please check in with the race captain prior to the race.

Start Date/Times: First start times are on Wednesday April 13th at 5:30. Please be reminded that race times start 30 minutes earlier in April, September, and October.

Racing mark "Y":  The mark has drifted from the documented position.  The new coordinates for "Y" are: 37  33.02N  122  10.358W

Waivers: Crew Forms/Skipper Forms can be filled out in the club or scanned, signed, and sent to forms@sequoiayc.org Waivers are required to participate in all racing activities at Sequoia Yacht Club.

Registration: Be sure to register at Jibeset before your first race.  

Sequoia Race Coverage

We encourage all to use RaceQs to track and replay the races in the clubhouse. Tracks are simply recorded with any smart phone on the boat running the RaceQ’s app. A page has been created with detailed instructions.  It’s a great learning tool that will inspire plenty of colorful lounge commentary.

Communication:

There are several communication channels for the Sunset Race Series.

  • sycracing@sequoiayc.org - Email/text list with general notices and race day course/information.  To add your email or mobile turn in your skipper/crew waiver or  contact the fleet captain.
  • VHF Channel 69 - for safety and race communications. 
  • Signal flags on the Yacht Club mast - see SI’s for details.

To send a note or ask questions, email or call the Race Can Fleet Captain

Safety:

Our number one rule is to be safe. All Racers must wear PFD’s at all times during the race. Know the rules, race responsibly and always yield to prevent collisions or running aground. Any skipper calling for sea-room at or beyond a straight line between channel markers shall be given room, however, may be subject to protest per RRS rule 19.

Report all significant injuries or medical emergencies to the fleet via VHF and call 911 via mobile phone.  Capable racers within the vicinity should provide assistance as safety permits. 

The Racing Rules of Sailing

Use the link below to read and review The Racing Rules of Sailing.

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013 - 2016

Resources