2014 Can One Evening Race Association



The purpose of the Can One Evening Race Association (COERA) is to provide an envi- ronment for good racing and good fellowship, at the same time promoting good sea- manship and sportsmanship. The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are published so that all members will have information at hand which will help them to become bet- ter sailors and assist them in beginning, renewing and deepening good friendships.


  1. 2.1  The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS).
  2. 2.2  Any changes to the RRS will appear in full in the sailing instructions.


  1. 3.1  Single-hull, self-righting sailboats of 18 feet or more length overall, meeting the requirements of IRC or PHRF. The COERA is open to members of Hugue- not, New York Athletic Club, Glen Island, Orienta, Horseshoe Harbor, American and Larchmont Yacht Clubs and other interested parties. The COERA Executive Committee will be the sole judge of a yacht’s eligibility, subject to RRS 76.1.
  2. 3.2  Eligible boats may enter by completing the Online Entry Form/Application via the Yacht Scoring Website (www.yachtscoring.com) Once at the website, click on “More Events” and then navigate to 2014 Can One Thursday Night Series. The entry fee can be paid using PayPal, debit or credit card.
  3. 3.3  Late entries may be accepted by contacting the Treasurer.


  1. 4.1  There will be Spinnaker and Jib and Main non-spinnaker classes. The number of classes and rating splits will be determined by the number of entries and histori- cal participation.
  2. 4.2  Boats will be placed into classes designated by numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) at the discretion of the Race Committee. Each boat shall display the numeral pennant from for its class on its backstay or, in the absence of a backstay, from its stern rail.
  3. 4.3  Required fees are as follows: All Classes $300 for Entry Fee the series.


5.1 Dates of racing:
May 8 15 22 29

June 5 12 19 26

July 3*101724

August 7 14
September 4 11
* Denotes Crew Race, which is scored separately from the other 18 races.

5.2 Number of races: There will be one race per evening, with a total of 19 races scheduled beginning May 8th, 2014 and continue every subsequent Thursday until September 11th. Eight races constitutes a series.

5.3 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first Class start is 1900.


Each boat shall produce a valid PHRF rating certificate issued by the YRALIS with her entry.


The sailing instructions will be available via the Yacht Scoring Website – 2014 Can One Thursday Night Series Page


  1. 8.1  The racing area will be in the vicinity of Can One. Note: the start location may be from a buoy other than Can One. Location of the start will be announced over the official VHF channel at 1830.
  2. 8.2  Courses for each Division will be will be signaled by the Race Committee boat.
  3. 8.3  The Marks Chart included in the Sailing Instructions shows the location of theracing area and the approximate location of each buoy.


  1. 9.1  COERA will observe US Sailing Prescription APPENDIX T – Alternative Proce- dures for Dispute Resolution Section B – Post Race Penalties – T2.1
  2. 9.2  All protests will be heard in the open to make the protest hearing a learning experience for all sailors.
  3. 9.3  If you have been in a collision, you are REQUIRED to come to Huguenot Yacht Club immediately after the race for a protest hearing.


10.1 Scoring will be calculated by the use of the Cox-Sprague System, with the points for each race determined by the number of starters in the Class and the finishing position of each yacht.

10.2 Participation in eight of the scheduled races is needed to qualify for a trophy. Yachts serving as Race Committee, starting a race that is subsequently cancelled or in the Starting Area during a postponement prior to a cancellation, shall receive credit towards qualifying should the yacht not otherwise complete the required eight races.

10.3 If a yacht sails in more races than needed to qualify, its season standing shall be determined by the average score of the yacht’s best eight races.


11.1 The Race Committee shall communicate over VHF 71 and participants should monitor this channel prior to departure for updates from the Race Committee and continue until finished racing.

11.2 Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restric- tion also applies to mobile telephones.


12.1 Prizes will be awarded only to boats that have “qualified.” Prizes will be award- ed for final season standings of qualifying yachts in each Class, the number of places to be determined by the size of the division.

12.2 First, Second and Third place will be awarded in each Class of the Overall Se- ries. First place will be awarded to the the class winners in the Crew Race.

12.2 First place will be awarded to best representative yacht from the N. Y. A. C. Yacht Club, Glen Island Yacht Club, Huguenot Yacht Club, Orienta Yacht Club, Larchmont Yacht Club, American Yacht Club, and nonaffiliated participants.

12.3 Perpetual Trophies will be awarded as follows:
The George Hoffman Trophy – Best Scoring yacht in the entire fleet (Spinnaker & Non-Spinnaker)
The F. Neale Magrath Trophy – Best scoring yacht a not affiliated with a Can One member Yacht Club.
The Rookie Trophy – Best Scoring yacht in its first year in Can One Racing The Dolf LeComte Trophy – Best Scoring yacht over 20 years old
The Joseph Sansone Trophy – Most Improved yacht over previous year’s performance
The Commodore Fred Skinner Trophy – Best scoring Yacht Club of Can One Member Clubs
The Sturzenburger Trophy – the yacht with the biggest screw-up in the season races (Sturzenburger sailed his Islander 34 across a tug/barge towline without damage)
The Competitors Trophy – Non-Skipper loyal member of Can One. Awarded as needed.


For further information please contact a COERA Flag Officer, your Club Representa- tive, or one of the Administrative Officers.