Notice of Race

Around (Lake Lanier) Alone Race

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The long time–honored tradition of the Barefoot Sailing Clubs premier solo race, the Around Alone Race, will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 on Lake Lanier.  Come on out with the rest of the hardy singlehanders on a race from the Chattahoochee Bay area of the Lake, to Buford Dam and back!  Then join everyone for good eats, socializing, and the awards party.  Come ready for a full day of sailing and fun!


Barefoot Sailing Club is the organizing authority for this race.  Notice is hereby given that all participants, including spectators, officials, and support personnel, participate in this event solely at their own risk.


1. Rules

The race will be governed by the Rules of Sailing as defined by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-20, and the PHRF Rules and Regulations as adopted and amended by the LLPHRF.


2. Entries

  • Entry is open to all Auxiliary boats that hold a valid current (2017) Lake Lanier PHRF certificate, or provide proof of submittal of same at the skippers meeting.

  • Any boat not displaying a sail number will be scored DNS. This will not be grounds for redress.

  • A completed Entry Form with payment of the Entry Fee ($25.00) must be submitted for each participating boat.

  • Each entry shall be submitted on the Official Entry Form (attached to this Notice of Race), and must include the Entry Fee.


3. Schedule of Race

Skippers Meeting at Aqualand Store parking lot 8:00 AM, starting time for the one race to be sailed is 10:00 am.  If it becomes necessary to change the racing schedule, a notice will be published on the Barefoot Sailing Club Web Page at You can also contact Bill Boettcher (BFSC Racing Fleet Captain) at (404) 983-2717 (voice or text) or via e-mail at


4. Classes

There will only be one class (PHRF).  Non-spinnaker boats will have an additional time adjustment from their normal LLPHRF rating of 15 seconds per mile.


5. Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions will be available at the registration and Skippers Meeting to be held at the parking lot in front of the Aqualand Store at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 16, 2016.


6. Start

The Start will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Barefoot Sailing Club Barge (RC Platform) and an inflatable yellow tetrahedron, or one of the LARC permanent markers.  The Starting Area will be in the vicinity of the Chattahoochee Bay area of the Lake.


7. Scoring

The Low Point System will be used.  The race will be scored using the PHRF rating system, modified by a formula utilizing the time-on-distance correction.


8. Trophies

The Grand Prize/Perpetual Trophy (Robin Davies’ autographed burgee) will go to the boat finishing First Overall on Corrected Time.  Other trophies will be awarded to boats finishing 1st, 2nd, and  3rd place.


9. After Race Party

The after race party details will be announced at the skipper’s meeting.



Official Entry Form

Around Alone Race

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Skipper Information


_________________________­­­__________________           ___________________________________

(Name)                                                                                     (Home, or Mobile Phone)


___________________________________________           ___________________________________

(Street Address)                                                                               (Work Phone)


___________________________________________           __________________   _______________

(City)                                                                                                  (State)                   (Zip)



Boat Information


__________________________________________              ____________       ___________________

(Make/Type)                                                                       (Length)                            (Sail #)



(Boat Name)


__________________________________________              ___________________________________

(LLPHRF Rating #)                                                                          (LLPHRF Certificate #)



Fleet/Class                  Spinnaker_____              Non-Spinnaker_____





Entry Fee…………………………… $25.00 (includes food at the awards party)           ___________25.00__


                                                                                                                                TOTAL ___________25.00__



Please bring completed and signed form, along with a check (payable to BFSC), or correct change cash, for the amount above to the skippers meeting.



I understand that I am participating in the Around Lake Lanier Alone Race by my own choice and at my own risk.  I alone am responsible for the seaworthiness of my boat, and my decision to participate is based solely on my own judgment of the conditions.




____________________________________________________       __________________________

(Signature)                                                                                                      (Date)




Saturday, April 14, 2018









All participating boats should have a functioning VHF radio and all communications, including short finish information, will be over channel 68. Failure to have a working VHF on board or failure to hear the broadcasts or misunderstand the broadcasts shall not be grounds for redress.



The race will be governed by the ‘rules” as defined in the latest Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-20, and the PHRF Rules and Regulations as adopted and amended by the LLPHRF.  .



Skippers Meeting at Aqualand Store parking lot 8:00 AM.  The warning flag for the start will be at 09:55 on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  There will be one race.


Class Flag:

Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker = pennant flag for number 1 (white with red ball in center).  All boats will sail in the same class.  There will be a 15 second additional handicap awarded to boats declaring to sail non-spinnaker. Declaration of sailing with or without a spinnaker must be made in writing on the entry form submitted prior to the Skipper’s Meeting.



The racing area will be in the vicinity between the Chattahoochee Bay area to the Buford Dam on Lake Lanier.



Depending on the wind/weather conditions, the course “MAY BE” something like as follows (but will be finalized the day of the race:

RC start (i.e. vicinity of “X”)

13 starboard

8 port

3 port

8 starboard

13 port

X starboard

RC finish (i.e. vicinity of “E” or “T” mark)





The start/finish mark shall be a small yellow tetrahedron, or a nearby LARC permanent mark.  Marks 3, 8 and 13 are Corps of Engineers markers.



There will be only one start.  The start will be in accordance with rule 26 with the warning given 5 minutes before the starting signal.  The start and finishing line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the committee boat and a yellow inflatable mark.



This is a long distance race. Any boats not finished by 15:00 may be scored DNF or left to their own devices. Robin Davies stayed out at sea for MONTHS without whining,…you can survive a few hours on an inland fresh water lake! When the motorboat wakes hit you, imagine yourself in the cold of the “roaring 40’s”.



The low point system scoring system of Appendix A4 will apply using PHRF time on distance correction.





In addition to the requirements of rule 61, a protesting boat shall notify the Race Committee of its intent to protest at the conclusion of the race.  This changes rule 61.  Protest forms are available on the Race Committee boat.  All protests shall be delivered to the Race Committee person at the “After Race Party” at the Webster’s houseboat at Aqualand slip W-18.  The time limit is 2 hours after the last boat has finished or 15:00, whichever is earlier.  This applies to requests for redress.  This changes rules 61.1 and 62.2.



Appendix A – Racing Area Map

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