The final Sunday of our spring season will be a special event: the first annual PRSA “Rookie Regatta.” The one-day regatta has two purposes:
- To encourage skippers and crews to bring new people on board, hopefully sparking an interest in racing and in sailing with PRSA; and
- To encourage PRSA crews to take a turn at the helm to learn about driving, build team rapport on their boats, and perhaps even spark an interest in becoming a full time owner and driver!
The racing on June 8 will be scored separately from the PRSA Spring Series. The scores will not count towards a boat’s Spring Series scoring. Instead, we will recognize all of the new crew and skippers at the regatta and provide a few racing awards for each class based on the day’s results. For this regatta, a high-point scoring system will be used. There will be point bonuses for bringing new sailors aboard, for having crew instead of the regular skipper drive, and more.
Please review the NOR for the “Rookie Regatta” (below) and work on your boat’s lineup for the day. We encourage you to invite new people out to sail with you, or to turn the helm over to one of your regular crew! The racing will be followed by the standard post-race BYO BBQ, so remember to bring a little something for the grill as well.