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Dink Vail Regatta

Saturday, July 9, 2022


Dink Vail was a well known southern Bay racer


Entry Fee & Deadline: The $75.00 entry fee covers the Friday Evening Skippers’ Meeting, regatta, picnic buffet reception and awards ceremony at NYCC (1730 hours Saturday) for the skipper plus up to two crew, free dockage for racing boats at NYCC piers Friday and Saturday nights.  Additional crew may attend the picnic for $16 each. No entries accepted after the end of the Skippers’ Meeting. To acquire free dockage for the event, dockage must be arranged by June 24. If after June 24, dockage will be billed at our normal transient rates. Please contact Sailing Director, Duffy Danish, with your request.
Entries: Online registration opens April 1st at This race is part of the BBSA sponsored Southern Bay Distance Racing Series.
Course and Times: Course will be within Hampton Roads Harbor and Norfolk Harbor Reach. Racing mark designators will conform to the CCV Racing marks for Hampton Roads Harbor as published in the current CCV Racing Guide. First class flag at 0930 hours (RRSrule 26). Boats not finished by 1500 hours will be scored DNF. 
Skippers’ Meeting: 1830 hours on Friday, July 8th at Norfolk Yacht and Country Club.  Fleet splits, if any, will be announced at the meeting. A representative for each boat should be present at the skippers’ meeting. Copies of the CCV Racing marks will be available. This is a mandatory meeting. NYCC will provide a zoom link to those unable to appear in person.
Race Concept: The regatta will be a mid-distance race. Awards will be presented to the top 3 boats in each class/fleet. Sailing Instructions are published on the race website. You can link to the registration page at, as well race results.
Classes: PHRF Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, OCR Cruising, and Cruising.  NS and Cruising classes may split fleets, based on PHRF ratings. Fleet flags will be identified at the Skippers’ Meeting and online. NS boats may fly double headsails, single headsails only for Cruising class.
Rules:   The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024.
Contacts: NYCC Sailing Director Duffy Danish ( or Rear Commodore Gordon Wolcott (


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