SIGN UP FOR THE 2006 RACING SEASON YRA offers you a choice for racing both on the Bay and local ocean:
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Handicap Racing: (HDA) Handicap Divisions Association Bay racing on various courses for boats with PHRF handicap ratings HDA DIVISIONS are invited to race in the OYRA Crewed Lightship I race on March 25, 2006, for an additional $5.00 per racer. Entrants are required to note on their season application to the YRA office that you are intending to race in this race and must provide the SIGNED MINIMUM OYRA EQUIPMENT FORM at the time of registration. HDA Fleets registering at least five racers PRIOR TO JANUARY 31, 2006, may request to be scored separately. This is not counted toward your HDA Season scoring and you cannot qualify for the OYRA Season Championship. However, you must register for the Lightship I at the time you register for the season. An entrant registering after the HDA season entry form has been received by the YRA office will be charged the $50.00/$75.00 individual racing fee. Divisions are determined by grouping similarly rated boats. Division assignments are determined from all entries available, approximately two weeks before the Vallejo Race. Early entry is strongly encouraged. A current NCPHRF certificate is required. One Design Class Racing: (ODCA) One Design Class Association Bay racing for 11 qualifying one design classes Class membership is required. The Vallejo Race and the Second-Half Opener are included in the ODCA Season Racing if the individual class has so specified on their race schedule. If your class is not racing, individual entrants must register separately and pay the $75.00 individual racing fee. Occasionally an OYRA or HDA race is included at no additional charge if specified by a class. Offshore Racing: (OYRA) Offshore Yacht Racing Association Approx 12 ocean races ranging from 15 to 51 miles in length PHRO – crewed boats 35 feet and over MORA – crewed boats under 35 feet SHS – singlehanded and doublehanded boats One Design fleets who include ocean courses A current NCPHRF certificate is required. ALL entries MUST INCLUDE a signed copy of OYRA MINIMUM EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS. (See www.yra.org/OYRA for forms or call YRA office.) OYRA DIVISIONS are invited to race in the Vallejo Opener for an additional $5.00 per racer. Entrants are required to note on their season application to the YRA office that you are intending to race in this race. This is not counted toward your OYRA Season scoring and you cannot qualify for the HDA Season Championship. However, you must register for the Vallejo Race at the time you register for the season. An entrant registering after the OYRA season entry form has been received by the YRA office will be charged the $75.00 individual racing fee. Wooden Boats: (WBRA) Wooden Boat Racing Association Bay racing for Bird Boats, Folkboats, IODs and Knarrs Class membership required. The WBRA is a Golden Anchor member in US Sailing and has included US Sailing membership dues in its entry fee. GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL FLEETS THE DEADLINE FOR LIGHTSHIP I RACE ENTRIES WITHOUT LATE FEES is 5:00 PM, Monday, March 13, 2006. Between March 14 and March 20, 2006, a $35 late fee must be included with your entry. From March 21 to March 22, 2006, a $75 late fee is required. After 5:00 PM March 22, 2006, NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. THE DEADLINE FOR VALLEJO RACE ENTRIES and HDA SEASON RACERS WITHOUT LATE FEES is 5:00 PM, Monday, April 24, 2006. Between April 25 and May 1, 2006, a $35.00 late fee must be included with your entry. From May 2 to May 3, 2006, a $75 late fee is required. After 5:00 PM May 3, 2006, NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Note: The deadline for all other race registrations is 5:00 PM, the Monday prior to the race. This means that all entries, fees, and appropriate rating certificates must be at the YRA office, not in the mail. No entries will be accepted after 5:00 PM on Wednesday. A $35.00 late fee must accompany any application received between 5:00 PM on Monday and 5:00 PM on Wednesday. A valid NCPHRF (Northern California Performance Handicap Racing Fleet) certificate is required for HDA and OYRA entries. NCPHRF certificates must be on file at the YRA office by 5 PM the Monday prior to the race. The rating fee is $40 for a new certificate (any certificate not having a previous rating or a certificate that has not been renewed within the last year) and $30 for a renewal (boats renewing year 2005 certificates). YRA SSIs, Entry Forms, and NCPHRF Certificate rating applications are available from the YRA office and on the YRA Web site at www.yra.org. Race Instructions for the 2006 racing season will be posted on the YRA Web site approximately two weeks before the first race for each Charter Association. Those individuals needing MAILED copies of the Race Instructions must so indicate by filling out the appropriate forms included in the entry package during registration. If all or parts of the SSIs and Race Instruction packet are lost, duplicates are available from the YRA office for $5.00. There are no refunds. YRA sailing membership and membership in a YRA member yacht club are required to register a boat for any YRA qualifying race. There is a two-month grace period for yacht club membership. Please fill out your entry form completely. Sign, date and return it to the YRA office along with your check payable to the YRA. A single check is acceptable for both your PHRF FORM and your ENTRY FORM. 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The April 2006 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.