For the 2023 Governor’s Cup, LSYC will be using the PHRF Handicapping to calculate the start time for each boat. Below is a list of these start times and will be the base start time for any 12 mile cruise races. The winner of this Governor’s Cup event will win the new trophy named the RON PLYMATE CRUISER CUP!
Official Start times for all of the Cruise Races will be posted on the Marina Bulletin boards at Orleans Train and State Park Marinas, so please check your official start times from those bulletin boards before each race.

For all communications during the race, please use Channel 71 on your radio

Calculation information

Base BoatBase Boat start timeCourse Length (nm)
15011:00:00 PM12

Time Length Notice

For all pursuit start races a time length has been established to allow for a timely completion of all races. The time limit on the race will be 2 hours to reach the last turning mark before the finish line. If a single boat is able to round the final buoy and turn toward the finish line before the 2 hour mark, the race will continue with no time limit to the finish.
If no boat is able to reach the final buoy and turn toward the finish line, the race will be called at the 2 hour mark from the Base Boat Start Time. In the case the race is called due to time, boats will be marked in place for the finish, if there is discrepancy of the finish order, the order of the boats making it past last buoy will be used to place boats.

Cancelation due to Weather Conditions

For all cruising series races there will be an announcement on VHF CH#71 at Orleans Trail Marina and State Park marina one hour before the “base” starting time to inform the competitors that the RC boat is leaving the harbor to proceed to the starting line. If there is a need to postpone the race, it will be announced on the VHF radio ch#71 and the race will be postponed for at least one hour and no more than 2 hours into the future. For more information on race day, phone or text 913-744-8319
This coming Saturday, August 12, the regular starting times centered around 12 noon will be used. Thankfully, the forecast calls for more moderate temperatures and a west wind of 10+ mph.

How to read the starting time chart

Base PHRF includes all available base sails for the boat. This includes the Main, Jib, and Spinnaker. Adjusted PHRF is what we commonly call JAM (jib and main) fleet or adjusted PHRF. In this chart, the JAM adjustment is 15 seconds per mile. This is an arbitrary amount added and traditionally used by LSYC. You will see that the non spinnaker fleet has a higher PHRF

Projected Coarse Map

Start Times for Distance Cruise Race

ModelNo Spinnaker
No SpinnakerSpinnakerOwner
Hunter 28 II20719210:48:36 AM10:51:36 AMKerri and Terri
Hunter 2723421910:43:12 AM10:46:12 AMSteve Quick
Hunter 3317415910:55:12 AM10:58:12 AMJoel Billbury
Victoria 1832731210:24:36 AM10:27:36 AMZack Martin
Cape Dory Typhoon33331810:23:24 AM10:26:24 AMBrian Brown
Hunter 3118617110:52:48 AM10:55:48 AMRick Frizbee
Crealock 3421620110:46:48 AM10:49:48 AMTim
Catalina 25 TM24322810:41:24 AM10:44:24 AMMel Volmert
Hunter 30 Cher23221710:43:36 AM10:46:36 AMPhil and Steph Cooper
Hunter 30-219217710:51:36 AM10:54:36 AMSara Wanderer
Catalina 3615313810:59:24 AM11:02:24 AMTroy
Ericson 3812911411:04:12 AM11:07:12 AMRon Plymate
Hunter 28020719210:48:36 AM10:51:36 AMHarrison
Tartan Piper 2819818310:50:24 AM10:53:24 AMZack Ritter
Oday 32-218316810:53:24 AM10:56:24 AMJared McQueen
Beneteau 28519818310:50:24 AM10:53:24 AMMatt Plymate
S2 11.016515010:57:00 AM11:00:00 AMZack Martin
Elan 40937811:11:24 AM11:14:24 AMRon Barrow
Catalina 34 TM15915410:58:12 AM10:59:12 AMJeff Bruffert
S2 7.027626110:34:48 AM10:37:48 AMBarry Nelson
Spirit 2823121610:43:48 AM10:46:48 AMJim Mcgraw
Newport 2721620110:46:48 AM10:49:48 AMRick Cantrell
Catalina 3019518010:51:00 AM10:54:00 AMStandard Rig
Thomas 35877211:12:36 AM11:15:36 AMJim North
Beneteau 33117716510:54:36 AM10:57:00 AMSteve Bassett, Todd Mcqueen
Morgan 2718917410:52:12 AM10:55:12 AMState Park
Beneteau 36CC18617110:52:48 AM10:55:48 AMMike Whitehead
Hunter Legend 3712010511:06:00 AM11:09:00 AMTom and Teresa
s2 7.918316810:53:24 AM10:56:24 AMWayne Mitchell
J/2818617110:52:48 AM10:55:48 AMCody Shaw
Gulfstar 3615914410:58:12 AM11:01:12 AMJim Mcgraw
Hobie 331059011:09:00 AM11:12:00 AMPaul Nahan
M-24 or V-64011710211:06:36 AM11:09:36 AMMike Spurgeon
Newport 28-220719210:48:36 AM10:51:36 AMMichael Kretk
Catalina 38713512011:03:00 AM11:06:00 AMBarry Nelson
Irwin Cit. 3813812311:02:24 AM11:05:24 AMEx Jade
J/2713512011:03:00 AM11:06:00 AMJohn Cooper
Beneteau 35.712911411:04:12 AM11:07:12 AMBrad Bledsoe
Beneteau 36.7937811:11:24 AM11:14:24 AMGreat I Am
J/105998411:10:12 AM11:13:12 AMVolmert
Hunter 29.520118610:49:48 AM10:52:48 AMWampler’s
Corsair513611:19:48 AM11:22:48 AMRex and Reba
Beneteau Platu13512011:03:00 AM11:06:00 AMMatt Plymate
Catalina 30 tall18917410:52:12 AM10:55:12 AMSteve Vinson
Hunter 43 Legend968111:10:48 AM11:13:48 AMCharles and Betty West
Catalina 250 K24322810:41:24 AM10:44:24 AMReed Shaw
Gemini Cat21620110:46:48 AM10:49:48 AMJohn Last
Catalina 3416515010:57:00 AM11:00:00 AMMoerer, Hamm, Suzy
S-2 9.114713211:00:36 AM11:03:36 AMJohn Borowski
J/2219518010:51:00 AM10:54:00 AMPhillip Cooper
Beneteau 3712911411:04:12 AM11:07:12 AMRhapsody in Blue

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