Notice of Race: Frostbite Race – Sunday, October 8, 2017


2017 GPSC Frostbite Race Notice of Race (pdf)


NOTICE OF RACE for the 2017 GPSC Frostbite

The Annual GPSC Frostbite Race is open to all seaworthy GPSC member monohull sailing yachts. It is comprised of:

One Race on Sunday, October 8, 2017

First Warning signal scheduled for approximately 1255 hours

The race starts and finishes off Windmill Pointe Marina, located in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.

MANAGEMENT RULES: The Race will be governed by the Sailing Instructions (SI) and the current “Racing Rules of Sailing” (RRS), including US Sailing Prescriptions, except as amended by the Sailing Instructions. The Race Committee shall have the authority to establish the Racing Conditions and to interpret the Racing Rules.

REGISTRATION: All entrants must notify the race committee of their intention to race. The 2017 Registration Form need only be filled out and submitted to the committee if the boat was not previously registered for GPSC race events earlier in 2017 (Spring/Summer/Fall Series). NOTE: Only those not previously registered in the Sundown series must submit a fee of $10, for boats owned by GPSC club members, (checks made payable to the Grosse Pointe Sail Club or cash). The Registration Form is included herein for those who were not previously registered. Forward the Registration Form, if needed, to:

GPSC Frostbite
C/O Mike Sherwood
1053 Yorkshire
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

If you intend to race, call, text, or email me or send an email to

WEBSITE: The GPSC website has a copy of the Notice of Race/Registration Form and will have a copy of the Sailing Instructions for the Frostbite.

AWARDS: Flags will be awarded for first, second and third place class finishers. Race Results will be announced at the Chili Party after the race. Results are usually posted the day after the races on the GPSC website. Flag awards will be presented at the Annual awards party held November 4, 2017 at the Tompkins Center building, Windmill Pointe Park.

CLASSES and STARTS: Race is two Jib and Main (JAM) classes, A (rating 153 and below) and B (rating 156 and above), with the warning to the first start scheduled for approx. 1255 hours. Starting class flag shall be code pennant 1 for start 1 (JAM A) and code pennant 2 for start 2 (JAM B). The PHRF ratings that define the division of the classes are listed in the Frostbite Sailing Instructions.

COURSES: Courses (Standard and Shortened) are set forth in the Frostbite Sailing Instructions (S.I.). Standard course is 6.7 NM and the shortened course is 4.6 NM. Start and finish are off the corner of Windmill Point Park

Marina. The course extends roughly NE into Lake St. Clair.