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Offline snowhawk

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list of races
« on: March 22, 2011, 21:38:43 PM »
I just joined this forum because I'm thinking of getting a Mini and was wondering if someone could help me compile a list of races that have a mini component on the East Coast of the US, Bermuda 1-2, etc.  I'm located on the south end of Long Island Sound.     

Offline thedinghydock

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Re: list of races
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 21:32:59 PM »

There are a bunch of races that allow mini's to enter.  The closest to you is the Greenport Ocean Race.  Out of Newport you have the Bermuda 1-2, Solo Twin and the Ida Lewis distance Race.  The Annapolis Race has let Mini's race as well.  There are more races the further south you go.  Basically, almost every major US race will allow mini's as long as we can get enough boats for a class. 

Feel free to contact me directly for more information.  I am located at the east end of Long Island.


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Re: list of races
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 08:30:19 AM »
I'm on the west coast. Do the races on the east coast that allow minis to race as a class let them race without PHRF ratings? I think this is how the Bermuda 1-2 is right? So you only racing against other minis not the rest of the fleet? 
Then if that's how it is how do you handle the series and protos? You don't get enough for two classes do you?
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Re: list of races
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 17:44:07 PM »
The Bermuda 1-2 lets them race as a separate class.  They mix the Protos with the Series boats and score them as if they were the same boat.  If we got more participation we could separate the class and score the Proto and Series class individually.

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Re: list of races
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 12:59:16 PM »
Hello Snowhawk,
Do you know the Class MiniNorth America (non-profit association) forum:
lot of information on races and more

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Re: list of races
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 03:32:29 AM »

I will be adding distance/quals as I have time.  Unless otherwise noted, all NORs state "At the sole discretion of the OA, other offshore experience may be accepted" in lieu of the listed requirements.  Information will be updated as of the most recent set of NORs available to me as of Sept 2018.  Additionally, some of the races require the 2 day hands-on safety at sea (S@S) seminar for all or a portion of the crew.  I will not list this separately, as it is recommended for anyone sailing offshore.

East Coast

Halifax St-Pierre 350nm between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

Block Island YRA-LIS Category A 186nm  Double-handed only, no single-handed class.  No listed qualifications besides S@S for both crew members. 2018 Notice Board

Bermuda 1-2 635nm Mini skippers must have a 200nm qualifier of at least 48 hours plus an additional 300nm logged on the boat in addition to a sailing resume. 2017 NOR

Newport to Bermuda 635nm Offshore Experience Form required when applying for entry. 2018 NOR

Annapolis to Bermuda 753nm Captain and crew must submit sailing resume and have logged at least 500nm of racing or cruising including overnight sailing. 2018 NOR

Marblehead to Halifax - Category 2 363nm  Double-handed only, no single-handed class.  Qualification: "The navigator and two watch captains (one for double-handed entries) shall each have completed, in their respective roles, in no less than 3 offshore races, each no less than 90 nautical miles in length."  2017 NOR

Around Long Island Category A 205nm Double handed, no listed experience requirements 2018 NOR

Downeast Challenge (Marblehead to Boothbay)
100nm Single/Double Handed, no listed qualifications. 2018 NOR

Around Monhegan  Category 4 105nm Single or double handed.  No skipper qualifications required. 2018 NOR

Ida Lewis 112-169nm Double handed only, No listed qualifications. 2018 NOR

Vineyard Race
Category A 238nm Double Handed only, no listed qualifications. 2018 NOR

Maine Rocks Race Category 3 112nm Single or Doublehanded, Singlehanded entrants may be required to submit a resume showing a 50nm solo passage on the vessel they intend to race.  2018 NOR

Marion Bermuda 645nm Double handed only.  At the time of entry, Skipper and crew must submit resume showing at least 250nm of offshore passages. 2019 NOR

Offshore 160 160nm Category 3 Race. Single-handed only.  Skipper must have completed a single-handed passage under sail of at least 25nm without the company of another vessel aboard the yacht with which one intends to race.  Additionally, first time participants are required to provide a log showing relevant experience and good yachtsmanship. 2018 NOR

New England Solo/Twin  65-120nm  Single or Doublehanded classes available.  New entrants must include a log of experience showing at least one 25nm single or doublehanded passage. 2018 NOR

Greenport Ocean Race Category 3 80nm No listed divisions or qualifications. 2017 NOR

West Coast

The Shaka Challenge

Meridian 400




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