PGJSA Championship Series

The Series

The 2013 series will consist of the races held during the Invitationals hosted by Devon, Mattituck, Old Cove, Orient, Southampton and Southold Yacht Clubs (See PGJSA Event Calendar). 

The Classes

The following classes will be eligible for the 2013 Championship:
     Optimist White, Blue, Red
     C420
     Laser 4.7
     Laser Radial
     Laser Standard
     Sunfish Singles
     Sunfish Doubles 

Eligibility

Sails for all fleets must be class regulation sails.  Boats using non-regulation sails may be protested and will be disqualified from the event. A change of sail numbers after check-in, without notifying the Race Committee prior to the first race, will result in disqualification.

Optimist  

To qualify for the Championship:

* Optimist sailors must participate in at least 3 PGJSA Qualifiers and be a member of the PGJSA through their own club. 

* Optimist age rules apply with this exception: Sailors who begin the Series in a fleet shall remain in that fleet regardless of a mid-series birthday.   


C420, Laser, Sunfish  

To qualify for the Championship:

* Sailors must participate in at least 4 PGJSA Qualifiers and be a member of the PGJSA through their own club. 

* Applicants for all classes (except Sunfish Doubles) must not turn 19 years of age in the year of the event.  Sunfish Doubles, skipper and crew, must be 8 years of age in the year of the event and must not turn 14  years of age in the year of the event.  

* The skipper in the qualifying events must be consistent.  The crew may change.  

* Laser sailors shall remain with the rig chosen in their first race.  


Scoring

Invitationals & Qualifiers: The final standings of each regatta will be calculated using low point scoring based on the performance in each race of that event. There will be NO throw-outs.
PGJSA Championship: Low point scoring based on the final rankings of 3 Optimist Qualifiers and 4 C420, Laser, and Sunfish Qualifiers will be used to calculate the Series Champions. If a competitor participates in more than the required 3 or 4 Qualifiers the final rankings from the best 3 or 4 Qualifiers will be used. There must be at least 2 PGJSA Member Club entries in a fleet for the race to be scored as part of the Series. Scores of non-PGJSA Member Club participants during the season will NOT be included in the Championship calculations.

Awards

The top sailors will be recognized and prizes will be awarded at the final regatta and BBQ hosted by Devon Yacht Club on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. The PGJSA may also award the Frederick T. Markham Sportsmanship Trophy.