FCSA  2008  Organization!


The First Coast Sailing Association  task is to handicap sailboats (PHRF), make up the yearly schedule, sponsor the Interclub Regatta, and hold an Awards and General Meeting in January.


FCSA Partner Yacht Clubs:

FCSA Address:


North Florida Cruising Club

Vicki Cross


Rudder Club of Jacksonville

c/o  Rogers, Towers, P.A.


Epping Forest Yacht Club

1301  Riverplace Boulevard, # 1500


Navy Jax Yacht Club

Jacksonville, FL  32207-9020


Florida Yacht Club



2008 Board Members:



Hal Neill, EFYC


Bubba Futch  Sub-committee Chair

Vice President (Webmaster)

Adam Norwood, NFCC


Tom Davis


Hal Runnfeldt, RC


Ron Gispanski


Todd Tippin, FYC


Hal Neill


Brian Paul, NJYC


Dick Allsopp

Admin Secretary

Vicki Cross


Ron Curtis






See your club handicapper to get a PHRF rating.

New rating certificate - $35.  Annual renewals are $30 due by February 01 ($35 thereafter).


Club handicappers will help a skipper complete the rating questionnaire and send it to the chief handicapper for approval.  The rating certificate will be mailed to the skipper.  Skippers should have their rating certificate available at every race.


Rating Appeals:  Skipper must write a letter to the Chief Handicapper explaining the reason for a rating appeal (mail letter to Vicki Cross).  Chief Handicapper will meet with club handicappers to discuss and vote on the appeal.


Series Trophies:

FCSA offers three series of PHRF races this year:  Spring Series Trophy, Fall Series Trophy, and Ocean  Trophy.  When a rated boat is entered in a club race, noted as a FCSA points race on the schedule, the boat is competing for a club trophy for that race and points toward the yearly trophy for the series.  Trophies are awarded in three classes:  Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Cruiser.

All competitors must have a current PHRF rating and be a member of a club.

     Spring Series Trophy:  6 races; 1 throw out.

     Fall Series Trophy:  6 races; 1 throw out.

     Ocean Trophy:  5 races; 1 throw out.



Race Scoring will be the low point system, 2005-2008 Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix A4.

Series scoring will be in accordance with the following, with one throw-out per series.

     DNF = number that started the race

     DNS, RAF = number that entered and came to the race

     DNC, DSQ = 1 + number that entered and came to the race

     DNE = 1 + number entered in the series

     Ties will be decided using the 2005-2008 Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix A8.