FCSA  2011  Organization!            www.sailjax.com 


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:


Navy Jax Yacht Club

Vicki Cross


Epping Forest Yacht Club

c/o  Rogers, Towers, P.A.


Florida Yacht Club

1301  Riverplace Boulevard, # 1500


North Florida Cruising Club

Jacksonville, FL  32207-9020


St. Augustine Yacht Club



Golden Isles Sailing Club

Website: Adam Norwood


Rudder Club of Jacksonville


2011 Board Members:

Handicapping Committee:


Brian Paul, NJYC


Tom Davis

Vice President

Graeme Nichol, EFYC


Dick Allsopp


Bill Derr, FYC


Graeme Nichol


Allen Jones, NFCC


Bill Derr


Jennifer Nouhalis, SAYC


Jeff Knoll


Brett Grover, GISC


Dan Floryan


Daniell Fondren, RCoJ


Brett Grover

Sub-Committee Chair

FCOC  Guy Anderson


Bubba Futch




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 for sending it to the Chief Handicapper for review.  Once approved by the Handicapping Committee, a 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 Offshore 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, Cruising.  Note that the Cruising class is a ‘Corinthian’ class for those new to racing and those less interested in the competition of it all.

All competitors must have a current PHRF rating from FCSA and be a member of a partner yacht club.

     Spring Series Trophy:  6 races; 1 throw out.

     Fall Series Trophy:  6 races; 1 throw out.

     Offshore Trophy:  7 races; 1 throw out.



Race Scoring will be the low point system, 2009-2012 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 2009-2012 Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix A8.