FCSA  2014  Organization!            www.sailjax.com 


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


FCSA Partner Yacht Clubs:

FCSA Address:


Epping Forest Yacht Club

4446  Hendricks Avenue, # 227


Florida Yacht Club

Jacksonville  FL  32207


Halifax River Yacht Club



Navy Jax Yacht Club



North Florida Cruising Club



Rudder Club of Jacksonville

Website: WebMaster


Smyrna Yacht Club



St. Augustine Yacht Club



2014 Board Members:

Handicapping Committee:


Tom Davis


Adam Norwood

EFYC Representative

Mike Barile


FYC Representative

Lynn Ellis


HRYC Representative

Dave Huff


NJYC Representative

Brian Paul



NFCC Representative

John Spierre


RCoJ Representative

Kim Brew


SYC Representative

Phil Cornett


SAYC Representative

Dave Patrick


Sub-Committee Chair

FCOC  Guy Anderson

Sub-Committee Chair

WSN  Susan Grich




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 – keep a copy on board.


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.

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

     St. Johns River Spring Series Trophy:  6 races; 1 throw out.

     St. Johns River Fall Series Trophy:  6 races; 1 throw out.

     Offshore Trophy:  14 races; 7 throw outs.

     WSN - Women’s Series:  4 races; 0 throw outs.



Individual Race Scoring will be the low point system, 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix A4.

FCSA Series scoring will be in accordance with the following.

       DNF, RAF = number that started the race

       DNS, DSQ = number that came to the starting area

       DNC = number that registered and attempted to race

       DNE = number entered in the series + 1

       Ties will be decided using the 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix A8.