AHYC Ms. Race
August 18, 2018
The Ms. Race is an annual charity sailing regatta hosted by the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club each August, to benefit 180 Turning Lives Around. It is a race sponsored by and for women, with the support of the AHYC club members and race committee. 2018 marks the 14th Annual Ms. Race event to be held on August 18th. Participation in the race features all female skippers and crews. The Ms. Race has experienced increased popularity and heightened presence since its inception.
Proceeds from the Ms. Race as well as other related special events throughout the year are donated to “180“, a Monmouth County N.J. based private, non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. The goal of this year’s Ms. Race is to expand participation of women and girls of all ages including partnership with AHSEP, the Atlantic Highlands Sailing Education Program, and to raise additional funds for 180 Turning Lives Around through increased donations and sponsorships. All women sailors, with their boats and crews, are encouraged and welcome to participate.
Women who don’t have a boat but would like to take part in this year’s race are encouraged to contact the Ms. Race Committee to be placed as crew on a participating sailboat. Contact Eileen firstname.lastname@example.org, Diane email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about this year’s race. We look forward to your participation and support.
Host Club: Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club
Location: AHYC Olympic Circle on Sandy Hook Bay
Eligibility: The AHYC Ms. Race is open to sailing yachts with a valid
2018 PHRF-MA rating certificate and to yachts that race one design. Skipper and all crew must be female.
Type of Race: Pursuit start (boats start in order based on PHRF ratings – slower boats start earlier than faster boats)
Divisions: All PHRF yachts will race NON-Spinnaker. The race must
have at least 3 boats registered to count. One design fleets will be accommodated with a 3-boat minimum. Class rules apply.
Date/Time: Saturday, August 18, 2018
0930 – 1100 hrs – Free Continental Breakfast; Skipper/Crew Meeting; Sailing Seminar
1300 hrs – START for first boat
1630 hrs – 1930 hrs – Awards Ceremony, Hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, dessert, 50/50 Raffle & Charity Auction. Price TBD.
Entry Due: August 18, 2018 at Skippers/Crew Meeting or before via Regatta
Fee: $25.00 to AHYC Race Committee via Regatta Network PLUS
$50.00 Minimum donation, payable by check, made out to
“180 Turning Lives Around” (state charity registration #CH0070600). Deliver to the Ms. Race Committee the day of the event.
Extra donations/sponsorships are encouraged.
Registration: Online only at: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/17198
Sailing Instructions: All SIs are contained in the AHYC Race Booklet (available at the skippers’ meeting)