Thank you so much. Now I have another link so I can sail from my couch when the
water is too far away. I go to the Farallone webcam everyday.
Point well taken from Javier.
See you at Richmond, I got a crew job!
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From: Nancy & Pat Broderick <broderic at sonic.net>
To: javier jerez <javier_jerez at yahoo.com>; Santana 22 - Thomas McIntyre
<tmc664 at comcast.net>; jblundquist at yahoo.com
Cc: "Satanna 22, List" <tuna at myfleet.org>
Sent: Fri, October 22, 2010 3:50:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Santana 22] Nav lights
Javier & Tom & John,
I agree with Javier that having proper navigation lights (sidelights/stern
light) is best and safest, but here's a reference to what the law says:
Boats under 7 meters in length, and capable of not more than 7 knots, can use
an all round light/torch. Motor or sail.
Portable lights are usually not "legal" since they don't show the prescribed 1
or 2 miles distance, especially if their dry cell batteries are not new - and
the batteries run down at an alarming rate. Even if you use them, I'd strongly
suggest keeping a strong flashlight in the cockpit to shine on the main when you
see another boat in the area after dark. Most of the time you're motoring with
the main up anyway to stabilize the boat.
There are some new LED portables that do emit a much brighter light - and use
much less juice from the batteries, but they're expensive (as are all LED
lights). But, whether fixed or portable, LEDs use a fraction of the amps that
regular light do, and that can be very helpful on a Santana 22 where charging
the 12 volt battery is sometimes a problem.
John, About competing in the RYC Pumpkin next weekend. You don't need to belong
to anything - Association, Yacht Club, etc. Since you're competing on a
one-design division, you also don't need a PHRF Certificate (and as YRA
Chairman, I'm supposed to urge you to get one!). The RYC Pumpkin entry form
asks for your PHRF rating (234 if you're using a chute or genoa and 237 if
you're using the class jib and no chute), but doesn't require you to send a copy
of the certificate in. You're fellow Santana sailors will police whether you're
doing the right thing.
Most Club "Beer Can" type races (mid-winters, weeknight summer races, etc.)
don't require yacht club membership and I don't think I've seen an entry form
that asks about association membership either. They usually - but on always -
require a PHRF Certificate. However, where there's a Santana 22 One Design
class/division of 5 or more boats they usually don't.
On Oct 22, 2010, at 3:19 PM, javier jerez wrote:
>>Even though it might be legal you'd still be a potentail hazard to yourself and
>others on the water. I have portable bow and stern lights that you can borrow.
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