Series Explanations

This webpage is to clarify the club championships that exist and what regattas count towards each of these championships.

2016 Centennial Regatta / Season Championships – 2016 Fleet Championship & Centennial Guidelines

RESULTS – 2016 Fleet Champions / Centennial Qualifiers 
RESULTS – 2015 Fleet Champions / Centennial Qualifiers
RESULTS – 2014 Fleet Champions / Centennial Qualifiers 

The Centennial Regatta is the “Champion of Champions” event that takes place at the very end of the racing year (usually in the following calendar year in early to mid January).  The participants are comprised of the Overall Season Champion from each of the current SBYC fleets.  Many fleets have different series guidelines for how to win their respecitve fleet, so please see below for specifics regarding each fleet.  There are also some specific guidelines that qualified skippers must meet listed in the following document:

2016 Challenge Cup SeriesChallenge Cup Series Notice of Race & Format 
Event Page and Current Results:  http://sbycracing.org/2016-challenge-cup-series/

RESULTS – 2016 Challenge Cup Series – FINAL
RESULTS – 2015 Challenge Cup Series – FINAL
RESULTS – 2014 Challenge Cup Series – FINAL

The Challenge Cup Series is comprised of four seasonal regattas (listed below).

Perpetual Trophy:  Challenge Cup
Counting Regattas (up to 3 discarded races allowed depending on total number sailed):

  • Spring Regatta (PHRF – March 19 / OD – March 20)
  • Summer Regatta (OD – June 11 / PHRF – June 12)
  • Fall Regatta (PHRF – Oct. 8 / OD – Oct. 9)
  • Holiday Regatta (OD/PHRF – Dec. 3-4)

2015 Wilson SeriesNotice of Race & Format

2015 Wilson Series Event Page
RESULTS – 2015 Wilson Series
RESULTS – 2014 Wilson Series

The Wilson Series is composed of six long distance island races.  There is a PHRF ‘A’ division and a PHRF ‘B’ division.  This series is open to members and non-members alike.   

Perpetual Trophy:  Wilson Trophy for PHRF A / Iddings Anniversary Trophy for PHRF B.
Counting Regattas/Races (no discards):

  • Tower Race – hosted by SBYC (April 4)
  • Hardway Race – hosted by PBYC/SBSC (May 16th-17th)
    • PHRF A fleet – Hardway course only for Wilson points.
    • PHRF B fleet – Coastal Spinnaker Course only for Wilson points.
  • Milt Ingram – hosted by PBYC (July 11th-12th)
  • Santa Barbara to King Harbor – hosted by SBYC/KHYC (July 24th-25th)
  • Tri-Point Ocean Race – hosted by PBYC (August 15th)
  • Fulmor Race – hosted by SBYC (September 26th-27th)

2016 PHRF A / PHRF B Overall Season Champion
To be eligible to be the Santa Barbara Yacht Club PHRF A or PHRF B Overall Season Champion, each competitor must meet the eligibility requirements of the Centennial Qualification Guidelines listed here: 2016 Fleet Championship & Centennial Guidelines

Perpetual Trophy:  PHRF A – R.W. Caspers Trophy / PHRF B – Graham George Trophy
Counting Regattas:

  • Hot Rum Series (series counts as one regatta score)
  • Opening Day
  • Wilson Series (series counts as one regatta score)
  • Spring PHRF Regatta
  • Summer PHRF Regatta
  • Fall PHRF Regatta
  • Holiday Regatta

2016 Melges 24 Overall Season Champion
To be the Melges 24 Season Champion for SBYC, a competitor must meet the eligibility requirements listed in the 2016 Fleet Championship & Centennial Guidelines and have the best regatta scores in the following events.

Perpetual Trophy:  None currently
Counting Regattas :

  • Melges California Cup (Spring) Regatta
  • Summer One Design Regatta
  • Summer Wet Wednesday Series
  • Fall One Design Regatta
  • Double-Handed Race
  • Holiday Regatta

2016 Harbor 20 Overall Season Champion
The Harbor 20 fleet champion will use the following regattas to define their season champion.  More information can be found at: 2016 Fleet Championship & Centennial Guidelines

Perpetual Trophy:  Kieding Perpetual
Counting Regattas:

  • Spring One Design Regatta
  • Cinco De Mayo Regatta (SBSC)
  • Fiesta Cup (or Guacamole Cup if the fleet is not invited to sail Fiesta Cup)
  • Summer One Design Regatta
  • Fall One Design Regatta
  • Goblin Regatta (SBSC)
  • Holiday Regatta

2016 J-105 Overall Season Champion
The J-105 fleet champion will use the following regattas to define their season champion.  More information can be found at: 2016 Fleet Championship & Centennial Guidelines

Perpetual Trophy:  J-105 Season Champion
Counting Regattas:

  • Hot Rum Series
  • Spring One Design Regatta
  • Summer One Design Regatta
  • Fall One Design Regatta
  • Holiday Regatta (each day counts as a single regatta)

2016 J-24 Overall Season Champion
The J-24 series is scored as a high point series, so the more boats that compete in an event the more points the event is worth.  Please see 2016 Fleet Championship & Centennial Guidelines and the scoring process outlined below.

Perpetual Trophy:  Michael Baran Memorial Trophy
Counting Regattas:

  • SBYC & SBSC Opening Days (scored together as one event)
  • Spring Wet Wednesday
  • Summer Wet Wednesday
  • Fall Wet Wednesday
  • Cinco De Mayo (SBSC)
  • Goblin Regatta (SBSC)
  • SBYC Championship Series (I.E. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Holiday One Design Regattas scored as one event)

Scoring:
1st place: total no. of boats entered in race/series +1
2nd place: total no of boats -1
3rd place: total no. of boats -2…
Last place: 1 point

*Only Santa Barbara J-24’s may win the local class championship and only SBYC members may win the SBYC overall season championship and be eligible for the Centennial Regatta.

CHRF/H Fleet Overall Season Champion
The Club Handicap season champion will be determined by combining each yacht’s finish from the H fleet and CHRF seasons.  Boats entered by members of clubs other than SBYC will be removed from the H fleet scoring prior to this calculation. The lowest combined score determines the Handicap Champion and skipper qualified to race in the Centennial Regatta.  For example, if a competitor places 4th in the CHRF High Point, and 3rd overall in WW, its score is 7. 

2016 Fleet Championship & Centennial Guidelines