The Ramsey

The Ramsey contest is one of the longest running races in Southern California. It is unique because it circumnavigates Catalina Island, starting at the Isthmus and continuing counterclockwise around the backside and finishing at Avalon.  The course is especially challenging owing to the fact that there are no buoys and all marks to be called are features on the shoreline.  The conclusion at Avalon Harbor and the awards banquet at the Catalina Island Yacht Club facility are a favorite for all.

Contest:
Ramsey
Date:(see current Schedule)
Saturday, mid-September
Type:
Brugman
Host:
Catalina Island Yacht Club
Venue:
Approximately 35 NM course commencing at Isthmus Harbor Catalina, and proceeding around the West End, past Cat Harbor, past Ben Weston Point, around the East End, and finishing at Avalon.
Schedule:
No skippers meeting.  Start times assigned at Shoreline presentation or via VHF Saturday morning.  Vessels depart the Isthmus on Saturday morning, arriving at Avalon early Saturday afternoon.  Awards banquet is Saturday evening.  Some skippers leave Sunday, others stay till Monday.
Moorage:
Moorings are arranged by Catalina Island YC for registered contestants.
Observers:
Skippers supply their own qualified observers.
Dress:
Saturday banquet: neat boating casual.
Additional:
Many facilities available ashore at Avalon.  Some skippers stay over Sunday night and meet ashore at Armstrong’s Pizza for dinner.

2017 RESULTS

Contest Number: 14 Date: Sept. 16 Contestants: 6
Distance: 29.9 Miles Number Of Legs: 7 No Handicap

PLACE SCCA # 
NACA #
SKIPPER
VESSEL
CLUB
ERROR
POINTS 
1 14 20 Tom Collins Misty Sea HHYC 0.326% 972
2 6 0 Kirby Holte Life Is Grand HYC 0.372% 837
3 302 964 Burnell Blockhus Grand Plan CYC 0.966% 703
4 170 1021 Bill McCormick Inamorata HHYC 1.060% 569
5 0 0 Randee Wood Auntie Gravity HHYC 1.637% 434
6 7 0 Rick Tarantino Sandpiper HHYC 3.316% 300

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