The race is sailed on a triangular, windward-leeward course of 20-30 miles, using Gales Ledge Buoy (A), Eastern Point Whistle (B) and Newcombs Ledge Whistle (D) as marks of the course. Each mark is designated by a letter to simplify posting the course.
Gales Ledge BuoyR N6 A
Eastern Point Whistle F1 R 4 Sec.-R 2 B
Newcombs Ledge Whistle F1 G 4 Sec.-1 D
Posted at the stern of Trident, the Race Committee Boat, is a number which indicates the race course in accordance with the sequence of marks:
COURSE NO. FOLLOW THESE MARKS SEQUENTIALLY
Based on weather conditions, either course No. 3 or No. 5 will be selected. For Course 3, leave all marks to Starboard. For Course 5, leave all marks to Port.
Any skipper who does not honor the marks will be disqualified. The course may be shortened at the discretion of the Race Committee. Listen for the two gun signal and look for the S flag and the yellow flag, indicating Trident is on station at the Finish. The Race Committee Boat Monitors VHF 72.