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The Venice Sailing Squadron 2017-18 Racing Season has concluded.  All that's left to do is go to the Change of Watch party on Sunday May 20th and cheer for the trophy winners!  Click for details!
  Click HERE to read the VSS season wrap-up and more about what happened.

The History of the Venice Green Flash Tuesday Evening Races, Summer 2017 is Below.  I hope to get Season 7 to start soon after some required maintainence has been done!  Watch this spot.

There's gold at the end of the rainbow


This web site, and VHF Channel 69, will serve as the �Official Notice Board� for all communications for all Green Flash races. Check the Notices� often and tune your VHF radio to VHF Channel 69 as soon as you get ready to go out. The Race Committee will try to keep you aware of what's going on all of the time.  Send comments or suggestions to John Lynch <>. You MUST know your PHRF RLC rating in order to start at the proper time. See


2018 NEWS

2017 NEWS

2017 April - May Final Results

2017 June - July Final Results

2017 August - September Final Results

2016 NEWS

Notices - the Green Flash official notice board
The Notice of Series (NOS) and Sailing Instructions (SIs)
Course buoy positions and course vectors
Some ratings and starting times for boats that have sailed with VSS or Green Flash
Safety Requirements
The Racing Rules of Sailing & The Equipment Rules of Sailing
A printable Protest Form


A Green Flash from the Sun 
Image Credit & Copyright: Daniel L�pez (El Cielo de Canarias)

Explanation: Many think it is just a myth. Others think it is true but its cause isn't known. Adventurers pride themselves on having seen it. It's a green flash from the Sun. The truth is the green flash does exist and its cause is well understood. Just as the setting Sun disappears completely from view, a last glimmer appears startlingly green. The effect is typically visible only from locations with a low, distant horizon, and lasts just a few seconds. A green flash is also visible for a rising Sun, but takes better timing to spot. A dramatic green flash, as well as an even more rare red flash, was caught in the above photograph recently observed during a sunset visible from the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos in the Canary Islands, Spain. The Sun itself does not turn partly green or red -- the effect is caused by layers of the Earth's atmosphere acting like a prism.

John Lynch � 2016

The Sarasota Bay Yachting Association Boat of the Year (BOTY) series is underway and you can click HERE for the SBYA website.

WFPHRF is the organization that provides our PHRF ratings and BOTY trophies.  Click HERE for a link to the website.

Some useful documents from US Sailing and World Sailing, including a large collection of PHRF ratings, can be found by clicking HERE.