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Sandy MacVickar Regatta

When:
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016
Where:
Severn Sailing Association
311 First St.
Annapolis, MD  21403

Additional Info:
Contact:
James Rountree
Category:
Junior Program
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Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
C420 Registration
Laser Registration
Laser Radial Registration
Opti Red Fleet Registration
Opti White Fleet Registration
Opti Blue Fleet Registration
Opti Green Fleet Registration

Important Information to Read

To alleviate potential crowding and bottlenecks, some of the larger travel groups will remain at one club or the other for the duration of SSA Sandy MacVickar and AYC Jr regattas.  This should make for much smoother shore operations. Sailors will need to be transported back and forth for skippers meetings and other activities, but accommodating the launch/return/overnight from two locations is HUGE and will be very much appreciated by the participants and parents.

AYC, NERYC and FBYC will launch/return at AYC for both events.  AYC will have the lower sailing center lot for trailer storage only, and the parking lot by the Junior Building for car parking.  For parking at the AYC Junior Building lot, please follow the direction of the AYC parking attendants, but parking of cars will be very limited – be prepared to unload, and park on the street.

SSA, HYC and TAYC will launch/return at SSA for both events.  There will be no parking available at SSA – be prepared to unload and park on the street.

Walk-in registrations will stay at the club hosting the regatta they are registering for that day.  Example: If they register the day of the regatta at SSA, they will stay at SSA for both the SSA and AYC regatta.

Sailboat trailer storage will happen at AYC for the assigned clubs to AYC first, then if there is still room, trailers from the SSA assigned teams will be accommodated.  

All powerboats must be launched from Truxton Park and their trailers must stay there too.  There is no powerboat launching at either SSA or AYC using the hoists.

There isn't any parking in the SSA parking lot and cars/trailers will need to park on the street or at AYC.

All sailors will eat lunch on the water. 

Wraps are available for purchase from CTC Café for the above regatta.  All lunches must be pre-ordered by noon on Tuesday, July 5 by contacting Cindy Russell, Café Manager, CTCCatering@mail.com
Ham & Swiss Wrap or Turkey Cheese includes a bag of chips and cookie for $5.00

CTC Café will be open from 9:00am for breakfast sandwiches and coffee until 1:30pm and will reopen approximately 4:00pm, based on the return time and will close no later than 5:30.

If you have any questions, feel free to SSA Jr Sailing James Rountree via email: sailing@severnsailing.org or cell: 410-263-0071

 

NOTICE OF RACE

 

1 RULES

This regatta will be governed by the current The Racing Rules Of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS), as adopted by US Sailing, the Rules of the 420 Class Association, the International Laser Class Association and the International Optimist Dinghy Association, except as any of these are altered by this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.

 

2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

2.1 This regatta is open to all boats of the C420, Laser Radial, Laser Full, and Optimist classes.

2.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing through:

a) http://www.severnsailing.org/ - look for the regatta in the racing and events calendar and register/ in the appropriate class

b) A registration form on site that will be available starting 0900 July 6, 2016. The form will need to be submitted to a designated SSA employee along the registration fee payable by cash or check to “Severn Sailing Association.” Sailors who register through this method cannot be guaranteed a Sandy MacVickar t-shirt.  

 

3 FEES

$30 per competitor ($50 total for C420). Fee includes a t-shirt, after-sailing ice cream and music. All competitors who register online via http://www.severnsailing.org/ before July 1 are guaranteed a Sandy MacVickar t-shirt, otherwise this cannot be guaranteed.  

 

4 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday (7/5)

1930 – 2200 Boat drop off

 

Wednesday (7/6)

0900 Registration Opens

1000 Competitors Meeting

1030 Harbor Start

ASAP after 1100 Warning Signal for Race One

1630 No Start After

Awards and ice cream to follow ASAP

 

5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available starting at 1200 July 5.

 

6 VENUE

When possible, the C420, Laser, and Laser Radial classes will sail in the area near Bembe Beach (Area A). The Optimist Red, White and Blue Fleets will race near Horn Point and the mouth of Back Creek (Area B). The Optimist Green Fleet will race in Annapolis harbor near the Naval Academy Seawall (Area C).

 

7 COURSES

The courses will be posted on the official regatta notice board, located in the snack bar area at SSA and in the SI’s. Course boards on the RC Boat will display the identifying number or name of the course to sail. The C420/Laser/Laser Radial/ start/finish line will be restricted during the race.

 

8 SCORING

8.1 The Low-Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A, will apply.

8.2 One race shall constitute a regatta

 

9 LUNCHES AND WATER

9.1 Please bring your own lunch. Lunch and snacks will be available to purchase at the CTC Café (SSA’s snack bar).

9.2 Please bring your own water bottles - there are several places to fill up your water bottle at SSA.


SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

 1 RULES

This regatta will be governed by the current The Racing Rules Of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS), as adopted by US Sailing, the Rules of the 420 Class Association, the International Laser Class Association and the International Optimist Dinghy Association, except as any of these are altered by this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.

 

2 NOTICE TO COMPETITORS

Notices to competitors will be posted on the official regatta notice board located in the snack bar area of the clubhouse.

 

3 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0900 on the day it will take effect.

 

4 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed from the SSA main clubhouse flagpole.

4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in the race signal AP.

 

5 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday (7/1)
0900 Registration Opens
1000 Competitors Meeting
1030 Harbor Start
ASAP after 1100 Warning Signal for Race One
1630 No Start After

Awards and pizza to follow ASAP

 

6 RACING AREAS

When possible, the C420, Laser, and Laser Radial classes will sail in the area near Bembe Beach (Area A). The Optimist Red, White and Blue Fleets will race near Horn Point and the mouth of Back Creek (Area B). The Optimist Green Fleet will race in Annapolis harbor near the Naval Academy Seawall (Area C).

 

7 COURSES

The courses will be posted on the official regatta notice board, located in the snack bar area at SSA. Course boards on the RC Boat will display the identifying number or name of the course to sail. Attachment 1 shows the courses, including approximate angles between legs and the order in which marks are to be passed.  All marks are to be passed to port.

 

8 MARKS Marks will be orange balls on the Optimist green fleet course Area C; short, orange cylinder marks on the Optimist course (Area B); and tall cylinders on the C420, Laser, Laser Radial Course (Area A).

 

9 START

9.1 Races will be started using the 3 minute Sound Signal Starting System described in RRS Appendix S.

9.2 The starting line will be between a line or staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee Signal Boat and the windward edge of an orange buoy.

9.3 A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes rules A4 and A5.

9.4 Area A and B individual recalls will be signaled in accordance with RRS 29.1, Optimist Green individual recalls will be signaled in accordance with S6

9.5 General recalls will be signaled in accordance with RRS 29.2

 

10 CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE

When a major wind shift occurs, the Race Committee may reposition a mark of the course provided that no boat is on that leg of the course. The Race Committee will not display flag C. The replacement mark will be identical to the original mark.

 

11 FINISH

The finish will be between the orange flag on the Race Committee boat and the nearby mark. After finishing, boats must clear the finish area to avoid other competitors who are still racing.

 

12 PROTESTS

RRS 61.1(a) is modified to require that notice of intent to protest and the number of the protested yacht must be given immediately after finishing by hailing the Race Committee representative. This person will be located on the finish boat. Protests shall be lodged on forms available at the regatta headquarters. The completed protest form must be filed no later than one hour after the signal boat returns to the dock. The close of the protest time will be posted on the Regatta Notice Board as soon as possible. Protests will be heard as soon as possible and approximately in the order received.

 

13 SCORING

13.1 The Low-Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A, will apply.

13.2 One race shall constitute a regatta

13.3 Ties shall be broken under provisions of RRS Appendix A Section 8

13.4 Five races are scheduled

13.5 If five races are completed a boat shall exclude her worst score.

 

14 SAFETY

14.1 All competitors are required to pass by the stern of the race committee boat on starboard tack and hail the scorer with their sail number before the first race. This verifies competitors’ intent to compete. Boats failing to check in will not be scored.

14.2 Competitors AND coaches shall wear USCG approved Type III Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) at all times while afloat. Inflatable type PFDs are not permitted.

14.3 Failure to comply with 9.1 will be grounds for disqualification from all races sailed in violation of those instructions.

14.4 In the case of a coach not complying with 9.1, all sailors associated with his / her club will be disqualified from all races.

14.5 Competitors and/or coaches shall supply the equipment to meet the requirements of 9.1.

14.6 At their discretion, the Race Committee may require a competitor to retire from racing if the competitor is determined to be a risk to their own or others’ safety.

14.7 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

15 SUPPORT BOATS

15.1 Coaches, parents, and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start until all boats have finished or retired, or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall, or abandonment.

15.2 Coaching is only permitted between races. Any communication with a competitor during a race is considered outside assistance and is the same as “coaching.” Any competitor receiving outside assistance will be disqualified with the following exception:

- On the Green fleet course, coaches will be permitted to assist the boats in the last five places of any race if that assistance is deemed necessary for the efficient completion of the series.

 

16 TRASH DISPOSAL

Boats shall not put trash in the water. Boats observed discharging trash in any place unintended for trash shall be disqualified from all races.

 

17 RADIO COMMUNICATION

Radio channels monitored by race committees will be as follows:

Area A: 65A

Area B: 69

Area C: 71

 

18 PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded for 1st - 3rd for C420, Laser, Laser Radial and Opti White, Blue, Red, Green. In addition, 1st – 5th will be awarded overall in the Opti fleet, and awards will be given to the top girl competitors in the Laser and Opti fleet, and to the top all-girl C420 team. All Green fleet competitors will receive participation awards.

 

19 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta

 

20 CONTACTS

James Rountree SSA
Junior Program Director
(o) 410-263-0071
sailing@severnsailing

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