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Notice of Race

March 19, 20, 21, 2010
Pontchartrain Yacht Club
Mandeville, Louisiana

The Hobie 33 Class is the Organizing Authority for this regatta in cooperation with Pontchartrain Yacht Club (PYC). This is an official Hobie 33 Class sanctioned event.

Regatta Contact: Steven Attard: Cell Phone 734-652-1053, home phone: 734-847-2124. Email:

1. Rules

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the 2009-2012 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). This is a Category C Advertising (see RRS 76.1 and 79), participants are urged to refrain from displaying advertisements for businesses or products competing with those of the primary and support sponsors of the event.

1.2 The Sailing Instructions may include a provision for arbitration of protests involving rules of Part 2 of the RRS when not more then two boats are involved. This will change RRS 60.1(b), 63.1, 63.6, and 66.

2. Eligibility

2.1. The regatta is open to all Hobie 33 class legal sailboats. This is a Hobie 33 - One Design regatta. One member of each boat must be a current Hobie 33 Class Association member. Membership dues of $30.00 are included in the registration fee.

3. Entries

3.1 Entries will be received by mail up to March 12, 2010. We will accept registrations up to Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at PYC. Send early entries to Steven Attard, 1284 Brandywine St., Temperance, MI 48182, or email your entry to An early head count will make planning easier.

3.2 Entry Fee: $130.00 to be paid at registration on Thursday, March 18, 2010

3.3 Thursday evening fried turkey dinner provided by Dave Bolyard of Ullman Sails-Gulf Coast, free keg provided by Hobie 33 class.

3.4. Friday: Breakfast-donuts, fresh fruit, coffee, juice
Dinner-Red beans and rice, salad, bread, tea

3.5 Saturday: Breakfast-Grits and grillades with biscuits, coffee, juice
Dinner-Cochon d’lait, Jambalaya, salad, bread, pecan pie, iced tea
Entertainment-The Brian Jones Band

3.6 Sunday: Breakfast-Sausage biscuits, fresh fruit, coffee, juice
Dinner-Crawfish Etouffee, salad, bread

3.7 Cost for all meals and entertainment $40.00 per person, paid at registration.

3.8 Lunch Bags: There will be a separate sign up table at Registration for box lunches of deli sandwiches, chips, apple (proceeds go to the junior program). Cost: $5.00 each.

4. Registration

Each boat owner or his representative must report to the Pontchartrain Yacht Club between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2010 to complete registration details including measurement of sail and crew weigh in. The skippers' meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Pontchartrain Yacht Club.

Proof of boat insurance must be provided at registration.

Sailing instructions will be available at Registration. Amendments to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on the official Notice board at Pontchartrain Yacht Club.
Crew lists and waivers of liability must be submitted at registration. No boat will be registered without a completed waiver form. In the event of a crew member substitution during the regatta, the new crew member must submit a signed waiver of liability to the organizing authority prior to racing for that boat’s entry to remain valid.

5. Racing Areas

The racing area will be south of PYC on Lake Pontchartrain.

6. Schedule of Events:

Thursday, March 18
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 pm Registration, Measurement, Crew Weigh-in
Friday, March 19
9:30 a.m. First Warning, other races to follow
Saturday, March 20
9:30 a.m. First Warning, other races to follow
Sunday, March 21
9:30 a.m. First Warning, No Warning signal after 2:00 p.m.
Awards follow racing

7. Courses

Courses will be windward/leeward. The length of courses will be at the discretion of the Race Committee, dependent on wind velocity.

8. Measurement/Weigh-in

8.1 The maximum crew weight for this event is 1260 lbs.
Weigh in will be conducted before registration.

8.2 If a crew change is required due to injury or other circumstances the total crew weight shall not be less than the original weight and not more than 75 lbs. over original weight.

8.3 Sail Measure: Sail measurements will be required for all participants. As per class rules the organization will measure the following:

Mainsail: Class rules 14 C, 14 D and 14 F
Spinnakers: Class Rule 17 C

9. Motor Size & Weight

Engines must remain in the stern of the boat. The class minimum weight to be carried in the engine space is 100 lbs. This weight can be made up of the engine, engine collar, fuel tank, fuel, etc.

10. Scoring

The Low-Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A will apply. Each boat's series score will be the sum of her scores for all races if only six races are completed. One throw-out is allowed if 7 or more races are completed. Three races will constitute a regatta.

11. Prizes

11.1 There will be flags for the top three boats and the National Championship Trophy presented.

12. Berthing

12.1 Boats may be moored at Mandeville Harbor, free of charge. Boats wishing to arrive earlier or depart later, should contact Steven Attard at 734-847-2124 or email at

13. Launching

13.1 A ramp at Mandeville Harbor and the PYC crane with a single point lift are available to launch boats, free of charge.

13.2 A nearby commercial marina has a travel lift, for a fee.

14. Photographers and TV Rights
Competitors give absolute right and permission for any photographs or video footage taken of themselves or their competing boat to be published in any media whatsoever; for either editorial or advertising purposes, or to be used in press information, or for purposes of promoting the Hobie 33 Class.


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