2010 HOBIE 33 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Notice of Race
Regatta Contact: Steven Attard: Cell Phone 734-652-1053, home phone: 734-847-2124. Email: Steven.Attard@bex.net.
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.
2.1. 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.
3.1 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 Steven.Attard@bex.net. 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.
3.5 Saturday: Breakfast-Grits and grillades with biscuits, coffee, juice
3.6 Sunday: Breakfast-Sausage biscuits, fresh fruit, coffee, juice
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.
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.
5. Racing Areas
The racing area will be south of PYC on Lake Pontchartrain.
Thursday, March 18
Courses will be windward/leeward. The length of courses will be at the discretion of the Race Committee, dependent on wind velocity.
8.1 The maximum crew weight for this event is 1260 lbs.
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
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.
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.
11.1 There will be flags for the top three boats and the National Championship Trophy presented.
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 Steven.Attard@bex.net.
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.
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