NOTICE OF RACE
2003 Rhodes 19 Class Association
East Coast Championship Regatta
Sandy Bay Yacht Club
June 13-15, 2003
The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing 2001-2004 (RRS) as
amended, the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association, the rules
of the Rhodes 19 Class Association, the Notice of Race (except as any of these
are changed by the Sailing Instructions), and the Sailing Instructions. The
Organizing Authority is the Sandy Bay Yacht Club in conjunction with the Sandy
Bay Rhodes 19 Fleet 36.
The regatta is open to all Rhodes 19 Class boats as defined by the rules of the
Rhodes 19 Class Association. All boats must meet all ownership, class
membership, yacht measurement requirements, and must have paid all event fees
before becoming official competitors.
Entries must be submitted on the Official Entry Form and received no later that
May 30, 2003. Official Entry Forms may be obtained in the Mainsheet, from the
files provided below, or from the Sandy Bay Yacht
Club, P.O. Box 37, Rockport, MA 01966 (978-546-6240). The entry fee is $175 per
boat ($180 for non-US Sailing members). All fees must be submitted for
registration to be complete. Boats whose entry fee is received later that May
30, 2003 will be subject to a late fee of $25.00. Completed entry forms, with
the entry fee, shall be mailed to: Marilyn Thompson, 4 Ruthern Way, Rockport, MA
Registration will be at the Sandy Bay Yacht Club
between 1400 and 2000 hours on Thursday, June 12 and between 0800 to 0900 hours
on Friday, June 13. Each boat's representative must complete registration by
checking in at the registration desk and picking up their competitor's packets
during these times.
4. Boat and Sail Measurement
The boat and sail measurement requirements are waived for this regatta in
accordance with the Rhodes 19 Class Association Rules.
5. Schedule of Races
|Friday, June 13
||Race 1 Warning Signal at 1100
Race 2 Following Race 1
|Saturday, June 14
||Race 3 Warning Signal at 1100
Race 4 Following Race 3
|Sunday, June 15
||Race 5 Warning Signal at 1100
6. Sailing Instructions
The Sailing Instructions will be available at on-site registration. Amendments
to the Sailing Instructions will be posted at the Sandy Bay Yacht Club regatta
notice board by 0900 hours daily. It is the responsibility of each competitor to
check the regatta notice board for any amendments to the Sailing Instructions or
any other notices.
7. Courses To Be Sailed
Courses will be triangular, windward-leeward, or any combination of these
designated by the Race Committee.
Protests and requests for redress shall be heard by a jury appointed by the
organizing authority or a protest committee appointed by the race committee.
Decisions of the jury or the protest committee shall be final in accordance with
9. Scoring System
The Low Point Scoring system, RRS A2, will apply, except that points will be
awarded for each race as follows: three-quarters (3/4) of a point for first
place, two (2) points for second, three (3) for third, etc. in accordance with
the Rhodes 19 Association Class Rules. If four or more races are completed, one
race will not be counted in determining the competitor's series score, but all
races will be used to break ties. Three races will constitute a series.
Prizes will be awarded for series finishes (number depending upon the number of
11. Mooring and Haul Out
Boats requiring a mooring or berth during the regatta should so indicate on the
entry form. No haulouts will be permitted once launched until after the finish
of the final race of the regatta. Exceptions to this rule in order to undertake
repairs may be granted only by the race committee in writing. All competitors
will be required to follow any instructions given by the dockmaster of the Sandy
Bay Yacht Club regarding moorings and haulouts.
For additional information, contact Marilyn Thompson, Co-Chairman, at (978)
546-2979, Frank & Elain Hassler, Fleet Captains at (978) 546-7871.
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