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Western Michigan E-Scow Invitational Regatta

When:
Friday, July 29, 2016 to Sunday, July 31, 2016
Where:
Lake Charlevoix Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club and Marina
http://www.sommersetpointeyachtclub.com/
00970 Marina Drive
Boyne City, MI  49712

231-582-9900
Contact:
Charlie Harrett
Category:
Regatta
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
 
 
Western Michigan E-Scow Invitational Regatta
 
Hosted by:
Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club and Marina
http://www.sommersetpointeyachtclub.com/
00970 Marina Drive
Boyne City, MI  49712 
and
Boyne City Yacht Club

 

NOTICE OF RACE

 

1       RULES

 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association and the National Class E-Scow association except those modified by the Sailing Instructions or this Notice of Race.

 

2       ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

 

2.1    The regatta is open to all boats of the E-Scow class as defined in the National Class E-Scow Association

 

2.2    Eligible boats must enter by registering on-line at Yachtscoring. Please register as early as you can to help the host club plan for Continental breakfast and BBQ dinner on Saturday. Registration must be complete before the Skippers meeting on Friday July 29 at 11:30 am.

 

2.3    All boats entered must have a current annual National Class E Scow Association boat sticker attached to the transom according to the E-Scow scantling rules.

 

3       FEES

3.1    Registration fees: $175 includes 3 Saturday dinner tickets.  Fee includes: 

Beer after racing on Friday

Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday

BBQ dinner under the tent on Summerset Pointe Saturday evening, cash bar

 
$25 Late Fee after July 1st.
 

3.2    Other fees:  Additional dinners may be purchased for $25 each.

 

4       SCHEDULE

 

4.1    Registration:  On-Line Only!

          

4.2    Dates of racing:

                  Friday July 29, 2016

                  Saturday July 30, 2016          

                  Sunday July 31, 2016

 

4.3    Number of races: Maximum of seven (7)

2 on Friday, July, 29, 2016 (time and weather permitting)

3 on Saturday, July 30, 2016 (time and weather permitting)

 2 on Sunday, July 31, 2016 (time and weather permitting)

 

4.4    The scheduled time of the warning signal is:

                  Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:00 pm

                  Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00am

                  Sunday, July 31, 2016 – 10:00 am

 

5       SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

 

Sailing Instructions will be available at the regatta check-in desk.

 

6       VENUE

 

6.1    All racing will be in the Southeastern end of Lake Charlevoix, near Boyne City, Michigan.

 

6.2    Regatta will be wet sailed with boats tied bow to the inside of a 10’ breakwater. Please come prepared with a meaningful anchor, 100’ line and a float. We may not need to use them; it’ll depend solely on how many competitors we have attending.

 

6.3 There are slips available for those arriving via Lake Michigan, please contact the Harbor Master at Sommerset to make a reservation, http://www.sommersetpointeyachtclub.com/marina/spyc-marina-information

 

7 THE COURSES

 

 The courses will be Windward-Leeward with an option to finish downwind when back-to-back races are being held    

 

8       PENALTY SYSTEM

 

 Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.    

 

9       SCORING

 

9.1    Three (3) races are required to be completed to constitute a regatta.   

 

9.2    No throw-out races.

 

10     RADIO COMMUNICATION

 

10.1 Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.  

           

10.2 The Race Committee will use VHF radio to communicate to the competitors.  Communication channel will be provided at the skippers meeting on Friday, July 29, 2016 11:30 am.

 

11     PRIZES

 

 Prizes will be given to the top three places.

 

12     DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

 

 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 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.   

 

13     LODGING

 

 Boyne City Lodging

 Charlevoix Lodging

 Petoskey Lodging

 

Camping:

Whiting County Park, http://www.charlevoixcounty.org/whitingpark.asp

Young State Park, http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=512&type=SPRK

 

Housing:

Contact, Roger Cyr, 231-838-1637, cyr_design@yahoo.com

 

 

14     FURTHER INFORMATION

 

 For further information, please contact Charlie Harrett, Regatta Chairperson

charlie@boyneboatyard.com  or  262-325-0588