NOTICE OF RACE – Offshore and Inshore

Download Notice of Race 2016

Notice of Race – Inshore Series
ST. AUGUSTINE RACE WEEK
Raising Sails For Glory and For the Kids
March 30 – April 1, 2016

NOTE— This Notice of Race is for Inshore Races—boats 30 ft and under. However, boats 24 ft & under are preferred, since boats over 24 ft are encouraged to participate in the offshore events.

The St. Augustine Race Week Regatta (Inshore Events) is two days of inshore sailing, multiple races per day, on the Tolomato River and off the bay front downtown in St. Augustine within view of the Castillo San Marco and the Bridge of Lions. Race courses will be set between Tolomato River markers #57 and #54 (north of the Vilano Bridge) with final race(s) on Friday to be held off the downtown Bayfront quay. Those races will be between the Bridge of Lions and Matanzas River marker #2. These races will be followed by Invitational Races on Saturday and Sunday for Juniors racing 420s and Optimists and will be run concurrently with Offshore Races taking place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Race Week includes daily live entertainment, drinks, and food at the Event Tent adjacent to the Municipal Marina. The final awards party will be held Saturday evening at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.

A Competitor’s Meeting is scheduled for 1800 March 30th at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.

1.  RULES The First Coast Sailing Association (FCSA) is the Organizing Authority for the St. Augustine Race Week Regatta. The Regatta shall be governed by the “2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing” (RRS) as amended by the US Sailing Prescriptions; the PHRF rules of the FCSA (http://www.sailjax.com); and class rules for any One-Design class established.

2.  ADVERTISING Comply with current ISAF Regulation 20: http:/www.sailng.org/documents/regulations/isafregulations/index.php

3.  FEES (a) The Regatta Fee of $150 + tax will cover two days of racing; four Bayfront Event Passes for Thursday and Friday including drink tickets and light continental breakfasts; two Awards Event Passes for Saturday at SAYC; and a Skipper’s Bag with two Regatta hats and shirts, local discount coupons, and other goodies. Withdrawals after March 18 will forfeit $60. No refunds will be made for withdrawals after March 25, and entries tendered after that are subject to rejection at the discretion of the Race Committee. Additional Award Dinner Event Passes will be $25 + tax.

4.  ENTRY FORMS AND OTHER DOCUMENTATION Prior to racing, each yacht shall be registered and shall submit:

(1) the proper Fee;

(2) a Crew Declaration form including a landside emergency contact (which may be updated at the Competitors’ Meeting); and

(3) a copy of a current PHRF certificate or similar (if not issued by FCSA) for possible adjustment to conform to FCSA ratings. Register and obtain forms at http:/www.sarw2016.com/register or link from http:/www.sailjax.com.

5.  CLASSES Class 1 will consist of lighter boats including daysailers and sport boats. Class 2 will consist of heavier displacement boats. A minimum of three entrants are required to establish a class. Yachts using performance sail materials
(non-Dacron) cannot compete in Class 2. If there are too few to form any One Design class, those boats shall compete in Class 1. The Race Committee reserves the right to assign any boat to a particular Class or combine classes as necessary.

6.  PRIZES Trophy flags for individual races will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each class or division of class. Regatta trophies will be awarded for overall 1st thru 3rd place in each class.

7.  SAILING INSTRUCTIONS Obtain SI’s and scratch sheets from the regatta website or at the Competitors’ Meeting.

Race Committee questions: David Patrick (904) 687-4197 Event/Venue questions: Dan Floryan (904) 687-5145

Notice of Race – Offshore Series
Rev 10/19/15
ST. AUGUSTINE RACE WEEK
Raising Sails For Glory and For the Kids
March 30 – April 02, 2016

The St. Augustine Race Week Regatta is three days of offshore and inshore sailing with the historic city of St. Augustine as the focal point of each race. Offshore courses are approximately 30 minutes from most St. Augustine Marinas. The races will include multiple W/L triangle offsets for the performance classes Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Mariners Triangles). The Cruiser classes will have longer navigational challenges. Cruiser A’s will begin with an overnight pursuit race Wednesday evening into Thursday morning (Ponce’s Pursuit), then will join the Cruiser B’s for Friday and Saturday. Cruiser B’s will race Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Cruiser class races will include the Conquistador’s Corner (to and from a prescribed intersection of latitude and longitude), and Menendez Meander (out from the coastline to the north or to the south).

For non-oceangoing boats, inshore racing will be held north of the Vilano Bridge, and will consist of multiple buoy races Thursday and Friday, with the final race(s) each day to be held off the downtown Bayfront quay. An associated invitational Junior Regatta (separate NoR/SI) will also be held off the downtown Bayfront quay on Saturday and Sunday.

Race Week includes daily live entertainment, drinks, and food at the Event Tent adjacent to the Municipal Marina. The final awards party will be held Saturday evening at the St. Augustine Yacht Club. A Competitors’ Meeting is scheduled for 1800 March 30th at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.

1. RULES The First Coast Sailing Association (FCSA) is the Organizing Authority for the St. Augustine Race Week Regatta. The Regatta shall be governed by the “2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing” (RRS) as amended by the US Sailing Prescriptions; the PHRF rules of the FCSA ( http://www.sailjax.com ); and class rules for any One-Design class established.

2. ADVERTISING Comply with current ISAF Regulation 20: http://www.sailing.org/documents/regulations/isafregulations/index.php

3. FEES The Offshore Regatta Fee of $250 + tax will cover three days of racing; four Bayfront Event Passes for Thursday and Friday including drink tickets and light continental breakfasts; two Awards Event Passes for Saturday at SAYC; and a Skipper’s Bag with two Regatta hats and shirts, local discount coupons, and other goodies. Withdrawals after March 18 will forfeit $100. No refunds will be made for withdrawals after March 25, and entries tendered after that are subject to rejection at the discretion of the Race Committee. Additional Award Dinner Event Passes will be $25 + tax. The Inshore Regatta Fee of $150 + tax will cover only two days of racing.

4 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

4.1 The ocean racing is open to all seaworthy self-righting cruising sailboats that are not less than 24 feet in length. Smaller boats not less than 20 feet may be eligible on an individual basis at the discretion of the Race Committee. Non seaworthy sailboats, and those less than 30 feet are eligible for Inshore Racing.
4.2 The designated skipper shall be 21 years of age or older.
4.3 Minimum crew size shall be 2 (including skipper).
4.4 All one design classes shall comply with the maximum crew numbers in their class rules.
4.5 There will be no restriction on crew changes between races. Children aged 14 and under will not count as crew.
4.6 Modifying RRS Appendix G, a yacht shall have identifying symbols on each mainsail, spinnaker, and headsail having a clew that can extend behind the mast 30% or more of the mainsail foot length. The identifiers shall be the same for each sail used.
4.7 Yachts shall conform to all U.S. Federal regulations. Additionally, yachts shall conform to Category 5 requirements of the latest “ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Governing Offshore Racing,” (Appendix J). It is strongly recommended that yachts also conform to Category 4 requirements. http://www.sailing.org/specialregs
4.8 All participating yachts shall be provisioned with the following:

a) Radio – a 5 watt minimum VHF transmitter / receiver with a manufacturer’s recommended antenna (masthead preferred). The radio must at least be capable of tuning to channels 9, 13, 16, 22A, 68, 69, 71, 72, and 78.
b) GPS – a GPS device at least capable of displaying real-time latitude and longitude location data.

5. SELF-STEERING Cruising Class yachts may be sailed with assistance of self-steering gear, electric or wind (modifies RRS 52).

6. ENTRY FORMS AND OTHER DOCUMENTATION Prior to racing, each yacht shall be registered and shall submit

(1) the proper Fee;

(2) a Crew Declaration form including a landside emergency contact (which may be updated at the Competitors’ Meeting); and

(3) a copy of a current PHRF certificate or similar (if not issued by FCSA) for possible adjustment to conform to FCSA ratings.

Register and obtain forms at http://www.staugustineraceweek.com/register or link from http://www.sailjax.com.

7. CLASSES AND DIVISIONS Performance Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker, Cruising and Cruising Spinnaker (Class A & B); also Multi-hull and One Design classes as appropriate. A minimum of five entrants are required to establish a class. Yachts using performance sail materials (non-Dacron) cannot compete in Cruising Classes. Cruising yachts may fly a spinnaker if declared prior to the Competitors’ Meeting, but with the FCSA standard Non-Spinnaker adjustment applied for all races.

8. PRIZES Trophy flags for individual races will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each class or division of class. Regatta trophies will be awarded for overall 1st thru 3rd place in each class. A trophy will also be awarded to the FCSA Member Club with the best overall performance.

9. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS Obtain SI’s and scratch sheets from the regatta website or at the Competitors’ Meeting.

Race Committee questions: Adam Norwood (904) 398-7343.  Event/Venue questions: Dan Floryan (904) 687-5145.

Download Notice of Race 2016


2017 Sponsors

DIAMOND SPONSORS

pussers british navy rum
meehans irish pub
St. Johns Tourist Development Council
Old City Life
GOLD SPONSORS

Miller Lite Pilsen Beer
heineken
Atlass Insurance
Sailors Exchange