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Notice of Race
ST. AUGUSTINE RACE WEEK
March 23 – March 25, 2017

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INSHORE RACES

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, March 23 & 24, with multiple races per day, on the Tolomato River north of the Vilano Bridge. Race courses will be set between Tolomato River markers #57 and #55). 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, March 25 at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.

A Competitor’s Meeting is scheduled for 1800 March 22nd 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 “2016-2017 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
The Regatta Fee of $150 + tax will cover two days of racing; four Bayfront Event Passes for Thursday and Friday including drink tickets; 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. Inshore registration fee after January 30 is $175 +tax Withdrawals after March 10 will forfeit $60. No refunds will be made for withdrawals after March 17, and entries tendered after that are subject to acceptance 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 here or at 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

OFFSHORE RACES

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). Cruisers 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 downtown 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 22nd 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 “2016-2017 Racing Rules of Sailing” (RRS) as amended by the US Sailing Prescriptions; the PHRF rules of the FCSA; 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 3 days of racing; 4 Bayfront Event Passes for Thursday and Friday including drink tickets; 2 Awards Event Passes for Saturday at SAYC; and a Skipper’s Bag with 2 Regatta hats and shirts, local discount coupons, and other goodies. Registration fee after January 30 is $295 + tax. Withdrawals after March 10 will forfeit $100. No refunds for withdrawals after March 17. Entries tendered after that are subject to acceptance 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, it is strongly recommended that yachts also conform to Category 4 requirements of the latest “The World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Governing Offshore Racing”. 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 78A.
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 here or link from http://www.sailjax.com.

7 CLASSES AND DIVISIONS
The Regatta will include one PHRF Performance and two PHRF Cruising Classes (A and B), each sub-divided into Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker Divisions; also Multi-hull and One Design Classes as appropriate. Five entrants are required to establish a Class or Division. Yachts using non-Dacron sail materials must compete in the Performance Class. Cruising spinnaker yachts must declare prior to the Competitors’ Meeting, with the FCSA standard rating 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.

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