2018 SARW – NORs – Inshore and Offshore Notice of Race

St. Augustine Race Week

April 5th – 8th, 2018

Inshore and Offshore Notice of Race

NOTICE OF RACE – INSHORE SERIES

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 Inshore Series is two days of inshore racing, April 5 & 6, 2018 with multiple races each day on the Tolomato River North of the Vilano Bridge. Race courses will be set between River markers 57 and 55. Race Week includes live entertainment, drinks and food in and around the St Augustine Yacht Club. The final awards party will be held Saturday evening,
April 7 at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.  An associated Junior Regatta (separate NoR/SI) will also be held off the downtown Bayfront quay on Saturday and Sunday.

A Competitor’s Meeting is scheduled for 1900 April 4 at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.

1  RULES  First Coast Sailing Association (FCSA) is the Organizing Authority for St. Augustine Race Week. The Regatta shall be governed by the “2017-2020 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 World Sailing Regulation 20: http://www.sailing.org/documents/regulations/regulations.php

3  FEES  The Regatta Fee of $150 + tax will cover two days of racing; four Event Passes for Thursday and Friday including drink tickets; two Awards Dinner Passes for Saturday at SAYC; and a Skipper’s Bag with Regatta hat and shirt, local discount coupons and other goodies. The registration fee after January 28 is $175 +tax. Withdrawals after March 10 will forfeit $60.  No refunds will be made for withdrawals after March 17. Entries tendered beyond that date are subject to the discretion of the Race Committee. Additional Award Dinner Event Passes are available for $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 by selecting the Blue “CLICK TO REGISTER” Button on this website www.StAugustineRaceWeek.com or from the link 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. Yachts using performance sail materials (non-Dacron) cannot compete in Class 2.  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 sailing instructions 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

(Rev.:  01.08.2018)

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St Augustine Race Week 2018

NOTICE OF RACE – OFFSHORE SERIES

The St. Augustine Race Week Regatta includes offshore and inshore sailing with the historic city of St. Augustine as the focal point. 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 and to the South).

For non-oceangoing boats, inshore races will be North of the Vilano Bridge, and will consist of multiple buoy races Thursday and Friday.

An associated Junior Regatta (separate NoR/SI) will also be held off the downtown Bayfront quay on Saturday and Sunday.

Race Week includes Live Entertainment, drinks, and food in and around the St. Augustine Yacht Club. The final awards party is held Saturday evening at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.

A Competitors’ Meeting is scheduled for 1900 hours April 4, 2018 at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.

1  RULES  First Coast Sailing Association (FCSA) is the Organizing Authority for St. Augustine Race Week. The Regatta shall be governed by the “2017-2020 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 World Sailing Regulation 20: http://www.sailing.org/documents/regulations/regulations.php

3  FEES  The Offshore Regatta Fee of $250 + tax covers 3 days of racing; 4 Event Passes for Thursday and Friday including drink tickets; 2 Awards Dinner Tickets, and a Skipper Bag with regatta hat and shirt, local discount coupons and other items. Registrations before Jan. 28, 2018 may choose an SARW 2018 polo shirt. Registration fee after 1/27/18 is $295 + tax. After 3/27/18 registration fee is $350+tax. Withdrawals after 3/10/18 forfeit $100. Withdrawals after 3/17/18 receive no refund. Entries beyond that date are subject to the discretion of the Race Committee. Additional awards dinner and event passes may be purchased for $25 + tax.

4  ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

4.1  The offshore series 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 should 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 should 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 by selecting the Blue “CLICK TO REGISTER” Button on this website www.StAugustineRaceWeek.com or from the link at http:/www.sailjax.com.

7  CLASSES AND DIVISIONS  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

(Rev.:  01.08.2017)