Notice of Race – Youth Sailing Regatta
NOTICE OF RACE
2024 SARW YOUTH SAILING REGATTA
Scholastic & C420 (Trap & Spin) Classes
April 6th & 7th 2024
The Youth Sailing Regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), by the rules of the 420 Class Association as appropriate to the fleet and this Notice Of Race, except as any of these are changed by the Sailing Instructions or any appendices to the Sailing Instructions.
The organizing authority is First Coast Sailing Association. The event will be hosted at The St. Augustine Yacht Club 442 Ocean Vista Ave., St Augustine, FL 32080.
3. Eligibility and Entry
3.1 All skippers must submit a registration prior to the close of on-site registration.
3.2 The 420 Fleet is open to Junior Sailors up to and including 18 years of age at the time of the regatta.
3.3 Competitors must have completed all parts of the entry form and Covid self-assessment form. Liability release documents must be signed by parent/guardian of any participating junior sailor prior to the close of on-site registration.
4. Registration – Entry Fees
4.1 Registration is limited to 30 boats.
Registration is Online – Click here:
4.2 Two classes are available:
• Scholastic (main and jib only)
• Club 420 (trap and spin)
4.3 Registration Fee is $106.50 per boat payable at the time of registration and must be received by Midnight Saturday, March 30th. All registrations and payments received after that day – must include the late fee of $10.65. Credit cards can be used for online registration. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at registration desk.
4.4 Skippers and Crew will receive T-Shirts, water bottles and a Skippers Bag. All Skippers, Crew and Parents are invited to a Pizza Party Sunday afternoon at St. Augustine Yacht Club.
4.5 Lunches will not be provided for either day of racing.
5. Safety and Adult Responsibility
5.1 Participants compete entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4 – Racing Rules of Sailing, Decision to Race. All competitors under the age of 18 must have an adult representative designated and reachable during the event. The adult representative must sign a liability waiver at registration and agree in writing to be responsible for the competitor throughout the event.
5.2 The adult representative (parent or guardian) is responsible for the safety of the sailor. It is the responsibility solely of the parent or guardian of the sailor to decide if the junior sailor shall sail in the weather and sea conditions that might arise during the event. Parents not personally attending any part of the event must ensure that another adult is authorized and designated to make these decisions for their junior sailor. It is the competitor’s designated adult’s decision to enter the regatta and to start or continue any race. The adults supervising the competitors are ultimately responsible for the competitor. This includes insuring that the competitor wears a PFD and appropriate clothing for immersion in cold water. The designated adult will accept full responsibility for all actions of the competitor during any activity related to the event including financial responsibilities for boat damages if their sailor was found at fault for the damage. This also includes on-shore activities before, during, and after the regatta.
All times below are tentative – Please check Regatta Notice Board for updates
Friday, April 5th
1600-1800: Boat / Trailer-drop off at SAYC (St. Augustine Yacht Club)
Saturday, April 6th
0800 – 1030: Registration on SAYC Back Porch – T-shirts & Skipper Packet
1030: Skippers Meeting on SAYC Back Porch
Noon: Races to start approximately at noon – Race course near downtown St. Augustine in front of Fort.
Coach boat launching (Lighthouse Boat Ramp). Trailer parking available in parking lot and SAYC parking lot.
1600: No races shall be started after this time.
Following racing – You are welcome to enjoy Downtown St Augustine on your own.
Sunday, April 7th
0900: Skippers Meeting
1030: Warning signal for first race. Three or more races are scheduled .
1400: No races shall start after this time.
After boats are put away, Pizza Party and Awards Presentation will be held at St. Augustine Yacht Club.
7. Sailing Instructions
The Sailing Instructions will be available at the Skippers Meeting.
8. Courses & Racing Area
8.1 The racing area for all classes will be on the Matanzas River in the vicinity of Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr., St Augustine, FL 3208. The sailing instructions will designate the course.
8.2 An alternative course for C420 (trap and spin) may be designated if unfavorable wind conditions are present.
8.3 All competitors and boats must be towed to and from the race course from SAYC.
9. Measurement and Equipment
9.1 All competitors must supply their own equipment.
9.2 All competitors are allowed to use only one hull, centerboard, rudder (with tiller and extension), mast, boom, and set of sails during the regatta. Substitution of such equipment must be requested in writing to the Race Committee for approval. Race Committee approval shall be posted on the Official Notice Board.
9.3 All Equipment must be 420 class legal in weight and measurement.
9.4 All boats MUST have an attached Bow line of class legal length with a Bowline on the end. The bow line must also be stowed neatly and free of knots to assist with safety rescues.
10.1 The low-point scoring system (rule A2) will apply, except that each boat’s worst score will be discarded if more than six (6) races are completed. This changes rule A2.
10.2 One race completed constitutes a Regatta.
10.3 In case of a tie, the winner will be determined by: (1) the skipper with the most firsts, (2) most seconds, thirds, etc. (3) the skipper beating the other in the last race.
• Club 420 Overall
• 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
• Participation Award for each competitor.
12. Coaches and Support Boats
All coach and support boats must check in with regatta management for berthing assignments and a safety briefing. Each boat shall have a working VHF radio, an anchor suitable for the conditions, and a basic first aid kit. All coach and support boat drivers must be tethered to an Automatic Engine Shutoff while operating the boat. Complete information for coaches and safety vessels will be included in the sailing instructions.