2017 Corsair Nationals

Sep 20, 2016

2017 Corsair Nationals

Notice of Race

January 27 – 29, 2017

Organizing Authority:  Sarasota Sailing Squadron (SSS)

1.       Rules

This regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

2.       Eligibility and Entry

2.1 The regatta is open to all multihull sailboats holding a valid One-design, Class, Portsmouth or West Florida PHRF rating.
2.2 A minimum of 5 boats makes a class.
2.3 Expected: Corsair Pulse, 750, 28, 31, Farrier, Stilletto, Formula, and a variety of other multihulls.
2.4  The organizing authority reserves the right to group similar boats together to form one or more open classes.  Any groups of five or more boats shall race as a separate one-design class in addition to being eligible for overall awards.

3.    Registration & Fees

3.1 Advance Online Registration is available at:
3.2 $160 includes a shirt, hat and Saturday dinner.  Tickets for dinner Saturday night $20.
3.3  $20 discount for entries received & paid by 1700 hrs on January 17th, 2016.

4.       Schedule of Events

 Thursday, January 26, 2017
1800-2000 Registration & Check-In

Friday, January 27, 2017
0800-0930 Registration & Check-In
1000  Competitors’ Meeting
1130  Warning Signal

Saturday, January 28, 2017
1000   Warning Signal
1800   Evening entertainment and dinner

Sunday, January 29, 2017
1000 Warning Signal
1400 No warning signal after this time.
Awards presentation as soon as possible after racing.
As many races as practically possible will be run.  The total number of races held may vary by fleet.

5.       Measurement

Each boat not having a one design rating shall supply a valid rating to the organizing authority by 1700 on January 13, 2017.  If a valid rating is not available, a rating will be assigned (on a best efforts basis) by the organizing authority.  This rating will be used for the duration of the regatta.

6.       Sailing Instructions & Courses

Sailing Instructions and courses to be sailed will be available at Registration

7.       Venue

Racing will take place in Sarasota Bay.

8.       The Courses

The courses to be sailed will be windward/leeward

9.       Penalty System

For all classes, rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-turn Penalty.

10.   Scoring

10.1 The Low-Point Scoring System of Appendix A will apply.
10.2 All Scoring will be calculated using the Time on Time scoring method.

11.   Prizes

Awards will be given out according to the number of registrants in each class.  Based upon registrations received, the Organizing Authority may, in its discretion, offer up to 5 trophies for each class, including Corinthian trophies for boats who’s crew has only Group 1 competitors as set forth in ISAF Regulations Section 22 (Sailor Eligibility).

12.   Disclaimer of Liability

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

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance.

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