2013 Keelboat One-Design Regatta
Notice of Race
1.1. The 2013 Keelboat One-Design Regatta shall take place on Bellingham Bay and surrounding waters on June 22 & 23, 2013. The Organizing Authority (OA) is the Bellingham Yacht Club (BYC), 2625 Harbor Loop, Bellingham, WA 98225.
1.2. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, and under any revisions or amendments by the Sailing Instructions (SI).
1.3. All participating yachts shall have a current PHRF-NW certificate. The OA will process new PHRF-NW applications provided such complete (per 5.1) applications are made with race registration at time of registration or before the Skippers’ Meeting on Friday August 30, 2013.
1.3.1 The only exception shall be, if, in its own discretion, the OA chooses to run a race under the auspices of the NW Single Handed Sailing Society, or other distinct class association (i.e. Etchells Class).
1.4. The regatta is a Grand Prix Qualifier and a 48 Degrees North Top 25 Qualifier. Races run under the auspices of 1.3.1 above may not meet this qualification standard.
1.5. Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) are encouraged at all times; the OA may fly the ‘Y’ flag if it determines conditions warrant, at which time the wearing of all crew on all yachts will be mandated.
2. Eligibility and Entry
2.1. The regatta is open to all multi-hull and self-righting single hulled sail boats that conform to their class rules and/or holds a valid PHRF rating or are a recognized one-design class racing one design only.
2.2. Eligible boats may enter by completing the Official Entry Form, which will be available online to complete and submit, or mailed to the OA, accompanied by a statement of a valid PHRF Rating certificate, proof of insurance, a copy of a US Sailing membership card (optional), together with the required fee made payable to the BYC by 1900 hours 30 August 2013. Late registration may be granted by the OA as defined under Section 3.
3.1. Required fees are as follows:
- Early Registration: $85 USD by 19 August 2013
- Registration: $115 by 26 August 2013
- Late Registration: $130 after 26 August 2013
- US Sailing member discount of $10 USD.
- The entry fee includes: Skippers’ race packet, free moorage from 30 August to 2 September 2013 (discount moorage pre and post these dates available upon request at the discretion of the OA), Friday evening BBQ and beverages.
3.1.1. Additional fees include: Saturday night dinner, details to follow.
4. Schedule of Events and Warning Times
4.1. Saturday, 22 June 2013
- 1000 hrs: First Warning Signal
- The Race Committee will attempt to complete three races.
- Happy Hour: One hour after Race Committee boat docks, signaled by firing of cannon. Dinner to follow.
- 1000 hrs: First Warning Signal
- The Race Committee will attempt to complete two races. In the event that three races were not completed on Saturday, completion of two or more races will be attempted on Sunday.
- No warning signal shall be made after 1500 hours, at the discretion of the Race Committee.
- Awards following racing.
4.3. Sunday, 23 June 2013
5.1. Each yacht shall verify a valid statement of one-design rating class compliance.
5.2. Yachts may be subject to a safety inspection per PIYA Category III requirements at the discretion of the OA.
6. Sailing Instructions
6.1. Sailing Instructions will be posted online at byc.org. Copies will be provided in the Skippers’ Packet and available at the Skippers’ Meeting.
7. Classes and Awards
7.1. Classes will be formed based upon the number of entries received. Other than at the discretion of the OA, a minimum of five entries are required to form a class; classes may be combined for starts.
7.2. There will be up to three awards per class.
7.3. An overall performance award may be made at the discretion of the OA.
8. Registration and Skippers’ Meeting
8.1. A mandatory skippers’ meeting will be held at 0930 hours 22 June 2013. At least one person from each registered boat must attend.
8.2. Sailing Instruction amendments and streamer requirements will be announced at the skippers’ meeting and posted on the Official Notice Board (ONB) and/or online at the discretion of the OA.
9.1. The racing area shall consist of Bellingham Bay and surrounding navigable waters.
9.2. Course to be sailed shall be clearly designated on the course board displayed on the Race Committee boat. Probable courses will be depicted in the addendum to the Sailing Instructions.
10.1. The regatta will be scored using RRS Appendix A; Time on Distance formula. Each boat’s series score will be the sum of her scores for all races. One race will constitute a series.
10.2. Arbitration will be available for protests involving rules of Part 2 of the RRS and not more than two (2) boats and no allegation of damage. The Sailing Instructions will specify that this will change RRS 60.1 (b), 63.1, 63.6, and 66.
11. Dockage and Further Information
11.1. Moorage will be available at no charge to registered boats and, at the discretion of the OA, one tender, as guests of the OA.
12. Disclaimer of Liability and Insurance
12.1. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The OA 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.
12.2. Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $300,000 per event or the equivalent.
13. Prizes and Awards
13.1. Prizes and awards will be awarded by class.