DOWN EAST JUNIOR SAILING ASSOCIATION
C420 YOUTH REGATTA
BUCKS HARBOR YACHT CLUB, BROOKSVILLE, MAINE
August 5-6, 2019
NOTICE OF RACE
1. Organizing Authority
1.1 The Organizing Authority is the Down East Junior Sailing Association, in conjunction with the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club and the Club 420 Association. The event website is: https://bucksharboryc.org
1.2 BHYC Address: Steamboat Wharf Road, Brooksville, ME 04617
44◦20.394′ N, 68◦44.308′ W
2. Rules and Governing Practices
2.1 The 2019 Down East Junior Sailing Association (“DEJSA”) Club 420 Youth Regatta will be governed by the Rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.
2.2 The US Sailing prescriptions to rules 60, 63.2, and 63.4 are deleted.
2.3 Rule 40 is changed as follows: Competitors shall wear personal flotation devices, except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment (code flag Y need not be displayed).
2.4 Rule 44.1 is changed to provide for a one-turn penalty except within the zone.
2.5 All boats shall carry a 26 foot length of floating line for towing purposes, per Class Rule 4.4.
2.6 Loose-footed mainsails and sails built by non-class approved sailmakers will be permitted so long as they measure to Class specifications.
2.7 This regatta is a “Clean Regatta.” As such, all competitors are encouraged to use non–single use water bottles and recycle all appropriate items. Competitors are reminded of Rule 55 which states that competitors “shall not intentionally put trash in the water.”
2.8 No contestant shall use, either on or off the water, alcoholic beverages (beer, wine or distilled spirits) or use any controlled substance (marijuana, cocaine, etc) the possession of which is unlawful. This prohibition is in effect during the entire event, from date and time of arrival through date and time of departure from the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club. Penalties for a violation of the prohibition may range from a reprimand to dismissal from the regatta. A hearing may be held in accordance with the RRS.
2.9 The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions may change other racing rules.
3.1 The racing area will be south of Harbor Island in Bucks Harbor.
3.2 Boats competing in the regatta will be stored overnight at Bucks Harbor Yacht Club.
3.3 Bucks Harbor Yacht Club will designate areas for trailer storage.
4.1 The regatta is open only to boats meeting the requirements of the Club 420 class. Competitors must supply their own Club 420s.
4.2 Competitors (both skipper and crew) must be current members of the Club 420 Association.
4.3 Individuals who will turn nineteen years old or older in 2019 are not eligible to compete in this regatta.
5. Registration and Entry Fee
5.1 Beginning June 24, 2019, registration for this regatta may only be completed on-line at US Sailing Regatta Network: www.regattanetwork.com
5.2 The entry fee is $95 per competitor for registrations that are paid before 1700 on July 25, 2019. After that date, the registration fee is $105 per competitor. No registrations will be accepted after 1730 on August 3, 2019. The entry fee includes breakfast snacks, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, dinner Monday night, a T-shirt and awards. Pre-registration is essential for event planning purposes.
5.3 All competitors under the age of 18 must submit a Release of Liability form signed by a parent or guardian prior to participation in the Regatta. These forms are available from the event website and should be brought to the venue and presented at registration.
5.4 Every skipper must complete and submit a signed, Inspection Checklist form prior to participation in the Regatta. These forms are available at the Club 420 Association website: https://club420.org/assets/documents/other_docs/InspectionCheckList.pdf
5.5 No registration will be considered complete until all fees, required forms and signatures are received. No refund of registration fees will be possible after 1700 July 30th, 2019.
6. Schedule of Events
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Late afternoon boat drop-off
Check with Club for arrangements
Monday, August 5, 2019 High Tide 3:17 PM / Low Tide 9:02 AM
0800 – 1000 Registration, boat drop-off and launch
1000 Competitors’ Meeting
1030 Harbor Start
1115 First warning signal
1800 Cook out / dinner
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 High Tide 4:14 PM / Low Tide 9:57 AM
0800 – 0930 Boat launching
0930 Competitors’ Meeting
1000 Harbor Start
1045 First Warning Signal
1500 Estimated start time for last race
Awards on shore as soon as possible after last race
7.1 One race shall be completed to constitute a regatta.
7.2 If six or more races are sailed, a boat’s worst score shall be discarded.
8. Sailing Instructions and Courses
8.1 The Sailing Instructions will be available at the Pre-Regatta Registration/Check-In, and may be available before the regatta on the event website.
8.2 The courses for the regatta will be published in the Sailing Instructions.
9. Sail Numbers and Protests
9.1 All boats must have a unique sail number that must match the sail number on their entry form. Boats having duplicate sail numbers or sail numbers that do not match the sail number on the entry form will be informed and will be scored DNC without a hearing. This changes RRS A5 and G4. Boats may amend the sail number on their entry form in writing to the organizing authority at least one hour before the harbor start, but will not be re-scored in any race that has already been completed.
9.2 A competitor who wishes to file a protest must inform the start boat or the finish boat of their protest as soon as possible after finishing and no later than the start of the next race.
10.1 Participants compete in the regatta entirely at their own risk. A waiver must be signed by all competitors and their parent/guardian.
11.1. 1st through 3rd will be awarded for skipper and crew.
12.1 A boat retiring from a race shall notify a Race Committee vessel before leaving the course, or if that is impossible, the dock attendants at the BHYC immediately after arrival ashore.
12.2. Each competitor shall indicate in writing a parent or adult representative who shall be present at the regatta and responsible for the competitor throughout the event.
12.3. Parent/guardians chaperones are responsible for the safety of the sailor. It is the responsibility solely of the parents/guardians/chaperones of the sailor to decide if the sailor should 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 sailor.
12.4. Competitors should bring appropriate fresh water supply, sunscreen, and clothing.
Some amount of housing in private homes will be available, based on a combination of first-come/first-served and distance of travel. We will try to house as many people as need it. If you need housing, early registration is essential. An adult chaperone must stay with each team. Please send housing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org Include the total number of guests along with ages and gender.
It is strongly recommended that competitors make lodging reservations as early as possible. Information is on the event website on directions, lodging, etc:
Regatta Co-Chairs: Keith and Kathy Longson, email@example.com, 914-319-0346