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2007 Sperry Top-Sider Detroit NOOD – Official Notice of Race

2007 Sperry Top-Sider Detroit NOOD Official Notice of Race.

March 21, 2007
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NOTICE OF RACE

THE SPERRY TOP-SIDER
NATIONAL OFFSHORE ONE-DESIGN REGATTA

Bayview Yacht Club June -1-3, 2007 Detroit, MI

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Sailing World is the Organizing Authority for this regatta and Bayview Yacht Club is the Host Club and will provide race management. This is an official US SAILING sanctioned event.

CONDITIONS
1. Rules
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008. Those classes satisfying Regulation 20 qualifications for Category C are urged to refrain from displaying advertisements for businesses or products competing with those of the primary and support sponsors of the event.
1.2 IRC Rules 27.4.2 and 27.4.3 shall not apply
1.3 For the Melges 24 Class only: RRS 44.1 and 44.2 are changed so that, except for infringements of Part 2 that occur within two boat lengths of a rounding mark or finishing mark, only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required.

2. Eligibility
The regatta is open to any boat with a minimum LOA of 24 feet and sleeping accommodations below decks and is either: a) an active member of the recognized class association for entry in this regatta’s One-Design classes, or; b) a boat which meets the criteria established for this regatta by the class coordinator for entry in a level class (PHRF or IRC); and provided that the class is among the first 20 to have six entries, and further provided that an overall limit of 250 entries is not exceeded. The Organizing Authority reserves the right to add additional classes.
2.1 The NOOD Regattas are open to those boats whose Owner and/or Skipper is a current member of their National Governing Body (US SAILING for USA members; to join or renew membership call 1-800-877-2451.
2.2 Personal flotation shall be worn as required by class rules. For all other classes RRS 40 (the “Y” Flag Rule) may apply at the discretion on the Race Committee.
2.3 Easily removable bow stickers shall be attached to the forward 25% of both sides of the boat’s hull at all times while racing. The stickers are to be carried with the top approximately 6″-10″ below deck level and with the leading edge approximately 10″-20″ aft of the bow. Bow stickers will be provided in the skipper’s package at Registration.

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3. Entries
Classes shall meet eligibility requirements no later than May 21. Completed entry forms, with the entry fee, may be submitted on- line at www.sailingworld.com or mailed to Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta, c/o Sailing World, 55 Hammarlund Way, Middletown, RI 02842 and must be accepted by the Organizing Authority. Late entries may be accepted solely at the discretion of the Organizing Authority. Entries received after May 14, 2006 will be charged a $50 late fee.

Boat Size Entry Fee*
**up to 24′ $169.00
25′ – 30′ 206.00
31′ – 39′ 234.00
40′ and over 256.00
***Entry fee includes one social ticket

Social tickets – Advance purchase $41.00 with your entry form (entry fee includes one social ticket)
Social tickets include dinner & beverages for Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Tickets will be $43 at Registration and at the party entrance.

4. Registration
Each boat owner or his representative must report to Bayview Yacht Club, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2007, to complete registration details. The skippers’ meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Crew lists and waivers of liability must be submitted at registration. No boat will be registered without a completed waiver form. In the event of a crew member substitution during the regatta, the new crew member must submit a signed waiver of liability to the Race Committee prior to racing for that boat’s entry to remain valid. Sailing instructions will be available at Registration. Amendments to the Sailing Instructions will be posted at Bayview Yacht Club, by 8:00 a.m. daily, and it is the responsibility of each competitor to check the Official Notice Board for any amendments or other notices.

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5. Courses
Courses will be sailed on Lake St. Clair.

**6. Schedule of races
**It is the intent of the Organizing Authority and the Race Committee to run as many races as practical on Friday, June 1 through Sunday June 3, 2007 up to a maximum of 10 races for the series. No Warning Signal will be made after 1400 hours on Sunday, June 3. The Harbor Start is scheduled for 0830 hours on each day of racing.

**7. Measurement/weigh-in
**Measurement is not required by the Organizing Authority or the Bayview Yacht Club, but each boat shall submit proof of holding a valid measurement certificate at registration if required by the class.
Neither the Organizing Authority nor the Bayview Yacht Club shall be responsible for conducting or administrating weigh-ins should they be required by individual class rules. Local or national class associations shall be responsible for conducting weigh-ins if needed

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8. Scoring
8.1 Each boat’s total score will be the sum of her scores for all races. One race will constitute a series. This changes RRS A2.
8.2 Boats sailing in the IRC A and Warhorse classes will have their times adjusted based on IRC calculations and scored appropriately.
8.3 “Level” Classes will be established using local PHRF handicap numbers.

9. Courtesy broadcasts
The Race Committee may provide general information to competitors on a designated courtesy channel. Information so provided will not be subject to action under RRS 62.

**10. Arbitration
**For Protests involving an infringement of Part 2 of the RRS, an Arbitration hearing may be held prior to the Protest hearing.

11. Prizes
11.1 Daily and series prizes will be awarded by class.
11.2 An award will be made to the boat which, in the opinion of the Organizing Authority, had the best overall performance during the 2007 Sperry Top-Sider Detroit NOOD Regatta.

12. Photographers and TV Rights
Competitors give absolute right and permission for any photographs or video footage taken of themselves or their competing boat to be published in any media whatsoever; for either editorial or advertising purposes, or to be used in press information.

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