2011 Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta Information

General Information for Competitors

NOOD Regattas

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Dear Marblehead NOOD Sailors,

We're looking forward to having you and your crew join us during the Marblehead NOOD at Marblehead Race Week NOOD this year. The dates are July 28-31, 2011 and our regatta headquarters will be located at the Corinthian Yacht Club. The NOOD staff is busy getting ready for you at our eighth stop of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD season. Welcome to all of you!

Classes currently registered for the 2011 Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta:
4 Day

Rhodes 19
IOD

3 Day
Etchells
Finn
J/24
J/30
J/105
Laser
Skud 18
Sonar
Town Class- New England Championships (Sat/Sun) The Campbell Bowl
Viper 640

2 Day
Alerion Express-_ New England Championship_

Not Listed? There's still time to add your class.
Contact, nood@sailingworld.com

**REGISTRATION DETAILS: **
A minimum of six boats is required for a class to remain eligible. Due to the number of classes anticipated at this event, entrants should be aware that there is a possibility that certain classes may be started together but still scored separately. A $50 late fee (in addition to the entry fee) will start on July 11, 2011 at 5 p.m. EST, so don't forget to get your entries in on time. This is an additional fee if you register or pay on or after this date past 5 p.m. EST. Please note this deadline when sending mailed or faxed entries. To receive a refund or to cancel your entry, call 401-845-4412 by July 25, 2011.

**PARTY INFORMATION:
SOCIAL EVENTS: **All the NOOD parties Friday through Sunday will be held at the Corinthian Yacht Club, with the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

The NOOD nightly parties featuring open bars and the following menus are available to anyone purchasing a ticket. (See PARTY TICKET section for specifics) Bars will be serving Mount Gay Rum and Beer.
· 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings
· 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Approximately on Sunday for the awards at the Corinthian Yacht Club.
· Sunday's time could be delayed due to the racing schedule, the time will be posted.

PARTY TICKETS: Tickets are required by all participants and their guests to enter the parties on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. People without tickets and wristbands will not be served food or refreshments.
1) Buy your party tickets early and SAVE! Each 3 day party ticket purchased with your entry is only $46 and includes the open rum and beer bar and one full meal each evening. Additional tickets purchased at Registration or at the door will be $55 each. Daily passes available for that day's party- prices to be determined.
2) Each ticket will be hole-punched on the appropriate day and your wristband must be worn immediately. Wristband is required to receive the sponsored drinks and food.
3) Wristbands are only good for that day's party. Tickets will be hole-punched on subsequent days and a new wristband will be issued.

YOU MUST FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE EVERY DAY.
The social ticket is transferable among crew or guests; however daily wristbands are not transferable. You will not need to wear a wristband during races.
PLEASE WARN YOUR CREW THAT LOST OR STOLEN TICKETS
WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

**MARBLEHEAD INFORMATION:
MOORINGS, DOCKING, & PARKING: **For mooring requests, owners need to make arrangements with the dock master at any of the three participating yacht clubs: the Boston, Corinthian or Eastern. Boats do raft up so bring plenty of fenders and extra line. Dockage and slips are very limited to nonexistent in Marblehead and we suggest that you make arrangements for a mooring. Moorings and docking are both done on a First Come First Serve basis and no advance reservations are accepted. It is suggested that you call the clubs as you are entering Marblehead. As an alterative, moorings are available in Salem Harbor if Marblehead fills up or if adverse weather conditions prevail. Parking in Marblehead is extremely tight. Again, we suggest calling the clubs to find out if parking is available. If arriving each day by car, please make all attempts to carpool.

LAUNCHING, TRAILERS, AND LAUNCH SERVICE: Trailer launching may be done between half tide to high tide at the Eastern ramp, or at the head of Marblehead Harbor at Riverhead Beach.
For out of town guests, crane launching can be done at the Corinthian and Eastern Yacht Clubs only. There is one crane at Corinthian, two cranes at Boston and Eastern. Disabled sailors and their support team may launch from the Boston Yacht Club. Check with the dock master at any of the three yacht clubs for instructions. There is no charge for this service.
There is trailer storage in the parking lot adjacent to the Riverhead Beach launching ramp at the head of the harbor or check with each club's dock master for storage locations.
All three participating clubs will provide launch service during their regular hours: Boston, Corinthian and Eastern.

**FUEL: **Fuel is available at the Boston Yacht Club from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Unleaded plus and diesel fuel are available as well as ice.

SECURITY: There will be a security guard posted at the club during the parties. If you paid a social fee, and have your ticket it will allow you to come and go as you please.

CLUBS: Boston Yacht Club Corinthian Yacht Club Eastern Yacht Club
781-631-3100 781-631-0005 781-631-1400
VHF channel 68 VHF channel 09 VHF channel 09

Please take the time to mark your calendars for the Marblehead NOOD Regatta dates July 28-31, and join us at the Corinthian Yacht Club for the eighth stop of the 2011 Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta season.

Please go online at www.sailingworld.com/nood to find information including:
Notice of Race
Online Entry
Official Accommodations
Class Coordinator Contact Information
List of Entries
Schedule of Events

If you have any other questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email or call us. Also, don't hesitate to forward this message onto other members of your fleet that have failed to receive this message. Thank you taking the time to read this over and we look forward to seeing you at the NOOD.