Larchmont NOOD 2004 Notice of Race

NOTICE OF RACE

Sailing World National Offshore One Design Regatta

Larchmont Yacht Club                   September 10-12

Sailing World is the Organizing Authority for this regatta and Larchmont Yacht Club is the Host Club and will provide race management.

1. Rules:

The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the 2001-2004 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). Classes permitting Category C Advertising (see RRS Appendix 1) are urged to refrain from displaying advertisements for businesses or products competing with those of the primary and support sponsors of the event.

2. Eligibility:

2.1. The regatta is open to any boat with a minimum LOA of 21 feet, that has sleeping accommodations below decks or is either: a) an active member of a recognized class association for entry in this regatta's One-Design classes, or; b) a boat that meets the criteria established for this regatta by the class coordinator for entry in a level class; and provided that each class has a minimum entry of six boats. The Organizing Authority reserves the right to invite additional classes that do not meet all the requirements.

2.2 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 call 1-800-877-2451.)

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.

3. Entries:

Entries shall be submitted on the official entry form  Classes shall meet eligibility requirements no later than September 3, 2004  Entries received after August 27 shall be subject to a $50 late fee.  Completed entry forms, with the entry fee, shall be mailed to Sailing World NOOD REGATTA, c/o Sailing World, 55 Hammarlund Way, Middletown, RI  02842 or fax 401-845-5180.  Late entries may be accepted solely at the discretion of Sailing World and the Larchmont Yacht Club.

Boat Size            Entry Fee*

up to 24'            $148.00

25' - 30'           183.00

31' - 39'            203.00

40' and over     223.00

  • Fee includes one social ticket

Social tickets - Advance purchase $38.00 with your entry form (entry fee includes one social ticket)

Social tickets include dinner/beverages for Friday,

Saturday & Sunday.

Additional tickets wil be $40 after your entry has been submitted and at the door.

4. Registration:

Each boat owner or his representative must report to the Larchmont Yacht Club, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, September 9 or between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 10 to complete registration details.  Crew lists and waivers of liability must be submitted by close of 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 Larchmont Yacht Club, by 0930 EST daily. It is the responsibility of each competitor to check the Official Notice Board for any amendments or other notices.

5. Courses:

It is anticipated that racing will be conducted on two (2) separate racing circles in the waters of Long Island Sound, off Larchmont, NY.  Specific locations will be provided in the sailing instructions.

6. Schedule of Races:

It is the intent of the Organizing Authority and the Race Committee to conduct as many races as practical on each day of racing, for a maximum of nine for the series.  The first warning signal for each day of racing is scheduled for 1100 hrs with no starting sequence commencing after 1400 hrs on Sunday, September 12.

7. Measurement/Weigh-in:

Measurement is not required, 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 Larchmont 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.

8. Scoring:

The Low-Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A will apply. Each boat's total score will be the sum of her scores for all races. One race will constitute a series for all classes.

9. Arbitration:

For protests involving a breach of a Rule of Part 2 of the RRS, an Arbitration hearing may be held prior to the protest hearing.

10. Prizes:

Daily and series prizes will be awarded by class (number will depend on number of class entries).

11. Berthing:

Boats shall be moored, free of charge, for the regatta, at the Larchmont Yacht Club September 9-13.  Boats will be accommodated on a first come-first serve basis. Call the Larchmont Yacht Club for a mooring assignment at 914-834-2440.

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.