Notice of Race - 2007 Sperry Top-Sider San Diego NOOD

Official Notice of Race for the 2007 Sperry Top-Sider San Diego NOOD Regatta.

NOTICE OF RACE
THE SPERRY TOP-SIDER
NATIONAL OFFSHORE ONE-DESIGN REGATTA
San Diego Yacht Club March 16-18, 2007 San Diego, California

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

**1. RULES
**The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing
Rules of Sailing 2005-2008. Classes permitting Category C Advertising
are urged to refrain from displaying advertisements for businesses or
products competing with those of the primary and support sponsors
of the event.

2. PERSONAL FLOTATION
PFDs are required to be worn by individuals while racing aboard
boats that do not have fixed keels. The wearing of PFDs by individuals
sailing aboard all other boats is encouraged.

3. ELIGIBILITY
3.1 The regatta is open to any boat that 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. Each class with seven or
more boats entered will be given its own start. The Organizing
Authority reserves the right to invite additional classes that do not
meet all the requirements.
3.2 The Sperry Top-Sider 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.)
3.3 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. The PC
Class is excused from this requirement.

4. ENTRIES
Entries shall be submitted on the official entry form or by entering
online at www.sailingworld.com. Classes shall meet eligibility
requirements no later than March 5th. Completed entry forms, with
the entry fee, shall be mailed to Sperry Top-Sider NOOD REGATTA,
c/o Sailing World, 55 Hammarlund Way, Middletown, RI 02842 or fax
401-845-5180 and are not valid until accepted by the Organizing
Authority. Late entries may be accepted solely at the discretion of
Sailing World and the San Diego Yacht Club. Late entries will be subject
to a late fee of $50.00 if received after March 8th.

Boat Size Entry Fee
up to 19' $95.00
20' to 26' $105.00
27' - 30' $115.00
31' - 35' $125.00
36' and over $135.00

NO SOCIAL TICKET INCLUDED

Social tickets - Purchased with entry $40 each
Social tickets include dinner/beverages for Friday & Saturday and
light dinner/beverages for Sunday.
Tickets will be $43 after entry is received, at registration and at the door.

5. REGISTRATION
5.1 For all classes, Registration will be held at the San Diego Yacht
Club, between 1700 and 1900 Thursday, March 15 or between 0900
and 1000 Friday, March 16 to complete registration details. For classes
competing 3 days, the Skipper's Meeting will be held in the main tent
Friday, March 16 at 1000 at the San Diego Yacht Club.
5.2 For classes only competing 2 days, further registration will be
held between 0800 and 0900 Saturday, March 17 to complete registration
details. Another Skipper's Meeting, for those classes competing
two days, will be held in the main tent Saturday, March 17 at 0900 at
the San Diego Yacht Club. Each boat owner or his/her representative
must report to SDYC to complete registration details.
5.3 Crew lists and waivers of liability must be submitted by close of
registration. No boat will be registered as an entrant 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 Sailing World 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 San Diego
Yacht Club, by 0930 PST daily. It is the responsibility of each competitor
to check the Official Notice Board for any amendments or
other notices.

6. COURSES
Racing areas will be set in three venues - San Diego Bay, Coronado
Roads and Pacific Ocean. Number of racing areas, specific locations
and courses to be sailed will be provided in the Sailing Instructions.
Class/Racing area assignments are subject to entries received.

7. SCHEDULE OF RACES
It is the intent of the Organizing Authority and the Race
Committee to run as many races as practical on each day of racing up
to a maximum of ten races for the event. The first warning signal is
scheduled for 1230 on Friday; and for 1130 on Saturday and Sunday.
No starting sequence will commence after 1430 on Sunday, March 18.

8. WEIGH-IN
8.1 Measurement is not required, but each boat shall submit proof of
holding a valid measurement certificate at registration if required by
the class.
8.2 Neither the Organizing Authority nor the SDYC 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.
8.3 For the J/80 and J/105 fleets only, current Sail Declaration Cards
and Crew Declaration Forms must be submitted to, or on file with the
J/105 & J/80 class representative (see NOR 8.2) prior to the close of
registration. An official crew weigh in scale will be available during
registration or at such time following registration as designated by the
class representative (see NOR 8.2) for any crew that have not been
weighed in 2007. Sail and Crew Declaration forms are available at
www.J105.org/fleet8. The class representative may be reached at
karen@jconcierge.com for more information.

9. SCORING
Each boat's series score will be the total of her scores. No races will
be excluded. One race will constitute a series.

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

11. PRIZES
Prizes will be awarded by class.

12. BERTHING
Boats shall be moored, free of charge, for the regatta, at the San
Diego Yacht Club March 15-19. Boats wishing to arrive the preceding
weekend or depart the succeeding weekend, should contact the San
Diego Yacht Club for a slip assignment at 619-758-6308. RSVP by
March 9.

**13. 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.