26th Annual Trans-Monroe Regatta NOR

March 1, 2014

N O T I C E   O F   R A C E

The Organizing Authority is the Lake Monroe Sailing Association

1.    RULES

1.1     The Trans-Monroe Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2     By participating in this regatta, a competitor (parent/guardian if under age 18) grants  the organizing authority and its sponsors the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any photographs, motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of him or her during the period of the competition without compensation.

2.    ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY

2.1     This regatta is open to all sailing vessels.

2.2     Competitors may enter the regatta by submitting a completed entry form with the required fees to the organizing authority.

3.    REGISTRATION

3.1     Early Registration including payment must be received by February 22, 2013.

3.2     Early Registration for all skippers is $45 (includes one dinner).

3.3     A late fee of $10 will be assessed for registrations received after February 22, 2013.

3.4     Current paid members of US Sailing are entitled to a $5.00 discount.

3.5     Additional dinners are $5.00 each.

3.6     Competitors may register on line at www.regattanetwork.com, or submit completed registration form (downloadable from the LMSA website) to; Lake Monroe Sailing Association, P.O. Box 297, Sanford Florida, 32771.

3.7     Late Registration will be available 8:00 to 9:00 am Saturday March 2, 2013 at check-in.

4.    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

4.1     Saturday March 2, 2013.

4.2     Check-in and Late Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

4.3     Competitors Meeting: 9:30 a.m.

4.4     Warning Signal:10:55 a.m.

4.5     Dinner to follow racing.

5.    VENUE

The regatta will be held on Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida. Regatta headquarters will be in and around the LMSA Office.

6.    SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available at check-in at regatta headquarters.

7.    COURSES

Courses will be defined in the sailing instructions. Two courses are planned. The monohull course will be approximately 12 miles, the multihull course will be approximately 25 miles.

8.    SCORING

Portsmouth Yardstick D-PN handicaps will be used for all open class vessels. Vessels not listed in the current or historic Portsmouth Yardstick data will be assigned a Portsmouth D-PN at the discretion of the organizing authority.

9.    SUPPORT BOATS

Support boats will be identified at the competitors meeting.

10.  BERTHING

Some slips may be available at Wolfy’s, slips are also available through Monroe Harbour Marina. Contact the marina at 407-222-2910 for information on slips.

11.  RADIO COMMUNICATION

Except in an emergency a boat shall neither make radio transmission nor receive radio communication not available to all boats. This restriction includes mobile telephones.

12.  AWARDS

The perpetual G. William McVay trophy will be awarded to the monohull with the least corrected time. A new perpetual trophy will be created for the multihull class. Additional trophies will be awarded at the discretion of the organizing authority.

13.  DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in this regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race (RRS). The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage, personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta.

14.  FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information visit the website www.flalmsa.org or send email to fla.lmsa@gmail.com.

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