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COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2016
DESCRIPTION: This junior regatta will consist of two days of racing with approximately three to five races per day. There will be three separate courses for: 1) Optimist Red/Blue/White; 2) Optimist Green Fleet; and 3) Lasers, Laser Radials, and 420s, which will sail the same course. Optimists will be divided into Red, Blue, White, and Green fleets, as defined by USODA. There will be a separate course, coaching, and a clinic for the Green fleet. A modest registration fee will be charged. One dinner and a free tee shirt are provided to each participant if they preregister prior to June 1. Online registration is available and encouraged - see www.fbyc.net.
The organizing authority is Fishing Bay Yacht Club and US Sailing.
Races will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing except as changed by the sailing instructions.
This regatta is sanctioned for CBYRA High Point Awards in the Junior division for Optimists, Laser Radial, and 420 classes. The event counts 150% for Junior High Point awards for these fleets for the CBYRA High Point Awards.
ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY:
This event is open to any Junior Sailor with an Optimist, Laser, Laser Radial, or 420 who completes an entry form and who will not reach his/her 19th birthday before December 31, 2016.
Competitors are required to be members in good standing of US Sailing.
Completed entry forms shall be in the hands of the Race Committee by the end of the Skippers’ Meeting. A completed Entry Form or registration on the FBYC website (www.fbyc.net) is required for each competitor.
SCHEDULE OF RACES AND ACTIVITIES
Saturday, June 25:
Registration and Breakfast 0800
Skippers' Meeting 1000
First Warning Signal 1130
Followed by 3-5 or more races
Sunday, June 26:
Breakfast Available 0830
First Warning Signal 1000
Followed by 3-5 races
No race shall be started after 1300 on June 26.
Awards to follow racing
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: Sailing instructions will be available at check-in.
VENUE: The racing area(s) will be in the Fishing Bay area and the mouth of the Piankatank River.
PRIZES: Prizes will include separate awards for Optimist White, Blue and Red Fleets (as defined by USODA), as well as 420 and Laser/Laser Radial. Participation awards will be presented to each Optimist Green fleet participant. The Green Fleet is open to any novice Optimist sailor.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: Competitors participate in this regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
CONDUCT OF PARTICIPANTS: The Skipper/Owner of each boat shall be responsible for all actions of his/her crew and guests.
EVENT CHAIR: Charlie & Sandi Brewer (email@example.com)
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