RULES This regatta will be governed by the rules as defined by the current edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 and the Flying Scot® Sailing Association Class Rules.
ELIGIBILITY The Atlantic Coast Championship (ACC) is open to current Active, Life, Junior, Club, and Family Members as defined in the FSSA Constitution.
FSSA dues and club boat registration fees must be paid to the FSSA prior to the event. A Challenger Division will be sailed provided there are at least 25 boats registered for the regatta. Otherwise, all boats will compete in one Championship Division. Participants who are members of fleets within the Capitol District will automatically be entered in the Capitol District Championship.
REGISTRATION Advance registration will be available at http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/14962 or from the link listed on the FSSA event calendar at www.fssa.com. Registration must be completed by Friday, September 15th to avoid a late fee. Check-in and registration at the regatta site will be available from 1600 - 1900 on Friday, September 22nd and from 0830-0930 on Saturday, September 23rd. Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race will be available at registration. See list of who’s coming on the event’s registration page.
FEES Registration fee per boat is $100.00, which includes two Saturday night dinners. Members of US Sailing will receive a $5 discount. A late fee of $15.00 will be charged if registration is received after September 15th.
Extra Saturday Night Regatta Dinners:
If purchased by September 15th - $15 per sailor with pre-registration
If purchased after September 15th – $20 per sailor (subject to availability)
SCHEDULE Racing will be Saturday and Sunday with a maximum of five races with no throw-outs. See the schedule below. Three races are scheduled for Saturday and two races are scheduled for Sunday. The number of races each day may be adjusted depending on conditions. No Warning Signal will be made after 1400 on Sunday.
Friday, September 22nd
1600 - 1900 On-site Registration and facilities open for early arrivals and Friday Night Welcome Party Barbeque
Saturday, September 23rd
|0800-0930||On-site Registration, Continental Breakfast|
|1000||RC departs for race course|
|1130||Warning Signal for First Race|
|Lunch break on the water at discretion of race committee|
|1800||Dinner at FBYC|
Sunday, September 24th
|0900||RC departs for race course|
|1000||Warning Signal for First Race|
|Post-Race||Social and Awards Ceremony|
MEASUREMENT Boats and sails must conform to the FSSA Specifications. Each boat must carry equipment required by FSSA Specification Article S-V.2 (Racing Restrictions) and US Coast Guard requirements.
RACING AREA The race area will be in the mouth of the Piankatank River. The courses to be sailed will be described in the Sailing Instructions. At a minimum, a windward-leeward course will be included.
LAUNCHING An electric hoist is available for launching on the Jackson Creek side of FBYC. Competitors are advised to provide a bridle. There is a double concrete ramp on the Fishing Bay side. Hoses for wash down are located near the ramp, hoist, and between the rows of trailer parked boats.
SCORING The low point system of RRS Appendix A will be used. All races will be scored (this is a change to Appendix A2). Five races are scheduled, of which one must be completed to constitute a regatta.
PROTEST AND APPEALS Protest forms will be available at the office notice
PRIZES Prizes will be awarded to the skipper and crew of the top five boats in the Championship Division and to the top three boats in the Challenger Division. Challenger Division prizes will be awarded provided there are at least 25 boats registered for the regatta. In addition, the top scoring Capitol District participant will be awarded the Capitol District Championship.
TOWING Boats may be towed to and from the race area only if towing is made available to all participants. Otherwise, a boat accepting a tow without consent of the Race Committee shall be disqualified without a hearing. This changes RRS 63.1. Exceptions to this rule may be made by the Race Committee in extenuating circumstances, i.e. breakdown, illness, or other factors that may be appropriate. Protests under this rule may be made only by the Protest Committee or Race Committee. This changes RRS 60.1(a).
CONTACT Regatta Chair Debbie Cycotte 804-761-3048 firstname.lastname@example.org
LODGING Please see the list of accommodations on the FBYC event’s webpage. https://www.fbyc.net/Visitor/Accommodations
Camping at FBYC is permitted in the grassy area near the East Bath House on the Jackson Creek side of the yacht club. Campers are requested to stay within the designated area and to obey all other rules which may be promulgated by the Club concerning camping. No water or electricity is available for RV’s. The Club’s facilities are available for use.
A limited number of homestays will be available to visitors by our fleet members. This will be done on a first come, first served basis so please get your request in early. Contact Debbie Cycotte if interested.
DIRECTIONS Directions to FBYC can be found at: https://www.fbyc.net/Visitor/Directions
OTHER For this regatta, please note that pets are not allowed on FBYC property. Please leave your pets at home.