DESCRIPTION The 81th Annual One Design Regatta, hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht Club, will consist of two days of racing, fun and camaraderie. There may be multiple courses for eligible one-design classes. A Portsmouth Yardstick handicap class will be offered for boats that do not have enough boats to qualify for a one-design class. This year, because of COVID19 rescheduling, the Capital District Flying Scot Championships will be held in conjunction with the Annual One Design Regatta. Flying Scot competitors who register for the AOD will sail in the Capital District Championship races as either members or non-members of the district. This Championship will be governed by the rules as defined by the current edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2017 - 2020, and the Flying Scot Sailing Association Class Rules dated January 2017 and amended January 2019, Article B-VI. As an added feature Flying Scot builder and avid racer, Tyler Andrews, will conduct a Flying Scot training seminar on Friday, Aug 7.
NOTICE The Notice of Race will be available for review on the event page document link to the Regatta Network.
VOLUNTEER Sign up to volunteer for the Annual One Design Regatta.
CLASSES Any one design class having five or more boats registered, including but not limited to Flying Scot, Front Runner, Laser, Laser Radial, J70, 470, and Optimist, will be eligible to run a class race. Optimists will be divided into Red, White, Blue, and Green fleets. The Portsmouth Number (D-PN) handicapping system will be used to score classes of unlike boats. A minimum of five entries is required for a class to become and remain eligible. Classes shall meet eligibility requirements no later than August 3, 2020. Boats whose class does meet the eligibility requirement will sail in the Portsmouth class. The Organizing Authority reserves the right to invite additional classes at its sole discretion
LATE REGISTRATION & CHECK IN Friday night 1700-2000 and Saturday 0800-0925
SKIPPERS' MEETING All classes will meet by virtually at a date and time to be specified by the Organizing Authority. This action is being done for the safety of competitors under social distancing guidelines.
RACING The warning signal for the first start on Saturday will be at 1100 followed by subsequent races. The warning signal for the first start on Sunday will be at 1100 followed by subsequent races.
FEE $25 adult; $20 Junior. Fees are paid only through registration on Regatta Network .
SOCIAL Due to social distancing concerns meals will not be provided by the club for the regatta.
AWARDS Due to social distancing concerns awards will be awarded virtually with prizes being mailed to the recipients as soon as possible after racing.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY Competitors participate in a regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race. Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 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.