1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
1.2. For the J/70 Class the current J/70 class rules will apply. Including, J/70 Class Rules I. 1.1 (Spare Gennaker) and J/70 Class Rules 1.3 (Support Boats). Additionally US Sailing Prescriptions V (Alternative Penalties) will apply
1.3. RRS 63.7 will be replaced by: “If there is a conflict between a rule in the notice of race and one in the sailing instructions, the sailing instructions shall apply."
1.4 US Sailing Prescriptions to RRS 60.3, 63.2 and 63.4 are deleted.
2.1. Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the Organizing Authority (“OA”).
3.1. The 2020 Stingray Point Regatta is open to monohull boats racing under PHRF, J/70 or other One-Design classes. All PHRF boats must possess a valid PHRF Chesapeake rating certificate. One-Design competitors must be members of their respective class associations.
4.1. Eligible boats may enter by completing the on-line entry and paying the required fees. There will also be on-site registration/payment.
4.2. Entries may also be completed by mailing a completed standard CBYRA entry form and fees to:
Stingray Point Regatta c/o David Hinckle, 169 Grayash, Richmond, VA 23238
5.1. The entry fee is as follows:
a) US$ 155.00: Until Midnight, EST, August 29, 2020 b) Late Fee $ 25.00: After Midnight, EST, August 29, 2020. Saturday dinner cannot be guaranteed if register after August 29.
5.2. The entry fee includes:
a) Invitation to the Saturday night dinner for the Owner/Charterer and one guest b) In-water storage from the start of registration until the end of the regatta (see NOR 17).
5.3. Additional social packages will be available for purchase at online registration.
5.4. Payment of all fees associated with each entry shall be paid at the time of registration. An entry will not be considered final until all fees are paid and all required forms are submitted.
5.5. Checks should be made payable to “Fishing Bay Yacht Club”
Friday, September 4, 2020
0900 – 1030 Check in for Stingray Light Race
1100 – Skippers' Meeting for Stingray Light Race adjacent to Official Notice Board
1300 – First warning for Stingray Light Race (scored separately, not included in overall score)
1600 – 1745 Check-in for Saturday and Sunday racing
1800 –Skippers' Meeting for the Stingray Point Regatta (Saturday and Sunday series) under the tent
1830 – Welcome – Distance race awards, followed by food, drink and music
Saturday, September 5, 2020
0800 – 0900 continental breakfast 1100 – First warning for race one
1700 – 1830 Cocktails at Ric's Place-Cash bar
1830 – 2230 Dinner and awards. Live entertainment by The Radio Sparks
Sunday, September 6, 2020
0800 – 0900 breakfast
1100 – First warning for race one (no starting sequence after 1400 today) 1500 or ASAP - Casual reception followed by awards - Includes light snacks and a complimentary bar while supplies last. No cost.
*Multiple races will be run Saturday and Sunday, wind and weather permitting.
**On Sunday evening, for boats and crews wishing to continue enjoying FBYC's fantastic facility through the weekend, there will be a BYO, DIY, barbecue at the main clubhouse
7. ON-SITE INSPECTION AND MEASUREMENT
7.1. Boats and sails are subject to inspection.
7.2. Bow identifiers may be assigned by the race committee and given to each participating boat at registration. If so, they shall be affixed to the hull according to the instructions provided by the OA.
8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
8.1. The final sailing instructions will be available at registration and posted on- line.
9. LAUNCHING AND MOORAGE
9.1. All boats must be in the water by 0900 on the day racing begins. Late launching will require RC approval.
9.2. All boats shall remain in the water until the end of racing, unless granted prior permission by the Principal Race Officer.
10.1. Friday race course will be an around government marks medium distance race.
10.2. Saturday and Sunday race courses shall be round the buoys, windward/leeward or triangle configurations.
11.1. The Low Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A will apply. A boat’s score will be the total of all her race scores. There will be no discards. One race on Saturday or Sunday constitutes a series. Boats still racing that do not finish within 45 minutes of the first boat finishing in her class will be scored the number of finishers plus two. Others will be scored DNF (Did Not Finish). This changes RRS 35, A4.1, A4.2 and A5.
11.2. The Friday Distance race will be scored separately from the races held Saturday and Sunday and will not be counted towards the Brent Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy.
12.1. Class awards for first, second, and third place will be presented daily. For multiple race days, class awards will be presented on combined scores for the day. Overall class series as well as Brent Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy awards will be presented on the last day of the regatta.
13. COACH AND SUPPORT BOATS
13.1. All support boats are required to monitor the event’s designated Race Committee VHF channel when in the race course area and to immediately respond to race committee requests for assistance.
13.2. Any additional support boat instructions will be stated in the SIs.
14.1. All boats are required to hold adequate third-party insurance and it is the owner or owner’s representative’s sole and inescapable responsibility to ensure that the insurance is in place and is adequate prior to competing in the event.
15. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Sailing is an activity that carries with it an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors participate in this regatta entirely at their own risk and are reminded to pay special attention to RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers include the Organizing Authority, The Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Race Committee, Protest Committee, sponsors, volunteers, or any other affiliated organization or official who will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of practice for or participation in this event during shore side or on-the-water activities. By participating in this event, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.
16. AMENDMENTS TO THIS NOTICE
16.1. The OA may amend this notice. Amendments will be posted on page 1 in
RED, and, if practical, posted on the event website.
17. ON-SITE BOAT STORAGE
17.1. Boats and trailers may be stored in the trailer and dry hoist yards at the club. Boats may launch using the club’s dry sail hoist or concrete ramp. Boats will be moored in available slips or rafted up at the ends of the club piers on the Jackson Creek side (overnight mooring at the Fishing Bay side pier near the ramp is not recommended due to possibility of wind and waves). Boats shall be removed from club property within one week after the conclusion of the regatta. Additional launching capacity and mooring will be available at Deltaville Marina, across Jackson Creek from the yacht club, if needed.
18. LODGING INFORMATION
18.1. The club will endeavor to provide some lodging in members’ homes or boats, first come, first served. Lodging information will be posted on the event web site. Camping by tent is permitted on club grounds, and limited camping for a few RVs is available, first come, first served. All RVs must pre-coordinate with Event Chairman. Camping is limited to the designated areas on the Jackson Creek side of the yacht club campus.
19. CONTACT INFORMATION
For additional information or assistance, please contact: David Hinckle firstname.lastname@example.org or 804 370-7650 or Principal Race Officer, TBD