Mid-Continent Lightning Regatta
Name: Mid-Continent Lightning Regatta
Date: May 25, 26, 27, 2018
Organizing Authority: Lightning Fleet 266 at Carlyle Sailing Association
Location: Lake Carlyle in Central Illinois
NOTICE OF RACE
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing
1.2 Mid Continent Lightning Regatta Sailing Instructions will apply.
The International Lightning Class Association adopts Category C in accordance with RRS Appendix 1, Regulation 20, with the restriction that advertising is permitted on hulls only.
3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 Eligibility is defined by the International Lightning Class
3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing an entry form.
3.3 Information is available at: http://www.csa-sailing.org/fleets/lightning/pages/regatta.html
The entry fee is $35.00 USD
5.1 Registration: Friday, May 25; 1800 – 2000 hours
Saturday, May 26; 0900 - 0930 hours
5.2 Competitors’ meeting: Saturday, May 26, 0930 hours at seawall.
5.3 Meals: To be Determined.
5.4 Dates of racing and number of Races scheduled:
Six races are scheduled beginning each day as follows:
Day__ Time Events
Saturday 10:30 Start Race 1
Additional Races Back to Back
Sunday 10:30 Start next race.
Additional Races Back to Back
Sunday 3:30 No race stared after this
6.0 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.
Boats will be launched and retrieved by jib crane and will remain on their trailers in available parking spaces when not in use.
The regatta will be held on Carlyle Lake at the Carlyle Sailing Association.
Course WL - (Windward/Leeward). Twice around a windward/leeward course with a downwind finish. There will be an offset weather mark and a leeward gate
“+” Extra Windward Leg - If there is a “+” added before the course heading, the course will include an extra windward leg with an upwind finish.
Courses will always be sailed counter-clockwise, leaving marks to port.
The approximate compass course from the starting line to the weather mark will be displayed from the Race Committee boat.
The starting line/finishing maybe above or below the marks of the course.
Scoring will be in accordance with ISAF Appendix A Low Point System except as modified in this section.
There will be one throw-out race unless less than six races are completed whereas all races completed will be counted. Throw-out races will be considered for the purpose of breaking ties.
11 RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
Use of hand held VHF radios will be permitted for communication from the Race Committee to competitors on channel 72. The Race Committee intends to use VHF radio to identify OCS (On Course Side of the line) boats after starts and otherwise communicate with the fleet on the water. Failure to receive a hail, for a hail to be made, the order of hails made, or receive other communications to the fleet shall not be cause for redress. Other use of any communication device is prohibited.
12. PRIZES - Trophies will be awarded to top 3 teams’ skipper and crew.
13. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The Organizing Authority will not accept any liability material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to during or after the regatta.
14 FURTHER INFORMATION
Arthur Merdinian (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (314) 691-8032