Commodore Cup Race
September 4, 2022
Notice of Race
Organizing Authority: South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club
1.1 This race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 Competitors shall wear PFDs (personal floatation devices), except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment. Wet suits or dry suits are not personal flotation devices. Flag Y will not be displayed.
1.3 U.S. Prescriptions to RRS 63.2 and 63.4 are deleted.
2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 This regatta is open to monohulls with an LOA of 18 feet or greater.
2.2 Boats shall hold a current PHRF rating. The race committee may assign or adjust a boat’s rating to comply with ratings established by the SLTWYC and/or Lake Tahoe PHRF Committee.
2.3 RRS 75.1 requires that all boats shall be entered by a member of a World Sailing-affiliated club. Entrants, who are not members of affiliated yacht clubs, are encouraged to join the South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club, US Sailing, or the Scuttlebutt Sailing Club: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/about-scuttlebutt/join-the-scuttlebutt-sailing-club/.
2.4 Eligible boats may enter online at Regatta Network not later than 1000 hours, 9/04/2022: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21965.
Commodore Cup Race – First Warning Sunday 9/4, 1430 Hours
Protest Hearings – TBD
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no Competitors’ Meetings and no awards ceremony. All notices and race results will be posted on Regatta Network.
5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The SLTWYC Standing Sailing Instructions are posted on the Regatta Network Web site: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21965.
The racing venue will be on the waters of South Lake Tahoe with the starting and finishing line near Tahoe Keys.
7.1 Races will be scored using the Tahoe PHRF Handicap rating using Time-on-Time scoring as follows:
A boat’s corrected time, rounded to the nearest second (.5 rounding up) will be calculated as (FT – ST) * A/(B+PHRF) where FT is her finishing time, ST is her starting time, A is 650, PHRF is her Lake Tahoe PHRF rating and B is determined by the Race Committee (at its sole discretion) as 480 for heavy air, 550 for average conditions, and 600 for very light air.
7.2 One race is scheduled. One completed race constitutes a regatta. There will be no excluded scores. This changes A2.1.
8 SAFETY EQUIPMENT
8.1 Boats shall be equipped with safety equipment as required by current US Coast Guard requirements for the size of the yacht and the number of persons aboard.
8.2 Boats shall carry a “Lifesling” or similar throwable device.
8.3 Boats shall carry an auxiliary engine (inboard or outboard) with enough fuel to power the boat at least 15nm.
8.4 Boats shall be equipped with a Marine VHF trans/receiver capable of transmitting/receiving on Channels 16 and 72.
Prizes will be awarded based on entries.
10 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club and any other organizing authority for the regatta 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.
Participating boats shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance. Boat owners are solely responsible to ensure that such coverage is current and adequate.
Each competitor grants to the South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club and its agents the non-exclusive right to make and publish as it chooses any photographs or videos of regatta events, including but not limited to images of crew members and boats.
13 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information or questions, please call or email Sam Corso 530-318-3068 or email@example.com.