NOTICE OF RACE
2013 Day Sailer
North American Championship Regatta
Annapolis, Maryland July 16-20, 2013
Link to Race Schedule and Schedule of Events
Day Sailer Association members of Fleet 1,
Severn Sailing Association, 311 First St, Annapolis, MD 21403
1. HOST AND ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
Day Sailer Association members of Fleet 1, Annapolis, MD.
This regatta will be governed by the 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of U.S. Sailing, the rules of the Day Sailer Association, and by the Sailing Instructions.
Current Day Sailer members, as defined by the Day Sailer Association, are eligible. All competing boats will be measured. Boats with a current measurement certificate will be honored for everything excluding boat weight, and will be inspected on a spot basis to insure the required safety equipment is on board.
Competitors may enter by filling out and returning a completed entry form, which will be available January 1, 2013 online at dsnacr2013.org, and by paying applicable fees. Early registration fee is $300.00. All registrations postmarked before June 8th will be 'early'. Late registration fee is $350.00. Late registrations will be accepted from June 8th through Tuesday, July 16th at 12 Noon. Registration fee includes T-shirts and hats for skipper and crew, welcome dinner for all, and
two dinners for the Awards Banquet. Additional T-shirts, hats, and dinners are available for an extra fee. Send registrations to Tom Shaw, 7905 Lewinsville Rd, McLean, VA 22102. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Tom at 571-294-6601 or email@example.com
5. VENUE AND SAILING AREA
All races will originate at Severn Sailing Association in historic Annapolis, Maryland. Situated across the Severn River from the U.S. Naval Academy, and with a view of Annapolis Harbor, SSA has a half-century tradition of quality one-design racing, and regularly hosts major regional, national and international championship events on the Chesapeake Bay, a premier worldwide sailing venue. Racing will be conducted on the Chesapeake Bay, NOAA Chart #12270, within 5 miles of SSA.
Tuesday, July 16th Registration. Weighing & Measuring. First Junior NACR race. Welcome Gathering.
Wednesday, July 17th Registration. Weighing & Measuring. Junior NACR races. Practice NACR race. Governing Board meeting. Free evening.
Thursday, July 18th First day of NACR racing. Picnic. Junior NACR trophies. General Membership meeting.
Friday, July 19th Second day of NACR racing. Free evening.
Saturday, July 20th Last day of racing. Awards Banquet.
7. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sailing instructions will be made available at registration with updates provided on Thursday morning at the NACR Skipper's meeting.
Sailing instructions for the Junior NACR will be handed out Tuesday at the Junior NACR Skipper's meeting.
Courses for the NACR and Junior NACR will most likely not be the same.
8. BOAT STORAGE
SSA's facilities support dry-sailed dinghies, providing 3 launching cranes, protected basins, and large staging areas. Room will be made in the SSA boatyard for visiting Day Sailers. It is expected that all boats will be hoisted each day, using a fixed-position swinging arm overhead winch with a single hook. Skippers must provide a lifting harness. No ramp will be available at SSA.
The low-point scoring system of Apendix A of the 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing will apply. Five or more races must be completed before a throw out will be applied. Three races must be completed to constitute a regatta.
Take home trophies will be awarded to the skipper and crew of at least the top five finishers, or in numbers depending on the number of entrants. Additional perpetual and keeper trophies will be awarded in categories as defined in the DSA Handbook. Trophies will be awarded at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, July 20th.
11. JUNIOR NACR REGATTA
A Junior North American Championship Regatta will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 16 & 17. Eligible skippers must be 18 years old or younger. A minimum of three boats is required for the event. If you are a junior skipper interested in participating, or for additional information, please contact Bob Blake at 410-628-0089 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Available accommodations will be posted on our website, dsnacr2013.org, or as a link at fleetone.org. For more information about host families and other accommodation possibilities, please contact Amy Harris, 1501 Live Oak Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301-585-1796, or Richamy@RCN.com
Please resolve your measurement issues before coming. Questions can be directed to our Class Measurer, Bob Damon, 804-739-9332, or email@example.com Fleet One's Measurer, Chris Lewton, 202-306-4726, or firstname.lastname@example.org will also help with questions. Competitors are strongly encouraged to have a current measurement certificate provided by their home fleet or as a result of previous NACR measurement. Without a certificate, a boat will be subject to a full measurement. In addition, we plan to weigh all boats and check for safety equipment. We will measure sails, accepting previous NACR stamps on sails in lieu of full measurement. Local sailors are encouraged to have measurements done after the Atlantic Coast Regatta in Spring 2013.
In addition to all equipment required by law and by DSA rules, including anchor, all boats must carry a line for purposes of towing a string of up to 10 boats tied mast-to-mast. The line must be of Dacron or nylon (no low-stretch fibers), must have a diameter in the range 5/16-1/2 inch and length in the range of 35-60 feet, and must have a working load of at least 2000 lbs.
15. FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information see the fleetone.org web page for NACR 2013, or online as of January 1, 2013, at dsnacr2013.org. Please feel free to contact the Regatta co-chairs, Claudia Minicozzi & Val Lewton, at 202-726-2393 or email@example.com