Notice of Race: East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships

Notice of Race: East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships

Post by Dan Weis » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:45:05


NOTICE OF RACE

East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championship 2008
US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival
July 16-18, 2008
Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, Marthas Vineyard, MA

The East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championship, a US Sailing Junior
Olympic Festival Event,  will be hosted by the Vineyard Haven Yacht
Club on the Island of Marthas Vineyard July 17-18, 2008 (Thursday-
Friday).  There will also be an optional windsurfing/racing clinc July
16 (Wed) and a separate Long Distanc Race July 19 (Sat).  The Long
Distance Race is part of the Vineyard Cup (www.VineyardCup.com), and
is open to all ages on any windsurf gear.

1       RULES
1.1     The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The
Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008, including U.S. Windsurfing
Association Prescriptions, and the Sailing Instructions.

2       ELIGIBILITY, EQUIPMENT, and ENTRY
        July 17-18, 2008
All competitors must be under 19 years of age (have not reached their
nine***th birthday prior to December 31, 2007) and must be members of
US Sailing (for U.S. citizens).  The competition will be held on
Techno 293 One Designs.  Open rigs are permitted under the following
USWA prescriptions below.
Under 12 (U12) years old    -    Maximum sail size 6.0m
Under 15 (U15) years old    -    Maximum sail size 7.5m
Under 17 (U17) years old    -    Maximum sail size 8.5m
Under 19 (U19) years old    -    Maximum sail size 9.5m
A minimum of three competitors is necessary to constitute an age group
class.  Otherwise, age groups will be combined.

2.1a   Per Techno 293 Class Rules as modified by USWA, sails with more
than 3        cambers and/or 7 battens are prohibited
2.1b   Only masts from the approved class list with no more than 75
percent carbon and weight equivalents are permitted.
2.1c    Booms are restricted to alloy/aluminum construction note
that carbon booms are not permitted under class rules
2.1d    Only original fins or manufacturers replacements permitted.
The maximum fin size under class rules is 46 cm.
2.1e   Techno 293 Class Rules are available at http://SportToday.org/
Sail sizes have been modified by USWA prescriptions.

2.2      Techno 293 One Design Boards are available to charter for $75
(does not include rig) by advance registration on a first come, first

bring your own rigs as very limited charter rigs are available.

3            FEES
3.1         Entry Fee for Registrations postmarked or received by June
30th - $75
              Entry Fee for Registrations postmarked or received after
June 30th - $90
              Entry fee includes July 16 clinic, and registrtation to
the regatta July 17 & 18.  Two
              lunches and one dinner is included.
3.2        Separate Vineyard Cup Windsurfing Long Distance Race, July
19th, is $40 to benefit.
             Sail Marthas Vineyard. www.VineyardCup.com

4       SCHEDULE
4.1     July 16, 2008             1100-1200     Registration and Check-in at
VHYC
                                           1300-1800    Special windsurfing/
racing Clinic

        July 17, 2008            0830-0930      Check in at VHYC
                                         0930   Sailors meeting
                                         1000   First Possible Warning Signal
                                         1000-1800      Racing
        July 18, 2008            0830-0930      Check in at VHYC
                                         0930   Sailors meeting
                                         1000   First Warning Signal
                                         1000-1600      Racing
                                               1630     Awards

Separate Vineyard Cup Long Distance to benefit Sail Marthas
Vineyard:
              July 19, 2008            0830-0930        Check in for separate
Vineyard Cup
                                         0930   Sailors meeting
                                               1030     First possible
Warning Signal (TBD)

6          VENUE
6.1       Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, Owen Little Way, Vineyard Haven
is the host of the East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships.
6.2       Racing will be on Vineyard Haven Harbor or alternatively in
the VH Lagoon for severe weather.

7           THE COURSES
7.1        The courses will be described in the Sailing Instructions.

8           SCORING
8.1        The Low-Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A, will be used.
8.2        Competitors will have one race discarded for every four
races completed.
8.3        2  races are required to constitute the Championship.

9            PRIZES     Prizes will be awarded to competitors placing in
respective divisions.

10          DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See
Rule 4, Decision to Race. The event organizers, Vineyard Haven Yacht
Club, its employees, volunteers, and staff will not accept any
liability for damage or personal injury or death sustained in
conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

11          HOUSING

A limited amount of housing in private homes is available to
competitors in the East Coast Windsurfing Championships on a first
come, first serve basis.  The earlier we know you need housing the
better.

12          TRAVEL TO MARTHAS VINEYARD
This is peak season on the island of Marthas Vineyard so getting
there can be a challenge, but once youre there everything will be
easy.   You will not need a car on the Vineyard as we can pick you up
from the ferry and everything is within walking distance of Vineyard
Haven Yacht Club.  The best ferry service is from Woods Hole, MA to
Vineyard Haven.  See www.steamshipauthority.com for ferry schedules
and parking information

There are three options for air travel.   Fly to Boston Logan airport
and take bus from Logan airport to Woods Hole on Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus
www.peterpanbus.com  The bus service is easy and picks up right at the
terminal and drops off right at the Woods Hole ferry.  There are also
flights direct to Marthas Vineyard.  Third option is to fly to
Providence, RI but bus/ferry service requires connections.
For groups of kids, we may be able to arrange pick up by boat from
Falmouth Town Pier.

13          FURTHER INFORMATION
        For further information please contact Charlie Felder, VHYC,

 
 
 

Notice of Race: East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships

Post by Dan Weis » Wed, 16 Jul 2008 03:39:42


Quote:
> NOTICE OF RACE

> East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championship 2008
> US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival
> July 16-18, 2008
> Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, Marthas Vineyard, MA

> The East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championship, a US Sailing Junior
> Olympic Festival Event, ?will be hosted by the Vineyard Haven Yacht
> Club on the Island of Marthas Vineyard July 17-18, 2008 (Thursday-
> Friday). ?There will also be an optional windsurfing/racing clinc July
> 16 (Wed) and a separate Long Distanc Race July 19 (Sat). ?The Long
> Distance Race is part of the Vineyard Cup (www.VineyardCup.com), and
> is open to all ages on any windsurf gear.

> 1 ? ? ? RULES
> 1.1 ? ? The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The
> Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008, including U.S. Windsurfing
> Association Prescriptions, and the Sailing Instructions.

> 2 ? ? ? ELIGIBILITY, EQUIPMENT, and ENTRY
> ? ? ? ? July 17-18, 2008
> All competitors must be under 19 years of age (have not reached their
> nine***th birthday prior to December 31, 2007) and must be members of
> US Sailing (for U.S. citizens). ?The competition will be held on
> Techno 293 One Designs. ?Open rigs are permitted under the following
> USWA prescriptions below.
> Under 12 (U12) years old ? ?- ? ?Maximum sail size 6.0m
> Under 15 (U15) years old ? ?- ? ?Maximum sail size 7.5m
> Under 17 (U17) years old ? ?- ? ?Maximum sail size 8.5m
> Under 19 (U19) years old ? ?- ? ?Maximum sail size 9.5m
> A minimum of three competitors is necessary to constitute an age group
> class. ?Otherwise, age groups will be combined.

> 2.1a ? Per Techno 293 Class Rules as modified by USWA, sails with more
> than 3 ? ? ? ?cambers and/or 7 battens are prohibited
> 2.1b ? Only masts from the approved class list with no more than 75
> percent carbon and weight equivalents are permitted.
> 2.1c ? ?Booms are restricted to alloy/aluminum construction note
> that carbon booms are not permitted under class rules
> 2.1d ? ?Only original fins or manufacturers replacements permitted.
> The maximum fin size under class rules is 46 cm.
> 2.1e ? Techno 293 Class Rules are available athttp://SportToday.org/
> Sail sizes have been modified by USWA prescriptions.

> 2.2 ? ? ?Techno 293 One Design Boards are available to charter for $75
> (does not include rig) by advance registration on a first come, first

> bring your own rigs as very limited charter rigs are available.

> 3 ? ? ? ? ? ?FEES
> 3.1 ? ? ? ? Entry Fee for Registrations postmarked or received by June
> 30th - $75
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Entry Fee for Registrations postmarked or received after
> June 30th - $90
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Entry fee includes July 16 clinic, and registrtation to
> the regatta July 17 & 18. ?Two
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? lunches and one dinner is included.
> 3.2 ? ? ? ?Separate Vineyard Cup Windsurfing Long Distance Race, July
> 19th, is $40 to benefit.
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Sail Marthas Vineyard.www.VineyardCup.com

> 4 ? ? ? SCHEDULE
> 4.1 ? ? July 16, 2008 ? ? ? ? ? ? 1100-1200 ? ? Registration and Check-in at
> VHYC
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1300-1800 ? ?Special windsurfing/
> racing Clinic

> ? ? ? ? July 17, 2008 ? ? ? ? ? ?0830-0930 ? ? ?Check in at VHYC
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?0930 ? Sailors meeting
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1000 ? First Possible Warning Signal
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1000-1800 ? ? ?Racing
> ? ? ? ? July 18, 2008 ? ? ? ? ? ?0830-0930 ? ? ?Check in at VHYC
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?0930 ? Sailors meeting
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1000 ? First Warning Signal
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1000-1600 ? ? ?Racing
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1630 ? ? Awards

> Separate Vineyard Cup Long Distance to benefit Sail Marthas
> Vineyard:
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? July 19, 2008 ? ? ? ? ? ?0830-0930 ? ? ? ?Check in for separate
> Vineyard Cup
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?0930 ? Sailors meeting
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1030 ? ? First possible
> Warning Signal (TBD)

> 6 ? ? ? ? ?VENUE
> 6.1 ? ? ? Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, Owen Little Way, Vineyard Haven
> is the host of the East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships.
> 6.2 ? ? ? Racing will be on Vineyard Haven Harbor or alternatively in
> the VH Lagoon for severe weather.

> 7 ? ? ? ? ? THE COURSES
> 7.1 ? ? ? ?The courses will be described in the Sailing Instructions.

> 8 ? ? ? ? ? SCORING
> 8.1 ? ? ? ?The Low-Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A, will be used.
> 8.2 ? ? ? ?Competitors will have one race discarded for every four
> races completed.
> 8.3 ? ? ? ?2 ?races are required to constitute the Championship.

> 9 ? ? ? ? ? ?PRIZES ? ? Prizes will be awarded to competitors placing in
> respective divisions.

> 10 ? ? ? ? ?DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
> Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See
> Rule 4, Decision to Race. The event organizers, Vineyard Haven Yacht
> Club, its employees, volunteers, and staff will not accept any
> liability for damage or personal injury or death sustained in
> conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

> 11 ? ? ? ? ?HOUSING

> A limited amount of housing in private homes is available to
> competitors in the East Coast Windsurfing Championships on a first
> come, first serve basis. ?The earlier we know you need housing the
> better.

> 12 ? ? ? ? ?TRAVEL TO MARTHAS VINEYARD
> This is peak season on the island of Marthas Vineyard so getting
> there can be a challenge, but once youre there everything will be
> easy. ? You will not need a car on the Vineyard as we can pick you up
> from the ferry and everything is within walking distance of Vineyard
> Haven Yacht Club. ?The best ferry service is from Woods Hole, MA to
> Vineyard Haven. ?Seewww.steamshipauthority.comfor ferry schedules
> and parking information

> There are three options for air travel. ? Fly to Boston Logan airport
> and take bus from Logan airport to Woods Hole on Peter Pan/Bonanza Buswww.peterpanbus.com?The bus service is easy and picks up right at the
> terminal and drops off right at the Woods Hole ferry. ?There are also
> flights direct to Marthas Vineyard. ?Third option is to fly to
> Providence, RI but bus/ferry service requires connections.
> For groups of kids, we may be able to arrange pick up by boat from
> Falmouth Town Pier.

> 13 ? ? ? ? ?FURTHER INFORMATION
> ? ? ? ? For further information please contact Charlie Felder, VHYC,


Looks like we can expect quite a few Junior windsurfers to travel from
all parts of the USA to experience the East Coast Junior Windsurfing
Championships and Junior Olympic Festival beginning on Wednesday!

The weather looks great, too. Low to mid 80's, with light to moderate
winds. Toward the weekend the afternoons should bring 10-15 or higher
SW winds. This setup is perfect for a Junior regatta, as it allows the
kids to sail first in displacement mode and then get the reward of
planing competition in the later days.  It also makes the transition
into more breezy conditions much less intimidating for the smaller
kids or those with less experience.

Don't forget about the Long Distance race that is part of the Vineyard
Cup sailing event running concurrently with the Junior Windsurfing
Championship. ***s and kids will race together, along with dinghies
and keel boats.


if you or someone you know wants to race or learn to race!

See you on the water!