NOTICE OF RACE
Commodore’s Cup Regatta
June 16, 2018
Tampa Sailing Squadron, Apollo Beach, Florida
The series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 The regatta is open to:
(a) Boats with valid WFPHRF certificates in these classes:
Cruising (spinnaker or non-spinnaker)
(b) The Cruising “Mother Lode” class where ratings will be assigned by the Organizing Authority.
(c) One-Design classes with four of more entries.
2.2 Classes may be combined or sub-divided at the sole discretion of the Organizing Authority.
2.3 Boats shall meet the qualifications of WFPHRF Category 4, which may be found here: WFPHRF Class Rules.
2.4 Entries may be submitted on Commodore’s Cup Regatta Entry or submit a paper form (available at TSS on Friday) no later than 1900 on June 15th.
2.5 The entry fee is $50, and includes a regatta shirt and one dinner. Additional dinners and shirts will be available for purchase.
2.6 Entries received by June 2nd may deduct $10.
2.7 Members of US Sailing may deduct $5.
3 SCHEDULE OF EVENTs
3.1 Friday, June 15
1730-1900 Hamburgers, free beer & soft drinks
1900 Cruiser Class deadline to declare spinnaker
2000 Competitors Meeting
3.2 Saturday, June 16
0800-0900 Fresh Cooked Breakfast: Eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit, coffee, juice & more.
1100 Start time for first boat in sequence
1800 Dinner, trophies, and party
3.3 One race is scheduled for all classes.
4 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sailing Instructions will be posted at Tampa Sailing Squadron by June 15; will be posted on the Official Notice Board, and available at registration.
5 THE COURSES
5.1 All classes will sail a pursuit race on a random-leg course.
5.2 The possible random-leg courses will be posted on the notice board by 1900 on Friday, and distributed at the competitors meeting.
6 PENALTY SYSTEM
In all classes except One-Design, the Scoring Penalty of rule 44.3 will replace all Turns Penalties. To accept a Scoring Penalty, a boat must promptly display a yellow flag, and call the race committee’s attention to it upon finishing.
7.1 A boat’s regatta score will be the finishing position within her class.
7.2 One race is required to be completed to constitute a regatta in each class.
Prizes will be presented in each class based on the number on entries.
9 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors in this event are participating entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any responsibility for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. By participating in this event, each competitor (skippers and crews) agree 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.
10 FURTHER INFORMATION
Regatta Chair: Oscar Rivas 941-468-3317