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Tampa Sailing Squadron is a private, member-owned sailing club located in Apollo Beach, Florida.
Members enjoy many activities such as club racing, regattas, cruising and many other social events.
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Commodore's Cup

June 16th 2018


Steve Brownell

Commodore’s Cup Regatta

June 16, 2018

Organized by

Tampa Sailing Squadron, Apollo Beach, Florida



1          RULES

            The series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.



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.

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

            1700-1900   Registration

            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.




            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.



            In all classes 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          SCORING 

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.


8          PRIZES

           Prizes will be presented in each class based on the number on entries.



            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.



Regatta Chair:   Oscar Rivas, 941-468-3317