RIVER ROMP 2016

A US SAILING Junior Olympic Sailing Festival Regatta
October 15-16, 2016
HOSTED BY THE EDISON SAILING CENTER
13001 N. Cleveland Avenue (US 41), North Ft Myers, FL

NOTICE OF RACE

1. RULES

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of US Sailing and Class Rules and Conditions of the USODA, Laser International Class Association (LICA), C420 class and O’pen Bic (OBCA).

1.2 When there is a conflict between this NoR and the Sailing Instructions, the Sailing Instruction and any amendments to the Sailing Instruction shall apply. This changes RRS 63.7

1.3 RRS Appendix P shall apply. P2.2, “Second Penalty” is changed to: “Second and Subsequent Penalties.” The following “unless the penalty is signaled after the competitor finishes, in which case the competitor shall promptly notify the race committee that the competitor is retiring.” is added to the end of the first sentence of P2.2. P2.3 is deleted.

2. ELIGIBILITY

2.1 Regatta is open to boats of the C420, Laser, Radial, 4.7, O’pen Bic and Optimist classes with a minimum of six boats registered.2.2 Eligibility is limited to youth ages 8-18. Optimist competitors must have been born on or after January 1, 2001.2.3 Individual or family membership to US Sailing Association is required. Memberships may be paid on site or paid online at www.ussailing.org

3. ENTRIES

3.1 Competitors shall enter by completing the online entry form (www.edsonsailingcenter.org)or by delivering a completed and acceptable written entry form with payment to the Organizing Authority prior to 0900 on the first day of racing.

3.2 All sailors must check in and have an OA verified and approved sail number prior to 0900 October 15.

3.3 Entries not having a verified and OA approved sail number and not having complete contact information for the responsible parent/guardian/coach will be rejected.

3.4 Boats shall race with the sail number that was entered on their entry form. A boat wishing to change that number shall submit a written request to the Race Committee prior to 0900 hours on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Revised sail numbers may only be used upon written permission granted by the Race Committee or theOA and as posted on the Official Notice Board prior to 0945 on Saturday, October 15, 2016 and prior to 0800 on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

3.5 A boat failing to comply with NoR 3.4 shall be subject to a protest hearing and shall be penalized, which may include disqualification.

4. CLASS STREAMERS

4.1 Colored class streamers, as provided by the OA at time of shore check-in, shall be displayed from the top of each boat’s rig for the following fleets:

4.1.1 Radial Laser-Blue

4.1.2 4.7 Laser-White

5. FEES

5.1 Fees for entries received prior to 10:00 PM on October 12 shall be $70 for single-hand; $100 for double-hand

5.2 Fees for entries received after 10:01 PM on October 12 shall be $125, single-hand; $175, double-hand

6. SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, October 14, 2016:

1630 Friday, Registration and Check-in opens. Sail changes may be done at this time.

1830 Friday, Registration and Check-in closes for the day.

SATURDAY October 15, 2016:

0745 Registration and Check-in opens. Sail changes may be done at this time.

0900 Registration and Check-in closes.

0945 Competitors’ Meeting: All competitors, coaches and parents are encouraged to attend.1

Green Fleet Briefing: There will be a briefing to include a rules discussion for the Green Fleet sailors, coaches and parents immediately after the competitors’ meeting. The first race for the Green Fleet will be as soon as possible after the briefing.

1030 Scheduled first warning signal for Race Area B, (Opti Red, White, Blue) and Race Area C (C420, Laser, Radial, 4.7).

1100 Scheduled first warning signal for Green Fleet.1700 No warning shall be made after this time. Race Course A (Green Fleet, , O’pen Bic)

SUNDAY October16, 2016:

0830 Scheduled first warning signal for Race Area B, (Opti Red, White, Blue) and Race Area C (C420, Laser, Radial, 4.7).

1300 No warning shall be made after this time.

7. ICE CREAM RACE

There will be a special “Race for Ice Cream” for the Green Fleet. The day and time will be determined by the PRO of the Green Fleet and an ice cream cone flag will be displayed for this race.

8. MEASUREMENT

The only measurement requirement is that the competitor ensures by their entry that their boat and equipement complies with applicable class measurement rules.

9. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Sailing Instructions will be available online by 1200, October 1. It is recommended that families print their SIs at home.Printed copies will be available at check-in. Sailing Instructions and Amendments will be posted on the Official Bulletin Board.

10. VENUE

The regatta venue will be at 13001 N. Cleveland Avenue (US 41), North Ft Myers. All races will be on the Caloosahatchee River.

11. SCORING

11.1 Scores will be recorded for the Green Fleet in compliance with USODA and posted in sail number order,

11.2 The low point scoring system as described in RRS A1 will apply.

11.3 No score will be excluded in calculating the series score. This changes RRS A2.11.4 One race shall constitute a series.

12. SUPPORT BOATS AND COACH BOATS

In support of safety for all competitors, support and coach boats shall be register on-line (www.edsonsailingcenter.org) and be identified with numbered flags provided by the OA at the registration/check-in desk upon receipt of acceptable deposit. Any boat not displaying a flag is asked to remain at least 200 yards from the racing area. Competitors associated with boats not in compliance are subject to penalty.

13. RADIO COMMUNICATION

13.1 No boats shall carry any communication devices such as VHF or cell phones.

13.2 Coach and support boats shall carry functional VHF radio and cell phones for communications with the RC and OA.

14. PRIZES

14.1 Prizes will be given to the following fleets that meet the minimum required fleet size of six boats.

14.1.1 Red-White-Blue Opti Fleets,

14.1.2 C420,

14.1.3 Laser, Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 Fleets

14.1.4 O’pen Bic

14.2 Participation Certificates will be given to Green Fleet competitors.

15. DISCLAIMER

Competitors participate entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4. The organizing authority 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. An online waiver must be signed by all competitors and their parent/guardian.

16. ENTRY FEES:

16.1 $70 for single-handed boats if paid with completed registration by 2200 October 12;

16.2 $125.00 for single-handed boats registrations after 2201 October 12

16.3 $100 for double-handed boats if paid with completed registration by 2200 Oct. 12;

16.4 $175 for double-handed boats if paid after 2201 October 12 FREE Registration w/ donation of usable IOD mast, boom or sails; Laser Radial sails or spars Pre-registration completed by midnight, October 12 required to use this optionFee includes lunch both days for registered participants. Adults & siblings may purchase tickets at Check-in for Sunday lunch.

17. FURTHER INFORMATION

17.1 All sailors are asked to bring reusable water bottles to reduce waste.2

17.2 All sailors are required to check-in at Registration Desk BEFORE 0900, October 15, 2016.

17.3 Service Dogs in “uniform” always welcome; NO pets at venue (County regulation.)17.4 Please observe the No Alcohol, Vaping or Tobacco products policy (County regulation.)

18. REGATTA CONTACT:

Stephanie Webb (239) 454-5114; email [email protected]

18.1 Limited housing is available – email or call REGATTA CONTACT

18.2 Limited charter boats available {competitors should bring their own sails} email/call REGATTA CONTACT

19. HOTEL HOTLINE:

Please call Lee County Sports Housing 239-541-1800 or reserve rooms onlinehttp : //www.leecountysportshousing.org/event/867 .Indicate your participation in the Edison Sailing Center River Romp/J.O. Dedicated room blocks & rates end 30 days prior to the event, or when blocks are sold out.

20. CAMPING/RV PARK

ESC is pleased to offer overnight parking for RVs, campers at 884 Moody Road, North Fort Myers. PortaLets and some docking are available. There are no water or electric hook-ups on site. Contact us for availability.

21. TRAILER STORAGE & VALET PARKING

Valet parking for trailers is offered at the venue. Please follow directions of Volunteers & Safety Directors. Additional trailer storage is available at 884 Moody Rd., and in designated, posted areas. The hotels and restaurants request that parking spaces be used by vehicles only.

AMENDMENTS TO NOTICE OF RACE:

ARTICLE 6 SCHEDULE and ARTICLE 7 ICE CREAM RACE are changed as follows in bold and underlined:

SATURDAY October 15, 2016

0945 Competitors’ Meeting: All competitors, coaches and parents are encouraged to attend.

Green Fleet and O’pen Bic Briefing: There will be a briefing to include a rules discussion for the Green Fleet and O’pen Bic sailors, coaches and parents immediately after the competitors’ meeting. The first race for the O’pen Bic and Green Fleet will be as soon as possible after the briefing.

1100 Scheduled first warning signal for O’pen Bic and Green Fleet.

SUNDAY October 16, 2016

0900 Scheduled first warning signal for Race Area A (O’pen Bic and Opti Green), Race Area B, (Opti Red, White, Blue) and Race Area C (C420, Laser, Radial, 4.7).

1300 No warning shall be made after this time.

7. ICE CREAM RACE

There will be a special “Race for Ice Cream” for the O’pen Bic and Green Fleet.
The day and time will be determined by the PRO of the O’pen Bic and Green Fleets and an ice cream cone flag will be displayed for this race.