2018 Sunfish Masters National Championship at Canandaigua Yacht Club

2018 USSCA Masters National Championship
September 15 – 16, 2018


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Preliminary Notice of Race:


September 15-16, 2018

Canandaigua Lake – USA
Notice of Race 

Release date: March 13, 2018
Organizing Authority: Canandaigua Yacht Club
Endorsed by USSCA

  1. RULES
    The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

    Boats failing to finish within 30 minutes of the first boat to finish will be scored Did Not Finish. This changes Rules 35, A4 and A5.
    Rules A4 and A5 will be changed to state that a boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start.
    All competitor’s attention is drawn to the US Federal Law Title 33, Subpart B Personal Floatation Devices that may be enforced by local or federal law enforcement agencies, which requires that while practicing for or racing in competition, each boat must carry for each competitor aboard, either a US Coast Guard-approved flotation device, or a flotation device that conforms to regulations of their own country.  Failure by a competitor to heed this advice is not a protestable item.
    The Organizing Authority may require all participating boats to display the event sponsor’s advertising in accordance with World Sailing Regulation 20.
    1. Each competitor shall be a 2018 member of his/her respective country’s Class Association affiliated to ISCA.
    2. All participants shall be 40 years of age or older as of September 15, 2018. Competitors will have to meet the same age requirement to qualify for each of the age divisions: Apprentice Master (40-49), Master (50-59), Grand Master (60-69), Great Grand Master (70-79), and Senior Master (80+).
    3. Registration may be completed online at:  SailCYC.Com
    4. Checks are also accepted and should be made payable to “Sunfish Fleet 614” and mailed to 254 Fair Oaks Ave. Rochester NY 14618 along with Entry Form on Addendum 1.
    1. Entry Fee: $80.00(After Sept. 8, 2018 $90.00)
    2. Registration fee includes as a minimum: hors d’oeuvres Friday afternoon,Dinner on Saturday, awards ceremony BBQ, breakfast and lunch on racing days.  Additional activities will be announced at registration.
    3. Registration fees shall be free of any transfer and/or banking costs and/or commissions.  Any charge shall be reimbursed by competitors to complete their entries.
    4. Meal plans available for family members and guests can be purchased for $20.00.

Cash and credit cards are accepted at the club restaurant and bar.

    Friday September 14
    1200 Hrs. 18:00 Hrs. Registration

    1400 Hrs. Practice Starts/Practice Race (if there is sufficient interest)
    1700 Hrs. Welcome Party
    Saturday September 15
    0700 Hrs. – 09:00 Hrs. Last Call for Registration

    0800 Hrs. Breakfast and/or Make Your Lunch
    0930 Hrs. Skipper’s Meeting

    1030 Hrs. First Warning
    After Racing –  Dinner
    Sunday September 16
    0800 Hrs. Breakfast

    0930 Hrs. First Warning
    1500 Awards CeremonyMultiple back-to-back races will be sailed each day with lunch on the water. On Sunday, September 16, no warning signal will be made after 14:00 hours.

Boats and equipment must be compliant with current ISCA rules.  Boats may be selected for re-measurement at any time during the regatta by the ISCA Chief Measurer, or an appointed representative.

    The Sailing Instructions will be available at check-in for the regatta.
  1. VENUE
    The regatta venue will be Canandaigua Yacht Club  Racing will be in the waters of Canandaigua Lake.
    The courses will be windward – leeward, triangles, or combinations thereof.
    Appendix P will apply.
    1. The Low Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A2, shall apply.
    2. One (1) race is required to constitute a series.
    3. A maximum of (15) races will be sailed.
    4. When fewer than six (6) races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
    5. When six (6) to fifteen (15) races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst race.
    Boats shall be kept at the regatta site and in spots assigned by the organizing authority.
    Prizes will be given as follows:
  1. Top five finishers
  2. Highest placed Female finisher (if the top finisher is male) or the highest placed Male finisher (if the top finisher is Female)
  3. Top three skippers in each Division (provided, however, if any Division does not have five (5) or more competitors in the Division preregistered by September 1, 2018, then in such case a prize will only be awarded to the highest placed finisher in such Division):
  • Apprentice Master (40-49)
  • Master (50-59)
  • Grand Master (60-69)
  • Great Grand Master (70-79)
  • Senior Master (80+)
    Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk.  See Rule 4, Decision to Race. 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.
    The organizing authority requires that each competitor shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance.
  1. LODGING / TRANSPORTATIONLocal Hotels, many to choose from:
    Camping: Free Camping with shower facilities is available on club grounds
    Distance from closest Airports: Rochester International Airport: 20 Miles
    For additional information go to (Sail CYC.com)
  • Predominant Breeze: South West
  • Average historical wind speed: (5 – 20mph)
  • Average day temperature: 75F
  • Average night temperature: 65°F
  • Tide: 0 Ft
  • Current: 0
  • The information provided, may vary from year to year.  For more information, check out the following websites:
    • https://www.windfinder.com/
    • http://www.sailflow.com/
    For logistics, lodging, travel or venue questions contact Organizing Authority Representative:

    William Schmidt
    Email: williamschmidt@frontiernet.net
    Telephone: (585) 233-1820
  1. Regatta web page: Sailcyc.com
    For charter boats contact: William Schmidt – 585 233 1820 – williamschmidt@frontiernet.net


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