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Lake Worth Sailing Club Dinghy Regatta

Sailing Instructions:

2021 TEXAS GOATMAN’S REGATTA

and Sunfish circuit regatta

May 22-23, 2021

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

ORGANIZING AUTHORITY/HOST:  Lake Worth Sailing Club, Fort Worth, Texas

RULES:

This Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024, North American Portsmouth Yardstick 2017, Notice of Race, and Sailing Instructions.

ADVERTISING:

Advertising will be restricted to Category A.

ELIGIBILITY:

All monohull and multihull board boats. Depending on boats registered, entered boats may be grouped into various one-design or Portsmouth classes.  Five boats will constitute a class.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS:

Notice to competitors will be posted on the Bulletin Board on the outside, North wall of the clubhouse.

CHANGES TO THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:

Any changes to the sailing instructions will be posted no later than immediately after the competitors meeting.

Any changes to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 on the day before it takes effect. This will be signaled by flying code flag “L” from the south dock flagpole.

SIGNALS MADE ASHORE:

Signals made ashore will be displayed from the South dock flagpole.

If a postponement is signaled, the warning signal will be not less than 30 minutes after the AP is lowered.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 7

7:00AM - 9:00AM Registration

7:00AM - 8:30AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Skippers Meeting,

10:00AM First gun

Happy Hour Following Last Race of the Day

6:00PM Dinner

Sunday, September 8

07:00AM - 08:30AM Breakfast

09:00AM First gun

No race to start after 1300 (1:00 PM)

Lunch at the Clubhouse & Trophy Presentation Following

STARTING SEQUENCE:

This is a short course regatta, 3 minute Appendix “U” sequence will be used.

COURSES:

All courses will be windward-leeward with a windward offset mark. See Illustration “A”

STARTING AND FINISH LINES:

The start line will be between an orange sphere and an orange flag on the RC signal boat. The finish line will be between an orange sphere and blue flag on the RC signal boat.

CHECKING IN:

Before the first race of each day each boat shall sail on a starboard tack past the stern of the RC signal boat and hail her sail number until acknowledged by the race committee.

MARKS:

All course marks will be orange spheres. The offset mark will be a yellow sphere.

RECALLS:

When individual recalls are signaled, the RC will make ever effort to hail the boat’s sail number. The failure to call or boat to hear their sail number will not be considered as grounds for redress.

CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE:

No courses will be changed once the race has started.

SHORTENING OR ABANDONING A RACE:

A race may be shortened or abandoned for any reason at the discretion of the Race Committee.

TIME LIMIT:

The time for the first boat to reach the first mark is 30 minutes.

The time for the first boat to finish is 1-1/2 hours.

RETIREMENT:

A boat that retires from any race is asked to notify the Race Committee before leaving the race area.

PROTEST:

Protest will be delivered to the Principal Race Officer within 30 minutes after the RC signal boat docks. Forms are available at LWSC.

The protest time and a list of protest received, along with the approximate time of the hearing will be posted on the notice board ASAP after the time limit has expired.

SCORING:

Multiple races are scheduled, 1 race shall constitute a regatta.

TROPHIES:

Many trophies will be awarded depending on the number of boats entered in a fleet.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS / SAFETY:

All boats must carry one USCG approved PFD for each skipper and crewperson on board.

All competitors under 14 years of age must wear a USCG approved PFD at all times while sailing.

A random inspection of boats may be made to assure rule compliance.

RADIO COMMUNICATION / CELL PHONES:

A boat will not make or receive radio transmission while racing. This also applies to mobile phones.


Illustration “A”

W2

Start-1-1a-2-1-1a-Finish

W3

Start-1-1a-2-1-1a-2-1-1a-Finish


2021 TEXAS GOATMAN’S REGATTA

Featuring the Sunfish circuit regatta

May 22-23, 2021

Notice of Race

ORGANIZING AUTHORITY/HOST:  Lake Worth Sailing Club, Fort Worth, Texas

RULES:This Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024, North American Portsmouth Yardstick 2017, Notice of Race, and Sailing Instructions.

ADVERTISING:Advertising will be restricted to Category A.

ELIGIBILITY:All monohull and multihull board boats. Depending on boats registered, entered boats may be grouped into various one-design or Portsmouth classes.  Five boats will constitute a class. 

REGISTRATION & FEES: The Registration Form and associated fees will be posted on the Lake Worth Sailing Club Website (www.lakeworthsailingclub.org) A completed registration form and release of liability are required to complete registration. Payment will be collected in advance or upon arrival. Please send completed forms to regatta.lwsc@gmail.com

Early registration entry fee $45.00. Early registration must be received prior to May 14th.  After May 10th, the registration fee will be $60.00. Registration includes breakfasts and lunches for saturday and sunday for one registrant. Additional crew lunches are $5.00. Saturday night dinner is anadditional $10.00.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, May21

4:00PM-7:00 PM Registration and free sail

Saturday, May 22

7:00AM - 9:00AM Registration

9:00 AM Skippers Meeting,

10:00AM First gun

Lunch break at PRO discretion

Sunday, May 23

09:00AM First gun

No Race to start after 1:00PM.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: Sailing Instructions shall be available to all registrants at the time of the local registration and check-in at the Lake Worth Sailing Club.

SCORING:The Low Point Scoring System of Appendix A or the Basic North American Portsmouth Number (D-PN), shall apply (class dependent). All scores will be counted. One race constitutes a Regatta.

SAFETY:All competitors are: a) responsible for their own safety, b) the safety of their boat, c) expected to meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements.

It is the responsibility of each sailor to ensure their boat is seaworthy that centerboards, rudders and other loose items are securely attached.

EQUIPMENT & MEASUREMENT CHECKS: A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:Competitors participating in this regatta, do so 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 and after this club regatta.

PRIZES:The number of trophies will be determined based on number of entries.

FACILITIES/ACCOMMODATIONS:  Showers and bathrooms are available onsite. Camping is available on club grounds during regatta.


Hotels within 7 miles


Best Western

3920 Boat Club Rd, Lake Worth, TX 76135

(817) 238-1199     

La Quinta

5800 Quebec St, Ft Worth, TX 76135

(817) 237-9300

Holiday Inn Express

3541 NW Loop 820, Ft Worth, TX 76106

(817) 744-7755     

Scottish Inns

600 Jim Wright Fwy, White Settlement, TX. 76108

(817) 439-9742


Contact: Regatta.lwsc@gmail.com

            2021 GOATMAN’S REGATTA REGISTRATION


2021 Goatman’s Regatta

REGISTRATION FORM

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Address/ City/St/Zip: __________________________________________________________

Phone: ____________________________Email:_____________________________________

Club: ______________________________USSA/ISCA/Sunfish mem#: __________________

Boat type: __________________ Sail#: __________ Hull/Sail color: ____________________

LIABILITY RELEASE: In entering this regatta, I hereby release Lake Worth Sailing Club, their officers, agents, and/or committee persons from any and all liability from injury to myself, or damage to my yacht arising out of the conduct of this regatta. I agree to be bound by the USSA “Racing Rules of Sailing” and all other rules that govern this event.

REGISTRATION/FEES:

Open class $60.00                                                                                              $

Early Registration Discount  $15.00 before May 14th, 2021                             $   

Complimentary breakfast/lunch included. each add’l $5.00 _______               $

Saturday Dinner $10.00 per person                Total number __________          $

Total enclosed:                                                                                                    $

Make checks payable to LWSC and mail to: LWSC Attn: Goatman’s, PO Box 137512, Fort Worth, TX 76136.  Online registration and forms also available: lakeworthsailingclub.org.  

Please send online registration and forms to Regatta.lwsc@ gmail.com

For questions, please contact Regatta.lwsc@gmail.com



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