NOR 2018 Region 3 Seawind Championship


2018 Seawind Regional Championship Regatta       

Notice of Race (NOR)
Sailing Instructions (SI)
Saturday September 8th and Sunday September 9th, 2018
(early check-in / inspection / practice Friday afternoon)

Eligibility: Any owner/operator of a class-legal Seawind Class yacht registered with the Seawind Class Owners Association who is also a current member of AMYA or his/her appropriate national authority may participate.

Location: Lake Tomahawk,  401 Laurel Circle Dr, Black Mountain, NC 28711. It is a dry launch.  Info on Black Mountain, NC:

On-line registration is possible using the following link:

Registration by mail:  Brett Hopkins, 563 Betsy Ross Lane, Asheville, NC 28805, see register by mail button on home page.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is $35, payable by check or by PayPal on-line. Entry fee includes
breakfast snacks each day and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Contacts: Brett Hopkins, 563 Betsy Ross Lane, Asheville, NC 28805 828-545-3854

Skipper Meeting: Skipper meeting at 9:30 AM Saturday, 9:00 AM Sunday.
Check-in / inspection begins at 8:00 AM each day as well as during Friday afternoon practice.

Race Times: First race at 10:00 AM Saturday, 10:00AM Sunday. No race will start after
4:00 PM on Saturday, after 1:00 PM Sunday.
Practice time will be available on Friday afternoon.

Discards: One (1) discard for every seven (7) races completed during the regatta.

Scoring: Low point scoring will be used. 1 point for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, etc….
If more than 15 entries, the two-fleet odd-even system will be employed. Limit of 36 entries.

Measurement and Inspection: All boats will be subject to inspection, to include weighing, before or at any time during the regatta in order to verify compliance with Seawind Class Rules. Inspection will also be done during Friday afternoon’s practice session.

Prizes: AMYA RED Chevrons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Awards for top 3 boats.

Food and Beverages: Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.  Breakfast fruit, juice and light snacks will be available both days. Drinks will be provided.

Sailing Instructions:
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing and its Appendix E for RC, prescriptions of US Sailing, class rules of the Seawind class, and these Sailing Instructions.
1.2 Changes to the racing rules or class rules are noted in the specific instructions where they apply
Notices to competitors will be made verbally and can be made at any time. All competitors shall be notified.
Verbal changes to these Sailing Instructions may be made at any time. All competitors shall be notified.
4.1 Date of racing: Saturday September 8 th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, September 9th from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
4.2 The total number of races planned is as many as possible within the time constraints. The race director will determine the number of races after considering weather, course, and equipment conditions. No race will start after 4:00 PM on Saturday, or after 1:00 PM on Sunday.
4.3 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race is 10:00 AM Saturday,    9:30 am Sunday.
Every attempt will be made to accommodate every one, but should there be more than 15 entries, the two-fleet odd-even system may be employed. Entries will be limited to 36.
The course board is to be located as required by rule E3.2 and show the Course, Control Area and Launching Area.

The course, the order in which marks are to be passed and the side on which each mark is to be left, will be as shown on the course board.
The control area will be unrestricted.
The AMYA  one minute starting sequence will be used.
The starting line will be between the designated starting marks. (course side of marks).
Prior to the warning signal, a boat may request the Race Director to delay the starting sequence for five minutes for the repair of a technical problem or breakdown. When such a delay is granted, it will be announced and the warning signal will not be sounded until the expiration of five minutes from the commencement of the delay. Each boat may be granted only one (1) such delay for the regatta. Delays for tuning, adjusting sails or for changing rigs due to weather will not be granted. At the RD’s discretion a five minute hold may be called, at any time prior to the starting signal. Multiple holds cannot be called sequentially prior to a race.
If any part of a boat’s hull or equipment is on the course side of the starting line after the preparatory signal, the race director will attempt to hail that boat. Failure of the race director to make a hail or a skipper to hear such a hail will not be grounds for a request for a redress hearing. This changes rule 62.1(a).
The finishing line will be between the designated finishing marks (course side of marks).
11.1 A boat with any part of its hull or equipment on the course side of the starting line during the minute before the starting signal, shall return to the pre-start side  by passing around the outside of either start mark from the course side to the start side of the line. Dip starts are not allowed.
11.2 A boat touching the marks as defined by rule 31, shall take a penalty turn.
11.3 A boat breaking a rule in Part 2, shall take a one-turn penalty as required by rule 44 and modified by E4.4. If an offending boat gains significant competitive advantage as a result of the foul, it shall continue to do penalty turns until the offended boat(s) regain a lead position over it.
12.1 If no boat has passed the windward mark within ten (10) minutes, the race will be abandoned.
12.2 If no boat has finished within thirty (30) minutes, the race will be abandoned.
12.3 Other decisions relative to time limits will be made by the Race Director.
13.1 A boat protesting another boat, while sailing, shall hail the other boat, as required by rule 61.1(a) as modified by rule E5.2. All protests should be resolved on the water if at all possible.
13.2 Boats filing a protest with the protest committee shall do so within 15 minutes of when the last boat finishes the heat in which the incident occurred and shall also inform the race committee within five minutes of the finish of the relevant heat.
13.3 Protests will be heard immediately following the heat in which the incident occurred, and before the next heat.
14.1 The Low Point System described in Appendix A shall be used with the following modification: For each seven (7) races sailed, one race per skipper will be excluded from the overall score. Scored points for DNS and DNF may be excluded. Scores for DSQ will not be discarded.
14.2 Five (5) races are required to be completed to constitute a regatta.
Measurement and class authenticity verification may be conducted as determined by the Regatta Director, during check in and registration or at any time during the regatta, including Friday PM.
Red chevrons will be awarded to the top three (3) finishers in the regatta, awards to the top three (3) finishers.
All competitors are expected to conduct themselves in a polite and friendly manner. Aggressive shouting, cursing and personal attacks will not be tolerated. If repeated after a warning, a 4-point non-excludable penalty will be assessed.
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS rule 4. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.