Friday, August 22, 2014

Notice of Race

Dave Cool Icebreaker Regatta

May 3 & 4, 2014, Lake Minnetonka, MN

Rules:  This event will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS 2013-2016), the prescriptions of U.S. Sailing, this Notice of Race, and the rules of the J22 class, except as modified by the Sailing Instructions.  The same crew and same three sails must be used throughout the regatta, but approval to change crew will generally be granted if requested in advance.  Yachts may be removed from the water and/or drysailed at will.  The Sailing Instructions will be distributed at registration. 

Eligibility:  J/22 Class yachts in compliance with class rules will be scored.  US Sailing and J-22 class memberships are strongly encouraged, but not required.   

Venue:  Lake Minnetonka, MN

Fees:  $125 per entry, includes the $50 fleet dues.  Otherwise fleet dues will be $50.  If you pay for the District Championships at the Cool Cup, all 3 fees combined will be discounted to $200.  Otherwise the districts will be an additional $100 payable before the regatta. 

Racing and Scoring:  A maximum of 7 races will be held.  The Low-Point Scoring System, Appendix A4.1 of the RRS, will apply.  All completed races will count toward a yacht’s final score.

Trophies:  Awarded to the top 3 finishers, with other awards given at discretion of the Race Committee.

Inspection & Measurements:  All participants are subject to inspection and measurement at any time during the regatta in order to confirm compliance with the prescribed class rules concerning construction and measurements, safety rules when racing, crew prohibition and restrictions when racing.  Class royalty tags must be present on all sails.  All crew may be weighed at registration and prior to being scored. 

Tentative Schedule:





§  17:00 - 19:00

§  Registration and weight in at WYC



§  0800-0900

§  0900

§  1000

§  1530

§  After racing (~1630)

§  Registration and weigh-in at WYC

§  Skippers’ meeting, WYC Clubhouse

§  Warning signal, 1st race; additional races to follow at PRO discretion. 

§  No start after 3:30 pm

§  Dinner at the Club


§  9:30

§  After racing (~1pm)

§  Warning Signal

§  Social and Awards at the Club


Contact:  Michael Bowers - (952) 200-8094

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