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NOTICE OF RACE

 

LIGHTHOUSE REGATTA AND HARVEY BBQ

 

Rockport Yacht Club, 722 Navigation Circle, Rockport, Texas (Organizing Authority)

 

August 27, 2022

1.         RULES:

1.1       The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2       The rules for all classes are altered so that membership in a class organization is not required.

1.3       All boats shall have sail numbers which match the registration form.  Sail numbers meeting class standards are required.

2.         ELIGIBILITY:

2.1       The regatta is open to all boats with a draft allowing navigation in the waters of Aransas Bay. All boats shall have identifiable sail numbers.  Sail numbers meeting class standards are required.

2.2       The regatta is open to all sailors. Membership in a yacht club is encouraged but not required.

2.3       Three fleets will race in separate starts:

2.3.1    Non-spinnaker fleet

2.3.2    Spinnaker fleet

2.3.3    Multi-hull fleet

3.         ENTRY FEE:

The entry fee is $75 for each skipper.  The entry fee includes one regatta gift, one meal wrist band for a BBQ dinner, and two drink tickets for the bar. Wristbands with two drink tickets may be purchased for crew and guests at a cost of $25 each.

4.         REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN:

4.1       The registration form (attached) with check may be mailed to Brad Chilcote, Rear Commodore, Rockport Yacht Club, 720 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382 if postmarked no later than August 18, 2022. Alternatively, registrations may be turned in at the skippers meeting with either check or cash.

4.2       All skippers or representatives are strongly encouraged to attend a Skipper’s Meeting where Sailing Instructions will be provided at 6:00pm on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at the RYC Clubhouse.

4.3       Execution of a Liability Release Agreement as set forth in the Registration Form shall be required.

5.         SCHEDULE:

5.1       The schedule for the regatta is:

Thursday, August 25, 2022

1800-2000                    Skipper’s Meeting at RYC Clubhouse

 

Saturday, August 27, 2022

1300                              Warning Signal for the first race (Non-spinnaker), additional races to follow (Spinnaker, then Multi-hulls)

 

5.2       Attendance by the skipper or a representative at the Skippers’ Meeting held at 1800 on Thursday before the regatta at the RYC Clubhouse is highly encouraged.  Registrations and payment for boats, crew, and guests must be turned in by that time (in order to provide quantities for BBQ).

6.         SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:

Sailing Instructions will be provided at the Skipper’s Meeting and posted on Rockport Yacht Club website (www.rockportyachtclub.org) by August 25, 2022.

7.         VENUE:

Races will be started in the Lydia Ann Channel and continue onto the waters of Aransas Bay.

8.         COURSE:

The course will follow the Lydia Ann Channel into Aransas Bay. The course in Aransas Bay will be identified in the Sailing Instructions and may consist of fixed structures, navigational aids, or racing marks. 

9.         SAFETY:

9.1       Every boat in the racing area, whether team leader, coach, parent, or spectator boat is required to comply with U.S. Coast Guard regulations for equipment carried aboard, including a VHF radio monitoring the race course channel to be designated in the Sailing Instructions and Channel 16 for safety support.

9.2       Rules of navigation require all boats to give way to any commercial traffic operating in the Intracoastal Waterway or other areas of the regatta course.

10.      POST RACE ACTIVITIES:

Following the race a BBQ Dinner will be provided at the Rockport Yacht Club and music will be provided by Whiskey Bent, a five-piece country and rock band.

11.      DIRECTIONS TO THE CLUB: The Rockport Yacht Club clubhouse is located at 722 Navigation Circle in Rockport.

12.      FURTHER INFORMATION:   

For further information please contact

Brad Chilcote, Rear Commodore
Rockport Yacht Club
722 Navigation Circle
Rockport, TX 78382
214-906-4810
bcsail@c-estlavietx.com

 

REGISTRATION FORM:
Rockport Yacht Club | Lighthouse Regatta & Harvey BBQ

August 27, 2022


Class: o Multi-Hull
          
o Spinnaker
          
o Non-Spinnaker

Sail No: 

Yacht Name:  

Skippers Name: 

Yacht Club: 

Address:  

Email: 

City:    

State:            

Zip: 

Phone:   

Cell Number on Boat:    

LIABILITY RELEASE AGREEMENT: IN CONSIDERATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF MY REGISTRATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REGATTA AND, RECOGNIZING THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPORT OF SAILING, THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY WAIVES ALL CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE AND HEREBY RELEASES THE ROCKPORT YACHT CLUB AND ALL OF THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AND THE REGATTA VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS, OF AND FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND LIABILITIES OF WHATEVER KIND, INCLUDING THOSE OF NEGLIGENCE AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE, WHICH I MIGHT HAVE, ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE REGATTA AND ALL ACTIVITIES RELATING THERETO.

Signature   ______________________________________             Date: __________


 

REGISTRATION FEES (please enter number of wrist bands & enter total @ $25 each): 

#

Item Description

Price

Total

1

Skipper

$75.00

$75.00

Wrist bands for crew/guests

$25.00

Total:

 

Each registration includes a wrist band for access to BBQ and band,
plus two beer/wine tickets from the RYC Club Bar. Additional drinks
may be purchase with cash or credit card during the event.

 

    


 

Please sign this form and send it with payment to:

Brad Chilcote, Rear Commodore
Rockport Yacht Club, 722 Navigation Circle, Rockport, Texas 78382.

 







 

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