Lightning Midwinter Championship
03/16/2010 to 03/17/2010
|Hosted by:||Coral Reef Yacht Club – Miami, Florida United States|
|Florida District – Fleet 226|
Lightning Miami Midwinter Regatta
15, 16, 17 March 2010
Coral Reef Yacht Club
Coconut Grove, Florida, USA
NOTICE OF RACE
1.1 The Organizing Authority is Coral Reef Yacht Club.
1.2 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.3 When a boat has its spinnaker drawing at the time of a Part 2 penalty, it shall drop the spinnaker
completely while taking a one-turn penalty, and have it drawing after the penalty. This changes rule
Advertising will be restricted to Category C as defined by the International Lightning Class
Association, in accordance with ISAF Regulations Part IV, Advertising Code Section 20.
3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 Eligibility is defined by the International Lightning Class Association.
3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached entry form and mailing, together with the
required fee, to Coral Reef Yacht Club, 2484 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133, attention
Carol Ewing, or Faxed with a credit number to 305-854-5911.
3.3 Registration and payment of the entry fee shall be completed no later than 0900 on
Tuesday, 16 March 2010.
3.4 Information is available at http://www.coralreefyachtclub.org. E-mail:
The entry fee is $165 USD. $10 USD of the registration fee is contributed to the International
5.1 Registration :
Monday, 15 March 2010, 1600 - 2000 hours.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 0730 - 0900 hours.
5.2 Competitors Meeting:
Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 0900 hours.
Breakfast: Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 0730 - 0900 hours.
Dinner: Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 1800 - 1900 hours.
Lunch: Wednesday, 17, March 2010, following the last race. P age 1 of 2
5.4 Dates of racing and number of races scheduled:
Tuesday, 16 March 2010 - 3 races,
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 - 2 races.
6 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.
Boats will be hauled, launch and stored at Coral Reef Yacht Club.
The regatta will be on Biscayne Bay in the vicinity of the entrance to Dinner Key Channel.
9 THE COURSES
The courses to be sailed may be windward-leeward, Gold Cup or Olympic.
10.1 The Low Point Scoring System of Appendix A of The Racing Rules of Sailing will be used.
10.2 Five (5) races are scheduled. One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
10.3 No scores will be excluded. This changes rule A2.
10.4 Should conditions make it impossible to complete the scheduled number of races, the regatta will be
terminated and the results based on the races completed and scored.
11 RADIO COMMUNICATION
Use of hand held VHF radios will be permitted for communication from the Race Committee to
competitors on a predetermined channel to be identified in the Sailing Instructions. The Race
Committee intends to use VHF radio to identify OCS (On Course Side of the line) boats after starts
and otherwise communicate with the fleet on the water. Failure to receive a hail, for a hail to be
made, the order of hails made, or receive other communications to the fleet shall not be cause for
Prizes will be given to skipper and crew for first through fifth places.
13 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
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.
14 FURTHER INFORMATION
Carol Ewing, ILCA VP
Coral Reef Yacht Club
2484 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133
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