Kollen Park Race

Date:

08/09/2014

Time:

10:00 am

2014 MBYC Kollen Park Race

 

2014 MBYC Kollen Park Race

August 9, 2014

All members are invited to participate in the Kollen Park Sailboat Race on August 9. This is intended to be a low key family event for members and member’s boats only.

Fleets:

  JY 15

 Melges 17

 Monohulls 25 feet overall or less, Jib and Main only, max of 2 crew.  (PHRF handicaps will be assigned by the race committee).

 Open Class:  Sport boats, sunfish, laser, 420, etc.  If there are at least three boats of a one design class (such as Laser), then a separate division will be created for scoring.

 No Optis.

NOTE:  MEMBERS and MEMBER BOATS ONLY

Course:

The course will be from the start/finish line in front of the Club to the navigation buoy between the Heinz Plant and Kollen Park, and back to the start/finish line.  The start/finish line will be between the green mid channel buoy and an orange inflatable mark.  The race committee may shorten the course by placing a yellow inflatable buoy in the race course west of the Kollen park mark.

For safety, all boats must pass between the red and green government navigation buoys from the start line through the narrows.

Start times:

The race sequence will commence at 10 a.m.  Signals will be made for starts at 5 minute intervals using an automated signal device.

Entry:   Sign up on the sheets on the regatta bulletin board next to the men’s room door in the lobby of the Junior Sailing Center prior to 9 am on the day of the race.  For planning, and for safety, all participating boats must sign up.

Sailing Instructions:

Sailing instructions including order of starts will be handed out at 9 am on the day of the race in the lobby of the Junior Sailing Center

Fees:

There will be no fee for entering the race

Disclaimer of liability

Competitors participate in the race entirely at their own risk. See RRS 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.

Specific attention is drawn to RRS Fundamental Rule 4, which states:  “The responsibility for a