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REGATTAS

Red Gear Racing is dedicated to promoting sailing all over and to benifit the MySail.org charitable organization to promote Youth Multihull sailing.

2019 OCTOBER 17-20 CLEARATER BEACH, FL

Red Gear Racing Hullabalooza

F16 North Americans AND Long Distance Race and CLass Racing for Hobie 16, F18, Nacra N15 Youth boat.  Additional classes added for 8 boats or more!

 

OCT 13-15 Red Gear Racing Clinic

OCT 16       FREE Red Gear Racing Starting Clinic

                                                                            (for registrants)

                                                         OCT 17       Long Distance Race

                                                         OCT 17       Long Distance Awards and Welcome Party

                                                         OCT 18-20 F16 North Americans

                                                                            F18, Hobie 16 and Nacra 15 Open regatta

                                                                            (Average scoring available for youth                                                                                          sailors) 

                                                         OCT 19       DINNER CRUISE AND PARTY

                                                         OCT 20       BEACH SNACKS AND AWARDS

 

                                                         COST:          BEFORE AUG 1,2019   175.00

                                                                            25.00 discount for single handed or youth 

                                                                            

                                                                            After JUL 31, 2019  275.00

 

 Join us on the Calipso Queen for Oct 19th at the regatta party!   We are expecting to have the whole boat to ourselves!

 

REGISTER AT https://www.regattanetwork.com

 

For information contact Jill Nickerson at 727-734-0799 or funinthesunweb@gmail.com

 

 

 

 
 

2019 Red Gear Racing Hullabalooza

F16 North American Championship Regatta,

F18, N15 and Hobie 16 Open

October 17-20, 2019

 

 

Organizing Authority Red Gear Racing
Hosted by Clearwater Sailing Center Clearwater Florida
Sponsored by Red Gear Racing, B & C Technologies,

Visit St. Pete Clearwater

 

PROVISIONAL NOTICE OF RACE

Posted June 6,2019

  1. RULES

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

1.2.    The International F16, F18 and N15, Hobie 16 Catamaran Class Rules will apply in their respective classes.  Additional classes may be added with 8 boats or more per class.

1.3.    In the event there is a conflict between languages, the English text will take precedence.

1.4.    Competitors will be required to wear a properly fastened non-inflatable PFD acceptable by their country of residence at all times while on the water.  Use of buoyancy aids will be at the sole risk of competitors; use will not be a protestable event.

  1. ADVERTISING

2.1.    Advertising shall conform to the current ISAF Regulation 20 and the Class Rules.

2.2.    Boats may be required to display bow numbers and advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.


 

  1. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

3.1.    The regatta is open to boats conforming to the F16, F18 and N15, Hobie 16 Class Rules.

3.2.    Each competitor shall be a member of their respective national class association.

3.3.    All competitors shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19, which requires that all competitors (helm and crew) shall be members of their Member National Authority or one of its affiliated organizations. The Yacht Club or organization name and membership details shall be stated on the entry form.

3.4.    Eligible boats may enter by completing and sending in the entry form at https://www.regattanetwork.com
and paying the required fee by August 1, 2019.

3.5.    Late entries will be accepted if accompanied by the late entry fee.

3.6.    The following documents shall be provided at the time of registration:

3.6.1.    Copy of the insurance certificate including the terms of insurance.

3.6.2.    Proof of class membership is required only for overseas competitors as per NOR 3.2.

3.6.3.    Proof of age for Master Competitors (see NOR 15.3).

3.6.4.    Proof of age for Junior Competitors (see NOR 15.4).

3.7.    Only boats having completed all registration requirements will be allowed to compete.

3.8.    The entry fee shall be US $175 for double-handed boat and $150 for single handed boats

3.9..    Late entries received after July 31.2019 will be charged US $275.00 and $250.00 respectively per boat.

  1. SCHEDULE

4.1    Clinic with Red Gear Racing

CLINIC

13 October

Sunday

From 1100 To 1800

14 October

Monday

From 1100 To 1800

15 October

Tuesday

From 1100 To 1800

16 October

Wednesday

    From 1100 To 1800(FREE STARTING CLINIC FOR ENTRANTS)

 

 

4.2    Regatta Registration

Registration

16 October

Wednesday

From 1600 To 1900

17 October

Thursday

From 1600 To 1900

18 October

Friday

From 0800 To 0930

 

 

4.3.    Social Schedule

Preliminary Social Schedule

17 October

Thursday

TBA

Long Distance awards and Welcome BBQ

18 October

Friday

 

Open night

19 October

Saturday

1830

Dinner Cruise and Party

20 October

Sunday

TBA

Awards with Beach Nibbles and Pack up

 

 

4.4.    Dates of Racing

Dates of Racing

17 October

Thursday

1230

Long Distance Race (Optional)

18 October

Friday

1330

Warning signal first race of Day 2

19 October

Saturday

1230

Warning signal first race of Day 3

20 October

Sunday

1230

Warning signal first race of Day 4

 

4.4.1.    A maximum of 13 races are scheduled.

4.4.2.    A maximum of five (5) races per day.

4.4.3.    Boats can arrive at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center beginning Saturday October 12 without any charge.  Storage of boats are available at a charge upon request.

  1. MEASUREMENT

5.1.    Sails shall have a full sail number and national letter in accordance with the RRS Class Rules and Appendix G.

5.2.    All boats must comply with class rules. The organizing authority may at its discretion require boats to be measured to confirm compliance before or during the regatta.

  1. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

6.1.    Final Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration.

6.2.    Preliminary Sailing Instructions will be available on the event website on or before October 16, 2019.

7.    VENUE

  1. Races will be held in the waters of Clearwater Bay and/or the Gulf of Mexico.

8.    THE COURSES

8.1.    A TBA Course will be sailed for the long distance race on Day one (optional)

8.2         A windward-leeward course will be used for Day 3-4.

  1. PENALTY SYSTEM

9.1.    RRS Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty. 10.2. Failure of a boat to present a measurement certificate shall not be protestable by a boat. This changes RRS 60.1(a).

  1. SCORING

10.1.    Three (2) races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

10.2.    When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

10.3.    When from 5 to 10 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

10.4.    When 11 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.

10.5     Average scoring will be allowed for Friday in the N15 Class.

  1. SUPPORT/COACH/SPECTATOR BOATS

11.1.    Support/coach/spectator boats shall register with the Race Office during the registration period.

11.2.    The fee for support boat registration shall be US$50 which includes mooring/dockage.

11.3.    A unique registration number will be assigned to each support boat. The registration number shall be visible at all times while on the water.

11.4.    Support boats shall display their national letters on a flag or outboard covers.

11.5.    Rules governing the conduct of support/coach/spectator boats will be in the Sailing Instructions.


 

  1. BERTHING

Boats shall be stored overnight on the grounds of the Clearwater Community Sailing Center. Security will be provided during the regatta. No boat may be stored overnight outside of the grounds of Clearwater Community Sailing Center without prior permission of the Regatta Chair.

  1. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

  1. PRIZES

Prizes will be given as follows:

14.1.    The 2019 Red Gear Racing Hullabalooza Long Distance Champion  will be awarded to the winner.

14.2.    The 2019 Formula 16 North American Master Champion will be awarded.

14.3.    The 2019 Formula N15 Youth Winner will be awarded to an entry with both helm and crew aged 23 or younger on the first day of the event

14.4.    Overall Prizes will be awarded for each class subject to the number of entries; two divisions may be established (at the discretion of the Organizing Authority) if there are 80 or more entries, then prizes will be awarded in each division.

14.5.    The 2019 Formula 16 Single handed North American Championship will be awarded to the winner.

14.6.    Other spot prizes may be awarded by the Organizing Authority.

  1. RIGHT TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS

By participating in the 2019 Red Gear Racing Hullabalooza Regattas, a competitor automatically grants to the organizers and its sponsors the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of him or her during the period of the competition without compensation.

  1. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the regatta 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.

  1. INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with minimum coverage of US$100,000.00 per event or the equivalent. Each boat shall have proof of insurance coverage and present it at time of Registration.

  1. ACCOMMODATIONS

RV’s nor camping are allowed at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center.

HOTELS:

Special group rate will be posted on the Red Gear Racing Web Site RedGearRacingcom

  1. FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact: Jill Nickerson

info@RedGearRacing.com

727-734-07979