Team Race NOR

July 17-19, 2010
Measurement July 16, 2010
Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Published June 1, 2010

(View the original PDF version of this document on the USODA Website)

The Organizing Authority is the USODA and the Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 Appendix D will apply including; D2.2, D2.3(a), single flag protest procedure, D2.3(b)races with limited umpiring and D2.4, additional protest and request for redress rules.
1.3 The “class rules” shall be defined as the International Optimist Dinghy Association Class Rules which are in effect.

2.1 Competitors shall be current members of the USODA or the IODA National Authority for the country of their residence and have been born on or after January 1, 1995.
2.2 Competitors and teams shall be in compliance with the Team Racing Eligibility requirements of the USODA – see, select “local host, regatta forms, TR folder, eligibility”.
2.3 Each sailor shall enter using the USODA online registration system found in the Members Section of Each sailor shall identify the team by name for which they are sailing and indicate the team entry in either the Gold or Silver Fleet by inserting a comment on the registration form. Each team shall consist of at least four boats, with a maximum of five, but only four boats shall sail in each race. Each competitor and his or her parents shall complete the online Waiver and Medical Forms.
2.4 Entry Fees: The entry fee is $80 per competitor for entries made prior to July 1, 2010. Entries made on or after July 1, 2010 and before 5:00 PM on July 12, 2010 shall pay a $50 late fee. No registrations will be accepted after 5:00 PM on Monday July 12, 2010.
2.5 A team may request to substitute one competitor due to injury or illness after the entry deadline by submitting a written request to the Race Committee after completing all entry requirements for the proposed substitution. The determination of the Race Committee shall be posted prior to 0900 on the day it will take effect, is final and cannot be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a).
Limited Umpired Team Racing Notice of Race


Friday, July 16
1000 – 1800 Sailor check-in, team check-in and measurement
Saturday, July 17
0800 – 0930 Sailor check in, measurement by appointment only
1000 Skippers’, Coaches’ and Parents’ meeting
1100 First warning
Racing to follow, lunch on the water
Umpire debrief ashore
TBD Retail Food Vendors Open for Dinner
Sunday, July 18
1000 Skippers’, Coaches’ and Parents’ meeting
1100 First warning
Racing to follow, lunch on the water
Umpire debrief ashore
TBD Retail Food Vendors Open for Dinner
Monday, July 19
1000 Skippers’, Coaches’ and Parents’ meeting
1100 First warning
Racing to follow, lunch on the water
1430 No warning signal after this time
After racing Awards Ceremony
TBD Competitors’ Dinner and Retail Food Vendors Open for Dinner

The racing area will be in the vicinity of the Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA, in the Piankatank River and the nearby waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
5.1 The regatta format shall be described in the Sailing Instructions. Gold and Silver Fleets may race one another in the initial round(s). Competitors, coaches and parents are advised to familiarize themselves with “Swiss League Format”.
5.2 The event will be a four boat against four boat team race. For teams having five competitors, any four may compete in a race, so long as the fifth competitor remains in the area designated for coaches from the warning signal of that race until that race has been completed.
5.3 The format of the event shall be determined by the PRO, Chief Umpire and Class Representative. The initial format for each day of racing shall be posted on the Official Notice Board prior to 2200 on the day before it will take effect. The format may be modified during the event in a fair and practical way taking into account the number of entries, existing and predicted weather conditions, time constraints and any other relevant factors.

Sailing Instructions will be available at check-in.

The course will be a starboard hand “digital N”.

8.1 RRS Appendix D3 shall apply.
Limited Umpired Team Racing Notice of Race

9.1 The regatta will be umpired in accordance with Appendix D as modified by the Sailing Instructions. Some races may have more umpires than others as determined by the Chief Umpire.
9.2 The required red protest flag [RRS 61.1(a) and D2.1] shall be attached to the sailor, clothing, or PFD and it will be capable of being deployed at arm’s length when protesting such that it is easily visible to other boats and umpires and concealed at all other times.

10.1 Each competitor shall wear a US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD), properly secured at all times while on the water except when temporarily adding or removing clothing. Wet suits, dry suits and inflatable PFD’s do not constitute adequate personal buoyancy.
10.2 Each competitor shall have a whistle attached to their PFD at all times while on the water.
10.3 Each boat shall have a secure loop in the end its bow line.

11.1 Each sailors shall be associated with a “Responsible Adult” per the following;
11.2 A “Responsible Adult” is an adult (parent, guardian or designated adult) who is responsible for the safety of the each sailor. It is the responsibility solely of this adult to decide if the sailor should sail in the weather and sea conditions that might arise during the event. The adults supervising the competitors are ultimately responsible for the risks.
11.3 Parents not personally attending any part of the event shall ensure that another adult is authorized and designated to make these decisions for their sailor, and each competitor shall indicate in writing the parent or adult representative that will be responsible for the competitor throughout the event.
11.4 The “Responsible Adult” shall accept full responsibility for all actions of the competitor during any activity related to the event. This includes on-shore activities before, during, and after the regatta.

Each team is allowed one designated coach boat, and each coach is required to carry a working VHF radio, a first aid kit and an anchor capable of securely mooring the boat. Coach and spectator boats shall remain anchored in the designated waiting areas, unless otherwise directed by the Race Committee and/or Umpires.

13.1 Competitors are allowed to use only one hull, dagger board, rudder (with tiller and extension), mast, boom, sprit and sail during the regatta. Substitution of such equipment shall occur only with the Race Committee’s approval.
13.2 There may be measurement inspection by the Race Committee or Umpires on the water at any time.
13.3 All equipment may be subject to a safety check by the Race Committee or Umpires at any time.

Participants compete entirely at their own risk. A waiver shall be signed by all competitors and their parent/guardian.

Gold Fleet – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Top finishing Gold team will be extended an invitation to the Euro Opti Cup.
Silver Fleet – 1st, 2nd and 3rd

For registration information contact Rob Rowlands, USODA Executive Director at:
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