SECOND ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY CATBOAT GATHERING
April 28-29, 2018
The Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club
NOTICE OF RACE
Dates: April 28-29, 2018
Organizing Authority: The Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club
Rules: Governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.
Eligibility: The Gathering is open to all Catboats with a Cat Rig.
Entry: Eligible boats may enter by owners completing the Entry Form and paying the equired fee to the Organizing Authority no later than the day of the first race, April 28, 2018. Racing and meal fees are payable to the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club (BYSC).
Fees and Boat Registration Fee $25.00
Meals An informal cookout consisting of either chicken or hamburger is planned Saturday April 28th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club.
Schedule Friday, April 27, 2018
6:00 to 7:00pm Registration. High tide 8:32 PM
6:00pm BYSC “Sunset Friday Party” Pot luck dinner with Mexican theme. Bring something to share with twice your number.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00 to 10:00 Registration
10:00 Skippers Meeting
11:00 First Race Warning for Long Distance Race to Government mark off Parris Island (low tide 2:51 PM)
Second race to follow, off Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club
6:00 Cook-out dinner at BYSC, $15 per person
Sunday, April 29, 2018
11:00 Third race, short, in front of BYSC. Low tide 3:35 PM
Trophy Awards as soon as possible after race.
Due to low tide, boat retrieval on trailers will begin around 4:30 PM
SIs Available at Registration
Courses A total of three races are planned, two in front of BYSC and one to Parris Island, finishing at BYSC.
Scoring PHRF New England Area ratings will be used. Three trophies will be to the low point winners.
VHF Radio VHF radios are required. Channel 72 will be used. Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. No other communication devices are allowed.
Disclaimer of Liability Competitors participate in the Gathering entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision To Race. The Organization Authority will not accept any liability for material damage, personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the Gathering.
Lodging Most hotel chains are represented in the Beaufort area. Beaufort Catboat sailors may offer lodging.
Driving to BYSC
From the North: take Rt. US 21 south, follow Bus. 21 through downtown Beaufort and over the Woods swing bridge. Take the second right, Meridian Rd. Turn right onto Yacht Club Drive.
From the South: from SC 170 turn east(right) on SC 128 after the Broad River Bridge. At the stop light turn right to Route 21 through Port Royal. At the light with Advance Auto Parts turn right over the McTeer Bridge. Take the second left at Meridian Rd then left to Yacht Club Drive.
Contacts Gathering Chairman: Marvin Day 843-929-9978 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Race Committee Chairman: Wayne Bretsch 301-332-6773 or email@example.com
Registration See Registration Form on the following page.
Second Annual Lowcountry Gathering – April 28-29, 2018
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REGISTRATION FEE PAYABLE TO BYSC $25.00
Release, Waiver and Covenant Not to Sue
The undersigned acknowledges that in consideration of the efforts of the host organization, for being allowed to participate in this Gathering/races and the acceptance of this application to race, does hereby waive and release any and all claims the undersigned may have against the host, its officers, directors ,or trustees and its committee members, measurers, judges, agents, and representatives arising out of the activities required for the races on the water, and does further covenant and agree not to sue or bring any claim or claims of any nature whatsoever against the host organization or any of the persons and offices named or unnamed above who may be acting on the hosts or its/their behalf.