Porsche of Naples Cup Friday, March 28

The Gulf Coast Sailing Club
Presents the 38th Annual
Southwest Florida Regatta
Porsche of Naples Cup 2014 Regatta
Southwest Florida PHRF Boat of the Year Event
Friday, March 28th – Sunday, March 30th, 2014
NOTICE OF RACE
Liability Disclaimer: Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. The skipper, owner and crew agree to
assume all risks of participating in this regatta. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. I have read and understand and hereby agree to be
bound by the “USSA Racing Rules of Sailing and any other rules and instructions that govern this regatta. I hereby warrant that my
yacht will be outfitted, equipped, and handled in accordance with these rules, that my yacht shall have all required equipment
aboard, and shall be seaworthy in hull, rig, and gear, and shall be competently manned. The owner, skipper and crew and any
participant or in the case of minors, such minors parent or guardian, agree that the race organizers (the organizing authority, race
committee, host club, officers, sponsors, or any other organization or official associated with the regatta) shall not be responsible for
any damage whatsoever to any boat or other property or any injury to any participant, including death, sustained as a result of or
arising from participation in this regatta and related events. By participating in this regatta and related events, the owner, skipper and
crew and any participant or in the case of minors, such minors parent or guardian, agree to and hereby release the race organizers
from any damage or injury to any boat or any competitor whatsoever and all liability associated with such participant’s participation
in this regatta and related events to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Organizing Authority (OA): Gulf Coast Sailing Club, PO Box 2121, Naples, Florida,
34106.
Regatta Headquarters (RH): The Naples Boat Club, 909 S 10th St, Naples, Fl, 34102.
Notices to Competitors will be posted on the official bulletin board located on the
outside patio of the Naples Boat Club on Saturday and Sunday and at the Naples
Sailing & Yacht Club, 896 River Point Dr. Naples on Friday
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1. RULES:
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in 2013-2016 Racing Rules of
Sailing (RRS), the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. Applicable class
rules of the West Florida Performance Handicap Racing Federation (WFPHRF)
will apply. This is a WFPHRF BOTY event, and will be scored accordingly.
Equipment Rules of Sailing will apply.
The following RRS are to be amended; 29.1 (individual recalls), 30 (starting
penalties), 35 (establishes time limits); 60.1(b) (redress), 62.1(a) (redress), and
Appendix A (scoring)
Class rules will apply.
2. ELIGIBILITY:
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Open to all Multi-hull and self-righting single-hulled enclosed cabin sailboats that
conform to their class rules and hold a valid West Florida PHRF (WFPHRF)
rating. Boats not currently holding WFPHRF certificates should make proper
arrangements by logging onto: http://www.westfloridaphrf.org/
One Design class must meet the obligations of such Class Rules and their National
Authority.
A minimum of three (3) will constitute a class. The Race Committee (RC), at its
discretion, may consolidate or further divide the classes or the starts depending on
the number of entries received. Final class designations will be announced at the
Skippers meeting on Friday March 28th at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club.
Boat owners who are not members of WFPHRF will need to apply to WFPHRF
for a rating.
The Boat owner must be a member in good standing of a Sailing Club.
3. ENTREES AND FEES:
3.1
The EARLY ENTRY FEE to participate in The Southwest Florida Porsche Cup is
$115 for members of US Sailing (USS) or $130 for non-USS members for entries
received by March 7, 2014.
The LATE ENTRY FEE after Friday, March 7th, is $130 for members of US
Sailing (USS) or $150 for non-USS members.
DEADLINE for all entries is March 21, 2014
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3.2
3.3
The entry fee includes Two (2) admissions to any event of the skipper’s choice.
The details of events and costs are provided in the ENTRY FORM
Entries shall be made by mailing the completed ENTRY FORM to Gulf Coast
Sailing Club-Regatta Entry, P.O. Box 2121 Naples FL 34106
The schedule for regatta events is as follows:
i. Friday, March 28
ii.
iii.
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
Registration & Check-in at the Naples SAILING & Yacht Club
Skippers’ meeting
6:00 pm
Buffet Dinner
7:00 pm
Brian MacInnes of ORACLE TEAM USA, inside the AMERICAS CUP
Saturday, March 29
6:30-8 am
Complementary Continental Breakfast at Naples Boat Club
9:55 am
First Warning Signal followed by subsequent daily races
3-5:30 pm
After 6 pm
6:30 pm
Racers Lounge at Naples Boat Club
1st Day’s Results
Dinner Buffet at Naples Yacht Club
7:30 pm
Peter Schutz noted author and speaker and former CEO of Porsche
Sunday, March 30
9:55 am
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
First Warning Signal followed by subsequent daily races
Post Race Social & Reception at Naples Boat Club
Snacks, Beverages & Awards Presentation
4. START SEQUENCES
4.1
4.2
The RC may, as a courtesy and not an obligation, broadcast announcements on
VHF radio to aid in the administration of the races. Racers are encouraged to
monitor their VHF radio before and continuously during the race for possible
announcements.
Classes may be further divided or starts combined at the discretion of the RC
depending on the number of entries received. Final class designations will be
announced at the Skipper’s meeting on Friday night. The starting order and
Warning Signal Class Flags for the first bouy race on Saturday shall be announced
at the skippers meeting and/or emailed as an addendum to this NOR.
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5. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
5.1
Sailing Instructions (SI’s) will be provided at the Friday night Skipper’s Meeting.
6. MEASUREMENT: One Design Class:
6.1
6.2
Each One design Class boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate
before the close of registration.
The Organizing Authority shall not be responsible for conducting any weigh-in,
measurement or inspection of any boat and or her equipment and sails before,
during or after the races. There will not be any initial measurement
7. AWARDS:
7.1
The number of trophies awarded per class will be based on the number of boats
entered in that class. For 3 boats-1 trophy awarded, 5 boats-2 trophies awarded and
6+ boats-3 trophies awarded.
8. RACING AREA:
8.1
The Racing Area will be located approximately 1 mile West of Naples Municipal
Pier.
9. COURSES:
9.1
The course to be sailed, the bearing, and approximate distance to the first mark,
will be posted on the course board displayed on the Race Committee Signal Boat.
Possible course layouts will be depicted in Addendum “A” of the Sailing
Instructions.
10. SCORING:
10.1
One race will constitute the regatta and no score will be excluded. This changes
RRS A2.
10.2 This event will be scored using RRS Appendix “A” the low point system.
Corrected times shall be calculated based on the boat's WFPHRF rating (or
assigned rating), the distance of the course sailed, and the actual elapsed time in
which the course was sailed (time on distance).
10.3 WFPHRF’s RLC rating shall be used for all races in which less than approximately
75% of the total distance of the course requires the boats to either tack or gybe. For
races of 75% or greater, the BUOY rating shall be used. If there is any doubt, the
RLC rating shall be used. The PRO is solely responsible for determining which
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rating category is used and the decision may not be appealed through redress. This
amends RRS #60.1(b).
11. RADIO COMMUNICATION:
11.1 While racing, a boat shall not receive radio nor cell-phone transmissions that are
not available to all boats, except for an emergency or as required by the Sailing
Instructions.
12. DOCKAGE & STORAGE:
12.1 For available dockage and moorings in Naples contact Naples City Dock – Phone
239-213-3070, fax: 239-213-3072 and email: [email protected] For any
other berthing needs contact Fred Hall at [email protected] no later than March 7
13. PARKING:
13.1 Parking will be available at The Naples SAILING & Yacht Club Friday March 28th
Parking will be available at The Naples Yacht Club Saturday March 29th
Parking will be available at The Naples Boat Club Condominium Association
Guest Lot at 19th Ave S & 10th St. S Sunday March 30th
14. CONTACT INFORMATION:
14.1 For Regatta Information contact Bob Diamond (239) 404-4844 or email: [email protected]
For Race Information contact Moe Scully (860) 608-4663 or email: [email protected]
For Landside Information contact Fred Hall (239) 450-0866 or email: [email protected]
18. FURTHER INFORMATION:
18.1
For further information, go to GCSC website www.gulfcoastsailingclub.org
Tides for Naples, Naples Bay, north end starting with March 28, 2014.
Day
High
/Low
Tide
Time
Height
Feet
Sunrise
Sunset
Moon
Time
% Moon
Visible
F
28
28
28
Low
High
Low
6:12 AM
12:20 PM
6:31 PM
-0.2
2.5
0.3
7:22 AM
7:42 PM
Rise
Set
5:40 AM
5:47 PM
11
Sa
29
29
High
Low
12:28 AM
6:57 AM
2.8
-0.1
7:21 AM
7:43 PM
Rise
Set
6:23 AM
6:50 PM
5
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Su
29
29
High
Low
30
30
30
30
High
Low
High
Low
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12:51 PM
7:19 PM
1:16
7:40
1:22
8:05
AM
AM
PM
PM
2.7
-0.1
2.8
0.1
2.8
-0.3
7:20 AM
7:43 PM
Rise
Set
7:05 AM
7:51 PM
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