Open Water Challenge

National Championship Regatta & Down River Distance Race

 National Championship and Down River Distance Race

 September 29th – October 1st, 2017 Tilghman Island & Easton, MD

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Rules:

The regattas will be governed by the rules as defined in the current edition of Racing Rules of Sailing, as modified by Appendix E, the Sailing instructions, the Santa Barbara class rules and by local conditions as necessary.

Eligibility:

The regattas are open to all AMYA members in good standing who are sailing a properly registered and measured Santa Barbara. All boats are subject to inspection at any time during or after the regatta. Entries from skippers outside the USA may be accepted providing both yacht and skipper are properly registered with their national authority.

Schedule:

Thursday

- Check in and Practice

Tilghman on Chesapeake YC & Marina
21610 Island Club Road, Tilghman, MD 21671
Noon – 4pm


Friday & Saturday

- National Championship Regatta

Tilghman on Chesapeake YC & Marina
21610 Island Club Road, Tilghman, MD 21671
NOTE: Tilghman Island has a draw bridge. It is a busy bridge so allow a few minutes of wait time for a possible opening.

Skippers Meeting begins at 9:30am
Races Begin at 10:00am
Mid-day Lunch break
Racing will continue with no race start after 4pm
Dinners will be “Dutch Treat” in the area

Sunday

- Distance Race

Roger & Rosemary Baldwin’s backyard.
7885 Avon Court, Woodland Farms, Easton, MD 21601
Skipper’s Meeting begins at 11:00am followed by lunch First Gun at Noon

The race committee reserves the right to alter the schedule and make verbal changes to the Sailing Instructions.

Entry:

Eligible competitors may register their boat by completing the online entry form on or before 9/01/2017. The National Championship has no limit on the number of entries. The Down River Distance Race is limited to the first 16 entries due to logistical constraints.

Course Area:

National Championship racing will take place in the tidal water off the Tilghman on Chesapeake Yacht Club and Marina. The Down River Distance Race will take place on the Tred Avon River, Easton MD. Unless you fall off either dock, these should be dry launch locations.

Fleet Management and Scoring:

The Regatta may be conducted using the racing portion of the Equal Opportunity Racing System (EORS) with a fleet promotion and relegation process. The Low Point Scoring System of Appendix A will apply.

Contact:

David Brawner, david@brawner.net, 856 906-5736