Friday, March 28, 2008

Wednesday Night Offshore NOR

Long post - here it is: Notice and Conditions Of Race ­(NOR) Published 3/21/2008 Wednesday Night Offshore Series (For PHRF Fleet) Wednesdays – May 21, 2008 through August 27, 2008 Hosted byThe Milwaukee Yacht Club, Milwaukee WI www.milwaukeeyc.com 0.0 ORGANIZING AUTHORITY & KEY DATES The Milwaukee Yacht Club Race Committee (MYCRC) shall represent the Milwaukee Yacht Club (MYC) as the Organizing Authority for the MYC Wednesday Night Offshore Series. KEY DATES Entry Deadline for the full PHRF WNOS: Friday May 16 2008 Late entries will be accepted, but the MYC Office shall receive a completed entry 1 day prior to the boat’s first race. A boat will be scored only after a completed entry is received and accepted. 1. RULES­ 1.1 The WNOS will be governed by the rules as defined by The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2005-2008, the rules of Lake Michigan (LM) PHRF, except as any of these are changed by the Notice of Race or the Sailing Instructions. 1.2 Racing Rules will be changed as follows; 75.1 To enter the WNOS, a boat shall comply with the requirements of the organizing authority of the race. The boat owner shall be a member of Milwaukee Yacht Club, South Shore Yacht Club, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, MAST, McBoat or US SAILING. 1.3 The following US SAILING prescriptions to the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Governing Offshore Racing for Monohulls 5.01, will apply: a) US SAILING prescribes for Category 4 lifejackets or US Coast Guard approved Type III personal floatation devices b) US SAILING prescribes that all personnel on deck shall wear personal floatation while starting and finishing without exception, and at all other times, except when the Captain of the boat directs that it may be set aside. 1.4 This official Notice of Race will be posted, at a later date, on The Milwaukee Yacht Club web site, www.milwaukeeyc.com and will also be available upon request from Milwaukee Yacht Club 414.271.4455. 2. ALTERATIONS: 2.1 If there is a conflict between a handicap rule of a Division, this NOR, the Sailing Instructions (SI) or any Additional Sailing Instructions (ASI), the Sailing Instructions will apply. 3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY 3 .1 The WNOS races and series is open to all LM-PHRF boats that meet the requirements in this NOR or the Sailing Instructions 3.2 The PHRF fleet may have multiple divisions 3.3 Boats shall register by completing the attached entry form, and sending it together with the required fee(s) to WNOS, c/o Milwaukee Yacht Club, 1700 N Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee WI 53202. The entry must be completed and received in the MYC Office by Friday May 16 2008. Late entries will be accepted, but the MYC Office shall receive a completed entry 1 day prior to the boat’s first race. A boat will be scored only after a completed entry is received and accepted. In 2008, the first race is WED May 21, 2008. Acceptance of a boat’s entry shall be contingent upon the completion of the entry form, receipt of a certificate of insurance (proof of insurance with $300,000 of liability coverage) and receipt of a current PHRF certificate, and receipt of the required fee. Yachts competing in the PHRF JAM division will not be required to submit a PHRFcertificate if one is not available. For the PHRF JAM division, a PHRF rating will be assigned by the MYCRC to those who do not submit a current certificate. 3.4 Any questions or issues related to entry, registration in the series, or this NOR, shall be sent, in writing, via email to info@milwaukeeyc.com or US mail to: WNOS c/o Milwaukee Yacht Club 1700 N Lincoln Memorial Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202­­ 414.271.4455 4. SCHEDULE 4.1 One race is scheduled on each Wednesday night from May 21 2008 through August 27 2008, as specified in the 2008 Race Schedule found on the MYC website or in Appendix A of this NOR. 4.1.1 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first WNOS race is 6pm CDT. 4.1.2 In the event that there are an insufficient number of boats to form a PHRF 2 division, all PHRF boats will be consolidated into one division. 4.1.3 The WNOS Championship Race on August 27 2008 will be sailed by the top three boats in each PHRF Section, after combining the Spring and Summer Series scores. 5. FEES­ 5.1 Required Series entry fees are as follows: PHRF Fleet (including JAM division) $125.00 per boat, check made payable to the Milwaukee Yacht Club-WNOS, if a member of MYC, SSYC, MCSC, MAST, McBOAT or USSAILING. PHRF Fleet (including JAM division) $200 per boat, if not a member of MYC, SSYC, MCSC, MAST, McBOAT or USSAILING. Non US SAILING members shall pay the above fees plus a $10.00 US SAILING differential fee for the series. 5.2 Food and beverages will be available on the MYC patio, for a small fee to all competitors, regardless of club affiliation, at the Milwaukee Yacht Club, after racing, each Wednesday. 6. MEASUREMENT­ 6.1 Measurement will not be required, but each yacht shall have available, proof of holding a valid measurement or rating certificate issued by LMPHRF.­ 7. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS­ 7.1 After acceptance of a boat’s entry, the sailing instructions will be available after May 10 2008 at the MYC club office. 8. VENUE 8.1 The racing area will be on Lake Michigan, East of the Milwaukee North Gap, as shown in the Sailing Instructions. 9. COURSES­ 9.1 The courses will be windward-leeward or triangle, as shown in diagrams attached to, and described in, the Sailing Instructions 10. PENALTY SYSTEM 10.1 The Scoring Penalty, rule 44.2, will apply. 11. SCORING­ 11.1 One race of a series is required to be completed to constitute the Spring series, one race of a series is required to be completed to constitute the Summer series. 11.2 Each boat shall be ranked by her corrected time in Section, then the Low-Point System of Appendix A of the racing rules, will apply. For the Spring series, or Summer series, when 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores, excluding her worst score. 12. PRIZES­ Awards will be presented, at the MYC Annual Awards Banquet, to yachts finishing first, second and third in each section of the Spring series, in which greater­ than three boats are registered, and to yachts finishing first, second and third in each section of the Summer series in which greater­ than three boats are registered. 13. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY 13.1 Competitors participate in the series entirely at their own risk. See RRS 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 a race in the series. 14 INSURANCE 14.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with minimum coverage of $300,000. 15. FURTHER INFORMATION­ For further information, contact:­ The Milwaukee Yacht Club­ Alan Johnson, MYC General Manager info@milwaukee.com 414.271.4455 Spencer Thomason, 2008 MYC PHRF Fleet Captain spencer@deltacommunications.com Cindy Kraus, 2008 MYC Race Committee Chair chance323@sbcglobal.net

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