ICSA Match Racing National
November 18-20, 2011
NOTICE OF RACE
1. ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
The Organizing Authority (OA) will be the InterCollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA), The California Maritime Academy, and the St Francis Yacht Club.
The venue will be the St. Francis Yacht Club, on the Marina, San Francisco, CA.
3. EVENT GRADING
The event has applied for ISAF Grade 3. This grading is subject to review by the ISAF Match Race Rankings Sub Committee. The event may be re-graded when there is clear reason to do so.
4. PROVISIONAL PROGRAM
Friday, November 18, 2011
Registration and Crew Weighing 0800 Ė 0900
Competitorís Briefing/Meeting with Umpires 0900
First warning of Flight 1 1000
Umpire Debriefing Immediately Following Racing
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Competitorís Briefing 0900
First Warning 1000
Umpire Debriefing Immediately Following Racing
Event Banquet and Social 1830
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Competitorís Briefing 0900
First Warning 1000
No flight shall begin after 1500.
Prize giving 1600
b. Unless excused by the OA, attendance at competitorís briefings, umpire debriefings, event banquet and prize giving is mandatory.
5. SKIPPERíS ELIGIBILITY
a. Ten skippers will be invited. Only skippers invited by the OA will be eligible to enter this event. The skippers will be selected based upon the conditions of the ICSA Match Racing National Championship.
b. The registered skipper shall helm the boat at all times, except in emergency.
c. To remain eligible a skipper shall confirm acceptance of invitation by returning the entry form, (fax or e-mail is acceptable) to be received by the date specified on the letter of invitation.
d. All competitors shall meet the eligibility requirements of ISAF Regulation 19.2.
e. All competitors shall obtain an ISAF Sailor ID by registering online at www.sailing.org/isafsailor. Skippers shall inform the OA of their ISAF Sailor ID at registration.
a. The skipper shall be entered on completion of registration, crew weighing and the payment of all fees and deposits. All payments shall be made by check, cash, or credit card.
b. An entry fee of $100 per team shall be paid at registration.
c. A social fee of $25 per competitor and coach shall be paid at registration.
d. Damage Deposit
i. An initial damage deposit of $250 shall be paid at registration, unless extended by the OA. This deposit is the maximum payable by the skipper as a result of any one incident. The damage deposit shall be replenished to $250 following an assessment of damages by the OA and prior to any further racing.
ii. Any remaining deposit after the event will be refunded at the completion of the championship.
a. The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the RRS, including Appendix C, the ICSA Procedural Rules, the ICSA General Championship Conditions, the ICSA Match Race Championship Conditions, this Notice of Race, and the Sailing Instructions.
b. Sailing Instructions will be available on the StFYC web-site by 1400 hours on Thursday November 17th, 2011.
c. The rules for boats, equipment, and the handling of boats will be distributed with the Sailing Instructions, and will also apply to any practice sailing.
d. RRS 40 is changed as follows: All competitors are required to wear a life jacket or other adequate personal floatation device while racing.
e. Add to RRS 41: (e) help to recover from the water and return on board a crew member, provided the return on board is at the approximate location of the recovery.
8. BOATS & SAILS
a. The event will be sailed in J/22 type boats.
b. 10 boats will be provided.
c. The following sails will be provided: Mainsail, Jib and Spinnaker.
d. Boats will be assigned by random draw. Different boats will be assigned for each day of racing. Condition or assignment of boats or sails shall not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a)
e. Boats will be checked in and checked out in accordance with StFYC Race Office procedures. Skippers shall not leave their boats after racing before completing the check-in procedure.
9. CREW (INCLUDING SKIPPER)
a. The number of crew (including the skipper) shall be three or four. All registered crew shall sail all races. Each team shall include at least one female.
b. The maximum total crew weight, determined prior to racing shall be 262.5 kg (579 lbs.), when wearing at least shorts and shirts.
c. When a registered skipper is unable to continue in an event the OA may authorize an original crew member to substitute.
d. When a registered crew member is unable to continue in the event the OA may authorize a substitute, a temporary substitute or other adjustment provided the individual meets all ICSA eligibility requirements to represent the school.
10. EVENT FORMAT
a. The regatta format may be changed during the event by the Regatta Chairman with the consultation of the chief umpire and the ICSA Representative to accommodate the weather
conditions at the event. The below format is the targeted format for the championship. Records will not carry over between rounds.
b. Stage 1
i. All teams shall compete in a single round robin.
c. Stage 2
i. The top six teams from Stage 1 (Gold Round) shall compete in a single round robin.
ii. The bottom four teams from Stage 1 (Repechage Round) will compete in a single round robin.
d. Stage 3
i. The Quarter Finals will consist of the six teams from the Gold Round, seeded 1 through 6 based on the results of the Gold Round, plus the top two teams from the Repechage Round, seeded 7 and 8 based on the results of the Repechage Round. The highest seeds will be paired against the lowest seeds, i.e. 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5.
ii. The Quarter Finals will be a knock-out series. The winner of each pair will be the first team to score two points.
iii. Concurrent with the Quarter Finals, the bottom two teams in the Repechage Round will race each other in a knock-out series to determine 9th and 10th place overall. The winner will be the first team to score two points.
e. Stage 4
i. The Semi-Finals will consist of the winner of the 1 vs. 8 Quarter Final paired against the winner of the 4 vs. 5 Quarter Final, and the winner of the 2 vs. 7 Quarter Final paired against the winner of the 3 vs. 6 Quarter Final.
ii. The Semi-Finals will be a knock-out series. The winner of each pair will be the first team to score two points.
iii. Concurrent with the Semi-Finals, places 5th through 8th will be determined by a series of first to one point pairings. The loser of the 1 vs. 8 Quarter Final will be paired against the loser of the 4 vs. 5 Quarter Final, and the loser of the 2 vs. 7 Quarter Final will be paired against the loser of the 3 vs. 6 Quarter Final, both in first to one point matches. The winners of these two pairings will then be paired in a first to one point match to determine 5th and 6th places. And the losers will be paired in a first to one point match to determine 7th and 8th places.
f. Stage 5
i. The Finals will consist of the winners of each Semi-Final match paired against each other.
ii. The Finals will be a knock-out series. The winner will be the first team to score three points. The winner will be the ICSA Match Racing National Champion. The loser of the finals will place 2nd.
iii. The Petit Finals will consist of the losers of each Semi-Final match paired against each other.
iv. The Petit Finals will be a knock-out series. The winner will be the first team to score two points. The winner of the Petit Final will place 3rd. The loser of the Petit Finals will place 4th.
a. The course will be windward/leeward with optional offset legs in the event of cross course current, resulting in either port or starboard roundings, and finishing downwind.
b. The intended course area will be immediately to the north of the StFYC on the Cityfront, using inflatable marks.
a. As boats and equipment will be supplied by the Organizing Authority, ISAF regulation 20.4 applies. Each boat will be required to display advertising as supplied by the OA.
a. Prizes will be awarded to the top-three skippers and crews.
b. The winning teams names and college shall be engraved on the Cornelius Shields Sr. Trophy.
14. MEDIA, IMAGES & SOUND
a. If required, video equipment supplied by the OA shall be carried on board while racing.
b. If required, competitors shall wear microphones supplied by the OA during racing and be available for interviews when advised by the OA or Race Committee.
c. Competitors shall not interfere with the normal working of the OA supplied media equipment.
15. COACHING & COACH BOATS
a. One coach boat will be provided for all competitorsí coaches. Other coach boats will not be permitted.
b. Coaching shall be in accordance with ICSA Procedural Rule 19.
16. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors shall participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk (see RRS 4, DECISION TO RACE). The
organizing authority does not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death
sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the regatta.
17. FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact the StFYC Race Office at 415.563.6363, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.stfyc.com.