LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN 2011 GREAT LAKE RACE (Sept 24, 2011)

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LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN 2011 GREAT LAKE RACE (Sept 24, 2011)

NOTICE OF RACE

LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN 2011 GREAT LAKE RACE

Saturday September 24, 2011

Rain Date:Saturday, October 8, 2011

SPONSORS

Corinthian Sailing Association (CSA) – SouthShoreYacht Club (SSYC) – New OrleansYacht Club (NOYC)

1.      RULES

         The 2009-2012 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and the Corinthian Sailing Association Great Lake Race (GLR) Sailing Instructions will govern the Race. Corinthian Sailing Association will administer the Race.

2.      DIVISIONS

         PHRF – Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, and Multihull classes. Divisions may be broken into classes. Divisions are defined in the Sailing Instructions.

3.      ELIGIBILITY

         Competitors: The race is open to all. Competitors need not be a member of a Yacht Club.  Boat: Participating boats should have a current, signed GYA PHRF certificate. Boats without a PHRF certificate will be assigned a rating based upon similar boats. The assigned rating cannot be protested.

4.      ENTRY FEES

Early entry – registration before September 21:

US Sail Members             $30.00

Non-US Sail Members     $35.00

Late entry – registration after September 21:

US Sail Members             $45.00

Non-US Sail Members     $50.00

Competitors are urged to register early so that the Race Committee can assign accurate class breaks.

2011 Great Lake Race Entry Form

5.      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Organizing Club:

Corinthian Sailing Association (CSA)

141 Robert E. Lee Blvd.  #259

New Orleans,LA.  70124

http://www.corinthians.org

         Dates

Friday, September 23:

1900 to 2200 – Mandatory Skipper’s Meeting and Crew Party at NOYC.

Saturday, September 24 (rain date October 8):

0900 – First Start. 20 nm steeplechase using fixed marks. Starts will be staggered starts according to PHRF rating. The Sailing Instructions will list start times for each PHRF rating.

Awards presentation and Post-Race Party – following the race at NOYC-403 N. Roadway Dr.-West End Area.

6.      REGISTRATION

         Entry forms can be found at www.corinthians.org and are available at area Yacht Clubs and at the Skipper’s Meeting or by contacting Rob Grisoli at grisdvm@cox.net or 504-491-0693. Registrations will not be accepted after the conclusion of the Skippers meeting.

7.      SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

         Sailing Instructions will be posted on the CSA web site in draft form at http://www.corinthians.org/ and will be available in final form at the skippers meeting.

8.      PENALTIES FOR BREAKING RULES OF PART 2

         RRS Rule 44-720 degrees turn penalties for breaking Rules of RRS Part 2 will apply.

9.      PROTESTS

         Protests will be heard by the CSA Protest Committee according to the CSA Sailing Instructions at NOYC following the race.

10.    PRIZES

         Prizes will be awarded to First, Second, and Third Place boats in each class provided sufficient boats register.  The overall fleet winner will be awarded the Wendell Gauthier Perpetual trophy.

11.    FURTHER INFORMATION

         Contact the CSA Great Lake Race Chairman, Rob Grisoli at 504-491-0693 or grisdvm@cox.net.

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Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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