NOTICE OF RACE

For DYC Wednesday Races

The Duluth Yacht Club (DYC) will sponsor Wednesday Night Class Races as listed in the 2018 Race Schedule as published in the Leading Edge, and online at the DYC website at: www.duluthyachtclub.com. Sailing Instructions are published in the Leading Edge and on the DYC website.

1. RULES

1.1       Racing will be governed by the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and all US Sailing Prescriptions, and the Sailing Instructions or as announced on VHF 72 and/or as posted on the DYC website. The race committee is not obligated to post changes to notices on the website.

 

2. ENTRIES AND ELIGIBILITY

2.1       The yacht owner or designated representative must use the DYC website, www.duluthyachtclub.com, to complete online Race Registration and pay all required fees prior to racing. Additionally, in order to race, the yacht must have a current PHRF rating from the DYC Ratings Committee or be in compliance with applicable one-design class rules if racing in a one-design class.

2.2       Prior to racing, all yachts must obtain and provide proof of insurance to the Race Committee showing adequate liability insurance in full force and effect during racing which shall include a general liability policy written by a responsible insurance company insuring the owner and any operators against liability for bodily injury.

2.3       At least one individual holding family or individual membership in the DYC shall be on board a yacht while competing. Visiting yachts must have on board one member in good standing with a recognized yacht club affiliated with US Sailing or ISAF.

2.4       By participating, all participants agree to be bound by the RRS and all other rules that govern the events.

 

3. CLASSES

3.1       Classes will be determined and posted on the Official Notice Board at the DYC website prior to, and announced at, the obligatory skippers meeting scheduled on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

 

4. DATES OF RACING

4.1       The DYC Race Schedule is published in the Leading Edge and is available at the DYC website. The race season begins on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 and continues weekly through September 12, 2018.

                  DYC Spring Wednesdays (7 Races, Count Best 5)

                  DYC Summer Wednesdays (4 Races, Count All Races)

                  DYC Fall Wednesdays (6 Races, Count Best 5)

 

5. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

5.1       The sailing instructions are available in the DYC Leading Edge and on the DYC website.

 

6. RACING AREA

6.1       The race area is Lake Superior and the Duluth-Superior Harbor within approximately 10 miles of the Duluth Shipping Chanel. A race area map is available in DYC Leading Edge and on the DYC website.

 

7. PRIZES

7.1       Prizes will be awarded which shall not violate the amateur standards of the US Sailing Association or the U.S. Olympic Committee.

 

8. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

8.1       Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 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 the regatta.