This two-day event is sanctioned by the Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association (GSBYRA) http://www.gsbyra.org and is open to members of US Sailing or a member of a club affiliated with US Sailing or similarly affiliated with ISAF. Racing will take place from 11 AM to 3 PM on both days. Registrants and sailing families are encouraged to stay for a cook-out dinner on the grounds on Saturday afternoon from 4-6 PM.
Principal Race Officer (PRO) – Ken Boyle
This event is part of downtown Sayville’s weekend “Summerfest”. Visitors are welcome to stop by in the mornings to watch the racers rig their boats before racing, enjoy the grounds during the races, including an extensive display of classic and antique boats in the Small Craft Building and outside on the lawn or stay for the post-race barbeque on Saturday afternoon.
Long Island Maritime Museum
August 4th & 5th, 2012
On the Museum Grounds
West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796
NOTICE OF RACE
RULES: The races will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.
CLASSES: Multi-hull, One-Design Mono-hull, Portsmouth Rated Mono-hull, Optimist and PHRF class boats welcomed.
Courses for all classes will be in the same area utilizing shared marks. Depending upon registrations individual classes may be provided with separate starts.
REGISTRATION: Registration forms are available on line at www.limaritime.org, www.gsbyra.org and at the Information Desk in the Long Island Maritime Museum, from 0900 – 1600 on Saturday and 1200 – 1600 on Sunday. Completed forms are to be delivered to the information desk. All registration forms must be signed by the boat's representative.
ENTRY FEE: In keeping with the traditions of Great South Bay invitational regattas there is no entry fee for this regatta. However, the museum welcomes new members and gratefully accepts donations in support of our programs.
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: Sailing instructions will be available at the information desk during registration hours.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Saturday August 4th, 2012 1100 First Warning Signal, additional races to follow
1600 Post Race Refreshments Hosted by LIMM
Sunday, August 5th, 2012 1100 First Warning Signal, additional races to follow
No warning signals shall be made later than 1530 on either day.
SCORING/TROPHIES: The Low-Point Scoring System of Appendix A will apply, except that in each class 1 race shall be discarded for every 6 races completed. Modest trophies and copious recognition will be awarded following the racing on Sunday.
One Design Launching, Overnighting & Basin: Space permitting all participating yachts are welcomed to spend the night in the museum basin. Please note that much of the basin and entry canal may be less than three feet in depth.
The museum has an expansive lawn and generous beach area for launching small one-design boats.
The museum does not have a functional hoist for launching trailered vessels. Such vessels may be launched at Wet Pants Sailing Association at the foot of Foster Avenue in Sayville, a short sail away from the museum. Please note that this is an Islip Town facility and drivers must check in with the security guard at the gate, identifying themselves as regatta participants. Trailers and/or vehicles may be parked in the north east corner of the main parking lot or as directed by the security guards. Hoist is not used to lift boats greater in mass than Flying Scots, Narrasketucks or Ravens. No trailers or vehicles are to be parked in the hoist area. Boats may be kept in the museum basin overnight.
Saturday Night at the Museum: Following the races on Saturday, the trustees and staff of the Museum would like show their appreciation by offering light refreshment of beverages, snacks and seafood to all sailors and friends of the Museum.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact LIMM at firstname.lastname@example.org.