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NAMSA North American Championships,
2015 Tradewinds Midwinter Open Cat Nationals

hosted by
Islander Resort
Islander Watersports

CABB (Catamaran Assn. Of Biscayne Bay)
Sponsored by:

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Jan 17-19, 2015
(ML King Weekend)

3 Days of Awesome Racing

In the Fabulous, Windy Florida Keys

Flat, Crystal Clear Water with 15 MPH Average Winds

Two Courses:
One for Faster Boats, i.e., Spinnakers
Another for Regular Beach Cats, i.e., H16, Wave, etc.

This will be:

The NA F18 Midwinters
Wave Midwinters
F16 Midwinters
NAMSA North Americans


Here is a Flyer and NOR:
OVERVIEW OF THE NAMSA NA's & MIDWINTER NATIONALS:
(If you are unable to make the racing on Saturday or Monday, we will take your average scores for the balance of the regatta and apply those finish position to your Friday finishes)

FRIDAY
* Afternoon from 1700 to 1800 will be Registration.
SATURDAY
*Final Registration Saturday Morning from 0900 to 1000 at Regatta Tent
*Saturday Skipper's Meeting at 1100.
*Saturday First Flag at 1230 with back-to-back races.
*Beer Party at 1600 after the races daily at Regatta Tent
SUNDAY
*Sunday First Flag at 1100 with back-to-back races
*Beer Party at 1600 after the races daily at Regatta Tent
MONDAY
*Monday, First Flag at 1000 with back-to-back races, no race to start after 1300.
*Trophies will follow the races ASAP.

Pre-Rigistered boats will get one T-Shirt with entry, please note the size when registering. Also, if you want additional T-shirts indicate the number and sizes. ($15 each)
NOTICE: We need you to pre-register online. You can pay the fee upon arrival
. Click Here to Register OnLine

THE REGATTA HEADQUARTERS:
Will be at The Islander Resort Regatta Tent

LAUNCHING
This is a huge beach with lots of rigging and parking room. Sailing will be in crystal clear waters, with good winds and fairly flat seas.

HOW TO FIND US:
The Islander Resort is at Mile Marker 82.1, on the left side or on the Oceanfront in Islamorada, FL 33036
800-753-6002

Pre-Rigistered boats will get one T-Shirt with entry, please note the size when registering. Also, if you want additional T-shirts indicate the number and sizes. ($15 each)
NOTICE: We need you to pre-register online. You can pay the fee upon arrival
. Click Here to Register OnLine

ACCOMMODATIONS:
The Islander will give sailors discounted rates. Telephone: (305) 664-2031
Here is their website: http://guyharveyoutpostislamorada.com/

Also, A list is available from the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce at http://www.islamoradachamber.com/islamoradalodging.cfm

Pre-Rigistered boats will get one T-Shirt with entry, please note the size when registering. Also, if you want additional T-shirts indicate the number and sizes. ($15 each)
NOTICE: We need you to pre-register online. You can pay the fee upon arrival
. Click Here to Register OnLine

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO GET HERE IF YOU ARE FLYING AND DON'T WANT TO RENT A CAR:
If you are flying into Miami International Airport (which is about an hour from us) and are not renting a car, there are three possible transports:
*Airporter: They pick up three times a day at the airport. Phone number is 305-852-3413 for reservations and pick-up information.
*Upper Keys Transportation: They pick up any time, by reservation, and will also pick up at Fort Lauderdale Airport. Phone is 305-453-0100.
*Greyhound -- they leave the Miami Airport to the Keys four times a day. For schedule and reservations, call 1-800-231-2222.

THE SAILING AREA:
We will be sailing on beautiful Hawks Channel on the Ocean Side of the Florida Keys. It is a beautiful body of sailing water. We have a vast amount of unobstructed water about 6-8 feet in depth throughout and usually have good wind and flat seas.

Pre-Rigistered boats will get one T-Shirt with entry, please note the size when registering. Also, if you want more T-shirts indicate the number and sizes. ($15 each)
NOTICE: We need you to pre-register online. You can pay the fee upon arrival
. Click Here to Register OnLine

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Air temperature usually is in the 80's in the daytime and around 60 at night. Water temperature should be in the low to mid 70's. Wind is normally 10-15 out of the eastern quadrant. If we get a cold front, the air temperature could be as much as 10-15 degrees colder, and the wind would blow out of the west as much as 10 mph stronger than the norm.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING (AND DO) FOR YOUR BODY:
Wetsuit and/or drysuit and/or spray suit. We don't really expect any serious cold fronts that early in the season, but you never know -- this regatta has had some serious winds in the past. The weather has been weird ever since they invented the bow and arrow. And even in warm weather you are going to get cold when you are wet -- and these cats can be very wet if it is windy and choppy.
Bring a water bottle and a piece of shock cord or something to attach it to the tramp. You are going to be out there for a lot of races, so personally I would take a gallon jug of water like I get at the local supermarket.
A little toolkit is always nice to have on the boat -- small vice grip (or pliers), a Swiss Army knife that has both types of screwdrivers on it, extra ring pins and shackles, small pieces of line for jury-rigging.


WHAT YOU WILL GET FOR YOUR ENTRY FEE:
*One T-shirt for each boat, (Guaranteed, If PreRegistered)
* Beer & Soft drinks after sailing Saturday and Sunday
* LOTS of racing. In three days
*Entry Fee:
Two Man Boat - $125
One Man Boat - $100

Pre-Rigistered boats will get one T-Shirt with entry, please note the size when registering. Also, if you want more T-shirts indicate the number and sizes. ($15 each)
NOTICE: We need you to pre-register online. You can pay the fee upon arrival
. Click Here to Register OnLine

TROPHIES:
3 places deep for each class.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mary Wells or Rick White
PO Box 2060
Key Largo, FL 33037
tel 305-451-3287
fax 305-453-0255
email rick@catsailor.com

Pre-Rigistered boats will get one T-Shirt with entry, please note the size when registering. Also, if you want more T-shirts indicate the number and sizes. ($15 each)
NOTICE: We need you to pre-register online. You can pay the fee upon arrival
. Click Here to Register OnLine

 
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