2007 Slip To Ship Race

ORGANIZING AUTHORITY: The Organizing Authority for this event shall be Ocean Springs Yacht Club, Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

RULES: The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the 2005-2008 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of US SAILING, pertinent Class/Fleet Rules, and this Notice of Race, except
as any of these are altered by the Sailing Instructions, and by the Sailing Instructions.

ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY: This regatta is open to all multi-hull boats that have a US Sailing Portsmouth number. Eligible boats may be entered by completing an entry form and submitting it by Saturday 26 May 2007 to Ocean Springs Yacht Club with an entry fee of $50.00 for single person boats, $60.00 for two person boats.

EXPECTED CLASSES: This is a multi hull race. Class starts will be briefed at the skippers meeting when numbers of classes are determined. All boats will be scored using the US Sailing Portsmouth rating system.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: (subject to change)
Friday 25 May Arrival and set up.
Saturday 26 May 0900-10oo Final Check-In and Registration
Saturday 26 May 1100 Competitors’ Meeting
Saturday 26 May 1100 or As wind builds, 30 minute beach warning signal for Racing Sequence start
Sunday 27 May Beach briefing at 1030 for race timing
Sunday 27 May 1500 Awards Ceremony

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: The sailing instructions will be available during Check-In and at the Competitors’ Meeting.

COURSES: The courses will be as described in the Sailing Instructions. Saturday’s race will be to the east tip of East Ship Island. Island finish line co-ordinates will be provided in sailing instructions. Sunday’s race will be around Deer Island counter-clockwise. Charts will be included in race instructions. Be advised that there may be underwater obstacles which may dictate changes to the race course.

SCORING: The Low Point Scoring System will apply. .

PENALTIES: Protests are NOT considered.

PRIZES: Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place in each class. All entrants will receive regatta Tee shirts.

LODGING: Semi-primitive camping is available at Ocean Springs Yacht Club.

For regatta information contact:
Dennis Furey:, 228.872.9323