REGISTRATION FOR 2018 SPRING FOIL REGATTA
St. Petersburg, Florida
May 11th, 12th, & 13th, 2018
Elite Hydrofoil Regattas
ELITE HYDROFOIL REGATTAS: 2018 SPRING - ST PETERSBURG, FL
Mark your calendars: MAY 2018 - The Spring Foil Regatta, Hosted by ELITE HYDROFOIL REGATTAS
When: May 11th, 12th, & 13th, 2018
Where: St. Petersburg, Florida – Racing will be held at Pass-a-Grille, Beach
Who: The first 50 Competitors Registered.
Schedule: Posted in Sail Instructions (SI)
Friday – DEMO DAY with “How to” Clinics and Practice Starts
Saturday - RACE DAY
Sunday - RACE DAY
FRIDAY: Berlin Doener @ 7:00 pm - 4195 34th St South, St Petersburg, FL 33711
(Exact timing is flexible, based on when racers are ready to come off the water from practicing.)
After Demo Day, all racers are invited to Berlins Doener to enjoy a free round of drinks and 10% off the remainder of their drinks and dinner bill. This gathering will serve as a social between racers, as well as the opportunity to get any last-minute questions or registration needs taken care of prior to race day.
SATURDAY: Elite Watersports @ 7:00 pm - 4100 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(Exact timing is flexible, based on when final races are completed.)
All racers are invited to recharge after a long first day of racing with dinner and drinks at Elite Watersports. Dinner will be a Taco Bar with pulled, mojo-pork tacos. Drinks will also be provided (rum, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages).
**Guest of Racers wishing to join for dinner and drinks: $20.00 (Able to add this to registration total at checkout)
SUNDAY: Award Ceremony @ Immediately following final race - At the race site/beach
We will commence the award ceremony immediately after the final race of the day. Please plan on sticking around for the entirety of the day, as there will be several prizes for a variety of placements and accomplishments. A group photo is also to take place during the award ceremony.
Our goal is to host a competitive event, for all levels of racing, with a few good parties and some great prizes!
We are looking forward to seeing you there!!
Questions? Contact Elite Watersports (727) 800-2202 or Ride@EliteWatersports.com
**OFFICIAL SI **
Spring Kite Foil Regatta
May 11-13, 2018 Course Racing
Option 1 Skyway Bridge, East side, Pinellas side or
Option 2 Pass-A-Grille Beach 22nd Ave
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the Rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing including Appendix F - Kiteboard Racing Rules.
1.2 Only the following US SAILING prescriptions will apply: the prescriptions to Rules 68, 76.1, and rule 76.3.
1.3 Competitors must wear their bib while racing & life jackets.
1.4 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions the SI’s take precedence. This changes RRS 63.7.
2.1 Competitors shall complete online registration and check-in at Determined Venue Skyway or Pass-A-Grille Beach on May 12, 2018 no later than 30 minutes to posted Sailors Meeting time. Registration and check-in after the deadline will be approved at the discretion of the Principal Race Officer.
2.2 Online registration can be found here https://www.elitewatersports.com/elite-hydrofoil-regattas/
2.3 The entry fee is $100 (USD)
3 COMMUNICATION WITH COMPETITORS
3.1 A Competitors’ Meeting will be held on Saturday May 12th & Sunday May 13th time/location depends on forecast. Notification will be posted by 6 p.m. Friday May 11th & Saturday May 12th on line on Facebook group and by email
3.2 Official Notices will be posted on the Official Regatta Notice Board located at the launch site
3.3 Questions regarding the Sailing Instructions may be submitted in writing to the Race Committee. Questions and written responses will be posted on the Official Notice Board.
4 CHANGES TO THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted by 0800 hours on the day they take effect except any changes to the schedule will be posted by 1800 hours on the day before they take effect.
5 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
5.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed from the beach.
5.2 When Flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 20 minutes’. Changes Race Signals.
6 FORMAT & SCHEDULE
6.1 Saturday and Sunday will be course racing. All competitors will race in one fleet. We plan to run no more than 3 races in a row and no more than 6 races in a day. Unless more races are agreed upon by the competitors.
6.2 Saturday May 12 1200 Skippers Meeting
1330 First Warning Class Flag
Sunday May 13 0900 Skippers Meeting
1030 First Warning Class Flag
1600 No racing started after this time
7 CLASS FLAGS
7.1 The class flag will be a Pink Flag
8.1 The intended race area will be Tampa Bay near the Skyway Bridge Option 1. If a wind forecast with any west component in it, we might move the venue to Pass-A-Grille Beach at 22nd Ave.- Option 2. A final announcement will be made at 1800 hours the night before racing.
9 COURSES & MARKS
9.1 Course is described in Attachment A – Official Description of Marks The WW Liquid Force and 2 Gate Marks will be Liquid Force Red & White Large Buoys
The Finish Pin will be located downwind of the Committee boat and is a Red Buoy. The Starting Pin will be a large Orange Buoy.
10 RESTRICTED AREAS
10.1 While at Pass-A-Grille beach, competitors shall only kite in the swim zone when going to or from the racecourse.
10.2 The swim zones are defined as obstructions.
10.3 A competitor that breaks this rule may not correct her error per RRS 28.1 and shall retire. This changes RRS 28.1.
11 THE START
11.1 The Starting Line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee Signal Boat and an inflatable mark set to port.
11.2 A competitor shall not start later than four minutes after her starting signal. A competitor that starts later than four minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS. This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.
The Race Committee may hail the sail number or jersey color/number of the competitor(s) identified on the course side of the starting line after the starting signal by loud hailer. The failure of a hail, the failure of a competitor hearing the hail or the order of the hails shall not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a).
13 THE FINISH
The Finish Line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee Signal Boat and a mark set downwind of the committee boat.
14 TIME LIMIT FOR EACH RACE
The Time Limit for each race for the first boat to sail the course and finish is 30 minutes. A competitor still racing 15 minutes after the first finisher shall be scored “Did Not Finish” (DNF) by the Race Committee. This changes rules 35, 63.1 and A5.
15 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
15.1 Protests and requests for redress are available at the beach Jury Desk, located near the notice board.
15.2 Protest and requests for redress shall be filed with the Jury within 60 minutes of the docking time of the finish boat. This time limit may be posted on the Official Notice Board.
15.3 Infringements of Sailing Instructions 1.3, 3 & 17 shall not be grounds for protest from one competitor to another, but may result in action from the Jury and or Race Committee.
16.1 Scoring will be according to the low point system in Appendix A of the Racing Rules of Sailing
16.2 There will be only 1 discard race after 6 races. This amends Appendix A
16.3 1 race is required to be completed to constitute a regatta.
17 SAFETY REGULATIONS
There may be a check in, check out procedure. If so the following will apply:
17.1 Check-out: Each competitor shall check-out each time they leave the shore with Race Committee on-shore official.
17.2 Check-in: Each competitor shall check-in each time within 30 minutes of the end of the time limit of the race when they return ashore by notifying in person a Race Committee Beach on-shore official.
17.3 The penalty for infringement of the Safety System shall be 5 points added to the nearest race. The competitor’s penalty score may be reduced to a 2-point penalty if a) the competitor who has not checked-out reports to the Race Committee Signal Boat before the warning signal of the first start for her class b) the competitor who has not checked in reports to the Race Office before the end of the protest time for her class
18 EQUIPMENT AND EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
18.1 Competitors may be required to fill out equipment forms listing what kite and boards they plan to use.
18.2 Unless otherwise directed by the organizing authority, boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.
19 DISPOSAL OF WASTE AND TRASH
No competitor shall discharge trash of any kind into the water. The penalty for a breach of this rule, which may include disqualification from a race, is at the discretion of the Protest Committee. This changes rules 60.1(a) and 64.1.
Prizes may be awarded based on participation.
21 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
21.1Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone. 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.
Attachment A – Official Description of Marks and Courses