49er & 49erFX US National Championships
Oyster Bay, NY, USA
22 – 26 August, 2013
The Organizing Authority is Oakcliff Sailing in conjunction with the
North American 49er Class Association and the North American
NACRA 17 Class Association.
NOTICE OF RACE
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing
1.2 RRS Appendix P, Immediate Penalties for breaking Rule 42, will apply
1.3 For the medal race, ISAF Addendum Q (as posted on the official notice board) takes
precedence over any conflicting instructions.
1.4 The Class and Championship Rules of the International 49er Class and the NACRA
17 Class Association will apply. IHC stickers will not be required on masts and sails
as well as country flags on sails.
1.5 US Sailing Prescriptions 61.4, 67, 70.5 (a) and 76.1 will apply.
1.6 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the Organising
3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 Competitors shall comply with ISAF Eligibility Rules.
3.2 All competitors shall be fully paid-up members of the International 49er Class or
NACRA 17 Class Association as applicable to the fleet they are racing in. Dues can
be paid at: http://www.regattanetwork.com/membermgmt/49ER/membership_registration_start.php
3.3 Entries should be received by the Organizing Authority no later than 23rd August
2013, online registration can be found:
3.4 Competitors can enter by completing the attached registration form and returning it to
Entry Fee: $150.00 (until 1st August 2013), $200.00 (after 1st August 2013)
5. FORMAT OF RACING
5.1 The Championship will consist of a championship series and a medal race. The top
ten finishers in the championship series will advance to the medal race.
5.2 The format of racing will be detailed in the Sailing Instructions.
6. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6.1 The Championship schedule will be as follows:
Thursday 22 August 0800 Boat Park Opens
1600-1700 Media in boat park (Sailing Team Uniforms)
1730 Opening Ceremonies (Shore Team Uniforms
or Smart Casual Dress)
1800 Dinner (2 tickets included, additional tickets may be
Friday 23 August 0900 – 1800 Measurement/Registration/Inspection
1500 Practice Race
Saturday 24 August 0900 Competitors meeting
1100 Championship Races
Sunday 25 August 1100 Championship Races
Monday 26 August 1100 Championship Races
1500 Medal Races
Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony as soon
as possible after the end of Medal Races
6.2 On Monday 26 August there will be no warning signal after 1700
7.1 All boats may be inspected for class rules compliance prior to racing, according to the
Schedule of Events.
7.2 For the 49er and FX only one set of sails and one forestay shall be used throughout
the duration of the Championship.
7.3 Equipment shall only be replaced with permission of the Jury.
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7.4 For the 49erFX class only, prototype equipment is permitted and in such, sails and
masts do not require ICA stickers.
8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Sailing Instructions will be available at registration and online.
The 2013 NACRA 17, 49er & 49erFX US National Championship will be held at
Oakcliff Sailing – Long Island Sound, Oyster Bay, NY, USA.
10. THE COURSES
All courses will be windward/leeward with a gate at the leeward end of the course,
with boats finishing to starboard of the race committee vessel.
11. PENALTY SYSTEM
RRS 44.1 and RRS P2.1 are changed so that the Two-Turns penalty is replaced by a
12. SCORING AND FORMAT
12.1 The Low Points Scoring System of RRS Appendix A will apply.
12.2 At least 1 race is required to be completed to constitute the Championship. When 5 or
more championship series races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be
the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
12.3 In medal races, a boat’s score shall be double the number of points specified in RRS
Appendix A4.1, and the score for that race shall not be excluded from the series
12.4 Ties in the series score between boats with different medal race point scores shall be
broken in favour of the boat that scored better in the medal race. This changes
12.5 At the discretion of the Organising Authority, the final round(s) may be of an
13. SUPPORT BOATS
13.1 Support boats shall be registered with the Organising Authority and will be required to
comply with local legislation and event support boat regulations. Moorings for support
boats may be available thru Oakcliff Sailing. Team leaders/coaches shall complete
on-site registration at the race office at the venue.
13.2 All support boats shall clearly display the 3 letter national code of their ISAF Member
National Authority at all times while afloat. The minimum height for the letters shall be
13.3 If called upon support boats will be required to act as rescue boats.
Prizes will be announced and awarded at the end of the finals for the first three places
in each fleet (NACRA 17, 49er & 49erFX). The top US 49er team will be awarded the
perpetual US 49er National Championship trophy.
15. RADIO COMMUNICATION
Except in an emergency a boat shall neither make nor receive radio transmissions,
text messages or cellular phone calls while racing.
Each participating boat shall present a valid insurance certificate showing proof of
third party liability coverage of at least USD 1,000,000 (or equivalent) per incident.
17. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision
to Race. The Organising Authority will not accept ant liability for material damage or
personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the
18. MEDIA RIGHTS, CAMERAS AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
18.1 By participating in the Championship competitors automatically grant to the
Organising Authority, NACRA 17 and the International 49er Class Association and
their sponsors, the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at
their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other
reproductions of the athlete during the period of competition without compensation.
18.2 Boats may be required to carry cameras, sound equipment or positioning equipment
as specified by the Organising Authority.
18.3 Competitors may be required for interviews and press conferences at the
19. FURTHER INFORMATION
1. Charter Boats
Upon request charter boats will be available from the Oakcliff Sailing. Interested parties shall
contact Luther Carpenter, email@example.com . Luther for Nacra and 49er?
Parties can also contact class president Trevor Parekh, firstname.lastname@example.org for charters.
2. Racing area : Cold Spring Harbor, West Harbor or Long Island Sound off Bayville.
3. General Info :
Please see: http://www.oakcliffsailing.org/about/logistics
4. Organizing Authority
4 South St, Oyster Bay, NY, USA, 11771 • 516-802-0368 • email@example.com •
49erNA Class Association
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www.49erNA.org • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • +1 514 944 1705
NACRA 17 Class Association
Lenandro Spina firstname.lastname@example.org 401 835 1651
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