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Tampa Sailing Squadron is a private, member-owned sailing club located in Apollo Beach, Florida.
Members enjoy many activities such as club racing, regattas, cruising and many other social events.

Rumgatta Registration

35th Pusser’s Rum-gatta

October 6, 2018

Organized by
Tampa Sailing Squadron, Apollo Beach, Florida

1         RULES
           The series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
2.1     The regatta is open to:
(a)  Boats with valid WFPHRF certificates in these classes:
Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker
Racer-Cruiser and Doublehand
Cruiser (spinnaker or non-spinnaker)
           (b)  The Cruising, Non-spin “Mother Lode” class, where ratings will be assigned by the Organizing Authority.
2.2     Classes may be combined or sub-divided at the sole discretion of the Organizing Authority.
2.3     Boats shall meet the qualifications of WFPHRF, Race Course Category 4, which may be found here: 
2.4     Entries may be submitted on Rumgatta Entry or submit a paper form (available at TSS on Friday) no later than 1900 on October 5th.
2.5     The entry fee is $60 ($45 for Doublehand), and includes a regatta shirt, and one dinner.  Additional dinner tickets are $15; shirts are $20 and will be available for purchase at TSS and at Rumgatta Entry.
2.6     Entries received by October 1st, may deduct $10.
2.7     Members of US Sailing may deduct $5.
3.1     Friday, October 5th
           1700-1900 Registration
           1730-1900 Hamburgers, free beer & soft drinks
           1900          Cruiser Class deadline to declare spinnaker
           2000          Competitors Meeting
3.2     Saturday, October 6th
           0800-0900 Fresh cooked breakfast, eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee, juice and more
           1000            First Start for Cruising and Mother Lode
1000            Warning signal for Racer-Cruiser and Doublehand
1100            First warning signal for drop-mark course Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker
1800            Dinner, trophies, and party
3.4     Three races are scheduled for Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker.
Sailing Instructions will be posted at Tampa Sailing Squadron by October 5; will be posted on the Official Notice Board, and available at registration.
5         THE COURSES
5.1     The Cruising and Mother Lode classes will sail a pursuit race on a random-leg course.  The Racer-Cruiser and Doublehand classes will sail a random-leg course.  The Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker classes will sail windward-leeward courses on a drop-mark course.
5.2     The random-leg courses will be posted on the notice board by 1900 on Friday, and distributed at the competitors meeting.
In all classes the Scoring Penalty of rule 44.3 will replace all Turns Penalties.  To accept a Scoring Penalty, a boat must promptly display a yellow flag, and shall call the race committee’s attention to it upon finishing.
7         SCORING   
7.1     A boat’s regatta score will be the total of her race scores.
7.2     One race is required to be completed to constitute a regatta in each class.
8         PRIZES
Prizes will be presented in each class based on the number on entries.
Competitors in this event are participating entirely at their own risk.  See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any responsibility for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.  By participating in this event, each competitor (skippers and crews) agree to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor's participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.  
Regatta Chair: Oscar Rivas, Ph. 941-468-3317