NOTICE OF RACE
35th Pusser’s Rum-gatta
October 6, 2018
Tampa Sailing Squadron, Apollo Beach, Florida
The series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 The regatta is open to:
(a) Boats with valid WFPHRF certificates in these classes:
(b) The Cruising, Non-spin “Mother Lode” class, where ratings will be assigned by the Organizing Authority.
Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker
Racer-Cruiser and Doublehand
Cruiser (spinnaker or non-spinnaker)
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 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
3.1 Friday, October 5th
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.
4 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
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.
6 PENALTY SYSTEM
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.
7.1 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.
Prizes will be presented in each class based on the number on entries.
9 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
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.
10 FURTHER INFORMATION
Regatta Chair: Oscar Rivas, Ph. 941-468-3317