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:
Cruising (spinnaker or non-spinnaker)
(b) The Cruising “Mother Lode” class for which 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 Category 4, which may be found here:
WFPHRF Class Rules.
2.4 Entries may be submitted on Commodore's Cup Regatta Entry or submit a paper form (available at TSS on Friday) no later than 1900 on 07 June 2019.
2.5 The entry fee is $60, and includes a regatta shirt and one dinner. Additional dinners and shirts will be available for purchase.
2.6 Entries received by 24 May, 2019 may deduct $10.
2.7 Members of US Sailing may deduct $5.
3 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
3.1 Friday, June 7
1900 Cruiser Class deadline to declare spinnaker.
2000 Competitors Meeting TSS Clubhouse.
3.2 Saturday, June 8
1100 Start time for first boat in sequence.
3.3 One race is scheduled for all classes.
4 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sailing Instructions will be posted at Tampa Sailing Squadron by 07 June 2019; will be posted on the Official Notice Board, and available at registration.
5 THE COURSES
5.1 All classes will sail a pursuit race on a random-leg course, with an approximately windward ¼ mile first leg.
5.2 The possible random-leg courses will be posted on the notice board by 1900 on Friday, 07 June 2019 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 call the race committee’s attention to it upon finishing.
7.1 A boat’s regatta score will be the finishing position within her class.
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: Gary Mull, 813--586-4279
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1730-1900 Hamburgers, free beer & soft drinks.
0800-0900 Fresh Cooked Breakfast: Eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit, coffee, juice & more.
1800 Dinner, trophies, and party.