Notice of Race

The 2015 Victoria Coastal Bend Kick-Off Regatta

Hosted By:

The Coastal Bend Model Yacht Club
AMYA Club #334
Commodore, Jim Smith
Regatta Chairman, Eric Gregory

February 28th & March 1st 2015

(Practice/Tuning Day is the 27th)

The Event:    This event is an AMERICAN MODEL YACHTING ASSOCIATION (AMYA) sanctioned Green Chevron event.  This Regatta is limited to the first 40 registrations submitted.
Rules: Races are governed by the current International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) as modified by Appendix E, the prescriptions of US SAILING when they apply, and the rules of the VICTORIA CLASS and the “Sailing Instructions”.

  • All boats will be subject to Weigh-In and Visual Inspection.
  • All boats will/must comply with all Victoria Class Rules regarding equipment/performance criteria.
  • Local Rules that non-performance items will not be protestable will be in effect.
  • Local Yacht Club’s experienced racers will be on hand as Jury and Judges
Schedule: (Tentative) Friday    February 27th, 2015
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM –
Practice Racing7:00 PM –
Informal Welcome Dinner (P.Y.O.W.)
Texas A1 Steaks and Seafood
http://www.texasa1.com/
407 Cedar Drive, Portland, TX 78374
Saturday February 28th, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM –
Late Check Registration/ Coffee & Juice10:00 AM –
Skippers Meeting

10:30 AM –
Racing Begins

12:00 PM (Approx.) –
Lunch Break (1 Hr)

? – 5:00 PM –
Racing no later than…

7:30 PM –
Dinner Social (P.Y.O.W.) Fajitaville
http://www.fajitaville.com/
221 South Hotel Place,
Corpus Christi, TX 78402Sunday,  March 1st, 2015
8:00 AM –
Coffee & Juices9:30 AM –
Skipper’s Meeting

10:00 AM –
Continue Racing

12:00 Noon (Approx.) –
Lunch Break (1Hr)?

2:00 PM –
Racing no later than…

2:30 PM –
Raffle and Trophy Presentation

The Overview: 

Lake Thunder Tiger is a weedless rectangular shaped pond approximately 1500′ x 800′ and is on privately owned land not open to the general public.   It is surrounded by a sandy beach and it reaches 15’ of depth at its center.   Its waters are fresh and it maintains a fairly constant level.  There are no trees or obstructions to cause wind turbulence and the waters remain fairly flat even with the predominately stiff SE breeze.  Boat launches can be accomplished from our 10’ x 20’ floating pier.

The grounds are still fairly wild so parking will only be available off road on grass.

Rescue boats will be available and manned by experienced RC sailors who know how to handle RC boats during a rescue.  They also know how to stay out of the racers path during racing.

Our Race Director will be a total Hack from San Antonio.  Not much more to say here.

 Racing will run till approximately noon and then break for lunch (provided).  Volunteering from San Antonio will be the GREAT Tony Seta who will be cooking up a wonderful BBQ spread.  On Sunday we will be serving pizza.   We will have beer, sodas, and water for all racers during the two days.   Extra Meal Tickets will be available for purchase for additional family or guest at a minimal charge.   Racing will resume soon after lunch and run till approximately 5:00PM (Sat.) and 2:00PM (Sun.).  Trophy’s to follow on Sunday.

It’s impossible to predict the South Texas weather during Feb-Mar but it simply has to be better than practically any other place in the country.  Each year the Spring Break crowd seems to have no problem with the weather the week following our regatta.

So on behalf of the newly formed COASTAL BEND MODEL YACHT CLUB, I invite all to enjoy our event that we will be hosting for you and please feel free to contact me directly if any additional or specific info is needed.

Good Winds……… Eric Gregory, Regatta Chairman CBMYC 2015

Entry Fee/ Registration:

$55 Electronic Registration (Mandatory) beginning January 2nd, 2015 at 8pm and running through Midnight February 13th.  After February 13th Late Registrations will be accepted subject to availability with a Late Registration payment.  Payment will reserve your Frequency and should be made in advance.  Late Registration will cease at 10:00 PM on Friday, February 24th, and re-open at 8:00AM on Saturday at the Venue.

“Stand-By List”: In case all 40 Entry positions are filled, additional skippers will be placed on a “Stand-By” list in the order of their “Time Stamped” receipt thru the on-line registration process.  Such Skippers will be notified within an hour by e-mail that such action has been taken.  If and when an Entry position becomes available due to withdrawals of a previously entered Skipper, we (CBMYC) will attempt to notify you as soon as possible.

Frequency/Channel Assignment: The racing format being used cannot tolerate frequency conflicts. Frequency/Channel will be reserved/assigned on a “first come- first serve” basis in order of “Time Stamp” on the “On-Line“ registration form.  Skippers are requested to list additional available channels (as applicable) during their “On-Line” registration process, and bring listed channel crystals with them to the Regatta.

Entry Fee:

Registration fees will be taken via PayPal. After hitting the submit button on the electronic registration page you will automatically be redirected to a PayPal page.

If you prefer to mail in your submission please simply exit out of the PayPal page and contact Eric via e-mail at egregory@satx.rr.com .  He will provide you with a mailing address for your check.

Your registration fee of $55 includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Measurement:

Early Event Check-In & Measurement/Inspection* Opens Friday February 27th during practice at the lake. Race Day Check-In &

Check-In/Measurement/Inspection* will open at 8:00 AM February 28th and close at 9:30 AM.   Any measurement may be checked any time after visual inspection at the discretion of the “Official Measurer”.

* At this time it is encouraged that all Skippers make visual inspections of all competitors registered boats on display and file any technical/equipment protest at this time for review to the “Official Measurer” prior to Saturday’s posted Skippers Meeting time. No such/similar Protest may be filed after this time.

Skippers Meeting: Saturday  28th, 10:00 AM             First Race: 10:30AM
Sunday    1st,    9:30 AM                 First Race: 10:00AM
Scoring:

Low point scoring will be used.  1 point for 1st place, 2 points for 2nd place, 3 points for 3rd place, etc…

Racing:

Minimum Races: 3 races (Weather Permitting) Constitutes a Regatta.  (HMS A/B Heats will make up 1 race)

Last Race: Saturday 28th,  No Race To Start After 5:00 PM
Sunday   1st,      No Race To Start After 2:00 PM

Discards:
1 after 4 races sailed,
2 after 8 races sailed,
3 after 16 races sailed,
4 after 24 races sailed.

 Awards: 1st through 3rd (Minimum) trophy places.
Scoring Format: The HMS Heat Management System will be used if 18 or more skippers are entered on race day. Sail Identification (per Class Rules) required.
Location: Coastal Bend Model Yacht Club (AMYA #334) on Lake Thunder Tiger, Aransas Pass, TXThe address of the sailing site is:
2724-2760 Texas 35, Aransas Pass, TX 78336
(Not a mailing address, use for map searching only! )GPSCoordinates for Sailing Venue:
Lat: 27°56’01.8″N      Lon: 97°10’55.6″WClick here for Maps and Driving Directions to The Regatta Site Location
Notice:  Our alternative sailing site is in salt water.

Hotel:

EVENT HOST HOTEL:
Best Western Plus – North Shore Inn
1707 Highway 181, Portland, TX 78374
Reservation – (361) 777-3100
Reservation by Function Name – “Coastal Bend Model Yacht Club”  -Rate = $109/night   (Dropping…)Note: The Trip Advisor Website was offering better prices that the rate originally offered to us by the hotel manager.  We plan to call them and rework the deal.
Extra: Food, Beverages and Raffle Tickets

Note:  It is appreciated that during the On-Line Registration process that any “extra meals be purchased at that time so we can better plan and assure that your needs are taken care of.

Extra Lunch/Drinks Tickets can be purchased for $15.00/day; Drinks will be available all day during event.

Raffle:

This will be a constant “Work In Progress” by our Club members through out the year. Stay tuned for updates on Grand Prizes as they are obtained. One free raffle ticket will be included along with your registration.  Extra Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Venue prior to the raffle.

So far we have received 3 donations from Creative Leather for the raffle.  More information soon.

Parking: Competitors may park next to their tents on the beach at the sailing venue.
Additional Information: If Any Additional Information Is Needed Please E-Mail Eric Gregory, Regatta Chairman:  egregory@satx.rr.com