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2012 Ephraim Regatta Notice of Race

2012 Ephraim Regatta Notice of Race

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NOTICE OF RACE
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Revised 6/28/2012107
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Annual Ephraim Regatta and Flying Scot Midwest District ChampionshipEphraim Yacht Club, Ephraim, WisconsinAugust 3-5, 2012
1.
 
Rules.
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.
2.
 
Disclaimer of Liability.
Competitors compete in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4,Decision to Race. The Ephraim Yacht Club and its members, officers, directors, and volunteers willnot accept any liability for damage to property or for personal injury or death sustained inconjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
3.
 
Eligibility.
The Ephraim Regatta is open to all boats of the Flying Scot class. The Flying Scot Single-Handed Midwest District Championship (sailed separately from the Ephraim Regatta) and the FlyingScot Midwest District Championship (sailed concurrently with the Ephraim Regatta) are open to allboats of the Flying Scot class whose helmsman is a current member of the FSSA and has his or herprimary address is in the Midwest District.
4.
 
Registration.
Eligible boats may register at any time until 9:00 AM August 4, online at:
www.eyc.org/racing
 On-site registration will be available at the EYC from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, August 3 andfrom 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 4. All boats should come to on-site registration to
collect a competitor’s packet and a copy of the sailing instructions.
 
5.
 
Fees.
Registration is $75, or $85 for those who register after August 1, 2012. Discounts areavailable for US Sailing members ($5) and skippers age 18 or under ($15). Your registration feeentitles you to a free continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and two admissions to theSaturday evening Bratfest. Lunches for Saturday and Sunday can be purchased during registration;additional Bratfest tickets are available at the door.
6.
 
Schedule.DATE TIME DESCRIPTIONFriday August 3 3:30 PM Warning signal, first singlehanded race.Up to three races back-to-back.Friday August 3 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Registration at the EYCFriday August 3 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Regatta Welcome Party at the parkacross the street from the EYC (moreinfo below)Saturday August 4 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Registration at the EYCSaturday August 4 8:00 AM Free coffee and donuts for competitorsat the EYC
 
 Saturday August 4 9:30 AM Competitors meeting at EYCSaturday August 4 11:00 AM Warning signal, first Saturday race. Upto three races may be held with no lunchbreakSaturday August 4 6:00 PM Bratfest party (more info below)Sunday August 5 8:00 AM Free coffee and donuts for competitorsat the EYCSunday August 5 10:00 AM Warning signal, first Sunday race. Up totwo races may be held with no lunchbreak. No race will be started after 1:30PM.Sunday August 5 Immediately followingcompletion of scoringAwarding of prizes at the EYC7.
 
Courses.
The courses will be described in the sailing instructions. They will be windward/leeward.
 8.
 
Sailing Instructions.
The sailing instructions will be available at registration and will be posted atwww.eyc.org/racing.
 9.
 
Sailing Area.
The sailing area will be the waters of Eagle Harbor in the vicinity of the Ephraim YachtClub.
 10.
 
Scoring; Minimum Races.
No scores shall be excluded. One race shall constitute a regatta.
 11.
 
Berthing.
All boats will be dry-sailed, except boats which have private wet moorings in EagleHarbor.
 
 
All visiting Flying Scots will be dry-berthed at the EYC except if the EYC runs out of space.
Visiting Flying Scots upon arrival in Ephraim must proceed directly to the EYC. Do not leave your
 
boat at the
Village of Ephraim’s Firehouse Ramp and parking lot (1/2 mile south of the EYC on Hwy.
 
42) unless you have first stopped at the EYC and have been instructed by a regatta official that there
 
is no further space at the EYC. Visiting Flying Scots should bring their own lifting bridles. The EYCwill provide towing to the end of the channel and back in, before and after racing on Saturday andSunday, for Scots launched at the Firehouse ramp.
 12.
 
Radio Communication.
Except in an emergency, a boat while racing shall neither make radiotransmissions nor receive radio communications. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
13.
 
Prizes.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
 Flying Scots
 Flying Scot Singlehanded Midwest Championship: First two places.Flying Scot Midwest District Championship: First five places.107
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Annual Ephraim Regatta:
 
First five placesVail Cup - Winner of the first raceCharlie Sauter Trophy - Winner of the last racePedar Knudson Trophy - Highest placing husband and wife teamSturgis Trophy - Highest placing skipper age 18 or under
14.
 
Lunches.
Lunches, soft drinks and bottled water will be available for purchase at the EYC onSaturday and Sunday morning prior to racing. We recommend that due to limited supply of lunchesthat you purchase your lunches when you pre-register for the regatta.
15.
 
Social Events.
 a.
 
Friday Night Welcome Party
. This party will be held at the park across the street from the EYC,beginning at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 3. Cost is $10 each ($5 for children under 11), payableat the head of the food line. The menu will include shredded pork sandwiches with potatosalad, baked beans and cookies for dessert. BYO adult beverages if desired.b.
 
Legendary Saturday Night Bratfest
. 6:00 PM. $12 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5and under are free). Two admissions included in each registration; additional admissionspayable at the door. Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and softdrinks, volleyball, music, and great company. Hosted by the Klein family. Location: 3282Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek, WI. Directions from the EYC: South on Hwy. 42 to intersection withMaple Grove Road. Left (east) on Maple Grove to intersection with Gibraltar Road. Right onGibraltar Road to 3282. Look for the flags on the side of the road.
16.
 
Parking.
Unfortunately, the EYC has limited space. However, additional public parking isavailable at Anderson Dock just 75 yards north of EYC. Also, public parking is available in the loton Spruce Street, across from the Village Information Center just 75 yards south of EYC.
TheEphraim Yacht Harbor (which owns the two piers immediately to the south of the EYC pier) isnot affiliated with EYC in any way and, therefore, its private parking places are not availableto EYC members or guests. Never park in EYH spaces or block EYH spaces.
Except when
dropping off or picking up boats, it is forbidden to drive down the EYC’s driveway, and it is
forbidden to stop on the shoulder at the top of the driveway. Ple
ase park at Anderson’s Dock or
the Village Information Center lot, and walk the short distance to the EYC.
17.
 
Piers.
The EYC only owns the pier extending from its clubhouse. The two piers immediately tothe south are owned by the Ephraim Yacht Harbor, a separate entity. Never tie up to an
 
Ephraim Yacht Harbor pier. Please help the EYC stay on good terms with its neighbors! Be sureto bring plenty of fenders for your boat.
18.
 
Chandleries:
 a.
 
Yacht Works. The closest marine supply store is Yacht Works at 10967 North Bay ShoreDrive (Hwy. 42) in Sister Bay. Sister Bay is one town north of Ephraim. It takesapproximately 15 minutes to drive there from Ephraim. Telephone: (920) 854-2124.b.
 
West Marine. The next closest store is West Marine at 1449 Green Bay Road in SturgeonBay. Sturgeon Bay is south of Ephraim and is the gateway to the northern Door Countypeninsula. (You must drive through Sturgeon Bay to get to Ephraim.) It takes approximately

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