Regatta Documents

Regatta documents are displayed below the table for reading online and may be downloaded for printing via the links in the table.

We have included the measurement checklist and crew weigh-in / liability form on this page for your information. 
These will be available during the registration & check-in process at Barrington Yacht Club.  In order to prevent confusion,
each boat must clearly indicate what days each crew member is sailing during the weigh-in, and all crew members sailing will be
required to sign the waiver of liability on the weigh-in form.

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Notice of Race - NOR
Sailing Instructions (SI)
Measurement Checklist
Crew Liability Waiver / Weigh-In List
Registration Table Check-in list
Regatta Program Book
Regatta Contacts (Click Name for Email)

Go-to Person 25-28 July
Vice Commodore Barrington YC
     Dave Materne 401.245.1181
Logistics
     Kathy Rotsky 201.310.6233
Race Committee
     Ron Hopkins 401.431.9290
Measurement
     Charlie Stoddard 401.965.2235
Barrington Yacht Club Office Manager
     Roberta Sullivan 401.245.1181
Treasurer
     John Howell 401.732.3100
Website
     Bill Kneller 401.225.2271

NOR (Revision 1.1 dated 9 Oct 2012)

Organizing Authority and Host:  Barrington Yacht Club, 25 Barton Avenue, Barrington, RI

 

1. RULES

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2 The J/30 Class Association Rules shall apply except as specifically changed in this Notice of Race or in the sailing instructions.

1.3 The J/30 Class Rule 5.14.1, Sailing Weight, the requirement for hull draft marks is waived.  Sailing weight may be determined by measurement.

1.4 The J/30 Class Rule, 6.7 Crew Weight Limit, is modified by adding, "In addition to meeting the crew weight limit, boats must sail with the same number of crew in each race.  Only crew substitutions declared by name and sailing date at registration will be permitted.  Exception may be made in case of illness, accident or other special circumstances upon written application and approval of the race committee".

1.5 The Protest Committee may impose suitable penalties, other that a disqualification, for violations of the Class Rules or other non-Part 2 rules.  This changes rule 64.1

1.6 Rule 63.1 and 64.1 will be changed to allow for an arbitration hearing and penalty for all breaches of Part 2 Rules.  Arbitration procedures will be fully described in the sailing instructions.

1.7 The sailing instructions may change other racing rules which will be described in full in the sailing instructions. 

2. ADVERTISING

2.1 Advertising is restricted as described in ISAF Regulation 20.5.3.  Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the Organizing Authority. 

3. ELIGIBILITY, ENTRY and FEES

3.1 Open to J/30's having qualified to represent a J/30 District in accordance with District qualifying procedures. 

3.2 Entry may be made on-line at http://j30.us/na2013/  under the "registration" menu.  Registration requires payment of a $50.00 entry fee deposit with the entry fee balance payable by 1 June 2013, and late entry fee balance accepted through 19 July 2013.  The entry fee includes the boat entry and social tickets for seven (7) people.  Additional social tickets may be purchased in advance until 19 July 2013.  A very limited number of tickets may be available at registration.

3.2.1 Entry and $575.00 payment by 1 June 2013 ($50.00 deposit plus $525.00 entry fee balance due).  US Sailing members with current membership are eligible to receive a $25 entry discount when the balance is paid,

3.2.2 Late entry and $675.00 payment after 1 June 2013 until 19 July 2013  ($50.00 deposit plus $625.00 late entry fee balance due).  US Sailing members with current membership are eligible to receive a $25 entry discount when the balance is paid.

3.3 To qualify as an entrant;

3.3.1 Completed entry form and fee by 1700, 19 July /2013

3.3.2 Meet ownership and class membership requirements, and by 1700, 25 July 2013,

 3.3.2.1 Boat in the water and rigged.

3.3.2.2 Completed inspection and Certificate of Measurement.

 3.3.3 Skipper and crew weigh-in and liability waivers signed by 0900, 26 July 2013.

3.4 Individual exceptions to the weigh-in, later measurement/inspection and signed release deadline must be approved by the Race Committee prior to the deadline.  Requests for exceptions shall be in writing. 

4. LOANER BOATS

4.1 A limited number of loaner boats will be available.  Loaner boat assignment will be made in a round robin fashion, one boat per district using the order of districts listed in the J/30 Class By-Laws, until all loaner boats are assigned. The district governors are responsible for indicating the priority of loaner boat assignments for their district, based on individual district qualifying requirements.  J/30 owners from the "Other" and "International" categories desiring a loaner boat should notify the J/30 Class President who will determine the priority of loaner boat assignments in those areas and represent them as a combined category assigned after "Eastern Great Lakes" in the round robin process.  In order to be considered for loaner boat assignment, an entry form must be completed and regatta registration paid.  Should a loaner boat not be available, the registration fee will be refunded.  Loaner boats assignments will be made no later than 21 June 2013. 

5. SCHEDULE

 

25 July

Saturday

27 July

0900-1700

1630-1800

1800-1830

1830

Registration & Measurement by Appointment

J/30 Board of Governors Meeting

Skippers Meeting @ BYC Clubhouse

Opening party @ BYC

1100

1830

Warning Signal for First Race

Banquet @ BYC

Friday

26 July

Sunday

28 July

0800-0900

1100

1830

Late Weigh in and Waivers (See NOR 3.4)

Warning Signal - First Race

Cookout @ BYC

1100

After Racing

Warning Signal - First Race

Awards Presentation @ BYC

 

6. MEASUREMENT

6.1 Boats shall be presented for measurement between 0900 and 1700 Thursday 25 July 2013 by appointment.  (Earlier measurement is available by appointment only upon application to the Regatta Measurer).

     6.1.1 Contact Charlie Stoddard, Measurer (email cstoddard@fcxperformance.com) (mobile phone 401-965-2235)

6.2 Sail certification, crew weight-in and signing of waivers will be conducted during measurement at the host club.   

7. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

7.1 Sailing instructions will be available at registration and may be posted at http://j30.us/na2013 under "Regatta Docs". 

8. VENUE and COURSES

8.2 The regatta will be sailed in upper Narragansett Bay.

8.3 Courses will be windward/leeward with windward offset marks and leeward gates as described in the sailing instructions. 

9. HAUL OUT

9.1 Boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta unless approved by the race committee upon written request. 

10. SCORING

10.1 The low point scoring system, Appendix A will apply.  One (1) race is required to constitute a regatta.  When fewer than six (6) races are sailed a boats score will be the sum of her scores from all races, with her worst score discarded if six races or more are sailed. 

11. PRIZES

11.1 First thru fifth overall and a trophy for the top all amateur skipper and crew.  Additional awards or prizes may be given at the sole discretion of the Organizing Authority and may be based on criteria other than the competition. 

12. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY and MEDIA RELEASE

12.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk.  See Rule 4, Decision to Race.  The organizing authority and committee will not accept any liability for material damage, personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.  A waiver shall be signed by all competitors and shall be considered one of the documents governing the regatta.

12.2 Competitors and crew members on competing boats grant, at no cost, the J/30 Class Association and the Barrington Yacht Club the absolute right and permission to use their name, voice, image, likeness, biographical material as well as representations of the boats in any media World-wide (being television, print, and internet media), including video footage, for the sole purposes of advertising, promoting, reporting and disseminating information regarding the J/30 North American Championship and the competitors and crew members participation in the event. 

ADDITIONAL REGATTA INFORMATION

 

BERTHING- Limited complimentary moorings will be available on a first-come, first served basis in the mooring field in the Barrington and Warren Rivers with complimentary launch service.  Reservations are required.  During peak periods before and after racing, skippers are requested to have themselves and one other person ferried to their boats via the launch, then transfer the remainder of the crew at the Barrington Yacht Club dock.  Due to the traffic anticipated, it is requested that dock time be limited and minimized as a courtesy to others.

 

BARRINGTON YACHT CLUB- Guest privileges will be established upon check-in for the entire crew.  All areas of the club will be available to those with guest privileges.  For more information, refer to the "logistics" portion of the regatta website http://j30.us/na2013.

 

For BYC information contact Roberta Sullivan, Office Manager at 401-245-1181.

email: roberta@barringtonyc.com

 

For regatta information contact Charlie Stoddard, 401-965-2235

email: cstoddard@fcxperformance.com

 

Barrington Yacht Club

25 Barton Avenue

Barrington, RI  02806

 

Directions and other club information:

http://www.barringtonyc.com

 

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Sailing Instructions (Rev RAH V2 dtd 9 June 2013)

2013 J/30 North American Championship

July 25-28, 2013

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Organizing Authority and Host: Barrington Yacht Club, 25 Barton Avenue, Barrington, RI  

1. RULES

1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.  

2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

2.1. Notices to competitors will be posted on the main notice board at the Barrington Yacht Club.  

3. CHANGES TO THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

3.1. Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted by 0900 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 the night before it will take effect.  

4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

4.1. Signals made ashore will be flown from the main flagpole at the Barrington Yacht Club.

4.2. When AP is displayed ashore, '1 minute' is replaced with 'not less than 60 minutes' in the race signal AP.

5. SCHEDULE OF RACES

5.1. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1100.

5.2. After the first race of the day, to alert boats that a race will begin soon, the orange line flag will be displayed with one sound at least five minutes before a warning signal is made.

5.3. Flag A displayed with no sound, while boats are finishing means 'No more racing today'.

5.4. On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 1530.

6. CLASS FLAG

6.1. The class flag will be the J/30 class flag or alternately numeral pennant 1.

7. RACING AREAS

7.1. SI Appendix 2 shows the location of the race rendezvous and approximate race location.

8. CHECK IN

8.1. All boats shall check in by sailing by the race committee signal boat and hail her sail number until acknowledged.

9. THE COURSES

9.1. The diagrams in SI Appendix 1 show the courses, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.

9.2. No later than the warning signal, the race committee signal boat will display the course number, the approximate compass bearing and the distance to the first mark.

10. MARKS

10.1. Original marks will be orange tetrahedrons.

10.2. The offset mark will be a small inflatable mark.

10.3. Change marks used in conjunction with rule 33 and instruction 12.1 will be yellow tetrahedrons.  

11. THE START

11.1. Races will be started by using rule 26.

11.2. The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag and the nearby mark, or if a boat, a staff displaying an orange flag.  

12. CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE

12.1. The change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing line) and remove the old mark as soon as practicable. When in a subsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.

13. THE FINISH

13.1. The finishing line will be between a staff displaying a orange flag on the race committee signal boat and the nearby mark.

14. PENALTIES AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT

14.1. The first two sentences of rule 44.1 are changed to: 'A boat may take a One-Turn Penalty when she may have broken a rule of Part 2 or rule 31 while racing. However, when she may have broken a rule of Part 2 while racing in the zone around a mark other than a starting mark, her penalty shall be a Two-Turns Penalty.'

15. PROTESTS and REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

15.1. Appendix T 2.1 and T 2.2 apply.

15.2. Appendix T 5 (arbitration) applies.

15.3. The time limit for filing protests is one hour after the race committee signal boat docks. The protest time limit will be posted on the notice board.

15.4. Protest and penalty acceptance forms will be available at the protest desk near the Williams Room at the Barrington Yacht Club. Protests and requests for redress and/or penalty acceptance forms as required by rule T2 shall be filed there within the appropriate time limit.

15.5. On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2.  

16. SCORING

16.1. The low point scoring system, Appendix A will apply. One (1) race is required to constitute a regatta. When fewer than six (6) races are sailed a boats score will be the sum of her scores from all races, with her worst score discarded if six races or more are sailed.  

17. SAFETY

17.1. A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

17.2. The RC VHF channel will be announced at the skipper briefing and initially posted each day on the signal boat until the orange line flag is hoisted.

17.3. Competitors are reminded that Narragansett Bay contains restricted and deep draft navigation channels and that sailing vessels do NOT have right-of-way over vessels under power that may be restricted in their ability to maneuver. Participation in this regatta does NOT provide standing over vessels that have right-of-way .  

18. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY and MEDIA RELEASE

18.1. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority and committee will not accept any liability for material damage, personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. A waiver shall be signed by all competitors and shall be considered one of the documents governing the regatta.

18.2. Competitors and crew members on competing boats grant, at no cost, the J/30 Class Association and the Barrington Yacht Club the absolute right and permission to use their name, voice, image, likeness, biographical material as well as representations of the boats in any media World-wide (being television, print, and internet media), including video footage, for the sole purposes of advertising, promoting, reporting and disseminating information regarding the J/30 North American Championship and the competitors and crew members participation in the event.

19. TIDE

Day Date High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Fri 26 Low 4:28 AM 0.4 5:34 AM Set 10:11 AM 86%
26 High11:30 AM 5.3 8:09 PM Rise 10:16 PM
26 Low 4:53 PM 0.1
26 High11:55 PM 5
Sat 27 Low 5:08 AM 0.1 5:35 AM Set 11:18 AM 78%
27 High12:23 PM 5.1 8:08PM Rise 10:48 PM
27 Low 5:44 PM 0.5
Sun 28 High12:46 AM 4.5 5:36 AM Set 12:22 PM 68%
28 Low 5:48 AM 0.2 8:07 PM Rise 11:20 PM
28 High 1:15 PM 4.8
28 Low 6:44 PM 0.8

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The checklist below will be used to assist Registration Check-in

Check-In Process:

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The checklist below will be used by the Fleet Measurer during Inspection & Measurement

Measurement Checklist
(Ref: J/30 National Class Rules)

Boat Name ____________________________________    Sail Number ________________

Skipper/owner _________________________________________

If Loaner Boat- Boat Name _______________________     Owner _____________________

Crew weight:__________1400 lbs max (§ 6.7)

Topsides
Bands: Mast ____ (§ 5.7.2)         Boom: _____ 3962 mm max = 155.98 in.=12’11.98” (§ 5.10.2)

Mast step ___ 1”min (§ 5.7.3)           Head stay: _____ 10935mm max = 35’10.5” (§ 5.8.2.1)

Mast deck position _____ 3505 +13mm = 11’6” + 0.5” stemhead tip to mast front edge (§5.7.3)
___Deck Tracks (§ 5.4.6)
___Pad eyes (4 pair max) (§ 5.4.1.1)

Safety gear “Coast Guard”, “One Design” and *2013 NA Required (§ 6.4)
___PFD for each crew member         ___fixed non-electric compass                  ___5 wood plugs
___Fire extinguisher (2)                     ___2 Gal. Buckets with lanyards (2)          ___Fog horn
___Throwable lifesaving device          ___Life Sling or horseshoe w/ whistle        ___VHF Radio
___Flares (Distress Signal)                ___6 Feet chain on anchor or rode            ___Anchor in well
___Nav lights                                    ___*Tool box and hack saw or cutters      ___*Hatch boards
___Manual bilge pump                      ___*radar reflector                                   ___Anchor rode
___First aid kit & manual                   ___*water resistant flashlight (2)                ___depth sounder

Interior equipment required (§ 5.3)
___Cushions (Main Cabin)                ___Storage bin covers                              ___Water tank
___Bulkhead door                             ___Folding tables                                      ___2 Batteries
___Stove (or equal)                           ___Liquor locker                                      ___Holding Tank
___Plastic sliders on storage shelves

Sails: (§ 5.12)
Main (§ 5.12.2)
________leech:  12.395M = 40’8”max (§ 5.12.2.2)
________width: 2621mm=8’7 3/16” max from leech midpoint to luff nearest point (§ 5.12.2.3)
________headboard width: 158mm = 6 ¼” max (§ 5.12.2.4)
___4 batten pockets with at least 2300mm =  7’6 ½”spacing between battens and nearest part of headboard and clew (§ 5.12.2.5)
___1 reef at least 2300mm = 5’6” above tack with at least two grommets (§ 5.12.2.6)
#1 Genoa (§ 5.12.5)
________LP 5250-5665mm = 17’ 2 11/16”-18’ 7” (§ 5.12.5.1)
________luff 10.670m = 35’ max (§ 5.12.5.4)
Spinnaker (§ 5.12.6.2)
________leech 10.515M = 34’6” max    ________half width at half height: 3429mm = 11’3”

_____________________________________         __________________
J/30 SNE District Fleet Measurer                                Date

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The form below will be signed by each crew member at weigh-in, with indication as to which crew members are sailing each day

Liability & Weigh-in Form

Boat Name: ______________________________
Sail Number: _______
Crew Member Names

Measured Weight

*ISAF Group 1 Amateur Status

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I acknowledge and accept the following statement:

WAIVER OF LIABILITY and ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK

In consideration of The Barrington Yacht Club (“BYC”), the J/30 Class Association and the J/30 Class Southern New England District (collectively, the “Regatta Organizers”) allowing me to participate in the 2013 J/30 North American Championship (the “Regatta”) to be held July 25-28, 2013, at BYC, I recognize and understand that the Regatta is voluntary in nature and participation is at the invitation of the Regatta Organizers. I recognize that I incur risks attendant to sail and water-related activities, particularly in cold weather, and I assume the risk of any bodily injury that I may incur while participating in the Regatta. I fully agree to waive any and all claims, charges, losses and liabilities, including those caused by negligence, that the Regatta Organizers, their respective officers, directors, trustees, employees, members, volunteers, sponsors or agents (collectively, the “Releasees”) might have, and agree that the Releasees shall not be liable, for any bodily injury to myself incurred while I am participating in the Regatta or which may arise from, or in any way be in connection with, the activities of the Regatta and/or the Regatta Organizers (collectively, the “Claims”).  I am aware that the activities may involve maneuvering a boat or other watercraft in deep waters in potentially hazardous conditions which may include, without limitation, cold water and/or air temperatures, strong winds and currents, high waves, sudden and unexpected immersion in deep waters and collision with other watercraft or stationary objects such as docks, pilings and buoys. I understand that I am responsible for my actions while I may be (1) participating in the Regatta and (2) on the grounds of BYC. 

Therefore, in accordance with section 7-6-9 of the Rhode Island General Laws, entitled "EXEMPTION FROM LIABILITY", I hereby release the Releasees, from any and all Claims that may arise during the course of the Regatta or any other contest or exhibition of an athletic or sports nature in connection with the Regatta and organized and held by the Regatta Organizers, and hereby acknowledge and assume the risk of any bodily injury to myself while participating in or practicing for the Regatta or any such contest or exhibition, either on the water or on shore.

I understand that by completing this form I am creating a legally binding document and agree to be bound by the terms in accordance with the laws of the State of Rhode Island where I will participate in the Regatta. My waiver of liability and acknowledgement of assumption of the risk is indicated by my signature on Page 1 of this document.

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