Western Carolina Sailing Club
Junior Championship 2020
Notice of Race/Sailing Instructions
Saturday of Labor Day Weekend
Rules - This regatta will be governed by RRS 2017-2020, the prescriptions of the US Sailing Association and the sailing instructions.
Eligibility - Open to all WCSC Juniors. Junior eligibility ends the year of the 19th birthday. To clarify, if the sailor turns 19 between and including January 1st or December 31st of 2020 the sailor is not a Junior for the entire year of 2020. Junior sailor must have been eligible for 2020 Junior Sailing Camp whether sailor attended or not.
Registration – Registration can be completed on the club website/calendar. Register for Champs using the link for the event dated Sept, 5, 2020. Registration deadline is Monday, August 31, 2020. There is no registration fee.
Eligible Boats – The Junior Championship will be sailed in Lasers and Sunfish. This year, 420's will not be used due to the Covid virus to encourage social/sailing distancing. The Laser sailors may sail standard full rig, radial or 4.7. WCSC has several Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 rigs for loaning on a first come basis. Please indicate what you will be sailing when registering.
Borrowed Boats – If you will need to borrow a boat for the races please contact me well in advance so that appropriate plans can be made to secure boats.
Number of Races – Five will be attempted. One will count if weather does not cooperate.
Schedule of Events –
September 5, 2020 - 10:00 Competitors Meeting at the Tiki Deck in the main parking lot.
Having boat rigged and ready to go prior to 10:00 is suggested.
September 5, 2020 - 11:00 First Race followed by additional races.
Starting Line/Course Marks – Starting line will be between the orange flag on the Race Committee and a red sphere. The class flags and course marks will be identified and reviewed at the Competitors meeting on Saturday.
Race Course – Windward –Leeward (W) or Windward-Leeward X 2 (W2). Course description sheet will be provided at the Competitors meeting on Saturday. Course W or W2 as well as the color and shape of the weather mark to be used will be displayed from stern of the Race Committee boat prior to the starting sequence.
W - From Starting Line, to Windward Mark, to the Finish Line. Marks will be left to port.
W2 - From Starting Line, to Windward Mark, to Leeward Mark, back to the Windward Mark, back to the Finish Line. Marks will be left to port.
Scoring – Depending on registration trophies will be awarded for all classes. The Junior Championship will be scored using the Portsmouth Handicap System thereby allowing the Overall Junior Champion to come from the Laser or Sunfish fleet. The low point system will be used with no scores being discarded.