NOTICE OF RACE
East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championship 2008
US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival
July 16-18, 2008
Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, Martha's Vineyard, MA
The East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championship, a US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival Event, will be hosted by the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club on the Island of Martha's Vineyard July 17-18, 2008 (Thursday-Friday). There will also be an optional windsurfing/racing clinc July 16 (Wed) and a separate Long Distanc Race July 19 (Sat). The Long Distance Race is part of the Vineyard Cup (www.VineyardCup.com), and is open to all ages on any windsurf gear.
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008, including U.S. Windsurfing Association Prescriptions, and the Sailing Instructions.
2 ELIGIBILITY, EQUIPMENT, and ENTRY
July 17-18, 2008
All competitors must be under 19 years of age (have not reached their nineteenth birthday prior to December 31, 2007) and must be members of US Sailing (for U.S. citizens). The competition will be held on Techno 293 One Designs. Open rigs are permitted under the following USWA prescriptions below.
Under 12 (U12) years old - Maximum sail size 6.0m
Under 15 (U15) years old - Maximum sail size 7.5m
Under 17 (U17) years old - Maximum sail size 8.5m
Under 19 (U19) years old - Maximum sail size 9.5m
A minimum of three competitors is necessary to constitute an age group class. Otherwise, age groups will be combined.
2.1a Per Techno 293 Class Rules as modified by USWA, sails with more than 3 cambers and/or 7 battens are prohibited
2.1b Only masts from the approved class list with no more than 75 percent carbon and weight equivalents are permitted.
2.1c Booms are restricted to alloy/aluminum construction � note that carbon booms are not permitted under class rules
2.1d Only original fins or manufacturers' replacements permitted. The maximum fin size under class rules is 46 cm.
2.1e Techno 293 Class Rules are available at http://www.techno293.org/ Sail sizes have been modified by USWA prescriptions.
2.2 Techno 293 One Design Boards are available to charter for $75 (does not include rig) by advance registration on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Nevin Sayre at email@example.com. It is best to bring your own rigs as very limited charter rigs are available.
3.1 Entry Fee for Registrations postmarked or received by June 30th - $75
Entry Fee for Registrations postmarked or received after June 30th - $90
Entry fee includes July 16 clinic, and registrtation to the regatta July 17 & 18. Two
lunches and one dinner is included.
3.2 Separate Vineyard Cup Windsurfing Long Distance Race, July 19th, is $40 to benefit.
Sail Martha's Vineyard. www.VineyardCup.com
4.1 July 16, 2008 1100-1200 Registration and Check-in at VHYC
1300-1800 Special windsurfing/racing Clinic
July 17, 2008 0830-0930 Check in at VHYC
0930 Sailors meeting
1000 First Possible Warning Signal
July 18, 2008 0830-0930 Check in at VHYC
0930 Sailors meeting
1000 First Warning Signal
Separate Vineyard Cup Long Distance to benefit Sail Martha's Vineyard:
July 19, 2008 0830-0930 Check in for separate Vineyard Cup
0930 Sailors meeting
1030 First possible Warning Signal (TBD)
6.1 Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, Owen Little Way, Vineyard Haven is the host of the East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships.
6.2 Racing will be on Vineyard Haven Harbor or alternatively in the VH Lagoon for severe weather.
7 THE COURSES
7.1 The courses will be described in the Sailing Instructions.
8.1 The Low-Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A, will be used.
8.2 Competitors will have one race discarded for every four races completed.
8.3 2 races are required to constitute the Championship.
9 PRIZES Prizes will be awarded to competitors placing in respective divisions.
10 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race. The event organizers, Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, its employees, volunteers, and staff will not accept any liability for damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
A limited amount of housing in private homes is available to competitors in the East Coast Windsurfing Championships on a first come, first serve basis. The earlier we know you need housing the better.
12 TRAVEL TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD
This is peak season on the island of Martha's Vineyard so getting there can be a challenge, but once you're there everything will be easy. You will not need a car on the Vineyard as we can pick you up from the ferry and everything is within walking distance of Vineyard Haven Yacht Club. The best ferry service is from Woods Hole, MA to Vineyard Haven. See www.steamshipauthority.com for ferry schedules and parking information
There are three options for air travel. Fly to Boston Logan airport and take bus from Logan airport to Woods Hole on Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus www.peterpanbus.com The bus service is easy and picks up right at the terminal and drops off right at the Woods Hole ferry. There are also flights direct to Martha's Vineyard. Third option is to fly to Providence, RI but bus/ferry service requires connections.
For groups of kids, we may be able to arrange pick up by boat from Falmouth Town Pier.
13 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact Charlie Felder, VHYC, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nevin Sayre, NSayre@aol.com
The East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships concluded Friday after two days of racing and a clinic on Wednesday.
This championship was a US Sailing Junior Olympic Regatta and featured kids from all around the nation. Hosted by the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club in Martha's Vineyard. The racing saw mostly light air and the most significant breeze on Friday. The principle race officer for the event was former World Windsurfing Champion Nevin Sayre. The Wednesday clinic was put on by senior instructor trainer, Britt Viehman, from Florida.
Gold fleet enjoyed a variety of wind conditions and race courses including some slalom downwind legs.
After nine races and one throwout, in first place overall for the gold fleet was local girl Solvig Sayre. Second was Austin Emer from Clearwater Florida.
Silver fleet introduced many youngsters to racing for the first time and featured reaching starts, gybing around a single mark and then reaching back to the finish.
Overall (14 competitors):
1) Solvig Sayre (10)
2) Austin Emer (18)
3) Alex Herring (28)
1) Solvig Sayre
2) Alex Herring
3) Patrick Bryan (29)
1) Austin Emer
2) Kaylen Vallentyne (74)
3) Nicole Bussard (97)
1) Christopher Waldo (66)
2) Marion Lepert (66)
1) Rasmus Sayre (50)
2) Elie Jordi (68)
Silver fleet (11 competitors, 10 races, two throwouts):
1) Nick Watts (13 points)
2) Eli Hanschka (15)
3) Ben Nivala (18)
Photos of the event are featured here:
Windsurfing Task Force, Chairman