Wednesday Night Sailboat Races

From April 5 to September 13, 2017

Clear Lake Racing Association

NOTICE OF RACE 2017

1.     RULES

a. These races will be governed by the rules as defined in the US Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, any applicable published rules of a participating one design class, and as modified by the sailing instructions.

b. Changes to these rules shall be posted online at web site www.clearlakeracing.org. .

2.     ADVERTISING

a.     This event shall permit advertising as defined by ISAF Regulation 20. Any advertising and anything advertised shall meet generally accepted moral and ethical standards.

3.     SCHEDULE

a.     One race per class, each racing night

b.     Warning signal for the first race will be at 6:15 pm.

c.      There are four (4) races scheduled per series and five (5) series with a bye week after each series for the season. see published calendar

d.     Races may be cancelled for individual classes, or for the fleet, for safety reasons, low water, or non-competitive conditions, or other reasons. No race may start later than 40 minutes prior to the official sunset time.

e.      The party is never cancelled!

4.     CLASSES

a.     Three annual registered boats(as of Skipper’s meeting) are required to retain any class listed below.

b.     Expected classes are:

i. One design:C22, J22, J24,

ii.Portsmouth: Boardboats/Multihulls,

iii.Handicap Keelboats: All Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker A, Non-Spinnaker B (Designed as a beginner class for competitors with less than five (5) years racing experience)

iv. Any new class

c. Forming a new class or splitting an existing class will require five annual-registered boats and a designated representative to meet with PRO.

5.     ELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION

Registration is on-line at www.clearlakeracing.org

a.This is an open regatta. The regatta is open to all keelboats, boardboats, and multihulls . The depth of the lake is about 5 feet.

b.  If no handicap info is available, the race committee will assign a rating which may be adjusted for experience..

c. This event is run according to US Sailing practices. US Sailing membership is encouraged, but is not required.

d. Familiarity with the Racing Rules of Sailing is assumed.  Commitment to Fair Sailing and the Corinthian Spirit of these rules is required.

e.  Advance registration, including timely payment, is required. Payment may be made by cash, check or PayPal(our preference):

i. In person cash or check at Winter Seminars, Opening Party/Skipper Meeting, or before 9 PM after race

 ii.By check(If check is mailed, please send confirming email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 Mail to:CLRA, PO Box 1189, Kemah, TX 77565

iii.  PayPal(preferred): go to Paypal.com, look for personal transfer of money.  You are sending your fees to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

f.       Fee Schedule

Period

# Races

US Sailing Member

 Non-member

Year (before Skipper’s meeting)*

20

$185.00

 $220

Year (After Skipper’s  meeting)

20

$200.00

 $220

Youth(all<18 at season end)

20

$100.00

$100

Series

4

$45.00

 $50

Night

1

$15.00

 $20

Late

each time

 $5.00

 $5

Other discounts may be given at RC discretion.  Junior discount requires nightly check-in. Juniors racing  may show ID or parent for $10 nightly fee

6.     SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

a.     Official 2017 Sailing instructions will be posted on the CLRA website, and for the racer's convenience, unofficial hard copies distributed at the Competitor’s Briefing.

b.     Competitors are responsible for the then current Sailing instructions, changes to which will be posted on the CLRA web site as required.

7.     NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

a.     Notices to Competitors will be posted on the CLRA web site no later than 1 PM of the day it takes affect. Notices may also be found on our Facebook page: Clear Lake Racing Association.

8.     SAILING AREAS/COURSES

a.     All races will be conducted in the limits of Clear Lake, starting and finishing near the Villa Capri Restaurant.

b.     Specific courses to be sailed will be detailed in the Sailing Instructions and on unofficial course schematics which will be available online and at the Skippers meeting. 

9.     SCORING

a.     We will use a new simplified High Point Scoring

b.     The sum of each competitor’s (boat’s) series scores will be used to determine the end of year Class Champion. Each series score will include one throwout.

c.      All classes shall be scored either as one-design or using wind-indexed Portsmouth yardstick or another nationally published handicap converted to a time-on-time (TOT) factor.

d.       One race constitutes a series

e.     Handicap adjustment may be made and may be based on previous year’s performances as well as on current results with adjustment applied as often as each race. Similar boats will receive the same handicap.

10.  AWARDS

a.     Awards are made nightly, by series, and annually for each class, depending on Sponsorship availability.  There are special awards annually for outstanding performance and for crew performance.

b.     The breakdown for number of boats per prize award may change. Class awards are scheduled to be awarded as follows.

i. 3 to 4 boats competing: 1st place only

ii. 5 to 6 boats competing: 1st and 2nd place

iii. 7 to 8  boats competing: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

iv. 9 or more boats competing: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th place

A list of changes from prior years will be posted on the web site.  Known changes so far:

·        Scoring simplified for race, series and championship

·         Course layouts minor changes to East end layout

QUESTIONS:     use “Contact us” on this web site or Contact Scott Tuma, PRO at (281)705-3712 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.