Gulfport Yacht Club  

                4638 Del Rio Way S.  Gulfport , Florida   33711




   April 27-28, 2013

I.   Organizing Authority- Gulfport Yacht Club.

2.  Racing area shall be lower Boca Ciega Bay. Staging area shall be Gulfport Beach. Boats may stage at the beach area starting at noon on Friday, April 26 until Sunday April 28 at 1700.

3.   Rules for racing shall be the 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing, (except as changed by the Sailing Instructions), the Prescriptions of US SAILING, the appropriate class rules of each boat entered, this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.

Eligibility shall be any catamaran 20-feet and shorter in length that has a valid Portsmouth handicap.

5.  Classes F16s/F18s and A-Cats will have separate start times. Any other class with 5 or more boats may be given a separate start. Others start together, sailing under Portsmouth handicap.

6.  Registration may be done in advance through the instructions on the GYC website, Late registration will be at Gulfport Beach.

7.  Entry fee $65 for single-handed boats, $85 for double-handed. Boats registering after Friday,
April 19th will pay $10 more for registration at the site. Additional tickets for regatta meals will be $15.

8. Disclaimer All those taking part in the event do so at their own risk. The Organizing Authority accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or inconvenience occurred, however caused. Proof of liability insurance required (minimum $300,000)

9.            Course format shall be chosen among the US SAILING multihull courses as shown on their
course sticker. The course number shall be posted on the course board on the starboard side
of the RC Signal boat.

10.  Advertising is not a concern in this regatta, provided the RC deems it in good taste.

II.  Scoring shall be low point score system of RRS, Appendix A. One race constitutes a regatta.
Not more than ten races will be held. After five races are sailed a boat's worst score will be

12. One turn penalty for breaking a rule of Part 2 while racing. (Changes RRS 44.1)

13. Prizes will be awarded to the first three boats in each class. Five or more boats of a single class that are registered by Friday, April 19 will constitute a class.

14. Schedule of Events

Friday,  April 26

 12:00 PM                     Gulfport Beach opens for boat storage, set up, & practice

  5:00 - 7:00 PM       Registration at GYC Club House.

Saturday, April 27

  8:00  AM              Continental Breakfast on the beach

  9:00-9:55 AM        Late registration at the beach.

. 10:00 AM                Competitor's meeting, Gulfport Beach

 11:00 AM                First race of day

  7:00 PM                  Dinner at Gulfport Yacht Club

Sunday, April 28

 8:00   AM              Continental Breakfast on the beach

10:00 AM                     First race of day

No race will be started after 1:00 PM

Lunch & Prize-giving after racing at Gulfport Beach

For more general regatta information, please contact Regatta Chair Beth Hesselton at


"There will be no RV's allowed overnight or electric supplied as there has been in years past."

Any Questions? Contact  Beth, Regatta Chair