2016 IOM USA National Championship Regatta

AMYA NATIONAL RANKING EVENT

Hosted By: the San Diego Argonauts Model Yacht Club

When: October 7, 8 and 9th, 2016

Where: the Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond, San Diego, CA

Notice of Race:

You are cordially invited to participate in the
2016 IOM USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA
National Ranking Event

FORMAT: Fleet Racing utilizing HMS 2016 for scoring and fleet management

SCHEDULE:

10/07/16: Friday
08:30…….Check in, Event Measurement, Class & AMYA Certification Check
10:30…….Skipper’s Meeting
10:50…….Warning Signal
11:00…….Race
17:00…….No race start after or at the PRO’s discretion.
19:30…….Social Event Non-host dinner @ Fiddler’s Green Restaurant
2760 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego CA 92106 (619) 222-2216

10/08/16: Saturday
10:30…….Open Practice
10:50…….Warning Signal
11:00…….Race
17:00…….No race start after or at the PRO’s discretion.
17:00…….Phil’s BBQ

10/09/16: Sunday
09:30…….Open Practice
09:50…….Warning Signal
10:00…….Race
16:00…….No race start after or at the PRO’s discretion.
16:30…….Awards Ceremony

Lunch starting at 12:30 Depending on progress of racing there may not be a formal lunch break. Skippers will have time to have lunch in between heats.

RACE STAFF:

Race Chairman: Robert Hirsch USA
Principal Race Officer: Fred Rocha USA
Protest Committee: TBD
Official Measurer
: Mike Eldred USA
Scoring & Timekeeping: Fred Rocha USA
Administration: San Diego Argonauts

RULES: The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2013-2016 (RRS) as changed by RRS Appendix E, the Championship Regulations of ISAF-IRSA, this Notice of Race (NOR), the Sailing Instructions (SI), the International One Metre Class, HMS 2016 and The Equipment Rules of Sailing. The Sailing instructions shall prevail in case of conflict with this Notice of Race.

ELIGIBILITY: The Competition is open to all IOM class boats. All entrants must be current members of AMYA or their National Authority and have a valid IOM measurement certificate.

REGISTRATION and EVENT MEASUREMENT: Boats with a valid measurement certificate shall be presented for registration on Friday, October 1th between 8:30 and 10:00 at the sailing site for event measurement. No boat shall be eligible for racing until it has been registered and measured for the event.

WEIGHT SPOT CHECKS: At the discretion of the Race Director, spot checks of sailing weights of randomly selected boats may be conducted during the event. In addition, the top 5 finishing boats in each of the racing days may be weighed.

SCORING and RACING SYSTEM: Scoring will be carried out in accordance with the HMS 2016. Promotion/Relegation Six-(6). The number of boats promoted and relegated may be adjusted by notice in the SI’s or at the discretion of the Race Director at the skippers meeting.

PRE-REGISTRATION and FEES: Please this is a must, in order to assure no Radio Channel conflict early on, this really help speeds things up on race days. Also allows us to have adequate amount of food and drinks. Entries are to be made using the official entry form below and forwarded to:

Robert Hirsch
10795 Scripps Ranch Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92131
858.663.5702
rhirsch01@gmail.com

Entry fee is USD$95.00 per boat (includes $10 donation to the NCA) and includes lunch and beverages for the 3 days and Phil’s BBQ. Fees are payable by check to San Diego Argonauts mailed to the above address or on line at iomusa.org

or For online/PayPal registration…  https://form.jotform.com/62105557625960

FREQUENCIES: Permitted frequency bands are FCC-approved surface bands. Transmitters on 75 MHz must be narrow band certified. Radio frequencies will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis. NO CONFLICTS will be allowed. Each competitor is required to have a minimum of three (3) additional frequencies available. 2.4 Ghz radios are permitted and are exempt from rule E2.4 in the RRS.

AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded to the first 5 positions in the final results.
LIABILITY: All those entering or taking part in this regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. ISAF- IRSA, IOM ICA, AMYA, USA NCA, San Diego Argonauts Model Yacht Club and or any other parties involved in the organization of this event disclaim any and all responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water as a consequence of entering or participating in the event covered by this Notice of Race.

At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves including the decision to participate or continue shall rest with the competitors. By entering this event, it is deemed that you accept these conditions. Competitors are advised to ensure that they have adequate insurance that provides coverage for public liability and their possible injury in the Country and County of this event.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries must be received no later than October 1st, 2016. Late entries may be accepted on site only at the discretion of the Race Chairman. Any late entry will be responsible for entering with an unassigned frequency. Late entry shall be paid in cash. There is no refund.

2016 IOM USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA ENTRY FORM

LIABILITY: All those entering or taking part in this Regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. ISAF-IRSA, IOM ICA, AMYA, USA NCA, San Diego Argonauts Model Yacht Club, regatta staff, and or any other parties involved in the organization of this event disclaim any and all responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water as a consequence of entering or participating in the event covered by this Notice of Race.
At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves including the decision to participate or continue shall rest with the competitors. By entering this event, it is deemed that you accept these conditions. Competitors are advised to ensure that they have adequate insurance that provides coverage for public liability and their possible injury in the Country and County of this event.
CONDUCT: Poor competitor behavior can reflect negatively on the sport, and all competitors are advised that their actions will be under scrutiny by race officials. In the event race officials witness any behavior which they deem to be a breach of good manners or sportsmanship, or which may bring the sport into disrepute, the Principal Race Officer assisted by race officials will protest the party (ies) in accordance with RRS 2 or 69.1.
The PRO, all race officials and observers have been directed to record any incidents which will be dealt with to the full extent available to the Protest Committee. Penalties available to the Protest Committee include exclusion from the race in question or subsequent races, exclusion from the regatta, or other action within the Committee’s jurisdiction.

FEE: USD$95. 00 per boat (includes $10 donation to the NCA).
Make check payable to: San Diego Argonauts or GO on line at iomusa.org

For online/PayPal registration…  https://form.jotform.com/62105557625960

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 1st 2016

Send to:

Robert Hirsch
10795 Scripps Ranch Blvd.
San Diego, CA. 92131
858.663.5702
email: rhirsch01@gmail.com

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By signing this entry form I agree to all the terms and conditions set forth in the Notice of Race above.

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Mail or EMAIL this form with AMYA Card, Boat Certificate (copies) and Fees

For online/PayPal registration…  https://form.jotform.com/62105557625960

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2016 San Diego Argonauts Scale Boat Regatta

San Diego Argonauts’ Scale Boat Regatta

by Jeff Sparksworthy

IMG_1315On June 25th, 2016 a motley crew of Captains, First Mates, and Able Bodied Seapersons dared the submerged shoals, sandbars, shore batteries, volcanoes, and other obstacles to compete in the San Diego Argonauts’ Scale Boat Regatta at and in San Diego’s Vacation Island model boat pond.  Water locked landlubbers came all the way from Huntington Beach, Riverside, and San Bernardino for the chance to test their piloting skills in the salty brine of our pond. They were joined by a throng of spectators and other scale builders who were either sodium-averse or hydrophobic, but who nonetheless captured the imaginations on many a would be tar or future modeler.  In addition, Rob Wood of the near maniacal sect of battle pond enthusiasts was there to lend a hand and to try to induce other boaters to join his cult of like-minded sailors who actually plan on sinking their boats.

IMG_1316The awards, although rigged like a schooner, went to the following old salts:
In the Best of Class, the winners in each class are:

  • Military – 1st place Mike Rivera, 2nd place Martin Bunch, 3rd place Jimmy Hawkins.
  • In Workboats – 1st place Mike Rivera, 2nd place Tony G., 3rd place Frank Azucena.
  • In Pleasure Crafts – 1st place Dave Manley; 2nd place Armando, 3rd place Dave Ender

In Navigation the winners were:

  • 24″ or less – 1st place Ron Tindall.
  • 36″ or less – 1st place Ron Tindall and 2nd place Art Grunow.
  • In 36″or more – 1st place Mark Weber; 2nd place Armando, and 3rd place Armando (who this writer assumed everyone knew this fine gentleman’s last name).

IMG_1299The BEST of SHOW went to Mr. Tony G. (who, wishing to dodge the paparazzi and gold diggers, refused to provide last name).

The whole affair was deemed a smashing success – in no small part to the efforts of Rosemary Kapler who catered the event – knowing full well how cranky hungry sailors can be.  The only complaint was that the grog was watered down.

Additional logistics were provided by the future president of the Argonauts, young Master Dave Kaplar, who helped the old salts rinse off (and he cleaned their boats too!).  Jeff Sparksworthy and Vice Commodore David Alvarez ran the registration table and carefully cooked the scorekeeping books, as well as selling tickets, and making award plaques.

IMG_1263Special thanks are due to Rob Wood, Martin Bunch, David Manley, and Don Johnson for heading the judging. Thousands were raised in bribes alone!  Another big, calloused hand goes to galley slave Ron Tindall for rowing while Mark Weber set up islands and to Don Johnson for bringing them in.

We all deeply appreciate the continued support of John at Discount Hobby Warehouse and we all need to thank Jimmie Hawkins for his mystery raffle prize. Other donors include Mike Rivera’s for tools, Martin Bunch for kits, and Don Johnson for motors. A shout of “thanks” goes to all of the other named and anonymous prize donors.

IMG_20160625_135941553[1]The event seems to grow like a barnacle and yet to somehow get better every year, due in great part to the “all hands on deck” attitude of the scale division and to the support of our fellow obsessives in the sail division.  We even had some people crossing the once dangerous taboo between sail and motor driven groups. Perhaps we should have a shellback ceremony next year to welcome them to this side of the equator. Some intrepid sailors even made a mad dash to run their boats through the obstacle course under sail, although their comments can’t be printed in a family publication.

The Argonauts are looking forward to making next year’s regatta bigger and better with IMG_1289more entries, a submarine class, and a special category of heaviest AND ugliest boat to placate a certain obnoxious amateur builder.

Thanks to all who worked at and attended our event and my apologies to any and all who expected the full truth and nothing but the truth in this press release.

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