Dave Irey Regatta NOR Posted

The NOR for the Dave Irey Regatta at West River Sailing Club on May 22-23 has been posted.



1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2009 – 2012, the prescriptions of US Sailing Association, and the WRSC General Sailing Instructions.

1.2 Any change to this NOR or the West River Sailing Club General Sailing Instructions will be posted prior to 9:30AM the day of the race.

2.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the Laser, Laser Radial, Flying Scot, A-Cat, and Albacore Classes.

2.2 Eligible boats shall register onsite (cash or check only) at WRSC on May 22, 2010, during the prescribed registration period.

2.3 Three boats must be registered for a class to be eligible for separate starts and to receive trophies.


3.1 Required fees are as follows:

Class Fee

All $40 racing fee for 2 days of racing

$5 additional fee if you are not a US Sailing member

NOTE: If you are a US Sailing member, you MUST supply your member number at the time of registration to avoid the additional fee. BRING IT WITH YOU!
3.2 Other Fees

Dinner will be served after racing on Saturday and can be purchased at the time dinner is served. The cost of the dinner is $10, cash only. Light breakfast fare and post-race snacks and soft drinks are available free on Saturday and Sunday. Beer and wine are available at the bar for a small charge.

NOTICE: WRSC will not be supplying bottled water to the competitors. Please bring water or fill your own bottles from our faucets.

4.1 Registration:

Onsite registration will take place at WRSC between 8:00AM and 9:30AM on May 22, 2010. Only cash or checks may be used for onsite registration.
4.2 Dates of racing:


May 22, 2010 All Classes eligible to participate per this NOR

May 23, 2010 All Classes eligible to participate per this NOR

4.3 Number of Races: The total number of races will be at the discretion of the Race Committee. The anticipated number of races is 3 races on Saturday and 2 races on Sunday.

4.4 Times & Skippers Meeting:

Skippers Meeting will take place Saturday May 22, 2010, at 9:40 AM at the WRSC Flag Pole, or inside the club pending weather conditions.

The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 11:00AM. The Race committee will determine the order of class starts. Subsequent races will be held at the end of the previous race. Follow-on races for a class may start immediately after that class finishes.

No race will start after 3:30PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.


Each boat shall have satisfied all class requirements for measurements and specifications.


Sailing instructions for this regatta will be available at the WRSC clubhouse during registration. WRSC General Sailing Instructions can be located on the WRSC Web Site


The Host Club is the West River Sailing Club, located in Galesville Maryland. Directions to WRSC are located on the WRSC Web Site

The general sailing area will be on the West River in the vicinity of the entrance to West River.


The courses to be sailed are described in the 2009 WRSC General Sailing Instructions

There will be one racing area utilized during this event each day. The location of the racing area will be selected by the Race Committee near the entrance of the West River, between the Rhode River and Parrish Creek, as shown in Attachment 1.

The types of courses will be a windward-leeward or a windward-leeward-triangle. Refer to the General Sailing Instructions for official course description and to the Notice Board for any changes. Different classes may sail different courses and different numbers of laps.


9.1 For the A-Cat class rules 44.1 and 44.2 are changed so that only one turn, including one tack and one gibe, is required.


10.1 The scoring system is as follows Low Point Scoring System found in Appendix A of the RSS.

10.2 One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

10.3 (a) When fewer than 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

(b) When 6 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.


Support boats may be marked with the letters WRSC.


A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones, but does not apply to any communication received or transmitted to request or render assistance to a vessel in distress.

Prizes will be given as follows:

Prizes to the First, Second, and Third Place finishers in each class with 9 or more participants.

Prizes to the First and Second Place finishers in each class that has 5 to 8 participants.

Prize to the First place finisher in classes with 3 to 4 participants.

The Dave Irey Memorial perpetual trophy will be awarded to First Place Finisher in the class with the largest number of registered competitors. Ties between/among classes will be broken by considering the largest number of finishers in the first race of the regatta, second race of the regatta, and so forth until the tie is broken.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


By registering for this event, each participating boat certifies that they are insured with valid liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $300,000.


For further information please contact:

Sue Hauser at shauser@ieee.org or 301-949-2695.

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