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Southern Maryland Sailing Association

 

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Yes, we’re doing this again! ARGH!

 

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Buccaneer Owners, crew, potential owners, potential crew,
or just a pirate at heart all are welcome to this year’s Regatta
to celebrate all things Buccaneer Sailing

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.Where: Southern Maryland Sailing Association,
.Solomons Island, MD

 

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Formalities:

 

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1. Decision to Race : All boats participating in this event are doing
so for the joy of sailing, and fully accept responsibility for their
own crew and vessel
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2. Fees & Sanctioning :  This is a non-sanctioned sailing event…
we’re just doing this for fun…there is no prize money…and no
trophies there is a $10/boat ($5/junior boat)  registration fee to cover
gas money for RC…If you don’t have $10, just come and sail. Cheapskates
are welcome too, but be prepared to be taunted appropriately. Have fun.

 

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3. Trophies…(see Formalities # 2).. Your name will go up in lights.
Very small lights.  You know, we’ll post it on the internet.
So don’t anger the RC we want to say nice things about you.
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4. Party:  The post race party is at SMSA, we’re piggybacking onto the Chili Cook Off,
which will be an awesome good time…so get bring some grub to share.

 

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5. Errors: in this document are errors…(an numerous) so deal with it.

 

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6. Rules:  The organizing authority may change any portion of this document or rules
(except coast guard regulations) at will. Suck it up…ARRGHH!

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7. Protests:  must be submitted to the race committee within 15 minutes of
RC returning to the dock. The official protest form for this event is a 6.14” x 2.61”
linen print (actually an engraving I believe) of founding father Benjamin Franklin in
green ink. Protests will only be heard if the appropriate paperwork is used.
Counter protests are encouraged
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Schedule of events:

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.   Skippers Meeting: 11:30

 

. Fist Warning: Immediately following the skippers meeting

 

. No races will start after 3:00pm

. Dinner @ SMSA (Chili-Cook-Off) Doors open @ 5:00

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NOTE: this year’s regatta will include a Jr. division,  Club 420’s will be used for the Jr. crews to participate.  All other instructions will be provided at the skippers meeting Saturday @ 11:30am.

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Bucctoberfest” Regatta  Sailing Instructions

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Starting Area:  First race will begin at the SMSA dock, subsequent race location and format will be at the discretion of the RC.

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Finish line:  Finish line will be announced before the start of each race by the RC, all communication will be verbal

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Scoring:     We will be using a High point scoring system…the winner will be the boat with the MOST POINTS at the end of the regatta.

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Ways to earn points:

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Beat another boat (very traditional, every boat behind you at the finish line is worth 1 point)
Bring a friend.  Every person you bring is worth points.  (only one of the following will be applied per friend, unless they are really cute, PRO will have the final call on this one). Friends points are only awarded for races in which they actually participate.
regular crew 1 point
new to buccaneers 2 points
never been sailing: 4 points
never raced: 3 points
under age 10: 5 points
Furry or cute: +1 to other category
New skipper: 2 points
Attend the party:  (same scoring as above section 2)
As it should be, the RC accepts bribes, gifts, etc… and may be reflected in your final scores.

***Additional important info: a handicap ranking system will be in place.  The organizing authority will seed the participants at the beginning of the regatta.  Your seed position will be added to your score.  So the top seeded boat will receive 1 point, and the 12th seeded boat will receive 12 points.

If this seems complicated then we have been successful,  The RC must earn their keep to attend the party.

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