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Ford Yacht Club - Lightning Regatta
Ford Yacht Club

Document: Notice of Race
Document: Attachment A - Courses
Document: Sailing Instructions

Event Website:
Sunday Lightning Regatta on August 20, 2017

1. Rules: The regatta shall be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing.
2. Organizing Authority: Lightning fleet #233 and the Ford Yacht Club, Grosse Ile, Michigan shall be
the organizing authority.
3. Eligibility: This regatta is open to all yachts and crews as described in Article V and VI of the ILCA
Class Rules. All participants must be ILCA members.
4. Entry Fee: Entry fee will be $25 for each boat, $5 discount to US Sailing members
5. Registration: On Site Registration times are from 0800-0930 on August 20, 2017 at the Ford
Yacht Club
6. Meals: Food & beverages will be served after the conclusion of racing under the party tent by the clubhouse.
7. VHF Radios: Use of VHF radios will be permitted for communication from the Race Committee to competitors on a pre-determined channel specified in the SI s. The Race Committee will attempt to make OCS announcements as well as other courtesy broadcasts. Each race team is responsible for having its own VHF radio and for deciding whether or not to use it for monitoring Race Committee announcements.
8. Sailing Instructions: SI s will be available at the time of registration.
9. Racing Area: The racing area will be on the mouth of the Detroit River/Lake Erie in the vicinity of Government channel marker “Red Nun 2” with exact location to be determined by the Race Committee
10. Safety: All boats are expected to comply with the safety equipment required by the ILCA Class Rules.
11. Disclaimer: Ford Yacht Club, its members, employees, and/or agents will not be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury that may occur to persons or property, whether ashore or at sea as a consequence of the participation of any competing yacht in any way.
12. Prizes: Awards will be given to the top three finishers.
13. Schedule for Sunday- August 20, 2017
Other Info:
a. 0800-0930: Registration in Dry Sail Area
b. 0930 Skippers Mtg
c. 1030 Warning Gun for 1st Race (approximate)
d. No warning signal after 1600- results after conclusion of racing
e. Cookout under the tent by the clubhouse
a. Lightning event coincides with the Annual FYC Sail Regatta. We encourage all participants to come down and enjoy the party! PHRF racing is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th. For Lightning teams looking to come down and race Saturday, contact
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