Berlin Yacht Club Invitational Regatta
BERLIN YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL REGATTA
June 17-19, 2022
Berlin Yacht Club
10557 Northview Drive
North Benton, OH 44449
NOTICE OF RACE
Berlin Yacht Club invites you to its Annual Invitational Regatta which will be sailed on Berlin Lake in beautiful Northeast Ohio. This multi-class regatta offers great race management, good food, free camping and showers at the clubhouse.
$30 – Regatta Fee
$25 – Dinner per person
Please let us know By June 10th if you are attending and plan to have dinner so we can plan accordingly.
The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current version of the Racing Rules of Sailing.
The Regatta is open to all one-design boats including Thistles, Highlanders, Flying Scots, Lasers, Force 5’s, and Sunfish.
- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, June 17 5:00 pm Clubhouse is open for early registration
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free hot dogs, snacks, soft drinks and
Saturday, June 18 7:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am Registration
9:00 am Bag Lunches Distributed at Clubhouse
9:30 am Competitors Meeting at Clubhouse (All Fleets)
11:00 am First Warning Signal (3 Races Planned)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Appetizer Buffet at Clubhouse
6:00 pm Dinner at Clubhouse
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Entertainment
Sunday, June 19 7:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am First Warning Signal (2 Races Planned)
11:30 am No warning signal for the first start of any race after this time
1:00 pm Lunch and Awards
Participants must enter by submitting a completed Registration Form and paying the fees shown by cash or check. The last day for early registration is June 1, 2022. Registration is permitted in person until 9:30 am on June 18, 2022. Registration forms can be found at www.berlinyachtclub.com.
All boats shall have sail numbers, and the mainsail and spinnaker numbers shall be the same. The skipper shall be the same as the name on the registration form. The boat’s sail number provided on the Registration Form will be the number of the boat scored. In the event a boat will race with a different sail number other than its registered number, the registration personnel shall be notified before the close of registration.
- SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Copies will be available at the registration table in the clubhouse.
The courses will be described in the Sailing Instructions. The number of starts, the fleets in each start, and the class flag for each start will be announced at the Competitor’s Meeting and posted on the Official Notice Board.
Scoring will be according to the low point scoring system of RRS Appendix A except all races will be scored which changes RRS A.2.1. There will be no throw-outs. Five races are scheduled, and one race constitutes a regatta. The number of races will be determined by the Race Committee, and the races can be changed or delayed if required by the weather, emergencies, or other factors noted by the Race Committee.
8. VHF RADIOS
VHF radios may be carried aboard. As a courtesy, the Race Committee will use Channel 77 to provide information to competitors. After the starting signal, the Race Committee will attempt to hail boats (including by VHF radio) that are OCS and boats that have not complied with RRS 30.1. The delay of such hails, the order of hailing, the lack of a hail, or failure of a competitor to hear such a hail shall not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1. No broadcast communication from the competitors is allowed except for safety reasons.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd places in each class.
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For directions and other information, go to www.berlinyachtclub.com. The launch area for Thistles, Highlanders, and Flying Scots is located at 568 Hartzell Road, North Benton, Ohio, which is a short distance away from the BYC Clubhouse. You may park your boat at the launch area before coming to the clubhouse to register, camp, etc. Singlehanded boats will be launched from a small beach near the BYC Clubhouse.
Free camping is available near the clubhouse and in the field behind the clubhouse. A limited number of electric hookups are available. Showers are located inside the clubhouse.
For more information, call or text (330) 692-3688.