13th Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta

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PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF RACE

January 15th to 18th, 2015
Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Dates

January 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th, 2015

Location

Cabarete, Dominican Republic, on the Atlantic Ocean.

Organizing Authority

The event is being organized by The Laser Training Center Cabarete.

Contact

Ari Barshi
Laser Training Center, Cabarete
Tel: (809) 571-0640
Fax: (809) 571-0649
E-mail: info@caribwind.com
Web: www.caribwind.com

Rules

The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

Identification and Advertising

Boats may be required to display identification numbers and event sponsor advertisement in compliance with Appendix 1, Regulation 20.3.1(d).

Athletes may be required to wear bibs provided by the organizing authority.
Athletes may be required to install on board cameras.

Eligibility and Entry

Open to any Laser Sailor who is a member in good standing of their own National Sailing Authority.

Classes

There will be competition in the following classes:
Laser Standard,
Laser Radial
Laser 4.7

Registration

The individual Registrations shall be received by Organizing Committee Office from participating individuals by midnight (AST) on January 14th, 2015. Participants shall agree to be bound by the RRS and by all other rules that govern this event.

Both Entry by Number and Entry by Name are to be sent to:
E-MAIL: info@caribwind.com
TEL: 809-571 0640
FAX: 809-571 0649

On Site Registration

Athletes, coaches and team leaders shall complete on-site registration form at the race office from 5:00 PM to 6PM Thursday January 15th, 2015 and from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday January 16th, 2015.
Registration fee: $80.00

Measurement

Only one set of Sails will be accepted for the duration of the race, except in Master category in which sailors can switch between sail sizes, in which case they only will be scored in the master category. Master must announce upon registration if they intend to switch rigs. Boats may be inspected at any time, for violation of class rules.

Race Schedule

The event will consist of a maximum of 9 races if all races will be sailed in open ocean. The committee can decide for any reason to conduct inside bay courses. When inside courses are sailed the maximum number of races will be 14. The scheduled start for the first race on the first day is 1200 hrs (AST). If inside races

The complete program is as follows:

January 15, Thursday – On site registration: 17:00-18:00
January 15, Thursday – Welcome cocktail: 17:00
January 16, Friday – On site registration: 8:30-10:00
January 16, Friday – First Start of the day: 12:00
January 17, Saturday – First start of the day: 12:00
January 18, Sunday – First start of the day: 11:00

Courses

The competition will be conducted on Windward Leeward courses when run in open Ocean. In-bay courses will depend on wind and wave direction.

Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instructions will be available at the Laser Training Center, no later than 0800hr on January 16th, 2015.

Scoring

The low point scoring system (Rule A2) will apply, modified so that each boat’s score will be the total of her race scores with her worst score discarded if five or more races have been completed. A minimum of 3 races are required to constitute a series.
* Their overall finish in the general result list will determine Master, and Women overall winners.

Prizes

Top finishers in each category will receive a trophy.

Right to use name and likeness

By participating in the Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta, an Athlete automatically grants to the organizing authority and its sponsors the right in perpetuity to make, uses and show, at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of him or her during the period of competition without compensation.

Disclaimer of Liability

Athletes 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.

Boat Charter

Limited number of race boats with blades, spars, and dollies are available at a price of $375.00. All boats are in perfect racing condition.

Accommodation

Organizers will be happy to assist with hotel bookings.

For additional information about Travel, Accommodation, Charter, Full Schedule, Facilities, Venue, Weather, Services, etc. Please contact Ari: info@caribwind.com

Download the NOR PDF: 13th Caribbean Laser Midwinter NOR