Z Ultimate Wente Cup 2019

June 26-27, 2019
Location: Sheridan Shore Sailing School and
Wilmette Harbor Club
20 harbor Dr. Wilmette, IL

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SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

1 RULES
This regatta will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing For 2017 – 2020 (RRS), NOR and the S.I.’s.

2 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS/ GREEN INITIATIVE
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located on the Sailing School Office Door. Oral amendments can be made on the water if the amendment is also made on the official notice board.

We are asking that all sailors, coaches, and parents bring reusable bottles. Going green with reusable bottles will benefit our wonderful Lake Michigan by reducing, reusing, recycling unnecessary waste and conserving plastic. There is no resource more precious than the environment and it’s our job to keep our planet green.

3 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
Signals made ashore will be displayed from the Large RC Boat located in front of the Sailing School Office. Signals ashore will be made on flag pole at yacht club rail deck or race committee boat if docked. If a postponement is signaled ashore, the warning signal will be made not less than 30 minutes after AP is lowered. However, if all your Class is present at the starting area before this time, the Race Committee may begin the starting sequence. Race Committee will be on channel 71.

4 SCHEDULE
Wednesday, June 26th
8:30 a.m. - Registration and boat set up.
9:00 a.m. - Competitor’s meeting
10:00 a.m. - 1st Start, Lunch on water if possible
10:15 a.m. - **1st Green Fleet Start**
No races will be started after 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, June 27th
9:45 a.m. - 1st start
10:00 a.m. - **1st Green Fleet Start**
No races will be started after 1:30 p.m.

5 CLASS FLAGS/ START SEQUENCE
Race Committee will post on white board and/or announce on the megaphone the next fleet that will be starting. The 5 minute start sequence will be used for all starts (RRS 26).

All races are intended to start in the following order: 
1.Laser Radial (Laser Class flag)
2.420 (Golf Flag)
3. Optimist RWB (Numeral Pennant 1)
4. Optimist Green (Numeral Pennant 1)

6 SAFETY/ RACING AREA
Sailors must wear a US Coast Guard approved life jackets. It must be worn while on boats, as well as on the dock. Coaches must wear a floatation device while on the water or the dock at all times. The racing area will be the waters of Lake Michigan directly off the Wilmette Harbor. It is the responsibility of the coaches to know the limits of their competitors, and pull said competitor from racing if conditions exceed their limitations.

7 COURSES and MARKS
The course the Race Committee will be using is “Z Ultimate.” Laps of the course will be designated by letters on a large white board that is displayed from the committee boat and/or by megaphone. All course marks will be orange/yellow except the finish mark, which may be white. See Appendix D.

Opti Course: (all mark rounding’s will be made to port) - The Start will be between mark “P2” and a Green flag on the RC boat. After the start, Opti class will then head to mark “W2,” then “P2”, then “L2” and Finish between “P2” and Green Flag on the RC boat. 

If Two Laps, after rounding “L2” on the second lap finish between “P2” and the Green Flag on the RC Boat.

420/Laser Course (all mark rounding’s will be made to port, except for mark “P1”). The Start will be between mark “P1” and a Red flag on the RC boat. After Start the 420 class will then head to mark “W1,” then “P1” (to Starboard), then “L1”, and Finish between “P1” and Red Flag on the RC Boat.

If Two Laps, after rounding “L1” on the second lap finish between “P1” and the Red Flag on the RC Boat.

8 INDIVIDUAL/ GENERAL RECALLS
If one or more yachts have started prematurely, Code Flag “X” may be displayed (X flag will be displayed for a maximum of 2 minutes). It is the responsibility of the yacht to make a proper start. Failure of a premature starter to see or hear these signals shall not relieve the offending boat from restarting and is not grounds for a valid redress.

After a genera recall, the starting order will be at the RC discretion.

9 TIME LIMIT
The time limit for each race will be 70 minutes for each fleet to finish. Boats not finishing within the 70 minute period will be scored a DNF (last boat to finish within time limit plus 1).

10 PROTESTS
Protests shall be delivered to the Sailing School Office within 30 minutes after the race committee boat docks. The protest time limit and a list of protests received will be posted on the notice board. Hearings will be held as soon as possible after racing each day near the Sailing School Office. Three-minute justice will be held. The jury will consist of coaches of sailors not involved.

11 SCORING
The Low Point System of Appendix A of the racing rules will apply. If six races are completed then a boat’s worst score shall be discarded. This modifies Appendix A. One race constitutes a regatta.

***Participation in the Wente Cup is contingent on the parent or guardian of each sailor agreeing to the terms of the waiver of liability. Completion of online registration will serve as an agreement to the terms of the waiver of liability.

***Sheridan Shore Sailing School, Wilmette Harbor Club, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and its officers, members, employees, and race committee assume and accept no responsibility for property damage to any boat or personal injury to any skipper, crew, coach, parent, or friends incurred while participating in this regatta, including pre-and post-race activities. It is the responsibility of the skipper and crew, along with his/her coach, advisor, and/or parent(s) to assess the condition of his/her boat, whether or not he/she owns said boat, and its suitability for the weather expected during the course of the race, and to decide whether to start or continue any race.

Contact Info
Zac Hernandez
sheridanshoresailingschoolzac@gmail.com
Sheridan Shore Sailing School
Phone: 847.251.1110
PRO: Megan Bartley Opti Rep: Noah Barton 420/Laser Rep: Gavin Adams

Appendix A
Optis shall use a 3 minute dinghy starting sequence. Which changes SIs rule number 5.

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NOTICE OF RACE

Event Chairman:  Zac Hernandez
PRO’s: Gavin Adams and Noah Barton
Boats (BYOB): Laser Radial / Club 420 / International Optimist Dinghy
(Green – very limited regatta experience)
(White Fleet: 8 through 10 years)
(Blue Fleet:  11 through 12 years)
(Red Fleet: 13 through 15 years)

Rules:  The Regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

Registration and Entry:  Please have entries in by Tuesday, June 25 by 4:00pm.  Please register promptly! Contact Zac Hernandez at (847) 251-1110 or email at zac@sheridanshoresailingschool.org. Each sailor/420 team must register by credit card online.

Fees: Entry fee is $30 per competitor for all classes. Fee includes racing, and awards. BYO Lunch.  

Schedule of Events:     
Tuesday June 25
Email to setup boat and trailer drop off
Wednesday June 26
8:30 a.m. Registration and boat set up.  
9:00 a.m. Competitor’s meeting
9:45 – 1st Start, Lunch on water if possible
No races will be started after 3:00 p.m
Thursday June 27
9:45 a.m. - 1st start. 
No races will be started after 1:30 p.m.

Racing Area: The waters of Lake Michigan directly east of the Wilmette Harbor.

Prizes:  Prizes will be awarded as follows:
420 awards will be for crew and skipper placing first, second, or third.
Optimist/Laser class awards will also be awarded in each of the Red, Blue, and White fleets according to the following schedule: 1-3 Boats in Fleet: 1 prize, 4-5 Boats in fleet: 2 prizes, 6 or more Boats in fleet: 3
prizes, Green fleet: 1 prize    

***Participation in the Wente Cup is contingent on the parent or guardian of each sailor agreeing to the terms of the waiver of liability. Completion of online registration will serve as an agreement to the terms of the waiver of liability. 

***Sheridan Shore Sailing School and Wilmette Harbor Club, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and its officers, members, employees, and race committee assume and accept no responsibility for property damage to any boat or personal injury to any skipper, crew, coach, parent, or friends incurred while participating in this regatta, including pre-and post-race activities. It is the responsibility of the skipper and crew, along with his/her coach, advisor, and/or parent(s) to assess the condition of his/her boat, whether or not he/she owns said boat, and its suitability for the weather expected during the course of the race, and to decide whether to start or continue any race.