2001 Notice of Race
Great Lakes Circuit
1. ORGANIZING AUTHORITY & DATE
The Great Lakes Farr-40 Fleet is the organizing authority. The host club of each
regatta in the Championship Series will provide race management. The first warning signal
shall be per the sailing instructions, which will be made available at each event.
2.1 All races will be sailed under the 2001-2004 International Sailing Federation
Racing Rules of Sailing, the Prescriptions of the U.S. Sailing Association, and the Farr
40 Class Association Rules, except as modified by the sailing instructions of the
individual regattas or local Great Lakes Fleet. The current class rules regarding the
status of the owner-driver, alternate driver and number of allowed Group 2 and 3
competitors shall take precedence over individual race instructions, unless the Farr 40 OD
class has previously approved any modification. Crew weight limits will apply. Weigh-in
will be required once for each crew member of a yacht entered in the Championship series
and must be prior to the first regatta in which the crew member competes. At sign-in, each
yacht will be required to certify, on a form provided, that its crew conforms to the class
certificate weight limitations.
2.2 A yacht may carry 1 additional person above the crew weight for all Championship
regattas except for the Chicago-Mackinac Race. This additional crew member must be
approved by the class at least 3 days prior to the first race. This additional crew member
must sit behind the helmsman and tactician, and is not allowed to hike, assist in any
maneuvers or contribute to the performance of the yacht while racing. This person must
submit a form to Steve Mash and Brian Jackman for approval.
(The Intent of Rule 2.2 is to allow: Wives, Boyfriends, Potential Buyer, Sponsor, or
Children to sail on the yacht to see what it is all about. All rulings from Steve and
Brian are not subject to arbitration) A special application form will be available by no
later than April 1, 2001)
2.3 Any alterations of class rules will only be approved by a majority vote of current
Advertising will be restricted to Category A.
4.ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
4.1 The Championship is open to all yachts meeting the rules of the Farr 40 One Design
4.2 All current members of the Great Lakes Fleet, holding a current class certificate,
will be automatically entered in the season championship series upon entry in one or more
of the five regattas/events. No separate entry or fee for the Championship Series will be
4.3. Each boat must submit evidence that the yacht carries $300,000 of Liability
Insurance for the period of the race.
4.4 All yachts sailing in the Farr-40 Class are subject to inspections of compliance at
any time during a regatta. This includes Sail Measurement, and safety gear etc..
4.5 The entry form with appropriate information shall be submitted no later than May
28, 2001 to-
Great Lakes Farr-40 Fleet
c/o John Baxter
2222. North Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 USA
Fax # 773-384-2830
5. SCHEDULE OF CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AND RACES
||Boaters World Regatta
||Chicago NOOD Regatta
||Milwaukee Grand Prix
||Chicago Verve Cup
|Total Planned Championship Races= 23
5.2 Races: All races will be windward/leeward courses accept for the Chicago Mackinac
6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Individual Regatta sailing instructions will be made available at each regatta
7.1 The low-point scoring system of RRS Appendix A will apply to scoring the
7.2 The # of throw outs will be determined by the total number of races sailed in the
Championship. Throw-outs will be allowed per the following schedule:
|# of races completed
||# of throw-outs
7.3 Throw-Outs will be counted after all scoring is complete.
RRS 44 - Penalties for Breaking Rules of Part 2 is modified in that if a boat breaks a
rule of Part 2 her alternated penalty shall be either a 360 degree Turns Penalty or a 20%
Scoring Penalty, unless she breaks a rule of Part 2 within the 2 boat length zone of the
windward mark. Then her alternate penalty shall be either a 720 degreeTurns Penalty or a
50% scoring penalty.
9.1 Overall Awards will be presented by Hugo's Frog Bar, and Creative Image Apparel to
yachts and their crews finishing first, second and third, fourth and fifth in the
9.2 The overall 2001 Champion will have a replica ½ Model of their yacht displayed at
Hugo's Frog Bar unless the yacht has already won the prior in which case it shall be the
next yacht that has not won.
9.3 A yacht that finishes first in an individual regatta will be awarded a certificate
for a 12 person crew dinner at of Hugo's Frog Bar. Each yacht may only win this prize
once. The certificate will go to the next highest placing yacht that has not already won
9.4 Creative Image Apparel will provide 9 Championship Polo Shirts per boat for the Top
Three placing boats of the Championship. Additional shirts may be ordered at an additional
9.5 A Prize for the Most Improved Boat will also be awarded at the end of the
Championship. This Prize will be determined by Popular Vote of the Fleet. The ballet will
be sent out immediately following the Verve Cup, and the presentation will be done at the
Farr-40 US Nationals.