Cape Hatteras Lighthouse One Design Regatta 2021

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
One Design Regatta
September 24-26, 2021

Notice of Race

September 24-26, 2021

Eligibility & Entry

The Annual Cape Hatteras Lighthouse One Design regatta is open to Optimist, 420, Hobie 18, and Flying Scot. Other one design
fleets may register with a minimum of 5 boats within each respective class. Classes shall meet eligibility requirements no later than September 20th, 2021.

Enjoy a weekend jam packed with good fun and good friends on beautiful Cape Hatteras, NC where we’ve got wind and waves. Check out the schedule for sailing, surf sessions, beach yoga, barbecue, & band parties.

Thank you to our event sponsors

Schedule

Friday, Sep 24

Check In: 7pm – 9pm Friday at Hatteras Sailing

4:45pm: Sunset Celebration Sail presented by Phillips Boatworks & Pamlico Sailing. Please join us for a sunset sail and Welcome meet & Greet sponsored by Phillips Boatworks, Pamlico Sailing, and Wild Flour Kitchens. Sunset sail begins at 4:49pm aboard Phillip’s Boatworks fleet of Stiletto-27s and Pamlico Sailing’s Custom Norman Cross Trimaran as space allows. Parents, sailors, spectators are welcome.

7:15pm: Welcome Meet & Greet presented by Wild Flour Kitchens with light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, & music. (Cash bar with bottomless mugs)

Saturday, Sep 25:

07:00 am-9:30 am Check-In at Hatteras Sailing

07:00am: Endless Summer surf camp mini session at lighthouse beach. Kids and adults who need a board and lesson can sign up during registration. Experienced surfers are invited to bring their own boards and paddle out with the group.

07:00am: Beach Yoga session at lighthouse beach with Mary Syrrist. If you’re not going surfing, get stretched out and centered for a fun day of sailing and fun.

09:30am: Biscuit Breakfast at the Clubhouse. Order a handmade breakfast biscuit to get you going. Menu: assorted handmade breakfast biscuits, fruit, juice, coffee ,water.

10:00am: Skipper’s Meeting

11:00am: First Warning

1:00pm: Lunch on the water. Bag lunches can be reserved on the registration page. Reserve lunch on the water on the registration page. Menu: Ham, turkey, or salami sandwich wraps with chips, fruit, treat.

3:00pm: Last Start. No starts after 3pm.

6:00pm: Barbecue Dinner & Band Party Dinner tickets and bottomless mugs are available on the registration page. Local Band: Whiskey In My Shoes. Menu: NC Barbecue, Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Tea, Water, assorted sodas.

Sunday, Sep 26:

8:00 am Continental breakfast: Included with registration.

9:00 am First Warning

2:00 pm Last start deadline. No starts after 2:00pm

3:00 pm Awards Ceremony

Eligibility & Entry

The Annual Cape Hatteras Lighthouse One Design regatta is open to Optimist, 420, Hobie 18, and Flying Scot. Other one design
fleets may register with a minimum of 5 boats within each respective class. Classes shall meet eligibility requirements no later than September 20th, 2021. A minimum of five entries is required for a class to become and remain eligible.

** Additional classes may be added at the discretion of Hatteras Sailing.

** All entries MUST be registered by September 23rd, 2021 at 5:00pm.

**Note: There will be no onsite registrations.

Hatteras Beach Yoga
Optimist Sailing on Hatteras
Awards Ceremony

Sailing Instructions

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse One Design Regatta Course Diagrams

2021 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse One Design Regatta Sailing Instructions

  1. Rules
    1. The Regatta will be governed by these sailing instructions and by the
      Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of US Sailing, and the rules of
      the Class Associations of boats entered in this regatta.
  2. Entries
    1. Registration is to be completed online via HatterasSailing.org.
    2. Communication during the regatta will happen via the Team-Text messaging system by class.
    3. Additional information will be provided for each registration via email after you complete your registration.
    4. There is no limit to the numbers you can add to the Team-Text system per registration.
  3. Safety and Environmental Awareness
    1. A boats shall carry all equipment required by her class rules.
    2. USCG-approved PFDs shall be worn by each sailor.
    3. Boats shall check in with the race committee boat at the starting area
      before racing.
    4. Boats that retire from a race or before racing for the day is over shall
      notify the race committee as soon as possible.
    5. A Boat requesting assistance should attempt to signal by
      waving an extended arm.
    6. Boats observed purposefully discharging trash into the water will be
      subject to sanctions up to and including disqualification from all races.
  4. Notices to Competitors
    1. Notices to competitors will be posted in real time on the home page of HatterasSailing.org.
  5. Changes to Sailing Instructions
    1. Any change to these sailing instructions will be posted on the Official
      Notice of Race page on HatterasSailing.org and clearly marked as an “UPDATE”.
  6. Schedule of Races
    1. The Competitors Meeting will be Saturday morning as outlined in the
      NOR with launch to follow.
    2. The Warning Signal for subsequent races shall follow the preceding
      race.
    3. The race committees will set courses to best achieve a 10-15 minute race with the goal of finishing 6-8 races throughout the 2 days of sailing.
    4. Race committee may square the course over the lunch break on Saturday, but no course will be squared on Sunday racing.
  7. Class Designation
    1. Fleet flags used in the starting sequence in will be
      designated at the Competitor’s meeting.
  8. Racing Area
    1. The racing areas will be in the Pamlico Sound between the triangle of Canadian Hole/Kite Point, Brigands Bay Point, and the area noted on charts as The Clam Shoals. Additional course areas to be added as needed.
    2. Spectators may be able to watch from the beach at both Haulover areas or from boats as available. Spectator location recommendations will be noted in the skippers meeting.
    3. Spectator and coach boat launch is available at the clubhouse. Dockage is limited, but there is an area for safe anchorage and beaching.
  9. The Course
    1. The course will be a Windward/Leeward course with Upwind Finishes. The number of Legs will be determined and signaled by the Race Committee Boat at the Start Line before the warning signal.
    2. Further course and sailing instructions will be outlined at the skippers meeting. The course for each class will be displayed on the course board near the race committee boat.
  10. Marks
    1. The rounding marks for all classes will be inflatable marks, the color and shape
      of which will be designated at the Skipper’s Meeting of the respective
      race courses.
    2. The starting and finishing marks may be inflatable or cylindrical
      marks.
  11. The Start
    1. The Three-Minute flag hoist sequence will be used with whistle start sequence for all classes.
    2. The starting line will be between the staff from which
      an orange flag is displayed on the RC signal boat and the starting mark. A
      mark boat may substitute for a starting mark.
    3. Boats starting more than four (4) minutes late may not be scored, if
      such start interferes with a subsequent class.
    4. Recalls: The Race Committee will attempt to hail OCS boats after the starting
      signal. Timeliness, lack of a hail, order of hailing or failure to hear a hail shall not be grounds for granting redress.
  12. Change of Course After the Start
    1. A change of course after the start will be signaled before the leading boat
      has begun the leg, although the new mark may not then be in position.
      Any mark to be rounded after rounding the new mark may be relocated
      without further signaling to maintain the original course configuration.
  13. The Finish
    1. The finishing line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on a committee boat and the adjacent finishing mark. A mark boat may be used in lieu of the finishing mark.
    2. Immediately after downwind finishes, all boats are requested to trim
      mainsails to display sail numbers to the race committee.
  14. Time Limit
    1. Boats failing to finish within fifteen (15) minutes after the first boat
      finishes will be scored “Did Not Finish.” In the interest of time, the Race Committee may elect to score boats that it determines cannot finish within the time limit DNF and start a subsequent race.
  15. Protests
    1. Protests shall be written on forms available from the Race Committee and delivered to the committee
      boat within the Protest Time which will begin when the committee boat
      docks and end 20 minutes later.
    2. The Protest Committee will hear protests in approximately the order
      of receipt and as soon as possible.
    3. A boat may not protest a boat for an alleged breach of RRS 75.2
      (Eligibility) with respect to ISAF Regulation 19, nor for alleged breaches of
      sailing instructions 3 & 20. This changes Rule 60. The penalty for breaking
      these instructions may be less than disqualification, at the sole discretion
      of the protest committee.
    4. It is highly encouraged all protests be managed on the water as
      appropriately.
    5. Parents/coaches will be required to attend and assist green fleet sailors with any protests.
    6. Protests will be heard regarding on the water coaching violations (see rule 19.1, 19.2)
  16. Scoring
    1. The Low-Point scoring system, Appendix A, RRS, will apply.
    2. If four or more races are sailed, each boat’s worst score will be
      excluded.
  17. Awards
    1. Award will be presented to the top three sailors in each class.
  18. Boats
    1. All support boats are welcome. All support boats are required to
      notify registration of their intent to be near the course, as well as which
      boats they are supporting.
    2. By registering as a support boat, the operator(s)
      acknowledge their obligation to: 1) not interfere with any ongoing race; 2)
      to render aid to any sailors in distress, 3) to monitor the racecourse safety
      channel, and; 4) to set the example in terms of safety and on-the-water
      decorum, including trash disposal.
  19. On-the-water coaching is encouraged for all Green fleets.
    1. Coaching between all races is encouraged and acceptable in all classes. Coaches must cease all coaching as soon as the first start warning signal is blown.
    2. Race-time coaching is only for sailors in a lower half position in the race being sailed.
    3. Failure to adhere to these on the water coaching standards could result a DNF for each race in which this rule is violated.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
One Design Regatta
September 24-26, 2021

Eligibility & Entry

The Annual Cape Hatteras Lighthouse One Design regatta is open to Optimist, 420, Hobie 18, and Flying Scot. Other one design
fleets may register with a minimum of 5 boats within each respective class. Classes shall meet eligibility requirements no later than September 20th, 2021. A minimum of five entries is required for a class to become and remain eligible.

** Additional classes may be added at the discretion of Hatteras Sailing.

** All entries MUST be registered by September 23rd, 2021 at 5:00pm.

**Note: There will be no onsite registrations.

Lodging

Hatteras Island Inn

Hatteras Island Inn, Buxton NC

Hatteras Island Inn is located nearby the club in Buxton. Amenities include a coffee-maker, mini-fridge, microwave, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a nice pool. They are on the oceanside with beach out front.

The Atlantic Inn

Atlantic Inn, Hatteras NC

Historic Hatteras Inn in Hatteras Village. Established in 1928 it was the first inn to be built on Hatteras Island. In 2006, the inn was raised and re-opened. Each room is unique and equipped with TV, Wifi, coffee maker and fridge.

Frisco Woods Campground

Frisco Woods Campground, Frisco NC

Frisco woods campground is located very nearby the regatta location and has very nice amenities including pool, showers, a nice soundside beach, etc. There are RV sites with full hook ups, tent sites, and cabins.

National Park Camping

National Park Camping, Oceanfront Frisco

The oceanside camping at Frisco is nearby the Hatteras Sailing center and right on the beach. It is affordable at just $28 per night for tent sites. The showers and facilities are very clean and nice.

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