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Inbjudan från Dennis Conner:
“International goodwill through friendly competition.”
I am inviting yacht clubs from around the world to participate in the Third Dennis Conner International Yacht Club Challenge.
This regatta promotes international goodwill through friendly competition.
Racing will be held in New York Harbor on J/24 sailboats from the Manhattan Sailing Club. This club is located at “Dennis Conner’s North Cove” in Lower Manhattan.
The International Yacht Club Challenge was created for amateur club sailors. If you have dreamed of visiting New York City, this is your opportunity.
Racing will be competitive and enjoyable. And after racing, there will be plenty of social events. In addition to your racing team, I encourage you to bring a “social team” of club members, friends and family.
I look forward to meeting you in Manhattan as we work to build international goodwill through friendly competition.
Name of Event: The name of the event shall be the “Dennis Conner International Yacht Club Challenge.“
Objective: The objective of the Dennis Conner International Yacht Club Challenge is to bring together yacht clubs from around the world to create international goodwill through friendly competition.
Entries: This is an invitational regatta. Any yacht club can request an entry. The Selection Committee will review interested yacht clubs and issue invitations on the basis of geographic location and order of response. The regatta will be limited to one or two entries per country.
Rules: The regatta will be raced according to the International Racing Rules of Sailing as adopted by US Sailing. A panel of judges will oversee the regatta and all decisions of the judges will be final.
Yachts & Equipment: This regatta will be raced on identical J/24 sailboats provided by the Manhattan Sailing Club. The club will provide all sails, sheets and other racing equipment. Teams must use the equipment provided. No additional boat equipment may be brought aboard by any teams. Teams will switch boats after each race.
Racing Area: Races will be held in New York Harbor. The scenery is spectacular with the skyline of Manhattan on one side and the Statue of Liberty on the other. The start and finish of all races will be from the harbor clubhouse which is permanently anchored north of Ellis Island
Courses: Courses will be windward-leeward whenever possible. Inflatable marks will be set by Race Committee. Because the starting location is fixed, races may start in any direction, including upwind or downwind.
Crew: Following are the crew rules:
– Yacht clubs must be represented by amateur crews who are not paid to participate in this event.
– At least 2 members of each crew must be members of the yacht club they represent for one year or more.
– Unlimited crew addition, subtraction or substitution, regardless of weight, is allowed during the regatta.
– The maximum number of sailors (including Local Representative) on a J/24 at any time is 6 and the minimum number is 4.
Local Representative: In addition to your crew, one Local Representative will sail on each boat. The “Local Rep” will provide local knowledge and a VHF radio to communicate with the Race Committee. Local Reps will stay with the boat while racing teams rotate.
Spectators: All races will be run from the harbor clubhouse and spectators are invited to watch. The clubhouse can hold up to 149 people and transportation is provided by club launch.
Entry Fee: There is a $500 entry fee.
Damage Deposit: There is a $1,000 damage deposit which will be refunded to teams at the end of the regatta unless your team causes damage to one of the J/24 sailboats.
Scoring: The Low Point Scoring System will be used with each yacht assigned points equivalent to their finishing position. If 5 or more races are completed, each team may discard one race.
Prizes: Regatta prizes will be awarded to the top team. In addition, International Goodwill Prizes will be awarded to all teams in the regatta.
Special Awards: Each team should bring a symbolic (and humorous) gift or trophy to give to the team which finishes directly behind them in the overall standings. These gifts or trophies will be awarded at the Prize Giving.