Regatta Site: The regatta will be sailed on Lake Mira Mar which is located behind the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, 1051 Main Street, The Villages, FL 32159. The Sharon and the pond are located in Spanish Springs Town Square, The Villages, Florida, 32159.
Date: Racing will be held on Saturday April 7, 2018 and Sunday April 8, 2018. Practice and early check-in will take place on Friday April 7th from 3:00 PM until?
Eligibility: Competitors must be a member of the AMYA or, in the case of international entries, a member of your national sailing authority. the boat entered must be properly registered with the Soling 1 meter class. The number of competitors will be limited to 30. If more than 30 competitors register a waiting list will be maintained.
Entry: Any eligible owner/skipper, as defined above, may enter the regatta by completing the 'Registration Form' and submitting the appropriate payment. Early registration is encouraged and appreciated to facilitate the following: room availability (big baseball tournament held this same weekend), restaurant reservations, number of trophies to be awarded, and other preparations.
Housing - Transportation: Each competitor is expected to make arrangements for their own housing and transportation. Rental houses are available as well as several hotels on and near The Villages. See the 'Lodging' page on our website.
Transmitters: If you are bringing a TX/RX that uses crystals, please list the crystal frequencies you will be bringing on your registration form. If you are using 2.4 GHx system, please indicate on your form.
SCHEDULE of EVENTS:
Friday: The pond is open for early arrivals. Check-in and Weigh-in on Friday is from 3:00 PM until dinner, skippers may check-in, weigh their boats and practice sail on the racecourse.
Several area restaurants, in Spanish Spring Town Square, will be hosting happy hours.
Dinner is available at over a dozen restaurants in Spanish Springs Town Square, in The Villages, and at many chain restaurants along Route 441/27 on the east side of the Villages. Dinner is on your own.
Saturday Morning: Check-in and weigh-in resumes at 8:30 AM Saturday morning where light refreshments will be provided.
Skippers meeting is 9:30 AM followed by racing. Seeding races will be used if there is a large enrollment.
Saturday Lunch: A light lunch will be provided for competitors and registered guests at a time to be determined by the Race director.
Afternoon Racing: Racing will continue until approximately 3:30 PM at the discretion of the RD.
Saturday Evening: Dinner is on your own. However, sailors are encouraged to dine with other competitors.
Sunday Morning: The Skippers meeting is at 9:30 AM, followed by racing. The last race will start no later than 12:15 PM. The awards ceremony will commence shortly thereafter.
Measurement: Boats will be weighed and sails may be measured for class rules compliance. Further, any measurement specified by the class rules may be checked by the Race committee prior to, during, and up to 30 minutes after the last race of the regatta.
Sailing Instructions: A copy of the Sailing Instructions will be available on line approximately two weeks prior to the regatta on line. A copy will be posted at the pond on race days.
Courses: Courses will be set, based on the prevailing conditions, and announced prior to the start of each race.
Race Format: If more than one fleet is necessary to accommodate a large number of competitors, the odd-even system will be used.
Prizes; The top three places will be awarded trophies.
Disclaimer of Liability: Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 'Decision to Race.' The organizing authority, and The Villages, will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury sustained in conjunction with or proior to, during, or after the regatta.