2013 E National Championship Regatta - Lake Geneva Yacht Club
55th NCESA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA
Lake Geneva, WI
September 5 – 8, 2013
NOTICE OF RACE
[Including Amendment #1]
Amendment No. 1
1. Delete the ADVERTISING Section in the Notice of Race and replace it with:
Competitor advertising shall conform to the current ISAF Regulation 20 rules.
2. Delete the first sentence in the RACE FORMAT Section in the Notice of Race and replace it with:
Seven (7) races are scheduled.
3. Change the Annual Membership Meeting in the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Section in the Notice of Race to:
The NCESA Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5 at 8:00pm.
By: Bruce Golison - PRO
August 14, 2013
The regatta venue and host will be the Lake Geneva Yacht Club located at:
1250 South Lake Shore Drive, Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, WI. Phone: (262) 275-2727
The National Class E Scow Association (NCESA) is the Organizing Authority in cooperation with the
Lake Geneva Yacht Club (LGYC).
The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
The National Class E Scow Association (NCESA) By-Laws Articles V (Eligible Yachts), VI (Yacht’s
Number), VII (Recognized Events) , VIII (Rules for Recognized Events) and IX (Trophies) will apply
and are available on the class web site.
NCESA documents Part V (Scantling Rules) will apply and are available on the class web site.
The Sailing Instructions (SI’s), including amendments, will take precedence in the case of a conflict with
the Notice of Race (NOR). This changes RRS 63.7.
The regatta will comply with ISAF Regulation 20, except that in accordance with class tradition, no
advertising will be permitted on boats or sails.
The Regatta is open to all yachts which meet the rules of NCESA, whose skipper is a
Active Owner or Regular Member of NCESA and whose sails and equipment comply with the
Scantlings and By-laws of NCESA. The ISAF Sailor Classification Code will not apply.
Each competitor shall complete their entry form, pay the entry fee and complete the on-site registration
process to be eligible.
Each yacht must keep the same crew throughout the regatta. Variation in crew from day to day will be
accepted if declared at registration, and adhered to exactly. In the event of an emergency, causing a
crew person to be unable to continue sailing, a substitute crew may be used after obtaining the
permission of the Race Committee Chairman (PRO) or the Regatta Jury.
Each competitor shall submit a completed Entry Form and pay the appropriate entry fees. Entry forms
and payment of fees (either by on-line entry or paper entry) will be available on: www.e-scow.org.
The regatta entry fees are as follows:
$200 - if received by July 17, 2013.
$250 - if received between July 18 – August 18.
$275 – if received after August 25
For skippers 25 years old or younger, the entry fee is $50. There is no late fee for youth entries.
On-site Registration will be held at LGYC, on:
Thursday, September 5th, 12:00 – 8:00 PM and Friday, September 6th, 7:45am – 8:30am.
To complete on-site registration, competitors will need to present a “weight card” signed by an official
NCESA measurer, provide crew names and confirm that their entry form is complete and the entry fee
Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 5
12:00 – 8:00 Registration
3:00 Practice Starts / Races (the RC will make announcements on the VHF channel)
8:00 Annual membership Meeting
Friday, September 6
7:45 – 8:30 Registration
8:45 Skipper’s Meeting
11:00 Initial Warning Signal (3 Races Scheduled)
6:30 NCESA Banquet at the Lake Geneva YC.
Buffet dinner under tents with a cash bar, band and dancing.
Saturday, September 7
11:00 Initial Warning Signal (3 Races Scheduled)
6:30 Dinner party on the lawn of two of LGYC members' homes on Lake Geneva.
Catered dinner under tents with live music. More details to follow.
Sunday, September 8
11:00 Initial Warning Signal (2 Races Scheduled).
After Racing Trophy Presentation
NCESA ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting will be held at LGYC on Friday at 5:00 or no later than 2 hours after racing.
The meeting will include voting for class officers and conducting such other business and discussion as
may properly come before the meeting. An Agenda will be sent to all Regular members one month
before the NCESA Annual Meeting. See the NCESA Rulebook for details. A proxy form will be
available on the class website.
Eight (8) races are scheduled. The Race Committee may run fewer races at its discretion and may
make up a race on Sunday if needed. There will be no more than three races held per day.
In the event two races are held back to back, there will be a short break between the second and third
race of the day to allow for a bathroom break. The race committee will make an announcement over
the VHF channel as to the timing of the Warning Signal for the third race of the day.
On the final day of the regatta, the Initial Warning Signal for the final race will not be made after 1:00pm
unless the required three races have not been completed. If an additional race or races are needed to
have three completed races, the Initial Warning for the last race may be made up to 2:30pm. However,
after this Initial Warning, any Warning Signal that follows one or more General Recalls or
Postponements may occur after each deadline.
VHF Radio will be used by the RC to communicate with competitors, on and off the water. Additional
instructions regarding radio communication will be included in the SI’s.
The SI’s will be available at Registration and on the class website prior to the event.
The Skipper’s Meeting will be held at 8:45am on Friday, September 6th, at LGYC.
Hull and Sail Requirements
Boats that bear a silver certified lead added label and/or white tamp-proof sticker shall not require
weighing at the regatta site. Boats missing a weight certificate shall be weighed at the regatta as part of
their registration. Please make every effort to have your boat weight certified with the proper stickers in
place before arriving at the regatta.
Sails must contain a manufacturers serial number (or measurer’s serial number) and an NCESA
Use of Floatation Panels will be at the discretion of the Race Committee PRO based on each day’s
forecast. Additional instructions regarding Floatation Panel notification will be included in the SI’s.
All safety equipment as required by the NCESA class rules shall be on board while racing. Anchor and
line is not required to be carried.
Racing Area and courses
Racing will take place on Lake Geneva.
The courses to be sailed will be a windward / leeward configuration as described in the SI’s.
Three (3) completed races are necessary to constitute a series.
The Low Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A will apply with the following modifications:
When fewer than six races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the
total of her race scores.
When six or more races have been sailed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race
scores after throwing out her worst score. This changes RRS A2.
Awards will be as specified in the NCESA By-Laws Article IX.
Daily awards for race winners will be presented at the club following each day’s racing. Service
trophies will also be presented at the daily award ceremony(s). The final awards presentation will occur
as soon as possible after the conclusion of racing on Sunday.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance.
Competitors participate in this regatta entirely at their own risk and are reminded to pay special
attention to RRS 4, Decision to Race.
The Organizing Authority, Lake Geneva Yacht Club, Race Committee, Protest Committee, sponsors,
volunteers, or any other affiliated organization or official accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage,
injury, death or inconvenience incurred, in conjunction with the regatta, however caused. By
participating in this event, each competitor, or in the case of minors, each competitor’s parent or
guardian, agrees to release the Regatta Organizers from any and all liability associated with such
competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Amendments To This Notice
The Organizing Authority may amend this notice. Amendments will be posted on the Official Notice
Board at LGYC and if practical, posted on the NCESA regatta website.
Housing with LGYC members will be available on a limited basis. Please send housing request with
For Further Information
Please contact the Regatta Co-Chairmen -
Vincent Porter: firstname.lastname@example.org // Phone: (847) 971-9949
NCESA website for championship information: www.e-scow.org