High School Regatta

2019 HS ISSA Charleston Invitational

HS ISSA CofC Invitational, November 9-10, 2019

Register at 2019 HS ISSA Charleston Invitational Registration

NOTICE OF RACE
1.  RULES:
1.1.
The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, the prescriptions of US SAILING, the ISSA Procedural Rules, the SAISA Supplemental Rules, this Notice of Race, and the Sailing Instructions. In the event of a conflict between the governing documents and the Sailing Instructions the latter shall take precedence.
1.2.
The Organizing Authority (OA) is the Interscholastic Sailing Association in conjunction with host College of Charleston
2.  ELIGIBILITY:
2.1.
Competing schools must be members of ISSA and meet ISSA eligibility rules as prescribed in the Procedural Rules, Part III 1, and 5.2. Schools will be chosen by application based on current and past ranking within their districts. 5 North SAISA, 4 South SAISA, 1 Caribbean team. Remaining slots will beopen to other ISSA districts with a maximum of 18 participants. Applications must be submitted to Kevin Jewett by email at Jewettkg@cofc.edu, subject line: High school Invitational application.
Application deadline is Oct 17, 2019 at 5PM. Schools will be notified of acceptance by Oct 18, 2019
2.2.
Teams must be accompanied by a designated adult team leader, who may be an advisor, coach or parent recognized by the school.
3.  ENTRY AND COMMUNICATIONS:
Schools that are notified of their acceptance must enter by submitting an official entry on-line at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20590_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=715
3.1.
In addition to paying the entry fee all teams must be paid active members of ISSA and have a current active Techscore account. Registration must be received by Oct 17 at 5PM. An email will be sent within 24 hours verifying your valid registration. Accepted schools that do not register by the deadline will have their slots offered to other applicants at the regatta chairs’ discretion.
3.2.
Accepted school will be sent a link for liability waivers required by College of Charleston sailing through this link.  https://app.waiverforever.com/pending/2VgW9XYTwd1493912769
Waivers must be completed and returned prior to the regatta date.
3.3.
Teams unable to compete must notify the regatta chairperson by the registration deadline. See SAISA Supplemental Rule 4.7
4.  ENTRY FEE:
4.1.
The entry is $75 per team.
4.2 The entry fee can be paid through the following link
https://secure.touchnet.com/C
20590_ustores/web/classic/product_
detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=715
or
by mailing a check to College of Charleston Sailing,
Attn: Kevin Jewett 66 George St Charleston SC 29424.
5.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT:
5.1 A damage deposit of $100 made payable to the College of Charleston must be submitted on site at the regatta
prior to racing.  This is refundable if the boat and gear are returned undamaged.In the event damage cannot be attributed to a particular team, the repair costs will be divided evenly amongst all the competing teams. This check will be held until boats are inspected upon the completion of the regatta. If there is no damage, this check will be returned.
BOATS:
6.1.
Eighteen Z420 sailboats and eighteen
FJ sailboats will be provided by
the College of Charleston. Boats
will be sailed as provided.
6.2.
‘A’ division will sail one of the fleets on Saturday and ‘B’ division will sail the other fleet. At the PRO’s
discretion, A and B divisions will change fleets for Sunday’s races. If extreme weather conditions warrant
limiting boats on the water, all races will be sailed in Z420’s and the divisions will rotate after 2 race
sets.
7. SCHEDULE:
Friday, Nov.8
2-5PM Boats will be available for practice at the J.Stewart Walker Sailing Center, located at the north
end of the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC . Enter the marina
by the Fish House restaurant and turn north (right) towards the Yorktown. C of C Sailing is on the left.
Saturday, Nov.9
10AM check in and boat rigging.
10:30 Skippers Meeting Racing to follow immediately after.
Sunday, Nov. 10
10:30 first race. No race started after 3 PM.
7.1
Lunch will not be provided but Jersey Mike’s Subs is 5 minutes from the Sailing Center. 843 881 7996
280 W. Coleman
7.2
Changes to the schedule will be posted on the official notice board located on the outside wall of the
Sailing Center.
8. RACING AREA:
8.1 All races will be sailed in the Cooper River near
the “Yorktown”, or in the case of lighter winds and
strong current sailing will be in the area of “Crab Bank” to the south and east of the marina.
9.  COURSES:
9.1.
Based on conditions, the Race Committee will determine the courses as prescribed in ISSA PR 7.7.
10. SCORING:
10.1.
The regatta will be scored in accordance with ISSA Procedural Rules.
11. HOUSING:
Housing will not be provided. Some of the local hotels in the Mt. Pleasant- Patriots Point area are:
Charleston Harbor Resort- 843 856- 0028 20 Patriots Point Rd.
(the resort at our marina)
Hampton Inn – 843 881- 3300 255 Sessions Way.
Holiday Inn Express – 843 375- 2600 350 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Holiday Inn – 843 884-6000 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Sleep Inn – 408 414-7690 299 Wingo Way
Please mention College of Charleston sailing/athletics as many offer a discount.
12. COACHING:
Team leaders, chaperones, coaches, parents, advisors and other support personnel shall not go afloat
in the sailing area unless explicitly permitted by th
e regatta chairperson. The penalty for failing to
comply with this requirement may be the disqualification of all boats, competitors and teams perrsonnel.
13. Official NOTICE:
13.1.
No contestant shall use, either on or off the water, marijuana or any other controlled substance, as
defined in 21 U.S. Code 802, the possession of which is unlawful under U.S. Code 841, or alcoholic beverages (distilled spirits, wine, and beer, each as defined in Chapter 51of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and intended for beverage use). An alleged breach of this procedural rule shall not be grounds for a protest. However, when a report is received from any source, alleging such a breach a protest committee consisting of the regatta chairperson, a member of the ISSA Board of Directors, and thechairperson of the protest committee, shall follow the process described in RRS 69.1(b). If a hearing under RRS 69 is held, a competitor found to have breached this procedural rule shall be excluded from the remaining races of the series and, where practical, be removed from the regatta venues and sent home. Additional penalties consistent with RRS 69.2 may be imposed on the competitor or the competitor’s team. This regulation is in effect during the entire event from the date and time of arrival through the date and time of departure from the regatta site.
14. RIGHTS TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS:
14.1.
By participating in this event, competitors automatically grant to the Organizing Authority and the event
sponsors the right, in perpetuity, to make, use and show, at their discretion, any photography, audio and
video recordings, and other reproductions of them made at the venue or on the water from the time of
their arrival at the venue, until their final departure, without compensation.
15. WAIVER OF LIABILITY:
15.1.
Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors in this event are
participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race.
Competitors and their support staff will be required to sign a liability release waiver before they are able to compete.
15.2.
The race organizers (organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or
any other organization or official) will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or
the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event. By
participating in this event, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all
liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by
law.
16. REGATTA CONTACTS:
16.1.
Regatta Chairperson: Kevin Jewett, College of Charleston, Director of Sailing, 843-953-8252,
Jewettkg@cofc.edu
Regatta Host HS Team Rep: Ryan Hamm, James Island High School, 843-384-3777,
ryanhamm@sadlerandhamm.com