N o t i c e o f R e g a t t a

1996 J/24 Patagonia

Great Lakes Spring Regatta

May 17 - 19, 1996

Hosted by J/24 Fleet 150 and Muskegon Yacht Club, Muskegon, MI

High winds and sunny skies made for an exciting fun filled weekend of sailing on Muskegon Lake during the 1996 Great Lakes Spring Regatta. Check out the pictures here.
See the final results here


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Sponsors:

Aqua Batten Bainbridge Sailcloth - Hall Rigging - Harken - High Seas - Interlux - J World - Layline - Lorin Industries - Midwest Industrial Coatings - North Sails - North Wind Sails - Patagonia - Sailing World - Sierra Sport - Signs By Jim - Sobstad Sails - Team 1 - Newport Threadlines - Torresen Marine - TPI - UK Sails - West Bay Boat Works - West Marine

Rules:

This regatta will be governed by the IYRU Rules, the prescriptions of US Sailing, and the rules of the International J/24 Class Association (except as modified by the Sailing Instructions).

Eligibility:

This regatta is open to all J/24's as defined by the IJCA. Competitors must meet all ownership, class membership, and yacht measurement requirements, and must have paid all event fees before becoming official competitors.

Awards:

Awards will be provided by Patagonia and MYC J/24 Fleet 150. They will be given to the helmsperson of the top ten, and the crew of the top five official competitors.

Courses:

Racing will be on windward / leeward courses as specified by the Sailing Instructions. Course length will be based on sailing conditions. Racing will be on the waters of Muskegon Lake.

Scoring:

The Low Point Scoring System, Appendix 5.2 of the IYRR will apply, except that all races will be scored. Five races are scheduled.

Accommodations:

Rooms at the Orchard Inn are available at a special rate of $48.00 per night for double occupancy rooms (make reservations prior to May 10, ask for Mary Jane, and mention MYC J/24 regatta).

Orchard Inn 231.733.2601 $48 3450 Hoyt (and Bus. 31)

Holiday Inn 231.722.0100 $89 939 - 3rd St. (downtown, near lake)

Cornerhouse Motor Inn 231.733.1056 $45 3350 Glade St. (and Bus. 31)

1996 J/24 Patagonia

Great Lakes Spring Regatta

Schedule
Friday May 17 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Launching (MYC and Torresen)
  3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Registration and weigh-in
  3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Water Resources Institute info. booth
  4:00 pm In-water tuning seminar, free beer following
  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Lasagna dinner (menu also available until)
Saturday May 18 8:00 am to 9:30 am Launching (MYC only), registration, and weigh-in
  9:30 am Skipper's meeting
  11:30 am Warning signal to race 1, Races 2 and 3 follow
  6:00 pm and 8:00 pm Shrimp dinner by MYC Laser Fleet Lots of cool give-aways
Sunday May 19 8:00 am to 9:00 am Crew change weigh-in
  10:00 am Warning signal to race 4, race 5 to follow, no races started after 1:30 pm,
    Awards by Patagonia, Burger buffet

Launching and Parking:

Boats will be expected to launch Friday due to limited dry sail space. There will be protected dockage available, the cost of which is covered by your entry fee. Trailers will be stored at Torresen Marine for the weekend. The MYC parking lot is reserved for MYC members only. Guest parking is in the street or at Torresen Marine. Please make sure crew members are aware of these parking rules as any vehicle in the MYC lot without a parking sticker may be towed.

To expedite departure after races on Sunday, there will also be a hoist available at Torresen Marine.

Directions:

From the South:

US 31 north to Bus. 31 (Seaway Dr.) to west bound Norton Ave. (look for Meijer). Continue as Norton becomes Lincoln and curves to the right. Turn left when Lincoln ends at Lake Shore Dr. Proceed for ~1 mile, veer right onto Edgewater. MYC is on the right.

From the East:

I-96 becomes Bus. 31 (Seaway Dr.) to west bound Norton Ave. (look for Meijer). Continue as Norton becomes Lincoln and curves to the right. Turn left when Lincoln ends at Lake Shore Dr. Proceed for ~1 mile, veer right onto Edgewater. MYC is on the right.

From the North:

US 31 south to west bound Laketon Ave. This becomes Lakeshore Dr., veer right onto Edgewater. MYC is on the right.

Additional Information:

If you require further information, please contact Scott Sikkema at 231.456.7711 (W) or 231.451.2821 (H).

1996 J/24 Patagonia

Great Lakes Spring Regatta

O f f i c i a l E n t r y F o r m

Each entry must be submitted on this form or on a standard J/24 Entry Form. Entries must be accompanied by a check in the amount of $55.00 for US Sailing members ($60.00 for non-members), payable to "J/24 Fleet 150." Entries received after May 11 must include an additional late fee of $20.00. Entry fees will be refunded if cancellation is made prior to May 15.

Mail entry fees to:

J/24 Fleet 150

Muskegon Yacht Club

3198 Edgewater

Muskegon, MI 49411

Name: _______________________________________

Address: _______________________________________

City, State: _______________________________________

Phone: _____________________________

Boat Name: _____________________________

Sail No.: _______________

Hull Color: _______________

Yacht Club: _____________________________

US Sailing No: _______________

Entry Fee ($55.00 or $60.00): _____________

Late Fee ($20.00 if after May 11): _____________

Saturday Box Lunches ($5.00 ea.): _________ x $5.00 = _____________

Total: _____________

A shrimp dinner will be served Saturday evening starting at 6:00 pm and at 8:00 pm. This dinner is sponsored by the MYC Laser fleet. Call the Muskegon Yacht Club for reservations (231.755.1414). The banquet room upstairs is reserved for the regatta participants, and door prizes will be given away during this dinner.

J/24 Fleet 150
Muskegon Yacht Club
3198 Edgewater
Muskegon, MI 49441

1996 Patagonia Great Lakes Spring Regatta


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