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Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing, Inc

Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing and Rowing Craft Race

Saturday, June 9, 2018

 Race Announcement and Forms for Participation

See pdf chart here or at the bottom of this webpage to download individual forms

Down Load Required Race PDF files

2018 Race Announcement
DASH Cox Instructions
TAYLOR Cox Instructions
Skipper Notes Buoy 4 Round About
Crew Registration Form
Individual Crew Member Form
Skipper Notes TB Traditional Sail Craft Race

 BOATS: 

These races are conducted for traditional rowing and sailing boats. Such boats are defined as fixed-seat, rowing and/or sailing boats that are constructed primarily of wood and are of historic design.  

All competing boats must have USCG required safety gear plus a VHF radio and be able to pass a USCG safety inspection. 

 RACES: (Coxswain and skipper notes are posted on website.)

Taylor's Race-Against-the-Clock Challenge: You bring the crew; we bring the boat.

The race is an individual time trial style row of approximately 1,000 yards in an H-23.  H-23's are Mackinaw boats and are the host organization=s primary boat and are used in this race.  Heritage-23's, rigged for rowing, require four sweep rowers and a coxswain. In this event, Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing (HCS&R) will provide the boat for guest and local crews.  There will be an H-23 available for practice runs for registered teams beginning on May 15, 2018.  Contact us for available times.  This is an open event with no crew classification by age or gender.  Race crews must have logged  practice time in an H-23 prior to racing*.  First start:  9:00 am on Saturday, June 9th.  The fastest crew advances to the Tawas Bay Dash.  At least two (2) runs will be reserved for scramble crews made up of individual rowers who aren't part of a competing crew.  An individual wishing to row should contact us before the races.  Boats of other designs will be woven into this event when feasible to assist in the development of a handicapping formulas. The participation of other designs is encouraged and will help develop the handicap formula. 

Tawas Bay Dash: Bring your boat and crew.

The dash is a handicapped race open to any traditional, fixed-seat, rowing boats that are constructed primarily of wood.  Handicap ratings will be determined by boat weight, length, number of rowers and, perhaps, other characteristics.  The formula will be distributed by request.

Tawas Bay Traditional Craft Sailing Race: Bring your sail boat and crew.

An open race will be held for traditional sailing boats that are constructed primarily of wood. The race will utilize a reach-out/reach-in or a windward/leeward format with a Bahamian start

(sails up, anchored at start line).

   Buoy 4 Round About: Tentative.

      A rowing challenge of approximately 3-1/2 miles to be conducted Sunday, June 10, 2018 should there be interest.  Let us know if your crew wants to participate.

LOCATION:  East Tawas State Dock, East Tawas, Michigan (Foot of Newman Street) Visiting boats should launch at the DNR Ramp just east of the State Dock and call HCS&R on Channel 78 for a tow to the race site if needed. Should weather require the use of an alternate site, it will be posted on the HCS&R website and communicated to all registered entrants by phone to the number provided on the entry form.  A notice will also be posted at the launching ramp.

AWARDS: First Place awards will be presented for each race.

ENTRIES: Each crew must complete a Crew Registration Form and pay the appropriate fee.  Each participant must complete and sign a Crew Member Registration Form and Release of Liability. For those under the age of 18, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.  Because of time and boat limitations, entries may be limited.  Entries received by mail will be accepted until noon on June 8, 2018.  Please register by mail.  Crews bringing other traditional boats can register until 8:00 a.m. on race day.  

Entry Fees:  Entries fees are included in the HCS&R membership through August 31, 2018.  Fees are:

   HCS&R member crews:                          no charge

   H-23 Animikie:                               no charge

   Heritage-23 crew: 5 plus alternate: 6 members:

Taylor=s -Race-Against-the-Clock                $25.00 

Individual Scramble Crew Competitors:        $10.00

Other traditional rowing/sailing designs:    $25.00

Entry Forms: Entry forms are available on our website: www.heritage-23.org. A Crew List Form and an Individual Crew Member Form for each crew member are required.

We can assist in obtaining local accommodations.  Please call

989-460-2642.

* rowing crews bringing their own boats are exempt from the practice run requirement for the Race-Against-The-Clock.

Down Load Required Race PDF files

2018 Race Announcement
DASH Cox Instructions
TAYLOR Cox Instructions
Skipper Notes Buoy 4 Round About
Crew Registration Form
Individual Crew Member Form
Skipper Notes TB Traditional Sail Craft Race

 2018 Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing and Rowing Craft Regatta

COXSWAIN NOTES

Tawas Bay Dash:

The dash is a handicapped open race for traditional, fixed-seat, rowing boats that are constructed primarily of wood.  Handicap ratings will be determined by boat weight, length, number of rowers, and, perhaps, other characteristics.  The formula will be distributed by request.

THE PURPOSE OF ALL OF THIS IS TO BE SAFE AND  HAVE FUN!

Course drawing:

                                                                                                  

Start Sequence:

i           Start and finish lines to be at 90 degrees to the course of the race.

i           Start line will be between two markers. Finish gates are the same as the start gates.

i           Boats must assemble on the line in their drawn positions and adjust their

            positions as directed by the starter. Note: The coxswain, not the bow of the

            boat, should be in alignment with the start markers.

i           If a boat is asked to come up to the line and fails to comply the starter

            will use his/her discretion to start the race regardless.

i           The starter’s flag will be raised when crews are under starters orders.

The flag may be accompanied by the command “Attention”. The race starts when the starter sounds a horn or gives the command “Go”, dropping his flag at the same time.

i           In the event of a recall the starter will sound the horn two or more blasts, raise the flag and may call on the VHF radio.  Frequency is posted at the start tent.

i           The starter may use his/her discretion to disqualify any boat at the start line which is deemed to be trying to gain an unfair advantage, or require any boat that has false

            started to undertake a 360 degree turn as a penalty.

Finish:  Time will be marked when the bow of the boat crosses the finish line.  Corrected Times will be calculated and the winning team announced.          

Race Rules: Rowing:  Tawas Bay Dash: (+/- 1,000 yards)

Collision: A boat causing a collision with another boat will do a 720o turn. 

Overtaking:  An overtaking boat will be considered at fault in a collision. 

Hitting Mark:  A boat that strikes a turning mark with oars or hull will do a 360o turn.

2018 Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing and Rowing Craft Regatta

COXSWAIN NOTES

Down Load Required Race PDF files

2018 Race Announcement
DASH Cox Instructions
TAYLOR Cox Instructions
Skipper Notes Buoy 4 Round About
Crew Registration Form
Individual Crew Member Form
Skipper Notes TB Traditional Sail Craft Race

 

Taylor’s Race-Against-the-Clock Challenge:

The race is an individual boat time trial row of approximately 1,000yards in a Heritage-23.  In this event, Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing (HCS&R) will provide the boats for guest crews.  There will be a Heritage-23 available for practice runs for registered teams beginning on May 15, 2018.  Contact us (989-460-2642)for available times.  This is an open event with no crew classification by age or gender.  Race crews must have made a practice run in one of the primary event boats prior to racing.  First start:  9:00 am on Saturday, June 9th.  The participation of other designs will help develop the handicap formula.  At least two (2) runs will be reserved for scramble crews made up of individual rowers who aren’t part of a competing crew.  Bring the crew; we provide the boat.

THE PURPOSE OF ALL OF THIS IS TO HAVE FUN!

Course:

                                                                

Start sequence:           

i           Start line is between two orange buoy markers. The same 2 buoys mark the finish gates.

i           Boat must approach the line and adjust its position as directed by the starter. Note: The coxswain, not the bow of the boat, should be in alignment with the start markers.

i           The starter’s flag will be raised when crew is under starters orders.

The flag may be accompanied by the command “Attention”. The race starts when the starter sounds a horn or gives the command “Go”, dropping his flag at the same time.

i           In the event of a recall the starter will sound the horn two or more blasts, raise the flag and if necessary call on the VHF radio.  Frequency is posted at sign in tent.

Finish: Time will be marked when the bow of the boat crosses the finish line.

Penalties:      Hitting Mark:  A boat that strikes a turning mark with oars or hull will do a 360o turn.

A homeward bound boat has the right of way.  There may be two boats on the course at the same time. 
                                                                                             
                                                             BE   SAFE!  HAVE   FUN
!

COXSWAIN AND SKIPPER NOTES

Down Load Required Race PDF files

2018 Race Announcement
DASH Cox Instructions
TAYLOR Cox Instructions
Skipper Notes Buoy 4 Round About
Crew Registration Form
Individual Crew Member Form
Skipper Notes TB Traditional Sail Craft Race

Buoy 4 Round About

1.       A 3-1/2 mile group row.  Stay together.

2.       Dock Start: 9:00 Sunday 6/10

3.       Row “South” and round buoy 4 and return.

4.       Powerboat escort.                  

 Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing, Inc.

Post Office Box 221

Tawas City, MI 48764-0221

989-460-2642

davew@heritage-23.org  

CREW REGISTRATION  FORM

Team Name

 

Organization

 

Address

 

City, State, Zip

 

Phone

Land Line____________________ Cell________________________

Today’s Date

 

Crew Leader

 

BOAT  DESCRIPTION

Class

Length (LWL)

Dry Weight (#)

# Rowers

Sail Area

 

 

 

 

 

Boat weight includes safety gear, oars and/or sails.  Ready for sea.

CREW  LIST

Required Crew plus alternates.

1

7

2

8

3

9

4

10

5

11

6

12

Please mail completed forms (Crew Registration and Crew Member) to the address above.  Each competing crew member must have a completed Crew Member form.  Registration by mail will be accepted through 6/8/2018.  In person entries will be accepted on race day.

Number of crew members listed:     _______

Number of completed Individual Crew Member Forms attached:    _______

 Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing, Inc.

Post Office Box 221

Tawas City, MI 48764-0221

989-460-2642

davew@heritage-23.org

                 Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing and Rowing Boat Regatta

June 9, 2018

INDIVIDUAL CREW MEMBER FORM

Down Load Required Race PDF files

2018 Race Announcement
DASH Cox Instructions
TAYLOR Cox Instructions
Skipper Notes Buoy 4 Round About
Crew Registration Form
Individual Crew Member Form
Skipper Notes TB Traditional Sail Craft Race

Please print this form for each crew member and have them or parent/guardian complete it.

Crew Member Registration Form

 Team Name

 

 Crew Member Name

 

 Street Address

 

 City, State, Zip

 

 Email Address

 

AGE: 17 years old or less

YES: Parental Consent SIGNATURE Required.

 

         Gender

         Male   [    ]      Female   [    ]

         Phone:                                                   

 Home: (______)  ______-__________

 Cell: (_____)  ______-_________

 Day:  (______)  ______-__________

I have read the Release of Liability/Parental Consent (as appropriate) as presented on the reverse side of this form and included as part of this agreement, fully understand their terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid, the balance, notwithstanding shall continue in full force and effect.

Release of Liability Signature:     (See Release of liability on Reverse side of this form)

  Signature:

 Date:

Parental Consent Signature      (See Parental Consent on Reverse side of this form) see pdf charts for download at bottom of page

 Printed Name of Parent/Guardian:

 

 Printed Name of Minor:

 

 Address: Street

           City, State, Zip

 

 Phone:         Home

                 Cell

 

 Signature:

 Parent/Guardian (only if  

 participant is under the age of 18)

 

Please ATTACH INDIVIDUAL CREW MEMBER REGISTRATION FORMS TO CREW REGISTRATION FORM AND MAIL TO HERITAGE COAST SAILING AND ROWING AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS

 Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing and Rowing Boat Regatta, June 9, 2018

INDIVIDUAL CREW MEMBER FORM: PAGE 1 of 2 

   Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing, Inc.

Post Office Box 221

Tawas City, MI 48764-0221

989-460-2642

davew@heritage-23.org

Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing and Rowing Boat Regatta

June 9, 2018

INDIVIDUAL CREW MEMBER FORM

Down Load Required Race PDF files

2018 Race Announcement
DASH Cox Instructions
TAYLOR Cox Instructions
Skipper Notes Buoy 4 Round About
Crew Registration Form
Individual Crew Member Form
Skipper Notes TB Traditional Sail Craft Race

Please print this form for each crew member and have them or parent/guardian complete it.

Crew Member Registration Form

 Team Name

 

 Crew Member Name

 

 Street Address

 

 City, State, Zip

 

 Email Address

 

AGE: 17 years old or less

YES: Parental Consent SIGNATURE Required.

 

         Gender

         Male   [    ]      Female   [    ]

         Phone:                                                   

 Home: (______)  ______-__________

 Cell: (_____)  ______-_________

 Day:  (______)  ______-__________

I have read the Release of Liability/Parental Consent (as appropriate) as presented on the reverse side of this form and included as part of this agreement, fully understand their terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid, the balance, notwithstanding shall continue in full force and effect.

Release of Liability Signature:     (See Release of liability on Reverse side of this form)

  Signature:

 Date:

Parental Consent Signature      (See Parental Consent on Reverse side of this form)

 Printed Name of Parent/Guardian:

 

 Printed Name of Minor:

 

 Address: Street

           City, State, Zip

 

 Phone:         Home

                 Cell

 

 Signature:

 Parent/Guardian (only if  

 participant is under the age of 18)

 

Please ATTACH INDIVIDUAL CREW MEMBER REGISTRATION FORMS TO CREW REGISTRATION FORM AND MAIL TO HERITAGE COAST SAILING AND ROWING AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS

Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing and Rowing Boat Regatta, June 9, 2018

INDIVIDUAL CREW MEMBER FORM: PAGE 1 of 2

Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing and Rowing Boat Regatta, June 9, 2018

Parental Consent

   And I, the minor’s parent and/or legal guardian, understand the nature of Rowing, Sailing, Boating, and Boat Building Activities and the minor’s experience and capabilities and believe the minor to be qualified to participate in such Activity, I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on the minor’s account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations, and further agree that if, despite this release, I the minor or anyone on the minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the above  Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damage, or cost that may incur as the result of any such claim.  Please fill out and sign the Parental Consent Signature block on page 1 of this document.                                        

Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing and Rowing Boat Regatta, June 9, 2018

Down Load Required Race PDF files

2018 Race Announcement
DASH Cox Instructions
TAYLOR Cox Instructions
Skipper Notes Buoy 4 Round About
Crew Registration Form
Individual Crew Member Form
Skipper Notes TB Traditional Sail Craft Race

SKIPPER NOTES

Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing Craft Race:

 

1.  US Sailing rules apply.

2.  Individual boat ratings are based on Length at waterline, boat weight, number of crew members and sail area.  A copy of rating formula is available upon request.

3.  Starting line will be approximately perpendicular to wind direction.

4.  Anchor with bow behind starting line with sails up 5 minutes before race time.

5.  Start is by flag and horn or cannon.

6.  Windward/leeward or reach-out/reach-in around mark and offset mark.

7.  Starting Line is Finishing Line.  Times taken and adjusted per handicapping formula.

8.  Fastest boat and Fastest Corrected time awards.

 

Be Safe!  Have Fun!

2018 Race Announcement
DASH Cox Instructions
TAYLOR Cox Instructions
Skipper Notes Buoy 4 Round About
Crew Registration Form
Individual Crew Member Form
Skipper Notes TB Traditional Sail Craft Race

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