WCSC’s annual Hospice Regatta provides a competitive weekend of sailing at all levels and camaraderie with fellow sailors all while supporting the Hospice of the Upstate, located in Anderson, South Carolina.
Register for the regatta, buy meal tickets, buy regatta clothing, raffle tickets and sign up for Sailing for others at our event site here.
Sept 25th- Sept 26th
Bloomington Yacht Club
2021 Lake Lemon Regatta
Sept 25th- Sept 26th
Bloomington Yacht Club
NOTICE OF RACE
Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be some changes to the normal format.
- Each competitor or guest will be required to sign a liability waiver that affirms your understanding of the risks involved with attending this event to include the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Each competitor or guest will be required to sign an attestation that they have been fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the start of the event.
- Masks are required while in the clubhouse, or where social distancing of 6' or more cannot be maintained.
- Competitor’s access to the clubhouse is only allow for restroom and shower access and as noted above a mask must be worn while inside the clubhouse. All other clubhouse space will be used for regatta meal prep and staff only.
- This event is also contingent on various factors including Federal/State/County guidance or orders, and the health and fitness of support staff. We will do our best to keep you informed of any changes that may be required.
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 The prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing) national authority will apply.
2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 The regatta shall be open to all sailboats which have a current Basic Portsmouth Number (D-PN) assigned under the Portsmouth Yardstick handicap rating system as published by the United States Sailing Association ("USSA").
2.3 All entries shall be divided into “A” and “B” fleets, based on their overall length of more or less than 14 feet.
2.4 The Lake Lemon Regatta serves as the final event in the Y-Flyer Mid-America Cup series. The Y-Flyers will be scored separately throughout the regatta.
2.5 Any classes for which there are eight (8) or more entries before the first Competitors Meeting shall constitute a fleet and will be scored separately. Any such fleets shall be eligible for a separate series of awards.
3.1 An entry fees must be paid when you register/check-in at the event.
3.2 $40 per boat/skipper, $20 per crew or junior skipper. Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner on Saturday and breakfast, lunch on Sunday
3.3 Extra meal tickets may be purchased for non-competitors at registration/check-in. $5.00 for each breakfast or lunch, $10.00 for Saturday dinner, $20.00 for all 5 meals.
4.1 Friday, Sept 24th
1800 Club will be open for early arrivals and camping.
4.2 Saturday, Sept 25th
0900-1200 Competitor Registration / Check-in
1230 Competitors Meeting / Lunch
1300 First Warning Signal
1730 Happy Hour
4.3 Sunday, Sept 26th
1000 First Warning Signal, no races will be started after 1200
1300 Lunch / Awards
4.4 The number of races scheduled each day will be weather dependent, and at the discretion of the race committee.
5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
5.1 The sailing instructions will be available at registration/check-in.
6 VENUE AND COURSES
6.1 Races will be on Lake Lemon, generally within a half-mile of the Bloomington Yacht Club.
Bloomington Yacht Club, 8911 E Sail Away Ln, Unionville, IN 47468
7 THE COURSES
7.1 See Sailing Instructions for course details.
8.1 One (1) races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
8.2 Scoring will be in accordance with RRS Appendix A.
8.3 If five (5) or fewer races are completed, each boat’s series score shall be the total of her race scores with no score excluded.
8.4 If six (6) or more races are completed, each boat’s series score shall be the total of her race scores with her worst score excluded.
9.1 Prizes will be awarded to top competitors in each fleet scored in the series. The number of prizes awarded to each fleet will be based on the number of competitors and at the discretion of the race committee.
10 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
10.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. Competitors will be required to sign a waiver and release at check-in.
11.1 Competitors are welcome to camp at the Bloomington Yacht Club facility. Restrooms and a shower are available. If you will be arriving early, please let someone on the contact list know so we can make sure the club facility is open for you.
12.1 Drive IN 45 to Unionville, IN. Take Shuffle Creek Road north to South Shore Drive. Take South Shore Drive east to The Port Hole Inn bar and grill. Take Sail Away Lane north to the Bloomington Yacht Club. Or follow your GPS to 8911 East Sailaway Lane, Unionville, Indiana. Or visit www.bloomingtonyachtclub.org for map and directions.
13 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information, please contact:
Club: Upper Keys Sailing Club
Location: Key Largo, FL
Dates: February 21, 2022 – February 26, 2022