Notice of Race


2018 Halloween Regatta       October 5 -7, 2018


Halloween Regatta 2017

October 6-8, 2017

The organizing authority is the Augusta Sailing Club at Strom Thurmond Lake, Appling Georgia.


1        RULES

1.1     The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020, Individual Class Rules and Sailing Instructions.

1.2     Under RRS87, rules of the Optimist Class are changed as follows: For Optimist Class Green Fleet: Registered Optimist Class boats with hulls older than 1995 are grandfathered and will not come under current class rules.


2.1     The regatta is open to all one design class boats. Three registered boats shall constitute a class. Expected Classes include: MC Scow, C Scow, E Scow, JY-15, Lightning, Thistle, J22, J24, Laser (Jr & Sr), Optimist (All levels), O’pen Bic, and Sunfish (Jr & Sr).

2.2     The regatta is open to boats of the PHRF classes for Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker that have a current Augusta Sailing Club PHRF certificate and sail in compliance with that certificate. Non-ASC PHRF boats may obtain a certificate by contacting the club no later than the close of early registration.

2.3     Eligible boats may enter by completing the registration form and submitting it with the required forms and fees to the Augusta Sailing Club by 10:00 am on Saturday, October 7.

2.4     On-line registration at closes midnight October 4th. On-line registration is complete when payment is made. Registrants will receive an immediate confirmation email. On-site registration is October 6th and 7th.

2.5     Registration is considered complete when the registration packet is picked up and the waiver and release of liability is signed and all fees are paid.

2.6     By registering all registrants agree that they will be bound by the RRS and all other rules that govern this event.

3        FEES

3.1     Required Fees are as follows:

          Early Registration period is now until midnight, September 25nd. Early Registration fees include racing, live music, one Saturday dinner, one Sunday Breakfast, one T-shirt voucher redeemable during the regatta at Coral Reef Sailing Apparel.

          Early Registration is $40 for skippers age 18 and under at the time of the regatta.

          Early Registration is $70 for skippers age 19 and older at the time of the regatta.

3.2     Late Registration Fees and Discount.

          Late registration applies to skippers registering after midnight September 25nd. On-line registration closes midnight October 4th. Late registration will be available on-site. Late registration includes racing, live music, one Saturday dinner, one Sunday Breakfast.

          Late registration is $85 (age 19 and over) and $45 (age 18 and under).

          Members of US Sailing will be given a $5 discount. This discount applies to on-line registration only. On-line registration closes midnight October 4th.

3.3     Other Fees. Meal tickets for crew, family, and guests must be purchased in advance through (for credit card payments) or (for club account or pay on-site). On-line registration closes midnight October 4th. See the schedule for meal fees. On-site camping is free.

4        SCHEDULE

4.1     Registration (on-site):

          Friday, October 6 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

          Saturday, October 7 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

4.2     Dates of Racing:

          Saturday, October 7

          Sunday, October 8

4.3     The scheduled time of the warning signal for Saturday is 12:30 pm. The scheduled time of the warning signal for Sunday is 10:00 am.

4.4     On the last scheduled day of racing no warning signal will be made after 1:00 pm


5.1     The sailing instructions will be available after Friday, September 29th.

6        VENUE

6.1     The Augusta Sailing Club is located at 5462 Sailing Rd, Appling GA 30802

7        THE COURSES

7.1     The courses to be sailed will be as described in the sailing instructions. Separate courses may be established for up to four Divisions.


8.1     For all classes RRS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

9        SCORING

9.1     The scoring system is the Low Point System of RRS Appendix A, except that all races will be scored.


10.1    Competitors should consider the distance to their race course when deciding when to launch. The distance from the launching site to a starting line may be up to four miles. It is your responsibility to leave the dock in time to make it to the race course.

10.2    Space is limited at the launch and recovery dock. Boats should plan to depart as soon as practical after launching and to recover as soon as practical upon returning to the dock.

10.3    We will use golf carts to assist in launching and recovering trailer boats in the West Ramp parking lot and ramp area. This is to be helpful, and to minimize the number of vehicles in the launch area. The use of private vehicles during the assisted launch and recovery windows is prohibited.

10.4    We begin assisted launching two hours before the warning signal on Saturday and 90 minutes before the warning signal on Sunday. Please consider the number of boats. Boats waiting until late in the launch window may be delayed. The assisted launching ends 30 minutes prior to the warning signal each day.

10.5    We provide assisted recovery of boats for 90 minutes following the end of racing on Saturday and Sunday.

10.6    Keelboats should launch before the assisted launch window on Saturday and plan to stay in the water for the weekend.

10.7    Optis, O’pen Bics, and other boats on hand dollies should launch from the East Point Beach.

10.8    Other competitors launching or recovering outside of the designated times should plan to use their own vehicles.


11.1    Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.

11.2    The Race Committee will provide for the use of Marine VHF radio channels in the sailing instructions.

11.3    Transmitting images on open social media by a boat that is racing shall not be a violation of 11.1 above unless it results in a competitive advantage. Boats are encouraged to tag social media posts with hashtags #augustasailingclub #halloweenregatta @sweetwaterbrew #savannahriverkeeper

12      PRIZES

12.1    Prizes will be awarded in each Class.


13.1    Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The Augusta Sailing Club 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.

14      FURTHER INFORMATION For further information please contact

          Campsite assignment: Scott Leggio, 706-830-1540,

          PHRF Certificates: Tom Renard, 706-799-2547,

          Registration: Siobhan Maley, 706-863-5188,                

          Race Committee: Bob Harkrider, 706-840-1468 cell,706-736-1500w,

          Club Manager, Chris Newton, 706-305-7357,

          Event Chair: Daniel Fodera, 706-951-1120,

MEAL AND SOCIAL FEES – Please purchase meal tickets for crew, family, and guests in advance through the websites. These prices are for advance purchase, meal prices at the door may be higher and limited availability. On-line registration closes at Midnight October 4th. Registration fees include a Saturday Dinner and a Sunday breakfast.

Friday night cook out $10. Youth (age 5-11) $5, kids under 5 eat free

Saturday bag lunches $8

Saturday Dinner: Adult $15, Youth (age 5-11) $7, Under 5 Free

Sunday Breakfast: Adults $5, Youth 5-11 free, under 5 free.

Bracelets for beer and wine $15 good for Friday and Saturday (may be purchased on site)



12:00 Noon             Club grounds open for early arrival

4:30 - 7:30 pm        On-site registration.

5:30 -11:00 pm       Bar opens with beer and wine. Beer includes craft beer from Sweetwater Brewery. Please drink responsibly.

6:00 - 7:30 pm        Friday Night Cook Out: Burgers and dogs with all the trimmings

8:00 - 10:30 pm      Live Music by Brindle Blue

11:00 pm                Bar closes. Quiet hours between 11:00pm and 7:00am.


8:00 - 10:00 am      Continental Breakfast - Free.

8:00 - 10:00 am      Registration Open.

10:30 am                Competitors Meeting.

10:30 - 11:30          Bag Lunches available for pick up.

12:30 pm                Warning Signal. Racing Begins

5:00 – 11:00 pm      Bar opens with beer, wine and munchies. Costumes, especially pirate costumes, are welcome. Beer includes craft beer from Sweetwater Brewery. Please drink responsibly.

6:00 pm                  Dinner

7:00 pm                  Hayrack rides

7:30 pm                  Costume parade and best costume contest. Kids prizes sponsored by Cartoon Network.

8:00 -11:00 pm       Live Music by Pat Blanchard

11:00 pm                Bar closes

12:00 to 7:00 am     Quiet hours: Please show respect for campers sleeping on site


7:00 – 8:30 am        Big Breakfast

10:00 am                Racing resumes

2:00 pm                  Award presentation ceremonyard presentation ceremony