Super Full Moon Regatta – Sunday, Aug 10

This year we are doing something a little different with the Full Moon Regatta. Instead of 3 separate nights throughout the summer, we will have the regatta on one night – Sunday August 10. We will hold 3-4 races, starting at 2:00 pm with the skippers meeting. The race will be around the lake, with buoys set up near Colladay Point, the Country Club, Williams Point, and Springers. You will race the course at least 2 times in the daylight, and then again after sunset.

Schedule is as follows:

12:00 pm Final GO/NO GO posted on www.lksc.org
2:00 pm Competitor’s Briefing at Springers Restaurant
3:00 pm Warning Signal for Race 1. Other races to follow.
6:30 pm Dinner at Springers Restaurant
8:00 pm Warning Signal for Full Moon Race
9:00 pm Tentative time for awards at Springers Restaurant

There is no need to pre-register for this event, just show up and have a great time.

Full Moon Regatta 2014 Notice of Race

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NOTICE OF RACE

Lake Kegonsa Sailing Club

SUPER FULL MOON REGATTA 2014

RACE DATE: Sunday, August 10th – A 3-4 race series starting at 3:00 pm.

ORGANIZING AUTHORITY: Lake Kegonsa Sailing Club (LKSC)

RULES: This regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. No luffing is allowed for safety in the dark. Luffing shall be defined as changing course to windward after another boat has approached within two boat lengths from any direction. A boat passing to windward or leeward must maintain at least two boat lengths to either side until no overlap exists. This changes RRS 11.

FLEETS: All fleets are welcome and will start together unless the PRO determines otherwise. Three boats are required to form a class and be scored one design.  The starting order and signals will be announced at the Competitor’s Briefing.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: We will be taking on-site registrations only, available until 2:30 pm the day of the event.   Due to safety the maximum regatta sail boats will be fifty participants unless approved by the PRO.

REGISTRATION FEES: $30 for LKSC members, $40 for non-LKSC members.  On-site registration only.   Fee includes meal and one draft beer at Springer’s starting at 6:30 for the skippers.  Additional meal tickets for crew and guests will be available at registration.  After the regatta, there will be a Super Full Moon Regatta party and awards ceremony.

ELIGIBILITY: Only boats with a minimum overall length of 10 feet can participate. Boats need to be prepared to sail at night. Navigation lights shall be used in compliance with WI state law. Good seamanship requires the navigating skills to sail safely at night. Handheld marine VHF radios are recommended for safety.

SCORING:The Low-Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A will apply.  One race will constitute a series. No scores will be excluded. This modifies RRS Appendix A.

MEASUREMENT: Boats racing shall comply with all requirements of their class association or handicap system.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: Will be available at the Competitors’ Briefing to be held at Springer’s Restaurant on Lake Kegonsa at 2:00 pm on the day of the race and at www.lksc.org.

NOTICES TO COMPETITORS: Will be posted on the Race Information Notice Board at Springer’s restaurant.

SAILING AREAS/COURSES: All races will be conducted in Lake Kegonsa. Three to four races are planned for the regatta.

See lksc.org for possible race courses. Approximate longitude and latitude of course marks is provided on the website to assist in finding the marks in the dark. GPS coordinates are for assistance only the on the water marks define the courses. Please note that the marks are not dependent on wind direction.

REGATTA CANCELLATION: A go/no go race decision will be posted on lksc.org at 12:00 pm on the day of the regatta.

SAFETY AT NIGHT: All regattas will be conducted at night. All participants must comply with Wisconsin night time boating laws and regulations.

LOGISTICS: The LKSC website www.lksc.org/ has a good printable map of Lake Kegonsa. http://madisonshorefishing.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/pleasant-springs-boat-launch/ has further information about launching. There are three public launch points on Lake Kegonsa, however, the Pleasant Springs launch is closed for the year. Be sure to check local regulations for launch use. Lake Kegonsa State park adjacent to both Lake Kegonsa and Springer’s has a launch site and camping for those staying the night. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/lakekegonsa/

TROPHIES: Presentation of trophies will be at the Super Full Moon Regatta Party. There will be prizes for each class for the regatta.

PRO: Ken Johnson of Lake Kegonsa will be our Race Officer.

QUESTIONS: Please email ken@kegonsa.com

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:          Sunday, August 10, 2014

12:00 pm        Final GO/NO GO posted on www.lksc.org

2:00 pm          Competitor’s Briefing at Springers Restaurant

3:00 pm          Warning Signal for Race 1.  Other races to follow.

6:30 pm          Dinner at Springers Restaurant

8:00 pm          Warning Signal for Full Moon Race

9:00 pm          Tentative time for awards at Springers Restaurant