Duck Cup- June 3-4, 2023

NOTICE OF RACE

2022 Duck Cup

Organizing Authority – East Coast Sailboats

Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th 2023

Location- Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports, Duck NC

Registration Link- REGISTER HERE

1.RULES

     The event is governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

2. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

     The Sailing Instructions will be available on June 5 at check-in.

3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
     3.1 Multihulls, Catamarans and Trimarans 23 feet and less.
     3.2 Registration is limited to 30 boats.
     3.3 HOW will folks register?  See link or Contact Us

4. FEES
     The entry fee for single-handed boats is $55 and double-handed boats $65.

5. SCHEDULE

6. VENUE- TBD

     NOR Attachment 1 shows the location of the host venue. Need to attach.         

7. COURSES
     7.1 Both races with both races starting and ending at Nor’Banks. Competitors are welcome to enter either the Long or short course each day. All races are weather dependent and may be  changed to fit conditions.
     7.2 Long course – 20+ miles wind dependent north or South to a mark and return to Nor’Banks. Le Man’s start, finish line completion.
     7.3 Short course – Nor’Banks to bridge, to mark and back to Nor’Banks . Le Man’s start, finish line completion.
     7.4 Each day’s race will begin using a Le Mans Style Start at 11am. Starting order will be determined by random drawing on Saturday and on Sunday by your finish on Saturday.

8. PENALTY SYSTEM

     RRS Appendix V1 shall apply.

9. SCORING

     9.1 Portsmouth Handicap will apply.
     9.2 No scores shall be excluded.
     9.3 One race on each course shall constitute a regatta.

10. SAFETY

     10.1 Covid rules take priority and are based on state guidelines.
     10.2 A waiver must be signed.
     10.3 A USCG or equivalent PFD must be always worn on the water.
     10.4 A VHF radio monitoring channel 7 or a mobile phone must be on board.
     10.5 GPS units are permitted.
     10.6 A safety boat will monitor the courses.

11. RISK STATEMENT

     RRS 3 states: ‘The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone.’ By participating in this event each competitor agrees and acknowledges that  sailing is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks. These risks include strong winds   and rough seas, sudden changes in weather, failure of equipment, boat handling errors, poor  seamanship by other boats, loss of balance on an unstable platform and fatigue resulting in increased risk of injury. Inherent in the sport of sailing is the risk of permanent, catastrophic  injury or death by drowning, trauma, hypothermia, or other causes.  Competitors voluntarily assume the risks associated with communicable diseases including but not limited to COVID-19.

12. Prizes

     Prizes will be given – TBD

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Boat setup and staging area TBD
Host: Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports
Organizer: Hardy Peters, East Coast Sailboats, 252-489-3491 or info@eastcoastsailboats.com

Registration Link- REGISTER HERE

Housing- Air B&B, Hotel, camp ground, home rental, friends couch. Limited camping/RV at our warehouse facility
Sunset cash bar opens at 5 PM, Village Table and Tavern, Downstairs, West side.

Registrations 2023

Name Boat Sail#
Hardy Peters/Crew Nacra F20 TBD
James Eaton/Jessica Nacra  F18  Evolution TBD