NOTICE OF RACE
48th ANNUAL GASPARILLA REGATTA – February 4, 2012
SPONSORED BY LEXUS OF TAMPA BAY & HOSTED BY THE TAMPA SAILING SQUADRON
Tampa Sailing Squadron is the organizing authority for this regatta. This event is governed by the Racing rules
of Sailing (RRS), applicable One Design Class rules and the WFPHRF Class Rules, except as any of these
may be modified by this Notice and the Regatta Sailing Instructions. The regatta is open to any sailing vessel
with a valid WFPHRF rating certificate, except that such certificate is waived for (a) class-legal One Design
boats racing in a One Design Class, and (b) the “Mother Lode” Class (TSS will assign a rating). This race is a
Category 4 event.
The following divisions are planned: Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Racer/Cruiser, True Cruising, One Design and
“Mother Lode”. Each division may be subdivided at the sole discretion of TSS, as the organizing authority, and
such subdivision is not grounds for a protest or request for redress.
Four (4) or more entries received by TSS no later than 1900 on Friday, February 3, may constitute a class.
Possible classes include J-24 and others. TO FORM A CLASS, CONTACT REGATTA CHAIRMAN KENT
BAILEY (813-727-1202) BEFORE JANUARY 31.
Sailing instructions will be available at the skipper’s meeting, February 3.
Schedule of events:
Friday – February 3, 2012
1700 – Hamburgers & Free Beer
1700 to 1900 – Late Registration
2000 – Skipper’s meeting
Saturday – February 4, 2012
0900 – Continental Breakfast
1030 – Warning signal for True Cruising and Mother Lode; Long Course, Pursuit Start.
Warning signal for Racer/Cruiser; Long Course Flag Starts.
1130 – Warning signal for the first class in the start sequence for Spinnaker, Non Spinnaker,
and One Designs; Drop Mark Course, Flag Starts.
1800 – Dinner, Trophies and Party
One (1) race is scheduled and one (1) race constitutes a regatta. There are no throw outs. Preliminary results
will be announced ASAP. Final results will be posted after any protest hearings. Trophies or awards for
performance in this regatta will be presented after dinner. The number of trophies will be based on the number
of entries in each class.
Any competitor who challenges a vessel confined to the Tampa Bay shipping channels causing them to file a report, or who violates a
moving or static safety or security zone resulting in the filing of a report will be scored DSQ. This changes Rule 63.1.
Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage or injury. Competitors in this event are participating entirely at their own risk.
See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers (organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or
any other official or agent) will not be responsible for any damage to any boat or other property or any personal injury or death, in
conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta. Each competitor agrees to participate entirely at his/her own risk and, to the
fullest extent permitted by law, waives any rights to sue the race organizers and releases the race organizers from any and all liability,
in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta. NOTE: It is ultimately the responsibility of each individual skipper to participate
or not – all factors, including weather, should be considered in the decision to race or continue racing.
For additional information, call Regatta Chairman Kent Bailey (813-727-1202) or Rumgatta@gmail.com
TSS Clubhouse: 813-645-8377. Some dock space available on a first-come basis.
Great Racing! Great Party!
NOTICE OF RACE AND ENTRY FORM AT WWW.SAIL-TSS.ORG
CHANNEL AND TIDES: WWW.SAIL-TSS.ORG