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Sarasota Bay Cup

Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:00 AM until Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:30 PM
Sarasota Sailing Squadron - Fleet 97
1717 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL  34236

MC Regional Regatta
Registration is required
Members pay for their own charges


2018 Sarasota MC Cup

March 2nd - 4th, 2018


1. Organizing Authority
The organizing authority is the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Sarasota, Florida.

2. Rules
The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2017-2020 and applicable One Design Class Rules.

3. Eligibility
The regatta is open to MC Scows and Melges 14s.

4. Registration and Fees
4.1. $150.00 per boat. Registration includes Friday Opening Social , 1 Saturday Dinner Ticket & 1 T-Shirt . 4.2. Please register and pay early! $25 Late Fee for registrations not paid in full prior to midnight on February 18, 2018. In addition, we cannot guarantee T-Shirts will be available.
4.3. Registration closes Friday, March 2 at 1000.
4.4. Extra Dinner Tickets are $20.
4.5. Registration is available at

5. Schedule of Events
Thursday, March 1, 2018
1700-1800 Registration

Friday, March 2, 2018
900-1000 Registration
1000 Competitor's meeting
1100 Warning Signal for first race of the day
1700 Opening Social

Saturday, March 3, 2018
1030 Warning Signal for first race of the day
Dinner to Follow Racing

Sunday, March 4, 2018
1030 Warning Signal for first race of the day
1400 No new races to start after this time
Awards to Follow Racing

6. Sailing Instructions
The sailing instructions will consist of the instructions in RRS Appendix S, Standard Sailing Instructions, and supplementary sailing instructions that will be on the official notice board located on the north patio of the club house.

7. Race Area
Racing will be in Sarasota Bay.

8. Boats and Measurement
For all classes, boat hulls, sails and foils shall meet the measurement standards as prescribed by the class association.

9. Scoring
9.1 One race will constitute a regatta.
9.2 Scoring instructions for each fleet will be in the SIs.

10. Prizes
Awards will be given out according to the number of registrants in each class and will be at the discretion of the Organizing Authority.

11. Disclaimer of Liability
Competitors participate in a regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 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.

12. Parking
The Sarasota Sailing Squadron is a very active sailing club. Parking is available for trailers and cars outside of the main entrance. Any cars/trailers parked inside the club blocking a member’s boat/trailer will be towed at the owner’s expense.

13. Accommodations
Limited tent camping and RV parking is available at the event, on a first come first serve basis. Tent/car camping is $10 per night, and RV spots are $30 per night. Please make your reservations early with the club management at 941-388-2355.

14. Melges 14 Charter Boats
Limited charter boats available. $300 charter fee includes sailing on Thursday before event. Contact to reserve your boat.

15. Further Information
Richard Elsishans – Race Captain
Craig Bridges – Club Manager
Host Club: Sarasota Sailing Squadron 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-2355