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Notice of Race

2002 Richardson Trophy

Richardson Trophy Match Racing Championships

Duluth Yacht Club
P.O. Box 18
Duluth, MN 55801
(218) 722-6255
(218) 722-4308 (fax)

September 21-22, 2002


I. Organizing Authority

  1. The organizing authority will be The Duluth Yacht Club.

II. Venue

  1. Racing will take place on the waters of Lake Superior near the Duluth Entry or in Superior Bay. The Duluth Yacht Club will be the regatta center.

III. The Provisional Program is:

  1. The regatta office opens at noon on September 20, 2002.


  2. Registration will be from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2002 and 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. September 21, 2002.


  3. The first briefing will be at 9:00 a.m. September 21, 2002.


  4. The first meeting with the umpires will be at the first briefing.


  5. Racing will be from Saturday, September 21 to Sunday, September 22 if necessary.


  6. The time of the first race each day will be 10:00 a.m.

IV. Skippers eligibility

  1. In compliance with the Richardson Trophy Deed of Gift, each association which is a member in good standing of the Yacht Racing Union of the Great Lakes (YRUGL) may select a skipper who regularly resides in its area and is a member of any yacht club which is a member of such association. The selection process shall use such standards as reasonable to select a skipper who has demonstrated championship ability preceding the races in which he or she is to compete. Such skipper may select as crew only members who regularly reside in the area of such association or who have regularly crewed for the skipper in the preceding year.


  2. The designated skipper shall helm the yacht at all times while racing, except in an emergency.

V. Dates and Fees

  1. The skipper shall be entered on completion of registration, and the payment of all fees and deposits.


  2. Entry fee
  3. Damage Deposit

VI. Rules

  1. The following rules shall govern the event:


  2. A Jury will be appointed, subject to the approval of the USSA in accordance with RRS Appendix Q.

VII. Boats and Sails

  1. The event will be sailed in J 24s.


  2. Boats will be provided.


  3. The following sails will be provided for each boat: Mainsail, Jib, and Spinnaker.


  4. Boats will be associated by draw based on the schedule as provided at the first briefing.

VIII. Crew (including skipper)

  1. All registered crew shall sail all races.


  2. The total crew including skipper will be four people.

IX. Event Format

  1. The event will consist of races determined by draw at the briefing


  2. The organizing committee may vary the format, terminate or eliminate any round, when conditions do not permit the completion of the intended format or when a clear winner has been determined.

X. Course

  1. The course will be windward/leeward twice around with starboard roundings, finishing downwind.

XI. Prizes

  1. The winner of the championship will be awarded the Richardson Trophy.

XII. Media, Images and Sound

  1. The organizing authority shall have the right to use any image and sound recorded during the event free of any charge.

XIII. Disclaimer

  1. All those taking part in the regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. The Duluth Yacht Club and any and all sponsors disclaim any and every responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that might occur to persons and things, both ashore and at sea, as a consequence of participation in any way in the races.


  2. The attention of competitors is particularly drawn to the whole of RRS Fundamental Rule 4.

XIV. Invitations

  1. YRUGL Vice Presidents please notify Scott Spaeth, President, YRUGL of your team selection as soon as possible. Telephone: (651) 291-7430; E-mail: Coralsunset@aol.com


  2. Skippers should contact the Race Organizers, Richardson Trophy, Sailing Office upon arrival at:


  3. For further information visit the YRUGL web site at: www.yrugl.org or www.lsya.org or www.duluthyachtclub.com

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