Friday, January 31, 2014

2nd Annual Skyway Yacht Works J/Day Regatta - NOR

Hosted By Columbia Yacht Club
Notice of Race
June 28, 2014
Organizing Authority: Skyway Yacht Works
9864 South Avenue N #300
Chicago, IL
1.        RULES
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, the safety regulations and rules of the individual one design classes and pursuit race.
2.1.   The regatta is open to all J/Boats. Expected classes include J22, J/70, J/24, J88, J92, J100, J/105, J/109, J/111,J120, J122, J125, J130, J133.  In addition a J/PHRF(buoy) and J/Cruise  classes will be formed subject to sufficient participation.
2.2.   All classes without the sufficient number of boats are invited to participate in the J/Cruise (Distance) class
2.3.   Classes require a minimum of 3 boats. Division splits and class selections may be adjusted at the discretion of the Race Committee.
2.4.   The Registration deadline is 1700 hours on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014. Entries after the Late Registration deadline may be accepted at the discretion of the Race Committee and will require an additional $100 tax-deductible donation to Columbia Junior Sailing Program.
3.        ENTRY FEES
The Entry Fee is $60. The Entry Fee is payable by credit card at fees will be refunded if a registrant notifies the Race Committee of the withdrawal prior to the Entry Deadline.
4.        SCHEDULE:
Friday, June 27, 2014
Entry deadline 1700 hours
Saturday, June 28, 2013
Warning 1230 hours
Dock Party 1600 hours
Awards Presentation 1730 hours
Sailing Instructions will be available at COLYC, Skyway Yacht Yard and online at  on or about June 23, 2014.





6.1.   The courses to be sailed will be windward-leeward with 2 to 6 legs.  Windward offset marks and leeward gates may be used. There will be a pursuit race, with handicaps calculated at the start.

6.2.   If a J/Cruise class is formed, they will sail a specially designated random leg course that will designed to be Fun for J/Boat Owners, their Families, and Friends.

6.3.   The racing area will be due East of Monroe Street Harbor entrance.  The exact location will be in the Sailing Instructions. 


7.       SCORING

Four races are scheduled of which 1 shall be completed to constitute a series. Each boat’s total score will be the sum of the scores for all races, and no score will be excluded.    This modifies RRS A2. 

8.       SOCIAL

Saturday, June 28:  J/Party – Awards Presentation, Free Goose Island 312, BYOB

9.       DOCKING

There will be complimentary dockage available at Columbia YC on Saturday June 28.  This dockage will be in a side tie configuration with other boats rafted alongside at least 2-3 deep.


8.       PRIZES

Awards will be presented to the top third of each class. Additional prizes may be awarded to participants by sponsors.



Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers (OA, Race Committee, Protest Committee, sponsors, or any other organization or official) 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.  By participating in this race, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.



A big thank you to our title sponsors Skyway Yacht Works, LLC and Stearns Boating . Visit their websites either on your desktop or mobile device.

Skyway Yacht Works 

Stearns Boating           


       Also thank you to our supporting sponsors

       Gosse Island Brewery                                               

Dry Creek Vineyard:   

Taste any of Dry Creek’s  California wines  or Goose Island’s craft beers whenever you are at Columbia Yacht Club .




Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $300,000 per event or the equivalent.



For additional information please contact Steve at


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