International Penguin Class Dinghy Association

2016 International Championship

August 27 – 28, 2016

Hosted by: TRED Avon Yacht Club

Oxford, Maryland

This Regatta is sanctioned by the International Penguin Class Dinghy Association (IPCDA), and will be conducted by IPCDA and hosted by the Tred Avon Yacht Club as part of the

Tred Avon YC Heritage Regatta. The Regatta shall be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS), and the IPCDA Class rules except as modified by this Notice of

Race and the Sailing Instructions.


The following 5 items shall apply:
l. Minimum crew weight is 290 lbs for classic boats and 310 lbs. for modern boats*. Minimum hull weight is 140 lbs. Excess hull weight may be applied towards the crew weight

2. Any boat that capsizes during a race, as defined by the mast hitting the water, shall retire from that race.
3. Anchors are not required.
4. One serviceable paddle is required.

5. A painter not less than 25’ in length and 3/16” diameter is required.

Notice is hereby given that all participants, including spectators, officials and others, participate in this event including pre- and post-race activities entirely at their own risk.


*Modern boat definition includes Burtis, Innovator, & Freedom hulls. Class measurer or his designate shall make classification decisions.


Advertising and Sponsors:
The Regatta is designated Category A in accordance with Rule 79 of the RRS. There will not be a penalty for items that are approved by the Organizing Authority.


International Championship: The skipper shall be a member in good standing of the IPCDA and have acknowledgement of payment of 2016 dues. For skippers sailing with

non-family member minor crew (under the age of 19), the name and emergency phone numbers of the parents will be required or you can complete a Parental Permission Form.


Registration fee       
                 $35.00 US    

                                     Online registration for the event at WWW.TAYC.COM is required.  Participants will be able to complete on-line registration at the event, but advance registration is recommended.


Sailing Instructions:
Sailing Instructions are available at the Tred Avon Yacht Club web site and will be available for inspection at TAYC at the skippers meeting.

Measurements will be conducted from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday August 27, 2016. Measurements may include but are not limited to hull weight, crew weight, sails, and safety gear.

All equipment and measurement items are subject to measurement at any point up to the awards presentation.



The low point scoring system with no bonus points from the RRS Appendix A will be used. In the event that six or more races are sailed, there will be a provision for a throw-out.

Three races shall constitute a series for the International Championships.


Awards will be presented to the top five finishers overall and to the top junior team in the Senior Championships. Several other special awards will be presented and include

the GrandMaster’s Award (highest skipper born prior to August 27th, 1956), the top woman skipper, and top family team.


Schedule of Events: 2016 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – Tred Avon Yacht Club
August 27th .              
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM     Registration and Measurement   -
10:00 AM        Skipper’s Meeting11:00 AM      First Warning  

Sunday , August 28th               
10:00 AM       First Warning  

No race will be started after 1430

Trophy Presentation  to follow racing   

The Race Committee has the option to hold as many races daily as possible weather permitting.


Continental Breakfast 0800 – 0900 Lunch:  Bag lunches ($8) (sandwich, 2 snacks, 1 bottle water) are available for purchase at club.  Please order at check-in Sat AM.

Social: Cash bar and dinner available for separate charge available after racing Saturday.  A la carte meal and cash bar available after racing on Sunday.

Communication : QUESTIONS: E-mail: Charlie Krafft,, 410-257-2379
A copy of this Notice of Race, Entry Form, and the General Information Package can be found on the Penguin Class Web Site

TAYC one design centerboard Chairman. Braden Loveless  PRO ___

Accommodations: There are numerous hotels in the Oxford / Easton , as well as Bed and Breakfasts.


Entry Form

2016 Penguin International Championship

Skipper ______________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________
City____________________________ State _____ Zip __________
Phone ______________________(H) __________________________(cell)
E-Mail __________________________________________________
Crew Name ______________________________________________
Boat #________________ Boat Name__________________________
Special Awards Eligibility (please check if applicable)
GrandMaster’s (skipper born prior to August 27th, 1956) ___

Junior (skipper born after August 27th, 1997) ____Family Team _____

Release From Liability
The undersigned releases the International Penguin Class Dinghy Association, the Tred Avon Yacht Club and their respective Officers, and the Race Committee from any liability for personal injury

or illness or property damage or loss resulting from or incidental to my participation in any aspect of this event. My participation is voluntary. My equipment is in safe condition. To the best of my

knowledge, I am physically well enough to participate safely. I agree to be bound by The Racing Rules of Sailing, and by all other rules that govern this event.


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Skipper                                                                   Date                       Crew                    Date