NOTICE OF RACE
International Penguin Class Dinghy Association
2017 International Championship
August 17 – 18, 2017
Hosted by: Severn Sailing Association
This Regatta is sanctioned by the International Penguin Class Dinghy Association (IPCDA), and will be conducted by IPCDA and hosted by the Severn Sailing Association. The Regatta shall be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing (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. Up to 40 lbs. of non-floatable ballast is permitted.
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 NLT 25’ 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.
The Regatta is designated Category A in accordance with Rule 80 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 2017 dues. For skippers sailing with non-family member minor crew (under the age of 18), the name and emergency phone numbers of the parents will be required or you can complete a Parental Permission Form. Juniors (19 or under) may also sail in the “Senior” International Championship, however to be eligible for senior awards, they must meet the senior weight rule.
International Championship $50.00 US
Entries with checks made payable to IPCDA should be mailed to: Penguin Internationals c/o Charles Krafft,
Sailing Instructions will be available at the Skipper’s Meeting.
Measurements will be conducted from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM on Thursday August 17, 2017. Measurements may include but are not limited to hull weight, crew weight, 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. Other special awards include the Penso Classic Boat, Tennerstedt GrandMaster’s, the Bert and Faith Israel trophy for the top woman skipper, and Lawson family team award.
Schedule of Events: 2017
INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – Severn Sailing Association
Thursday, August 17th.
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Registration and Measurement -
10:00 AM Skipper’s Meeting
AM First Warning
Friday, August 18th
10:30 AM First Warning
presentation to follow racing
The Race Committee has the option to hold as many races daily as possible weather permitting. The intent is to have a total of seven races for the event.
Communication : QUESTIONS: E-mail: Charlie Krafft, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 http://www.penguinclass.com.
2017 Penguin International Championship
City____________________________ State _____ Zip __________
Phone ______________________(H) __________________________(cell)
Crew Name ______________________________________________
Boat #________________ Boat Name__________________________
Special Awards Eligibility (please check if applicable)
GrandMaster’s (skipper born prior to August 18, 1957) ___
Junior (skipper born after August 17th, 1998) ____Family Team _____
Release From Liability
The undersigned releases the International Penguin Class Dinghy Association, the Severn Sailing Association 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.
Skipper Date Crew Date
Fees for International Championship $50
Entry forms with the
appropriate registration fee payable to the IPCDA should be mailed to:
Penguin Internationals c/o Charles Krafft,