Notice of Race
J/22 Southwest Circuit , November 14-15, 2009
Southwest Circuit Heritage Cup   Houston Yacht Club

J/22 Southwest District, Houston Yacht Club and J/22 Fleet cordially invite you to attend the Southwest Circuit Heritage Cup, a J/22 2011 Southwest Circuit Regatta to be held Nov 14, 2009 through Nov 15, 2009. This is a five race regatta with the option for a sixth race for J/22 Sailboats. This is the regatta in the J/22 Southwest Circuit.

Rules:  The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined by the 2009-2012 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and is designated Category C as restricted by IJ22CA rule 2.9.8 (a). The same crew and the same three class sails must be used during the entire regatta. Substitutions can only be made with the written approval of the Protest Committee or Chief Judge. Boats shall be launched prior to 1200 (12 noon) on the first day of scheduled races. Boats (including rudders) may not be removed from the water during the regatta without the approval of the Protest Committee or Chief Judge. Sailing instructions will be distributed at registration.

Eligibility:  J/22 Class yachts in compliance with class rules will be scored.  In accordance with the J/22 Southwest District Notice of Circuit, owners and helmsmen who are not class members, boats without a valid measurement certificate or whose teams exceed the crew weight limit of 275kg in Class rule 8.9 may participate and be scored in this regatta, but their regatta finish shall not be kept for purposes of scoring in the Southwest District Circuit.

Location: The regatta will be held at Houston Yacht Club.

Fees:The entry fee is $65.00 pre-registered and $85 at registration. To be eligible for pre-registration, a completed registration form must be completed online before Nov. 11, 2009. Online registration is available on the SW District website at All registration fees are payable prior to 9:00 AM on Nov 14 2009. Entry fee includes Keg on Friday and Saturday,.

Scoring:Five races are scheduled of which two shall be completed to constitute a series. No races will be discarded this changes Appendix A2.

Inspection & Measurements: All participants are subject to inspection and measurement at any time during the regatta. The Race Committee may, at its discretion, inspect any yacht in order to confirm compliance with the prescribed class rules concerning construction and measurements, safety rules when racing, crew prohibition and restrictions when racing. Class royalty tags must be present on all sails.

Nov. 13, 2009 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration
Nov. 14, 2009 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration
  9:30 a.m. Skippers Meeting
  10:30 a.m. First Signal, up to 4 races to follow. 4th Race option must be agreed upon by the Current PRO and Local Fleet Representative. No warning signal will be made after 17:00
Nov, 15, 2009 9:30 a.m. First Signal.
A Class Flag will not be made after 12:00 PM



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