SYSCO 2021 Match Race : SYSCO

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DESCRIPTION: This year SYSCO will be introducing Match Racing for the onedesign
fleets. This involves two boats of equal class racing against each on a
specific course. It’s like the America’s Cup but in Cal-20s or Merit-25s. If there
are more than two boats in the fleet wanting to race, there will be a series of
round-robin match races to determine the winner. Sounds like fun and it’s a
great way to improve your boat handling skills! Because Match Racing is new
to many SYSCO sailors, we will be having 2 seminars and 1 practice Match
Race before the event. The seminars will be run by Craig Daniels and Dierk
Polzin on May 19 and 26 – time and place (or possible Zoom seminar) to be
determined later. The practice race will be held on a Saturday, July 10. There
will be on-the-water coaches and judges helping out. The actual Match Racing
event will be held on Saturday, July 17 and 24. There are a number of online
videos that help you prepare for match racing. You may wish to start with
Dave Perry’s welcome and go from there. Click on

ELIGIBILITY AND INSTRUCTIONS: Match Racing will open to all SYSCO and
OCSA members in one-design fleets. Races will be governed by the Match Racing
Rules of Sailing, OCSA General Sailing Instructions, and supplemental sailing
instructions posted on the OCSA Event Notice Board. Match Racing seminars
highlighting rules and tactics will be run May 19 and 26, time and place TBD.
DATES AND TIMES: An on-the-water practice race will be on Saturday, July 10
at 1300 hours. Match Races will be run on Saturdays, July 17 and 24. All races
will begin at 1300 hours.

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News & Notices

  • Feb 03, 2021 16:55 EST

    SYSCO COVID-19 Special Regulations:

    Race only if you can do so safely per current COVID guidance ( 
Boats should retain a copy of the current guidance onboard.  Limiting crew to 2 households/COVID Pods also recommended.

    Amendment No. 1 to Sailing Instructions. 
    These Special Regulations shall apply to boats that are sailing in or near the racing area and intend to race, are racing, or have been racing.

    1.)   Competitors and support persons shall comply with any reasonable request from an event official.  Failure to comply may be misconduct.
    2.)   Reasonable actions by event officials to implement COVID-19 guidance, protocols or legislation, even if they later prove to have been unnecessary, are not improper actions or omissions.
    3.)   Rule 40.1 shall apply. Rule 40.1 states, “ … each competitor shall wear a personal flotation device except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices.”
    4.)   Each competitor shall wear a face covering or mask suitable for the reduction in transmission of COVID-19.
    5.)   The following competitor limits shall apply:

    LOA                                                          Maximum Competitors
    20 feet and less                                                      2
    Greater than 21 feet to less than or equal to 27’        3
    Greater than 27’ to less than or equal to 33’              4
    Greater than 33’                                                      5

    6.)   The Race Committee will score a boat that violates numbers 1, 3, 4, or 5 of this amendment as DSQ, without a hearing.
    7.)   Oral changes to the Sailing Instructions may be given on the water per RRS 90.2(c).
        .1)   Changes will be communicated to each boat before her warning signal.
        .2)   To make a change to the Sailing Instructions on the water, the race committee will hail on VHF channel 72.
    8.)   Competitors shall monitor channel 72 for oral instructions from the race committee.
    9.)   The race committee may communicate courses orally by radio alone. This changes SI 8.
    10.)  Rule 26 is changed as follows: Add, “In the absence of visual signals, times shall be taken from the oral signals; the absence of a visual signal shall be disregarded.”
        .1)  The Warning, Preparatory, One Minute and Starting Signals of the race may be provided orally.
        .2)  Oral signals will comply with the timing of signals per RRS 26.
    11.)  The race committee may use VHF radio to communicate visual signals including Postponement, Abandonment, Safety, Preparatory, Recall, Shortened Course and Other Signals or other information during the race. Failure to hear the broadcast shall not be grounds for redress.  This changes Race Signals & RRS 62.1(a).
    12.)  Repeated breaches of these regulations by a competitor will be considered misconduct.

  • Jan 04, 2021 18:08

    Event site launched on Regatta Network ...

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