Second Draft 3/14/2010 - subject to revision
Lightning Fleet 50 invites you to:
The Doc Gilbert Memorial Potomac Cup Regatta
May 1/2, 2010
See the 2010 Organizing Committee
See who is coming in 2010
On the famous Potomac River, at Leesylvania State
Park, just outside of Washington, DC where the Potomac is 3 miles wide!
Details below are subject to updates from late-breaking news -- stay
Leesylvania State Park was the site for the Lightning North American Masters, Women and Juniors Regatta, August 2007, and will be the site for the 2010 Atlantic Coast Championships.
NOTICE OF REGATTA
Title, Place, and Dates: The Doc Gilbert Memorial Potomac Cup Regatta, Leesylvania State Park, VA, May 1-2, 2010
Organizing Authority: Washington DC Lightning Fleet 50, ILCA.
Rules: The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association and the Sailing Instructions (SIs) provided at the Regatta and the Class Rules. All Lightning Class skippers and Flying Scot skippers are eligible.
All RRS changes will be published in the SIs. However, expected rules changes include:
Eligibility: All Lightning Class skippers are eligible. Flying Scot and Hampton class class skippers are invited and are eligible.
Registration: 8:30 - 11 AM Saturday, May 1, at the Regatta Registration Desk at Leesylvania State Park. Completed Registration Forms may be mailed in advance, to arrive prior to the event, as indicated on the registration form. You may also fill out a registration form on line and submit it, and then mail in your payment -- but if you do, remember to stop at the registration desk on Saturday morning to sign the hardcopy form and confirm that we got your payment. Here is the on-line form.
First Warning for First Race: 12:00 Noon, Saturday, May 1
Sailing Instructions: The sailing instructions will be distributed during registration.
Sailing Area: On the Potomac River between Freestone Point on the Virginia shore and Mattawoman Creek on the Maryland shore, directly east of Leesylvania State Park, VA.
Course: The course for all races will be a Windward/Leeward course with an offset at the windward mark and gate at the leeward mark. Length of course legs and number of legs will be determined on the days of the event consistent with weather conditions. Five races are planned, however one race will constitute a regatta.
Series & Scoring: Five races are planned; one race will constitute a series. Trophies will be awarded to the top Lightning skippers and crew and the top Flying Scot skippers - depth of awards to be based on participation -- 5 deep for Lightnings; 3 deep for Flying Scots.
Fees: $95 for Lightnings, $85 for Hamptons and Flying Scots, for skippers and crew. Additional dinners may be purchased.
Here is the Entry Form. Fill it in in advance if you can, and bring it to the regatta; or mail it to the registrar, at the address listed on the bottom of the form. Each competitor must deliver a completed registration form to the registration desk prior to the close of registration.
The park entry for one car is included in the regatta registration fee; each additional car is $5.00 on weekends, $4.00 weekdays, payable to the State Park. You may arrive Friday, setup your Lightning, and go sailing. Or simply drop it off up until park closing at dusk.
Skipper's meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday
Warning gun at 12:00 Noon Saturday, 3 planned races.
Following the races is Happy Hour with beer and chips, and a better than ever gourmet dinner in a covered picnic area.
Sunday, May 2
Need crew? Crew need a ride? Contact Rick Welch, richardVwelch@gmail.com 703-548-1172 home, 703-628-3423 cell, for assistance.
of I-95 SOUTH, about 13 miles south of the beltway, look for signs for DALE
CITY, exit number 156. Go in
the direction of VA-784 EAST or RIPPON LANDING/NORTHERN VIRGINIA
the signs to Leesylvania State Park. They
are large and easy to follow. (They
will have you turn RIGHT on VA 638 which you follow for about 1.5 miles to Rt.
1, Jefferson Davis Highway; turn RIGHT and then make the first LEFT onto NEABSCO
go about 1.5 miles and turn right at the sign for the entrance road into
Leesylvania State Park.
Once in the park and after passing under the railroad bridge, look for the sailboat launch area (two cranes) north of (beyond) the park store and on the right.
Who's Coming: Please email me, David Thompson (Dthomp01@aol.com) so that I can let everyone know you are coming or thinking of coming (or, regrettably, cannot come).
2006 Flashes Story by Nabeel
2009 Promotional Flyer -- download here.
For Further Information Contact: David Thompson at DThomp01@aol.com or 703-620-6571
Last updated 3/16/2010