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Higgins Lake Regatta

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Notice of Race
Higgins Lake Lightning Regatta
August 3rd – 4th, 2019 hosted by the Higgins Lake Boat Club
Treasure Island, Higgins Lake Michigan

1. Rules:
The organizing authority for the Higgins Lake Lightning Regatta is the Higgins Lake Boat Club (HLBC) along with Lightning fleet 110. This regatta will be conducted under the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2017-2020 as modified by the ILCA Rules including the Rules Governing All Lightning Class Regattas, and the Notice of Race (NOR) including any amendments to the NOR except any of those as altered by the Sailing Instructions (SI’s). This changes RRS 63.7.
The use of hand-held VHF radios while racing will be permitted, but only for emergencies and may be used for receiving communication from the Race Committee, e.g. OCS or a violation of RRS 30.1.

2. Eligibility:
This regatta is open to all boats of the International Lightning Class Association;
a. with an approved Measurement Certificate on file in the ILCA Office,
b. certified eligible by the Measurement Committee, and
c. displaying valid membership and mast decals.

3. Entry Fee:
The $95 entry fee includes skipper and crew lunches on Saturday and Sunday, breakfast on Sunday, and refreshments after racing on Saturday. We can only accept cash or personal checks.

4. Registration:
Saturday, August 3rd: 9:00 - 11:30 am. Also, please sign up on the ILCA website (‘Who’s Coming’) to help the Higgins Lake Boat Club (HLBC) with planning.

5. About the HLBC:
Come join us sailing on the pristine waters of Higgins Lake in beautiful Northern Michigan! Our clubhouse is located on Treasure Island in the north end of Higgins Lake. It includes a kitchen, fireplace, restrooms, and an outdoor shower. Our location is truly a paradise because; being on an island, there is no retail activity or vehicular traffic of any kind. There is also no bridge the island, so the HLBC will provide a shuttle taxi service from Old Point Comfort to the clubhouse. Our water is clear, our beach is long and sandy, and our anchorage is generally protected in the lee of the island. The HLBC is a great sailing venue for kids of all ages! We will provide transportation to and from Old Point Comfort at the times listed in the following schedule, and following each day’s events.

The launch facility we use is a public road-end with only one ramp located at Old Point Comfort. And of course, we can’t prohibit other boaters from using it. Overhead power lines restrict the public road-end space for
setting up boats to about three at a time. Teams are encouraged to arrive Friday night. And we may use an additional road-end ramp at the end of Townline Road, just over a half mile to the west. Should we need to do that, an HLBC member will be on hand to guide you there. Trailers should be parked on the outlawn at Old Point Comfort Marine. Please do not block any cars that may already be parked there. Cars should be parked on public roads where allowed. Parking is not allowed inside the Treasure Island Association parking lot, and please do not block residents’ driveways or otherwise park illegally.

Boats will be moored at the club each night on a mooring line. So be sure to bring proper ground tackle, and anchor(s), etc. Limited camping will be available on the HLBC property, but not inside the clubhouse. Dogs are not allowed. Campsites are $10 per night. Please call ahead to reserve a spot.

6. Schedule:
Friday, August 2nd
4:00 – 8:00 pm - Launch & Transportation to the Island

Saturday, August 3rd
9:00 – 11:30 am - Launch, Transportation to the Island, & Registration
11:30 – 12:30 pm - Lunch
12:30 -Competitor’s Meeting
1:00 - Warning Signal for 1st race of the day
Following races - Refreshments & Transportation to Old Point Comfort
6:00 – 9:00 pm - BYO Cookout (Hourly Transportation)
9:00 – 11:00 pm - Transportation to and from Old Point Comfort as necessary

Sunday, July 30th
8:30 – 9:30 am - Transportation to the Island
9:00 – 9:30 am - Breakfast
10:00 am - Warning Signal for 1st race of the day (No start after 1:00 pm)
Following races - Lunch
Trophy presentation
Transportation to Old Point Comfort & Haul-out

7. Meals:
Three lunches on Saturday and Sunday, and Continental Breakfasts on Sunday will be provided to each registered boat. Extra meal packages may be purchased for $10 at Registration.

The grills will be hot Saturday evening for those who are camping, as well as for those who just want to hang out. But food will not be provided so please plan to BYO!

For further information please contact:
John Dent OR: Brad Baerlocher 734-646-9730 248-310-0039
or visit our website:
Saturday, August 3, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019
Higgins Lake Boat Club
15 Treasure Island
Roscommon, MI  48653
John N Dent
MI District
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