|Atlantic Ocean Racing Series - Notice of Series|
Update: January 21 2011:
The Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011 is organized by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Storm Trysail Club.
1.1 The New York Yacht Club Regatta Association, Inc. is the Organizing Authority (OA) for the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011. The Organizing Committee for the Race comprises the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS), New York Yacht Club (NYYC), Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Storm Trysail Club (STC). The Authority and Committee will work in concert with host clubs for each of the individual races in planning and conducting the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011.
1.2 Participating yacht clubs will include organizing yacht clubs for each of the seven qualifying races and Yacht Clubs entering teams.
1.3 The OA will have the authority to interpret the conditions governing the series and reserves the right to accept or reject the entry of any yacht.
Participation in each qualifying race will be subject to the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for each individual event.
3 ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
3.1 Yachts entering the Transatlantic Race 2011 and any two of the selected events in the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011 shall be deemed to be entered in the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series.
3.2 A yacht club may enter one or more team(s) consisting of two yachts by submitting the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011 Team Entry Form. Other than the Transatlantic Race 2011, yachts on a team do not have to compete in the same qualifying races. Yacht clubs entering a team will be included as participating yacht club.
3.3 There is no entry fee to participate in the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011.
4.1 The Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011 consists of seven races. In order to qualify, a participating yacht shall compete in a minimum of three races, one of which shall be the Transatlantic Race 2011.
4.2 The seven qualifying races and their starting dates are:
Pineapple Cup - Montego Bay Race
RORC Caribbean 600
Annapolis to Newport Race
Transatlantic Race 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race
Rolex Middle Sea Race
4.3 A minimum of ten (10) IRC yachts must start in a qualifying race for that race to count in the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011.
4.4 Races will be weighted equally at 1.0 with the exception of the Transatlantic Race 2011 which will be weighted at 1.5.
4.5 Series Points will be awarded in IRC overall notwithstanding any class combination or division in a particular race. Points are the points awarded through the Cox – Sprague system. See the table in Addendum A to this Notice of Series. RRS Appendix A is changed; paragraphs A2, A4 and A9 shall not apply. A boat retiring shall receive zero points.
4.6 A yacht's score for the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011 will be the sum of her points, as described in paragraph 4.5, for the Transatlantic Race, multiplied by 1.5, and her two highest scoring qualifying races, multiplied by 1.0. Yachts will be ranked, with the highest score winning the Series.
Prizes will be awarded for individual and team entries. A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the overall winner.
6 PRIZE AWARDS
Prizes will be awarded at the New York Yacht Club annual awards dinner at the 44th Street Clubhouse in New York City in November 2011. All prize-winners will be invited to attend. Interpretation of the terms of all trophies and prizes will be by the OA.
7 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For further information on individual events, please visit the following websites:8 FOR MORE INFORMATION Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011 Committee
New York Yacht Club
Sailing Office, Harbour Court
5 Halidon Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840-3815
Tel: 401-845-9633 Fax: 401-846-3303
Addendum A - Cox-Sprague Scoring