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Bloomington Yacht Club - 2017 FORCE 5 REGATTA
From Saturday, 24 June 2017
To Sunday, 25 June 2017
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Saturday & Sunday June 24-25, 2017
Hosted by Fleet 105 of the Bloomington Yacht Club (also BYC but not in Ohio) in Unionville, Indiana

Races will be on Lake Lemon, generally within a half-mile of the Bloomington Yacht Club. For launching boats there is a sand beach as well as a gravel ramp.  For tying up boats out on the water there is a short dock next to the gravel ramp and a long pier.

Free.    This is a “pitch-in” for meals, refreshments and cleanup between BYC members and racers.

Out of town racers should bring non-perishable items like: beer, water, soda pop, burger buns, sandwich bread, breakfast baked goods, may be vegetables, etc.   Easy items to transport and don’t necessarily need to be in a cooler.

See “SCHEDULE” below for meal details and where you can contribute…

If you know you’ll be attending please pre-registering and indicate what you would like to “pitch-in”.  The Chairperson will track who is bringing what and try to post updates on the Force 5 website.

Visitors are welcome to pitch their tents or park their RVs on the Bloomington Yacht Club facility.  Restrooms and a shower are available.  There are also hotels and motels in nearby Bloomington and Nashville, Indiana.

Directions to BYC:
Drive IN 45 to Unionville, IN.  Take Shuffle Creek Road north to South Shore Drive.  Take South Shore Drive east to The Port Hole Inn bar and grill. Take Sail Away Lane north to the Bloomington Yacht Club.

Or follow your GPS to 8933 South Shore Drive, Unionville, Indiana.  Take Sail Away Lane north to the Bloomington Yacht Club.

Or visit for map and directions.

Information:    For general information contact Mark Esch-William at markeschw"at"  or  eight-one-two-650-2420

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS 2013-2016) and the BYC Sailing Instructions will govern.  Should there be any conflict between the two, the Sailing Instructions will prevail.

Courses will be Modified Olympic (triangle-windward-leeward-windward) or Windward-Leeward-Windward with extra legs added as weather and time permit.

Schedule: Items below are subject to check but it’s a starting point

Friday     Afternoon sailing.    ;-)
Camping available anytime starting Friday afternoon.
Dinner on your own - no official “pitch-in”.

Saturday     8:30 AM Breakfast
Food:     Breakfast casserole (Mark E-W)
Other main dish??? __________________
Other items? – out of town racer?____________
Pitch-in for the rest.
Cleanup: Everyone helps clean up.
9:00 AM Registration in the BYC clubhouse
Registration table: _________________, ________________
11:30 AM Skipper’s meeting & Lunch
Food: sandwiches, chips, vegies, etc.
Sandwich meat and cheese supplied by BYC members.
Pitch-in for the rest.
Cleanup: Non-racers
12:00 Noon Harbor Signal
12:30 PM Warning Signal - 1st race
5:30 PM Happy Hour
6:30 PM Dinner
Food: Burgers, chips, vegies, etc.
Burger patties supplied by Mark E-W.
Pitch-in for the rest.
Cleanup: Everyone helps clean up.

Sunday        8:00 AM Breakfast
Main food: Kim and Marty Schilke are arranging this – Thank You!
Other items? – out of town racer?____________
Pitch-in for the rest.
Clean up: Non-racers
9:30 AM Harbor Signal
10:00 AM Warning Signal - 1st race, no race to be started after 12:00
1:00 PM Lunch/Awards Ceremony
Food: Use left overs plus pitch-in.

Sailing Instructions:
Sailing Instructions will be available at registration and at the Skipper’s Meeting.  They will also be posted at the BYC clubhouse entrance.  Any change to the Sailing Instructions shall be posted prior to the Harbor Signal.

The Low Point Scoring system of RRS Appendix A4 will be used, except that each boat’s total regatta score will be the sum of its scores for all races (no throw outs).  This changes RRS Appendix A2.
A minimum of one race constitutes the regatta.

Skippers shall be eligible for awards based upon the number of boats entered (registered prior to Saturday’s Skipper’s Meeting):
Two to five boats – 1st and 2nd place awards
Six to ten boats – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards
Eleven or more boats – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place awards

Location : Unionville, IN


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