The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and the Bullseye Sailing Association (BSA) Rules for Regattas, available at https://bullseyesailing.org/toc.php.
US Sailing Prescription V1 will apply.
The rules will be changed as follows:
The Sailing Instructions will be available at https://bullseyesailing.org/2023/ approximately one week before the event. They will also be available at registration.
Supplementary Sailing Instructions will be posted to the official notice board.
The official notice board is located at https://bullseyesailing.org/2023/.
All boats shall carry a VHF radio capable of communicating.
From the first warning signal until the end of the last race of the day, except in an emergency, a boat shall not make or receive voice or data transmissions that are not available to all boats.
The regatta is open to boats of the Bullseye Class, skippered by current members of the Bullseye Sailing Association who complete registration with the hosting organization.
Skippers will register electronically using links found at https://bullseyesailing.org/2023/. Registration will open on May 7, 2023.
Loaner Boats: There will be a limited number of loaner boats available to visiting skippers. Requests for loaner boats should be made while registering for the regatta. Loaner boats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis for paid registrants visiting BYC from other clubs. If you can’t come because no loaner boat is available, we will refund your registration fee in full. Registrations are otherwise not refundable.
All competitors (skipper and crew) shall sign a release and waiver as part of registration. Those under the age of 18 at any time during the regatta shall also submit, at on-site registration, a release for medical care signed by a parent or guardian.
Beverly Yacht Club (BYC) members will host visiting sailors in their homes. Please complete the housing request information as part of registration.
Entry fees are the following: $375 for a skipper and one crew.
The Social Package for additional crew or non-sailors including Friday dinner, Saturday post-race party, and Sunday lunch costs $75 per person through end of July, 2023.
The late fee deadline is July 31, 2023. Registrations received after the deadline will be subject to a late fee of $50. Additional social packages after this date will be $100.
Launch Service 0800 - 1800 hours (or when the last boats are in) each day of the Regatta.
Friday August 18, 2023
|1500 - 1700||Visiting boat launch at Burr Brothers Boats (details will be sent to visiting skippers)|
|1630 - 1830||Registration at BYC|
|1800 - 2100||Welcome reception and dinner at BYC|
Saturday, August 19, 2023
|1030||First Gun; Multiple races as time and conditions permit|
|~1600-1800||Chowder & heavy hors-d’oeuvres under the tent upon return from racing|
Sunday, August 20, 2023
|1000||First gun; Multiple races as time and conditions permit|
|1300||No warning signal after this time except following a general recall|
|Haul at Burr Brothers Boats immediately following racing|
|Lunch and Awards Ceremony at Burr Brothers Boats after hauling and protest resolutions|
Legal class mainsails, working jibs, and spinnakers shall be used during the regatta. Genoa jibs may not be used.
Every sail used in the Regatta must be measured or have been measured, be legibly marked, and must conform to specifications. Every effort should be made to do this before arriving at the regatta. If the sails have not been measured, they must be checked by the official measurers at BYC, in accordance with the Part II Technical Specifications E6.
Re-measurement of sails which did not initially qualify must be done by arrangement with the class-appointed Chief Sail Measurer.
Boats must adhere to class one-design specifications and rules and are subject to inspection at any time to ensure compliance with BSA Technical Specifications (Part III, Article 3.6).
Crew or equipment changes require advance written permission of the Race Committee (Part III, Articles 6.1 - 6.4).
The required portable equipment (Part II Technical Specifications B5) includes (but may not be limited to) an anchor & rode, paddle/oar, horn/whistle, bucket, and compass.
RRS 40 is changed to “While afloat, competitors shall wear a personal flotation device (PFD) approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment. The PFD must be worn outside all clothing, except that a thin shirt may be worn over the PFD to prevent snagging.” Note that flag Y will not be displayed. This also changes the preamble to RRS Part 4.
Racing area will be as shown on the Racing Chart, available on the notice board June 7.
The courses will be fully described in the Sailing Instructions. They will include drop-mark type windward-leeward and/or triangle courses appropriate for the conditions and fleet size.
Completion of three or more races will constitute a series.
If more than 5 races in the series are completed, a competitor’s score will be the total of all race scores excluding the worst score. This changes rule A2.1.
Rule A5.3 applies.
A maximum of seven races will be run.
The visiting skipper shall make no modifications to the permanent hardware on the boat unless given written permission by the boat’s owner.
The visiting skipper shall make no modifications to the boat bottom other than cleaning unless given written permission by the boat’s owner.
The visiting skipper is responsible for bringing all sails plus jib and spinnaker sheets.
The sail number must be approved at registration.
Visiting skippers have first priority on requesting loaner boats until June 15, after which, those boats will also be available to be requested by BYC members who do not own boats.
Competing boats shall not be hauled out during the event except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.
The discharge of trash into the water is prohibited during the entirety of the event.
Any boat observed in violation of 13.1 is subject to disqualification, at the discretion of the Protest Committee, from all races sailed on the day of the infraction.
RRS 3 states: ‘The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone.’ By participating in this event each competitor agrees and acknowledges that sailing is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks. These risks include strong winds and rough seas, sudden changes in weather, failure of equipment, boat handling errors, poor seamanship by other boats, loss of balance on an unstable platform and fatigue resulting in increased risk of injury. Inherent in the sport of sailing is the risk of permanent, catastrophic injury or death by drowning, trauma, hypothermia or other causes.
The organizing authority does not accept any legal liability for any property damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $100,000 per incident or the equivalent.
Prizes will be awarded to skipper and crew for the top five (5) places of the regatta.
Prizes will be awarded to first-place skipper and crew for each race.
Additionally, five perpetual trophies will be presented:
The E.L. Goodwin Bullseye National Trophy, to the winner of the National Regatta;
The Beverly Trophy, to the skipper who shows the most improvement from one National Regatta to the next;
The Rockport Trophy, to the highest finishing boat that is not a member of the host fleet;
The Card Sound Filial Trophy, to the highest finishing boat that has at least two generations of the same immediate family as skipper and crew;
The David Burnham Bullseye Masters Trophy, to the highest finishing boat with a skipper aged 75 and above.
Questions may be directed to the chair, Niko Kotsatos at email@example.com or by text or phone: 617-448-3473.