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Notice of Invitation
$234,000.00 in Cash Prizes!
An Invitation of intent to hold a "one Design" sailing race is extended internationally to sailors whom have an interest in the event
Event Location: Atlantic Canada
Specifically Petitcodiac lake in Riverview, Moncton & Dieppe Tri-Cities
An official Notice of Race will be sent out to all interested parties in the New Year.
An official website including an online registration area will be sent to all interested parties sometime in January of the New Year where Registrants will be accepted for placement in their series of races on a first come first serve basis.
The Event will take place over the summer period of June, July & August; you will only need to be here during the time of your Elimination's round of racing which is approximately 10 days depending on the weather. If successful in your eliminations round, you will be required to return for either the challenger or defender series. Should you win either of these, the Match race series of "challenger" vs. "defender" follows immediately afterwards
A minimum number of entrants are required for this event to take place!
Captain’s & Crew
Each sailboat shall have one captain and two Crew
Number of 3 persons
Each boat shall start and finish a race with all persons on board
Any boat Captain or crew that is a known sailor or professional must declare so in the registration form that he is. No worries you may still enter.
When selecting the dates of your "Eliminations race grouping" any known professional sailor will be indicated by a *asterix* next to their name.
In the event of multiple professional sailors these sailors shall fill the same grouping for eliminations.
Sailboats or that of "One Design" and will be supplied.
Their size is between 20-23 feet in length
We have narrowed down or selections and are actively seeking our boat sponsor.
These boats are all spinnaker equipped, and this is no white sail event, meaning that the downwind leg will require the use of a spinnaker.
Course changes? The course is set prior the race start and will not change once a race has commenced.
Each boat shall fly from their stern a flag of their country of origin
Racing rules of sailing shall apply.
Lake Petitcodiac 2007 International Event
The event will consist of 12 sailboats “one design” donated for the event Period by our official manufacturer
10 series of 9 Races
Each sailboat will have 3 persons in total: 1 Captain & 2 crew
12 boats will race a series of 9 races in total, against one another to determine the 1st, 2nd and third place winners from accumulated points.
Points are awarded as follows:
- 3 points 1st place winner
- 2 points second place winner
- 1 point 3rd Place winner
At the end of the 5th race, best 4 boats (points accumulated) advance! (Race #6 & race #7)Points rest to 0 at the end of the 7th race best 2 boats advance! (Race #8 & race #9 Match race)Points rest to 0
Match race begins should there be a tie; a 3rd race shall take place to declare 1st and 2nd place winners. Any tie of decision = match race for determination of winner.
1st and 2nd Place both guaranteed placement in 70 finals series
1st place shall advance to "Defender" series
2cnd place shall advance to "challenger" series.
Prize payout 1st round:
Total 1st round = $11,800.00 Prizes & Awards Challenger round
- 1st place = $5,000.00
- 2nd place = $4,000.00
- 3rd place = $2,800.00
All second place sailboats from Eliminations rounds will race in a best of 5 series (points system).
1st Place wil advance to a match race series as the official challenger
Prize payout challenger series
- 1st place = $3,000.00
- 2nd place = $2,000.00
- 3rd place = $1,000.00
Total Challenger round = $6,000.00Prizes & Awards Defender round
All First place sailboats from Eliminations round shall race in a best of 5 series (points system)
shall there be after 5 races a tie for points an additional race will declare the winner of their applicable series.
1st Place advances to match race series as the official defender.
Prize payout challenger series
- 1st place = $5,000.00
- 2nd place = $3,000.00
- 3rd place = $2,000.00
Total Challenger round = $10,000.00Prizes & Awards Challenger Vs. Defender match Race
Challenger vs. Defender series
Best of 9 series Match Race Total Prize payout $100,000.00, title & Cup
Each race shall equal one point to the race winner.
Each race shall have a prize payout to the winner of $5,000.00 deducting from the total prize payout of $100,000.00
The overall winner of the best of 9 series shall win the balance of the $100,000.00 prize.
boat (A) wins race 1 boat (B) wins race 3
boat (A) wins race 2 boat (B) wins race 5
boat (A) wins race 4 boat (B) wins race 6
boat (B) wins race 7
boat (B) wins race 8
- Boat (A) won $15,000.00 from the total prize payout of $100,000.00
- Boat (B) won $25,000.00 from the total prize payout of $100,000.00
Boat (B) has won the series as well in the above example, as it is now impossible for boat (A) to achieve either a tie or a victory.
Boat (B) is declared the winner of race 9 receiving an additional $5,000.00 as well wins the balance of the 100,000.00 purse. A total of $85,000.00
The total winnings for boat (B), works out to the following provided he has won 1st in his eliminations round:
Total Winnings of $95,000.00
*Note if Boat (B) eliminated his opponent early in the finals his prize winning would have then totaled $110,000.00.
What’s the entrance fee? $2,800.00 this includes your crew.
Who May enter? Open to anyone with good sailing knowledge, competitive,
And has $2,800.00 to enter.
Do I have to stay in Moncton and race all summer? NO, you and your crew only need to be here for time you race. Approximately 9 days for eliminations, if you win you will need to return again in august for the 70 finals, the finals follow immediately after the 70 finals.
I want to do this but I am unsure if I can coordinate the time off my busy schedule? This is not a problem, as groups of elimination rounds run summer long, and if you book early your placement and your 20% deposit (final payment due buy may 15th 2007)
Only one question remains: Do you have what it takes to win?
Interested parties are requested to email their interest in this event to: email@example.com
Please indicate your degree of interest in participating in this event from the following scale
1 -am interested in more information on this event but not likely to race in it.
5 - 50/50 chance I will race this event.
10 - I am so there, my boots are on and I am already halfway out the door.
Please also give your name and which country you are from.