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You may begin to complete your entry immediately upon acceptance of your AFE. Except as noted below, all forms must be completed and filed, the balance of your entry and crew fees paid and your Captain’s Waiver filed not later than 1700, May 16, 2014. You may enter and re-enter the registration system multiple times using your id and password to complete your entry.
Captains are responsible for arranging an appointment with an Inspector at a mutually convenient time for their pre-race inspection. Captains are also responsible for preparation of their yacht and its equipment in advance of the agreed inspection time so as to make most efficient use of their Inspector’s time. Inspection may begin as early as March 10, 2014, and must be completed not later than 1700, June 6, 2014.
Note that at least 30% of a yacht’s crew (including the Captain and the Navigator or a Watch Captain) must have completed a US Sailing sanctioned Safety At Sea Seminar within 5 years of the Race’s June 20, 2014 start. The Newport Bermuda Race® will sponsor a seminar on March 15-16, 2014 in Newport. If this time and date are not convenient, US Sailing schedules Safety At Sea Seminars at many locations around the country.
Your entire crew must complete a Crew Information Form & Waiver and file it not later than 1700, June 1, 2014
Each sailor in the race must have a Sailor Classification (1 for amateur sailors or 3 for professionals). Most divisions limit the number of 3′s in the crew. Classifications are valid for two years or earlier depending on his or her professional circumstances. For more about the Sailor Classification Code and instructions for applying for a Classification, go to http://members.sailing.org/classification/.
There are a variety of special trophies for which you may wish to compete. These include regional and team trophies, the family trophy, combined Newport-Bermuda and either Annapolis-Newport, Marion-Bermuda or Marblehead-Halifax race awards. The Onion Patch series include results from the New York Yacht Club’s Annual Regatta, the Newport Bermuda Race® and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Anniversary Regatta.
Check in at Race HQ at NYYC’s Harbour Court Sailing Center – hours are 1200-1600, Sunday, June 15; 0900-1700 Monday and Tuesday June 16 & 17; and 0900-1600 Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The Captain’s Meeting will be at the Jane Pickens Theater at 1700 on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
First gun is scheduled at 1250. We’ll see you there.