DC Sail Cantina Cup – October 1!

Looking for another chance to race on the river, support a great cause while doing it, and then enjoy a fun celebration?  Sign-up for the 2011 DC Sail Cantina Cup!  This fun event is both a racing regatta and a fundraiser for DC Sail.  The regatta will be held on October 1 and sailed off of Hains Point in the area where we normally sail our Sunday Series races.  I’ve posted Sailing Instructions below (click the “Continue Reading” link) along with some additional information.  Both the racing and the after party promise to be great fun!  For more information please contact: Emily Rodegast (erodegast@dcsail.org) or Blair Overman (boverman@dcsail.org) at DC Sail.

Although this is not indicated in the sailing instructions, the regatta is in fact open to Lightnings (and other PRSA classes).  DC Sail is asking for a $100 contribution for each guest boat; that contribution comes with 2 passes to the after party (additional passes are $25 each).


The Fourth Annual Cantina Cup
October 1, 2011
DC Sail
Washington Channel, Washington DC



  1. 1.    RULES

1.1  The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2009-2012.

1.2  Appendix S, Sound-Signal Starting System, of the RRS will be used for one-design fleets. The 5 minute flag sequence will be used for PHRF spin and non-spin fleets in addition to one-design fleets.


2.1  The regatta is open to all DC Sail members and guests.

2.2  The regatta is open to DC Sail owned Flying Juniors (2 people), Flying Scots (2-4 people), and Lasers (1 person).

2.3  The regatta is open to all boats carrying a PHRF certificate, and all non-DC Sail-owned one-design fleets in the following classes: Lightnings, Flying Juniors, Lasers and Flying Scots.

2.4  Classes of fewer than 5 boats maybe combined with another class.

2.5  All participants must register online prior to the day of the race to be eligible to race.

3.    FEES

3.1  Per racers: $50 for Members and $75 for Non-Members.

3.2  All paid boat registrations include tickets to after party.

3.3  Registrations subject to additional fees after September 23, 2011.


4.1  Registration: Participants should register prior to the regatta at http://dcsail.org/register-to-race.

4.2  A Skippers meeting will occur on Friday, September 30 from 6-8 pm at the DC Sail facilities, 600 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024.

4.3  Racing will occur on October 1, 2011 from 10:00 am EST to no later than 4:00pm EST.

4.4  An After Party / Awards Ceremony will take place at 5:00 pm EST at Cantina Marina.

5.    VENUE

5.1  The racing will take place in the Washington Channel and Potomac River.

5.2  An after party will take place at Cantina Marina.

5.3  Space is available for boats that want to dock at Gangplank Marina for the After Party.


6.1  The courses to be sailed will be selected by the race committee from the following: Modified Olympic, Modified Windward-Leeward and a Modified Triangle. Refer to the Sailing Instructions for official course description.

6.2  Sailing Instructions will be available during the September 30 Skipper’s Meeting.


7.1  For one-design classes, Rule 44.2 may be changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

7.2  Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in rules 70.5.


8.1  The Low-Point Scoring System will be used.

8.2  No races will be excluded from scoring.

9.    PRIZES

9.1  Trophy awards will be given to the winner of each participating class in addition to a Top Female Skipper Award and a Rookie Cup.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


For more information please contact: Emily Rodegast (erodegast@dcsail.org) or Blair Overman (boverman@dcsail.org).


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