The Hoosier Regatta is organized by Lightning Fleet 154, in conjunction with the International Lightning Class Association (ILCA).
The regatta shall be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing. Appendix T, Sections A, B and D will apply; the Prescriptions of US Sailing; the Document Governing all Sanctioned Lightning Class Championships (hereafter referred to as the Document Governing), except as any of these are altered by these sailing instructions), and by the Sailing Instructions.
ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
Eligibility for entry shall be in accordance with Articles V, VI, and VII of the Document Governing. An all-inclusive entry fee of $135 USD is due upon registration and includes regatta registration, Saturday brunches, Saturday post-race appetizers and snacks, Saturday steak dinners for 3, one regatta shirt, open keg, Sunday breakfast and Sunday lunches for 3.
Advance registration will be available online via the WYC website beginning Sept. 1, 2023.
Onsite registration will take place from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM on Saturday, September 30, 2023.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (all times are EDT)
Saturday, September 30, 2023
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Brunch
11:00 AM Skipper’s Meeting
12:00 PM Warning Signal, 1st Race Other races to follow
6:00 PM Happy Hour
7:00 PM Dinner & Program
Sunday, October 1, 2023
10:00 AM Warning Signal, 1st Race - Other races to follow
After Racing Lunch & Awards
The Principal Race Officer may adjust the racing schedule to suit weather conditions. The Principal Race Officer may try to conduct as many races in a given day as possible. No warning signal will be made after 12:30 PM on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Races will be sailed in the general area of the Wawasee Yacht Club racing area on Lake Wawasee, near Syracuse, Indiana.
The Sailing Instructions will be available on the WYC website beginning September 27, 2023, and onsite beginning Friday, September 29, 2023.
The courses will be windward-leeward in configuration. Specific courses to be sailed, including offset and leeward gate information, will be provided in the Sailing Instructions.
Use of hand held VHF radios will be permitted for communication from the Race Committee to competitors on a predetermined channel to be identified in the Sailing Instructions. The Race Committee intends to use VHF radio to identify OCS (On Course Side of the line) boats after starts and otherwise communicate with the fleet on the water. Failure to receive a hail, for a hail to be made, the order of hails made, or receive other communications to the fleet shall not be cause for redress.
NUMBER OF RACES
Five (5) or more races are planned. If more than 5 races are completed, each competitor’s worst finish will not be scored.
Scoring will be in accordance with the Document Governing
Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 placing skippers and crew.
We strive to provide housing to all regatta participants. As a courtesy, please inform the housing contact below that you plan to attend and would like housing. Advanced notice is required.
Housing Contact – Jeff Schmahl (317) 753-7734
Additional housing notes:
- Camping is available on the grounds of the Wawasee Yacht Club.
- Limited RV parking is available (no water or sewer service).
- Well-behaved pets are welcomed at the Wawasee Yacht Club.
- Several hotels, motels, and B&B’s are located nearby.
DIRECTIONS TO WAWASEE YACHT CLUB
The street address of the Wawasee Yacht Club is:
6338 E. Trusdell Avenue
Syracuse, IN 46567
For further information, please contact the following: