2022 ‘SCOWABUNGA’ MC SCOW REGATTA
2022 MELGES 14 SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP
Organizing Authority: Privateer Yacht Club (PYC)
May 21-22 - Lake Chickamauga - Chattanooga, TN
NOTICE OF RACE
1.1 The event is governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
2.0 ELIGIBILTIY AND ENTRY
2.1 This event is open to all boats of the MC Scow class (Scowabunga) and Melges 14
(Spring Championship) class. There will be separate starts for each class.
2.2 To be considered an entry in the event, a boat shall complete all registration requirements
and pay all fees.
3.0 REGISTRATION AND FEES
Registration is $75 for boats who preregister at the link below by May 15. Registrations
after May 15 or at the event are $80. Registration includes all meals and liquid
refreshments for the skipper. Additional meal packages available for $25 – please add
on the registration website.
Boats must register online at: https://privateeryachtclub.org/regatta/NDtVHikCD6
All boats shall check-in at the clubhouse Friday, May 20 1800-2000 or Saturday May 21
4.0 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
4.1 Sailing Instructions will be provided at check-in.
5.0 RACING AREA
5.1 The racing area will be on Lake Chickamauga, in the vicinity of Privateer Yacht Club.
6.1 Boats shall meet the measurement standards as prescribed by their respective class
7.1 Courses will be as established by the Race Committee. If wind direction allows, courses
shall include both triangle and windward/leeward.
8.0 SAFETY BOATS
8.1 At least one safety boat will be provided, more may be added with higher registration.
9.1 One race is required to be completed to constitute a regatta.
9.2 Races will be scored using the low point system.
10.1 MC Scow
1st, 2nd, and 3rd places
Top Master (beyond top 3)
Top Grand Master (beyond top 3)
Top Mega Master (beyond top 3)
10.2 Melges 14
1st, 2nd, and 3rd places
11.0 RISK STATEMENT
11.1 Competitors participate in this regatta entirely at their own risk. See the Rules of Racing
Rule no. 4, Decision to Race. Competitors acknowledge that sailing involves potential
risks. As a condition of their participation in this regatta, competitors release all claims
they may have against Privateer Yacht Club, the regatta host and property owner, their
officers, directors, members, committees and employees for damage to property,
personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the
regatta. Competitors shall be responsible for damage or injury caused by their breach of
The Racing Rules of Sailing or applicable governmental rules for the avoidance of
collision. Competitors voluntarily assume the risks associated with communicable
diseases including but not limited to COVID-19.
Friday, May 20
1800 – Early registration – Liquid refreshments provided
Saturday, May 21
0900-1030 – Registration
1030 – Skippers Meeting
1100 – Lunch
1200 – Warning signal for first race, additional races to follow
1730 – Liquid refreshments provided
1830 – Steak Cookout Dinner
Sunday, May 22
0800 – Breakfast
0930 – Warning signal for first race of the day, races to follow
*No races will be started after 1330
1330 – Trophy Presentation after racing concludes
13.1 Amendments to the Notice of Race will be posted on the PYC website.
14.1 Idyllic camping on the Beautiful Tennessee River 100 feet from the clubhouse, no charge.
Showers are available in the club. RV spots are available but spots with power are limited
so reserve early. Please request camping spots via the registration website.
14.2 Hotels near intersection of Highway 153 and Hamill Road – less than 2 miles from
Hampton Inn - 1920 Hamill Road, Hixson, TN 423-877-3100
Comfort Inn - 4833 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 423-877-8388
Holiday Inn - 4820 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 423-877-6464
Country Inn & Suites - 105 Hwy 153 North, Hixson, TN 423-308-2333
For more information, contact:
Michael Easparam firstname.lastname@example.org 423-693-6700 (Regatta Chair/M14
Steve Sherman email@example.com 423-432-6501 (MC Fleet Captain)
4713 Privateer Rd
Hixson, TN 37343