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Sarasota Bay Cup

Friday, March 06, 2020, 7:00 AM until Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2:30 PM
Sarasota Sailing Squadron - Fleet 97
1717 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL  34236

MC Regional Regatta
Registration is required
Members pay for their own charges



Melges 14 Midwinter Championship and 
Melges MC Scow Sarasota Bay Cup
Sarasota Sailing Squadron
  Notice of Race
 March 6 - 8, 2020

1. Organizing Authority
The organizing authority is the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.

2. Rules

The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2017-2020 and applicable One Design Class Rules.

3. Eligibility
The regatta is open to Melges 14s and MC Scows.

4. Registration and Fees
4.1. $175 per boat. Registration includes Friday Opening Social, 1 Saturday "Melges Rocks" Dinner Ticket and 1 T-Shirt.
4.2. Please register and pay early! $25 Late Fee for registrations not paid in full prior to midnight on February 21, 2020. We cannot guarantee T-Shirts will be available for late registrations after 2/21/2020.
4.3. Registration closes Friday, March 6 at 1000.
4.4. Extra Dinner Tickets are $20. Extra shirts are $15.
4.5. Registration is available at

5. Schedule of Events
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1700 - 1800 Registration

Friday, March 6, 2020 (3 races scheduled)
0900 - 1000 Registration
1100 Competitor's meeting
1230 Warning Signal for first race of the day
Opening Social to follow racing

Saturday, March 7, 2020 (4 races scheduled)
1030 Warning Signal for first race of the day
"Melges Rocks" Party to follow racing

Come Hear Andy Burdick

Saturday, March 7th at 6 PM




We are fortunate to have Andy Burdick present a talk about the 75th Anniversary of Melges Performance Sailboats and the successful evolution of this family-owned boat building company of innovative sailboats in Zenda, Wisconsin. 

Founder Harry C. ‘Buddy’ Melges, Jr. is considered the greatest living sailor. He has won Olympic Gold and Bronze Medals, an America’s Cup title and over 60 major national and international sailing championships.

Andy is an amazing sailor with two Melges 24 worlds, 30 inland lake championships, and over 40 national and North American championships  We look forward to hearing from him about his leadership at Melges and hopefully some tips on competitive sailboat racing.

Sunday, March 4, 2020 (3 races scheduled)
1030 Warning Signal for first race of the day
1400 No new races to start after this time
Awards to Follow Racing

6. Sailing Instructions
The sailing instructions will consist of the instructions in RRS Appendix S, Standard Sailing Instructions, and supplementary sailing instructions that will be on the official notice board located on the north patio of the club house.

7. Race Area

Racing will be in Sarasota Bay.

8. Boats and Measurement
For all classes, boat hulls, sails and foils shall meet the measurement standards as prescribed by the class association.

9. Scoring
9.1 One race will constitute a regatta.
9.2 Scoring instructions for each fleet will be in the SIs.

10. Prizes
Awards will be given out according to the number of registrants in each class and will be at the discretion of the Organizing Authority.

11. Disclaimer of Liability
Competitors participate in a 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.

12. Further Information
Richard Elsishans – Regatta Chair

Craig Bridges – Club Manager

Host Club: Sarasota Sailing Squadron
1717 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236

1. Parking

The Sarasota Sailing Squadron is a very active sailing club. Parking is available for trailers and cars outside of the main entrance. Any cars/trailers parked inside the club blocking a member’s boat/trailer will be towed at the owner’s expense.

2. Accommodations
Limited tent camping and RV parking is available at the event, on a first come first serve basis. Tent/car camping is $10 per night, and RV spots are $30 per night. Please make your reservations early with the club management at 941-388-2355. 

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