Fourth Annual Firecracker Regatta
The Viridian Sailing Center is proud to announce our FOURTH Firecracker regatta. This event continues to grow, and we hope you will join us again to race RS Aeros--one of the hottest one-design fleets in the United States. This year the date has been moved to September 26-27, 2020. Sign up by September 13 to get a free Firecracker Regatta hat!
The regatta is open to the following fleets: RS Aero 5, 7, and 9. A fleet will consist of at least three boats. Fleets will be scored separately unless less than three of a particular fleet register. If less than three show up for a particular fleet, it's the discretion of the PRO to continue to score separately, race all fleets together as Portsmouth, or a combination of the two. If you register in one of the classes that do not gain 3 boats, we may support a Portsmouth fleet or your registration fee may be refunded.Fleets may start together if scored separately. Starts will be at the discretion of the PRO and will be outlined in Skipper's meeting.
If you are not a pass holder, you can charter an RS Aero from the VSC fleet for a charter fee of $100. All charter fees will be applied as a donation to the Viridian Sailing Center Foundation. This will be tax deductible. Viridian Sailing Center Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization registered in the State of Texas.
Late Registration will be conducted on Saturday May 2, 2020 between 0800 and 0830 at the Regent Pavilion, located uphill and 100 yards east of the dock. All sailors are required to check in by 0900 on Saturday at the registration table, even if the sailor pre-registered. Participants will receive a registration packet upon check-in.
Subject to the decisions of the Race Committee, eight or more races are scheduled. One completed race will constitute a regatta. All times are listed as Central Daylight Time, CDT.
September 26, Saturday
0800-0900 Breakfast (Included in entry fee)
0915 Skippers Meeting
1030 Warning Signal for first race: other races follow at discretion of race committee
Lunch Time at PRO discretion at the dock
Afternoon races Warning signal time to be announced by race committee
No race to start after 1700 hours
1800 Dinner served at 1800 or as soon as practicable after last race. *Dinner is included in the entry fee and will be served at the Regent Pavilion after the races.
September 27, Sunday
0930 Warning Signal for first race: other races follow at discretion of race committee
No race to start after 1200 hours
Awards as soon as possible after racing
Meals for the competitors are included in the entry fee. Additional meal packages can be purchased for $20.00. Meals included in the entry fee consist of breakfast, lunch, and dinner Saturday evening. Meal plans purchased by non-competitors includes all meals during the regatta. Dinner Saturday evening will be provided by the VSC Pass-holders. We welcome competitors and guests to join.
If you are joining us from out of town, limited housing may be available on a first come first served basis. Please contact Jack Hattendorf.
All Viridian Sailing Center Aeros will be launched at the Sailing Center. For participants chartering a boat, please let us know the size of rig you would like to use upon registration. Dollies will be made available for launching.
Visiting boats can be launched at the sailing center if dollies will fit through the gate (we can fit an Aero dolly), at Viridian beach, or on the Viridian Ramp located on the Northwest corner of the lake. There is no security guard on site and the Viridian Sailing Center will not assume responsibility for property left on the premises. The Viridian dock will be the central meeting place for lunch and post regatta activities.
Restrooms will be available at the Regent Pavilion. Located 50 yards east of the Lakeview Event and Conference Center (LECC).
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. 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.
All competitors must sign a waiver prior to participating in the event.