Seventh Annual Firecracker Regatta and Texas State RS Aero Championship
Viridian Sailing Center is proud to announce our Seventh Annual Firecracker Regatta and Texas State RS Aero Championship. Join us for a weekend of racing at the home of North America's largest RS Aero fleet.
The Regatta is open to RS Aero 5, 6, 7, and 9 fleets. Starts will be at the discretion of the PRO and will be outlined in Skipper's meeting.
If you are not a Viridian Sailing Center Annual Passholder, you can charter an RS Aero (5, 7, or 9 rigs only) from the VSC fleet for a charter fee of $100.
Registration is now open! Late Registration will be conducted on Saturday, June 24th, 2023, between 08:00 and 08:30 at the Viridian Sailing Center dock. All sailors are required to check-in by 09:00 on Saturday, even if the sailor pre-registered. Participants will receive a registration packet upon check-in.
All competitors are required to be a member in good standing of the RS Aero Class Association at the time of check-in. Join here.
For Viridian Sailing Center Annual Passholders and those chartering a boat from VSC - rigs are on a first-come / first-served basis based on registration. If you need to change rigs at check-in (refer to Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for specifics on this), they will be on an as-available basis. Also please note that Viridian Sailing Center does not have RS Aero 6 rigs - if you wish to sail this rig you must supply your own. Questions? Please contact Regatta Chair Craig Haines.
REGATTA DOCUMENTS (click to download):
NOTICE OF RACE (NOR) - Coming Soon!
SAILING INSTRUCTION (SIs) - Coming Soon!
Subject to change by the Race Committee, eight races are scheduled to be held. One completed race will constitute a regatta. All times are listed as Central Daylight Time, CDT.
June 24th, Saturday
09:15 Skippers Meeting
10:30 Warning Signal for first race: other races follow at the discretion of the race committee
Lunch Time at discretion of the PRO
Afternoon races Warning signal time to be announced by the PRO during lunch
No race to start after 17:00 hours
June 25th, Sunday
09:30 Warning Signal for first race: other races follow at the discretion of the PRO
No race to start after 12:00 hours
Awards as soon as possible after racing
The following meals will be provided to skippers: Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, Lunch on Saturday, Dinner on Saturday. Meal tickets for guests can be purchased. Water may be provided by Race Committee to skippers while on the water (between races). We highly encourage the use of a reusable water bottle.
All Viridian Sailing Center Aeros will be launched at the Sailing Center. For participants chartering a boat, please let us know the size of the rig you would like to use upon registration (Aero 5, 7, or 9 - VSC does not have Aero 6 rigs). 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 regatta activities.
Restrooms will be available at the Regent Pavilion, located 50 yards east of the Lakeview Event and Conference Center (LECC). THESE ARE ACCESSIBLE BY ACCESS PASS ONLY. Passes will be located at the Sailing Center desk. Portajohns and changing tents may be available as well.
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 before, during, or after the regatta.
All competitors must sign a waiver before participating in the event.
Questions? Please contact Regatta Chairice Commodore Craig Haines.
Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet - Coming Soon!