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Acura Key West 2009, presented by Nautica

 

Sailing Instructions

 

 

January 19 - 23, 2009

Key West, Florida USA 

 

Welcome Letter

Part 1 - Administrative

Part 2 - Rules

 

Please note: The Sailing Instructions  provided here are for informational purposes. 

You should ultimately rely on the official printed version and any printed addendums.

   

Welcome

 

On behalf of the event Sponsors, Industry Partners and your Premiere Racing Team, it is my pleasure to welcome you to North America’s winter sailing classic – Acura Key West 2009, presented by Nautica.

Once again, one design and handicap racing sailors from countries around the world are bringing their boats and crews to meet and compete in the warm, azure waters off Key West.  Each year we write new and distinctive chapters in the history of this storied regatta and 2009 will prove no exception. With impressive international talent, exciting new designs, and the latest in performance technology, world class racing will take center-stage on all divisions. 

Acura continues as our Title Sponsor and we are grateful for their long-term commitment to this event, the Acura Miami Grand Prix, and the sport of sailing.

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Sailing Instructions

Part I

   Acura Race Headquarters, located in the Historic Seaport (Margaret and Caroline Streets) adjacent to the reception tent will be open from 1300 - 1800 on Friday January 16, 2009 (for bow number and bow sticker pick-up) and from 0800 to 1900 daily, January 17 - 23, 2009.

2    Admission to race week parties and special events will be with an Access Card only. Cards may be purchased at Acura Race Headquarters. Lost or stolen cards will not be replaced.

   Seminars, panel discussions and Sponsor and Industry Partner demonstrations will take place from 1700-1800 daily under the reception tent in the Historic Seaport. Race Week Access Cards are required. Refer to the race week schedule for details.

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Sailing Instructions

Part II

1    RULES

1.1  The regatta will be governed by the current rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012 (RRS), the 2008 IRC Rules parts 1, 2 and 3, the PHRF Rules and Regulations as adopted and amended by the Key West PHRF Consortium, and the 2009 Premiere Racing Safety Requirements (posted on the event web site).

1.2  The prescriptions of US SAILING will not apply except its prescriptions to rules 68 (Damages), 76.1 (Exclusion of Boats or Competitors), and Appendix F (Procedures for Appeals and Requests), and its prescription at rule 76.3 (Exclusion of Boats or Competitors), which are included in their entirety on the event web site as an addendum to the sailing instructions and will be posted on the official notice board.

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Sailing Instructions

Part I

1    Acura Race Headquarters, located in the Historic Seaport (Margaret and Caroline Streets) adjacent to the reception tent will be open from 1300 - 1800 on Friday January 16, 2009 (for bow number and bow sticker pick-up) and from 0800 to 1900 daily, January 17 - 23, 2009.

2    Admission to race week parties and special events will be with an Access Card only. Cards may be purchased at Acura Race Headquarters. Lost or stolen cards will not be replaced.

   

3    Seminars, panel discussions and Sponsor and Industry Partner demonstrations will take place from 17000-1800 daily under the reception tent in the Historic Seaport. Race Week Access Cards are required. Refer to the race week schedule for details.

4    All boats shall stay outside the Main Ship Channel unless absolutely necessary when transiting to and from the race course. The channel is narrow making safety an issue for Navy Vessels, Cruise Ships and other vessels restricted due to draft. Boats shall not cross just ahead of ships in the channel and are asked to operate prudently while transiting in the vicinity of the channel. Boats that do not abide by this instruction will be subject to disqualification from the regatta.

Schedule PDF - click to view

 

Racing Areas - click to view

5   Any commercial or editorial reference to this event must use the regatta’s copyrighted name, which is ACURA KEY WEST 2009, presented by Nautica. Any commercial video of the event, including web site productions, must be licensed by Premiere Racing.

6  The Skipper/Owner shall be responsible for the actions of his or her crew and guests. The legal drinking age in Florida is 21. Minors will not be served and proof of age will be required. In the event of a serious breach of conduct, sportsmanship, destruction of property, under age drinking, or failure to comply with the request of any Race Officer, Committee Member or agent of race week, the Skipper/Owner will be held responsible and the boat or competitor may be subject to expulsion from the regatta by the Event Director.

 


Welcome

On behalf of the event Sponsors, Industry Partners and your Premiere Racing Team, it is my pleasure to welcome you to North America’s winter sailing classic – Acura Key West 2009, presented by Nautica.

Once again, one design and handicap racing sailors from countries around the world are bringing their boats and crews to meet and compete in the warm, azure waters off Key West.  Each year we write new and distinctive chapters in the history of this storied regatta and 2009 will prove no exception. With impressive international talent, exciting new designs, and the latest in performance technology, world class racing will take center-stage on all divisions. 

Acura continues as our Title Sponsor and we are grateful for their long-term commitment to this event, the Acura Miami Grand Prix, and the sport of sailing.  Their luxury vehicles are on display and we encourage you to stop by and experience the very latest in automotive excellence. 

Your Sponsors, Industry Partners and Suppliers have made an important commitment to you and this international regatta, enabling us to continue Key West’s tradition of excellence.  Please stop by, visit with them during the week, and recognize their contribution.  We encourage you to keep these exceptional companies on your personal list of preferred vendors.

Our host city and its citizens look forward to welcoming all of you this year.  There is much to experience in the “Conch Republic” and I hope that you will take time above and beyond the event’s activities to enjoy and appreciate all that this beautiful island has to offer. 

Whether this is your first visit or a traditional start to your sailing campaign, arriving in Key West and preparing to race with the best of the best is a time of great anticipation and excitement. Our race committee, jury and shoreside staff will make every effort to ensure that this is a memorable experience for all participants.

I thank you for being a part of the 22nd edition of this annual sailing reunion, and I wish you great success on the racecourse and a most enjoyable week in sailing paradise.

Peter S. Craig 

Event Director &  Race Chairman


 

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