Part 1

Part 2


Entry Application








Notice and Conditions of Race
March 10 - 13, 2005
Miami, Florida USA

Acura Miami Race Week 2005 is an international regatta that will provide both one design and handicap racing. This event will be organized and conducted by Premiere Racing, Inc., which will have the authority to reject or rescind the entry of any boat before the start of the first race.

The fleet will be divided into divisions and classes at the discretion of the Race Committee. Part 1 of this Notice deals with general administrative information and Part 2 with the Rules and Conditions of Race Week.

Please send in your entry! Early entries are important for generating additional one design interest and are vert helpful to Premiere Racing in planning the event and making some key race management decisions in the first year.

Premiere Racing will hold off on processing credit cards and cashing checks until February. We'll process and post the entry, but payments will not be processed until later.

For those planning to compete in Miami, we ask that you get your entry in early - it will make for a bigger and better regatta.... thanks!

This is a dual venue event with two separate racing areas and headquarters. The ocean divisions will include PHRF, IMS, IRC and "Big Boat" One Design classes and are headquartered at the Miami Beach Marina. The Biscayne Bay division will have as many as four classes and is headquartered at the Shake-A-Leg facility in Coconut Grove. Preliminary Bay classes include Melges 24 and Etchells.



Part 1 General Administrative Information

Address all correspondence pertaining to the regatta to:
Premiere Racing, Inc.
Post Office Box 1067
67 B Front Street
Marblehead, MA 01945 USA
Tel: 781-639-9545
Fax: 781-639-9171
Email: MiamiInfo
Event Director & Race Chairman: Peter S. Craig

Periodic updates and the very latest information on the regatta can be found on the race week web pages found at Premiere Racing's web site: www.Premiere-Racing.com

Race Headquarters for the ocean divisions will be at the Miami Beach Marina. There will be a hospitality area at the marina for post racing social activity.

Race Headquarters for the Biscayne Bay division will be based at the Shake-A-Leg sailing facility in Coconut Grove, located within walking distance of Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and immediately adjacent to Monty's Marina. There will be a hospitality area at Shake-A-Leg for post racing social activity.

Boat owners are responsible for arranging their own dock space. Arrangements should be made as early as possible.

4 a) Ocean Division (PHRF, IMS, IRC and "Big Boat" One Design classes):

Miami Beach Marina
300 Alton Road,
Miami Beach, FL 33139
E-mail: info@miamibeachmarina.com
TEL (305) 673-6000
FAX (305) 538-1780
Miami Beach Marina (MBM) is a state of the art marina that will have approximately 100 slips available for race week at a special discount rate (20%). It is the closest marina to the ocean courses, located just inside Government Cut. Maximum draft for MBM is 11-1/2 feet. Best efforts will be made to locate one design classes together at the marina.

Deep Draft Facility (boats drawing over 11-1/2 feet):
Premiere Racing is working with the City of Miami to locate a temporary docking location for deep draft boats participating in Miami Race Week. Return here for updates.

Additional Marinas:
Additional marina and dockspace options for boats racing on the ocean divisions can be found on the race week web site or by contacting Premiere Racing.

4 b) Biscayne Bay Division (As many as 4 classes including the Melges 24 and Etchells):

Melges 24 class launch/haul/dockspace:
Shake-A-Leg Miami
2620 South Bayshore Drive

New facility in 2003 for launch & haul by crane or ramp. Floating docks for rafting. Race Headquarters for Biscayne Bay racing. Details, application and contact information will be available on the race week web site.

Etchells class storage/launch/haul dockspace:
Biscayne Bay Yacht Club
The host club for the Etchells class winter Jaguar Series, will also host the Etchells class for Acura Miami Race Week. The application for storage, launch-haul and dock space can be found on the race week web site or on the Etchells web site below. For additional information:

Contact: Ken Batzer
Phone: (954) 946-3467
Biscayne Bay Yacht Club
2540 South Bayshore Drive
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
WEB SITE: www.EtchellsFleet20.org

Dinner Key Marina
3400 Pan American Drive
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
TEL (305) 579-6980
FAX (305) 579-6952

Just south of the Shake-A-Leg facility lies Florida's largest marine facility, the City owned Dinner Key Marina. This modern marina's 582 protected slips comfortably accommodate transient vessels and offering amenities such as cable TV and telephone (with prior notice), shower/laundry facilities, and pump out service. Guaranteed reservations must be made 30 days in advance. Best efforts will be made to accommodate race week participants and to locate one design classes together at the marina.

Additional Marinas:
Additional marina and dockspace options for boats racing on the Biscayne Bay division can be found on the race week web site or by contacting Premiere Racing.

5 Staging / Crane Launch-Haul / Mast Step / Turn Key Operations
Fast Track Yacht Services LLC
Tel: 858-270-9405
Fax: 858-270-9468
Email: Ed@FastTrackYS.com
Web: FastTrackYS.com
Yard services with 35-ton crane (single point pick and slinged boats). Turn key services available, including yacht transportation and rigging.

Additional launch-haul and mast step options will be posted on the race week web site as they become available.

Depending on the size and type of boat, there are numerous options in and around the Miami area for storing boats for the 7 weeks between Key West and Miami Race Weeks.

Federal Self Storage
Special discount rate available for trailered boats that competed in Key West Race Week. This facility has been used in previous years by boat owners participating in SORC. Ideal location / easy access, close to the Ft Lauderdale Airport.
Contact: Dennis Vitolo
Phone: (954) 525-304
2010 NE 7th Street
Dania Beach, FL 33004
WEB SITE: springstreet.com/selfstorage/federal/

Derecktor of Florida
Launch, haul, storage (Big boat, full service yard)
Email: sales@derecktor-florida.com
Phone: (954) 920-5756
775 Taylor Lane
Dania, Florida 33004
WEB SITE: www.derecktor.com

Fast Track Yacht Services LLC
Contact information (see above in paragraph 5)

Premiere Racing would like to acknowledge and thank the Miami and Miami Beach establishments featured that support race week. Please patronize those that support Race Week and visit our web site for additional information on these establishments.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the Official Rental Car Company of race week. 24-hour reservation capability via Internet; 24 hour Roadside Assistance; Free Pickup or Delivery. To receive 10% off Internet rates book online at www.enterprise.com and use promotion code #VS 0060.

Any commercial or editorial reference to this event must use the regatta's official name: "Acura Miami Race Week". Any commercial video of the event must be licensed by Premiere Racing.

Competitors give absolute right and permission for video footage or photographs of themselves or their boat to be published in any media for press purposes and editorial or advertising purposes.

Contact Premiere Racing for wiring instructions.