64th Annual Miami Key Largo Race

& Key Largo Miami Race

April 27 & 28, 2019The Miami Yacht Club welcomes back and thanks all past participants and welcomes new racers to the historic Miami Key Largo Race. These Races benefit the Miami Yacht Club’s Youth Sailing Foundation.

The proceeds from these Races support the Foundation’s programs, which promote youth sailing from beginning through advanced racing levels, and to provide access to watersports programs and our waterways to all youths.

 

  1. ORGANIZING AUTHORITY

The organizing authority is the MYC Youth Sailing Foundation.

  1. RULES

2.1  These Races will be governed by the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) as adopted by the US Sailing Association except where changes by the sailing instructions.

2.2  The Class rules will be used except that RRS are changed to prohibit a boat from protesting another boat for an alleged breach of a class rule requiring class membership.  

2.3  The requirements of RRS, Appendix G, ISAF markings on sails shall not apply  

2.4  2.4 There are no PHRF crew restrictions on number or weight of crew.  

2.5  All boats must have a towline available of at least 20 feet.

2.6  All competitors sailing on beach cats and open/non-cruising boats must wear an US Coast Guard approved PFD while racing.

  1. ENTRY

The Miami to Key Largo Race (MKL) and Key Largo to Miami Race (KLM) are open to all boats 14ft & over that submit a completed entry form. Entries should be submitted on www.yachtscoring.com. A boat may be registered for either the MKL, the KLM or both.

  1. CLASSES

4.1  The following classes are expected to participate; ORC, PHRF, ARC, Hobie 16, F18, F16, Hobie 20, A-cat, Portsmouth, and MASF.

4.2  Other classes may be added by sufficient participation. The number of boats required to constitute a class will be at the discretion of the Race Committee.

4.3  ORC -a valid 2019 ORC rating certificate must be submitted with the online application at the time of registry.  For more information visit www.orc.org. Any vessel that carries multiple handicap rating certificates must indicate which handicap class rule she will be sailing under at the time of registry.  Entrants MUST declare at the time of registry, if they intend to use a spinnaker at any time during the regatta. Further, Race Committee shall place any vessel with a current ORC handicap rating in the ORC class.

4.3  PHRF- a valid Southeast Florida 2019 PHRF rating certificate must be submitted with the online application. For more information visit www.phrfsef.com. Race Committee reserves the right to adjust rating for certificates outside the Southeast Florida Region. Any vessel that carries multiple handicap rating certificates must indicate which handicap class rule she will be sailing under at the time of registry.  Entrants MUST declare at the time of registry, if they intend to use a spinnaker at any time during the regatta. Further, Race Committee shall place any vessel with a current PHRF handicap rating in the PHRF class.

4.4  ARC (Assigned Rating Class) Entries without valid 2019 rating certificates will be assigned a rating and         scored in the ARC fleet.  Sufficient information about the vessel must be given to develop a rating. Ratings  from previous races will be taken into consideration.  Entrants MUST declare at the time of registry, if they intend to use a spinnaker at any time during the regatta. If insufficient information is available to develop a rating, the boat will be scored in the “open” class with no handicap system in use. It is the skipper’s responsibility to provide sufficient information for rating (see entry form).

4.5  Multi-hulls not racing in MASF or One Design classes will be scored on the Portsmouth handicap system.

4.6  The fleets will be divided into Classes according to rating handicaps and other factors at the discretion of the Race Committee.

4.7  Trapeze rigs are not allowed unless provided for in the class rules for the boat using trapeze.

4.8  Final scratch sheets will be available at the skippers’ meeting.

  1. COURSES

Miami Key Largo Race –April 27th: The Race will be sailed from the area just south of the Rickenbacker

Causeway in Miami to the first day finish in an area north of the JEWFISH Creek entrance in Key Largo. The Race will start with warning signal at 7:55 AM, with start at 8:00 AM. All boats will start at the same time on a very long starting line (catamarans on one side, mono-hulls on the other—see Sailing Instructions)

Key Largo Miami Race –April 28th: The Race will be sailed from the area just north of the JEWFISH Creek entrance in Key Largo to the finish in an area just south of the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami. The Race will start with warning signal at 9:55 AM, with start at 10:00 AM. All boats will start at the same time on a very long starting line (catamarans on one side, mono-hulls on the other—see Sailing Instructions)

 

  1. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Draft Sailing Instructions for both races will be made available on www.yachtscoring.com. Final versions will be available at Skippers’ meeting.

  1. PARKING

Very limited parking is available at the Miami Yacht Club. Car and trailer parking may be available for a fee at the public boat ramp next to Miami Yacht Club. It is a pay by cell phone lot.  Competitors that wish to leave boats/trailers on MYC property must reserve a pass with the Club Manager. Passes will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

  1. BOAT STORAGE

Overnight in Key Largo Saturday April 27th:

Limited docking space for Mono-hulls and Multihulls is available at the Anchorage Resort.

  1. ACCOMODATIONS

Saturday April 27th

Anchorage Resort will have limited dockage and rooms.  Contact them as soon as you can to get on their waiting list.  Gilberts may or may not accommodate vessels on their docks during this event.  There are many other hotels with vacancies that weekend.  Upper Keys Sailing Club has moorage in front of their club.  There is a public boat ramp adjacent to The Anchorage Resort and plenty of room along the access road to park legally.

  1. ADVERTISING

As defined under RRS, Appendix 1 for Category A, unless modified by class rules to Category C. 9.0

  1. HOSPITALITY

Reservations and information concerning hotels, trailer storage facilities, marinas and local restaurants are the responsibility of the entrants and crews.

  1. FEES

Early entry fee for BOTH the Miami Key Largo and the Key Largo Miami $150.00

Early Entry fees: Miami Key Largo Race $100.00

Key Largo Miami Race $75.00

Early entry ends April 12, 2019 at midnight.

Late Entry fees (for registrations after April 12, 2019): BOTH races $200.00, MKL $125.00 and KLM $100.00 respectively.

  1. SCHEDULE

April 12, 2019 Midnight deadline for early entries

April 24, 2019 6:00 PM late entry deadline. Absolutely NO entries accepted after 6:00PM April 24, 2019.  April 25, 2019 (Thursday)

6:00 PM Packet pick up & party   7:30 PM Skippers’ meeting.

April 27, 2019 8:00 AM start Miami Key Largo Race April 28, 2019 10:00 AM start Key Largo Miami Race

4:00 PM Awards ceremony for Beach Cats

May 11, 2019

6:00 PM Awards party begins   8:00 PM Awards ceremony.

  1. PRIZES

14.1 Trophies for both races will be given out at the Awards ceremony. The Perpetual Trophies remain on display at the Miami Yacht Club.

14.2. Trophies for each race will be awarded to the top three to five finishers of each class depending on number of entries per class. The following perpetual trophies that are kept by the Club will also be presented.

Miami Key Largo Race

14.2.1 The Miami to Key Largo Race trophy- First to Finish Monohull & First to Finish Multihull

14.2.2 The Art Livingston Trophy- First to Finish Stock Tornado

14.2.3 Mark Albury Perpetual Trophy- First to Finish Beach Cat

14.2.4 Rodney Burdine’s Perpetual Trophy- First Overall ARC-Corrected Time

14.2.5 First Overall PHRF- Corrected Time 14.2.6 First Overall ORC – Corrected Time

14.2.7 The Commodore Jack Schuh Memorial Trophy- MASF Rated Multihull with Lowest Corrected Time

14.2.8 Hobie Trophy-First to finish Hobie  Key Largo Miami Race:

14.2.9 The Key Largo to Miami Race trophy- First to Finish Monohull & First to Finish Multihull

14.3.0 The Key Largo to Miami Race Hobie trophy -first to finish Hobie

14.3.1 The Key Largo to Miami Race trophy -First Overall MASF – Corrected Time

MKLM Double Distance Race

14.3.1  MKLM Double Distance Race trophy- First to Finish Monohull & First to Finish Multihull

14.3.2  MKLM Double Distance Race Beach Cat trophy –First to Finish Beach Cat

14.3.3  MKLM Double Distance Race trophy – First Overall MASF – Corrected Time

14.3.4  MKLM Double Distance Race Hobie trophy -First to finish Hobie

13. CONTACTS

13.1 Host Club: Miami Yacht Club 305-377-9877

racecommittee@miamiyachtclub.com

Hans Evers, Race Chair 443-514-4968;

Brian Hollenbeck, Flag Officer 305-491-7488