Notice of Race




One Design - GYA Capdevielle


    February 19th through February 21st, 2010






            New Orleans Yacht Club (NOYC)

403 N. Roadway - New Orleans, LA 70124   (504) 283-2581


RULES                        This regatta shall be governed by: The Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012 (RRS), Prescriptions of US Sailing, GYA Rules for Capdevielle Events, Class Rules.  The Mardi Gras Regatta Sailing Instructions (SI’s) shall govern in the event of conflict.  Sailing Instructions will be available at the skippers meeting.


ENTRIES                          GYA Capdevielle – Optional Alternate Format

                                    ONE DESIGN - Minimum 4 boats required constituting a class - All Classes Welcomed:

Melges 32, Moths, J/30, J/24, J/22, Lightning, Open Flying Scott, R-19, V15, Fish Boats, Sunfish, Optimist, etc. All fleets may request in writing on/or before February 1st, 2010 for up to 4 days of racing if desired to include a practice day. If your class is interested but not listed, please contact David Erwin at (504) 296-7140.


REGISTRATION       A valid registration shall be a completed and signed registration form and payment of the fee for the class in which you are registering in.  You may register on-line at, by phone (504) 283-2581, by mail or in person. 



DISCOUNTS              US Funds: Cash, Check – payable to NOYC, Visa and MasterCard.

                                    GYA Capdevielle – No registration fee required

                                    Optimist - $20.00

                                    One Design Keel and Board Boats - $50.00



                                    US Sailing members (must present member card) may deduct $5.00.


ENTRY PACKET      Registration fee includes a welcome packet with one wrist band for each skipper and crew member to include continental breakfast on race days, keg after race days and Saturday evening party with live music.  Additional New Orleans style dinner and party wrist bands can be purchased for $5.00 each.




Friday 02/19                 0900hrs                                  Club open – free Continental breakfast

                                    1000hrs                                   Skippers Meeting for the  Melges 32 and Moth classes only.

                                    1100hrs                                   First Warning Signal for the Melges 32 and Moth classes only, other races to follow.

                                    1600hrs to 1900hrs                  Registration for all classes excluding Melges 32 and Moth

                                    1900hrs                                   Welcome to NOYC Regatta Party, door prizes, live music, drink specials


Saturday 02/20             0830hrs                                   Club Open – “Bloody Mary Mornings and Mardi Gras Mimosas” plus free continental breakfast

                                    0830hrs to 1000hrs                  Registration for all classes excluding Melges 32 and Moth

                                    1015hrs                                   Skippers Meeting for Capdevielle/Open Scots and all other One Design classes.

                                                                                    Optimist skipper’s meeting to be held at Southern Yacht Club

                                    1200hrs                                   First Warning Signal for Capdevielle/Open Scots and all other One Design classes, additional races to follow.

                                    After Race Party                      Live music, New Orleans Style food, daily awards, door prizes

                                    1900hrs                                   Mardi Gras Recovery Party with live music, cash bar, appetizers


Sunday 02/21                0830hrs                                  Club Open – “Bloody Mary Mornings and Mardi Gras Mimosas” plus free    continental breakfast

                                    1000hrs                                   First Warning Signal Melges 32 and Moth Classes.  No starts after 1400hrs

                                    1055hrs                                   First Warning Signal for Capdevielle/Open Scots and all other One Design classes.  No starts after 1400hrs.


                                    After Race Party Drink Specials, Food, and Awards               


NUMBER of RACES   GYA Capdevielle – 5 Races will be scheduled in accordance with the Optional Alternate Format as described in Appendix G of the GYA Regulations for Sanctioned Events.

                                    For all other One Design classes – Minimum 3 races constitute a series, with as many races attempted as possible at the discretion of the Race Committee. No starts after 1530hrs on Saturday 2/20.  No starts after 1400hrs on Sunday 2/21.


SCORING                   For all classes – The RRS Low Point System (RRS A4) shall be used. However, no scores shall be excluded. This changes RRS A2. 


PRIZES                        Daily and Overall Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for Melges 32 and Moth classes. Overall Prizes will be awarded on the last day of racing for all remaining classes at the After Race Party.  “Fun Awards” will be awarded on the last day of racing.  Capdevielle Prizes will be awarded according to GYA Guidelines.


RACING AREA          The racing area will be located on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain.


LODGING                   Metairie Hotels (10 minutes from the yacht club)

                                    Sleep Inn and Suites, 4601 North I-10 Service Road, Metairie, LA, US, 70006 504-887-5337

                                    BestWestern Landmark Hotel – 2601 Severn Ave.  Metairie, LA   504.888.9500

                                    Hampton Inn - 2730 N. Causeway Blvd. (I-10 & Causeway) Metairie, LA 504.831.7676

                                    Wyndham Metairie - 4 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 504.837.6707

Courtyard by Marriott - 2 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA     504.838.3800

                                    La Quinta - Causeway & I-10 Metairie, LA     504.835.8511/1.800.531.5900

                                    Ramada Limited - Causeway & I-10 Metairie, LA 504.835.4141

                                    Doubletree Hotel Lakeside - 3838 N. Causeway Blvd.  Metairie, LA 504.836.5253

                                    Downtown Hotels (For the true New Orleans experience, 20 minutes from yacht club)

                                    The Roosevelt,

                                    Holiday Inn 504.529.7211

                                    Hotel Monteleone 800.535.9595

                                    W Hotel 504.523.2910

                                    The Hilton 504.561.0500

                                    Sheraton 504.525.2500

                                    The Royal Sonesta 888.254.0637




                                    Mardi Gras Regatta Chairman

                                    Troy Gilbert (504) 231-3504                      


                                    Regatta Site, mailing address:

                                    New Orleans Yacht Club

                                    403 N. Roadway Drive

                                    New Orleans, LA 70124

                                    (504) 283-2581