21st Annual Pamela Sintes Memorial Regatta

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hosted by: New Orleans Yacht Club

An annual race held in memory of Pamela Sintes to encourage female participation iin sailing and racing.


  1. Organizing Authority New Orleans Yacht Club, 403 N Roadway Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124.
  2. Rules The regatta will be governed by rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS)2013-2016, including U.S. Sailing Prescriptions, and GYA PHRF By-Law rules. US Sailing Prescriptions of Appendix T, Parts A, B, and C shall apply.
  3. Safety
    1. All boat shall carry all U.S.C.G. required safety equipment.
    2. All boats shall carry a functional VHF radio.
  4. Eligibility
    1. No yacht club affiliation required. There is no entry fee, however all boats are requested to provide a used cell phone and a donation of $25 or more in gift card or cash for Crescent House, a shelter for abused women.
    2. All sailboats must have a PHRF rating or will be assigned one. Cruising class boats shall have a fixed propellor and roller furling headsail, and no spinnaker. Scow boats will race in their own division. All boat crews must have a female in sole control of the helm during the race.
  5. Registration and Entry Entries will be accepted until 8:30 PM Friday, August 26 prior to the Skippers Meeting at NOYC.
  6. Schedule of Events
    Date Time Description
    Fri. 8/26 630 PM Registration open. Food and Drink Available.
      8:30 PM Mandatory Skipper's Meeting
    Sat. 8/27 11:00 AM First Warning Signal
      2:00 PM NOYC open raffle drawing and auction with snacks and Cash Bar.
      3:00 Trophy Presentation
    Sun. 8/28 11:00AM Make-up day (if needed) first warning signal
  7. Divisions Boats will race in Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Cruising (non-spinnaker), and Scow divisions. Classes if any will be posted at the Skipper's Meeting.
  8. Disclaimer of Liability Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
  9. Information Ashley Spangenberg at amspangenberg@gmail.com.