Notice of Race




GYA Capdevielle


One Design




MARCH 10th  and 11th , 2007


HOST                          New Orleans Yacht Club (NOYC)

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


RULES                        Racing Rules of Sailing 2004-2008, Prescriptions of US Sailing, GYA Rules for Capdevielle Events, Class Rules.  The Mardi Gras Regatta Sailing Instructions shall govern in the event of conflict.  Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.


ENTRIES*                         GYA Capdevielle

One Design: Melges 32, Melges 24, Finn, J-22, J-80, Lightning, Open Flying Scott,

R-19, V15, Sunfish, Optimist, etc.

                                    PHRF: Spinnaker & Non-Spinnaker

                                    * Minimum 4 boats required constituting a class except for Capdevielle



REGISTRATION        Yachts may pre-register on-line. Yachts may register by completing the entry form and sending it, with payment to NOYC at the above address or by bringing it to NOYC during registration. 


FEES                           US Funds: Cash, Check, Visa and MasterCard - Make checks payable to NOYC.

The entry fee is $20.00 (except Capdevielle and Optimist). Entry fee for Optimist Class is $10.00.   US Sailing members may deduct $5.00 with valid membership. There is no entry fee for Capdevielle.







Friday 3/09                  1800hrs to 2000hrs      Registration – Live Music and NOYC Hamburgers,

                                                                        Knot & Shot Contest, Shot-Ski Competition and

                                                                        Boat Races at the Bar


Saturday 3/10               0830hrs                        Club Open - Coffee and Light Breakfast

                                    0830 to 1000hrs           Registration

                                    1015hrs                        Skipper’s Meeting - Mandatory

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

                                    1125hrs                        First Warning Signal - other races to follow

                                    After Race                    Music and Food

                                    1900hrs                        TOGA Party – Prizes for Boat with Crew Wearing Best Togas, Best Toga and other categories to be named later…


Sunday 3/11                 0800hrs                        Club Open - Coffee and Donuts

                                    0955hrs                        First Warning Signal - No starts after 1300hrs

                                    After Race Party           Food and Music

                                    Awards                        As soon as practical


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.

                                    One Design - Attempt 7: PHRF - attempt 2 Saturday with make-up day on Sunday.


SCORING                   The Low-Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply, except in case of less than four races completed: a boat’s total score will be the sum of her scores for all races; no score will be excluded

                                    GYA Capdevielle – The RRS Low Point System (RRS A4) shall be used. However, no scores shall be excluded.  This changes RRS A2.


PRIZES                       Prizes will be awarded 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for each class


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


LODGING                  Not all hotels listed are back in full service.

                                    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

                                    Holiday Inn - Causeway & I-10 Metairie, LA      504.833.8201/1.800.465.4329

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

                                    Quality Hotel - Causeway & I-10 Metairie, LA   504.832.0888

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

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


INFORMATION        Mardi Gras Regatta Chairman

                                    Paul McCaskell            (504) 283-2581 


                                    Regatta Site:

                                    New Orleans Yacht Club

                                    403 N. Roadway Drive

                                    New Orleans, LA 70124

                                    (504) 283-2581