Notice of Race






MARCH 8th  and 9th , 2008


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,  The Mardi Gras Regatta Sailing Instructions shall govern in the event of conflict.  Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.


ENTRIES                    PHRF: Spinnaker & Non-Spinnaker

                                    Minimum 4 boats required to constitute a class.


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. US Sailing members may deduct $5.00 with valid membership.



Saturday 3/08               0900hrs                        Club Open - Coffee and Donuts

                                    0900 to 0945hrs           Registration

                                    1000hrs                        Skipper’s Meeting - Mandatory

                                    1125hrs                        First Warning Signal – Other races to follow

                                    After Race                    Music and Food



Sunday 3/09                 0800hrs                        Club Open - Coffee and Donuts

                                    1000hrs                        First Warning Signal - No starts after 1300hrs

                                    After Race Party           Food and Music

                                    Awards                        As soon as practical


NUMBER of RACES  PHRF – A total of 4 Races will be attempted.


SCORING                   The Low-Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply, except that each boat's total score will be the sum of her scores for all races; no score will be excluded.


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 Contacts           

                                    Michael Howell           (504) 283-2581

                                    Katie Triplett              (504) 283-2581

                                    David Hererra (PRO)  (504) 382-8469            dsolutions1@cox,net


                                    Regatta Site:

                                    New Orleans Yacht Club

                                    403 N. Roadway Drive

                                    New Orleans, LA 70124

                                    (504) 283-2581