2010 Presidents / Leukemia Cup NOR

The Presidents Cup is coming up next week! Wow, what happened to the summer? It flew by, and here we are ready to kick off the Falls series with the annual Presidents Cup Regatta. I sure hope everyone is planning to attend. Its also that time to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia Society, so get out there and find some donations! ūüôā Anyway, I am a little late getting the NOR up on the site, but better late than never! See the NOR after the break:

PRESIDENT’S/LEUKEMIA CUP 2010

September 11 & 12, 2010

Potomac River Sailing Association & The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, VA

Notice of Races

1          RULES

1.1       The Potomac River Sailing Association will organize the President’s/Leukemia Cup Regatta on the Potomac River from the Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA.

1.2       These races will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.

2          ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

2.1       All class-legal boats in one-design classes 20’ or under are invited to participate.  Classes of 5 or more boats will be started separately.  Classes of fewer than 5 boats may be combined with another class.

2.2       All competitors must complete an entry form and pay an entry fee to the Potomac River Sailing Association.

2.3       The entry form may be completed on-line at:

http://www.potomacriversailing.org/PresidentsLeukemiaCups/entryform.html

The entry fee can be brought to registration, mailed in, or paid on-line.

The entry form may also be obtained at the PRSA registration table:  (Friday September 10 and Saturday September 11):

Registration:

Friday         1800-2000        Kickoff Party by Outback Steakhouse (see 9.1 also)

Saturday     0830-1100        Coffee & donuts by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

3          ENTRY FEES

Lower course classes (1 day of racing)

All (Laser, Penguin, El Toro, Sunfish, Optimist)         $20

Remote control (2 days of racing)

Victoria                                                                    $25

Upper course classes (2 days of racing)

1-person boat (Isotope)                                               $30

2-person boat (Albacore, Buccaneer,

various catamarans, Hampton, Jet 14, Interlake)      $30

3-person boat (Lightning, Flying Scot)                                    $40

These fees do NOT include the dinner & party on Saturday that is donated by Guest Services at the Washington Sailing Marina on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.   Those tickets are obtained from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  See 9.1 below.

These fees DO include a Cajun Feast on Sunday that is provided by the Potomac River Sailing Association.

Competitors are also encouraged to solicit and make charitable contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to support their vital work.  See 9.2 Р9.4 below.

4          SCHEDULE OF RACES

Lower course classes — 6 races are planned

Saturday

1100                 Skipper’s meeting

1200                 First warning signal on the lower course; consecutive races follow.

1630-2000        Party (provided by Guest Services & Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) & awards

Upper course classes — 6 races are planned

Saturday

1000                 Skipper’s meeting

1130                 First warning signal on the upper course; consecutive races follow.

1630-2000        Party (provided by Guest Services & Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

Sunday

1130                 First warning signal; consecutive races follow

1530                 No race is to be started after this time

Immediately

Following         Cajun Feast (provided by PRSA) & awards

5          SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Sailing instructions will be available at the PRSA registration table on Friday September 10 and Saturday September 11 (see 2.3 for times).

6          VENUE

6.1       The Washington Sailing Marina is located just off of the George Washington Parkway about 1.5 miles south of Reagan National Airport and a similar distance north of Old Town Alexandria.  The street address for Internet directions is 1 Marina Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

6.2       Upper course: Classes scheduled to sail for 2 days will sail off of Haines Point (with the Capitol and monuments as a backdrop).

Lower course: Classes scheduled to sail for 1 day (Penguins, El Toros, Flying Scots, and Lasers) will sail off of the powerplant and only a short distance from the docks.

7          SCORING

7.1       One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

7.2       If fewer than 6 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. This changes RRS A2. If 6 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

8          PRIZES

8.1       Trophies: Awards will be given to each member of the winning crews.  The depth of awards will be based on the expected number of participants in each class; 4 deep for classes with 13 or more expected boats, 3 deep for 9-12 boats, 2 deep for 5-8 boats, and 1 for 2-4 boats.  The expected number will be estimated based on participation in 2009 or as provided by a fleet representative to the regatta chair.

8.2       Sailors will also compete for the perpetual Normal C. Schaller Memorial Trophy. It is awarded to the skipper with the best record in fleets of 10 or more starters in at least half the races.

9          FRIDAY AND SATURDAY PARTIES, CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS, AND INCENTIVES

9.1       Tickets for the Saturday party are available at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society tables for $10 each or by soliciting/making contributions for $100 or more (see 9.2 below):

Friday¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1800-2000¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Picnic by Outback Steakhouse ‚Äď Terry Hutchison, America‚Äôs Cup & Olympic Sailor – $10; free to Leukemia Cup contributors at the $100+ level

Saturday     0830-1100        Coffee & donuts by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

1630-2030        Leukemia Cup Party

9.2       The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is grateful to competitors who solicit or make contributions to the Society.  The Society offers the following incentives to individual fundraisers:

$100+ of contributions

Boat name on the official Regatta t-shirt if $100+ of donations is registered by Friday, August 27, 2010

Colored burgee to indicate fundraising level

Sailor goody bag with additional gifts

Raise amounts in these levels and additionally receive the following:

$100 to $499 of contributions

3 dinner tickets

2 Regatta t-shirts

$500 to $999

6 dinner tickets

3 Regatta t-shirt

1 Leukemia Cup Hat

1 Entry in the West Marine National Drawing*

$1,000 to $1,999

8 dinner tickets

4 Regatta t-shirts

2 Leukemia Cup hats

Multiple entries in the West Marine National Drawing*

$2,000 to $4,999

10 dinner tickets

6 Regatta t-shirts

4 Leukemia Cup hats

Multiple entries in the West Marine National Drawing*

$5,000 to $8,499

10 dinner tickets

8 Regatta t-shirts

4 Leukemia Cup hats

Multiple entries in the West Marine National Drawing*

1 Regatta Wind Jacket

$8,500 to $9,999

12 dinner tickets

10 Regatta t-shirts

4 Leukemia Cup hats

Multiple entries in the West Marine National Drawing*

Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson**

$10,000 and above

Dinner tickets for your guests

12 Regatta t-shirts

4 Leukemia Cup hats

Multiple entries in the West Marine National Drawing*

Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson**

Commemorative Plaque

9.3       Fundraising Options

To raise funds, individuals should register with the LLS via the National Capitol Area 2010 Leukemia Cup Series Website (http://www.leukemiacup.org/nca/).  Individuals may then collect contributions via a fundraising website (provided by the LLS) or by collecting and turning in cash/check contributions at registration for the regatta.

Raffle tickets ($20 each) are available via the LLS or participating fundraisers for sale.  Individuals may also choose to sell raffle tickets as part of their fundraising efforts, with proceeds collected credited to the overall fundraising total (no obligation for unsold tickets).  The raffle drawing will be held on September 8, 2010, 8pm at Cantina Marina (600 Water St, SW).  Raffle prizes are described below; you need not be present to win.

9.4       National Capitol Area Prizes

Multiple prizes for the top 10 individual fundraisers from across this, the PHRF, and poker run events include Mt. Gay Rum hats, electronics, special gifts from Gary, and more!

A fun prize pack will be awarded to each member of the top two fund-raising boats, that is, to the skipper and crew of the boat whose crew collectively raise the most and the second most.  The Leukemia Cup will be awarded to the top fundraising boat across the PHRF Leukemia Cup Regatta and the (one design) President’s/Leukemia Cup Regatta.

Two participation prizes will be awarded: one for the club that raises the most funds and one for the club with the largest number of boats registered at the Leukemia Cup level ($100+).  Fundraising up to the day of the regatta counts towards these participation prizes.

A grand prize (winner’s choice), first prize, and second prize will be awarded in the raffle drawing:

Grand Prize (Winner’s Choice):

¬ß¬† America’s Cup Stars & Stripes Experience in San Diego 4-Night Package for 2, including ultimate sailing experience aboard Stars & Stripes, airfare and hotel ($5,618 value);

OR

§  All-inclusive Bahamas Cruise for 2 on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines  ($1,215 value).

First Prize: $200 West Marine Shopping Spree ($200 value).

Second Prize: Soling 1 Meter Model Yacht: a scale model of the one-design Soling class keelboat ($134.95 value).

2000 tickets printed; chances of winning are 1:833.  Additional details and applicable legal stipulations (including blackout dates and other restrictions) available from the LLS upon request.

9.5       National Prizes for Top Individual Fundraisers

*West Marine $2,500 Shopping Spree Drawing ‚Äď All Leukemia Cup participants who raise a minimum of $500 will be eligible for 1 chance in a national drawing to win!¬† Earn additional chances for each $500 raised (e.g. $1,000 raised = 2 entries; $1,500 raised = 3 chances, etc.).¬† The drawing will take place during the Gary Jobson Fantasy Sail Weekend.¬† Need not be present to win.

** Gary Jobson Fantasy Sail –¬†¬† All Leukemia Cup Regatta participants who raise a minimum of $8,500 will WIN a weekend trip including accommodations and travel to the Fantasy Sail weekend.¬† The Fantasy Sail (with Gary Jobson) is scheduled for November 30-December 2 in San Diego, California.¬† Package includes round trip airfare for one person, two nights accommodation for two people (in one room), meals for one person, and participation in the Fantasy Sail.

Sailing World Foul Weather Gear ‚Äď The top overall national individual fundraiser will receive an embroidered Sailing World foul weather gear sailing jacket, courtesy of Sailing World Magazine.¬† Jacket awarded at Fantasy Sail Weekend.

PLEASE NOTE:  For each awarded prize over a $600.00 value, the Society will issue a 1099.  For each awarded prize over a $5,000.00 value, the Society will collect from the winner withholding equal to 25% of the prize value and remit such to the government.

10        FURTHER INFORMATION

www.potomacriversailing.org/PresidentsLeukemiaCups

Regatta Chair

Robert Bennett

rb1367@gmail.com

(202) 431-2396

Principal Race Officer – Lower Course

Jim Graham

sujigraham@gmail.com

(703) 908-9384

Principal Race Officer – Upper Course

Rolf Zeisler

Rolf.Zeisler@verizon.net

Fundraising Contacts:

Aaron Boesnecker

apb99@mac.com

Loree Lipstein, Campaign Manager

Loree.Lipstein@llc.org

http://www.lls.org/nca

703 960-1100 x249