A one-day Regatta for all Singlehanded sailed boats including but not limited to

Laser Full Rig, Laser Radial, Force 5 Full Rig, Force 5 Short Rig, Sunfish and Melges 14

16337 Northview Drive, North Benton, Ohio 44449


Notice of Race


Saturday, September 15th 2018

1000-1100 Registration/Check-in

1100 Skipper’s Meeting

1155 First Warning Signal

No Start after 1530

Awards Following completion of Racing

  1. RULES

2.1 The Regatta will be governed by the current ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

2.2 Class rules will be used except that RRS 60.1(a) is changed to additionally prohibit a boat from protesting another boat for an alleged breach of a class requiring membership or imposing a weight limit.

2.3 Non-class legal practice sails will be allowed.


3.1 This regatta is for boats competing in the Force 5, Laser, Laser Radial, Melges 14 and Sunfish classes.

3.2 This regatta is additional open to any sailing vessel normally sailed as a singlehanded boat.  Three or more of any one class are needed to constitute a fleet for One Design fleet awards.

3.3 Membership in Laser, Force 5 or Sunfish Class Associations is not required.


4.1 Up to five races are scheduled with no throw outs.

4.2 All singlehanded classes will start together.

4.3 Races will be timed and the Portsmouth Handicapping Numbers used to determine overall singlehanded champion.

4.4 All One Design classes with 3 or more boats competing will be scored as a class.


5.1 Entry fee is $20.00 per boat.

5.2 Entry fees includes one day of racing, awards and dinner. 

5.3 Eligible boats may enter, in advance by completing the registration form and sending it, together with the required fee to:

Low Tide Regatta

c/o Tim Harrod

2262 Lake Rockwell Rd.

Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Make checks payable to: Berlin Yacht Club

Or enter the Regatta by completing the Registration Form and paying the entry fee during check in the day of the Regatta.


7.1 Sailing instructions will be available at registration.

  1. VENUE

8.1 Boats competing will be launched from the lawn in front of the Berlin Yacht Club or from the launch/ dry sail area.

8.2 Spectator/coach boats can be launched on the concrete ramp located at the dry sail area.

8.3 The racing area will be on Berlin Reservoir.


9.1 Courses may be, but not limited to, Trapezoids, Windward-Leeward, or any additional courses described in the Sailing Instructions.

9.2 Event will be sailed in the waters of Berlin Reservoir, the lake level may be low due to the Army Corp of Engineers, every attempt will be made to set the racecourses in adequate depths.  Competitors should exercise caution when sailing to or exiting the racecourse area.


10.1 The Low-Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A, will be used, except that no score will be excluded.

10.2 One race is required to be completed to constitute a regatta.


11.1 Each competitor must wear a US Coast Guard approved lifejacket from shore to shore except, temporarily, when adding or removing clothing.

11.2 Boats are required to comply with the ODNR regulations for that vessel.

11.3 Parents/guardians are responsible for the safety of any sailor under the age of 18, which means that they must make the decision whether their sailor can handle the conditions at the beginning of the day or during the day of racing.


12.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race.


13.1 Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each class with three (3) or more competitors.

13.2 An overall Singlehanded Champion will be awarded a prize.

13.3 The 1st place finisher in Laser, Laser Radial, Force 5, and Sunfish will have their name inscribed on the Low Tide Trophy

13.4 The top junior sailor in Laser, Laser Radial, Force 5, and Sunfish classes will be awarded a prize.


Tim Harrod – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (330) 815-1474

Berlin Yacht Club-2018 LOW TIDE REGATTA

Saturday, September 15th


16337 Northview Drive, North Benton, Ohio 44449


Regatta Registration Form


Name  ____________________________________                   Junior Sailor:   Yes /  No

Address  __________________________________

City  _____________________________________

State/Zip  _________________________________

E-Mail Address  _____________________________

Phone  ____________________________________


Home Club:  _______________________________ 


Emergency Contact Information:

Name  _____________________________________

Phone  _____________________________________


Boat Type:                                                                   Sail Number:

Laser                                                                            ______________

Laser Radial                                                                  ______________

Sunfish                                                                         ______________

Force 5 Full Rig                                                             ______________

Force 5 Short Rig                                                          ______________

Melges 14                                                                     ______________

Other  ______________________                                  ______________


Entry Fee:

Entry fee is $20.00 per boat.                                                      Staying For Dinner:   Yes /  No

Make checks payable to: Berlin Yacht Club

Mail Entry To:                                      or                                 E-Mail Intent to Sail:

Low Tide Regatta                                                                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

c/o Tim Harrod                                                             

2262 Lake Rockwell Rd.                                                Call:

Ravenna, Ohio 44266                                                                330-815-1474

Official Use Only:

Date Paid:  ______________    Check Number:  ________________  Or Cash:  ________