Preliminary Notice of Race

1996 US Sailing Women's Championship (Adams Trophy)
Area G Womens Championship Elimination
This information is preliminary and subject to change.
Area winners will be expected to compete in the national finals.

NOTICE OF RACE: US Sailing and the San Francisco Yacht Club invite all eligible women to prticipate in this qualifying series for the 1996 US Sailing Women's Championship (The Mrs. Charles Francis Adams Trophy).

This Elimination Series will be governed by the IYRR; the prescriptions of US Sailing; the 1996 Conditions for this championship, the rules of the Santana-22 class (except as altered by the Sailing Instructions), and by the Sailing Instructions.

The Adams Cup will be classified as a catagory B event, in accordance with rule 18 and Appendix A3, excluding paragraphs 4.1 (b), (c) and (d).

Competitors should provide their own race-ready Santana-22s. Sails allowed are: one main, one spinnaker, and class lapper.

ELIGIBILITY: All competitors must be:
1. Women age 18 or older in the event year, except for one (not the helmsman) who may be age 15 or older, and
2. Group 1 or 2 competitors under Appendix A1A of the racing rules, and
3. Members of US Sailing at Sailing Association (SA) level and up, and
4. Members of one of the following:
a. Yacht Club (YC) belonging to the same SA recognized by US SAILING or
b. A YC belonging directly to US SAILING or
c. A Community Sailing Program or other sailing organization which are
members of the local SA.
5. Competitors shall wear Coast Guard approved PFDs with whistle attached while racing.

SCHEDULE: Racing is scheduled to commence on Saturday, July 13, 1996. Sailing Instructions will be available all entrants at the skippers meeting prior to the regatta.

Trophies will be awarded following the racing as early as possible.

Entry deadline: June 30, 1996 - Eligible crews may be entered by sending the Registration Form and entry fee to the San Francisco Yacht Club. Please call SFYC for a registration form. Please contact Area G coordinator, Jodi Lee, if you need further information regarding this Area Event, or require other area contacts at 510-521-7131 or email Jodi Lee