47th Annual Jack Elfman Orange Coffee Pot Regatta Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7


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Race Information
Event Date June 2nd, 2018
Registration Window Open
Boat Classes Laser, Laser Radial,
Laser 4.7
Capacity Unlimited
Registration Fee $30

47th Annual Jack Elfman Orange Coffee Pot Regatta
Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7

Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7

June 2, 2018 – Surf City Yacht Club

Notice of Race


The organizing authority is the Surf City Yacht Club


The current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of US Sailing, ILCA Rules, this Notice of Race, and the Sailing Instructions shall be in effect. In case of conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions, the Sailing Instructions shall prevail.


The Surf City YC will be seeking certification from “Sailors for the Sea” as a “green” regatta. Some of the Best Practices include the elimination of single use water bottles and printed regatta documents.


Competitor advertising will be restricted to the current ISAF Regulation 20 and ILCA rules.


It is suggested that competitors be members of the International Laser Class Association and US Sailing.


It is requested that competitors register in advance by completing the on-line registration on the SCYC website – www.scyc-nj.org. There will also be registration on-site the morning of the regatta. All sailors, including those who pre-registered, must check-in at the Registration Desk on Saturday morning.

The Entry Fee is $30 and includes trophies; breakfast; snacks (power/energy bars, bananas) on the water; post-race food and beverages. Please be advised that the SCYC will not provide single use water bottles on the water. There will be limited ability to refill water bottles between races from support boats.


Saturday, June 2, 2018

  • 8:00 – 9:15 AM – Registration, Check-In & Breakfast
  • 9:15 AM – Competitor’s Meeting
  • 10:15 AM – Warning Signal, First Race. Up to five (7) races may be sailed, no race will be started after 3:30 PM.
  • TBD – Post-race food and refreshments & Awards Ceremony


The Sailing Instructions (SI) will be available on the SCYC website no later than ten (10) days prior to the event. Paper (hardcopies) will not be distributed onsite. An official copy of the SIs will be posted on the Regatta Notice Board in the Clubhouse.


Racing will be on the Manahawkin Bay (lower end of Barnegat Bay) in an area generally to the north of the SCYC.


Courses will be as described in the Sailing Instructions. Courses may be shortened at the discretion of the Race Committee. There will be separate starts for the Full Rig and Radial fleets at the discretion of the Race Committee based on the number of entries.


The Low Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A will apply. A total of seven (7) races are planned. One (1) race is required to constitute a series. If five or more races are sailed, competitors may discard their worst score. This modifies RRS A2.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race. The Organizing Authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in the Laser and Laser Radial fleets as well as the top Master (>50), top Junior (<19) and top Woman in the Laser fleet, plus the top Laser 4.7.

The winner of the Laser class will receive the Jack Elfman Orange Coffee Pot perpetual trophy.

The winner of the Laser Radial class will receive the “Laser Radial” Orange Coffee Pot perpetual trophy.

There will be other special “participation” awards!!


This is not a qualifying regatta for any subsequent events.


Rich & Sue Warren @ (609) 709-0195 or warrens25@comcast.net


Garden State Parkway to Exit 63.

Follow Rt. 72 East over bridge and make left at first traffic light (CVS). 
Go through the next light and stay on Barnegat Ave. to 9th Street in Surf City. 
Turn left onto 9th Street.  Club is at end of street.


A list of hotels and motels can be found on the SCYC website at www.scyc-nj.org


399 North 9th Street
Surf City, New Jersey 08008
Website: www.scyc-nj.org