40th Massachusetts High School Open Championship, 2013
|Registration Ends:||25-May-2013 at midnight|
The MA State High School Sailing Champs will be held in one division of FJs and one division of tech dinghies at the MIT Sailing Pavilion on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
Any Massachusetts High School group of students may compete in this championship whether or not they have received prior permission or recognition from their school. The school doesn't have to be a member of any league and the competitors are not required to have been granted official permission from their high school in order to participate. All it takes is 2 skippers and 2 crews who know how to swim and will bring their own lifejackets. Registration shall be limited to the first 26 teams to have signed up electronically and email Sailing Master Franny Charles confirming change of date. If a team does not confirm this notification by 1700 on May 25, their registration shall be forfeited to teams on the waitlist in the order which they were received.
Format and Schedule
Racing will be held in FJs for A Division and Technical Dinghies for B Division at the MIT Sailing Pavilion on Wednesday, May, 29. Report time is 1 pm. This is the time to show up, NOT the time of the first race. Racing will conclude by 1730. Competitors are strongly urged to attend their classes until lunch time if possible.
Entry fee is $60 per team. Online payments in advance (available after registration) are preferred. Payments at the Pavilion are possible by checks (payable to "MIT Sailing Pavilion") or credit card. Receipts will be available for those who need them. No electronic charges will be fulfilled until the day of the event. Pre-registration is not necessary, but entries will be limited to the first 26 teams.
Parking and Transportation
All sailors are encouraged to take the Red Line to Kendall Square and walk two blocks to the River.
If car pooling, be ready to drop your squad off at the pavilion and then go hunting for a spot on westbound Mem Drive, Ames St or along the meters (bring quarters) on Mass Ave. Parking is horrendous before 2:30 pm on any weekday along Memorial Drive. After 3 pm all of the MIT lots are available for no charge. Despite the signage you will not be ticketed or towed from an MIT lot after 3pm. You will not be allowed into one before that time, however. There is a lot next to the Sloan School and accessed by Main St as well as a medical lot accessed from Hayward St. Check out this link http://whereis.mit.edu/
No team shall practice at MIT Sailing Pavilion except the Winsor School which uses the MIT Sailing Pavilion as their home facility. Winsor School will not be allowed to practice in FJs but does have access to tech dinghies, 420s, Fireflies, and catboats. This is all we can allow this year as the MIT team is very busy preparing for the collegiate national championship.
Questions or concerns contact: Franny Charles 617-253-4884 or via e-mail.
Questions about this event should be directed to the organizer(s): Matthew Lindblad, Fran Charles, Matthew Cohen, Stewart Craig