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23rd Annual Brass Rat Regatta

Sat 10-Oct-201508:30-17:30
Sun 11-Oct-201509:00-16:00
Registration Start: 21-September-2015 at 00:00
Registration End:11-October-2015 at midnight

Notice of Race

October 10-11, 2015, MIT Sailing Pavilion


1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing set by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

1.2 The Prescriptions of the US National Authority (US Sailing) will apply.

1.3 The ICSA class rules of the intercollegiate dinghy class as described in The Procedural Rules for Intercollegiate Sailing Competition 2013-2016 will apply.



2.1 The Brass Rat regatta is open to MIT students, MIT alumni, and all other sailors who submit a completed Entry Form prior to Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 1700. There is no entry fee for MIT students and alumni, but contributions to the sailing pavilion are strongly encouraged.



The entry fee is $50 for Non-MIT students and alumni. Please pay in advance electronically if at all possible; otherwise you may pay by check or in cash at the event.  There is no fee for MIT students and alumni. However, you must register prior to Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 1700.



Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • 08:30 - 09:00     Check in, T shirt distribution, and Boat Assignments.
  • 09:15                 Competitors' Meeting immediately followed by racing.
  • 12:00 or so        Lunch break with Hot Dogs, PB, Jelly and Fluff provided.
  • 13:00 - ~17:30  Racing continues.
  • 18:00                 Redbones Dinner for all competitors at the sailing pavilion immediately following the racing.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

  • 09:00 - 09:15    Check in and Boat Assignments.
  • 09:30 - 14:30    Racing continues with a brief lunch break (leftovers) between sets.
  • 15:00                Racing concludes followed by Brass Rat Trophy presentations.



The sailing instructions will be available at registration.



Racing will be conducted from the MIT Sailing Pavilion on the Charles River lower basin. Parking is available on Memorial Drive westbound, the lower end of Ames Street or the Hayward Street MIT parking lot. Bring a bailing bucket, tell-tales, water bottle, sunscreen and a good attitude.



7.1 Scoring will be the Low Point System. Byes may be implemented if we are oversubscribed.

7.2 The Brass Rat Regatta will be the sum of all races scored and sailed on both Saturday and Sunday. The overall Brass Rat Champion and Brass Rat Female Champion will be declared at the conclusion of Sunday's racing.

7.3 All races will be sailed using the MIT Sailing Pavilion fleet of Tech Dinghies (hull, sail, tiller, and rudder).

7.4 All Brass Rat races must be sailed solo.



8.1 All competitors shall wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD at all times while on the water. There are plenty available at the pavilion.

8.2 All competitors shall wear a helmet at all times while in a Tech Dinghy on the water. These are available at the pavilion or you may bring your own.



Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See the Racing Rules of Sailing 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.


Questions about this event should be directed to the organizer(s): John Pratt, Eric Gibber, Fran Charles

Updated: 2014/05/04 19:06:46
Updated: 2014/05/04 19:06:46