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7th MIT Championship for the Sir Ian McFarlane Trophy & 20th Annual Brass Rat Regatta

Sat 06-Oct-201208:30-17:30
Sun 07-Oct-201209:00-16:00
Registration End:06-October-2012 at midnight

Notice of Race

October 6-7, 2012, 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 2009 will apply.


2.1 The Sir Ian McFarlane Trophy is open to all MIT students and alumni sailors who submit a completed Entry Form. There is no entry fee for MIT students and alumni, but continued contributions to the sailing pavilion are strongly encouraged.

2.2 The Brass Rat regatta is open to MIT students and alumni as well as all other sailors who submit a completed Entry Form  prior to October 5th, 2012 at 1700. 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 October 5th, 2012 at 1700.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

08:30-09:00Check in, T shirt distribution and Boat Assignments.
09:15Competitors' Meeting immediately followed by racing.
12:00 noonishLunch break with Hot Dogs, PB, Jelly and Fluff provided.
13:00- 17:30ishRacing continues.
18:00Redbones Dinner for all competitors at the sailing pavilion immediately following the racing. Awards for the Sir Ian McFarlane Sailing Championship of MIT.
ALL participants are very strongly urged to stay for dinner and awards after sailing.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

09:00-09:15Check in and Boat Assignments.
09:30-14:30Racing continues with a brief lunch break (leftovers) between sets.
15:00Racing 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, sun screen and a good attitude.


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

7.2 The Sir Ian McFarlane Sailing Championship of MIT will be scored from races sailed on Saturday only. Competitors who are eligible shall be scored in alumni, undergraduate student or graduate student divisions. Additionally, there will be a division for the top MIT woman. All four will be declared the 2012 Champions of MIT Sailing and their names shall be engraved on a plaque to be displayed permanently in the lobby of the pavilion above the Sir Ian McFarlane Cup.

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

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

7.5 All Brass Rat races must be sailed solo.


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.


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.

For details about this event, see


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