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67th Annual Walter 'Jack' Wood Trophy for the Mass Bay Midget Championship

Wed 22-Aug-201811:00-16:00
Registration Start: 09-July-2018 at 00:00
Registration End:22-August-2018 at midnight


Hosted by MIT in one division of tech dinghies.

Notice of Race

All member yacht clubs, sailing clubs and sailing fleets of Mass Bay sailing are invited to send one representative team (two sailors) who have not yet reached their 14th birthday on Sept 1, 2018. Both skipper and crew must be members of their club and they may co skipper if they desire to. No substitutions are allowed. There are many Mass Bay Clubs that won't have a representative so if there are multiple kids from one club that want to sail, ask around to find a Mass Bay club that may have a junior membership available.

Number of Races scheduled will equal the # of teams competing. No races will start after 16:00. A complete round robin will be attempted with no discard races.
Competitors should report to MIT by 11 and no earlier than 10:30 as the Pavilion will be closed and the doors will likely be locked. Parking is almost nonexistent prior to 14:00 so public transportation is the best option. Parents and friends are encouraged to come spectate. Lunches may be brought or purchased at the MIT dining hall in the Stata Center or at various food spots in Kendall Square. Competitors shall bring their own PFDs, HELMETStell tales and bailing buckets. Helmets will be worn by all competitors. Please bring your own though there may be some available if you forget. Anything with a chin strap that provides adequate protection against impact with the boom will be fine.

Teams that have completed the registration process may be allowed to practice during the week preceding the event are welcome to do so. Please be aware that tech dinghies will not be available for practice on Monday-Thursday evenings after 17:00 or on Sunday afternoon prior to 15:00.  Coaches may sail a tech dinghy or coach from the dock. The MIT Sailing Pavilion opens for recreational sailing at 15:00 on Monday and at 12:00 on Tuesday through Sunday. Closing time is sunset.

This is a wonderful opportunity to sail against competitors from all different classes of boats in a simple yet challenging boat and venue. Most clubs have a round robin elimination series to determine their best qualified representatives in the Wood Trophy. It is the world series of Massachusetts sailing for those under 14. Plan early, be fair in your club's selection process, get a racing instructor to come in and coach them for a few hours of practice and let them enjoy a competition with a unique collegiate style format.

Entry fee is $50 payable to the MIT sailing Pavilion. Teams should register in advance using the registration tab above (get the MIT Certificate to prevent "security problems").

All competitors and their coaches/ instructors are encouraged to either get dropped off or take the Red Line to Kendall Square stop and walk one block towards the river. THIS IS THE BEST OPTION. If you insist on driving, take Storrow Drive west to Mass Ave/ Cambridge exit on left. Go across the Charles River and take your first right on Memorial Drive East. The MIT sailing Pavilion is the first boathouse on your right and you may pull into the cut out spots for a quick drop and then go hunt for a spot at a meter off Mass Ave. (Map)

Or, if you want to pay for parking close by:,-71.1001295,15z/data=!3m1!4b1


Questions about this event should be directed to the organizer(s): Dock Master, Matthew Lindblad

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