Fleet Race Friday

Fleet Race Friday
GHS, Brunswick, RCDS, and GA at Fleet Race Friday

Sunday, April 15, 2018

O'Day and Herreshoff venue assignments

The O'Day is a week away.  Here are some more details.

1) Site assignments are attached.  There are three schools that are not yet to the 3 meets/regatta threshold.  If you haev results that will prove you are there, please share them with me.

2) Deadline to withdrew without penalty is 48 hours prior to report time, which would be 0830 on Thursday April 19, 2018.  This is especially important for those schools who are on probation (see attached list).  Since some schools did not get their first or second choice site, please let Jonathan or me know if you are withdrawing as soon as you can, so we can offer re-assignment to some schools if possible.

3) Qualifying sites will start building their Tech Score sites this week.  Those sites will have logistically information, SIs, and rotations posted.  Please check there first for information- https://scores.hssailing.org/

4) Along those lines, please make sure that your team lists are updated and your Tech Score account is active.  All Race participation (RP) info will be recorded on-line and the responsibility of the coach/adult supervisor.  Inaccurate or incomplete RP info is a costly penalty.

5) Finally, remember it is an ISSA/NESSA rule that you must wear a USCG approved PFD.  Failure to do so is also a big team penalty.

There are a lot of moving parts this weekend, but if everyone takes care of their own stuff, it will go smoothly.

Monday, March 26, 2018

A few regatta reminders:


Additionally,  " Schools must sail at least three scheduled meets or regattas prior to the championship between two or more schools in the season that the championship is being held (fall or spring).   NESSA District Rule Article K, section D.   
To submit results of any meet or regatta, please see below,

(2)  TEAMS:
  • Registration for the NESSA Teams (Mark & Terk Trophies) closes at 2359 on Sunday April 1, 2018.  
  • To registered completely you must, fill out the on line registration form here- TEAMS 
  • Upload your schedule using the NESSA Team Racing Form (attached).
  • If you want to represent NESSA at either the Baker or the NIT this year, Pay your $500 Air Line ticket deposit
  • You can pay your Pay your regatta fee using PayPal link on the NESSA web page but you are not required to until your school is accepted into the regatta.
  • TEAMS list of registrants
  • The 2018 NESSA Team Race Standings page is posted on the website.  
  • To report a score, follow the procedure outlined in this document, also posted on the website in the "RANKING" section.
  • Baker Airline Ticket info:
    • Cost: $7,000/team for 10 tickets.
    • Outbound Travel: Boston, MA (BOS) - San Diego, CA (SAN)
      Date: Friday, 25 May 2018
      Flight: 2819
      Depart: 7:08 am
      Arrive: 10:25 am
      Stops: 0
      Return Travel: San Diego, CA (SAN)-Boston, MA (BOS)
      Date: Sunday, 27 May 2018
      Flight: 20
      Depart: 9:03 pm
      Arrive: 5:34 am (next day)

That is all for now.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 9:28 PM, Rob Hurd <rshurd@hotmail.com> wrote:
Happy Spring - I think.  Many programs are starting next week.  Before you get going, here are a few housekeeping items.

1) Membership if you are not listed as "active", you are not a 2017-2018 member of NESSA/ISSA.  
A. If "Pending", all you need to do it pay your dues.
B. If "Inactive", log on and update your school's information, then download & pay your invoice.

2) Regatta registration. Registration for the O'Day, Herreshoff, and Teams is going well.  
  • Links to all three registration forms can be found on the NESSA Schedule page
  • To see a Registration list, click on the regatta name on the schedule page
  • Click on the "Reg" tab next to the regatta name.
    • NESSA Fleet Racing Championship (O'Day Trophy) - 2018
    • Herreshoff Qualifier 
    • NESSA Team Racing Championship (Mark & Terk Trophies) - 2018
Remember though:
  1. Registration window closes for all three regattas on Sunday April 1, 2018 at 2359 EDT.  That about 2 weeks from tomorrow.
  2. Payments must be made for the O'Day and Herreshoff prior to the close of registration.  The link to the NESSA PayPal account is  on the NESSA homepage (right side middle). 
3) Team Racing Scores database is being built over the next two weeks.  Again not a current NESSA member, good chance you won't be included.

4) Rosters and Tech Score.  All NESSA regattas will be using Tech Score.  In order for it to operate properly, the NESSA/ISSA database must be populated at least 24 hour prior to the event.  Many schools do not fully know the composition of their squad's at this point, I get that, but make a note on your calendar to update the roster asap.  RP penalties are 20 pts/ division.

All of these reminders have a common theme - personable responsibility.  Once April 1st rolls around the volunteers that make up the ExComm would like to focus on coaching and training their teams.  When you take care of responsibilities for your school early, it makes our collective jobs easier and for that,we thank you.

Friday, March 16, 2018

From: Rob Hurd <rshurd@hotmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 3:55 PM
To: NESSA Google; NESSA Sailing
Subject: Re: 2018 NESSA Spring Regattas
Good Morning,
it appears that the first five days of registration have gone smoothly.  A couple of house keeping notes.

1) O'Day and Herreshoff: 

  • School Team Racing Schedules must be uploaded to the registration form using the attached form.  Other forms can not be assimilated into the scoring program
  • Schools indicating that they want to represent NESSA at the Baker and/or NIT need to pay their $500 ticket deposit by the close of registration.  
  • The following schools rolled their 2017 deposit over to 2018.  
  • All others can to pay through the PayPal link on the NESSA home page

Duxbury HS
Fairfield Prep
Falmouth HS (ME)
Greenwich HS
North Kingstown HS
Tabor Academy
The Hotchkiss School
Barnstable HS

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2018 Dave Perry Rules Talks

We are looking forward to the FCSL Rules Talk for Sailors and Coaches on Tuesday March 6th and the coaches' discussion on Thursday March 8th (details for both below). PLEASE let me know if you plan on attending one or both and approx numbers.

Tuesday March 6, 2018   15:45 - 17:15

The Dave Perry Clinic will be at 
Public Forum at Norwalk High School
23 Calvin Murphy Drive
Norwalk, CT
Enter the building from the main entrance. There will be signs directing you to the Public Forum.
Contact: Sam Jones (203) 614-9726 
Cost: $10/per sailor **Coaches, please collect money and bring one check or envelope of cash, clearly labeled with school name and number of sailors.** 
Checks can be made out to Dave Perry.
Students and coaches may want to bring extra money in case they want to purchase Dave's books, which he will gladly sign. 

Thursday March 8, 2018   18:30 - 21:00

The Dave Perry Coaches' Discussion with pizza dinner
Norwalk Yacht Club
10 Nathan Hale Drive
Norwalk, CT
Contact: Sam Jones
Cost: $35 cash per coach (includes clinic and dinner)