Results, Report and Photos
Welcome to the 2012 East Coast 12-Meter
Class National Championship in St. Augustine, Florida November
The Jacksonville Model Yacht Club and the Florida EC-12
Association are once again excited to be hosting the 41st Class
Championship regatta in our nation’s oldest city. St. Augustine
is the oldest continually occupied city in North America and is
celebrating the 450th Anniversary of its founding 2012 thru 2015
This is the same venue as the 2009 National Championship
on the lake at the Comfort Suites World Golf Village. The hotel
is located just across I-95 from the Golfing Hall of Fame and
just minutes from downtown St. Augustine. All the rooms are suites
and some have full kitchens. There are two pools, one of them
in-doors; a full bar; and a wonderful continental breakfast, including
waffles. We will use their largest meeting room for the entire
regatta. Besides serving as our Awards Banquet dining room, it
will also allow the skippers to store their gear and fully-rigged
boats throughout the regatta. Its double doors open directly onto
the patio deck overlooking the racecourse. Setting up and taking
down your boat each day will be a snap.
We are planning a welcome Cocktail Reception on the
patio deck on Wednesday evening. There is a wealth of places to
explore for dinner—from the Murray Brothers' Caddy Shack,
to the amazing selection of diners, eateries, and fine restaurants
in St. Augustine. Your
guests will have plenty to see and do within minutes of the regatta
venue during the day.
There is no entry limit for this regatta. Fleets will be no more
than 20 boats. So, while not likely, it is possible to have four
fleets. Entries less than 34 will see two fleets.
This venue lends
itself to the windward/leeward rectangle with the normal wind conditions.
The shape of the lake allows us to move the course around an arc
to maintain a fair course while not having to move the staging
area. Every attempt will be made to bring the courses closer to
the shoreline for visibility.
The event will begin with a full
unscorred promotion race in fleets seeded by the RC. There will
be a 30-minute hold for lunch and racing will end each
day depending where we are with the clock. Protest hearings will
be held immediately following the heat sailed and will follow a
3-minute format. There will be one throw out for each 8 races.
The following pages provide the information you need to enter and
make your plans. I look forward to seeing you all there.