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About the CSA and 2016 Notice of Series

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The Cleveland Sailing Association, (CSA), was developed to increase interest in sailboat racing in the Greater Cleveland Area. We do so by scoring our sponsor club’s regattas in series format. This gives you, the racing skipper, a chance to travel to other clubs and sail in a variety of races while enjoying the hospitality and camaraderie of the Cleveland sailing community. Thus improving and rewarding your sailing skills over an extended period of time.

The Advantages of the CSA:
CSA entrants are granted free dockage (Wednesday to Wednesday) at host regattas.
Registration discounts for CSA Boat of the Year designated events.
A invitation to participate in the CSA invitational race, The Cleveland Cup.

CSA scores and awards four series;
Boat of the Year (BOTY)
South Shore Cruising
Double Handed

Boats are encouraged to participate in multiple series. A single $35.00 registration fee allows eligibility in all CSA series.


Boats are encouraged to participate in multiple series.  A single $35 registration fee allows eligibility in all CSA series.

BOTY (Boat of the Year)

The BOTY is the most prestigious and lengthy CSA series. It encourages participation in all club regattas that are designated CSA events.

·        EYC JAM Regatta

·        Chagrin Lagoons June JAM

·        Cleveland Race Week (EYC) – also scored in South Shore

·        Lakeside Regatta (LYC)

·        Leukemia Cup (CYC)

·        Princess Pat Trophy Race (FCYC) – also scored in South Shore

·        Mentor Harbor Yachting Club Regatta (MHYC)

·        Grand River Sailing Club Regatta (GRSC)


Women’s races are raced with an all women crew; a male coach is allowed on board and he cannot participate helming or crewing the boat.  Double handed races are for yachts that are crewed by 2 people.  Races are contested prior to the main regatta or as modified by the event sailing instructions.  CSA scores these series at the following regattas. 

·        Cleveland Race Week (EWYC)

·        Lakeside Regatta (LYC)

·        Princess Pat Friday Race (FCYC)

·        Leukemia Cup (CYC)


This series is designed to encourage point-to-point racing without requiring a yacht to travel long distances or to participate in races beyond their ability due to distance or weather. 

The South Shore Cruising series is open to any boat participating in CSA. 

The series includes 7 longer, point-to-point races.  The series scores a yacht’s best score from 4 of the 7 races.  The seven races comprising the South Shore Cruising series are:

  • Cleveland Race Week (EYC) – Thursday and Friday, evening races only, also scored in BOTY series
  • Roberts Race (CYC)
  • Princess Pat Trophy Race (FCYC) -  also scored in BOTY series
  • Governor’s Cup (LYC)
  • Falcon Cup (CYC to MHYC)
  • Indigo (MHYC)


Notice of Series


   PHRF, JAM, and One-Design fleets will be recognized for all series.  The following rules apply to all fleets:

A)       Any fleet may be subdivided into classes for scoring purposes.

B)       All handicap racing will be sailed using PHRF-LE handicaps.

C)       A yacht may register for any multiple series including the Boat of the Year Championship (BOTY), South Shore Cruising Series and either the Women’s or Double Handed series.

D)       All fleets must have at least 4 registered yachts.  If 4 yachts are not registered within each fleet, the registered yachts will be given the option of moving to an alternate fleet (PHRF, JAM, 1D) to achieve the 4-yacht minimum.  However if the minimum of 4 yachts is not met, prior to the start of a series, that series, or fleet within a series will be abandoned and all fees refunded, if not participating in another series. 


A)        Eligible yachts shall complete a valid entry by returning the attached form to the CSA with the entry fee. Entries may be made on-line at clevelandsails.com.

B)        Boats shall have a valid PHRF-LE rating.

C)        Fleet splits will be made based on the valid entries as of the first scored regatta.    

D)        Yachts with valid entries received prior to July 1st will be scored in all CSA Series counting races in which they participated.  A boat will be retro-actively scored for races in which they participated provided a valid entry is received by July 1st.

E)        CSA series entries will be accepted after July 1st but will only be scored DNC in all races prior to the date of their valid entry.


A)        Scoring for a series shall be according to the current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of US Sailing, and this Notice of Race (NOR) and any amendments thereto.

B)        RRS rule A2 is modified to allow discards as detailed section F, G and K of “Scoring” below.


  1. One Race constitutes a series. Series dates, events and counters are attached as part of this NOS.
  2. A race will be scored if one or more CSA yachts participate in a scheduled event.

C.     All racing will be scored using the low point system.

  1. All racing will be scored using the corrected finish times from the individual event results.

E.     Boats completing valid entries after July 1st will be scored DNC for all races sailed prior to the date their valid entry was received.  This modifies RRS rules A4.2 and A9.

  1. The 2016 BOTY Championship Series includes races from each regatta. For events with potentially multiple races on a particular day, the only the first two races are scored on a Friday and Saturday, and only the first race on a Sunday.  The series will be scored as follows: 16 of 23 or 24, 15 of 22, 14 of 20 or 21, 13 of 19, 12 of 17 or 18, 11 of 16, 10 of 15 or 14, 9 of 13, 8 of 12 or 11, 7 of 10 or 9 or 8.  If less than 8 races are scored, there shall be no throw-outs.  This modifies RRS rule A2.

G.    The Women’s, Double Handed Series will be scored as the number of events raced. There will be no throw-outs.  This modifies RRS rule A2.

H.     The South Shore Cruising series will count a yacht’s best 4 scores.

I.        All CSA classes within a fleet must sail the same course and distance for a race to be scored for the overall (fleet) standings. Also, class results will be scored for CSA if all boats in that class sail the same course and distance in that race.

  1. Penalty Points: DNC: # of CSA boats that Started + 3. This modifies RRS rules A4.2 & A9.
  2. Only the first two races on Saturdays, and one race on Sundays for each respective regatta will be counted, less total CSA series discards.  

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