Fall Classic Notice of Race

Editors note: This is the Notice of Race, a fancy document that is a required thing in the racing world. Don't let it mislead you that this isn't a fun, easy-going event and open to all even if you decide not to race but want to spend a fun weekend witih a bunch of windsurfers. Whether you race or not, you really should consider coming out. If you have any questions, post in the comments below. A pdf of the Notice of race can be downloaded here.

The Atlanta Boardsailing Club and Lake Lanier Sailing Club invite you to compete in the 38th Annual Atlanta Fall Classic.

IMAGE(/sites/default/files//pictures/fc16_art-small.jpg)Rules– The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 including Appendix B- Windsurfing Competition Rules, the Class Rules of any applicable fleet, the printed Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. The Sailing Instructions will be available at late registration/check-in at the LLSC pavilion. Advertising is unrestricted.
Entry– The regatta is open to sailboard competitors. Registration will take place at the race site Friday night and Saturday morning, October 21st & 22nd. Please email the regatta chair if you are coming: Chris Voith

Any group of 5 boards may compete in a trophy group including (but not limited to):
Open Unlimited • Sport (7.5 Ltd) • Kona • Formula
With enough entries, a Workshop Fleet may also be included. Within any of these, divisions (i.e. light-heavy, men-women, etc) with 5 or more entries may also be formed as trophy groups. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in up to four divisions. Fleets, Classes and other divisions may be combined, created or deleted at the discretion of the registrar.

Competition Format– Course Racing and/or Long Distance. Courses may be modified to suit the classes entered and wind conditions. The courses will be illustrated in the Sailing Instructions, available at check-in. The Low Point scoring system will be used. One race must be completed to constitute the regatta.
Wind Minimum– For any Formula Class, an 8 knot wind minimum as measured on the course will be observed. For all other classes, it is intended that after one race is completed, no race will be started in which pumping would be the primary means of propulsion.
IMAGE(<a href="https://windsurfatlanta.org/w/images/thumb/4/45/LLSC_start.jpg/500px-LLSC_start.jpg" rel="nofollow">https://windsurfatlanta.org/w/images/thumb/4/45/LLSC_start.jpg/500px-LLSC_start.jpg</a>)Schedule–
Friday: 1200 Club opens • Tuning - Practice • 1700 - Happy Hour - Registration • ~1900 - Suppah
Saturday: 0900-1000 - Registration & Check-in 1030 - Competitors’ Meeting 1130 - First possible start. 1800 - Happy Hour 1930 - Dinner
Sunday: 1000 Racing Resumes
Venue– Lake Lanier is comfortably warm in October but cold fronts can bring strong wind and cooler temperatures. Bring neoprene! Pets are allowed at LLSC except at the clubhouse, and with the usual expectations.
Live lake cam looks SW from clubhouse

Accomodations– Free camping at the race site (tent/van/RV sites & hot showers, but no hook-ups).
At exit 16 off I-985 (~15 minutes from LLSC): Country Inn & Suites 800-456-4000. / Comfort Inn 770-287-1000. / Jameson Inn 770-533- 9400.
Exit 8 off I-985: Renaissance Pine Isle Resort 770-945-8921. / Lake Lanier Lodges (cabins w/hot tubs) 770-967-1804
For a more complete list see: www.lakelanier.com.

Entry Fee Includes– Friday munchies & brews • Continental Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday & Sunday • Dinner on Saturday • Commemorative shirt (or other thing) • Door Prizes • Trophies three deep in each division.

Directions to Lake Lanier Sailing Club–
On our wiki
From Atlanta: North on I-85 then I-985 to Exit 8 • Left on Lanier
Islands P’way continue ~1.5 mile to traffic light (past West Marine) • Turn Right on McEver Rd continue 4 miles
to • Left on to Jim Crow Rd. (this becomes Old Federal Rd.) It’s 2.3 miles from McEver Rd. to LLSC entrance on
the left. From Charleston: Go to Atlanta, then see above.

For more information: Contact Chris Voith
404-386-8505 or voithphoto@gmail.com.

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Re: Fall Classic Notice of Race

Fun read about the history of windsurfing at the LLSC: History of Windsurfing at the LLSC

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Hanging out is the best part of the weekend for sure. There's free camping right by the water and you're welcome to come and camp even if you're not racing. Come for the day or spend the weekend and take advantage of the 'meal deal', just $30 for 5 meals... it's so cheap you can't afford to stay home! The Shell Point club is coming en masse and bringing fixins for Friday night arrivals too.

The set-up at the clubhouse has evolved in the past year and now includes heat and AC plus a big honkin' TV, so we never miss football (or windsurfing videos!). It's hard to beat the sunset, aprés-shred libations and a hot meal by the fire with ya homies Shok

The view from the club and up to the minute weather here: LLSC.com

Chris Graves video from 2014:

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Thanks to John Jordan for the heads up. Link to the pdf is now correct.

Here it is, as well: https://windsurfatlanta.org/sites/default/files/pdf/fc16_nor.pdf

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Congrats to Atlantans Eric Robine et moi, big weeners at Shell Point's Endless Simmer race last weekend in Sport and Unlimited fleets. These jokers are a lot of fun–

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So, is John Jordan coming to the Fall Classic??

It's kind of in the fine print I suppose, but please shoot me an email if you're planning to come.
Counting heads for food and such ya know. ShokYes 3Sorry 2AcuteROFLSecretSad

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I think it's going to be fun this week. cough (windmapper) cough

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The gate at the club is set to open when you pull all the up to it.
See you there! Shok

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