At Sandy Pond you may see many different classes of boats including
Dragon Flite 95 (DF95), Dragon Force 65 (DF65), EC12, Marblehead, Soling 1M,
ODOM, US12, US 1M, Footy, etc. The club also has a couple of special events for
Schooners, Sloops and Electric Boats.
The club also has a small fleet of Snipe model sailboats to loan to groups who want to
enjoy sailing on Sandy Pond.
Regatta rules for Sandy Pond
-No sailing off the dock! You may launch boats and retrieve boats on the dock. If you sail from the dock, you will be disqualified from that race.
Give way to avoid collision with another boat,
Windward stays clear of leeward.
Boat astern keeps clear of boat ahead.
Tacking or jibing boat keeps clear of one that is not.
Inside boats at four lengths from the mark entitled to rounding room
Touching of buoys is allowed Excluding the start finish marks.
If you hit the start mark, Stay clear of other boats and do a 360* turn penalty.
If you hit the finish mark, return to course, do a 360* turn and re-finish.
No dip starts, you must round the end of the start line to officially start the race.
No sailing through start line, once one-minute start time announced.
Over early, round one end of starting line to re-start.
Protests- reconciled on water – no formal protest committee.
360* penalty by offending boat immediately after infraction, remaining clear of other boats.
Race holds / boat adjustments / duration
One five minute hold for each skipper only for a one day regatta
Throw-outs will be governed by software setup before racing starts
minor adjustments allowed before one minute count down.
Boats ashore, aground or entangled can be freed by anyone.
Our goal is 3.5 hours maximum of racing given battery power. RD may use 15-minute break for battery changes and pit stops.
Scoring & awards
AMYA low-point scoring method used
“GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP & FAIR PLAY” Shall prevail.
If you do not remember this rule see first rule at the top of this page.
Any violators will be penalized as DSQ.
If attitude persist the skipper will be asked to leave the event and his/her score are not counted in the final results.
NO SAILING FROM THE DOCK!!
You may launch and retrieve your boat from the dock. If you get caught sailing a race from the dock you get a disqualification for that race.
Let us know when you will be sailing and what boat you will be sailing, or contact us
with other questions or comments. If you would like to join the club or renew your membership,
download, fill in, and mail us the completed Membership and Renewal Form.