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MCSA National Championship

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to Saturday, June 17, 2017
Rush Creek Yacht Club - Fleet 05
320 Rush Creek Drive
Heath, TX  75032

Brian Morgan
MCSA Sanctioned Regatta
Registration is recommended
Payment In Advance Or At Event
FOR THIS EVENT ONLY: Please PREPAY on or before May 15 with a Credit Card online or Mail a Check to receive the Early Registration Discount.
All payments fully refundable before May 15. $50 cancelation fee retained if canceled after May 15.

The notice of race follows the activities section below.
Please read eligibility section below:
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
MCSA National Championship
Crew or Guest Package
Additional Thursday Lunch
Additional Thursday Dinner Party
Additional Friday Lunch
Additional Friday Dinner Party
Additional Saturday Awards Lunch
Additional Regatta Shirt

MC Fleet #5 and the Rush Creek Yacht Club
cordially invite you to the

MCSA National Championship Regatta
  June 14 - 17, 2017  
Rush Creek Yacht Club, 320 Rush Creek Drive, Heath, Texas 75032, 972-771-6500. Rush Creek is located 20 miles outside of Dallas. It is home to a fleet of thirty four MC Scows. RCYC facilities are located directly on the water. Two launching cranes, launching ramps, waterfront deck, pool and plenty of parking make the venue one of the top regatta spots in Texas. Aerial footage of the clubhouse, grounds and lake is here:
Sponsors  vela sailing store       
Entries and
This regatta is open to all sailors of MC scows. This is an MCSA sanctioned event. Each skipper must be a current member of MCSA and meet trophy age requirements before the first scheduled race. Non-MCSA members will be scored DNC for all races. All yachts must comply with the MC class scantlings prior to the preparatory signal of the first scheduled race. A boat may sail with a different sail number from its hull number if it registers with that sail number, and must compete with that number for the entire event. 
Safety Equipment All MC scows are required to have a Mainsail Flotation Panel. If you do not have one, Jack Kern will have them available for use. Contact Jack at 214-906-0749. or 
 Weighing All boats will be inspected to ensure compliance with the class weight requirement. Based on the inspection result some boats may need to be weighed and recertified. Weighing will take place on club grounds at a location to be announced.
The races will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
  1. The sailing instructions will consist of the instructions in RRS Appendix S, Standard Sailing Instructions, and supplementary sailing instructions that will be published and be posted on the official notice board located at the club.
  2. Racing Area:  The racing will be the waters of Rush Creek.
  3. Courses to be sailed are all windward leeward courses as shown in the Standard Sailing Instructions Appendix S.
  4. No race will be started with the wind under 5 mph.
  5. At the option of the PRO, the “F” flag will be displayed which will signify that masthead flotation will be required
  6. Flags will be the primary means of communication on the water however the RC will attempt to make VHF radio contact regarding OCSs, weather issues, safety concerns, and other actions of the RC where clarification might be helpful to the sailors.   The competitor channel to be used will be posted.
  7. Racing rules 30.1, 33, 35, 62.1, A4.2 and A11 will be changed.  The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions may also change other racing rules.
  8. Competitors give absolute right and permission for video footage or photographs of themselves or their boat generated during an MCSA event to be published in any media for press, editorial or advertising purposes.
  9.  Sailing Instructions 
 Scoring & Trophies
The Low Point System, RRS A4, will apply, except that RRS A2 is changed so that each boat's total score will be the sum of her scores for all races unless seven races are completed. If seven races are completed, each boat shall discard her worst score except when prohibited under RRS 90.3(b).
Three races need to be completed before a National Champion is recognized and perpetual trophies awarded. One race constitutes a regatta for purposes of awarding keeper trophies. Keeper Trophies:
  • Top 15 Overall (any age, male or female)
  • Top 3 Masters (50 - 59 years of age)
  • Top 3 Grand Masters (60 - 69 years of age)
  • Top Mega Master (70 - 79 years of age)
  • Top Old Salt (80+ years of age)
  • Top Woman-any age
  • Top Single-Handed Sailor
  • Youth Championship Division (under 21 on June 15)
    One (1) completed race shall constitute a regatta for awarding Carl Reuterdahl perpetual Trophy and the Keeper Trophies

    Top 5 overall youth (tbd on registration) 
    Top woman youth (tbd on registration) 

Address for return of previously won Perpetual Trophies:

Brian Morgan

449 Terry Lane
Heath TX 75032


NOTE: All times shown are preliminary. Check official Notice Board for updates.


Date Time Event
June 14

Boat Inspection & set up (Weighing, if needed), Launch
Registration at RCYC. Registration is not complete until boat inspection, sailing instructions and waiver of liability have been signed.

Practice Race
Welcome Reception at RCYC -appetizers & beverages 

Thursday June 15
8:00-9:30am Coffee, Juice, & Continental Breakfast 
Boat Inpsection, Registration and Launching at RCYC. (please register Wednesday from 9am to 8pm - we can not guarantee you will make the first race if registering Thursday morning)
Welcome & Competitors Briefing

10:00am Warning signal for Race One

TBD Lunch Ashore

TBD Racing as conditions permit
Annual MCSA Meeting  
Cocktail Reception-Dinner and Open Bar

Friday June 16

8:00am Coffee, Juice, & Continental Breakfast 

TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board

TBD Lunch Ashore

TBD Racing as conditions permit
Party!! Texas Barbeque Dinner, Band
Saturday June 17 
8:00am Coffee, Juice, & Continental Breakfast 

TBD Racing begins as directed on Notice Board;
If three races have been completed no warning signal will be made after 1200 hours.  If three races have not been completed this time limit is extended to 1500 hours. No warning signal shall be made after 1500. 

TBD Lunch and Trophy Presentation



Please login to MSCA to register. The registration link will appear in the upper right hand corner.
Boat registration is $235 if paid on or before May 15.  $275 after May 15.

Youth (under 21 on June 15) registration is $50 (Thanks to generousity of MCSA and Fleet 5)


Each registration fee includes: Breakfasts, Lunches, Receptions, Thursday and Friday Dinner, and collared Shirt for all Skippers.


Crew or Guest package $75 includes: all Meals, Parties, and Shirt


Additional Lunches will be provided at a cost of $9 ea.

Additional Thursday Dinner & Cocktail Reception $25 ea

Additional Friday Dinner & Party $15 ea

Additional Shirts $20 ea -please order at early registration


All payments fully refundable before May 15.  $50 cancelation fee retained if canceled after May 15.

Club house food and bar items may be purchased through a yacht club reciprocal charge or by setting up a VISA/MasterCard charge at the registration desk.  RCYC is not equipped for cash purchases.

Regatta Shirts ordered by May 15 will be in the bag at registration. Regatta Shirts ordered after May 15 may be available for your size onsite. If not, then they will be re-ordered and mailed to you. There will be a limited quantity of shirts for sale onsite at the regatta on first come first serve basis.
The Yacht Club has three ramps & two cranes for launching. Dry sailing is the preferred method out of the RCYC. There is plenty of room for dry sailing. Dock/Pier parking will be permitted.  
Loaner Boats
Limited number of loaner boats available for those wishing to fly into Dallas for this regatta.  Contact Jack Kern 214-906-0749. or for additional information. 
Crew & Spectator Boats Every effort will be made to provide ample crew & spectator boats for those wishing to get out on the water to watch the action. The racing will take place right out front of the yacht club. We will have a limited number of crew available (probably about 10). Please contact Brian Morgan if you are looking for a crew.


RV / Camping is permitted on the north side of the RCYC grounds.


Limited housing is available with Rush Creek Yacht Club members who have agreed to graciously open their homes.  If interested, please contact Virginia Hannan, or cell phone 214 364-5856


Area hotels within 10 minutes of Rush Creek Yacht Club

  • Hilton Rockwall 214 771 3700
  • Hampton Inn Rockwall  469 698 9494
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites 972 771 1685
  • Best Western Rockwall Inn & Suites  972 722 3265

Telephone numbers for RCYC:
  • RCYC website:
  • Clubhouse: 972-771-6500
  • Fax: 972-772-3508
  • Regatta Chair: Brian Morgan (214)-315-9200
 Alcoholic Beverages Consumption of alcoholic beverages inside the Clubhouse falls under the jurisdiction of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). Participants, 21 years or older, who wish to purchase alcoholic beverages at the RCYC bar, must first purchase a TABC card. TABC cards will be sold at registration ($3) and are valid for three (3) days. 

TABC regulations dictate that you may not bring alcoholic beverages into or out of the Clubhouse.

There are no rules against consumption of alcoholic beverages on the Club grounds as long as they were not purchased at the RCYC Clubhouse.

Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors in this event are participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers (organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or any other organization or official) will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event. By participating in this event, each competitor, or in the case of minors, each competitor’s parent or guardian, agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.