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MCSA National Championship

Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Sunday, September 25, 2022
Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association - Fleet 105
124 Swan Point Rd
Lavallette, NJ  08725
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Tim Faranetta
Regatta Chair
6092735555 (c)
Sean Bradley
Dan Fink
414-344-8765 (c)
MCSA Sanctioned Regatta
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full At Event Only
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Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
MCSA National Championship
(1) Extra Meal Package
Additional Friday Lunch
Additional Friday Dinner
Additional Saturday Lunch
Additional Saturday Dinner/Cocktail Party
Additional Sunday Awards Lunch
Additional Regatta Shirt

MC Fleet #105 and the Lavallette Yacht Club cordially invite you to the

MCSA National Championship Regatta
September 22 - 25,  2022
Notice of Race

Lavallette Yacht Club, 124 Swan Point Rd, Lavallette, NJ  08725

 Sponsors Melges
Quantum Sails
North Sails
UK Sails
DPS Sails
Mad Sails
Sailors Tailor
June Howells - Luxe Real Estate Co.
Entries and
This is an MC Sailing Association (MCSA) sanctioned event. It is open to skippers of MC scows who are current members of MCSA. 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 rules 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.

Each skipper must declare his/her age and will compete in the associated division.

  • Open
  • Masters - 50 - 59 years
  • Grand Master - 60 - 69 years
  • Mega Master - 70 -74 years
  • Old Salt - 75 years or older
  • Youth
  • Woman
  • Single Handed
Member Signup / Information
Water Bottles

No single use water bottles will be provided. A filtered-water fountain is available for refillable containers.

The organizing authority (OA) for this regatta is the MC Sailing Association (MCSA) in cooperation with the Lavallette Yacht Club (LYC).

The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix S, and the MCSA rules and by-laws.

  1. The racing area will be in the Green Island course on Barnegat Bay, west and north of the yacht club.
  2. The sailing instructions will consist of the instructions in RRS Appendix S, Standard Sailing Instructions, and supplementary sailing instructions that will be published here, and be posted on the official notice board located at the club.
  3. Racing rules 30.1, 35, 41, 62.1, 62.2, and A2 will be changed.  The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions may also change other racing rules.
  4. Courses to be sailed are all windward leeward courses as shown in the Sailing Instructions.
  5. VHF Radio (72) will be used by the RC to communicate with competitors on the water. Additional instructions regarding radio communication will be included in the SI’s.
  6. Electronic Equipment: Use of electronic timekeeping is permitted. Digital compasses and/or devices, which offer functions not exceeding timing, heading and directional memory, which may include a user programmed reference heading are permitted. Any electronic device shall not provide wind information, boat speed, GPS-related information or compute correlation between time and bearing.
  7. 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 authorized by MCSA for press, editorial or advertising purposes.
  8. Safety Suggestion: MCSA encourages but does not require the use of masthead flotation panels when conditions warrant their use.

  9. Hearing Request Form 2021-2024 

  10. 2022 MCSA Nationals Sailing Instructions - insert doc
  11. Notice Board & Results Page
 Scoring & 

The Low Point System of RRS Appendix A will apply.

When fewer than 7 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 7 or more races are completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her scores excluding her worst score. This changes RRS A2.1.

Seven Races are scheduled. 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. Awards will be based on her finishes in the overall fleet.

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 - 74 years of age)
  • Top Old Salt (75+ years of age)
  • Top Woman-any age
  • Top Youth (under 25 on September 23)
  • Top Single-Handed Sailor

Address for return of previously won Perpetual Trophies:

Tim Faranetta

3 Bridle Path

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Schedule of


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

Races will be scheduled at the discretion of the race committee to permit the completion of seven races.


Date Time Event
Sept 22

11:00am- 3:00pm North Sails Seminar
  12:00- 8:00pm 

Check in & On-site registration. Regatta Welcome with refreshments at LYC 

3:00pm Optional Practice Race 
Sept 23
7:00-9:00 am Check in & On-site registration.
Continental Breakfast 

  8:30 am
Welcome & Competitors Briefing (VHF Channel 72 only)

10:00am Warning signal for first race of the day

TBD Racing as conditions permit

TBD Lunch
  TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board by the PRO
  6:30 pm
Dinner at Sawmill Café Sponsored by North Sails 

Saturday Sept 24

Continental Breakfast

TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board by the PRO

TBD Racing as conditions permit
  TBD  Lunch

TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board by the PRO
6:30 pm

Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner/Cocktail Party at Yacht Club 

Sunday Sept 25
Continental Breakfast

TBD Racing begins as directed on Notice Board by PRO

  TBD 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 & Trophy Presentation at LYC



Please login to MSCA to register. The registration link will appear in the upper right hand side.

Please PAY AT THE EVENT, not on-line. Credit cards accepted at the event location.


Registration closes at 9:00 am on Friday, September 23, 2022. 

Boat Registration:

$220 ea  If you register by September 12th , $250 afterwards.
$  75 ea  Youth entry (under age 25 on September 23) Youth MCSA Membership is Free

Skipper Registration fee entitles each registrant to:
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfasts for all attendees.
  • Three Lunches
  • Friday & Saturday Night Dinner/Cocktail Parties.
  • Regatta T-Shirt ( Long or Short sleeve).

$75 ea - Additional Package of all Meals: (3) lunches, (1) Friday social event, (1) Saturday social event.

$10 ea - Additional Lunch
$40 ea-  Additional Friday/Saturday Social event 

$35 ea-  Additional Shirt. Please pre-order at early registration (before September 10th). Extra shirts at the event is not guaranteed.


You have a choice of a long sleeve or a short sleeve T-shirt for the Regatta Shirt.

Regatta Shirts ordered by September 10th will be available at registration
Regatta Shirts ordered after September 10th 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.

Mooring, Crew & Spectator Boats

Launching will be at the LYC hoist parking lot on the west side of the property. The club has 3 hoists for boat launching. Volunteers will be available to assist in launching. Dry-sailing will be in the hoist parking lot and will be on a first come, first served basis. Beach parking is also available for boats on a dolly.

Wet-sailing areas will be available near the club. Please bring your own mooring gear if you would like to wet-sail your boat.

Spectator/tender boats are welcome. Every effort will be made to provide ample boats for crew & spectators wishing to get out on the water.

 Accommodations Housing is available on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Lorraine Morrow ( for more information. 

Camping on the club grounds is not permitted. RV parking will be available at Sunset Beach in Seaside Heights, NJ which is 5 mins from the club.

Local Accommodations:

Tradewinds Motor Lodge
2000 Grand Central Ave
Lavallette, NJ 08735

The Lamplight Motel
204 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735



Regatta Chair:

Tim Faranetta,, 609-273-5555



Jim Walsh,, 732-995-9446



Lorraine Morrow,, 908-295-6776 

Disclaimer of Liability Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
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