VOR In Port Race Practice

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May 16, 2018 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm
Boat Location:
Navy Marina Slip A49
17 Perry Rd
Newport, RI 02841
Matt Dugan
(401) 846-1983
VOR In Port Race Practice @ Navy Marina Slip A49 | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

VOR Volunteer Meeting Materials 24Apr2018

Please bring your lunch, a water bottle and any beverages.  I’ll have water on the boat.

  • 0830 – Bill attend Security / RC Meeting at Ft Adams
  • 1015 – Be on boat at Navy Marina
  • 1030 – Vento Solare Underway for RC Dockout
  • 1130 – Set up Pro-Am course 
  • 1300 – Set up In Port Course
  • 1355 – Warning 
  • 1600 Vento Solare Approximate return to slip

For Emergencies: Hail U.S.Coast Guard on VHF 16

Race Related Spectator Information: VHF 88A

Race Committee Information: VHF 72

GPS and Nav.  Systems should be set to DD.MM.mmm format

Volunteers should bring a personal reusable water bottle

On water personnel should dress appropriately for multiple hours outdoors -prepare for any kind of weather/sea conditions. Dress in layers, don’t wear cotton clothing

Daily Race Management meeting will be held at old Sail Newport building, Stake & Marshal boat representation is mandatory. Debrief of previous day’s event, assignments and lunches will be distributed at that time. Reference schedule for daily meeting times

Daily location assignments for Stake Boats will be distributed by phone and email each evening starting on PRACTICE RACE DAY, May 16


  • Spectators afloat will want to get close to the action. Be courteous, specific and firm!
  • One person should remain at the helm and another communicate with spectators
  • Encourage intruders to move out from the Race Course by giving them specific instructions –such as “please move to the west”
  • Make sure your radio remains on the appropriate channel –low power should suffice
  • We are not authority figures, but positive ambassadors for the sport
  • In the event of an emergency involving a spectator boat, call the Coast Guard on Ch 16
  • Race Event Management will control competitor emergency situations
  • You will be given specific coordinates to hover, not anchor your vessel, it is important to maintain this position.
  • You are expected to command or delegate command to a competent operator and provide an assistant to help perform the duties of the Stake Boat
  • A maximum of three “crew” is to be observed, and YOU MAY bring guests, provided they do not provide a distraction
  • Communications with Race Management will be conducted according to the Communication Plan

Mark please meet Deb Smith 10am at Newport Nautical to bring her on base.

Registered:Yes   Fees Paid: N/A

Be at Navy Marina Slip A49 - Wed May 16th @ 10:15AM EDT

Event Website: Matt Dugan
Crew Color Codes: Green crew is confirmed. Yellow crew need to verify with Skipper. Red does not crew for event. White crew position assignment not made yet and tally as Maybe - need to verify with Skipper.
 Name Position AssignmentAvailable Crew Comment
Bill Skipper
Deb Crew
MarkS Crew
Total Crew 3 = Confirmed (3) + Maybe (0) -- Maybe includes Available with no position assigned

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