1.1. These Conditions shall apply to the Championship. The Championship Chairman shall approve any departure from these Conditions after consulting with the Committee Members.
2. MODIFICATIONS TO THE RACING RULES, USE OF NOR AND SIs
2.1. The Chair of the event is responsible for creating / approving and distributing the NOR after consulting with the Host, Chief Judge and PRO. The PRO shall create the Sailing Instructions for the event which shall be approved by the Chair of the event and the Chief Judge.
2.2. Any changes to the NOR or SIs after the event has commenced shall be approved by the Chief Judge in consultation with the Chair of the event and the PRO.
3.1. Competitors in US Sailing championships or qualifiers for US Sailing championships shall wear a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved personal floatation device (PFD) while on the water, other than for brief periods while adding or removing clothing. Competitors from outside the U.S. may wear a PFD approved by their nations’ certification authority to the extent permitted by international treaty
3.2. US Sailing Regulation 10.02 requires that US Sailing Championships at all levels be held at sites free of power line hazards in any area.
4.1. National Level Event - Shall be as listed in the Notice of Race and Entry Form.
5. RACE COMMITTEE AUTHORITY AND SELECTION
5.1. The Principal Race Office (PRO) for the National Finals must have Regional or National US Sailing certification and shall be approved by the U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championship Committee Chairman prior to the start of the event.
5.2. National level events will be in compliance with the US Sailing General Policy Memo and US Sailing Regulations. http://championships.ussailing.org/Championships_Home/ChampMngt/Race_Official_Requirements.htm
6. SCORING - Per the event NOR and SI.
7. PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES - All competitors in US Sailing Championships shall follow US Sailing Regulation 10.01 C. These Regulations need to be stated in both the NOR and Sailing Instructions for the events at all levels.
1. For adult US Sailing championship events, no competitor shall use, either on or off the water, marijuana or any other controlled substance (as defined in 21 U.S. Code 802) the possession of which is unlawful under 21 U.S. Code 841.
2. For Junior and Youth events or for junior or youth competitors in any US Sailing championship, no participant or competitor shall use, either on or off the water: marijuana or any other controlled substance (as defined in 21 U.S. Code 802) the possession of which is unlawful under 21 U.S. Code 841, or alcoholic beverages (distilled spirits, wine and beer, each as defined in chapter 51 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and intended for beverage use).
3. An alleged breach of one of these regulations shall not be grounds for a protest. However, when the protest committee believes that a competitor may have breached one of these regulations, it shall follow the process described in racing rule 69.1 and a competitor found to have breached one of these regulations shall be excluded from the remaining races in the series, and where practicable removed from the regatta venue and sent home. The competitor's boat shall be disqualified from all races of the series.
8. PRIZES –
8.1. The George D. O’Day Trophy, with US Sailing keeper medals are awarded to the top eligible finisher for U.S. Singlehanded Championship Men’s Division.
8.2. The Peter J. Barrett Sportsmanship trophy will be awarded to the male or female sailor who exemplifies the sportsmanship conditions as noted on the Deed of Gift.
8.3. The Helen W. Hanley Trophy, with US Sailing keeper medals are awarded to the top eligible finisher for the U.S. Singlehanded Championship Women’s Division.
Revised January 2014