08' Nationals Venue?

Has the 2008 Nationals venue been determined and the date?

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The 2008 NAC will be at Tom’s River Yacht Club July 20-25, 2008.

The 2008 NAC will be at Tom’s River Yacht Club July 20-25, 2008.

Ths will be a great venue with a great sea breeze everyday.

Ths will be a great venue with a great sea breeze everyday. Everyone should try to attend. Travis Weisleder 5341

Hoping to attend the NACs in 08', had a great time at FBYC.

Hoping to attend the NACs in 08', had a great time at FBYC. Looked online for hotel information in the Tom's River area, pretty expensive. If we go back to the 5 day format, it may be too expensive. Does anyone know if they allow camping at the club? Can anyone point me in the right direction to find a nice, convenient camp ground that allows tent camping for a reasonable price? Bruce FS2777
Bruce FS 5600

I was at TRYC last weekend for the ACC and it does not seem like

I was at TRYC last weekend for the ACC and it does not seem like there would be anywhere to camp right at the club. I would advise booking early. Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

It would be FANTASTIC if the Flying Scot NAC at Toms River YC, s

It would be FANTASTIC if the Flying Scot NAC at Toms River YC, stays a 3 day event, as was done at FBYC on the Cheasapeke! This will be a terrific event. Keeping to a three day format helps the host club, volunteers, and enables those compitors to participate which may be short on vacation time and budget. Also those with a long drive to the FS NAC can benefit from a three day Flying Scot NAC racing schedule. [:)] If you can participate at the 2008 FS NAC on Toms River, please go, it is a great experience and a super bunch of people! [:)] **** If you prefer a three day FS NAC, kindly send an email to the FSSA Officers and your District Governer. They would like to hear from you. http://www.fssa.com/ht/fssa/fssa-officers.htm **** I also have a link to a seperate discusion thread around a three day format here on this forum. http://www.fssa.com/fsforum2/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=774 Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA

Are there any prerequisites to sailing in the FS NACs? Some c

Are there any prerequisites to sailing in the FS NACs? Some classes require that Nationals competitors competed in their regions Districts regatta before registering for Nationals.

There are no prerequisites.

There are no prerequisites. The normal mode has been to hold qualifying races to sort out who is in Championship versus Challenger fleets. In 2007, Fishing Bay held a three day NAC, to allow time for the 50th anniversary celebration. Each skipper chose their fleet, and great racing was had by all, in a more compact time frame. One somewhat goofy (IMHO) aspect of the 2007 NOR was the rule that if more than 60 boats were in a fleet, the fleet would sail a round-robin format. There was some controversy over this decision, and some champ fleeters moved down into challenger to get the champ fleet number below 60, so the round robin could be avoided. This brought some tough competitors such as Michael (who won) into the challenger fleet, but I think the benefit to the fun and fairness of the racing was enhanced in the champ fleet, and it made the challenger fleet bigger and more competitive. Personally, I liked the three day format. It was a benefit that we could show up on the weekend, weigh-in, rig boats, practice sail on Saturday and Sunday, and race Monday-Wednesday. I went back to work for Thursday and Friday, preserving vacation days. The only way this could get a little goofy, is if folks register for champ fleet, who may be more suited to challenger, or if really high-level racers register for challenger and blow away the fleet. I don't see a big risk of that, as the Scot skippers tend to be a pretty fair bunch. I will be there, for my second NAC, happily in challenger, unless we have to sail qualifiers, then, we'll see. Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

Thanks Phil.

Thanks Phil.

Actually there are two requirements for the NACs.

Actually there are two requirements for the NACs. c. For the North American Championship, dues and Club Boat registration fees must have been paid no later than four (4) weeks prior to the regatta except for: i) New members who purchase boats during the four weeks prior to the event, and where a waiver is granted by the National Championships Committee for extenuating circumstances. (ii) In the case of co-ownership, all owners shall be recorded on the ownership certificate and such certificate shall have been recorded with the Executive Secretary at least thirty (30) days prior to participation in any sanctioned event. This co-ownership rule on eligibility may only be waived by the National Championships Committee at the North American Championship or the District Governor in the extent of a District sanctioned event. This was all in section 6 (page 8) of the Scot Handbook. Travis 5341

Travis is right.

Travis is right. I assumed you were an FSSA member and had read the handbook rules on eligibility. I was referring to the fact that you do not need to win a regional qualifier or similar rule to participate. See you there! Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

Well said! Thank you! -Michael FS 5804 ----- quote:[i]Origi

Well said! Thank you! -Michael FS 5804 -----
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[i]Originally posted by sawyerspadre[/i] [br]There are no prerequisites. The normal mode has been to hold qualifying races to sort out who is in Championship versus Challenger fleets. In 2007, Fishing Bay held a three day NAC, to allow time for the 50th anniversary celebration. Each skipper chose their fleet, and great racing was had by all, in a more compact time frame. One somewhat goofy (IMHO) aspect of the 2007 NOR was the rule that if more than 60 boats were in a fleet, the fleet would sail a round-robin format. There was some controversy over this decision, and some champ fleeters moved down into challenger to get the champ fleet number below 60, so the round robin could be avoided. This brought some tough competitors such as Michael (who won) into the challenger fleet, but I think the benefit to the fun and fairness of the racing was enhanced in the champ fleet, and it made the challenger fleet bigger and more competitive. Personally, I liked the three day format. It was a benefit that we could show up on the weekend, weigh-in, rig boats, practice sail on Saturday and Sunday, and race Monday-Wednesday. I went back to work for Thursday and Friday, preserving vacation days. The only way this could get a little goofy, is if folks register for champ fleet, who may be more suited to challenger, or if really high-level racers register for challenger and blow away the fleet. I don't see a big risk of that, as the Scot skippers tend to be a pretty fair bunch. I will be there, for my second NAC, happily in challenger, unless we have to sail qualifiers, then, we'll see. Phil Scheetz FS 4086
Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA

PLEASE support and participate in this year's FS NAC.

PLEASE support and participate in this year's FS NAC. The schedule will enable those short on time to participate and the host is well seasoned providing for Flying Scot sailors. Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA