4th CAN-AM FORT PECK SAILING REGATTA, August 10-12, 2018


Fort Peck Lake Marina

Fort Peck, Montana 59223


Host Club

Fort Peck Sailing Club



The regatta will be governed by the current edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the Rules of the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) and this Notice of Race, except as amended by the Sailing Instructions or any appendices to the Sailing Instructions.


Eligibility and Entry

This regatta is open to all classes of sailboats, monohull or multihull, including but not limited to: Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Hobie Cat, Seaspray, Fireball, Optimist, San Juan 21, McGregor 24.


3 or more entries of the same class will be scored as a separate class.

All other boats will race in either the Handicap-monohull or the Handicap-multihull class.  PHRF or Portsmouth handicap values will be used in these classes to rank the placing’s among dissimilar boats.


Entry: Regatta registration will take place:

Saturday, August 11, from 8:00 to 9:00 A.M.


Fees: Adult single-handed:                                       $45.00

                     Multi-handed:                                        $65.00

           Youth (Age 16 and under):  single-handed:  $35.00

                                                          Multi-handed:   $55.00



It is the competitor’s decision to enter the regatta and to start or continue any race.

The competitors are ultimately responsible for the risks.  The competitor will accept full responsibility for all his /her actions during any activity related to the event.  This includes on-shore activities before, during and after the regatta.  The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material or personal injury sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the races.



Schedule of Events


Friday, August 10th

·         Racing Seminar: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This seminar will be for the benefit of all sailors and race committee members, or for anyone curious about sailboat racing in general.


2:00 p.m. A brief dry-land presentation covering

·         Race course layout

·         Starting sequences and signals

·         Basic racing rules

·         Basic strategy

3:00 p.m. On the water practice race.

·         6:00 p.m. On shore dinner, Location at Sailing Barn.


·         Saturday, August 11th

·         Registration and breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 am

·         Competitors’ Meeting 9:00 am

·         On Course Race Warning Signal for all Sailors 10:00 am

·         Lunch on-shore 12:00 or 1:00 p.m.

·         No races will be started after 5:00 pm

·         Dinner at 6:00 pm at Marina


·         Sunday, August 12th

·         Breakfast from 8:00-9:00 am

·         On Course Race Warning Signal 10:00 am

·         Lunch 1:00 p.m.

·         No races will be started after 2:30 pm

·         Awards ceremony after Racing


Races will be sailed on Windward/Leeward or Windward/Reaching/Leeward  courses set approximately 1 mile out in the Lake.  A total of ten (10) races are scheduled. Two (2) races qualify as a regatta.  If more than five (5) races are completed there will be one (1) throw out race.


Sailing Instructions

The sailing instructions will be available at the time of race registration.




The Fort Peck Lake Marina has ample lawns space for tent camping, lot space for RV camping; charge spaces with services are available.  6 Spaces are reserved.  Dry camping is no charge. Restrooms are available. There are RV Hookups and a dump station located at Kiwanis Park.  The Park is within a mile of the Marina.

There are showers available at Kiwanis.  At the Marina there are good launching and storage facilities for lasers and dollies prior and throughout the regatta.


Rights to use Name and Likeness:

By participating in this event, a competitor grants the Organizing Authority and the sponsors of the event, the right into perpetuity, to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or film television and other reproductions of him/her during the period of the competition for the said event in which the competitor participates and in all material related to the said event without compensation.