2020 Capital Cup

The Maryland Model Yacht Club (MMYC) hosted this first annual invitational event. This DF65 sailing regatta was a club event with the winning club retaining the prestigious Capital Cup for the year.

Clubs Invited were: Oakcrest, Maryland Model Yacht Club, Heritage Harbour Model Yacht Club, Northern Virginia Model Yacht Club, Menno Haven Model Yacht Club, and Cumberland Valley Model Yacht Club.

Scoring: The top five boats to cross the finish line are awarded points. First place is awarded 5 points, Second=4, Third=3, Forth=2 and Fifth=1. The team with the most points after the event wins the cup. There will be a minimum of five races to award the cup. The ideal number to complete will be eight races. The eighth race will count for double points(10,8,6,4,and 2 pts).

Cost was: This is a free event. Bring your own lunch.

Date was: November 7th, 2020, Racing starts at 10:00AM.

Registration started at 9:00 AM.

Schedule was:

9:45 Skippers Meeting

10:00 First thru Forth Race

30 Minute Lunch

After the 30 minute break we will complete the last four races. The points ill then be tallied and the Capital Cup awarded to the club with the most points. In the case of a tie, each of the tied clubs will enter up to two boats in one final race. The boat that wins that race brings home the cup for their club.

Address: 8845 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD

Registration: Club Commodores will email Bart Drummond at bartdrummond@yahoo.com no later than the 30th of October with the names of the participants on their team.

Rules: The number one thing to remember is that we are all getting together to have fun. There are NO individual awards and you must be a valid member of the yacht club you are representing.

Sailing Instructions:


1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix E for RC sailing, prescriptions of US Sailing, class rules of the DF65 Class and these Sailing Instructions.

1.2 Changes to the racing rules or class rules are noted in the specific instructions where they apply


Notices to competitors will be made verbally and can be made at any time. All competitors shall be notified. DF65s may be sailed with long or short keels. Only A Sails will be allowed. We adhere to wearing masks and adhering (as much as possible) to social distancing as directed by sate and local officials. No one will be allowed to race without a mask. We understand that some sailors belong to more than one club. Please ensure that you notify only one Commodore that you need to be submitted as sailing for their club. You do not have to own the boat that you sail, but must use the same boat for the whole competition.


Verbal changes to these Sailing Instructions may be made at any time. All competitors shall be notified.


4.1 Date of racing: Saturday, November 7th, 2020. Rain date is the 8th. Commodores will be notified by 7 PM on the 6th if we have to switch to the rain date.

4.2 The total number of races planned is as many as possible within the time constraints (Max of 8). The race director will determine the number of races after considering weather, course, and equipment conditions. No race shall start after 3:00 p.m.

4.3 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race is 10:00 a.m.


Every attempt will be made to accommodate all, but should there be more than 25 entries then a Heat Management System (HMS) may be used. Ensuring fair seeding of team members equally into the different heats as decided by the race director.


The course board is to be located as required by rule E3.2 and show the Course, Control Area and Launching Area unless otherwise noted by the race director.


The course, the order in which marks are to be passed and the side on which each mark is to be left, will be as shown on the course board.


The control area is unrestricted.


The launching area is unrestricted.


10.1 Marks will be announced by the race director during the skipper's meeting.

10.2 The starting and finishing marks will be breifed by the race director during the skipper's meeting.


The following areas are designated as obstructions: The shore or posible unseen obstructions.


AMYA one-minute starting sequence will be used.

12.1 The starting line will be between the starting marks.

12.2 Prior to the warning signal, a boat may request the Race Director to delay the starting sequence for five minutes for the repair of a technical problem or breakdown. When such a delay is granted, it will be announced and the warning signal will not be sounded until the expiration of five minutes from the commencement of the delay. Each boat may be granted only one (1) such delay. Delays for tuning, adjusting sails or for changing rigs due to weather will not be granted. At the RD's discretion a five minute hold may be called, at any time prior to the starting signal.

12.3 If any part of a boat’s hull or equipment is on the course side of the starting line after the preparatory signal, the race director(or designee) will attempt to hail that boat. Failure of the race director to make a hail or a skipper to hear such a hail will not be grounds for a request for a redress hearing; this changes rule 62.1(a).


The finishing line will be between the finishing marks.


14.1 A boat with any part of its hull or equipment on the course side of the starting line during the minute before the starting signal shall return to the pre-start side as required by rule 29.1 and modified by rule E3.5 . The race director may appoint a race official(s) to officiate the races. They will have the duty to call all penalties, as they see them.

14.2 A boat touching a mark as defined by rule 31.1, shall take a penalty turn as required by rule 44.2.

14.3 A boat breaking a rule in Part 2 shall take a one-turn penalty as required by rule 44.1 and modified by E4.3.


15.1 If no boat has passed Mark 1 within ten (10) minutes, the race will be abandoned.

15.2 If no boat has finished within thirty (30) minutes, the race will be abandoned.


16.1 A boat protesting another boat, while sailing, shall hail the other boat, as required by rule 61.1(a) as modified by rule E6.2.

16.2 A boat intending to protest or request redress about an incident in the racing area or control area shall inform the race officer as soon as reasonably possible after finishing or retiring. A protest, request for redress or request for reopening shall be delivered to the race officer no later than ten minutes after the last boat in the heat finishes or after the relevant incident, whichever is later, as required by rules 61.3 as modified by E6.4 and E6.5.


17.1 The cup will go to the club with the most points. Every race will be scored as follows: 1st place=5 Points, 2nd Place= 4 points, 3rd Place=3 Points, 4th Place=2 Points, and 5th Place=1 Points. Double points are alloted if an eight race is held.

17.2 Five (5) races are required to be completed to constitute a regatta.


Measurement and class authenticity verification may be conducted as determined by the Regatta Director, during check in and registration or any time during the regatta.


The Capital Cup will be awarded to the club with the most points in the regatta. The Cup will be brought back to the regatta every year and given to that year's winner to hold until the next year's regatta. The Capital Cup will be held every year and any time during the months of March tru November of such year. All clubs shall be given at least 45 days notice of event and the hosting club will do their best to not hold it on any of the club's normal monthly sailing day. Club Commodores are responsible for getting the cup to the event every year. The winning club has the first option for hosting the annual event and is required to let MMYC's Commodore know by January 31st of their decision. If they defer or don't communicate their decision by January 31st, than the event will be held at MMYC or MMYC's agreed upon location. The rules will stay as written for future events unless changed by MMYC.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS rule 4. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

Registration Form for Commodores to sign their team up (You can cut and paste this to an email and send to bartdrummond@yahoo.com , Subject: Team List- "Name of Club"

Saturday November 7th, 2020; Columbia, Maryland

Hosted by: Maryland Model Yacht Club (AMYA Club #205)

1. Skipper’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Email ___________________________________________

AMYA #_______________ Sail Number: _______________ Channel # 1 _________

2. Skipper’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Email ___________________________________________

AMYA #_______________ Sail Number: _______________ Channel # 1 _________

3. Skipper’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Email ___________________________________________

AMYA #_______________ Sail Number: _______________ Channel # 1 _________

4. Skipper’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Email ___________________________________________

AMYA #_______________ Sail Number: _______________ Channel # 1 _________

5. Skipper’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Email ___________________________________________

AMYA #_______________ Sail Number: _______________ Channel # 1 _________

6. Skipper’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Email ___________________________________________

AMYA #_______________ Sail Number: _______________ Channel # 1 _________

7. Skipper’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Email ___________________________________________

AMYA #_______________ Sail Number: _______________ Channel # 1 _________

8. Skipper’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Email ___________________________________________

AMYA #_______________ Sail Number: _______________ Channel # 1 _________

9. Skipper’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Email ___________________________________________

AMYA #_______________ Sail Number: _______________ Channel # 1 _________

Entry Fee: Free


Remember that we are always in Friendly Competition. In the event of any protested behavior which is deemed to be a breach of good manners or sportsmanship, or which may bring the sport into disrepute, the Race Director, any designated race officials, or competitor may protest the party or parties in accordance with RRS #2.

Penalties available to the RD and/or Protest Committee, including exclusion from the race in question, or expulsion from the regatta as per RRS #69.2 and #69.3.

In the event a skipper is penalized under RRS #2 at an AMYA event, a report on the incident shall be sent to the AMYA Class Secretary of the Class being sailed and the AMYA Executive Board for review.

In consideration of accepting this entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators waive and release any and all right to claim damages that I or my family may have or acquire against the Maryland Model Yacht Club or their membership, the sailing site, the sailing site managers, employees, agents, representatives or assigns, or the American Model Yachting Association, or its members for any and all injuries suffered by me or my family during the regatta and related events. I have read the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the Regatta and accept its conditions and rules. I have also communicated with each sailer on my list and he/she has agreed to compete for my club and is a current and valid member in good standing.

SIGNATURE of Club Commodore____________________________________________



All Skippers must sign a liability and CORINTHIAN SPIRIT form the morning of registration in order to compete.