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THE ONION PATCH SERIES 2014
And 2014 Onion Patch Navigators Race Series

Open to all yachts that race in the designated races in all events within their series.

The Onion Patch Series and the Onion Patch Navigators Race Series are organized by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), the Cruising Club of America (CCA) and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC).

All yachts in the traditional Onion Patch Series will race as individual entries and are encouraged to form three-boat teams representing nations, yacht clubs, or other yachting associations to compete for the "Onion Patch Trophy".

The Henry B. du Pont Trophy is awarded for the best scoring individual yacht participating in the traditional Onion Patch Series series.

The Catherine Hollis Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the yacht entered in the traditional Onion Patch Series that has the lowest corrected time in the Newport Bermuda Race®.

The Dick Kempe Trophy will be awarded to the winning yacht in the Onion Patch Navigators Race Series

The traditional Onion Patch Series consists of these races: The first completed race of each day of the New York Yacht Club 160th Annual Regatta on Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Cruising Club of America and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Newport Bermuda Race® starting on Friday, June 20, 2014.

All races of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta on Friday, June 27, 2014.

ALL RACES that are sailed shall count; there is no throw-out race. A minimum of three races, which shall include the Newport Bermuda Race®, shall constitute a series.

The Onion Patch Navigators Race Series consists of these races:

The Navigator Race each day of the of the New York Yacht Club 160th Annual Regatta on Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Cruising Club of America and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Newport Bermuda Race® starting on Friday, June 20, 2014.

The Navigators Race of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta on Friday, June 27, 2014.

ALL RACES that are sailed shall count; there is no throw-out race. A minimum of three races, which shall include the Newport Bermuda Race®, shall constitute a series.

NOTICE OF SERIES

June 09, 2014

1. ELIGIBILITY

The series is open to yachts that qualify for entry in all the events that comprise the Onion Patch Series holding a current IRC Standard Certificate.

The Onion Patch Navigarors Races are open to yachts that qualify for entry in all the events that comprise the Onion Patch Series holding a current ORR Standard Certificate.

2. TEAMS

Traditional Onion Patch Series teams may compete for the Onion Patch Trophy. Teams representing nations, yacht clubs or other yachting associations shall consist of any three eligible yachts, which are participating in the series.

3. RULES

3.1 All traditional Onion Patch Series races shall be scored under the IRC rating rule.

All Onion Patch Series Navigator Races shall be scored under the ORR rating rule.

3.2 All yachts shall race with the same IRC or ORR certificate for each event within their series.

3.3 All races shall be sailed in accordance with the current RRS, the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions set out by the Organizing Authority for each individual event.

4. ENTRIES, CONDITIONS

4.1 Individual yacht and team entries for the Onion Patch Series shall be made on line at http://www.nyyc.org/yachting/racing/160th-annual-regatta and submitted on or before Thursday, June 12, 2014. Entry in the individual events is governed by each NOR.

4.2 There is an entry fee of US$100.

5. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Please refer to the OP website and the individual regatta websites for schedules.

NYYC 160th Annual Regatta June 14-15, 2014 www.nyyc.org
Newport Bermuda Race June 20, 2014 www.bermudarace.com
RBYC Anniversary Regatta June 27, 2014 www.rbyc.bm

6 SCORING

6.1 The official results of each event will be used to calculate the Onion Patch results.

6.2 Each yacht's individual final score in each event will be determined by her finish position within the traditional Onion Patch fleet or the Navigators Race fleet. The yacht’s score for the traditional Onion Patch Series or Onion Patch Navigators Races will be the sum of the weighted points of all three events.

6.3 Each individual yacht's scores for the events will be weighted as follows: the finish position in the Newport Bermuda Race will be multiplied by 1.25. The total points gained in the NYYC Annual Regatta will be multiplied by 1.00 and the total points gained in the RBYC Anniversary Regatta will be multiplied by 1.00.

6.4 The lowest score wins.

6.5 Team scores will be the sum of each yacht's individual qualifying scores as described in paragraph 6.3, the lowest team score wins.

6.6 For races 1 and 2 of the traditional Onion Patch Series (the first race of Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, 2014 of the NYYC Annual Regatta), the scoring shall be based on a formula that converts the yacht's corrected time into a time on distance (i.e., seconds / mile) number and the competitors ranked in order of the fastest sec / mile to the slowest sec / mile. POINTS will be awarded according to ranking, and these points will be used in the compilation of the overall scores in the series.

7. PRIZES

The Onion Patch Trophy will be awarded to the team having the lowest combined score in the Onion Patch Series. Prizes will be awarded to each yacht on the winning team.

The Henry B. du Pont Trophy will be awarded to the lowest scoring individual yacht in the race series.

The Catherine Hollis Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the yacht entered in the Onion Patch Series that has the lowest corrected time under IRC in the Newport Bermuda Race.

The Richard “Dick” Kempe Trophy will be awarded to the lowest scoring individual yacht in the Onion Patch Navigators Race series.

8. LIABILITY

The organizers and sponsors bear no responsibility for accidents, damages or injuries to yachts or their personnel arising from any cause during the races or related activities. Attention is drawn to RRS Fundamental Rules and to the 2012-2013 ISAF Offshore Committee Special Regulations, Fundamental Regulation 1.02, Owner's Responsibility and "Waiver and Release of Liability" as stated on the entry form.

9. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

9.1 Notices of Race for individual events may be obtained by visiting the website of the individual organization, as noted below.

9.1 Sailing Instructions for the NYYC 160th Annual Regatta will be available after June 11.

9.3 Sailing Instructions for the Newport Bermuda Race will be available at race check-in from June 16th, at race headquarters at the New York Yacht Club, Newport, RI.

9.4 Sailing instructions for the RBYC Anniversary Regatta will be available from Wednesday, June 25, at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

For further information please visit any of the following websites:
Onion Patch Series: www.onionpatchseries.com
New York Yacht Club www.nyyc.org
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club www.rbyc.bm
Newport-Bermuda Race® 2014 Organizing Committee www.bermudarace.com