40th Annual Fall Classic Notice of Race

The Fall Classic is Cancelled due to Hurricane Michael impacting so many of our friends who attend each year. We hope to reschedule as soon as we can. Our thoughts are with those directly affected

The Atlanta Boardsailing Club and Lake Lanier Sailing Club
invite you to compete in the

40th Atlanta Fall Classic


40th Annual Fall Classic

Rules– The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020
including Appendix B- Windsurfing Competition Rules, the Class Rules of any applicable fleet, the printed Notice
of Race and the Sailing Instructions. The Sailing Instructions will be available at late registration/check-in at the
Lake Lanier Sailing Club pavilion. Advertising is unrestricted.

Entry– The regatta is open to sailboard competitors. There is no early registration, however please email the
regatta chair if you are coming –

. Registration will take place at the race site Friday
night and Saturday morning, October 13th & 14th at the LLSC pavilion. Plan for $80-ish entry fee. Meal deal for
non-racers (5 meals) - $40. Any group of 5 boards may compete in a trophy group including (but not limited to):
Open Unlimited • Sport (7.5 Ltd) • Kona • Formula • Foildoods
With enough entries, a Workshop Fleet may also be included. Within any of these, divisions (i.e. light-heavy,
men-women, etc) with 5 or more entries may also be formed as trophy groups. Trophies will be awarded to the
top three finishers in up to four divisions. Fleets, Classes and other divisions may be combined, created or deleted
at the discretion of the registrar.

Competition Format– Course Racing and/or Long Distance. The courses will be illustrated on the Official
Notice board at the LLSC pavilion. The Low Point scoring system will be used. One race must be completed to
constitute the regatta.

Wind Minimum– For any Formula Class, an 8 knot wind minimum, as measured on the RC Signal Boat, will be
observed. For all other classes, it is intended that after one race is completed, no race will be started in which
pumping would be the primary means of propulsion.

Schedule–
Friday: 1200 Club opens • Tuning - Practice • 1700 - Happy Hour & Registration 1900 - Suppah

Saturday: 0900-1000 - Registration & Check-in. 1030 - Competitors’ Meeting. 1130 - First possible start.
TBD lunch break (LLSC pavilion). 1800 - Happy Hour. 1930 - Dinner

Sunday: 1000 - Racing Resumes 1300- Last possible start

Venue– Lake Lanier is comfortably warm in October but cold fronts can bring strong wind and cooler
temperatures. Bring neoprene! Pets are allowed at LLSC except at the pavilion and with the usual expectations.
Live lake cam looks SW from clubhouse: http://www.llsc.com See alsohttps://windsportatlanta.com

Accomodations– Free camping at the race site (tent/van/RV sites & hot showers, but no hook-ups). Camping
with full hook-ups directly adjacent to LLSC at Old Federal Campground. www.recreation.gov/ Exit 8 at I-985:
Holiday Inn Express 678-730-5050, Renaissance Pine Isle Re$ort 770-945-8921. Exit 12 Hampton Inn & Suites
(770) 965-0357 Exit 16: Country Inn & Suites 800-456-4000. / Best Western 770-535-8080. / Jameson Inn 770-
533-9400. Quality Inn 770-287-1000. For more see: http://www.lakelanier.com.

Entry Fee Includes– Friday munchies & brews • Continental Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday & Sunday •
Dinner on Saturday • Commemorative shirt (or other thing) • Door Prizes • Trophies three deep in each division.

Directions to Lake Lanier Sailing Club– From Atlanta: North on I-85 then I-985 to Exit 8 • Left on Lanier
Islands P’way continue ~1.5 mile to traffic light (past West Marine) • Turn Right on McEver Rd continue 4 miles
to • Left on to Jim Crow Rd. (this becomes Old Federal Rd.) It’s 2.3 miles from McEver Rd. to LLSC entrance on
the left. From Charleston: Go to Atlanta, then see above.

For more information: Contact Chris Voith 404-386-8505 or

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Re: 40th Annual Fall Classic Notice of Race

(provisional NOR . subject to change)

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Great news! Cody Steward is coming with Kona charters, demo foils and the new Windsurfer LT board, **contingent on getting a commitment of 5 charters. He's also offered a sail rigging Q & A for those interested. This is the perfect opportunity for anybody race or longboard curious to get your feet wet. Special deal for us is $75 for a complete Kona set-up for the weekend!! Contact Cody directly at

Also if you need any goodies from the Sandy Point shop, I bet he can throw it on the trailer. (don't miss the killer deals in the close outs and used gear section).

https://progressivesports.com/windsurfing

One Starboard foil left in stock there:
https://progressivesports.com/starboard-gt-foil

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Fantastic news. Let me know if you need a fifth on the Kona!

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All set now for the Kona charters! This is the perfect chance to see what this race thing is about or rope your non-racer buddy into giving it a try and/or just leave your gear at home and enjoy the convenience of picking up your gear right at the race site. A complete Kona charter for the weekend is only $75!

AND, we'll be giving away 3 free Kona charters!– one in a drawing from local entries, one from out of towners and one for the KonaHead that travels the farthest. Please contact Cody directly for charters, so that he brings the right sail for you:

(We'll reimburse the winners Saturday morning)!

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Sadly, I'm canceling the regatta this year. The hurricane really put the hurt on our homeys in the panhandle. All are safe as far as I know but no power and massive cleanup make it impossible for most to come. Stay tuned for news on a make-up date...
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Chris, this is really an unfortunate circumstance - especially knowing what our FL friends are going through. Thank you so much for the work you put in for every regatta. It means so much to me and all of us. For those who aren't regulars, it's hard to appreciate how nice it is to see the same windsurfing friends every year, not only from around Atlanta but all over the SE. I've done well in a couple of races, miserable in most and bobbed around in no wind for a few but that's never been the important thing. Just being there is.

Looking forward to the next time.

Lastly, all the best to the Panhandle crew. Just dealing with some minor stuff from Irma (we finally just finished up just a few weeks ago), makes me really feel for the people who have had their lives devastated.

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Looking at Sunday, noon for the make-up day. Location TBD.

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