Dick Allsopp’s Slowest Powerboat Race

This race is named in honor of Dick Allsopp, the “Godfather” of US Powerboating

NOTICE OF RACE

Friday, January 28th, 2022 12:15-1:15 PM
Savannah Yacht Club, Savannah, GA

1    STANDARDS

The regatta will be governed by the standards as defined in the current US Powerboating Standards.

2   ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

2.1   Anyone with experience operating a powerboat in a safe, slow, manner is eligible.

2.2    No pre-registration is required but participants must sign in ahead of time onsite.

2.3    A team consists must consist of three (3) participants.

2.4    Cheering sections are encouraged. Uniforms and signs, not exceeding a PG-13  rating, are also encouraged.

4    SCHEDULE

1215   Competitors’ Meeting
1220    Start of competition
1305    No course runs after this time or bad things will happen to good people.

5    RACE INSTRUCTIONS

The race will consist of a series of powerboat handling skills that must be completed on each leg of the course. In order, these skills are: Leaving a dock, Forward Slalom, , Audience Participation Encouragement, Pivot turn and docking. Each team members must take a turn at the helm. Team members must transfer the safety engine cut off lanyard when operating the vessel.

The order will be determined by who signs up first or who is paying attention when their team name is called.  Teams that are not in the starting area when it is their turn will be heckled.

6     PENALTY SYSTEM

Teams not understanding or abiding with the goal of driving responsibly and in control will be forced to disembark their boat and run laps around the hotel property until directed to stop.

7    SCORING

A panel of judges will determine team scores based on an elaborate algorithm taking into account operating skills, abidance of the US Powerboating Standards, uniforms, team name, team spirit, props, size of the bribe and crowd support.

8    PRIZES

The winners will receive something cool and potentially shiny.

9    SAFETY

9.1    An appropriate USCG approved life jacket must be worn and properly secured at all times when a competitor is on the dock or boat.  The Organizing Authority (OA) has the authority to reject any life jacket that does not fit their definition of appropriate.

9.2  All participants must wear a properly affixed safety lanyard (aka kill cord) whenever operating the boat.

9.3 No boat may exceed an idle speed at any time.

10     PROTESTS

Protests may be filed via interpretive dance.

11    RACE CONTACT

Stu Gilfillen
401.835.7714/ stugilfillen@ussailing.org (or find him on the event app)