2016 Mardi Gras Race Week Presented by Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company

One Design: February 11, 2016 - February 14, 2016

PHRF: February 20, 2016 - February 21, 2016



  1. Organizing Authority New Orleans Yacht Club, 403 N Roadway Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124.
  2. Rules
    1. This regatta will be governed by the 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and Prescriptions of US Sailing.
    2. GYA Regulations for Sanctioned Events will govern Capdevielle competition.
    3. Class Rules and GYA PHRF bylaws apply to their respective classes.
    4. The Mardi Gras Race Week Sailing Instructions and this Notice of Regatta (NOR). The Sailing instructions shall govern in the event of conflict where applicable. Sailing Instructions will be available at the skipper's meeting.
  3. Entries
  4. Viper 640, Winning Class of MGRW 2012

    One Design

    February 11 - February 14

    Viper 640, Vanguard 15, VX One, Flying Scot (Open), Etchells, MC Scow, Finn, J/30, J/22, J/27, Rhodes 19, Melges 24, Hobie 33, etc.

    • All classes Welcomed!!! If your class is interested but not listed above, please contact Elliott Brett at 504-296-8818 or
    • Five boats are required to make a class. All classes must have 5 boats registered by February 1, 2015 to be scored and run by RC.
    • The winner of the largest class in this division is awarded the Mardi Gras Race Week perpetual trophy.

    Weekend Races

    February 13 - February 14

    Optimist, Kiteboard, Easterly 30 NA's, GYA Capdevielle (Optional Alternative Format)

    Flying Scot Line Art
    PHRF Line Art

    PHRF Division

    February 20-February 21

    PHRF Spinnaker & Non-Spinnaker, PHRF Sport Boats, PHRF Multihull

    • Five boats are required to make a class.
    • See PHRF Appendix to be relased at a later date.
  5. Registration
    • Registration may be completed during any registration period (See below for registration deadlines) prior to that boat's Skipper's Meeting. You may register on-line at, by phone at (504) 283-2581, via postal mail, via email to or in person.
    • The MGRW Committee requests that skippers register early so that trophies and merchandise items may be ordered and engraved well in advance of the regatta.
  6. Entry Fee The entry fee (US Funds) may be paid by credit card, cash, or club cross-charge for members of clubs with reciprocal privileges. Refunds are available before Janurary 28.
    The entry fee is $45 before Janurary 28, and then rises to $85.
  7. Discounts US Sailing Members may deduct $5 from the entry fee.
  8. Entry Packet Registration fee includes a welcome packet with one wrist band for the skipper and up to 3 crew members (Crew is defined by the Racing Rules) to include continental breakfast on race days, access to all events, open food buffet. Additional all inclusive regatta wristbands which give the wearer access to all events and food buffets can be purchased for $20.00 each.
  9. Schedule of Events
    Racing Dates
    Wednesday, 2/10 Dry storage is available to splash boats, step masts, etc.
    Thursday, 2/11 Practice Race, Measurement and weighing available starting for those classes which require it.
    Friday, 2/12 - Sunday 2/14 For Three day event boats: Skipper's Meeting Friday at 8:45 at NOYC, first warning all days at 10:00.
    Saturday, 2/13 - Sunday 2/14 Racing for all other classes except Capdeville. Skipper's Meeting: 08:45 at NOYC, First Warning at 10:00
    Capdeville Skipper's Meeting Saturday 2/13 at 10:30

    First Warning Saturady 2/13: 12:00

    First Warning Sunday 2/14: 10:00

    Saturday 2/20 - Sunday 2/21 Racing for all PHRF classes including sport boats and multihulls.
  10. Number of Races
  11. Scoring For all classes – The RRS Low Point System (RRS A4) shall be used. No scores will be excluded. One race constitutes a series. This changes RRS A2
  12. Prizes
  13. Skipper's Meeting The Skipper's Meetings will be held at New Orleans Yacht Club at which time Sailing Instructions will be distributed to the entrants. A representative of each boat is asked to attend this meeting to pick up registration packets and race changes. All crewmembers are encouraged to attend the meeting. Optimist Skipper's Meeting will be held at Southern Yacht Club. See Schedule of Events.
  14. Decision to Race and Liability Competitors participate in the Regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the Regatta.
  15. Advertising Entrants may be required to carry event advertising as outlined in ISAF Regulation 20.4.
  16. Racing Area The racing area will be located on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
  17. Official Notice Board The Notice Board is located just inside the north harbor entrance of NOYC.
  18. Hotel and Lodging Detailed information on lodging and logistics can be found on the MGRW website –
  19. Changes to NOR

    Changes to this NOR may be made until February 4, 2016.

  20. Information