Optimist New England Championships 2013
August 5-8 2013 at SailMaine in Portland, ME

COACH BOAT INFORMATION FOR THE 2013 USODA CHAMPIONSHIP

Location:  Eastern Promenade Park, Cutter St., Portland, ME Map

Coach Boat Launching:  Coach boats will be launched from the public ramp at Eastern Promenade Park.  There is a $10 launching fee for boats.  Coach trailers will be parked in the parking lot next to SailMaine. Several area marinas have set up dinghy parks for this regatta for Monday through Thursday evenings. Click here for your assignments. If you require dockage at any other time, you must make your own arrangements.

Required Equipment:  Each coach boat is required to have the following equipment:

1) A first aid kit
2) Working VHF radio
3) Cell  phone
4) Anchor suitable for anchoring in the waiting area

Registration:  All coaches will be required to register upon arrival and provide their cell phone number.  They will also get an event sticker that they must put on their trailer.  Please have your yacht club/team information on your trailer.

Coaching:  No coaching will be permitted during the races.

Skipper’s Meeting:  The Skipper’s Meeting will be at 8:30 am sharp on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, coaches are required to attend.

Boat Storage:  Overnight storage of coach boats starts on Monday night thru Wednesday night and will be located at four different marinas at no charge.  They must be hauled on Thursday night after racing and can be stored on their trailers overnight in the parking lot next to SailMaine.  Coach Boat/Opti Trailer Parking

Parent boats:  moorings for parent boats can be rented from area marinas/yacht clubs on an as available basis.

Hauling: 

Coach boats will be hauled from the public ramp at the Eastern Promenade Park and then must be taken to the trailer parking area located next to SailMaine.

Optimist trailers will be stored in the same location as coach boat trailers.

Other information:

NO LUNCHES will be provided for sailors or coaches.  Snacks available in the hospitality tent.

Coach Boat Information in PDF format