TRAPSEAT CUP

INTERNATIONAL HOBIE 16
TRAPSEAT CUP
AUGUST 13-15
CLINIC 11TH; PRACTICE 12TH

ATTENTION DUE TO UNFORESEEN ISSUES WE ARE HAVING TO MOVE THIS EVENT TO A NEW LOCATION. UPDATES WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS WE FINALIZE A NEW VENUE.

Idaho USA

NOTICE OF RACE (NOR)
  
HOBIE 16 TRAPSEAT VIDEOS AT THE END OF THIS PAGE!
  
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Announcing the annual International Hobie 16 Trapseat Cup for 3 days of round robin sailboat racing in beautiful North Idaho.

Please Note ANY person can compete in this regatta so long as they can independently race around the course safely, handle a capsize, and understand the racing rules. This is NOT a "Disabled Regatta." Although skippers/crew with disAbilities are encouraged to compete, HAVING A DISABILITY IS NOT A REQUIREMENT. This regatta is the first of its kind, as it allows Any and All persons to compete in the most INCLUSIVE & DIVERSE regatta ever to be held (see class rules below).

This annual regatta takes place every 3 years!

Racers are also welcome (but not required) to participate in two days of activities prior to race days. The activities are as follows… 

August 11 - Trapseat/Accessible Multihull Sailing Clinic: A full day of accessible/adaptive multihull sailing clinic for those desiring to learn how to run a safe and successful adaptive/accessible multihull sailing program or desiring the knowledge to accommodate various disabilities.

August 12 - Practice Day: The day before racing we will have one practice day for those wanting to get use to the conditions of the area and shake out skills for the following days racing.

August 13-15 - Racing: See NOR for details

August 15 Awards Ceremony: See NOR for details

RACE REGISTRATION / DONATE / SPONSOR / CONTACT US

Click on this Link to sign up/register https://form.jotform.com/93398048053160


Donate via PayPal to help support this event to our non profit Access To Outdoors at this link https://form.jotform.com/93398144786170

Having issues with the sign up/registration or donation link or want to sign up or donate via snail mail contact us at accesstooutdoors@gmail.com or text 208-704-4454. Click here to view NOR (Notice of Race). If the email link does not work simply copy and past the email or link address into your system.

ACCOMMODATIONS

HOTELS/MOTELS: TBA

CAMPING: TBA

PURCHASES: All Hobie Cat sailboats, parts and accessories purchased from FunToSAIL.com support this regatta and its accessible sailing programs. Attention FunToSAIL.com will soon have an online store for ease of purchases. Link to be supplied here shortly.

T-SHIRTS: Please purchase an International Hobie 16 Trapseat Cup T-Shirt to support this event. Those sponsoring this event will be noted on the back of this t-shirt. Shirts will become available a week before the event to allow as many sponsors as possible to be printed on the shirt.

TRAPSEAT SPECIFIC RACING RULES

1. A Hobie 16 with Trapseats shall be sailed by a skipper with or without disAbility.

2. A Hobie 16 with Trapseats shall be sailed by a Crew with or without disAbility.

3. There shall be two Trapseats attached, one oh either side of the boat.

4. The crew ONLY may hike from any position.

5. When racing no part of the torso of the skipper shall pass the centerline (center lacing) of the boat.

6. Before a race the skipper shall nominate which side of the boat from which they will steer/helm the boat.

7. Rule 5 shall not apply in the event of a capsize.

8. No competitor will be disqualified due to assistance in the event of a capsize or other emergency deemed such by the Trapseat Class and/or race organizers.

9. Righting systems that are not motorized are legal to use when authorized by Trapseat Class and/or race organizers.

10. Races will take place in up to 15 knots.

11. Races will take place in protected waters and/or waters deemed safe by Trapseat Class and/or race organizers.

12. Hobie Baby Bob Mast Top floats can be use for safety purposes during races when approved by the Trapseat Authority and/or race organizers.

13. None Hobie parts and accessories can be used on any boat during races, such as non Hobie trampolines, etc. However no additional parts, gear, etc. can be added beyond Hobie Class rules. Also non-comptip masts are allowed. However when racing in Hobie class sanctioned events all items on one's boat must be Hobie class legal (meaning parts and accessories must be made by Hobie Cat). In the US and Canada Hobie Class sanctioned regattas masts must have comptips.

CAUTION: We do not advise trapezing off the Trapseats top tube as slipping off can cause injuries even though many racing crews do so at their own risk. Trapseats have been in production since 1984 with no incidents associated with damage to a Hobie 16, however be advised that using Trapseats on a new Hobie 16 can potentially void the boat warranty if Hobie determines an issue was caused by the Trapseats. As with any outdoor activity injury or death may result, and the Trapseat Authority, its sponsors, race organizers, and associated sailing clubs/associations takes no responsibility to said results or voided warranty when using Trapseats.

CURRENT REGISTERED SAILORS/TEAMS
    Skipper               Crew
1. Mike Strahle; Carl and Chris Strahle; CA USA
2. Ben Carter;
3. Rebert Lackey;
4. Donna DeMarest;
5. Bob Jones skipper;
6. TBA;              Miles Moore; ID USA 

ARTICLES

About Mike Strahle: https://bit.ly/2ZuIYBK
Trapseat Sailing: https://bit.ly/2Lkijxy
Great article about adaptive sailing: https://bit.ly/2khaRK0
Hobie 16 Blue Book: https://bit.ly/1LTaCtm

VIDEOS


HOBIE 16 TRAPSEAT CHAMPIONSHIPS. Canadian news interview.


1997 WORLD TRAPSEAT SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS. Racing in Australia.
Paralyzed Vets of America CONTINUE video. Trapseat sailing at 19:40 minute mark.
PICTURES





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