C420 Launch and Haul
Launching for the C420 fleet will occur daily from Community Boating Center boat house at Fort Taber in New Bedford. See directions to the boat house. Note: The Community Boating Center boat house (location for the C420 regatta) at Ft. Taber should not to be confused with the administrative CBC Office on Padanaram Avenue. Security will be provided during the overnight Thursday, Friday and Saturday to minimize risks of overnight vandalism or theft of equipment at the Fort. Storage of boats or any personal property is entirely at the owner’s risk. Showers will NOT be available at Fort Taber.
Arrival on Thursday Afternoon:
Check in at the Low Tide Yacht Club (LTYC) at Fort Taber Park from 1600 – 2030. No boat or vehicle parking at Fort Taber Park before Thursday.
Arrival on Friday Morning:
Check-in with registration at the LTYC at Fort Taber Park Friday from 0700 – 0800 unless checked-in on Thursday.
Drop off boat and dolly at designated area inside Fort Taber.
Park vehicle at the designated parking area outside the Fort (a short walk back).
Mid-Regatta End of Day Departure:
Return boat to designated area for night storage.
End of Regatta Departure:
Haul instructions remain the same as launch instructions in reverse.
De-rig and secure all equipment.
Return to site with vehicle, and pick up boat and gear for final departure.
The awards ceremony for C420s will take place at LTYC at Fort Taber Park immediately following racing and scoring.
Everyone is encouraged to attend all social events at Beverly Yacht Club in Marion after racing. See directions.
Laser Standard / Laser Masters / Laser Radial / V-15 Launch and Haul
Daily launch and haul of Laser Standard / Laser Masters / Laser Radial / V-15 boats will occur at the Town of Marion’s public facility at Island Wharf (off of Front Street). See directions. Trailer parking is being provided by Burr Brothers boat yard behind their Sales office on Route 6. Boats will be left on Island Wharf lawn on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. There is no charge for launch, haul or trailer parking.
Please respect parking regulations and park only in approved locations. Boat parking will not be allowed until Thursday on Island Wharf. There is no camping allowed on Island wharf. The failure to comply with the written instructions regarding launching and hauling, or the failure to comply with a reasonable request from a regatta worker, may result in disqualification. Storage of boats or any personal property is entirely at the owner’s risk.
It is imperative that vehicles follow the traffic flow (see Drop-off Map) before stopping to unload the boats and dollies. Do not unload until inside the drop area on the grass. After unloading boats vehicles must leave the drop zone immediately via the Harbormasters Office area and exit out the paved road that you came in on. Turn right on Front Street to exit the drop off area and proceed to an approved parking area. See parking plan.
Launching will commence for boats on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 0800. Please do not enter the launching chute till all rigging is completed and ready to launch. Rigged boats will head out of the lawn area into a chute bordered by 55 gallon drums and cones down to the ramp. The ramp will have mats on the beach.
When boats return in the afternoon a volunteer will help sailors hold their boat in the water while the owner locates and retrieves their dolly. Once a sailor returns with the dolly, the volunteers will assist loading and pushing the boat up the ramp and back to the grass area.
Pick up Procedure on Sunday:
Vehicles will not be allowed on the field until all of the boats are out of the water and the boats they are picking up have been de-rigged. The volunteers will maintain two lanes of traffic through the field, one for pick up and one for travel through to the exit.
Port-o-potties: Port-o-potties will be positioned at the East side of the band stand.
Trash cans / drums and Recycle Bins will be provided.
Please obey signage posted and ropes and not walk through Barden’s Boat Yard to the BYC.
Water hoses will not be available for water wash down on the field.
J24 / J80 / J22 / Shields / Launch and Haul
Barden’s Boat Yard in Marion will be launching keel boats from their boat yard Thursday and Hauling Sunday afternoon. See directions. Barden’s has offered a special discounted round trip BBR launch & haul fee of $150 which will be collected at registration online. For Shields, the fee will be reimbursed by Fleet #10; contact Shields Fleet Captain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
These discounted L&H rates only applies Thursday afternoon till 1800 and hauling Sunday from 1300 to 1800. All launching and hauling outside these posted times will require arrangements be made directly with the boat owners and Barden’s Boat Yard. Phone.508-748-0250
Drop-Off and Launch Procedure:
Vehicles towing boats will arrive at Barden’s and drop off boats on trailers in the yard (see Drop-off Map) and immediately leave for parking in designated areas. See parking plan. Barden’s will move all boats on trailers to a staging area in the yard for rigging. After launch Barden’s will move all trailers to a storage area in the yard or at Benson Brook Lane. All trailers will be returned to the yard for hauling and derigging on Sunday. After launching all boats must leave the travel lift area and proceed to assigned moorings.
Hauling on Sunday will be the reverse of launch. Boats will arrive at Barden’s and will be hauled. Boats will be returned to trailers for derigging. Vehicles are asked not to return to the yard until derigging is complete and boats are ready to leave.
Bullseye Launch and Haul
Bullseye launch and haul will be coordinated with the Bullseye nationals. Please Contact Chris Memoli at email@example.com.
Spectator and coach boats Launch and Haul
Launch powerboats into New Bedford harbor at the Gifford Street Ramp, inside the hurricane barrier by Bayline Marine.
Powerboats shouldn’t be left over night on an anchor off the Stucco Building Beach.
Do not move powerboats into the beach unless an emergency. Too many anchored powerboats near the beach make it hard to launch and land due to varying wind direction and the obstacles that are near the beach (huge rock right off the beach and the jetty/pier).