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This document is intended to provide guidance to a sailing club interested in hosting a Force 5 regional or national championship regatta. Attendance at major Force 5 championships is typically in the range of 15-30 boats. It is hoped to grow these numbers as various efforts are pursued to rejuvenate the class.

Minimum requirements for the host club

  • ability to set a weather leg of 1 NM regardless of wind direction and/or to set a course of 45-60 minutes duration
  • race committee experienced in running dinghy regattas
  • at least one crash boat
  • experienced protest committee
  • appropriate launching & storage facilities; a launch ramp is desirable but not mandatory; a hoist is not required
  • cooking and/or picnic facilities are highly desirable
  • ability to run practice races on Wednesday and championship races Thursday-Sunday as needed. Note that traditionally regionals are usually Sat/Sun events while the nationals are Thurs-Sat events.
  • The nationals are held between late June and early August. Regional championships should not be held within two weeks of the nationals.


The                                                       (name of club) hereby applies to the Force 5 Class Association to host the                        (year)               national                       regional championship regatta from                  (date) to                     (date).

Sailing venue

Body of water                                                            

The venue typically                  does                 does not have reliable sea breeze of                knots during the dates proposed above. The sea breeze usually sets in at about                     (time).

Typical water temperature                 

The venue                     often                sometimes                   never has significant quantities of floating grass or weed.

Club facilities

Sandy beach for                       launching                     storage.

Grassy area for                         launching                     storage.

Paved area for storage           

Docks for launching                 with padding or carpeting                 

Restaurant                    Snack bar                  

Outdoor cooking facilities                       Picnic tables            covered           open 

Hot showers                  Number        

Camping on-site                                  Approximate capacity                        

Alcohol            is          is not permitted on the club grounds

Area features

Names of hotels/motels within 5 miles                                                                                  

Campgrounds within 5 miles                                                                                                 

Nearest commercial airport:                                         is           miles away.

Nearby family-friendly attractions:                                                                                       

Enclose a proposed schedule of events with your completed application. Thank you
very much for your interest!