Duck Cup- June 5-6, 2021


2021 The Return of Duck Cup

Organizing Authority – East Coast Sailboats

Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th 2021

Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports, 1314 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949

Registration Link- REGISTER HERE

  1. RULES

         The event is governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.


        The Sailing Instructions will be available on June 5 at check-in.

    3.1 Multihulls, Catamarans and Trimarans 23 feet and less.
    3.2          Registration is limited to 30 boats.
    3.3          HOW will folks register?  TBD
  2. FEES
    The entry fee for single-handed boats is $45 and double-handed boats $55.
    Thursday, June 3
    Boat set up and practice sailing at Nor’Banks.

                 Friday, June 4
                Boat set up and practice sailing at Nor’Banks.
                1200-1800          Registration, Nor’Banks front desk.

                Saturday, June 5th
                0800-0930          Registration, Nor’Banks front desk.
                1015                       Competitors’ Meeting.
                1100                       First start.
                1600                       No racing after this time
                After racing         Cooler bar open – tall tales of the day.


Sunday, June 6th
1015                       Competitors’ Meeting.
1100                       First start.
1400                       No warning signal will be made after this time.
1600                       Awards ceremony.

  1. VENUE
    NOR Attachment 1 shows the location of the host club and venue. Need to attach.         
  2.   COURSES
    7.1         Both races with both races starting and ending at Nor’Banks. Competitors are welcome to enter either the Long or short course each day. All races are weather dependent and may be  changed to fit conditions.7.2          Long course – 20+ miles wind dependent north or South to a mark and return to Nor’Banks. Le Man’s start, finish line completion.
    7.3          Short course – Nor’Banks to bridge, to mark and back to Nor’Banks . Le Man’s start, finish line completion.
    7.4          Each day’s race will begin using a Le Mans Style Start at 11am. Starting order will be determined by random drawing on Saturday and on Sunday by your finish on Saturday. 
    RRS Appendix V1 shall apply.
    9.1           Portsmouth Handicap will apply.
    9.2          No scores shall be excluded.
    9.3          One race on each course shall constitute a regatta.
    Covid rules take priority and are based on state guidelines.
    10.2        A waiver must be signed.
    10.3        A USCG or equivalent PFD must be always worn on the water.
    10.4        A VHF radio monitoring channel 7 or a mobile phone must be on board.
    10.5        GPS units are permitted.
    10.6        A safety boat will monitor the courses.
    RRS 3 states: ‘The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone.’ By participating in this event each competitor agrees and acknowledges that  sailing is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks. These risks include strong winds   and rough seas, sudden changes in weather, failure of equipment, boat handling errors, poor  seamanship by other boats, loss of balance on an unstable platform and fatigue resulting in increased risk of injury. Inherent in the sport of sailing is the risk of permanent, catastrophic  injury or death by drowning, trauma, hypothermia, or other causes.  Competitors voluntarily assume the risks associated with communicable diseases including but not limited to COVID-19.
  7. Prizes
    Prizes will be given – TBD


Boat setup and staging, grass area between parking areas (NO CARS ALLOWED ON GRASS).
Host: Dan McIsaac, Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports, 252-261-2900.
Principle Race Officer: Hardy Peters, East Coast Sailboats, 252-489-3491 or

Registration Link- REGISTER HERE

Housing- Air B&B, Hotel, camp ground, home rental, friends couch.
Sunset cash bar opens at 5 PM, Village Table and Tavern, Downstairs, West side.


Name                                                                                     Boat                 Sail#

  1. Hardy Peters/Keith Sommer                               C20                    OU812

      2. Kristopher Bostick                                                 H17                     TBD

     3. Chris Payne                                                             F18                       TBD

    4. James Eaton/Jessica                                            F18/Weta             006

   5. Michael Peters /Joe Morgan                             Topaz 16CX             TBD

    6. Mike Van Hoy/TBD                      Prindle 18-2            27

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