Notice of Race


  1. RULES
    1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-20.
    2. The following prescriptions of South African Sailing will apply where appropriate: “The SA Sailing Requirements for National and Provincial Championships”.
    3. Boats participating in this regatta shall conform to the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) 2017-20, the Class Rules of the participating Classes, this notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.
    1. World sailing Regulation 20 applies.
    2. Boats may be required to display event advertising on the forward part of the hull.
    3. Boats shall not display any advertising which conflicts with that of any official event sponsor.
    1. The regatta is open to all keelboat classes. Multihulls are welcome to sail in the Coastal Class Races.
    2. The event will be scored primarily on Club ratings published on the FBYC Notice Board, with additional classes such as ORC, IRC, SAS National and Provincial Championships and Multihulls should sufficient numbers warrant it.
    3. Eligible boats may enter by completing the provided entry form at FBYC Bridge (sailing office) or by entering using the on-line entry form available on the FBYC website (forms may also be downloaded here) and sending it, together with the required fee, to: The Race Secretary, P O Box 45, Simon’s Town, 7995, E-mail: / Fax: 021 786 3925
    4. In cases of electronic or faxed entry, confirmation of payment as outlined below in paragraph 4a shall clearly bear the following reference details [Spring2018, boat name and sail number] and be faxed or e-mailed, together with the Entry, to the Race Secretary.
    5. The closing date for entry in the Spring Regatta is 17h00 on Friday 14th September 2018, however late entries will be accepted up until 10h00 on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
  4. FEES
    1. The Entry Fee is R240 per person on board. A 50% discount will apply for entries received before the closing time for entries i.e. 17h00 on Friday 14th September 2018.
    2. Other Fees: All Entry and other Fees shall be paid prior to the close of Late Entries i.e. 18h00 on Friday 21st September 2018. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the affected yacht being recorded as Did Not Compete until the required payment/s are made. This changes rule A11 (DNC).
    1. Registration: From 12h00 to 18h00 on Friday 21st September and from 08h00 to 09h00 on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
    2. Measurement and inspection: Random as required by the Race Committee.
    3. Dates of racing: 22nd, 23rd and 24th September 2018.
    4. The maximum number of races is 3 per day.
    5. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race on Saturday 22nd September is 10h55 and each day thereafter is 09h55.
    6. On Monday 24th September, irrespective of Course, no warning signal shall be made after 14h55.
    7. The scheduled time of the regatta prize giving is 18h00 on Monday 24th September 2018.
    1. Each ORC/IRC boat shall produce a valid ORC/endorsed IRC certificate.
    2. Other Class yachts shall produce a valid Measurement Certificate and shall comply with Class Rules where appropriate.
    3. In addition, spot measurements may be taken at any stage during the regatta.
    Sailing Instructions will be available on Saturday 8th September 2018 from the Race Secretary and from the FBYC website.
  8. VENUE
    Racing will take place on the waters of False Bay.
    1. Courses for all classes shall be a combination of round the buoys and/or coastal courses at the Race Officer’s discretion and may incorporate multiple scoring gates within an individual race.
    2. Courses for all classes will be published on the official regatta notice board not later than 09h30 on Saturday 22nd September and not later than 08h30 on subsequent race days.
    Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
    1. Low Point System of Appendix A4.1 will apply.
    2. 3 Races are required to be completed to constitute a regatta for the Racing Division.
    3. 2 Races are required to be completed to constitute a regatta for the Cruising Division.
    4. 1 Race discard will apply when 5 races have been completed.
    5. When 9 races have been completed, 2 race discards will apply.
    1. Low Point System of Appendix A4.1 will apply.
    2. To qualify as a National or Provincial Class Championship, the following criteria shall be satisfied:
      1. A minimum of five valid entries have been received no later than the closing time for late entries.
      2. At least five finishers in any two races of the series.
      3. At least four races completed.
  13. SAFETY
    1. Yachts shall hold and comply with Category ‘C’ COF requirements as a minimum.
    Keelboats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.
    1. A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats.
    2. Mobile telephones may be carried on board but must be switched off whilst racing. If used in an emergency, a declaration must be made to the Race Committee before the expiry time for protests for that day.
  16. PRIZES
    1. Prizes may be awarded as follows:
      1. Miura Class – SAS medals as appropriate, trophies and prizes as decided on by the Class Association.
      2. All other classes – trophies and sponsors prizes, and/or cash prizes dependent on number of entries in individual classes.
    1. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race.
    2. Neither the Organizing Authority nor its officials or other persons associated with the organization of the event will accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
    Each participating boat is encouraged to carry sufficient valid third-party liability insurance to cover any liability arising during the event.
    1. As in the past entrants in the Spring Regatta from visiting clubs will be accommodated on the walk on marina on a first come/first served basis.
    2. The marina facility is only available from Saturday 15th to Sunday 30th September 2018.
    3. Any vessel arriving before or staying on or after the dates as per b. above will be liable for the standard marina visitor rates.
    4. Walk on marinas will only be allocated by the Simon’s Town Marina Office once the official regatta entry fee has been paid.

    For further information please contact the Race Secretary:
    Linsay Oberholzer
    Phone: 021-786 1703 / Fax: 021-786 3925