Notice of Race


Will be sailed in False Bay

utilising a combination of inshore and offshore/coastal courses including Coastal Cruising Class.


Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017

  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. Advertising will be restricted to Category C. 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 Cruising 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 or by entering using the on-line entry form available on the FBYC Spring Regatta website (a link is also available of the FBYC website – and sending it, together with the required fee, to:
      The Regatta Secretary,P O Box 45Simon’s Town7995 Fax: 021 786 3925E-mail:
    4. In cases of electronic or faxed entry, confirmation of payment as outlined below in para 4a  shall clearly bear the following reference details (SR17, sail number and boat name) and be faxed or e-mailed, together with the Entry, to the Regatta Secretary.e. The closing date for entry in the Spring Regatta is 17h00 on Friday 8th September 2017, however late entries will be accepted up until 10h00 on Friday 15th September 2017.
  4. FEES
    1. The Entry Fee is R220 per person on board. A 50% discount will apply for entries received before the closing time for registration i.e. 17h00 on Friday 8th September.
    2. Other Fees: All Entry and other Fees shall be paid prior to the close of Late Registration i.e. 10h00 on Friday 15th September. 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 Thursday 14th September and from 08h00 to 10h00 on Friday 15th September 2017.
    2. Measurement and inspection: Random as required by the Race Committee.
    3. Dates of racing: 15th, 16th and 17th September 2017.
    4. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race on Friday 15th September is 12h55 and each day thereafter is 09h55.
    5. On Sunday 17th September, irrespective of Course, no warning signal shall be made after 14h55.
    6. The scheduled time of the regatta prize giving is 18h00 on Sunday 17th September 2017.
    1. Each ORC/IRC boat shall produce a valid ORC Club/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 Friday 8th September 2017 from the Regatta 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 11h00 on Friday 15th September and not later than 08h00 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.
    3. 1 Race discard will apply when 5 races have been completed.
    4. 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.
    2. A boat that does not meet the requirements of Cat C in any respect must, not later than 12 noon on Wednesday, 6th September 7, request exemption, in writing, from the Organising Authority for those items with which the boat will not comply. The decision of the Organising Authority shall be final and binding.
    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. Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communications that are 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. National/Provincial Classes – SAS medals as appropriate, trophies and prizes as decided on by the Class Association.
      2. All other classes – trophies and sponsors prizes, plus 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. (Minimum R5-million).
    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 9th to Sunday 24th September 2017.
    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:
    Simone Balman
    Phone: 021-786 1703 / Fax: 021-786 3925