Notice of Race



Incorporating the third round of the SASWC Inshore Championships 2023 and a Coastal/Cruising Class. The Event will be sailed in False Bay, on Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th September 2023.

Organising Authority: False Bay Yacht Club


a. The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.
b. The SA Sailing prescriptions for National and Regional Championships will apply.
c. The latest version of the following rules will also apply: (1) IMS Rules (2) ORC Rating Systems Rules
d. RRS 52 is changed to allow the use of powered winches, provided this is declared and taken into account by the boat’s handicap.
e. Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
f. Competing yachts’ attention is drawn to OSR 3.14.1: “When a deflection force of 4kg is applied to a lifeline at the mid-point of the longest span between supports that are aft of the mast, the deflection shall not exceed:
50mm for the upper or single line,
120mm for an intermediate lifeline.”

a. Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.
b. Vessels shall not display any advertising which conflicts with that of any official event sponsor.

a. The regatta is open to all Monohull Keelboats. Ocean-going Multihulls are welcome to compete in the Coastal / Cruising Division.
b. For the racing and SASWC Inshore Championships, Class A, B, and C, all competitors are required to have a valid ORC Club Spinnaker Rating.
c. For Coastal / Cruising Class, all competitors are required to have a valid ORC Club Spinnaker or Non-Spinnaker Rating.
d. Additional classes such as, SAS National, Provincial Championships, Individual Classes, and Multihull Classes, will be accommodated should sufficient numbers warrant it.
e. Eligible boats may enter by completing the entry form available from the FBYC Bridge (Sailing Office) or by completing the on-line entry form available on the FBYC website (forms may also be downloaded here) and sending it, together with the required entry fee, to:
The Regatta Secretary,
P O Box 45, Simon’s Town, 7995

f. In cases of electronic entries, confirmation of payment as outlined below in paragraph 5 shall clearly bear the following reference details [SR2023, boat name and sail number] and be e-mailed, together with the Entry Fee, to the Regatta Secretary.
g. The closing date for entry is 17h00 on Friday 15th September 2023, however late entries will be accepted up until 16h00 on Friday 22nd September 2023.

The fleet will be divided into classes to ORC Club Class Division Length (CDL), to conform with the requirements of the SASWC Inshore Championship Circuit, as follows:
a. Racing Division Class A: CDL greater than 10.150 and Cape 31’s – Numeral Pennant 1.
b. Racing Division Class B: CDL of 8.100 up to and including 10.150 – Numeral Pennant 2.
c. Racing Division Class C: CDL up to 8.100 – Numeral Pennant 3.
d. Cruising Division Class D: CDL greater than 9.100 – Code Flag “T”.
e. Cruising Division Class E: CDL up to and including 9.100 – Code Flag “W”.

a. The Entry Fee is R300.00 per boat and R300.00 per person on board. A 50% discount will apply for entries received and paid before the closing time for entries i.e., 17h00 on Friday 15th September 2023.
b. Other Fees: All Entry and other Fees shall be paid prior to the close of Late Entries i.e., 16h00 on Friday 22nd September 2023. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the affected yacht being recorded as Did Not Compete until the required payments are made. This changes rule A10 (DNC).

a. Dates of racing: 23rd, 24th and 25th September 2023.
b. Registration: From 12h00 to 18h00 on Friday 22nd September 2023 and from 08h00 to 09h00 on Saturday 23rd September 2023.
c. Measurement and inspection: May take place at the discretion of the Race Committee or the Technical Committee, without prior notice to the competitor(s).
d. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race on Saturday 23rd September is 11h30.
e. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race on Sunday 24th & Monday 25th September is as follows:
Coastal / Cruising Class 10h15
Classes A & B 10H25
Class C 10h 30
f. An announcement will be made by 18h00 on the preceding day that a medium-distance race will be sailed on the following day for Classes.
g. The courses to be sailed by each class will be available on the notice board and from the race office by 08h30 each morning.
h. On Monday 25th September, no warning signal shall be made after 14h55.
i. A maximum of 8 races are scheduled.
j. The scheduled time of the regatta prize giving is 18h00 on Monday 25th September 2023.

a. For Racing Classes, A, B, and C, each boat shall submit a valid ORC Club Spinnaker Rating Certificate, to the Race Secretary by latest 16h00 on Friday 22nd September 2023.
b. For Coastal / Cruising Class, each boat shall submit a valid ORC Club Spinnaker or Non- Spinnaker Rating Certificate, to the Race Secretary by latest 16h00 on Friday 22nd September 2023.
c. Other Class yachts shall produce a valid Measurement Certificate and shall comply with Class Rules where appropriate.

a. Sailing Instructions will be available on Saturday 16th September 2023 from the Regatta Secretary and from the FBYC website.

a. Courses for Racing Classes A, B & C shall be Laid Marks or a combination of Laid & Fixed Marks and Medium Distance Courses at the Race Committee’s discretion.
b. Courses for the Coastal/Cruising Class will be Three Medium Distance Bay Races made up oLaid and / or Fixed Marks.
c. The Courses for the day will be available on the Official Race Notice Board and from the Race Office by 08h30 each morning.

a. Low Point System of Appendix A4.1 will apply.
b. Four Races are required to be completed to constitute a series for the Racing Divisions.
c. When fewer than five races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When five to seven races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. When eight races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
d. Two Races are required to be completed to constitute a series for the Cruising Class.
e. All competing boats will be scored according to their boats’ ORC Club Rating Certificates.
f. The ORC Rating Certificate chosen for the Regatta will be used throughout the Regatta for all competing boats.

a. To qualify as a National, Provincial or Class Championship, the following criteria shall be satisfied:
i. The Class association must register their Nationals, Provincial or Class Championships with SAS, in accordance with SAS Rules.
ii. A minimum of five valid entries have been received no later than the closing time for late entries.
iii. At least five finishers in any two races of the series.
iv. At least four races completed.

a. Yachts shall hold and comply with SAS Category ‘C’ COF requirements as a minimum or relevant Club COF.

a. Boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the Race Committee.

a. All race committee radio communication will be carried out on VHF Channel 06. All competing yachts shall always maintain a listening watch on Channel 06.
b. While racing, except in an emergency, a boat shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.

a. Prizes may be awarded as follows:
i. National/Provincial Classes – SAS medals as appropriate, trophies and prizes as decided on by SAS or the Class Association.
ii. All other classes – trophies and sponsors prizes, dependent on number of entries in individual classes.

a. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 3 Decision to Race.
b. 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.

a. Each participating boat is encouraged to carry sufficient valid third-party liability insurance to cover any liability arising during the event.

a. As in the past, entrants in the Spring Regatta from visiting clubs will be accommodated, where possible on the walk on marina on a first come/first served basis.
b. The marina facility is only available from Saturday 16th September to Sunday 1st October 2023
c. Any vessel arriving before or staying on or after the dates as per 18.b. above will be liable for the standard STMC marina visitor rates. Competitors are urged to vacate their mooring on or before Sunday 1st October 2023.
d. 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 Regatta Secretary:
Phone: 021-786 1703 or Email: