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. ORC Rating Systems Rule, read in conjunction with IMS Rule.
    4. Minimum crew weight as defined in ORC Rules 102.3 and 200.1 (b) shall apply.
    5. RRS Appendix T (Arbitration) will apply.
    6. The requirements of SAMSA Certificate of Fitness Category C.
    7. 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.
  2. ADVERTISING
    1. World sailing Regulation 20 applies.
    2. Boats may be required to display event advertising on the forward part of the hull.
    3. Vessels shall not display any advertising which conflicts with that of any official event sponsor.
  3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
    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 using ORC ratings and a copy of the valid ORC rating certificate along with a crew list with crew weights should be submitted with entries. Participants who have not had their yacht rated (without ORC certificates) will be given a handicap by FBYC rating committee and scored separately.
    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 http://www.fbycspringregatta.co.za/online_entry/ (forms may also be downloaded here) and sending it, together with the required fee, to: The Race Secretary, e- mail sailing@fbyc.co.za
    4. In cases of electronic entry, confirmation of payment as outlined below in paragraph 4a shall clearly bear the following reference details [Spring2019, boat name] and be e-mailed, together with the Entry, to the Race Secretary.
    5. The closing date for entry in the Spring Regatta is 17h00 on Friday 13th September 2019, however late entries will be accepted up until 09h00 on Saturday 21st September 2019.
  4. FEES
    1. The Entry Fee is R260 per person on board. A 50% discount will apply for entries received before the closing time for entries i.e. 17h00 on Friday 13th September 2019.Bank Details:Account name:               False Bay Yacht ClubStandard Bank:               Fish HoekBranch Code:                  036009

      Account number:          072066547

      Reference:                       ISR19 – [BOAT NAME]

    2. Other Fees: All Entry and other Fees shall be paid prior to the close of Late Entries i.e. 09h00 on Saturday 21st September 2019. 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).
  5. SCHEDULE
    1. Friday 20 September 2019 15h00 to 20h00 – Registration
      Saturday 21 September 2019 08h00 to 09h00 – Registration
      10h55- First warning signal
      19h00 – Party with music by The Professors
      Sunday 22 September 2019 09h55 – First warning signal
      15h00 – Live music
      Tuesday 24 September 2019 09h55 – First warning signal
      14h55  – no warning signal shall be made after this time
      18h00 – Regatta Prize Giving
    2. Measurement and inspection: Random as required by the Race Committee.
    3. Dates of racing: 21, 22nd and 24th September 2019.
    4. The maximum number of races is 3 per day.
    5. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race on Saturday 21st September is 10h55 and each day thereafter is 09h55.
    6. On Tuesday 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 Tuesday 24th September 2019.
  6. MEASUREMENTS
    1. Each ORC boat shall submit a valid ORC certificate, based on the 2019 VPP and issued on or before 16 September 2019 by 09h00 Saturday 21 September 2019. This changes RRS 78.2.
    2. In addition, measurements and inspection checks, including crew weight may be taken at any stage during the regatta.
  7. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
    Sailing Instructions will be available on Saturday 7th September 2019 from the Race Secretary and from the FBYC website http://www.fbycspringregatta.co.za/
  8. VENUE
    Racing will take place on the waters of False Bay.
  9. THE COURSES
    1. Courses for all classes will be published on the official regatta notice board no later than 19h00 the night before the subsequent days racing.
  10. PENALTY SYSTEM
    Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
  11. SCORING
    1. 3 Races are required to be completed to constitute a regatta for the Racing Division.
    2. 2 Races are required to be completed to constitute a regatta for the Cruising Division.
    3. 1 Race discard will apply when 5 races have been completed.
    4. When 9 races have been completed, 2 race discards will apply.
  12. NATIONAL/PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS
    1. To qualify as a National 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. All Yachts shall have a person aboard with a valid Skippers Certificate.
    2. All Yachts shall hold and comply with Category ‘C’ COF requirements as a minimum.
  14. HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
    Keelboats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.
  15. RADIO COMMUNICATION
    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. Cruising Class may use cell phones for navigation purposes only – no external communication.
  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.
  17. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
    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.
  18. INSURANCE
    Each participating boat is encouraged to carry sufficient valid third-party liability insurance to cover any liability arising during the event.
  19. MOORINGS
    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.

    FURTHER INFORMATION
    For further information please contact the Race Secretary:
    Linsay Oberholzer
    Phone: 021-786 1703
    Email: sailing@fbyc.co.za