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Sprint 15 open 20-11-2021

NOTICE OF RACE

Saturday November 20th 2021

The Organising Authority is Stewartby Water Sports Club-Sailing Section in conjunction with the Sprint 15 Class
Association.

1 RULES
1.1 The series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-

2 ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
2.1 The series is open to all owners of Sprint 15 class (All formats).
2.2 Entry to races will be made using the signing on sheet at the registration desk.
2.3 The entry fee will be £20 for adults and £10 for under 18s.

3 SCHEDULE
3.1 The schedule of races will be three races scheduled back-to-back.
3.2 The warning signal of the first race will be not before 11.00am.
3.3 The competitors briefing will be at approximately 10.15am in the clubhouse.

4 CATERING
4.1 Bacon Rolls will be available on arrival, the bar will be open after the event, for drinks and snacks. Unfortunately hot food is un-likely to be available due to preparation for another event in the evening.

5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
5.1 The draft sailing instructions will as posted on the Club website www.swsc.org.uk under Racing>2021 sprint 15 Open

6 RACE AREA AND COURSES
6.1 The racing will take on Stewartby Lake.
6.2 The courses to be sailed will signaled prior to each race.

7 SCORING
7.1 One race constitutes a series.
7.2 (a) When fewer than 3 races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When 3 races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her
worst score.

8 PRIZES
8.1 Prizes will be awarded, depending on entry numbers.

9 RIGHTS TO USE NAMES & LIKENESSES
9.1 Competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority without payment the right in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television of or relating to the event.


10 RISK STATEMENT
10.1 The Organising Authority accepts no responsibility or liability for the loss of life or injury to skipper or crew or others, or for the loss of, or damage to, any vessel or property.
10.2 Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: "The responsibility for a boat's decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone."
10.3 Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that: They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;

  1. They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
  2. They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
  3. Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
  4. The provision of a race management team, patrol boats, umpires and other officials and volunteers by the organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
  5. The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;



11 INSURANCE
11.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3million per event or the equivalent.


Sailing Instructions

1 Rules

1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS),

1.2 Where there is conflict between the NoR and the sailing Instructions, the sailing Instructions shall prevail.


2 Notices to competitors:

2.1. Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board in the clubhouse.


3 Changes to Sailing lnstructions:

3.1. Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 10.00 am on the day of the regatta.


4 Signals made ashore:

4.1. Signals made ashore will be displayed at the flagstaff located behind the race control building.

4.2. When a RED flag is displayed ashore the lake is closed and sailing is not permitted. Attention may be drawn

to the flag by repeated sound signals. Boats afloat must return to shore as soon as possible.

4.3. When AP is made ashore the start will be delayed by a minimum of 45 minutes.


5. Handicaps

5.1 Sprint 15 Una mode PY 926 Sprint 15 Sport mode PY 894


6. On The Water Penalties

6.1. Only one turn is required for any breach of Part 2 of the RRS This changes RRS 44


7 Courses:

7.1. No later than the warning signal, the number of laps to be sailed shall be displayed on the committee boat.

7.2 The course will be a box with an upwind gate as shown in annex A.

8 Marks:

8.1. Marks 1-4 will be orange pillar buoys.

8.2 The port end starting mark will be an orange dan buoy with an orange flag.

8.3 Marks may be moved without


9 Areas that are obstructions:

9.1 Boats are not allowed into the nature reserve in the south west corner of the lake


10 The Start:

10.1 Races will be started using RRS26.

10.2 The starting line will be from an orange pole displaying an orange flag on the committee boat and the port

end starting mark.

10.3 A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS without a hearing. This

changes RRS 44 and A5.

10.4 The class flag will be either that provided by the class association or Flag K.



11 The Finish:

11.1. The finish line shall be between the orange pole on the committee boat and the port end starting mark.

10.2 ln addition to the procedure for shortening course in rule 32, the race committee may also award a finishing score to a boat that is still racing by displaying to her from a committee vessel (which may be in motion) flag W with one sound signal. A boat so notified is no longer required to sail the course (changing rule 28.1), shall stop racing and shall return to the starting area, or return ashore if there is no more racing. A finishing score under this sailing instruction will be the score she would have received had she sailed the course and finished within any time limit, without gaining or losing any place. However, when two or more boats that are overlapped are notified, they will be scored as if they were tied. The decision by the race committee to use this procedure or not to use it shall not be grounds for requesting redress, changing rule 60.1(b). Where boats with different rigs are finished under this rule, handicap will not be applied.


12 Time limits:

11.1 Boats failing to finish within 30 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish. This changes Rule 35 and 44


12 Protests and requests for redress:

12.1 Protest will be delivered in writing.

12.2. The protest time limit is 30 minutes after the last boat in the fleet has finished the last race of

the day. The same time limit applies to protests by the race committee about incidents they observe in the

racing area and to request redress.

12.3. Protests will be heard as soon as possible. The schedule will be posted on the official noticeboard at the close of the protest time limit.

12.4. The protestor and those protested will be informed of the time and place of the hearing.

12.5. The protestor and those protested should ensure that the relevant persons, including witnesses are notified

and available at the time and place stated.


13 Series Scores:

13.1 The Low Scoring System (RRS Appendix A) will apply.

13.2 Series Scores:
(a) When fewer than 3 races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When 3 races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her
worst score.

14 Safety:

14.1. Adequate personal buoyancy for crew members shall be worn whilst afloat and failure to do so will result in immediate disqualification. Wetsuits and dry-suits do not constitute adequate personal buoyancy.


15 Equipment checks and measurement:

15.1. A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions.

15.2. Each boat shall produce on demand a valid measurement certificate.


16 Radio communication:

16.1. A boat shall neither make nor receive radio transmissions while racing. This restriction also applies to mobile phones.


17 Prizes:

17.1. Prizes will be given to First, Second and Third places, and other places depending on the number of entries.

17.2. Other categories may be decided at the discretion of the Race Committee and subject to the entries received.



18 Disclaimer of liability:

18.1 Competitors participate in the open meeting entirely at their own risk. See Racing Rules of Sailing, Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

18.2 Competitors are entirely responsible for their own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing reduces this responsibility. lt is for competitors to decide whether their boat and its helm (and crew) are fit to sail in the conditions that they might find. By launching or going to sea competitors confirm their boat is fit for those conditions and that they are competent to sail and compete in them. Nothing done by the organizers can reduce the responsibility of the owners and/or competitors, nor will it make the organizers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the racing. The organizers encompass everyone helping to run the event and include the organizing authority, race committee, race officer, safety officer, support boat personnel and beach masters. The provision of safety boats does not relieve owners and competitors of their responsibilities.


19 insurance:

.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3,000,000 per event or equivalent.







Annex A: The Course 1-P, 2-P, 3-P, 4-P, Line






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