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Notice of Race
SB20 Ireland Northern Championship
9th and 10th June 2012
Carrickfergus Sailing Club
Notice of Race
1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2. The prescriptions of the RYA will apply.
1.3. The SB20 Class Rules, including SB20I amendments will apply
2. Eligibility and Entry
2.1. The regatta is open to all boats of the SB20 class whose owner or joint owner or nominated representative of an organisation owning the SB20 is a current Full Member and one person on board is either a Full Member or Associate member of the Class Association can sail in the event. During registration each skipper will be required to show clear written evidence that the boat complies with the Class membership requirements.
2.2. Eligible boats may enter online at http://www.carrickfergussc.org/ or by completing the attached form and sending it, together with the required fee, to Carrickfergus Sailing Club, Rodger’s Quay, Carrickfergus, BT388BE, email@example.com by 9pm on Friday 8th June 2012.
2.3. Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority.
3.1. All competitors will be required to declare their ISAF sailor classification of helm and crew at registration. If you do not have an ISAF sailor classification, you can obtain one on www.isaf.org by filling out the online form. If you do not present a current ISAF classification at registration, you will be assumed to be a Group 3 sailor for the purpose of points scoring under the SB20I ranking rules.
4.1. Required fees are as follows: £80
5.1. Registration: Friday 8th June 2012 from 17:00 to 21:00, Saturday 9th June 2012 from 09:30 to 11:00
5.2. Briefing: Saturday 9th June at 10:30
5.3. Dates of racing: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2012
5.4. Number of races: Six
5.5. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race is 11:55 on Saturday and 10:25 on Sunday.
5.6. On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 14.30 except for the restart of a race following a General Recall.
6.1. A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by a race committee equipment inspector or measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.
6.2. All yachts shall comply with the prescriptions set out in the current Class Rules and/or the Notice or Race and/or Sailing Instructions, from the time of the first warning signal of the first race until returning alongside the marina following the final race of the series. Class rules C5.1(6)(iii) and C5.1(7) will not apply if the items have been removed whilst moored following racing for the purpose of refilling/charging only.
6.3. Entrants will be required to sign a declaration at registration of compliance with all Class Rules and eligibility criteria.
6.4. Crews will be weighed at registration, the scales used will be deemed to be accurate for this purpose.
7. Sailing Instructions
7.1. The sailing instructions will be available at registration and on the club website.
8.1. Boats will be moored in Carrickfergus Marina
8.2. The Race Area will be within 3 miles of Carrickfergus Sailing Club
9. The Courses
9.1. The courses to be sailed will be as follows: Windward/Leeward.
10.1. The Low Points Scoring System of Appendix A will apply.
10.2. Three races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
10.3. When fewer than four races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
10.4. When four or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
11.1. Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the Marina.
12. Haul-Out Restrictions
12.1. Keelboats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.
13. Radio Communication
13.1. Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
14.1. Prizes will be given as follows: 1st to 3rd overall and silver fleet.
15. Disclaimer of Liability and Insurance
15.1. A boat is entirely responsible for its own safety, whether a?oat or ashore, and nothing, whether in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility.
15.2. It is for the boat to decide whether it is ? t to sail in the conditions in which it will ?nd itself. By launching or going to sea, the boat con?rms that it is ?t for those conditions and that its crew is competent to sail and compete in them.
15.3. The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party claims in the sum of at least £2m.
15.4. Nothing done by the organisers will reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the organisers 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 organisers encompass everyone helping to run the race and the event, and include the organising authority, the race committee, the race of?cer, patrol boats and beachmasters.
15.5. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of its responsibilities.
15.6. Although reasonable efforts will be made to provide patrol boat cover, competitors are reminded that, particularly in extreme weather conditions, cover should not be relied upon, and in any event they can only be given such assistance as can be practically provided in the circumstances. This is particularly relevant in winter and spring sailing where the risk of hypothermia is at its highest.
16. Further Information
16.1. For further information please visit http://www.carrickfergussc.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org