Selden RS Tera Southern Area ChampionshipHighcliffe sailing Club on 18th and 19th May 2013Organizing Authority: RS Tera Class Association UKNOTICE OF RACE1 RULES1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.1.2 Competitors should note that Highcliffe Sailing Club implements the RYA Racing Charter and that they will be required to undertake to sail in compliance with the Charter, which can be found at the front of the RYA rule book (Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016).2 ADVERTISINGBoats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority, as per Rule C.4.1 of the International RS Tera Class Association Rules3 ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY3.1 The regatta is open to RS Tera class dinghies. There will be separate racing for the ‘Pro’ and ‘Sport’ rigged boats.3.2 Competitors shall be current members of the RS Tera Class Association UK.3.3 Eligible boats may enter by completing the online form on the Southern Area Championship event page on the UK RS Tera Class Association website www.rstera.org, and submitting the entry fee. Online entry will open on Monday 8th April 2013, and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 15th May 2013.3.4 Late entries will be accepted on the first day of the event, and be subject to payment of an additional fee.3.5 Competitors shall submit signed Parent/Guardian Declarations either by post or at registration.4 FEESEntry fee per boat: £ 33.00 (online) £ 36.00 (late entry, cash payments only)5 RACING AREA5.1 The racing will be in Christchurch Bay east of a transit between Hengistbury Head and The Needles5.2 Launching will be only from Gundimore beach (competitors will not be sailing through Christchurch harbour entrance –“The Run “)6 SCHEDULE6.1 Registration: Saturday May 18th from 09.006.2 Competitor’s Briefing: Saturday May 18th 10.306.3 The race schedule and time of the warning signal for the first race each day is as follows:Date:Time of 1st warning signal & scheduled races per day:Hrs:Races:May 18th11:253May 19th09.553The number of races each day may be altered if the race officer considers that weather conditions require such a change.6.4 On the last day of racing, no warning signal may be made after 15.007 SAILING INSTRUCTIONSThe sailing instructions will be available at registration.8 PENALTY SYSTEMThe exoneration penalty and the advisory hearing and RYA arbitration of the RYA rules dispute procedures will be available9 SCORING9.1 One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.9.2 (a) When fewer than four races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.(b) When between four and six races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.10 SUPPORT BOATSNo support boats other than those officially involved in the organisation of the event will be allowed. Visitor R.I.Bs only by prior arrangement with HSC race officer, they will be welcome as part of the official race safety team and will be tasked in that capacity. All official boats will carry issued identifying flags.11 BERTHINGBoats shall be kept in their assigned places in the boat park.12 RADIO COMMUNICATIONExcept in an emergency, a boat shall neither make nor receive radio transmissions, text messages or cellular phone calls while racing.13 PRIZESPrizes will be given as follows:Prizes will be awarded depending on the number of entries in each fleet, but as a minimum will be the first three competitors in each fleet.14 RIGHTS TO USE NAMES & LIKENESSESCompetitors 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.15 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITYCompetitors are entirely responsible for their own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing reduces this responsibility. It 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, patrol boat personnel and beach masters. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve owners and competitors of their responsibilities.16 INSURANCEEach participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3 million per event or the equivalent.17 TALLY SYSTEM17.1 A competitor Tally system will be in operation18 APPROPRIATE CLOTHING18.1 Competitors are reminded that this is an open sea venue and even in May the water will still be cold. The Race Officer (or delegate) may disallow any competitor from going afloat if at their discretion that competitor is not wearing / taking appropriate clothing .18.2 Water temperature may be checked by logging into the New Milton wave buoy which is in the bay http://www.channelcoast.org/data_management/real_time_data/charts/?chart=73&tab=waves19 FURTHER INFORMATION19.1 Boat (& trailer) storage and rigging will take place at the Green on Mudeford Quay only and not on the car park, nor beach.19.2 Vehicle parking is available within the pay and display car park Highcliffe Sailing Club will have discounted tickets permitting parking on both days available for purchase in the club. There is also some free parking in roads nearby (5 min walk).19.3 The car park is owned by the Christchurch borough council and there are signs prohibiting overnight camping in vehicles.19.4 Highcliffe Sailing Club bar will be open on Friday evening and Saturday lunch and evening, the galley will be open for breakfasts and teas. Highcliffe Sailing Club See website for further information, how to find the club, etc. www.highcliffesailing.co.uk Mudeford Quay Christchurch BH23 4AB Tel: 01425 274874Selden RS Tera Southern Area ChampionshipHighcliffe sailing Club on 18th and 19th May 2013Organizing Authority: RS Tera Class Association UKSAILING INSTRUCTIONS1) RULESThe regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (2013 – 2016), the Notice of race and these sailing instructions. In the event of there being any conflict between the aforementioned, these sailing instructions will take precedence at all times.2) NOTICES TO COMPETITORSNotices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board, located in the clubhouse3) CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONSa) Any changes in the sailing instructions will be posted at least one hour before the advertised starting time of the race or races concerned.b) Changes in the Sailing Instructions will be signaled by displaying flag “L” from the flagpole. When no further changes have been made Flag “L” will be lowered after the start of the last race of that day.4) SIGNALS MADE ASHOREa) Signals made ashore will be hoisted on the flagpole located on the Clubhouse.b) When flag AP is displayed ashore “1 minute” is replaced with “not less than 30 minutes” in race signal AP.c) Flag H will be displayed when competitors are permitted to launch ( this may be duplicated on a flag pole at the beach )5) SCHEDULE OF RACESDates of racing: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2013a) Number of races: 6 races (3 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday) will be scheduled, although the number of races each day may be altered if the race officer considers that weather conditions require such a change.b) The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race on Saturday is 11.25 and on Sunday is 09.55c) On the last scheduled day of racing no warning signal will be made after 15.006) CLASS FLAGSa) RS Tera Pro fleet “Pro”b) RS Sport fleet “Sport”7) RACING AREASa) The racing will be in Christchurch Bay east of a transit between Hengistbury Head and The Needlesb) Launching will be only from Gundimore beach (competitors will not be sailing through Christchurch harbour entrance –“The Run “)8) THE COURSESa) The diagram in Attachment B shows the course, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.b) Boats must sail through the upwind gate on each lap.c) The number of laps to be sailed will be displayed on the rear of the committee boat. If this isdifferent for each fleet then the number of laps to be sailed by the Pro fleet will be preceded by a letter P and the number of laps to be sailed by the Sport fleet will be preceded by a letter T.9) MARKSa) Marks 1-4 will be inflatable, orange marksb) New marks, as provided in instruction 11 will be of the same shape and colour as the original marksc) Starting marks will be a race committee signal boat at the starboard end and a boat or buoy with an orange flag at the port end.d) Finishing marks will be a race committee boat at the starboard end, and a boat or buoy with an orange flag at the port end.10) THE STARTa) Races will be started by using RRS 26. (5, 4, 1, go).b) The starting line will be between staffs displaying orange flags on the starting marks.c) Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area during the starting sequence for other races.d) A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes rules A4 and A5.e) The Pro fleet will start first followed by the Sport fleet. The start signal of the Pro fleet being the warning signal for the Sport fleet.f) In the event of a general recall of the Pro fleet the entire sequence will recommence with the warning signal for the Pro fleet.11) CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSETo change the next leg of the course, the race committee will move the original mark (or the finishing line) to a new position, or lay a new mark and remove the original mark as soon as practicable.12) THE FINISHThe finishing line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the committee boat at the starboard end, and the other finishing mark.13) SHORTENING COURSEIf the course is shortened for one fleet only, the fleet flag will be flown underneath flag S to indicate which fleet flag S refers to. If flag S is flown without either fleet flag then the course is shortened for both fleets14) TIME LIMITS & TARGET TIMESi) The time limit and target time in minutes is as follows:Time limitTarget time6045b) Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).c) Boats failing to finish within 15 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored according to their observed position on the course, which may be the position at the last mark rounded. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.15) PROTESTS & REQUESTS FOR REDRESSa) The exoneration penalty and the advisory hearing and arbitration of the RYA Rules Disputes Procedures will be available. The exoneration penalty will be 30% of the number of boats entered. See the official notice board for details.b) Protest forms are available at the official race control desk. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.c) For each fleet, the protest time limit is 30 minutes after the last boat has returned to shore after the last race of the day.d) Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses.e) Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).f) On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered:i) Within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day.ii) No later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day.iii) This changes rule 66.iv) On the last scheduled day of racing, a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2.16) SCORINGa) One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.i) When fewer than four races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.ii) When between four and six races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst discardable scoreb) To request correction of an alleged error in posted race or series results, a boat may complete a scoring enquiry form available at the official race control desk.17) SAFETY REGULATIONSa) Competitors shall wear personal flotation devices adequate for the conditions at all times while afloat. Flag Y will not be displayed. This changes rule 40.b) When the race committee considers that a boat or competitor is in difficulty it may instruct the boat or competitor to accept outside help, retire or sail ashore.c) A Tally system will be in operation, failure to Tally will be protestable by the Race Committee exclusively and not protestable by competitors.d) When transiting public area between the boat park and launch beach: sails must be either furled on mast or not hoisted, on no account shall sails be flapping either free or extended on booms (even in calm weather).e) The Race Officer (or delegate) may disallow any competitor from going afloat if at their discretion that competitor is not wearing / taking appropriate clothing.f) Competitors are only permitted to launch after Flag H is displayed18) DECLARATIONSA declaration sheet will be displayed near the official notice board which must be signed within 30 minutes of the last boat finishing in each race, or in the case of back to back races after the last of those races, ONLY by competitors who have retired.19) SUPPORT BOATSNo support boats other than those officially involved in the organisation of the event will be allowed.20) TRASH DISPOSALBoats shall not put trash in the water. Trash may be placed aboard race committee boats.21) RADIO COMMUNICATIONExcept 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.22) DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITYCompetitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See 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.23) INSURANCEi) Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £ 3 million per event or the equivalentAttachment AAvailable at RegistrationAttachment B
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