1.1 The Organising Authority is Carrickfergus Sailing Club.
1.2 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.3 Rules of the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick Scheme will apply.
1.4 The prescriptions of the RYA will apply.
1.5 Racing Rules 26, 28.1, 40, 60.1(a), 66.4, A2, A4 and A5 will be changed. The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions may also change other rules.
2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of PY Dinghy Classes.
3.2 If there are sufficient entries in a certain class then a separate start for those boats may be considered and will be notified at the briefing.
3.3 Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached form and presenting it at registration, or by completing the online entry form.
3.4 No fees are required.
4.1 A Briefing will be held in the clubhouse at 1000 on Saturday 10th September.
Saturday 10th September 0900 to 1000
4.3 Three races are scheduled
Saturday 10th September Races 1, 2 and 3
The scheduled time of the first warning signal will be 1055.
5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available at registration and will be available before that on the Carrickfergus Sailing Club website.
6 SAILING AREA
The Sailing Area will be in Belfast Lough.
7 THE COURSES
The courses to be sailed will be Triangle or Windward-Leeward.
8 PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES
Personal flotation devices shall be worn by all competitors at all times when afloat (except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment). This changes rule 40 and the Part 4 preamble.
9.1 1 race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
9.2 A boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. This changes rules A2.
An Arbitration System will be available for this event and competitors are recommended to resolve disputes using this method. Boats penalised under this System may accept a 25% penalty. See the Official Notice Board for details.
11 RADIO COMMUNICATION
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.
Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the organisers.
13 RISK STATEMENT
Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone”
Sailing by its nature is an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
(a) 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;
(b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
(c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
(d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
(e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities.
(f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions as can be practically provided in the circumstances.
16 The fact that the race committee conducts inspections of a boat does not reduce the responsibilities of each competitor set out in this Notice of Race.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 Pounds Sterling per incident or the equivalent.
18 PHOTOGRAPHY CONSENT
By entering the Series competitors accept that they may be photographed and/or videotaped participating in the race and/or using the Club facilities and they consent to the taking of such images and to the use, reuse, publication and republication of such images in any media, in conjunction with the competitors name or not, without compensation and without the competitors approval of such images or any use thereof.