Notice of Race - The Quinny Regatta

6th and 7th February 2021
Vincentia Sailing Club

The organising authority is Vincentia Sailing Club.

Revised 24/09/2020
1. RULES
1.1
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2
The prescriptions of Australian Sailing shall apply.
1.3
The Class Rules of the International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) will apply.
1.4
It is requirement of entry that compliance with current COVID19 restrictions are observed. Failure to do so or not comply with requests from the Organising Authority may result in disqualification.
1.5
Racing rule 40 will be changed as follows:

Competitors shall wear personal flotation devices whilst afloat, except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. Changes RRS Rule 40.

2. ADVERTISING
2.1
Advertising will be as defined by World Sailing Regulation 20.
2.2
Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the Organising Authority. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies. [DP]

3. ELIGIBILITY and ENTRY
3.1
This is a Hobie regatta is open to mates of Quinny and all the Hobie mob. If you don’t own a Hobie, borrow one, or bring a box of XXXX and watch the action with Quinny.
3.2
At least one person on each boat shall sample at least 1 (one) XXXX on the weekend (youth excepted)
3.3
Competitors shall be members of a sailing club affiliated with Australian Sailing or a National Authority.
3.4
A minimum of 3 entries is required to form a class. If sufficient entries for a class are not received by 1st of February 2021, the Organising Authority may be coerced into turning a blind eye if a XXXX is passed under the table.
3.5
Entry shall be made online at www.vincentiasailingclub.com.au

4. FEES
4.1
Required registration fees are in $AUD as follows:
Class
Enter before 05/02/2021
Enter from 21/11/2021

1 person boat
$100
$140
2 person boat
$110
$150

5. SCHEDULE
5.1
Registration and Weigh-in:
Saturday
6th February 2021
0930 to 1000
5.2
Briefing:
Saturday
6th February 2021
1000
5.3
Schedule of racing:
Day
Date
All Classes
Saturday
6th February 2021
racing (no warning signal before 1100)
Sunday
7th February 2021
racing (no warning signal before 0930 or after 1500)
5.4
Number of races:
Class
Number
Races per session
All Classes
up to 10
up to 5
5.5
The presentation will be held after completion of racing on Sunday 7th February 2021 subject to government Covid-19 regulations.

6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available after Midday on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 on the web site and on the notice board at Vincentia Sailing Club.
Printed copies will not be available.


7. VENUE

Attachment A shows the venue and location of the racing area.


8. THE COURSE

The course(s) to be sailed will be as described in the Sailing Instructions.


9. PENALTY SYSTEM

For all Hobie classes rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.


10. SCORING
10.1
One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
10.2
a)
When fewer than four races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores.
b)
When 4 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

12. SAFETY
12.1
All competitors shall wear personal flotation devices whilst afloat which are in good condition and are in accordance with the specifications issued or approved by a national authority affiliated to the International Sailing Federation, or a standards organisation, or certification authority. Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 1.2
12.2
Sailors are strongly recommended to use trapeze harnesses with a quick release hookless system or a quick release hook, which meets the ISO 10862 standard.
12.3
HELMETS - If sailors wish to wear head protection it is strongly recommend they use helmets of European standard EN1385

13. SUPPORT BOATS

Team Managers, Coaches and other support personnel shall keep 100m clear of the course area after the warning signal, except in boats provided by the organising authority or when asked to assist by the Race Committee.


14. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

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.


15. BOAT STORAGE

Boats and trailers shall be kept in the areas assigned by the Organising Authority while off the water.


16. PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded to at the discretion of the Organising Authority.


17. RIGHTS TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS

In participating in an event, a competitor automatically grants the Organising Authority, the Class and the sponsors of the event, the right in perpetuity, to make, use and show, from time to time and at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or film television and other reproductions of him/her during the period of the competition for the said event in which the competitor participates and in all material related to the said event without compensation.


18. RISK STATEMENT

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk and they are reminded of the provisions of RRS 4, Decision to Race. 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:Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk and they are reminded of the provisions of RRS 4, Decision to Race. 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:

(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 the boat supplied to them 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)
By participating in any race, they are satisfied that 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, umpires and other officials and volunteers by the 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;
(g)
These terms do not operate to exclude any provision of the Australian Consumer Law that applies and cannot be excluded by agreement.

19. INSURANCE
19.1
Each participating boat shall present a valid insurance certificate showing proof of third party liability coverage of at least AUD $5,000,000 (recommended $10,000,000) (or equivalent) per incident.
19.2
Competitors will be required to supply insurance details as part of the online entry.

20. AMENDMENTS

Any amendments to this Notice of Race will be posted on the event web site at: https://nsw.hobiecat.asn.au/


21. FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact the organisers via the website https://nsw.hobiecat.asn.au/


24. SAFETY NOTES TO THE SAILORS:

GENERAL
If wind, wave, or water conditions make you doubtful of your ability to handle the conditions, retire from the race.

ELECTRICAL POWER LINES - AVOID!!!

Before raising the mast, and always while sailing, check for and avoid low overhead electrical power lines. If you see a power line, AVOID IT! A MAST COMING IN CONTACT OR EVEN NEAR AN ELECTRICAL POWER LINE CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO PEOPLE ON OR TOUCHING THE BOAT!

Attachment A