Dinghy NofR 2018.pdf

BURNHAM WEEK 2018 Notice of Race Dinghies

OSPREYS – Bank Holiday Regatta PHANTOM
Dinghy Handicap
Burnham on Crouch 25th 26th 27th August 2018
John Torrance Trophy
Wednesday evening 29th August
Trophy Day Saturday September 1st
The organising authority is the Burnham Week.
NOTICE OF RACE
1. RULES
Racing will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 and Crouch Harbour bye laws.
1.1 Appendix C Special Regulations for inshore dinghy racing will apply.
a All boats sailing under Special Regulations for inshore dinghy racing shall be fitted with a strong point for the attachment of a tow and or anchor line and carry:
b A personal flotation device (PFD) for each person aboard to ISO 12402-5 -Level 50 or equivalent
c A knife
d If the hull is not self-draining or is able to carry more than 150 litres of free water, a bucket or bailer of not less than 1 litre capacity
e If a trapeze harness is carried it shall be to ISO 10862
f A paddle or means of propelling the boat when not under sail
1.2 Competitors automatically grant to the organising authority without payment the rights in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and live taped or filmed television of, or relating to, this event.
1.3 Competitors should note the Organising Authority implements the RYA Racing Charter and they will be required to undertake to sail in compliance with the Charter, which can be found in the front of the RYA rule book.
2. ELIGIBILTY and ENTRY.
This Bank holiday event is open to Ospreys Phantoms and Dinghy handicap PY numbers below 1347 which comply with class rules.
Boats may be entered at www.burnhamweek.com or the Burnham Week Regatta Office in the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club from August 24th.
Entrants are required to sign a declaration at the Regatta Office to confirm that they have read and will comply with this Notice of Race.
3. FEES.
£10.00 per day
John Torrance Trophy £5:00
4. SCHEDULE.
4.1 Registration – Friday 24th . August 12.00 until 20.00 and daily thereafter 08.30 until 9:30 at the Regatta Office in the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.
4.2
Saturday 25th. August Phantoms – Race 1.Proposed warning Signal 12:00
Dinghy – Race 1.
Osprey – Race 1.
Phantoms – Race 2.
Dinghy – Race 2.
Sunday 26th. August Phantoms – Race 3.Proposed warning signal 12:00
Ospreys – Race 2.
Dinghy – Race 3.
Ospreys – Race 3.
Phantoms – Race 4.
Dinghy – Race 4 Monday 27th August Phantoms – Race 5.Proposed warning signal 12:00
Ospreys – Race 4.
Dinghy – Race 5.
Ospreys – Race 5.
Phantoms – Race 6
Dinghy – Race 6.
Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th Monday 28th starts/ Finish at Pile House Line
4.3 On the last scheduled day of Bank holiday weekend racing no warning signal will be made after 16:00
4.4 John Torrance Trophy the race is open to all Dinghy classes
4.4 A The entries will be split into 3 classes for the Race:-
• Fast Handicap – PN 1240 and lower
• Slow Handicap – higher than PN 1240
• Optimists.
B Wednesday 29th August 2018
Fast Handicap Race Proposed warning Signal 18:10
Slow Handicap Race Proposed warning Signal 18:15
Optimist Race Proposed warning Signal 18:20
Start/Finish at Burnham Sailing Club Line
4.5 Trophy Saturday racing
Fast Handicap Proposed warning signal 12:00
Slow Handicap
5. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS.
Sailing instructions will be published on the Burnham Week website and the definitive version available in print at the Regatta Office in the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club from August 24th.
6. COURSES.
Courses will be set in the rivers Crouch and Roach.
Details of marks will be published in Sailing Instructions.
7. PRIZEGIVING.
Prizegiving will take place in the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club on Monday 27th August.
The following prizes will be awarded: Phantom Trophy, Osprey Trophy, Creeksea Cup Dinghy fast handicap, Warwick Smith Trophy Dinghy slow handicap
John Torrance Trophy will be presented following the racing at Burnham Sailing Club Trophy Day prises will be presented at the Crouch Yacht Club Saturday 1st September
8. 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 racing is hers alone.”
Sailing is by its nature 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 boat 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;
9. INSURANCE
Each boat shall be insured with third party liability insurance minimum cover of £3.000.000.
10. FURTHER INFORMATION.
www.burnhamweek.com or
Please contact info@burnhamweek.com