Notice of Race UKWA National Championship 2017

Wayfarer National Championship and Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series Event 16–18 June 2017

Sponsored by Hartley Boats and Craftinsure Venue: Arun Yacht Club, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5DL, UK

 

                                             Notice of Race

 

The Organising Authority is Arun Yacht Club (‘AYC’) on behalf of the UK Wayfarer Association (‘UKWA’)

1 Rules

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017−2020 (RRS)

1.2 The Littlehampton Harbour General Directions 2015 will apply. The General Directions are available from www.littlehampton.org.uk/harbour-limits-and-byelaws and a hard copy is available on the Official Notice Board

1.3 RRS 40 will be changed in the Sailing Instructions (SIs). The SIs may also change other racing rules

1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence

2 Advertising

2.1 Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the Organising Authority

2.2 Competitors automatically grant the Organising 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 regatta, unless otherwise advised in writing prior to the regatta

3 Eligibility and Entry

3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the Wayfarer class. There are no classification requirements

3.2 The championship fleet will be subdivided into Gold, Silver, and Bronze fleets, which will all race together.

(a) Boats sailing in the Gold and Silver fleets shall be entered by members or associate members of the UKWA or any equivalent National Class Wayfarer Association (NCWA) affiliated to the Wayfarer International Committee. The UKWA Racing Secretary will determine the composition of the Gold and Silver fleets based upon the competitors previous performances

(b) The Bronze fleet will consist of novice competitors. A novice is defined as a competitor who has never previously competed in an area, national, or international regatta excluding an event at their home club. The UKWA Racing Secretary reserves the right to promote Bronze fleet competitors to the Silver or Gold fleets based on their performance during the first day of racing, subject to meeting the UKWA/NCWA membership requirement described in NOR 3.2(a)

3.3 Entry forms are available from Hartley Boats at www.hartleyboats.com and should be submitted together with the required fee via the website by Friday 9th June. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority.

 

3.4 Entry to the regatta shall be limited to the first 120 entries received from eligible boats accompanied by the required fee

4 Fees

4.1 The entry fee is £80 per boat, which is reduced to £40 if payment is made before 1st January 2017.

4.2 In addition to the entry fee, each boat shall pay a £3 levy to the UKWA and, if not in possession of a Littlehampton Harbour Dues plaque valid for the duration of the regatta, shall pay Littlehampton Harbour Due of £3.50 at registration

5 Schedule

5.1 The clubhouse will be open to receive competitors from 0900 on Thursday 15th June. If any competitor wishes to arrive earlier, then he/she should email the Racing Secretary to arrangeaccess

5.2 Registration shall take place on Thursday, 15th June between 1800 and 2200 and on Friday, 16th June between 0900 and 1030

5.3 Eight races and one practice race are scheduled to be completed. Succeeding races will besailed each day as soon as is practicable following the finish of the preceding race

5.4 The warning signal for the first race each day will be made no earlier than:

Friday, 16th June: 1155 (1 practice race, 2 series races)

Saturday, 17th June: 1055 (3 series races)

Sunday, 18th June: 1055 (3 series races)

5.5 No warning signal will be made after 1455 on Sunday, 18th June

6 Measurement

6.1 To be eligible to sail in the Gold or Silver fleet, a boat must hold a valid measurement

certificate, which shall be made available for inspection at registration if requested. No measurement certificate is required in order for a boat to be eligible to sail in the Bronze fleet.

6.2 Random scrutinising of boats may take place during the event; non-compliance with the class rules may result in disqualification from the event

7 Sailing Instructions

7.1 The SIs will be available from 1st January 2017 on the event website; additional copies will be distributed at registration

8 The Courses

8.1 The courses to be sailed will be provided within the relevant appendix to the Sailing Instructions

9 Scoring

9.1 Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

9.2 (a) When four races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores

(b) When from five to six races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score

 

(c) When seven or more races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores

10 Prizes

10.1 A range of merit and fleet prizes will be presented and a full schedule is provided in the SIs

10.2 Perpetual trophies provided by the UKWA shall be awarded only to entrants in the Gold andSilver fleets who hold a valid measurement certificate. The Hartley Boat Overseas Trophyshall be awarded to an overseas entrant in the Gold or Silver fleet. Memento prizes will beawarded to the winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze fleets and otherwise at the discretionof the Organising Authority

11 Risk Statement

11.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk (see RRS 4, Decision to Race).The Organising Authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury ordeath sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta

11.2 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) He/she is aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept

responsibility for the exposure of themselves, his/her crew and his/her boat to such

inherent risk while taking part in the event

(b) He/she is responsible for the safety of himself/herself, his/her crew, his/her boat andhis/her other property whether afloat or ashore

(c) He/she accepts responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused byhis/her own actions or omissions

(d) His/her boat is in good order and equipped to sail in the event and that he/she is fit toparticipate

(e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteersby the event organiser does not relieve him/her of his/her own responsibilities

(f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extremeweather conditions, as can practically be provided in the circumstances.

12 Insurance

12.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimumcover of £2,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.

13 Further Information

13.1 Further information regarding the event may be found on the websites of the UKWA(http://wayfarer.org.uk/), Hartley Boats (http://www.hartleyboats.com/), and Arun Yacht Club(http://www.arunyc.co.uk/)

13.2 For further information, please contact the Arun YC Racing Secretary, Alistair Tyrrell, atracingsecretary@arunyc.co.uk

Created 23 December 2016

6 Measurement

6.1 Each boat shall hold a valid measurement certificate available for inspection at registration if requested

6.2 Random scrutinising of boats may take place during the event; non-compliance with the class rules may result in disqualification from the event

 

7 Sailing Instructions

7.1 The SIs will be available from 1st January 2017 on the event website; additional copies will be distributed at registration

 

8 The Courses

8.1 The courses to be sailed will be provided within the relevant appendix to the Sailing Instructions

 

9 Scoring

9.1 Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

9.2 (a) When four races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores

(b) When from five to six races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score

(c) When seven or more races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores

 

10 Prizes

10.1 A range of merit and fleet prizes will be presented and a full schedule is provided in the SIs

 

11 Risk Statement

15.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk (see RRS 4, Decision to Race). The Organising 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

15.2 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) He/she is aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, his/her crew and his/her boat to such inherent risk while taking part in the event

(b) He/she is responsible for the safety of himself/herself, his/her crew, his/her boat and his/her other property whether afloat or ashore

(c) He/she accepts responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by his/her own actions or omissions

(d) His/her boat is in good order and equipped to sail in the event and that he/she is 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 him/her of his/her own responsibilities

(f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can practically be provided in the circumstances.

 

16 Insurance

16.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.

 

17 Further Information

17.1 Further information regarding the event may be found on the websites of the UKWA (http://wayfarer.org.uk/), Hartley Boats (http://www.hartleyboats.com/), and Arun Yacht Club (http://www.arunyc.co.uk/)

17.2 For further information, please contact the Racing Secretary, Alistair Tyrrell, at racingsecretary@arunyc.co.uk

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