Notice of Race
The Organising Authority is the Devonport Yacht Club Inc (DYC)
PO Box 32 036, Devonport, 0744;
Phone 445 0048
1.1 The General Sailing Instructions 2017/2018 (the “General Instructions”) apply for the Cruising Series.
1.2 Extras may not be set in this series. See General Instructions section 3.
1.3 Dinghies must be towed or carried in all races. See General Instructions section 4.
2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 Individual races are “open” to financial members of any Yacht Club or other organisation affiliated to YNZ for boats registered with YNZ:
Entry Fee: DYC Members $ 20.00 Non Members $ 25.00
2.2 Series entries and season entries are restricted to DYC members:
Cruising Series Entry Fee: $100.00
Season Entry: All DYC Races: $130.00
2.3 Entries shall be on the official DYC entry form and must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entries should ideally be received by 1700 hrs on the day prior to the start of a race. Late entries will be accepted by the starter, for individual races only, up until 30 minutes prior to the start. Payment must be made either to the starter or to the Officer of the Day not later than 30 minutes after completion of the race.
3.1 Cruising series races will be sailed in two divisions:
Boats will be assigned a division based on the TCF given by the Club handicapper
A Division Boats with a higher assessed TCF: Orange Flag
B Division Boats with a lower assessed TCF: Green Flag
3.2 Starting sequence - B Division will start 5 minutes after A Division in this series.
3.3 Entrants may indicate their preferred division on the entry form for the Cruising Series . It is, however, the intent of the Sailing Committee that the two divisions be roughly equal in size. Accordingly the Committee reserves the right, if necessary, to allocate a boat to a division other than that requested for that season.
3.4 Woollacott Series. Woollacott design boats will compete in B Division. Races, 2, 7, 15, 18 will also be scored for the Marco Polo Trophy.
4 RACE SCHEDULE
|6||Sunday||10th December||2017||Home Again to Devonport||1000hrs|
|7||Friday||26th January||2018||Mahurangi Night Race||1510/1800hrs|
|8||Sunday||28th January||2018||Round the Islands Mahurangi||1000hrs|
|10||Sunday||4th February||2018||Round the Island Ponui||1000hrs|
|12||Sunday||18th February||2018||Owhanake to Devonport||1300hrs|
|15||Saturday||10th March||2018||Rocky Bay||1000hrs|
|16||Friday||30th March||2018||Easter Cruise Kawau||1000hrs|
|18||Saturday||7th April||2018||Woody Bay||1000hrs|
5 SHORTENED COURSE
5.1 If it is determined, prior to the start, that sailing the full course is likely to be impractical then a shortened course may be ordered.. All boats will sail directly to the designated finish line. This is in addition to General Sailing Instruction 14.4 for this series only.
5.2 Flag S will be displayed at the Clubhouse or start boat prior to the first warning signal.
6 TIME LIMITS
6.1 Time Limits are specified in individual race instructions.
6.2 If one boat finishes within the time limit then the time limit for that division will be extended by 30 minutes.
7.1 Low Points Scoring System in YNZ Rules Appendices A4 and A9 shall apply.
7.2 5 Races must have been started to constitute a series.
7.3 A boat must start in at least 6 races to qualify for series points
7.4 No score shall be excluded until a boat has started in 7 races. Series points shall be the sum of a boat’s best 7 scores.
8.1 Prizes will be presented ashore for 1st, 2nd and 3rd on handicap in each Division. Three boats must start for a 2nd prize and five for 3rd prize; skippers must be present to receive the prize.
9.1 Race trophies for each race are shown in individual Sailing Instructions. Series Trophies will be awarded as follows:
|Cruising Series||Points||A Division||Gloaming Cup|
|Cruising Series||Points||B Division||Shore Sails Cup|
|Cruising Series||Line||A Division||Driftwood Trophy|
|Cruising Series||Line||B Division||Rigging Screw Trophy|
|Anniversary Weekend Aggregate Points Including the|
|Anniversary Day Passage Race : Littler Trophy|
9.2 Only DYC members will be eligible for trophies in this series.