Notice of Race

SHORT HANDED SERIES

The Organising Authority is the Devonport Yacht Club Inc (DYC)
PO Box 32 036, Devonport, 0744; Phone 445 0048

1      RULES

1.1    The General Sailing Instructions 2016 - 2017 apply for this series.

2.      SAFETY

2.1    Lifelines
         Either: Lifelines to Category 3 requirements must be fitted.
Or:    Securely fitted jackstays must be fitted on either side as specified for
         Category 3 in YNZ Safety Regulations 7.23. (It is recommended that
         all crew be clipped on before leaving the cockpit and at all times between surest and sunrise).

2.2    Dinghies
Where designated dinghies must be towed or carried in accordance with General
Sailing Instructions, section 4. (This is the recommended option.)

  • 2 Handed Round Waiheke    Sailing Instruction section 4 applies.
  • 3 Handed Gulf Rally            Sailing Instruction section 4 applies. 
  • Single Handed Race             Sailing Instruction section 4 does not apply.

3      ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

3.1    The Series is “open” to financial members of any Yacht Club or other organization affiliated to YNZ for boats registered with YNZ.

3.2    Entry Fees:

  • Single Race:    DYC Members $20.00    Non Members $25.00
  • Series Entry    DYC Members $50.00    Non Members $60.00

3.3    Entries shall be on the official DYC entry form and must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entries must be received by 1700 hrs on the day prior to the start of a race.

4      DIVISION AND FLAG

4.1    There will be two divisions.

  • Division 1 Open Division - Extras may be carried Racing flag ORANGE.
  • Division 2 Cruising Division - No Extras may be carried Racing flag GREEN

5      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Race Date Name Start
4 Saturday 3rd December 2016 2-Handed Round Waiheke 0900hrs
13 Friday - Sunday 10th, 11th, 12th, March  2017 3-Handed Gulf Rally 0900hrs
16 Saturday 8th April 2017 Single Handed Race 0900hrs

 

6      TIME LIMITS

6.1    There will be no time limit

6.2    Any boat still sailing at sunset must contact Race Control on the designated VHF Channel 62 and report his position and intentions.

6.3    All boats must contact the race control on VHF Channel 62, 30 minutes before finishing to advise their ETA.

6.4    Boats may be required to take their own finishing times in accordance with General Sailing Instruction 14.2

7      SCORING

7.1    Low Points Scoring System in YNZ Rules Appendices A4 and A9 shall apply. A 9 is amended, for this series, only so that a boat that did not start shall be scored points 2 more than the number of boats starting.

7.2    Two Races must have been started to constitute a series.

7.3    A boat must start in at least two races in the same division to qualify for series points.

7.4    The Gulf Rally will count as a single race. Each leg will be scored in accordance with 7.1 above and the aggregate points of the three legs used to determine race points.

8      PRIZES

8.1    Prizes will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd on handicap for each race or each leg of the Gulf Rally. Three boats must start for a 2nd prize and five for 3rd prize; skippers must be present to receive the prize.

9      TROPHIES

9.1    Race trophies for each race are shown in individual Sailing Instructions

  • Shorthanded Series Points Extras Division 1:       The Devonport Cup
  • Shorthanded Series Points No Extras Division 2:  The Sabot Cup