Sunday 7th May 2017
1.1 The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020.
2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
2.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located at the ABYC Clubhouse.
3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 09h00 on the day it will take effect, or otherwise conveyed at the Skippers Meeting at 09h00. Any postponement, to Sunday 21 May, will be announced at the Skippers.
4. RACE REQUIREMENTS
4.1 Valid COFs required.
4.2 Familiarization of Chart SAN 1024 is advisable. Boat Nav-instruments (depth) will be a big asset.
5. THE COURSE
5.1 The course is: Harbour Start -> Brenton -> St Croix -> Brenton -> Bell Buoy -> Hobie Beach Pier finish.
6.1 Harbour start: the start line will be between the General Goods terminal and the Ore terminal. The start warning signal will not be before 09h30. A Rabbit/Gate Start may be used.
7. THE FINISH
7.1 To cross the extended centre line of the pier pillars, within a hundred metres from the end of the pier, with the pier to Port.
7.2 Yachts to record their elapsed time, and to record it in the Sign In/Out register.
8. SAFETY REGULATIONS
8.1 Check-Out and Check-In Procedures, sign in and out as pet normal, and additionally you must enter you boat name on the day of sailing with the Race Officer.
8.2 Race Radio Channel is CH71 at start, reverting to CH12.
9. PENGUIN CONSERVATION
9.1 We will be sailing around one of the few remaining colonies of African Jackass Penguins; whose population is sadly in decline due to over-fishing. Every stranded, oiled or injured penguin that is rescued is crucial for the species. Participating boats are encouraged to make a donation to the SA Marine Rescue & Education Centre (SAMREC), which rehabilitates penguins and other marine animals at their Cape Recife centre – www.samrec.org.za
10.1 Race Convenor: Morgan Griffiths