1.1 The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS).
2. RACE SCHEDULE
2.1 The series consists of a staggered yacht start according to handicap – see example in Annexure.
2.2 Race dates: Sunday 24 September 2017 (This will form part of ABYC 59th Birthday Celebration)
3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted at or before the Skippers Meeting prior to the start of the races. Skippers Meeting at 09h30 of race day.
3.2 Shipping movements and/or weather considerations may change the start, course and finish.
3.3 This NOR can also be construed to be the SI Sailing Instructions – standard sailing regulations will apply.
4. RACE REQUIREMENTS
4.1 Open to all keelboats with a qualified skipper on board.
4.2 Valid COFs required.
5. THE COURSE
5.1 The courses to be sailed will be as follows: Around the Algoa Bay furniture so as to suit the prevailing wind on the day averaging between two and four hours of sailing.
6.1 Racing will take place off-shore within Algoa Bay, proceeding from the ABYC.
7. START AND FINISH
7.1 Harbour start: the start line will be between the General Goods terminal and the Ore terminal, or as assigned by Race Officer. The start warning signal will not be before 10h00. Start time subject to shipping movements.
7.2 Harbour finish: the finish line will be between green light on the Ore terminal and the ABYC Flagpole. Finish line may change due to shipping traffic.
8.1 The scoring system is as follows:
Two races are required to be completed to constitute this series.
(a) When only two races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When three or four races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
9. SAFETY REGULATIONS
9.1 Check-Out and Check-In Procedures, sign in and out as per normal, and additionally you must enter you boat name on the day of sailing with the Race Officer.
9.2 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the Race Officer as soon as possible via cellphone (provided at Skippers Meeting).
10. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
10.1 Competitors participate in the races entirely at their own risk. See SSR Rule 4: Decision to Race. ABYC and the organisers will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the races. Each participating boat is encouraged to carry sufficient valid third-party liability insurance to cover any liability arising during the event
Race Convenor: John Tudehope 082 854 3961