Lough Neagh Sailing Club
Dinghy Regatta 2017 – Notice of Race

Saturday 30th September 2017

Briefing 12.30hrs
First Gun 13.55hrs

(3 Races – 1 Class)
BBQ and refreshments afterward.

1. Organising Authority: Lough Neagh Sailing Club is the organising authority.

2. Rules.
Lough Neagh Sailing Club is the organising authority. Racing shall take place under the current ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (2013-2016), prescriptions of the RYA, LNSC Sailing Instructions and the appropriate class rules. Additional sailing instructions relevant to this event are included in this Notice of Race.

3. Conditions of entry.
The Regatta is an Open Dinghy event with registration of all boats required (See the attached entry form). All participants must be fully paid members of Lough Neagh Sailing Club with guests obtaining temporary membership by registration.

4. Entry Fees; The entry fee is £5 per person. BBQ is an additional cost £5 per person.

5. Race Course and schedule.
The Regatta shall consist of three races run consecutively. Dinghy Racing will be held under one class; Open Keelboats and Dinghy. Courses will be determined on the day by the Race Committee. Starting sequence will be as follows. (5,4,1,0). It is proposed that all races shall be boat starts.

5. Courses: Courses will be determined on the day by the OOD. The courses to be sailed will
be either a Triangle or Windward/Leeward (See appendix A). The required course to be sailed will be selected by displaying the appropriate flag as follows: Windward leeward ’W’ , Triangle course ’T’

The starting line will be ‘on-the-water’ between the committee boat and a yellow training mark. Starting line marks will be smaller yellow training marks with larger Orange marks/club marks used to define the windward/leeward and triangle courses.

Starting sequence will be as follows. (5,4,1,0). The second race will commence as soon as possible after completion of the first race.

6. Time Limits
Time limits for individual races are 60mins.

7. Schedule.
Each race will commence as soon as possible after completion of the first race.

8. Discards
No discards apply. In the event of a tie, results in latter races will have priority i.e. A win in the last race will be treated as a better score to a boat that wins the second race.

9. Handicapping
Handicaps will be calculated using both club and standard handicaps.

10. Prize Giving
Results will be announced after racing in the clubhouse.

11. Social/Food
There will be a BBQ with food and refreshments available afterward.

12. RISK STATEMENT
Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk. By taking part in a LNSC organized event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats, umpires and other officials and volunteers by the organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;
g) They are responsible for ensuring that their boat is equipped and seaworthy so as to be able to face extremes of weather; that there is a crew sufficient in number, experience and fitness to withstand such weather; and that the safety equipment is properly maintained, stowed and in date and is familiar to the crew; and
h) Their boat is adequately insured, with cover of at least £3,000,000 against third party claims.

For further information contact:
info@loughneaghsailingclub.org