2018 AllCat Provincial Challenge
Time & Location
About The Event
NOTICE OF REGATTA
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020.
1.2 The SA Sailing requirement for Regional Championships and the SAS Northern Region Regional Bylaws for Regional Championships will apply.
1.3 Boats participating in this regatta shall conform to the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) 2013 -16, the Applicable Class Rules, this Notice of Race, and the Sailing Instructions.
1.4 Both Skipper and crew shall be paid up members in good standing of their class association where applicable as well as SAS. All fees (membership and entry) shall be paid before the schedule starting time of the first race. Failure to do so will result in that entry being disregarded.
1.5 RRS 44.1 will be changed so that the two- penalty is replaced by the one turn penalty.
Other changes will appear in full in the sailing instruction.
ISAF Regulation 20 – Advertising Code – applies. Boats may be required to display event advertising on the forward part of the hull. Yachts shall not display any advertising which is in conflict with that of any official event sponsor
2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
In accordance with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Regulation 19 (Eligibility Code), all competitors (Helmspersons and all other crew) shall be members in good standing of a Yacht Club affiliated to and in good standing with SA Sailing or their Member National Authority in the case of non-South Africans. The Yacht Club name and membership details shall be stated on the entry form or crew list. Current valid South African Sailing Membership Cards or similar proof of MNA Membership in cases of non-South Africans shall be presented at Registration.
2.1 The regatta forms the Northern Region championships for the Hobie 16, Dart 18, Halcat
and Adaptive sailing Classes.
2.2 Late entries will be accepted up to one hour before the start of the first race.
3.1 Required fees are as follows:
Eligible boats may enter at http://www.allcat.co.za/enter and paying the entry fee to:
Two Crew Boat - R650 Senior & R550 Youth
Single Crew boat - R500 Senior & R450 Youth
Account Holder : SJ Levin (SYC Commodores Account)
Bank : Capitec Bank
Account No. : 1539 501 866
Ref : Surname & 2018 AllCats
3.2 Registration will take place at the race office from 8.00 am to 10.00am on Saturday
13 October 2018.
3.3 A voluntary skippers briefing will be held at 10.00am on Saturday, 13 October 2018.
3.4 The warning signal for the first race will not be before 11.00 am on Saturday,
13 October 2018.
3.5 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the final day, will be displayed on the notice board.
3.6 The start time for the last race on Sunday 14 October will be no later than 3.00pm.
3.7 Prize giving will be held on Sunday 14 October as soon as practically possible after the last race.
Spot measurements may be taken at any stage during the regatta in order to ensure all boats comply with the class rules.
5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sailing Instructions will be available from the Regatta Secretary on completion of registration formalities, as well as the website http://www.allcat.co.za at least one week prior to the event.
The event the Dart, Hobie & Halcat and open classes will be sailed from Stilbaai Yacht Club.
7 THE COURSES
See the sailing instructions and course diagram attached thereto for more details.
8 PENALTY SYSTEM
Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
9.1 Low Point System of Appendix A4.1 will apply.
9.2 Four races are required to be completed to constitute a regatta.
9.3 (a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When from 5 to 9 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When 10 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her races excluding her two worst scores.
11 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS
In order to qualify as a Provincial Class Championship, the following criteria shall be satisfied:
* A minimum of ten valid entries have been received no later than the closing time for entries one hour before the scheduled starting time of the first race
* At least ten finishers in any two races of the series.
* At least four races completed.
12.1 Yachts shall comply with their class buoyancy and safety requirements.
12.2 All competitors shall wear a personal buoyancy aid, at all times, capable of supporting a 5 kg steel weight at all times while afloat in a yacht.
12.3 Wet or dry suits do not constitute adequate buoyancy!
13 RADIO COMMUNICATION
Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction applies especially to, but not exclusively to mobile telephones.
Prizes, medals and trophies may be awarded at the discretion of the race committee.
15 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. Neither the Organizing Authority nor its officials or other persons associated with the organization of the event will accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
Each participating boat is encouraged to carry sufficient valid third-party liability insurance to cover any liability arising during the event.
Included in the entry fee is a meal for skipper and crew on Saturday night plus a R50 bar voucher Additional meal packs for the Saturday evening meal are available to order.
The Club will provide breakfast and lunches subject to prior bookings.
Meal bookings can be made by emailing sharmainelevin@outlook,com
Camping at the club is free for all competitors and their direct family, non-competitors will be charged a small entry fee of R50.
Stilbaai have a few club caravans available at a minimal cost. Please email email@example.com to enquire about this.
19 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information, please contact
Charles Girard T) 011 792 0414 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Wijtenburg T) 011 607 7618 email@example.com
Dart and Open Classes
Sharmaine Levin C) 071 673 2997 firstname.lastname@example.org