2019 DART 18 SINGLE HANDED NATIONALS
Time & Location
About The Event
NOTICE OF RACE
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 National Championships will apply.
1.3 Boats participating in this regatta shall conform to the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) 2017 -20, the Applicable Class Rules, this Notice of Race, and the Sailing Instructions.
1.4 The Skipper shall be a paid up member in good standing of the 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.
World Sailing 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 World Sailing Regulation 19 (Eligibility Code), all competitors 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 National Championship Dart 18 sailing Classes.
3 Late entries will be accepted up to one hour before the start of the first race.
3.1 Required fees are as follows:
Entry Fee R550 Senior & R450 Youth
Account Holder SAIDA Bank Standard Bank of SA Branch Code 051001 Account No. 020 352 530
The completed entry fee and proof of payment must be emailed to email@example.com
3.2 Registration will take place at the race office from 8.00 am to 10.00am on Friday, 9th August 2019
3.3 A compulsory skippers briefing will be held at 10.00am on Friday 9th August 2019.
3.4 The warning signal for the first race will be at 11.00 am on Friday 9th March 2019
3.5 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race on subsequent days, will be at 9am.
3.6 The Warning Signal for the last race on Sunday 11th August 2019 will be no later than 2.00pm.
3.7 Prize giving will be held on 11th August 2019 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.saida.co.za at least one week prior to the event.
Racing will take place at Stilbaai Yacht Club, North Bay Vaal Dam, Gauteng.
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 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS
In order to qualify as a National Class Championship, the following criteria shall be satisfied: o 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 o At least ten finishers in any two races of the series. o 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 5kg 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. 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.
17 FURTHER INFORMATION
17.1 CATERING Menu will be distributed and uploaded onto the SYC/ SAIDA Website
17.2 ACCOMODATION Camping is available at SYC
17.3 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT please contact
REGATTA SECRETARY Sharmaine Levin 071 673 2997 firstname.lastname@example.org OR
SAIDA CHAIRMAN Derek van Heerden 083 701 6600 email@example.com OR
SAIDA SECRETARY Cheryll Smith 083 445 1455 CheryllS@nedbank.co.za