HSC Regatta: Notice of Race



24th and 25th June 2023


The Organizing Authority is Hampton Sailing Club

Email commodore@hamptonsailingclub.com, Web Site www.hamptonsailingclub.com

1 Introduction

1.1 The event is Hampton Sailing Club’s annual Regatta. It is open to visitors and will be held at Hampton Sailing Club.

1.2 This event is organised by Hampton Sailing Club.

1.3 Competitors should note that Hampton Sailing Club supports the RYA Racing Charter and that when entering competitors will be required to undertake to sail in compliance with the Charter.

2 The Race Series

2.1 The races will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 (RRS), the prescriptions of the RYA, the Sailing Instructions for this Regatta, the Supplementary Sailing Instructions 24th & 25th June 2023, this Notice of Race and the rules of the Class Associations.

2.2 The number of races is indicative only and will depend on weather conditions.

2.3 Registration will be on arrival at Hampton Sailing Club

2.4 Entry forms must be submitted with the £15 entry fee (or £10.00 per day ) before racing. Contact card payment preferred.

2.5 Points shall be awarded on the basis of the helmsman not the boat and references below to “boat” are to be construed accordingly.

2.6 Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.

2.7 There will be a briefing for competitors in the vicinity of the club house on Saturday 25th June at 11.20am or as soon thereafter as possible.

3 Programme

3.1 5 Races, the warning signal for Race 1 on Saturday 24th June 2023 will not be before 11:55 hrs.

The Sunday race for Race 3 the warning sign will not be before 10.55 hrs.

4 Classes and Eligibility

4.1 All boats entered must hold valid registration certificates with current buoyancy endorsements where applicable.

5 Conditions of Sailing and Personal Liabilities

5.1 Responsibility The safety of a boat and her entire management including insurance shall be the sole responsibility of the owner/person racing the boat who must ensure that the yacht and crew are adequate to face the conditions that may arise in the course of the race. Nothing

whether in the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions or elsewhere limits or reduces the absolute responsibility of the owner/person in charge of the crew, the boat and her management.

5.2 Competence It is for the boat to decide whether she is fit to sail in the conditions in which she will find herself. By launching the boat confirms that she is fit for those conditions and her crew is competent to sail and compete in them.

5.3 Class Requirements All boats, crew and equipment must comply with the measurement and sailing requirements of the Class Association.

5.4 Insurance The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party claims to the sum of at least £2,000,000.

5.5 Organiser’s Responsibility Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat, nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of a boat taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the race and event, and include but are not limited to the organising authority, the race committee, the race officer and patrol boats.

5.6 Patrol Boats The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of her responsibilities.

5.7 Inspections Measurement certificates or boats may be inspected before or after any race at the discretion of the Principal Race Officer (PRO), who may stop a competitor from entering or racing if the PRO considers an inspection unsatisfactory. An inspection does not absolve the boat owner or sailors of any of their responsibilities as set out above.

5.8 Minors All competitors under the age of 18 years at the time of the event are required to complete a parental declaration signed by their parent or guardian.

5.9 Personal Buoyancy All persons under 8 years of age must wear adequate personal buoyancy at all times when on club premises and on boats or when sailing except when inside the club house under supervision. All persons must wear personal buoyancy when sailing if Flag Y is displayed.

6 Scoring

6.1 The low point system (RRS Appendix A4) will apply. Number of Races (RRS A1). When four or five races are sailed, the best three races shall count; when three races are sailed the best two races shall count; when only two races are sailed both shall count. RRS A2 and “scores not discardable” will apply. Boats that did not start, did not finish or retired after finishing will be scored according to RRS A4.2 save that:

6.1.1 A boat which does not come to the starting area shall be scored points for the finishing place two more than the number of boats entered in the series.

6.1.2 If a boat does not come to the starting area because the helm and/or crew is a duty officer, time keeper, caterer or bar officer, the boat shall score average points for the race.

6.2 Ties will be broken according to RRS A*

7 Change of Helm

7.1 Change of Helm – A change of helm is classified as a new entry

8 Prizes

8.1 Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the Hampton Sailing Club Sailing Committee

9 Rights to use Names & Likenesses

Competitors automatically grant to the organising authority without payment the right in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television of or relating to the events.