NOTICE OF RACE

Poster A4, final (2)

NOTICE OF RACE

Cairns Yacht Club and Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron, as the organizing authorities,

invite the owners of suitable yachts and off the beach classes to apply for entry into the
TWW Cairns Sail Cairns Regatta, 15th to 19th September 2017

  1. RULES
    1
    All races shall be governed by the rules as defines in the 2017 – 2020 Racing Rules of Sailing [RRS], the Prescriptions and Special Regulations of Yachting Australia, [YA] – Part 1, Category 6 for Divisions 1 &3, Category 7 for Division 2, & Part 2 for Off the Beach Classes, the Local Rules, and this Notice of Race, except as any of these are modified by the Sailing Instructions.

    1.2
    Changes made to this Notice of Race prior to 15th September, 2017 may be published on the event web site and details of the changes made after that date shall be posted on the Regatta Notice Board at Cairns Yacht Club, and Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron.
  2. VENUE
    1
    Racing will be conducted on the waters of Trinity Bay and within the partially smooth waters as indicated on Maritime Safety Queensland North Qld series- Chart NQ 1.
  3. ENTRIES
    1
    Entries shall be lodged at sailcairns@sailcairns.com.au before 18:00hrs by
    FRIDAY 1st September 2017.
    Late entries may be accepted AND a late fee of $50 will be charged.
    3.2 ENTRY FEES
    Divisions 1, 2 Yachts                                                                   $200.00
    Division 3                     Multihull                                                              $200.00
    Division 4                     Sports/Trailer                                                    $200.00
    Division 5                     Non-Spinnaker                                                 $200.00
    Off the Beach Classes                                            1up                        $80.00
    2up                        $100.00
    Social Division                                                                                            $60

    3.3 All divisions / fleets shall consist of 4 or more boats. The race committee reserves the right to add or remove fleets at their discretion
    3.4 Entry may be made on line at – http://www.sailcairns.com.au
    Entry may also be made by downloading a manual entry form from the event web site – www.sailcairns.com.au and sending to sailcairns@sailcairns.com.au and transferring payment to Sail Cairns bank account at Bendigo Bank, BSB 633-000, ACC. NO. 156 183 568 [Direct Debit or EFT – to Bendigo Bank account OR by Credit Card or Cash at CCYS Office].

  4. DIVISIONS / CLASSES
    Division 1 Yachts:               
    Handicaps to be derived by Handicap Committee.
    Division 2 Yachts:                                   
    Handicaps to be derived by Handicap Committee.
    Division3: Multihull                               Handicaps to be derived by Handicap Committee.
    Division4:
     Sports /Trailer yachts      Handicaps to be derived by Handicap Committee.
    Division 5: Non –Spinnaker:                               Handicaps to be derived by Handicap Committee.
    Off the Beach Classes:
                              by class, eg., Laser, Pacer, Nacra 350, etc  & VY Handicap.
    Social Division:                         By invitation only, includes slower sailing boats and motor cruisers.

    1 Yachts may be transferred to another division, at the discretion of the Race Committee, [RC].
    The allocation of competitors into each division will be posted on the Regatta web site
    and the Official Notice Board by 18:00hrs Friday 15th September 2017.

  5. HANDICAPS
    1
    Provisional handicaps for the first race of the series will be determined by the Race Committee [RC], and posted on the Cairns Yacht Club Notice Board before the first race. A boat’s TCF [AHC] may be adjusted at the RC’s discretion. Otherwise adjustments will be made in accordance with the Topyacht scoring system.
    5.2 The RC may consider applications relating to initial performance based on handicaps if made in writing with supporting documentation prior to the first race.
    5.3 The decisions taken by the RC are final and shall not be cause for requests for redress.
  6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
    Sailing Instructions will be available at registration on Friday 15th September, 2017, at Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron and will be posted on the TWW Sail Cairns web site prior to the Regatta.

    1. SCHEDULE
      * Proposed Program of Events, subject to change, and dependent on weather.
      FRIDAY, 15th September, 2017
      18:00hrs: CCYS      Registration – Collect your Skippers’ Kits
      Social Event:                               CCYS

      SATURDAY, 16th September, 2017
      10:00hrs       All Divisions
      RACE 1:         Division 1                                                  Island Race
      Division 2 & Non-Spinnaker              Mission Bay
      Division 3 Multihull                               Around Fitzroy Island & Green Island back to finish.
      Division 5 Sports /Trailer Division    Island Race
      Off the Beach Classes:                        Inlet Races
      Social Division:                                       Vlasoff Cay, dependent on the weather.
      Social Event:               After Race at CYC Boatshed
      SUNDAY, 17th September, 2017
      09:00hrs
      RACE 2:         Divisions 1 & 3                                  Double Island Race
      Division 2 & Non-Spinnaker           Yorkeys Knob Race

Sports/ Trailer Division                   Double Island Race
Off the Beach Classes:                     Inlet Races
Social Division:                                   return from Vlasoff Cay
Social Event:               After Race at CYC Boatshed

MONDAY, 18th September, 2017
11:00hrs
RACES 3 & 4:   ALL Divisions [excluding  Social]:                            Bay Races

Off the Beach Classes –                                              No Racing

Social Event:                 After Race at CYC Boatshed

TUESDAY, 19th September, 2017
RACE 5:              ALL Divisions [excluding  Social]:                     Bay Race
Off the Beach Classes –                                              No Racing
Social Event:                 14:30 – 15:30 After Race Drinks at CYC
17:00 – Presentation Ceremony at CCYS.

* Transport will be provided from CYC Boatshed to CCYS

  1. SCORING SYSTEM
    The scoring system shall be the Low Point System, each boat’s score shall be the total of her race scores, excluding her single worst result; except if there are four OR less races sailed, then her score shall count.
  2. PRIZES AND TROPHIES
    1
    Prizes and trophies shall be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place on corrected time overall in each division.
    9.2 The overall winning boat in each Yacht Division and Off the Beach Class will be awarded the Mayor’s Cup Challenge Trophy; the winning boats will also be awarded individual Totally Workwear Sail Cairns Regatta Trophies.
  • INSURANCE
    Each participating keelboat, sports boat, multihull shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $10,000,000.
    Sailing dinghies shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $5,000,000.
  • LIABILITY
    Competitors participate in the Regatta / Races entirely at their own risk.
    See RRS, Rule 4, Decision to Race.
    Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury.

The Organizing Authority, Cairns Yacht Club, Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron, Sponsors, Agents, Employees and Service providers, the Race Officer and the Race Committee will not accept any liability for material damage, personal injury, or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the Regatta for both on the water and on land activities. By participating in this Regatta and associated events, each competitor [owners, skippers and crews], agree to release the race organizers and all persons and groups listed above from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.

For more Information Please Contact:
Mark Leitner:    Mobile: 0413 456 904
Frank Brace:      Mobile: 0438 405 800

Email: sailcairns@sailcairns.com.au

Cairns Yacht Club                                             Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron

Marina Precinct                                                          42-48 Tingira Street, Portsmith, 4870

Ph: 07 4031 2750                                                         Ph: 07 4035 5115

Email: www.cyc@cairns.net.au                            Email: sailing@ccys.com.au

www.cairnsyachtclub.com.au                              www.ccys.net.au

Commodore: John Pool                                          Commodore: Peter Vincent

TOTALLY WORKWEAR SAIL CAIRNS REGATTA, Proudly Supported by:

 

TOTALLY WORKWEAR CAIRNS STAR 102.7
PORTS NORTH OFFICEWORKS
AUSTRALIAN SAILING COAST GUARD CAIRNS
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