Notice of Race

TLYC STANDARD NOTICE OF RACE FOR CLUB EVENTS
Effective 1 December 2012

The Standard Notice of Race, the Standard Sailing Instructions and the TLYC Safety Instructions apply to all racing at TLYC unless amended or superseded by a Notice of Race and/or Sailing Instruction for a particular event or series of races.

1. RACE PROGRAMME
The Race Programme and any amendments are published on the TLYC web page, and/or the TLYC e mail newsletter and/or on the Official Notice board in the TYLC Training Tent. Hobie 16 Racing is usually on every 2nd Sundayof the month. The Club Championship runs from May thru October.

2. ELIGIBILITY
Individual
Entry is not restricted to Club Members. Any individual may apply to sign up for racing. In order to encourage new and inexperienced sailors racing may be divided into divisions for the purpose of establishing results and awarding prizes. The Race Committee will maintain a list of helms in each division based on their experience, age, racing achievements and the number of helms in each division.

CLASSES

  • Hobie 16 Class – Any Hobie 16 that conforms to the Hobie 16 Class Rules of the International Hobie Class Association
  • Open Catamaran Class – Any beach catamaran with a Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) number. Upon request the Race Committee will allocate a PY Handicap number to any boat that wishes to join the racing. The number may be adjusted based on the boats performance or on the combined performance of boat and helm.
  • Topper Class – Any Standard Topper that conforms to the Topper Class Rules
  • Open Dinghy Class – Any dinghy with a Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) number. Upon request the Race Committee will allocate a PY Handicap number to any boat that wishes to join the racing. The number may be adjusted based on the boats performance or on the combined performance of boat and helm.
  • Any class with a minimum of 4 boats on the water.

3. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
All Competitors should familiarise themselves with the TLYC’s Safety Instructions for Competitors which is published on the TLYC web site and on the Official Notice Board. It is a requirement of these instructions that all competitor, helm and crew, register before going on the water.

4. FEES
The racing fees are p500/boat/day for 2 personboats not including lunch, unless otherwise announced in the newsletter, event  NOR, or announced on the notice board. for one person boats the rate is P350

5. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be published on the Club web site and will be available at registration, either as individual docs, or posted on the notice board. Course descriptions will be posted on the notice board.

6.PARTY and  PRIZES 
There is usually an open bar for 2 hours after the event, on local drinks.  Guests may pay per drink, or the race fee rate. Prizes are usually given to both Skipper and crew for the first 3 places.  Usually this is an engraved Glass.
Sponsored events usually have extra perks.  There are usually raffles at sponsored events.
At Sponsored events, competitors must be present to receive prizes or be awarded a finish place, unless excused by the organizer, prior to the start of the event.

7.  DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.