Round Taal Volcano- Notice of Race, Entry Form, SIs, History, and Links
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Round Taal Volcano- Notice of Race, Entry Form, SIs, History, and Links

This page shows the typical format, but it is not the official document, though most likely it is current if the dates are current.
At the bottom,  find past winners and links to previous years events.

N O T I C E    O F    R A C E

 Round Taal Volcano Regatta

and  Governors Cup 2015

and the Noel Lim Memorial Race


November 21- 22, 2015

 sponsored by

Club Balai Isabel


Organized by Taal Lake Yacht Club


With the cooperation of the

Philippine Inter Island Sailing Foundation (PHINSAF)

And support of Potato Corner, Broadwater Marine,

Coverage by Active Boating & Watersports Magazine



Talisay, Batangas, Philippines



1          RULES

1.1        The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2        No national authority prescriptions will apply.

1.3        The class rules, This Notice of Race (as amended by the Sailing Instructions), The Sailing Instructions, and handicaps issued by TLYC for PY Handicaps will apply.

2          ADVERTISING

2.1        Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

2.2        Boats displaying advertising not specifically approved by the organizer for this regatta will be required to remove it if organizer deems it conflicts with Regatta sponsors. Competitors may receive pre-approval for advertising by contacting the organizer prior to final registration.


3*         ELIGIBILITY

3.1        The regatta is open to all boats of all classes.



Classes are:  Hobie 16, Hobie 16 B fleet, Hobie 16 Masters, Open PY.   Tentative classes are Hobie 16 Grand Masters, Bravo, OZ Goose, Catamaran PY,.  Boats will receive their final classification at registration.  Classes may be organized when there are 3 or more boats to constitute a class, or at the discretion of the organizer.

5          FEES

5.1        Required fees at final registration:

Class Fees- Before early registration discounts
One person boats P2500
Two Person boats P4900

5.2        Pre Registration DISCOUNT for multi person boats:

P1000 discount by completing the attached form and submitting it by  Nov 11 by email or  at the club, and pre paying.

P500 Discount deposit by completing the attached form and submitting it by  Nov 11 by email or  at the club, with NO pre Payment.

P800  Discount deposit by completing the attached form and submitting it by  Nov 20 by email or  at the club, with pre Payment.

P 300 Discount deposit by completing the attached form and submitting it by  Nov 20 by email or  at the club, with NO pre Payment.


Pre registration DISCOUNT for Single person boats and Extra Crew/Guests is ½ that of multi person boats.


Entry Fee Includes:

-Race fee for one open class,

-For each boat entry:  Commemorative T-shirt, Second Commemorative T-shirt for multi person entries, Commemorative engraved glass or cup for each non placing competitor (skipper and registered crew),

– For all competitors: Saturday Lunch,  Saturday Dinner at Balai Isabel  with open bar of  limited drinks from 7PM -10PM, Sunday breakfast 7AM- 9AM at TLYC, Sunday Barbeque late Lunch sponsored by Broadwater Marine and Awards with Limited open bar at 2PM Sunday, at TLYC.


5.2        Other fees:

ADDITIONAL CLASS RACE FEE:  P500 – for entry into each additional class.

EXTRA CREW/ GUESTS:              P1800 (before discount) – includes all meals/drinks, T-shirt.

PAY AS YOU GO:                         for non racers-  Social events, T-shirts, etc will be available for purchase after 11AM on Saturday  to guests or crew who choose “pay as you go” instead of registering as “extra crew”.   Prices for these will be available at registration.



The Round Taal Volcano Regatta will consist of  a maximum of 8 races over 2 days inclusive of the Governors Cup and the Noel Lim Memorial race.

6.1        Races may be combined, or split. And times separated or combined. For example: The RTV circumnavigation time may exclude one or more upwind legs before or after the start. This upwind leg may be counted on its own, The RTV circumnavigation, may be divided into one or more legs, which may be combined. This will be explained in the Sis, and or the Briefing before race 1.

6.1.1      It is expected that the format for Saturday morning will be a staggered start, with SOME CLASSES having only one start. The first leg, from TLYC to Balai Isabel and back to TLYC, will be a handicap race for all Classes this is the Noel Lim Memorial Race. Upon crossing the finish line, the boats time is taken, and specific classes may continue on to the succeeding legs without restarting. Check the filal course on the day of the regatta.  Hobie 16s doing the AboitizPower: Cleanergy Travelers Series ’15-’16  , and One Designs who choose not to join the overall PY, will race around the volcano.  The Hobie 16s vie for the GOVERNORS CUP in the races from TLYC back to TLYC (race 2, or race 2 and 3). PY handicap boats and smaller one designs race to Bubuin island, and finish at TLYC or Balai Isabel depending on the final SI’s and briefing.

6.2        One drop is allowed if more than 5 races are sailed.

7          SCHEDULE

7.1        Final registration, will start at TLYC on Friday, Nov 20 from 5PM to 9PM and on Saturday, Nov. 21 from  830 AM to 930AM.

7.2        Those wishing to race on EITHER Saturday, or Sunday only, may register late Saturday, or on Sunday, at the bar before racing. Those participating in events on either Saturday only, or  Sunday only, are entitled to an additional 25%  discount over the prepayment discount.


Nov 21 Hobie16/ Fast One Designs  PY Classes
1030 AM First start First start
4 PM Last start of day Last start of day


Nov 22 Hobie16/ Fast One Designs  Other Classes
930 AM First start of day First start of day
1 PM Last start of day Last start of day

Nov 21
Lunch. Time and Venue (TLYC , on Volcano island, or at Balai Isabel) to be announced later
630 PM Estimated drinks and Dinner Probably at Balai Isabel
10PM Possible Afterparty at TLYC to be announced later.
Nov 22
7AM Breakfast at TLYC
2 PM  Lunch and awards at TLYC

            Limited boat rentals and accommodation are available upon request. Philippine residents should  coordinate with Sonia at 0437730192, International residents please email


The sailing instructions will be available at registration. If available earlier, they can also be emailed upon request from

10         VENUE

10.1      The Venue is Taal Lake, with start locations near Taal Lake Yacht Club, and Balai Isabel, in Talisay, Batangas

11         THE COURSES

The courses to be sailed will be in attachments to the Sailing Instructions.  Except for the Governors Cup, the courses are designed to be completed in 45 minutes by most  boats in each class.


12         PRIZES

Prizes will be given as follows:

Saturday Night:   Governor’s Cup, Noel Lim Memorial Race

Sunday:              Balai Isabel Round Taal Volcano Regatta

1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes for classes with over 6 boats
1st, 2nd  for 4 or 5 boats

1st for 3 boats

Other prizes at the discretion of the Organizing Committee
Unless otherwise excused in writing by the organizer, competitors winning prizes must be at the awarding or their place, or prize, may be forfeited.


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.


For further information please contact tel. +639178383726



Balai Isabel Round Taal Volcano Regatta Nov 21/22 2015

A PHINSAF Travellers Series Event

Pre-Registration /Entry Form


Boat / Team Name: _______________________________ Sail No: _________________________________

Owner / Skipper: ________ ______Phone: __________     E mail__________________

Crew: _____________________________ Phone ________________ Email _____________________

Skipper Weight ________________  Crew Weight _______________ (for Hobie 16 classes) Class(es):

H16 Classes       H16 Open(included)      Masters         B fleet (subject to acceptance by organizer)

PY  Classes         Open (included)        Bravo        OZ Goose       Other (Specify)_____________
On Saturday night we are staying at:  _______________________________________

Meals I require Skipper Std.Crew No. Extra Crew    
Lunch on Saturday at Balai Isabel(included in entry fee)
Dinner on Saturday night at Balai (included in entry fee)
Breakfast on Sunday at TLYC (included in entry fee)
Lunch on Sunday at TLYC(included in entry fee)
No: Adults No: Child For Office use    
Enty fees (4900-2pax , 2500-1Pax, before discount)
Additional Crew or Non-Sailors (pay as you go)


Lunch on Saturday at Balai (Estimated P250)
Dinner/bar on Saturday night at Balai (P750 Adult, P250 under 12 years)
Breakfast on Sunday at TLYC (P150)
Lunch/bar on Sunday at TLYC (BBQ estimate P385)

T- Shirt  (P375)
Cap      (P300)

I agree to be bound by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing, the IHCA rules, the Taal Lake Yacht Club Rules and the Sailing Instructions.I understand that the decision to race is mine entirely and I shall not hold Taal Lake Yacht Club, is officers, staff or volunteers responsible in any way for damage to my property, person or party members.
Team Skipper: _____________________________________        Date ……/……/2015
(Signature over Printed Name)

Deposit Fee of Pesos:  __________________________             received ……/……./2015
Balance fee of Pesos:   __________________________             received ……/……./2015

Please submit this form to Sonia at TLYC or by email to



Typical SIs below:


Balai Isabel Round Taal Volcano Regatta

and  Governors Cup 2014

November 22-23

Organized by Taal Lake Yacht Club

and the

Philippine Inter Island Sailing Foundation PHINSAF


Talisay, Batangas, Philippines






1          RULES

1.1       The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, the Notice of Race, except where changed by these Sailing Instructions.

1.2       No prescriptions of  any national authority will apply.

1.3       Hobie 16 class rules will apply to that class

1.4       PY as administered by TLYC, will apply.

1.5       All competitors on the water must wear personal buoyancy or face disqualification.



Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located at the TLYC Training Tent.


Except where provided in 8.2 of these sailing instructions, any change to the sailing instructions will be posted one hour before the first start on the day it will take effect,  except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2200 on the day before it will take effect.


4.1       Signals made ashore will be displayed at The TLYC Flagpole.

4.2       When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 10 minutes’ in the race signal AP.

5.1*    Classes

All Hobie 16  Open Class,  Masters Class, Grand Masters,  and  Hobie 16 B Fleet (ask at registration)  entries are automatically entered in Hobie 16 Open Class,
Hobie B fleet entries may choose to enter the PY class,  however, if they do so, they will not be eligible to use the result for the Travellers series, other than to be scored Did Not Start.

            All other boats will automatically be registered in the OPEN PY class, and race on that course. Participation in other PY classes is optional, but encouraged whenever possible..

Sub-Classes may be formed by the organizer at any time. In general, 3 boats of the same class may be granted their own class in the event. It is the responsibility of the skipper to register in additional classes if he/she so desires, and is qualified (ask at registration if you don’t understand).
5.2*    Schedule
Friday 22rd November

1700hrs        Registration at TLYC

2100hrs        Close Registration
Saturday 23rd November
0800hrs        Registration at TLYC
1000 hrs        Competitors Briefing
1030 hrs        1st Warning Signal

Race 1    RTV    Governors Cup followed by
Lunch at Balai Isabel, and possible briefing, racing.

1630 hrs        No warning signal after
1900 hrs        Dinner and awards at Balai Isabel

Sunday 24th November

0900 hrs        Briefing if necessary
0930 hrs        First Warning Signal

1300 hrs       No warning signal after
1400 hrs approx    Lunch followed by final Awards at TLYC

5.3       The Race Committee may hoist AP to signal a break in racing of 1 – 1.5 hrs for lunch.

6*        CLASS FLAGS
Class Flags will be:
Hobie  16 Open        Yellow flag with black letter “A”
PY  classes                Code flag “F” white square w red diamond
Other                         If necessary, announced at briefing

7          RACING AREAS

The Racing area will be Taal Lake.

8            THE COURSES

8.1         The diagrams posted on the notice board, and available at registration, show the courses, the order in which marks are to be rounded, and the side on which each mark is to be left.

8.2         Additional courses, or changes to the schedule, may be announced at race briefings.

8.3         The numeral pennant indicating the course number will be flown from the Race committee boat prior to the preparatory signal.  The RC may also/alternatively have a board indicating the course number.

8.4         Additional courses may be announced at the briefing.

8.5       The race committee may decide to take “Parts of races” and count those as separate races. This is particularly true in the case of the RTV.

9            MARKS

9.1         The marks of the courses will be predominantly grey inflatable  buoys with yellow sleeves, blue drums with orange stripes or flags, Mark boats displaying the”M” (Blue with white “X”) and islands as described in Addendum A

9.2         The start and finish mark will be a red buoy.


The classification of obstructions, including, but not limited to, Taal Volcano, The islands, and fishcages, Photoboats, and Tourist Bancas  are classified as obstructions.

11        THE START

11.1     Classes will be started at 5 minute intervals, unless a class is not ready to start, the RC feels it is unsafe to start, or that class will not be starting that race.

11.2     The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee boat, and a red starting mark.

11.3     Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area during the starting sequence for other races.

11.4     A Hobie starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal may be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. For other boats, 10 minutes. This changes rules A4 and A5.


12.1     To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark and may display a whiteboard with the course to the new mark.

13*     THE FINISH

The finishing line will be between the staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee boat, and the nearby red buoy.


14.1     For all multihull classes, Rule 44.2 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
14.2     Exoneration Penalty

A boat that may have broken a Rule of Part 2 or Rule 31.1 or 42 may, after finishing the race concerned, and before the start of a related protest hearing, notify the Race Committee that she accepts a 20% scoring penalty as stated in Rule 44.3 (c), (except the minimum penalty is two places if that does not result in a score worse that DNF). This penalty does not reverse an OCS score, a disqualification under Rule 30.3 or a penalty under Appendix P. It is not available for a breach of Rule 2 or for gross misconduct under Rule 69. Nor is it available to a boat that caused injury or serious damage, or gained a significant advantage by her beach. In these circumstances, her penalty is to retire.

When an Exoneration Penalty is accepted

  • Neither the boat nor the Protest Committee may then revoke or remove the penalty
  • The boat shall not be penalized further in a protest hearing when the Protest Committee decide it was appropriate to the facts found and applicable rules.


15.1     Boats failing to finish within 15 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes , It will be scored as “Did Not Finish”. The race committee may choose to extend this limit for the Governors Cup Race.

15.2      The race committee has the right to finish any race at any time. It has the right to score each boat in the position it feels is appropriate, without a hearing.


16.1     Protest forms are available at the kiosk. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit, with the protest fee. Competitors must request that the receipt time be written on the form.

16.2     For each class, the protest time limit is 30 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day, except that on the last day of racing, a protest concerning an incident that occurred before a lunch break, must be filed by the end of the break.

16.3      A protest fee equal to two cases of cold beer must accompany the submission of a protest form. If the protested party withdraws or takes an alternative penalty within 15 minutes from posting of the hearing time by the Protest Committee, the fee will be returned to the protestor. If the protestee loses the protest, he/she must pay the protest fee, and the protest fee will be refunded to the protestor. The protest fee is to be consumed by racers at  the bar, while they are waiting for the decision of the committee, starting when the hearing schedule is posted on the notice board, end of the final results calculation, or when the fund is exhausted.  Any unconsumed protest fee will be returned.

16.4     Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the protest room, located at the house, beginning at  the time posted.

16.5     Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).

16.6     A list of boats that, under instruction 14.2, have been penalized for breaking rule 42 will be posted.

16.7     On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered

(a)     before noon, if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day;

(b)     no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day.

This changes rule 66.

16.8     On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted.

16.9     Decisions of the protest committee will be final.

17        SCORING

17.1     The Low Point System of Appendix A will apply.

17.2     One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

17.3     When fewer than 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores,

(b)     When from 6 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.



18.1     Check-Out and Check-In: Boats that will stay at Balai overnight must inform the Principal Race Officer of such plan.

18.2     A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

18.3     A boat requiring rescue from TLYC will be charged regular rescue rates.

18.4     Boats are reminded that it is advisable to carry a cell-phone in a waterproof plastic bag.


19.1     The helm named on the entry form will be eligible to score for the RTV Regatta and the Traveller Series. If a different helm completes a race in the same boat then they will be considered a separate entry and their results cannot be combined with any other helm’s results. The registered crew may take over the helm for a short period in exceptional circumstances. Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the race committee, which will not be unduly witheld. Note that scoring in the Travelers series is governed by the NOR and SIs of that event.

19.2     Substitution of damaged or lost equipment is allowed.


A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by a race committee equipment inspector or measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.


Boats shall display advertising supplied by the organizing authority if requested:


Official boats will not necessarily be carrying any uniform markings.



Boats shall not put trash in the water. Trash may be placed aboard support and race committee boats.



Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.


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.

History and other links

Past winners of the ‘Round Taal Volcano Governors Cup

2000- Luigi Manzi
2001- Mark Haswell/ Ana Katigbak
2002- Nestor Soriano/ Lara Fabregas
2003- Tong Shing/ Evergreen L.
2004- Jun Villanueva/ Nestor Soriano
2005- Peter Capotosto/ Amalyn Capotosto
2006- Luigi Manzi/ Yvonne Manzi
2007- Charlie Clement/ Norman Jaravata
2008- Norman Jaravata/ Jana Franke
2009- Rex Puentespina / Art Pascua
2010- Alan Balladares/ Ridgely Magsanay
2011- Rex Puenrespina/ Art Pascua
2012- Rex Puentespina/ Art Pascua
2013- Monchu Garcia/ Bianca Garcia
2014- Eric Tomacruz, Earl Pena
2015- Joel Mejarito/ Rubin Cruz



RTV 2015

Round Taal Volcano 2015


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