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WHSC Victor Trophy

Saurday 2nd October 2021

Welsh Harp, Birchen Grove
London NW9 8SA

 

NOTICE OF RACE

1   ORGANISING AUTHORITY

The Victor Trophy will be organised by the Welsh Harp Sailing Club.

2  RULES

2.1  The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing, the RYA prescriptions and the rules of the GP14 Class Association.

2.2  Competitors will always be required to wear adequate personal buoyancy whilst afloat. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. This changes Rule 40 and the preamble to Part 4.

3   ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

3.1   Entry is open to all boats of the GP14 class that comply with the GP14 Class Association Rules (latest edition is at www.gp14.org)

3.2  Entry fees will be £16 per boat

4   SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Sailing Instructions will be online on the club website and available at the club on race day.

5    SCHEDULE

Briefing –   10 .15 outside the clubhouse.

First start – 11.00  then lunch followed by race 2 and 3.

Prizegiving , tea and cakes.

6   COURSES

6.1  Courses will be set by the Race Officer and displayed on the committee boat.

6.2  Start Line will be between the mast on the committee boat and a white buoy set by the race officer.

7   SCORING

The series will be scored as provided in Appendix A of the RRS using the Low Point System. There will be 3 races scheduled. It is intended that one race be required to be completed to constitute the series. If three races are completed a boat’s worst score shall be excluded. If less than three races are completed, no score shall be excluded.

8   VENUE

Directions to WHSC & Visitor Information

9 INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £ 3 million.

10  SCORING

The series will be scored as provided in Appendix A of the RRS using the Low Point System. All three races to count.

11  PRIZES

Awarded to 1st   2nd   3rd   boats.  Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the race committee on the day.

12  RISK STATEMENT

11.1  Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone” Sailing by its nature is an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that: (a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event; (b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore; (c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions; (d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate; (e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities. (f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions as can be practically provided in the circumstances.

11.1  Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4 (RRS) decision to race. (Full details in Sailing Instructions). The organising 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.

13   FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information, please contact.:   sailing@welshharpsailingclub.org