Notice of Race

  1. RULES

All races are governed by:

1.1             The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2013-2016 as adopted by Yachting Australia.

1.2             The South Brisbane Sailing Club Sailing Instructions (June 2016).

1.3             This Notice of Race.

1.4             Where there is any conflict between this Notice of Race, the South Brisbane Sailing Club Sailing Instructions (June 2016) and RRS, this Notice of Race and then the South Brisbane Sailing Club Sailing Instructions take precedence.

2                ADVERTISING

2.1             Fake Oakleys Boats are not required to display advertising.

3                ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

3.1             Races are open to boats of the following classes.

  • NS14, Tasar, Laser, Heron, Pacer, Access Dinghy
  • Or any other monohull dinghy up to 5 meters

3.2             To enter a boat in a race, the skipper must be a current financial member of the South Brisbane Sailing Club (including day members or full members) or another Sailing Club.

3.3             Visiting boats are welcome to participate in up to 3 races as day members, after which they must become full members.

3.4             Eligible boats may register to sail by completing the on-line race entry form at http://www.sbsc.org.au/ or recording their intention to race on the SBSC Race Registration form available at the SBSC Club House before 1.30pm on the day of racing.

                  Any skipper who is not an SBSC club member must sign a SBSC Race Registration Form on behalf of themselves and their crew member(s) before an entry will be accepted.

3.5             Attendance of the Race Briefing by the Skipper is compulsory.

3.6             The skipper and boat shall constitute the basis of an entry

3.7             The boat must have a valid sail number. A boat which is altered, or sails outside its class rules may be regarded as a separate entry unless approved by the Office of the Day before the event.

3.8             The skipper or delegate must sign-on for the event on sign-on sheet before each race, recording the name of the crew if applicable. Sign-off should be performed as soon as possible after each race.

                  Failure to sign off within an hour of returning to club house will be deemed as oakley outlet not finishing the race, and a DNF will be recorded as their race result.

 

 

4                RACE FEES

4.1             Required race fees are as follows:

Type Race fee Note
Casual race entry $12.00 per race Including visitors
Season entry $240.00
Hire boats Nil Race fee included in hire cost

5                RACE SERIES

5.1             Four race series will be conducted during the 2016-17 Sailing Season. See also 8.2.

Series Name Dates Number of Heats
Club Championship 10 Sep 2016 – 3 Dec 2016 5
Women’s Championship 4 Feb 2017 – 25 Feb 2017 3
Social Series A 3 Sep 2016 – 10 Dec 2016 9
Social Series B 28 Jan 2017 – 8 Apr 2017 8

6                DIVISIONS

6.1             Boats will compete in in three Divisions according to their class as indicated below or as determined by the pre-race Officer of the Day.

Division Class Skipper skill
1 NS14, Tasar, Laser or boats with VYC rating of less than 120 Experienced Skippers
2 Heron, Pacer or boats with a VYC rating of greater than 120 Experienced Skippers
3 Any class Novice or junior skippers not wishing to compete in Division 1 or Division 2, as confirmed by the Sailing Committee

7                CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRY

7.1             All club members are eligible to sail in the Club Championship.

7.2             Boats competing in the Women’s Championship must be skippered by a female, but may be crewed by a person of any gender.

                  NOTE: A separate race will be conducted on days of the Women’s Championship for boats skippered by males.

8                RACE SCHEDULE

8.1             Dates of racing, corresponding series and associated club events are listed below.

Race No Date Series Event / Comment
1 3 Sep 2016 Past Officials Memorial Social Series A Heat 1
2 10 Sep 2016 Club Championship Championship Heat 1
3 17 Sep 2016 Social Series A Social Series A Heat 2

Transition to Racing (1)

4 24 Sep 2016 Social Series A Social Series A Heat 3
5 1 Oct 2016 Social Series A Social Series A Heat 4
6 8 Oct 2016 Club Championship Championship Heat cheap jerseys 2
7 15 Oct 2016 Club Championship Championship Heat 3
8 22 Oct 2016 Social Series A Social Series A Heat 5
9 29 Oct 2016 Social Series A Social Series A Heat 6

Learn to Sail (morning) (1)

Transition to Racing (2)

10 5 Nov 2016 Social Series A Social Series A Heat 7

Learn to Sail (morning) (2)

11 12 Nov 2016 Club Championship Championship Heat 4

Learn to Sail (morning) (3)

12 19 Nov 2016 Social Series A Handicap start

Learn to Sail (morning) (4)

13 26 Nov 2016 Social Series A Social Series A Heat 8

Learn to Sail (morning) (5)

Transition to Racing (3)

14 3 Dec 2016 Club Championship Championship Heat 5

Learn to Sail (morning) (6)

15 10 Dec 2016 Social Series A Social Series A Heat 9
** ** Christmas Break **
16 28 Jan 2016 Social Series B Social Series B Heat 1
17 4 Feb 2017 Women’s Championship Women’s Championship Heat 1
18 11 Feb 2016 Women’s Championship Women’s Championship Heat 2
19 18 Feb 2016 Social Series B Social Series B Heat 2

Learn to Sail (morning) (1)

Transition to Racing (1)

20 25 Feb 2016 Women’s Championship Women’s Championship Heat 3 SBSC Sailing School (2)
21 4 Mar 2016 Social Series B Social Series B Heat 3

Learn to Sail (morning) (3)

Transition to Racing (2)

22 11 Mar 2016 Social Series B Social Series B Heat 4

Learn to Sail (morning) (4)

23 18 Mar 2016 Social Series B Social Series B Heat 5

Learn to Sail (morning) (5)

Transition to Racing (3)

24 25 Mar 2016 Social Series B Social Series B Heat 6

Learn to Sail (morning) (6)

25 1 Apr 2016 Social Series B Handicap start
26 8 Apr 2016 Social Series B Social Series B Heat 7
27 22 Apr 2016 Social Series B Social Series B Heat 8

 

9                SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AND SEASON YARDSTICK

9.1             Sailing instructions will be available on the Club Noticeboard and on the SBSC Club Website at http://www.sbsc.org.au/members-pages/sailing-instructions/.

9.2             The finishing time of each boat will be adjusted by applying the following Yardstick to calculate an adjusted time and used to determine the race position and points for the race, as per SBSC Sailing Instructions bagi 14 b), c), d), e).

Class Yardstick Note
NS14 108
Tasar 108
Laser Standard 114
Laser Radial 118.5
Pacer with spinnaker 123.5 127.5 – (127.5 x 3.1%)
Pacer without spinnaker 127.5
Heron 145
Access Dinghy 166

10              RACING AREA AND VENUE

10.1           The SBSC Clubhouse is located at 68 Hill End Terrace, West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

10.2           The Race Area is the Milton, Toowong, and St Lucia reaches of the Brisbane River. All boats will enter the water via boat ramp at the SBSC Club House.

11              COURSES AND STARTS

11.1           Courses for each race will be set and advised by the pre-race Officer of the Day at the Race Briefing.

11.2           Races commence at 2.30pm, except on days when the SBSC Learn to Sail program takes place in the morning. On these days, races may start at 3pm, at the discretion of the Pre-Race Officer of the Day.

11.3           Where 16 or more boats are registered for racing on one day, starting times for Divisions may be staggered, as advised by the pre-race Officer of the Day at the Race Briefing.

12              PENALTY SYSTEM

12.1           The penalties are as per SBSC Sailing Instructions section 15.

13              SCORING

13.1           The scoring system is the Standard Low Points as set out in Racing Rules of Sailing Appendix A 4.1 with modifications as set out in the SBSC Sailing Instructions Section 14. In summary,

  • First place receives 1 point
  • Second place receives 2 points
  • Third place receives 3 points
  • Fourth place receives 4 points
  • All subsequent places receive one (1) additional point per place

13.2           Series points and handicaps will follow the skipper x yardstick class as per SBSC Sailing Instructions 14 d).

13.3           Race cheap oakleys points for the worst place of each competing skipper x yardstick class within each series will be discarded from their aggregate points score as indicated below.

Series Name Number of Heats Number of races where points are discarded
Club Championship 5 1
Women’s Championship 3 1
Social Series A 9 4
Social Series B 8 4

 

14              HANDICAPS

14.1           Skipper handicaps for each skipper and yardstick class for the start of the 2016-17 season are carried over from race results over from the 2015-16 season and are available from the on-line race results page.

14.2           The handicap for any skipper who has not previously sailed in a particular yardstick class at the South Brisbane Sailing Club will be set at 1.00.

14.3           Each skippers’ handicap for a yardstick class will carry over from one series to the next series (e.g. handicaps accumulated for Social Series A will carry across to determine handicaps used during the Club Championship series).

15              PRIZES

                  Prizes will be given as follows:

15.1           Club Championship:

Prizes will be awarded to winners from Division 1, 2 and 3 as follows:

  • First, second and third place as per SBSC Sailing Instructions Section 8
  • First, second and third place on handicap as per SBSC Sailing Instructions Section 8

15.2           Women’s Championship

Prizes will be awarded to

  • First, second and third place as per SBSC Sailing Instructions Section 8

15.3           A junior champion award will be given to the most accomplished junior sailor of the season (i.e. skipper or crew, 16 years and under), who has competed in Div 1, 2 or 3, based on performance across all race series and at the discretion of the Commodore.

15.4           The JMH Perpetual Trophy will be awarded by the Commodore to a deserving club member/s at their discretion.

15.5           The Tristram Shield will be awarded to the line winner of the annual joint handicap race with the Oxley Sailing Club.

15.6           The Nose and Tail trophy will be awarded to the winning Laser of the annual joint handicap race with the Oxley Sailing Club.

16              DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

16.1           Competitors participate in races do so entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The South Brisbane Sailing does not accept any liability for cheap oakley sunglasses material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after any race.

17              FURTHER INFORMATION

                  For further information, please contact the SBSC Race Secretary at sbsc.racesecretary@outlook.com or SBSC Enquiries sbsc.enq@outlook.com.

18        APPROVAL

This Notice of Race is approved by the SBSC Sailing Committee, as listed below:

  • Nev Murray (Commodore),
  • Trevor Nobbs (Vice Commodore),
  • Andrew Verrall (Rear Commodore),
  • Steve Fletcher (President),
  • Yvonne Nobbs (Starter),
  • Margot Henry (Timekeeper),
  • Sarah Bryant (Division 1 Representative),
  • Bryan Clark (Division 2 Representative),
  • Robert Preston (Race Secretary)