Additional Information for the UK Wayfarer Class Association:
National Circuit Round 7, 6th and 7th October 2018
- The club will be open from 4pm on Friday 5th October and throughout the weekend.
- Registration from 9 am on Saturday 6th October
- Race Briefing 11am Saturday
- First warning signal will be 11:55 hrs on Saturday
- First warning Signal Sunday 9:55 hrs
- 3 Races on Saturday
- 2 Races Sunday
- 4 races to count with prize-giving in the clubhouse after the last race
- The scoring system will be “ISAF Low Points Scoring System” as in RRS Appendix A4.1.
- When fewer than five races are completed a boat’s score shall be the total of her race scores.
- When five races are completed a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
- An event winner will be decided providing one race is completed.
The courses to be sailed will be displayed on the official course board on the race box.
£40 (£35 if registered before) per boat including evening meal and entertainment
The galley will be open throughout the racing. The bar will be open throughout from Friday
You are invited to an evening meal (included in your entry fee) and entertainment of Saturday night.
Should you require any further information please email on:- [email protected]
Or see website http://www.swarkestonesc.co.uk/
Swarkestone Sailing Club, Ingleby Lane, Swarkestone, Derby DE73 1JB
From A50 exit on to the A5132 sign posted Swarkestone/Melbourne, follow the road round and you will pass the Crew and Harper pub on your right. As you go over the bridge for the River Trent take the immediate right then 1st left into the club.
From Melbourne, take the Derby Road on to the B587 then the A514 to Derby. As you go over the Swarkestone Bridge, look to your left and you will see the club. At the end of the bridge and just before you go over the River Trent take a left then first left into the club.
- Swarkestone Sailing Club will be the Organising Authority for racing at Swarkestone during the 2018 season. The Club Programme gives details of the races to be run, including dates and times. This Notice of Race covers all club racing, including one day “trophy” days and open meetings.
- Racing will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.
- The Club Handbook contains general requirements for racing at Swarkestone. These general requirements apply to all of the Club’s racing during the 2018 season. It should be noted in particular that wet or dry suits are mandatory between 1st November and the last Saturday in March.
- Racing is open to all full Club members. The Club Handbook defines the specific eligibility criteria for particular series and trophies that will be run during the season, including the scoring arrangements for each series and prizes that will be awarded. Additionally, racing at Open Meetings is open to visitors to the Club who are sailing in the classes, or as members of the clubs, for whom the Open Meeting is run.
- With the exception of class racing, handicaps will be used. The handicaps approved by the Club Committee for 2018 will be published on the official notice board, and copies are available from the Club office. For the Personal Handicap series, personal handicaps will be used in place of boat handicaps – these will be calculated using a procedure that will be published by the Sailing sub-committee in advance of the series.
- The racing programme/NOR identifies the start time for each race. Sailors intending to participate in a race shall complete the signing on sheet for that race before going on the water for the start of the race.
- The Club Standard Sailing Instructions 2018 changes the following rule from the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS):
- Rule 40 such that adequate buoyancy must be worn at all times – wet and dry suits do not constitute adequate buoyancy.
- Full Club members do not need to enter for a race or series in advance, but shall sign on before participating. The signing on sheet will contain specific statements covering:
- That sailors agree to be bound by the Racing Rules of Sailing, the Sailing Instructions, and the relevant parts of the Club Handbook;
- That boats have valid insurance to participate in the racing of not less than £2,000,000; and
- The specific configuration (e.g. number of crew, rig, sail configuration, etc.) that will identify the appropriate PYS handicap rating.
- Boats competing in club racing shall have a valid measurement certificate issued under their relevant class association procedures. Sailors wishing to sail a boat that does not have a measurement certificate should apply to the Rear Commodore for special dispensation, not less than one week before the race concerned.
- The Club Standard Sailing Instructions 2018 will be published on the Club website and on the official notice board in the Clubhouse. Hard copies are available from Rear Commodore on request.
- Courses for racing will be around the numbered club marks. Laminated copies of the layout of the marks are available from the Tea Bar if required.
- Scoring will generally be in accordance with RRS Appendix A, but different series have different requirements for the numbers of races to count – these are described in the Club Handbook. Sailors allocated to Club duties during a series may claim average points for the race(s) they are unable to participate in. Average points will be calculated at the end of the series on the basis of all races in the series that the sailor sailed in, irrespective of whether or not these races are subsequently discarded.
- Risk Statement – Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk. By taking part in any of the events covered by this notice of race, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
- 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;
- They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
- They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
- Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
- The provision of a race management team, patrol boats, umpires and other officials and volunteers by the organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
- The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances.