1.1 The series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 The Prescriptions and Safety Regulations of Yachting Australia will apply.
1.3 The conditions of Humpybong Yacht Club’s Maritime Safety Queensland Aquatic Event Authority as displayed on clubhouse notice boards will apply.
1.4 Racing rule 44.1 will be changed as per NOR 10.1. The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions may also change other racing rules.
1.5 The rules of the respective class associations will apply.
1.6 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
2 Eligibility and Entry:
2.1 The series is open to boats that meet the definition of “Off-the-Beach” Dinghies or Catamarans.
2.2 Eligible boats may enter by providing details to the race administrator in the clubhouse and paying the prescribed fee for each race day attended in the series before competing in the series.
2.3 Competitors may enter the series after the first race of the series. Once a competitor has joined a Series he/she will be awarded points for each race that was run prior to his/her joining the Series. Those points will be the DNC value that was applicable to the first (non-abandoned) race run after the competitor joined that Series. All competitors that had already joined the Series will retain the DNC point score that was applicable for the race when it was originally run.
2.4 All members of the crew must be a financial member of a yacht club affiliated with YQ/YA & hold a Yachting Australia silver card.
3.1 Racing shall be conducted in Divisions based on VYC Yardstick Ratings. For any boat that does not have a current VYC rating the committee may determine a rating to be applied for this series only. Such determination shall be at the sole discretion of the Race Committee and shall not be grounds for redress.
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
HYC Member – Adult: $10 for each day Non-HYC Member – Adult: $25 for each day
HYC Member – Junior: $5 for each day Non-HYC Member – Junior: $10 for each day
4.2 Failure to pay race fees for a scheduled race day may result in a DNC at the discretion of the Humpybong Yacht Club Commodore.
5.1 Registration – Registration opens in the Race Control Room from 9:00am each day of racing.
5.2 Briefing – Briefing in the clubhouse at 11:00am on each day of racing. Supplementary briefings will be announced on the club’s PA system if required once competitors have returned to shore between races.
5.3 Dates of racing as identified in the Humpybong Yacht Club calendar available here. 3 races each day with the scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race at 12:00pm.
6.1 All boats shall comply with class requirements where applicable.
7 Sailing Instructions:
7.1 The sailing instructions will be available on the club website.
8.1 The Regatta site will be the Humpybong Yacht Club, situated at the Cnr Hornibrook Esp. & Oxley Ave, Woody Point, Qld 4019, and conducted on the waters of Bramble Bay.
9.1 The course will be identified by the Race Committee depending on predicted weather conditions and the variety of classes that attend each day of racing. The course will be announced to the competitors at the morning briefing. Failing to attend the briefing shall not be grounds for redress should a competitor not complete the course correctly.
10 Penalty System
10.1 For the all classes rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One Turn Penalty.
11.1 The low point scoring system shall apply. Scoring shall be based on VYC rating.
11.2 A minimum of 12 races will be required to be completed to constitute a series.
11.2 A boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
12 Radio Communications:
12.1 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. This restriction does not apply to GPS devices used for tracking location on the competitor’s own vessel; however a competitor shall not be able receive location data on another competitor during the race.
13.1 Prizes will be given at the discretion of the organizing committee based on divisions.
14 Disclaimer of Liability:
14.1 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.
15.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $1millon per event or the equivalent.
16 Additional Information
16.1 Additional information can be obtained by contacting Humpybong Yacht Club by calling (07) 3883 2170 or on email at email@example.com.