NOTICE OF RACE
EMERGENCY SERVICES REGATTA
LAKE MACQUARIE 12TH TO 15TH NOVEMBER 2022
1 ORGANISING AUTHORITY
1.1 The organising authority for the event is the Royal Motor Yacht Club, Toronto, on behalf of the NSW Police & Emergency Services Sailing Club and Australian Sports Boat Association.
2.1 The event will be conducted from the Royal Motor Yacht Club, Toronto. - 6 Arnott Avenue, Toronto, NSW.
2.2 Racing will be conducted on the waters of Lake Macquarie.
3.1 The event will be conducted by:
- a) The rules, as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 (RRS) of World Sailing;
- b) The Prescriptions, Amendments and Special Regulations of Australian Sailing; and
- c) This Notice of Race, except in the event of a conflict with the Sailing Instructions in which case the Sailing Instructions will take precedence.
- d) RRS 44.2 is changed so that only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required
Rules only for ASBA Sports boats
- e) Rule 49.1 of RRS shall not apply to Melges 24 and Magic 25 Sports Boats if racing in compliance with their respective class rules and it is noted on the Sports Boats SMS Certificate that the racing incorporates hiking devices.
- f) Outboards of at least 3hp must be permanently mounted in ready to operate position.
- g) Competitors must wear buoyancy vest/aids to Australian Sailing Standard while racing.
- h) ASBA may amend any detail of this Notice of Race and amendments will be published on the ASBA web site: asba.com.au and ASBA Facebook page.
- i) Any boat or skipper who has not paid the nomination fees or ASBA membership fees or has no proof of payment by the 1st race will score a DNC (which will not be exonerated) in each race until payment or proof of payment is received by the ASBA.
- j) Competing boats must carry a working VHF radio, handheld or fixed, capable of communication and monitoring of channels 16 and 77.
4 ELIGIBILITY FOR YACHTS
4.1 Entry is open to ballasted mono-hulled, multihull yachts, sports boats with a minimum crew of 2, and which shall have a current Equipment Audit Form for Category 7 or above.
4.2 A yacht shall have current Third Party Insurance for not less than $10 million.
4.3 The use of headsail and mainsail only is allowed, except for sports boats who can use spinnakers.
4.4. Each yacht will have on board at least one person being a retired/serving sworn/unsworn member of the emergency services including but not limited to State & Federal Police, Fire Authorities including Rural/Bush Brigades, Ambulance, ADF Personnel, SES, VRA, Maritime Authorities, Marine Rescue NSW and Corrective Services, etc.
4.5 Invitation is also extended to yachts and crew that do not fit NOR 4.4 but are from amateur not for profit sailing clubs and/or organisations.
4.6 Eligibility and Entry for ASBA Sports boats only The regatta is open to all boats that meet the requirements of the Australian Sports Boat Association which includes Sports Boats with a minimum SMS rating of 0.755 and a current SMS rating certificate or an exemption granted by the ASBA committee.
5.1 An Entry shall be lodged through the electronic form available on the RMYC Toronto website and NSWP & EMSC facebook page. Race entry will be paid electronically.
5.2 Entries close on Monday 7 November, 2022 at 5pm. By this time all forms and payments must have been received. Any entry received after 5pm on Monday 07 November, 2022, will incur a late fee of $20.
5.3 Entry fee for competitors on fixed keel yachts (Monday & Tuesday) is $60.00 per competitor. Sport boat competitors' entry fee will pay $50.00 (Entry fee for Saturday & Sunday) per boat and $60.00 per competitor (except for Skipper/owner) for the Emergency Services Regatta.
This entry fee includes a BBQ at the conclusion of racing on Monday & Tuesday 14 & 15 November, 2022, insurance, a Long Sleeve Regatta race shirt or cap & dry bag, etc.
5.4 Any entry received after 5pm on Monday 07 November, 2022, will incur a late fee of $20.00.
5.5 There is no yacht registration fee for fixed keel yachts. Skipper/ owner attending with each fixed keel yacht does not have to pay an entry fee and will receive a regatta shirt.
6 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Fixed Keel Yachts
6.1 The event shall be made up of potentially eight races. These will be a mixture of navigation/course racing and windward/leeward racing
6.2 Registration will commence at 0800 hours and Regatta briefing will be at 0900 hours on Monday 14 November, 2022 at the RMYC Toronto. No briefing will occur on the morning of Tuesday 15 November, 2022.
6.3 First sound signal will be at 1055 hours on Monday & Tuesday. Subsequent races will be started as soon as practical after the preceding race.
6.4 At the conclusion of racing on each day a BBQ will be available for all competitors. Presentation ceremony will occur as soon as practicable after the last race on Tuesday 15 November, 2022.
6.5 The event shall be made up of potentially 12 races. These will be a mixture of navigation/course racing and windward/leeward racing.
6.6 Saturday 12th November 2022 sport boats will compete in the RMYC Toronto 30 Miler commencing at 1000 hours. See RMYC Toronto website for the NOR & S.I. in relation to this race. Sport Boats will have their own division.
Sunday 13 November, 2022, registration will commence at 0900 hours and Regatta briefing will at 0945 hours. First sound signal will be at 1055 hours. Subsequent races will be started as soon as possible after the preceding race.
Monday 14 November, 2022, a Regatta briefing will occur at 0900 hours and the first sound signal will be at 1055 hours. Subsequent races will be started as soon as possible after the preceding race.
Tuesday 15 November, 2022. No briefing will occur. First sound signal will be 1055 hours. Subsequent races will be started as soon as possible after the preceding race.
6.8 Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority or ASBA.
- SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
7.1 Sailing Instructions will be posted on the RMYC Toronto event web page by 1200 hours on Monday 7 November, 2022.
8.1 A decision prior to Monday 0900 hours 14th November 2022 will be made on whether the fleet will race as one division or two divided divisions. This will be posted at the briefing.
8.2 Sport boats will race in their own division
9.0 SCORING AND RESULTS
9.1 Scoring system will be published in the Sailing Instructions.
10.1 All those participating in the day do so at their own risk and responsibility. Competitors must acknowledge this prior to participating and release the NSWP & ESSC and the RMYC Toronto and its sponsors and their respective officers, employees, volunteers and members from all liability by completing the online registration form as part of the entry process. Specific attention is drawn to RRS fundamental Rule 4, which states "The responsibility for a boat's decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is here alone."
- FURTHER INFORMATION
11.1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: David Blakemore - 0409 743238.