Top of the South – 13, 14 March 2021

Radio Yacht Squadron Nelson

Top of the South Regatta

March 13, 14, 2021

NEW ZEALAND RADIO YACHTING ASSOCIATION (Inc.)
Best Is Pond.  33 Barnett Rd.  Richmond. Nelson  
This is an NZRYA Ranking Event

Enter online

Entries to date

Results


NOTICE OF RACE (As amended 04Mar21)

  1. ORGANIZING AUTHORITY

This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the New Zealand Radio Yachting Association (NZRYA) and conducted by the Radio Yacht Squadron Nelson and it’s duly appointed Race Committee in conjunction with the IOM NCA.

2 RULES

2.1             The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 as amended by Appendix E (Radio Sailing Racing Rules).   

2.2             The following documents will apply: This Notice of Race (NOR), the event’s Sailing Instructions (SI), International Class Administration Rules, the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), the respective International Class Rules.

2.3             The current NZRYA approved HMS System will apply in the event that multiple fleets are utilized.

2.4             The following Racing Rules will be changed:

E3.1:         The control area will be defined on the course board.

E3.2:         Launching area will be specified on the course board

E3.3:         The course will be displayed on a course Board.

E3.6:         Following a general recall, Rule 30.1 shall apply to the restart. For subsequent general recalls Rules 30.1, 30.3 or 30.4 may apply.

E3.8(c):     Courses may be shortened.

E5.1(a):     The race committee will appoint Observers, who may be competitors.

E6.4:         Add “but prior to the preparatory signal for the next heat or race.”

                  Any changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions and shall prevail in case of conflict with this notice of race.

3                ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY    

3.1             The competition is open to

(a)Affiliated members in good standing with the NZRYA, or the Delegated National Member (DNM) of their country of residence.

and

(b) Members in good standing with the IOM NCA recognised by the DNM in their country of residence.

Competitors who reside outside of New Zealand and intend to enter this event are required to be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of NZD $1 million per incident or the equivalent.

3.2                   The following class will be sailed:

                    IOM

All boats must have a current registration certificate for the class entered.

3.3             Eligible boats may enter Online at http://www.nzrya.co.nz or by completing the online entry form and submitting it, together with the required fee to  Radio Yacht Squadron Nelson, bank account  38-9003-0728487-000, or to the Secretary RYSN 1 James Place, Richmond 7020.  kenallcott45@gmail.com. Entries close at 8 pm March 12

4                FEES

4.1             Required fees are as follows.

Entry                                              Fee

Club Entry Fee                                $45.00

Other Fees/Levies                           $5.00

Total                                              $50.00

Lunches will be provided Sat and Sun.  Drinks and nibbles after racing on Sat.

5                EVENT SCHEDULE

5.1             Racing Times:

                  All times are local time as available on local mobile phone services.

                  Day One:    Friday 12 March

                       Registration: From 12 noon to 4 pm

                  Measurement and inspection: From 12 noon to 4 pm    

                  Best Is pond will be available for practice sailing 12 noon till 4 pm.

                    Day Two Saturday 13 March

                  Final registration and measuring 0900 to 0930

                    Briefing commences: 1000     

                  Warning signal for first race:  1030     

                  Racing concludes: No heat will commence after 1630     

                  Day Three Sunday March 14
Briefing commences:  1000    

                  Warning signal for first race:  1030     
Racing concludes: The final race will not commence after 1500 .    

                  Presentation function:.As soon as practicable after racing concludes at Best Is.

5.2             Racing will be held during the scheduled times. There shall be no limit to the number of races/heats sailed on each day.

5.3             The warning signal for the next race/heat shall occur as soon as practical following the previous race/heat.

5.4             A break for lunch may be included at the discretion of the RO. Lunch will be taken at a time to best fit in with the racing.     

                  Lunches will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.

6                MEASUREMENT

                  Each boat shall produce a current, valid measurement certificate & personal number certificate at registration.

                  All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks, must be completed in accordance with the schedule outlined in this Notice of Race. (Refer paragraph 3 and 5.)

7                FREQUENCIES

                  For frequency bands other than 2.4 Ghz, each competitor shall nominate a minimum of three (3) frequencies with their entry. Permitted frequency bands are 27, 29, 36, 40 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz.

8                PERSONAL SAIL NUMBERS

8.1             Authorised personal numbers shall take preference over other conflicting sail numbers.     

8.2             Skippers wishing to use authorized personal numbers shall produce a current, valid personal number certificate at registration.

9                SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

                  The NZRYA Standard Sailing Instructions are available on the NZRYA website and suitable edited a copy will be placed on the Event Notice board prior to the commencement of racing.

10              VENUE

The event will be sailed at Best Is.  33 Barnett Rd. Richmond 7020   

                  Launching details: will be dry

11              COURSES

                  Where possible, the course will comprise a first leg and a finish leg to windward. The course will generally be a windward / leeward course utilizing a gate at the leeward end of the course.  

                  The Race Committee will attempt to set a course which will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for the first boat to complete.

12              PENALTY SYSTEM AND PROTESTS

12.1            RRS 44.1 is amended by E4.3: Taking a Penalty.  

12.2            The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings (Sailing Instructions Appendix A) will be used.

12.3            A Protest Committee will be appointed to hear any protests arising from the event and may comprise competitors not involved in the incident. RRS 61.2 and 62.2 may be replaced by a verbal notification and hearing if all parties affected by the incident agree.

12.4            Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.  

13              SCORING

                  The scoring system is as follows:

a.   For single heat racing the RRS A4 will apply.

b.   For multi-fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.

d.   There shall be a minimum of ten (10) competitors start in each of minimum number of races during the event to be ratified as a Championship event.

e.   There shall be a minimum six (6) races for event to be ratified as a Championship event result.  

14              PRIZES

                  Prizes will be given as follows: Medals for first, second, third, plus first Woody and first Classic.

15              CONDUCT

The New Zealand Radio Yachting Association, NZL IOM NCA and the Radio Yacht Squadron Nelson recognise that all events offer considerable publicity opportunities to Clubs, Class Associations and the sport generally. Competitor behaviour can impact unfavourably on the sport and all competitors.
Behaviour by a competitor that is in breach of good manners or Sportsmanship and Fair Play (Sailing Instructions Appendix B) or which may bring the sport into disrepute shall result in a hearing in accordance with RRS 2 or RRS69.1 or the RO may offer a competitor a two turns on the spot penalty to avoid going to protest. However, the RO is not obliged to make this offer, nor is a competitor obliged to accept it in which case a protest hearing shall proceed.

16             DIGITAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

By taking part in this event, the competitor gives the organisation and the event’s sponsors the right to use and show at any time static or moving pictures, films and TV recordings of the competitor and/or their boat made during this NZRYA Ranking regatta in any materials, on any Web pages, and on any social media in support or in connection with the event, including the publication of results. 

17            RISK STATEMENT

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:

a.     They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;

b.     They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;

c.     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;

d.     The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances.

A competitor may only enter the event by accepting these conditions as they appear on the entry form.

18             FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact                                     Ken Allcott

                                                            Mobile:027 299 5505

                                                            Email: kenallcott45@gmail.com

ENTRY FORM

Name ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Telephone 

………………………………………..………

E-mail ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Name of Club …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………

Frequencies:         2.4 GHz   [delete one – Y / N]             Other:     ………………..      …………………    

Boat Details:       Sail Number      ……………………        Personal Sail Number:  [ Y / N]    

Woody…………………………………………

Classic………………………………………….        

Boat Registration Number……………………………………….        Boat Design   ………………………….                                                                          

Payment Details:          Entry Fee   $50.00

  • Closing date for entries is Friday March 12 at 8 pm. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Electronic Bank Transfer via 38-9003-0728487-000

I agree to abide by the conditions of the event as contained in the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, the Racing Rules of Sailing and any Notices published by the Race Committee.

I am a visiting overseas member of …………..…………………….…………………

I accept these conditions:  COMPETITOR’S SIGNATURE. ……………………………….. DATE………………