Notice of Race

18th - 21st August 2018

  1. Organising Authority
    1. The Organising Authority for the meeting is Worthing Sailing Club in association with UKIDA.
  2. Venue
    1. The event will be based at Worthing Sailing Club. Racing will normally take place South of the sailing club in the English channel.
  3. Rules
    1. The Championship will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, the rules of the International Dart Association and this Notice of Race, except if any of these are changed by the Sailing Instructions.
    2. The Championship is designated Category C - Appendix 1 - ISAF Advertising Code.
  4. Conditions of Entry
    1. The helm shall be a current member of UKIDA and/or their own National Dart Association.
    2. All entrants are required to hold third party indemnity insurance with a minimum indemnity limit of £2,000,000 (two million pounds GBP) for the total period of the event and affirm such cover to the Organising Authority.
  5. Registration & Briefing
    1. All competitors must register at the Race Office in the clubhouse. Registration will be open from 1300hrs to 2000 hrs Friday 17th August and from 0900 hrs to 1130 hrs Saturday 18th August. Sailing Instructions will be issued at Registration.
    2. A briefing will be held in the clubhouse at 1100 hrs Saturday 18th August.
    3. Competitors may be required to produce, proof of age, proof of class association membership and a valid insurance certificate at registration.
  6. Scrutineering
    1. It is the duty of each competitor to ensure that their boat complies with the class rules.
    2. Any boat may be scrutineered at random, either before the first race or at any other time during the event. If a boat fails scrutineering, it will not necessarily be disqualified retrospectively from any race she has sailed up to that time. However any failures must be rectified before competing in any further races of the event.
    3. Equipment may only be changed if it is damaged and then only with the permission of the Race Committee.
    4. Substitution of the crew shall only be permitted in the event of injury or illness and then only with the permission of the Race Committee
    5. Failure to comply with scrutineering may result in disqualification.
  7. Identification
    1. While racing, boats will be identified by their sail numbers and/or bow numbers.
    2. Under exceptional circumstances, the race committee may permit sails carrying an identifying number other than that required by RRS 77 Appendix G. Prior written approval is required. Forms for this purpose are available in the information area & shall be submitted to the race office.
  8. Schedule of races
    1. The number of races scheduled is 9.
      DayStart timeWarning SignalHigh WaterHeight
      Saturday 18th1300 hrs1255 hrs1730 hrs5.4m
      Following race as soon as possible.
      Sunday 19th1300 hrs1255 hrs1825 hrs5.0m
      Following race(s) as soon as possible.
      Monday 20th1300 hrs1255 hrs0701 hrs4.6m
      Following race(s) as soon as possible.
      Tuesday 21st1100 hrs1055 hrs0816 hrs4.5m
      Following race(s) as soon as possible.
    2. To alert boats that another race will begin soon, the orange flag will be displayed for at least 1 minute before a Warning Signal is displayed.
  9. The courses
    1. The Courses will be detailed in the Sailing Instructions.
  10. Scoring
    1. 3 races are required to be completed to constitute a Championship.
    2. When less than 4 races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores.
    3. When 4 or more races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
    4. The Low Points scoring system of Appendix A section 4 will apply.
    5. Series Ties will be broken in accordance with Appendix A sections 8.1, 8.2
    6. If there are insufficient races to constitute a Championship and the event is re-held at a later date, any race results completed at this first event will not be carried forward in any way.
  11. Prizes
    1. Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the organisers and may include daily prizes.
    2. Perpetual prizes will be awarded to the first ten positions and the special prizes listed below.
    3. Masters Trophy will be awarded to the first helm and crew with a combined age of 90+.
    4. Youth Trophy will be awarded to the first youth helm.
    5. Ladies Trophy will be awarded to the first lady helm.
    6. Dr. David Bartlett Cup will be awarded to the first parent/child team.
    7. Exe Plate will be awarded to the first overall after 2 races.
    8. Handicap Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 places on handicap.
    9. Worthing Sailing Club TT Trophy for the first Worthing Boat.
    10. Best “Moo” Comer Trophy for the highest placed helm in their first nationals.
    11. The Geoff Lloyd Salver for the highest placed couple.
  12. Entry
    1. Entries will be limited to 90 boats.
    2. Entry will be via the Dart national’s website TBA
    3. Entry will open on TBA
    4. The entry fee will be £130 two up and £95 for single handed up to 31st May – Then £145/£105 until entry closes on Tuesday July 31st
    5. Entries requested after this date will be accepted solely at the organisers’ discretion.
  13. Disclaimer of liability
    1. A boat is entirely responsible for her own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility.
    2. It is for the boat to decide whether she is fit to sail in the conditions in which she will find herself. By launching, the boat confirms that she is fit for those conditions and her crew is competent to sail and compete in them.
    3. Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the race and the event, and include the Organising Authority, the Race Committee, the race officer, patrol boats and beach masters
    4. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of her responsibilities.
    5. Furthermore, parents or guardians of competitors under 18 yrs will be required to take full responsibility for their dependants throughout the event and to sign the parental declaration on the entry form. The person accepting this responsibility shall be present for the duration of the Championship.
  14. Sponsorship
    1. Competitors may be required by the Organising Authority to carry the event sponsors advertising on their sails/boats and or bibs/vests
  15. Safety regulations
    1. A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee or any official safety boat as soon as possible, or complete the Sign-Off form for retirements, available in the information area, within 1 hour after the last boat has finished the last race of the day.
    2. A Tally system as described in the Sailing Instructions will be in operation.
  16. Television & Media
    1. In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant the organising authority the right, in perpetuity, to make, use and show from time to time, at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television and any other reproduction of them taken during the event, for the said Championship as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions, in which he/she participates, without compensation.