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Notice of Race – Humpybash 2013

Over the weekend of the 14th and 15th of September 2013, the Humpybong Yacht Club will once again host its annual Humpybash regatta for all off-the-beach dinghies and catamarans. Humpybong Yacht Club is a family focused sailing club and we actively encourage competitors of all experience levels to take part.

As with all major events at Humpybong, overnight camping will be available to competitors and their families and the canteen will be open for the duration of the event. A BBQ will be held on the Saturday night with monies raised going to support Tackers at Humpybong.


1 Rules:

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 completing the entry form and sending it, together with the required fee, to Humpybong Yacht Club PO Box 34 Woody Point 4019 before Thursday 12th September 2013.

2.3 Late entries will be accepted on the day at the race registration desk located upstairs at HYC.

2.4 All members of the crew must be a financial member of a yacht club affiliated with Yachting Australia & have a valid Yachting Australia Sailor Identification Number or evidence from their National Body. New Humpybong Yacht Club membership (including YA affiliation) is available on the day: – Junior $102 – Senior $202

3 Classification:

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 regatta only. Such determination shall be at the sole discretion of the Race Committee and shall not be grounds for redress.

4 Fees:

4.1 Required fees are as follows:

Adults: $40 for 2 days or $25 for 1 day

Juniors: $20 for 2 days or $15 for 1 day

5 Schedule:

5.1 Registration – Saturday 14th September 2013 between 8.00 – 10.00am in the clubhouse.

5.2 Briefing - Briefing in the clubhouse at 11:00am on Saturday 14th September and at 9:00am on Sunday 16th September. 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

Saturday 14th September 2013, 3 races with the scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race is 12:00pm

Sunday 15th September 2013, 3 races with the scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race is 10:00am

6 Measurement:

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 Venue:

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 Courses:

9.1 The diagrams in Attachment A show the courses, including the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.

9.2 Course lengths 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 Scoring:

11.1 The low point scoring system shall apply. Scoring shall be based on VYC rating.

11.2 A minimum of 3 races will be required to be completed to constitute a series.

11.3 (a) When fewer than four (4) races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores including her worst score.

(b) When five (5) races have been completed, 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 Prizes:

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 Insurance

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 sailing@hyc.net.au.

Attachment A – Race Courses

Attachment B – Entry Form

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To all Catamaran sailors. 14 ft. 16ft or even bigger. This event is being held on one of Brisbane best waters. Open water with little traffic. There will be free camping, bbq Saturday night, For any information please just call the club. Lets make this event one of the best for the year. NOTE if you would like to hold your state titles of other form of titles Humpybong Yacht Club can help you with that. Thank you.

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LR Sails Humpybash

Humpybong Yacht Club is conducting its annual Humpybash Regatta again this September on Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th. There will be 6 races over the 2 days and we are expecting a good mixed fleet of small dinghy and catamaran sailors to attend. The International Contender sailors are using the Regatta as part of their South East Queensland Championships in the lead up to the World Championships at Belmont on Lake Macquarie in January 2014.

Redcliffe will be a hive of activity on this weekend as there is a power boat event on as well, so if anyone is interested in attending there will be sailing and plenty of other boating to watch. People travelling from afar may prefer to camp in the grounds, with accommodation possibly being a bit tight on the Saturday night.

The club will run a Saturday night BBQ, the canteen will be open and there are a plethora of other eating options.

The Notice of Race is available here.

The Sailing Instructions will be posted here.

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