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Humpybong Yacht Club Inc

Cnr Hornibrook Esplanade & Oxley Ave - Woody Point – Qld 4019

P.O. Box 34 – Woody Point - Qld 4019

Telephone: 07-3883-2170

E-mail: humpybongyachtclub@yahoo.com.au

NOTICE OF RACE This event not to be missed.


Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th February 2008

The regatta is open to all classes of “Off-the-Beach”

Catamarans and Dinghies and any level of sailing

Rules: The regatta will be governed by the 2005/2008 International Sailing Federation Racing Rules of sailing (RRS), the Prescriptions and safety Regulations of Yachting Australia and the rules of the respective class associations and any of these that are altered by the sailing instructions.

Eligibility: The regatta is open to boats that meet the definition of “Off-the-Beach” Catamarans or Dinghies. Racing shall be conducted in 3 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.

Entry: All entries shall be on the Entry Form, available at Humpybong Yacht Club together with the appropriate fee on the 16th February 2008.

Attention is drawn to Rule 46 of the current RRS: All members of the crew must be a member of a yacht club affiliated with YQ/YA & hold a silver card.

New Humpybong Yacht Club membership is available on the day: - Junior $60 - Senior $135 – Family $170.

Individual Entry: The Regatta is open to any sailor. The helmsperson and crew of all entries may not be changed during the regatta without the written approval of the race committee.


Entries will be classed by VYC Yardstick.

Divisions will be announced on the day at the competitors’ briefing by the Principal Race Officer.

All boats must comply with YA Safety Regulations. There may be random safety & measurement checks during the series.

Regatta Entry Fees: $35 for 2 days or $20 for 1 day

Juniors: $15 for 2 days or $10 for 1 day

Protest and Appeals: Protest shall be of a form set out in the current ISAF-Protest Form and shall be accompanied by a fee of $50 and lodged with a member of the race committee within 2 hours of the finishing time of the protesting yacht.

Disclaimer of Liability: Competitors participate in HYC events entirely at their own risk. 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 event. It is recommended that each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday 16th February 2008

REGISTRATION: 8.00 – 10.00am

Competitors meeting: 11.00am

Race 1, 2 & 3 Warning signal not before 12.30pm

Sunday 17th February 2008

Race 4 Warning signal not before 10.30am

Race 5 & 6 Warning signal not before 12.30pm

Sailing Instructions: Sailing instructions will be available at Humpybong Yacht Club from 8.00am on Saturday 16th February 2008.

Scoring: The low point scoring system shall apply with 6 races scheduled of which the best 5 races will count towards the score. Scoring shall be based on VYC rating results. The final score shall be the sum of the placings in all races. If only 3 races are completed then all 3 races shall be counted towards the final score.

Ties: In the event of a tie between boats, the number of scoring finishing boats will be increased until the tie is broken. eg. from 3 boats to 4 boats, etc.

Measurement: All boats shall comply with class requirements where applicable.

Regatta Site: The Regatta site will be the Humpybong Yacht Club, situated at the Cnr Hornibrook Esp. & Oxley Ave, Woody Point, Qld 4019, and conducted off-shore in the vicinity of Hays Inlet and to the east of the Woody Point jetty.

Courses: The course shall be described at the Briefing.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st Place skipper on rating in each division, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded where a division has five or more starters. A Handicap prize will be awarded to first place in each division. Prizes will be issued on the day to all prize winners.


Additional information can be obtained by contacting the following persons:

Ian Walls HYC: Phone: 3341-3101 - Email: slfox1@optushome.com.au

Brian Hooper HYC: Phone: 3269-2920


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Hi All,

As you are aware, we, Humpybong yacht club are hosting our once a year "Humpybash" Sailing Regatta on the 16th and 17th of February 2008.

Boats will be arriving from as far south as Sydney and possibly as far north as Hervey Bay and will range from junior sailors on optimists, and minnows to the larger more powerful senior sailors on their formula 18 catamaran's. The club intends to run two separate courses to keep the Junior fleet and the senior fleets separated. This should make some spectacular viewing from the foreshore of Woody point and Clontarf Beach on the Redcliffe Peninsular and on the waters of Bramble Bay. With all sorts of coloured spinnakers and sails a blaze. Humpybong yacht club expects 45 to 50 boats for this regatta.

Some of the sailors From Humpybong Yacht Club, on their formula 18 catamarans will be in training to contest the Formula 18 Catamaran World Championships to be held in Galicia, Spain in July 2008. The tension between these boats will be high and the racing close, fast and furious. Also on the weekend the Mirror Class will be making another appearance, these are a small red sailed 13 ft mono hulls which also has a small spinnaker.The racing is very close between these boats as well. During a regatta they will be contesting their Head of the Bay for their class. Humpybong Yacht Club is also proud of the fact that we will again host junior sailors from around the region. These juniors will have their course set close inshore so that Mum and Dad can keep an eye on them. Most of these junior sailors will be sailing on small monohull dinghies such as, optimists, sabots and minnows Some of these juniors will be sailing on small Arrow Catamarans very fast for a young budding sailor. Humpybong Yacht Club is excited about this as in the close future we hope to have our learn to sail classes in progress bus of attracting more young people to the sport of sailing. These classes will extend to adults learning to sail to hopefully increase membership within our club.

The action will start on Saturday the 16th of February 2008 with the first race kicking off around 12:30 p.m., three races are gazetted for the afternoon and will all be raced back to back. This means the boats will remain on the water until all racing is finished for the day.

Sunday the 17th of February 2008 will see race 4 commence at around 10:30 a.m. boats will return to the beach for lunch and then again races five and six will be held back-to-back on Sunday afternoon from 1:30 p.m.

Some of the action could possibly be heard on the local radio station 99.7 FM with the possibility of some live cross interviews over the weekend.

Humpybong Yacht Club would also like to take the opportunity to thank their supporters:

Moreton Bay Marine supplies

Brisbane Catamarans Centre

The Professionals Real Estate Woody Point

North Sails Brisbane

99.7FM the local radio station.


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Hi all,

well only three days to go To the Bias Boating Warehouse Humpybash . So don't forget to polish up your boats And Head-On Downed to Humpybong Yacht Club for a great weekend, bring along the family and friends. Don't forget briefing on Saturday 16th of February 11 a.m. with no racing before 12:30 p.m. three back-to-back in the afternoon. Then Sunday 17th of February briefing 9:30 a.m. to first race not before 10 a.m. and again in the afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to back to back making a total of six races for the weekend. This event has been proudly sponsored by Bias Boating Warehouse, so if you need any gear for the weekend head-on down to your local store and pick up your needs.

The weekend will also see 99.7 FM radio station doing some live crossovers from our event. Interviews from some of the sailors will make for interesting listening.

Saturday evening we will be having a lucky sail draw this has been proudly supported by Moreton Bay Marine Suppliers, Brisbane Catamaran Centre, North sails Brisbane. Along with other prizes from the club. We thank all our club's sponsors for their support not only at this event but throughout the season. Keep your eyes open for the big professional real estate Woody point

marquee on the foreshore.

After the sail draw you will be able to have a BBQ steak and salad along with desert for just $12 and children under 12 will eat for free with a paying adult. Our local photographer Ian Gough will also be present at the regatta taking photos and a video of all our antics on the racecourse, Ian will display the video and photos throughout Saturday evening whilst you enjoy the company of fellow sailors and family. Ian's photos and videos will be on sale and you will be able to contact Ian on 0417196859.

So don't forget you can camp at the club free of charge, or stay upstairs in the club free of charge on the Saturday evening. For those of you who are arriving early Friday afternoon, the club will be open and somebody will be around for you.

Yours in sailing,

Russ McDonald.

President Humpybong Yacht Club.

PH : Club 38882170 or Home 32031330

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