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Bias Boating Warehouse


Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st September 2008

On the waters of Bramble Bay – Redcliffe

Separate Divisions consisting of: Large, medium & small Beach Catamarans & Dinghies

and any other group who would like to compete - eg. Trailer Sailors, Classic Boats, etc

Stay Overnight at the Clubhouse or FREE Camping Area Available




Saturday Briefing 11.00am - 3 back to back races

Sunday Briefing 9.30am - 1 morning race with 2 back to back races in the afternoon

Seniors $20 per day or $35 for both days

Juniors $15 per day or $10 for both days

EMAIL: humpybongyachtclub@yahoo.com.au


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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


Bias Boating Warehouse

Humpybash 2008

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st September 2008


1.1 The Regatta will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2005/2008.

1.2 The ‘rules’ of the participating classes and associations will apply.


Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located upstairs at the Humpybong Yacht Club.


Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0900 on the day it will take effect.


4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed on the flag mast in front of the Humpybong Yacht Club.

4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in race signal AP.

4.3 When flag Y is displayed ashore, rule 40 applies at all times while afloat. This changes the Part 4 preamble.


5.1 Racing is scheduled as follows:

Saturday 20th September 2008

Briefing 11.00am – 3 back to back races

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

5.2 Sunday 21st September 2008

Briefing 9.30am – 1 morning race with 2 back to back races in the afternoon

Race 4 Warning Signal not before 10.30 am

Race 5 & 6 Warning Signal not before 12.30 pm

5.3 When more than one race (or sequence of races, for two or more classes) will be held on the same day, the warning signal for each succeeding race will be made as soon as practicable.

6. ALL DIVISIONS RATED BY VYC YARDSTICK ( to be confirmed at the briefing )

Division 1 Cats 77 and under

Division 2 Cats 77.5 and over

Division 3 Monos 99.5 and under

Division 4 Monos 100 and over

Division 5 Juniors


Class flags will be: ( to be confirmed at the briefing )

Division Flag

Division 1 Numeral Pennant 1

Division 2 & 3 Numeral Pennant 2

Division 4 Numeral Pennant 3

Division 5 Numeral Pennant 4


The racing area is on the waters on the south side of Redcliffe Peninsula as displayed on the Official Notice Board.


Courses will be displayed on the Official Notice Board no later than 30 minutes before the competitors meeting. The course set will depend on wind direction, wind strength and sea conditions. A port course will be signaled by a red flag on the race committee signal boat. A starboard course will be signaled by a green flag on the race committee signal boat.


Shortened Course Flag will be flown from a boat near a mark of the course. This will indicate to proceed directly to the Finish Line.


10.1 The marks to be used will be identified on the course diagrams. Large inflatable yellow buoys will be used for the outer course. Bright orange inflatable buoys will be used for the inner course. TBC

10.2 The starting and finishing marks will be a staff on the race committee signal boat and a nearby buoy with a yellow flag.


The order of Divisional Starts will be announced at the briefing.

11.1 Races will be started as follows:

Signal Flag Status Sound Minutes before starting signal

Warning Division flag; Raised 1 sound 5

Preparatory Flag I; Raised 1 sound 4

One-minute Flag I; Removed 1 long sound 1

Starting Division flag; Removed 1 sound 0


11.3 The warning signal for each succeeding division shall be made with the starting signal for the preceding division.

11.4 The starting line will be between a staff on the race committee signal boat at the starboard end and a buoy with a yellow flag at the port end starting mark.

11.5 Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area.

11.6 A boat starting later than 10 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start. This changes rule A4.1.

11.7 In case of a general recall, the recalled division will repeat the sequence.


The finishing line will be between a staff on the race committee signal boat and a nearby buoy with a yellow flag.


13.1 For the catamaran classes’ rule 44.2 is changed so that the 720 degree turn is replaced by a 360 degree turn.

13.2 A boat that has taken a penalty or retired under rule 31.2 or 44.1 shall complete an acknowledgement form at the race office within the protest time limit.

13.3 As provided in rule 67, the protest committee may, without a hearing, penalize a boat that has broken rule 42.


14.1 The time limit shall not exceed 80 minutes for all races.

14.2 Boats failing to finish within 30 minutes after the first boat in their division sails the course and finishes will be scored ‘Did Not Finish’. This changes rules 35 and A4.1.


15.1 Protest forms are available at the race office. Protests shall be delivered there within the protest time limit, accompanied by a Fee of $50.

15.2 For each division, the protest time limit is 30 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day. The same protest time limit applies to all protests by the race committee and the protest committee and to requests for redress.

15.3 Notices will be posted within 15 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses and the time of protest hearing. Hearings will be held in the Humpybong Yacht Club.

15.4 Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).

15.5 A list of boats that, under instruction 13.4, have acknowledged breaking rule 42 or have been disqualified by the protest committee will be posted before the protest time limit.

15.6 For the purpose of rule 64.3(b) the ‘authority responsible’ is the measurer appointed by the organizing authority.


16.1 The low point scoring system of Appendix A will apply.

16.2 Three races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

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

(b) When 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.


17.1 Check-in and Check-out: All competitors intending to start shall complete a Race Entry Sheet provided in the ‘Sign-on’ area at the club at least 30 minutes before the warning signal for each race. All competitors shall ‘Sign-off’ on the Race Entry Sheet within 30 minutes of the last boat racing in that Division reaching shore.

17.2 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.


18.1 Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the race committee.

18.2 Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless approved by the race committee. Requests for substitution shall be made to the committee at the first reasonable opportunity.


A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions.


Official boats may fly the Humpybong Yacht Club pennant.


Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start until all boats have finished or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment.


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.


(a) Prizes will be awarded to the first placed skipper on rating in each division, second and third prizes will be awarded where a division has 5 or more starters.

(b) A Handicap prize will be awarded to first place in each division.


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.


All helmspersons shall have current third party insurance cover of not less than AUD $1,000,000 (recommended AUD $5,000,000) or equivalent for any accident. All Owners and competitors who sign the “Entry Form” are deemed to have made a declaration that they hold such cover. Competitors may be required to produ

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All the excitement is building, with the start of the 2008/2009 sailing season at Humpybong yacht club. This year we hope to have a fun filled, action packed season for all our old members and our new. If you would like to join the club, then please contact us on 38832170 or you can e-mail us at humpybongyachtclub@yahoo.com.au .

The season kicks off on this Saturday 6th September with our open day. This day is devoted to the public in the area to see what sailing is all about. We will have the club boats on the water for people to try and see if they would like to learn to sail. We would also encourage all our learn to sailors from last season to come along and bring their boat, if they have one, or use one of the club boats for a fun thrilled Day. We will have a barbecue sizzling sausages throughout the lunch period. This will be free. If you know anyone who would like to join in then please let them know about the day. It commences around 10 a.m. and will finish around 3 p.m. on Saturday sixth of September. This season the club is supported by: Professionals Real Estate Woody Point, Brisbane catamaran Centre, Morton Bay Marine Suppliers, Bias Boating Warehouse, North Sails Brisbane, 99.7 FM Local Radio Station, Ian Gough Photography, Redcliffe RSL, Moreton Bay Regional Council. The Gambling Community Benefits Fund Queensland Government. Humpybong yacht club would like to thank our supporters and would ask you to support each and every one of them, as without them, the club would be a little harder to operate. Racing will commence on Sunday the seventh of September, that is, this Sunday, with the first race commencing around 11 a.m. you are all invited whether novice or professional you can participate in racing at Humpybong Yacht Club. The Second Sunday of each month sees our Club Championships which is proudly sponsored by Moreton Bay Marine Supplies And the Brisbane Catamaran Centre. The Diggers Memorial, a club Regatta run over three separate Sundays, two races 28 September, 2 races 26th of October, two races the 16th of November. This regatta is held in the memory of five diggers who did not return from World War II. Is diggers were members and founders of our club. A regatta well worth doing. On the 20th and 21st of September Humpybong Yacht Club Will Host the Bias Boating Warehouse Humpybash. This event is shaping up to be a beauty, with the A Class World Titles is being held at the Belmont 16 footer skiff club on the shores of Lake Macquarie in Newcastle at Christmas time, we should see a turn out of many AClass, as this will be a fantastic training weekend. We also hope to see many juniors on the water for the weekend. We should also see the likes of 125's, Mirrors, lasers, big ferocious Formula 18's and hopefully many other classes. On the Saturday evening club will host a barbecue for all to attend this will cost $12 for adults and children under 12 will eat for free with a paying adult. Don't forget you will be able to camp at the club free of charge.

So make it a weekend for you and the family to enjoy. Great sailing, great times, great friends what more could you ask for a weekend out.

December and February sees our Professionals Real Estate Summer Series, series in the past has been a success and should be this season once again with 15 races gazetted in what could be described sometimes as our windiest part of the season it should make for good entertainment.

Throughout the season Humpybong yacht club will host some of the most spectacular sailing to be seen on the waters of Bramble Bay with the Mirrors, holding their Head of the Bay regatta on the 26th of October and also Queensland Mirror State Titles to be held on the 15th and 16th of November. This will be a colourful display of skillful sailing from both young and old sailors.

Also this season club will host the formula 18 National Titles at a time yet to be agreed. These are big fast powerful boats and will be a spectacular sight to be seen.

Remember viewing of Bramble Bay is best done along the shores of Clontarf through to Woody point. And each and every weekend you should see some sort of sailing events happening. Now that I've wet your appetite for the want to go sailing then I suggest, if you do not own a boat, go out and buy one, , if you do own a boat, Then Head-On down to Humpybong Yacht Club and give it ago, you never know you may enjoy it!!!!

For our members now and the past come on down and enjoy this weekend and many more to come.

See you all there. Yours in sailing,Russ McDonald.President Humpybong Yacht Club.PH : Club 38882170 or Home 32031330


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Don't forget this weekend the 20th and 21st of September will see Humpybong Yacht Club host the long-awaited, best regatta must of the season. The Bias Boating Warehouse Humpybash. Bias Boating Warehouse has put up $500 in gift vouchers as prizes for this regatta.

We expect to see around 40 to 60 boats, with some arriving from as far away as Yeppoon and we should have a mixture of classes with, Arrows, Corsairs, A class, F-18, Mirrors, Nacra, MG'S, Minnows, and Sabot's. I am told we will even see a 16 and 18 foot skiff on the water. So the spectacle on the waters of Bramble Bay should be spectacular viewing from all the Clontarf foreshore.

The club intends to run two courses with a senior course and a junior course which will be set close to the shore to allow the Mums and Dads to keep their pride and and Joy's insight. Don't forget, Saturday evening the club barbecue will sizzle with mouth-watering steaks and sausages. The cost, $12 for adults and children under 12 will eat for free with a paying adult. Don't forget camping is free of the club for the weekend, so come on down, bring your boat, bring the family and enjoy a great weekend of sailing at the Humpybong Yacht Club, Woody Point on the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsular.

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Well the 2008 Bias “Boating Warehouse Humpybash” has been and gone for this year and what a bash it turned out to be. Firstly, Humpybong Yacht Club would like to extend our thanks to Bias Boating Warehouse for the generous support once again in supplying the prizes for the event. This is a huge reason the event became such a success and in return I would urge each and everyone of you to support Bias Boating Warehouse the next time you are in need of boat parts.

The event started on Saturday with a brisk, North - North Westerly breeze, 20 kn plus and with three races gazetted back to back, the race committee knew they would have their hands full. All boats hit the water and made their way to the start. Some skippers elected to have a swim on their way out to the start, but I believe this only was to cool down as the day was 28°. As the first race got underway it became more evident that some (most) would struggled with the conditions. One18 foot skiff was seen out of control and heading for Sandgate, but to no surprise the skilful crew decided to ditch it, to save embarrassment. Though the conditions were testing the laser fleet, with three junior sailors amongst it, revelled in the conditions, wind, waves, speed to burn. After the three races for the day were completed and with some sailing home and others opting for a free tow by the club rescue boats, Humpybong yacht club put on a barbecue that was attended by many. There were a few tall stories about the day, a little watch of the football and then a well earned sleep was the element of the night event. (All needed to be ready for the final three races on Sunday with the same forecast ).

Sunday morning adorned and the shuffle of the weary, blury eyed sailors could be heard in the rigging area. Some sailors were even seen pondering on what the weather conditions would do. The morning was glorious, with just a hint of breeze from the North and the race committee readied the rescue boats for the day and a decision to run all three races back to back from around 11 a.m.. This decision turned to be good as it made fairer racing for all. First race of the day started in about a 10 kn of breeze with it building to 15 to 20 kn for the last race. 30 boat started on the water ranging from

18 foot skiff's, F18, F-15, impulse, mirrors, lasers, arrows, Nacra 5.0’s, 4.5,16 squares, wind rush, Maricat 4.3’s and Aclass, this made for an awesome sight on Bramble Bay and a fantastic boost for our great sport.

Humpybong Yacht Club has enjoyed hosting this fantastic event and thanks all helpers and competitors of the bash along with my I mentioned once again, Bias Boating Warehouse, for without you all the event would not have been a success.

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