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2011 Thunderbird North West Regional Championship Regatta

posted Jul 13, 2011, 4:36 PM by Geoff Morrison

2011 Thunderbird North West Regional Championship Regatta

NOTICE OF RACE

The 2011 Thunderbird Regional Championship Regatta will be held in Victoria, BC, on September 3rd and 4th, 2011.
 

1. RULES

The Regatta will be governed by the ISAF 2009 – 2012 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA), and the International Thunderbird Class Association, except as any of these are changed by this Notice of Race, and by the Sailing Instructions.
 

2. ADVERTISING

Advertising will be restricted to Category A per ISAF Regulation 20, Advertising Code.
 

3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

Entrants shall comply with the ISAF Regulation 19, Eligibility Rules. All competitors must be members of the International Thunderbird Class Association.
 

4. CLASSIFICATION

There are no classification requirements.
 

5. FEES

The registration fee is $60 CDN.
 

6 QUALIFYING SERIES AND FINAL SERIES

The regatta will consist of only a final series of races. There is no qualifying series.
 
7. EVENT SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
 

Friday, September 2, 2011 1700 to 2000 Registration and Social

Saturday, September 3, 2011 0800 to 0900 Registration

Saturday, September 3, 2011 1000 to 1600 Racing

Saturday, September 3, 2011 1600 to 2400 Social

Sunday, September 4, 2011 1000 to 1400 Racing

Sunday, September 4, 2011 1400 to 1600 Social and Prize giving
 

8. MEASUREMENT

All competitors shall hold a valid measurement certificate. No formal measurement shall take place prior to the Regatta.
 

9. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The Sailing Instructions will be issued to each competitor at the Skipper’s Meeting at 0900 on Saturday, September 3, 2011.
 

10. VENUE

The Regatta will be sailed in the region of Oak and Cadboro Bays.
 

11. COURSES

The courses will be determined by the Organizing Authority and will be detailed in the Sailing Instructions.
 

12. PENALTY SYSTEM

The penalty system shall be in effect as per RRS 44.1 and 44.2.
 

13. SCORING

The Low Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A2 will apply. A maximum of ten races are to be sailed in the Regatta. One race must be completed to constitute a series. The number of races to be sailed and number of discards allowed will be determined by the Organizing Authority and will be detailed in the Sailing Instructions.
 

14. SUPPORT BOATS

Support boats for the regatta will be Discovery Isle, Gonzo, Ernie, or any other RVYC boat as designated.
 

15. BERTHING

Berthing for non-RVYC boats will be at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. There is no charge for berthing.
 

16. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

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.
 

17. PRIZES AND TROPHIES

The Organizing Authority will provide prizes for the first, second, and third place boats based on the overall results. The Overall winner will be awarded the Thunderbird Regional Championship Trophy.
 

18. LIABILITY

Injuries to competitors and damage to boats can and often does occur. Competitors sail at their own risk. The Organizing Authority and all parties involved in the organization and execution of the 2009 Thunderbird Regional Championship Regatta accept no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury which may occur to any person or property, whether ashore or afloat, as a consequence of participation in the Regatta or otherwise. The Organizing Authority and all parties involved disclaim any and all such liability.
 
This Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions in no way limit or reduce the complete and unlimited responsibilities of a competitor for the management and care of a boat she or he may be sailing in the Regatta.
 

14. INSURANCE

It is a condition of entry into the Regatta that the owner/competitor has third party liability insurance coverage to a minimum value of $400,000 (CDN) as well as property insurance to the value of $100,000 (CDN). Such insurance should cover all risks arising whilst the competitor is participating in any way in the Regatta whether ashore or afloat. The owner/competitor may be required by the Organizing Authority to provide a copy of such certificate of insurance upon request.
 

15. FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information contact Vidas Stukas, Regatta Chair at 250- 595-0390

 

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