Notice of Race



1.1 All races will be governed by the Australian Sailing (AS) Racing Rules of Sailing, the AS Special Regulations and the Sailing Instructions issued by the Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club Inc (QLYC). Yachts will comply with AS Category 5 (keel boats and trailable) or Category 7 (Couta Boats) and the appropriate class rules.

2.1 Entry is open to all boats on the register of QLYC or any other organization affiliated with Australian Sailing, which has provided a current Safety Compliance Declaration and Checklist. All boats must have insurance cover as described in Section 13. (RRS 78)
2.2 Eligible boats shall enter on line at the QLYC website ( prior to the commencement of the race or series.
2.3 All boats shall have a VHF radio capable of communication on Channel 16 and 72.
2.4 A briefing will be held prior to each event to which all skippers must attend. A list of all crew participating will be recorded.
2.5 QLYC reserves the right to reject any entry.

3.1 If the boat is entered by a QLYC member, no fee is payable.
3.2 For each crew member on each race day, a fee of $2 is payable.
3.3 For crew entry under the SailPass system, visit QLYC website ( .

4 SCHEDULE The Schedule of Races will be published on the QLYC website (

5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS The QLYC Sailing Instructions 2019 – 2020 shall apply.

6 VENUE Racing will be conducted on the waters of Port Phillip.

7 THE COURSES The courses to be sailed will be described in the Sailing Instructions.

8 PENALTY SYSTEM Rules 44.1 and 44.2 shall apply to any on water penalty however couta boats shall be deemed to have complied with such rules if the vessel completes a 360 turn to include one tack and gybe.

9.1 The QLYC High Scoring System will be used.
9.2 Results for all races will be used for the Aggregate Competition except those specified in the Sailing Program.
9.3 For both the Ray Maki and Cec Anderson series, each boat’s worst score shall be excluded after six races have been completed..
9.4 If there is a series-score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst and at the first point where there is a difference, the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s), no excluded scores shall be used. If a tie remains between two or more boats, they shall be awarded equal place. This changes Rule A8.2

10.1 Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing not receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
10.2 QLYC race control will use VHF Cannel 72.

11 PRIZES Presentation of trophies will be made at the QLYC presentation night at the end of the sailing season as advised on the Racing Program.

12 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY Competitors participate in the races 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 race.

13 INSURANCE Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of AUD10 million per incident and maintain this cover for the season. If a boat fails to maintain her insurance during the season, she shall be deemed to be ineligible and scored DNC for each race until her insurance is restored.

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