Notice of Race

QUEENSCLIFF – LONSDALE YACHT CLUB INC. A8634

QUEENSCLIFF – LONSDALE YACHT CLUB INC. A8634 

NOTICE OF RACE 

Issued: 23 September 2020 

SEASON 2020 – 2021 

1 RULES 

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 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY 

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 online at the QLYC website (www.qlyc.org) prior to the commencement of the race or series. 

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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 or their representative must attend. A list of all crew participating will be recorded. 

2.5 All persons participating in any race must be either a financial club member, or registered to race through SailPass. Failure to comply will result in the vessel sailed on ineligible to score points . 

2.6 QLYC reserves the right to reject any entry. 

3 FEES 

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 All non-member sailors must enter via the SailPass system, and pay the applicable fee. Entry via QLYC website (www.qlyc.org). 

4 SCHEDULE 

The Schedule of Races will be published on the QLYC website (www.qlyc.org). 

5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 

The QLYC Sailing Instructions 2020 – 2021 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 following Sailing Instructions. QLYC SAILING INSTRUCTIONS – SEASON 2020 – 2021 

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 SCORING 

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 as being exempt from the aggregate. 

9.3 For both the Ray Maki and Cec Anderson series, the best five race scores shall constitute the series result. After five races, each boat’s worst scores shall be excluded from the aggregate result. 

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 favor 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 RADIO COMMUNICATION 

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 Channel 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 DISCLAIMERS 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. 

14 FURTHER INFORMATION 

For further information please contact qlyc.captain@gmail.com 

23 September 2020