GP14 Class Association of Ireland
Summer Open & Youths Championship
Rush Sailing Club
August 19/20, 2023
NOTICE OF RACE
- 1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
- 1.2 The prescriptions of Irish Sailing and the rules of the GP14 Class Association will apply.
- 1.3 Racing rule(s) amendments and changes: Any changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions and a notice will be posted on the official notice board.
- 2.1 Entry is open to all boats of the International GP14 Class.
- 2.2 All boats shall have a valid class certificate of registration issued prior to the event.
- 2.3 Helms shall be a member of the International GP14 Class Association.
- 3.1 Only certified sails shall be used.
- 3.2 Permission to sail under any other sail number shall be sought in writing from the race committee before going afloat and will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
Youths U 22:
Helms under 22 on 1/01/23
Youths U 19:
Helms under 19 on 31/12/23
Youths U 16:
Helms under 16 on 1/01/23
€50 per boat
€25 per boat – if Helm & Crew under 22 on 1/01/23
€25 per boat – Helms must be under 22 on 1/01/23 (*)
(*) Entry for Youth Championships is €0 if Youth is also entered as Helm in
The venue will be Rush Sailing Club. The sailing area will be on the waters of
north Dublin Bay in the vicinity of the bay between Rush and Portrane.
Competitors shall wear a personal flotation device at all times when afloat.
This changes RRS 40. Wetsuits and drysuits are not considered to be adequate.
Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.
The sailing instructions will be available on registration at the race office.
- 10.1 Registration: Will be available on line and on Saturday 19th August from 09.00
- 10.2 Briefing: A briefing will be held at 10.30 on Saturday 19th August.
- 10.3 Racing:
Sat. 19th August – Warning Signal
Autumn Open: 12.00 Race 1 followed by Race 2.
Youths Championship: Race 1 will follow Autumn Open Race 2. Race 2 of the Youths Championship will follow.
Sun. 20th August – Warning Signal
Youths Championship: 12.00 Race 3 followed by Race 4.
Autumn Open: Race 3 will follow Youths Championship Race 4.
Race 4 of the Autumn Open will follow.
- 10.4 Four races are scheduled for each event.
- 10.5 On the last scheduled race day no warning signal will be made after 16.00.
- 10.6 Crew changes on the water between events will be facilitated.
The courses to be sailed will be Olympic Triangle and/or Windward Leeward.
- 12.1 Two races are required to be completed to constitute a series in both events.
- 12.2 When fewer than four races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of their race scores. This changes RRS A2.
- 12.3 When four races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of their race scores excluding their worst score.
Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone”.
Sailing by its nature is an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor
agrees and acknowledges that:
(a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event.
(b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore.
(c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions.
(d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate.
(e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities.
(f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstance.
(g) 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.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of €3 million or the equivalent.
Prizes will be given in the following based on no. Of entries:
- Overall, in Autum Open.
- Silver Fleet in Autumn Open.
- Bronze Fleet in Autumn Open.
- Youths Championship (U22).
- Youths Championship (U19).
- Youths Championship (U16).
- 16.1 Tea & coffee will be provided at the club on the morning of registration.
- 16.2 Boat & road-trailor storage will be provided at the Club dinghy park.
- 16.3 A small amount of camping will be available on request.
- 16.4 All competitors will be granted Honorary Membership of the Club for the duration of the event.
- 16.5 The weather forecast will be posted daily on the Official Notice Board.
- 16.6 We hope to provide food, refreshments and some music in the Club after racing on the Saturday evening. We will request competitors confirm their interest at registration.
RSC – GP14 Youth Championship €25 + €4 Booking Fee
RSC – GP14 Youth – Autumn Open €50 + €4 Booking Fee
RUSH SAILING CLUB REGATTA & MERMAID LEINSTER CHAMPIONSHIPS
SAT 22nd JULY & SUN 23rd 2023
The Organising Authority is Rush Sailing Club. All entrants to the Regatta will be given temporary membership of Rush Sailing Club for the duration of the event.
This event will be governed by the ‘Rules ‘ as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of the Irish Sailing Association, the Class rules and this Notice of Race (except as any of these are altered by the Sailing Instructions) and the Sailing Instructions..
ALTERATIONS OF RACING RULES The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) may be modified in accordance with RRS 86.1(b)
All boats must be in a position to produce a valid Class Certificate. Eligible boats may enter by completing the Entry Form and submitting the required entry fee.
Registration will take place in the Clubhouse on Saturday 22nd from 09.00 to 10.00. The entry fee will be as follows
Cost of entry – €50 Mermaids, €15 Lasers and €40 GP14
Competitors may enter by completing the entry form, which will be available below or at the Rush Sailing Club Race Office, and paying the entry fee.
It is the Competitor’s decision to enter the event or to start in any race. Competitors shall accept that their participation in the event is at their sole exclusive risk in every respect. By way of entry to the event competitors shall indemnify Rush Sailing Club, their officers, members, servants and agents in respect of all claims and demands of whatever nature which may be made upon them in connection with or howsoever arising from their participation or intended participation in the event. Competitors shall acknowledge that Rush Sailing Club, their officers, members, servants and agents accept no responsibility in respect of loss of life, personal injury or loss or damage to property which may be sustained by reason of their participation or intended participation in the event or howsoever arising in connection with these events.
All boats shall have third party insurance cover of not less than €3,000,000 (or the equivalent thereof in any other convertible currency) for any accident. All owners / competitors who sign the entry forms are deemed to have made a declaration that they hold such cover. Owners / competitors not holding this cover shall withdraw their entry.
|Race 1 Mermaids
|Warning Signal at 13.30
|Race 1 GP14
|Warning Signal at 13.35
|Race 1 Lasers
|Warning Signal at 13.40
|Race 2 All Classes
|Warning Signal immediately after race 1 in the same order
|Race 3 All Classes
|Warning Signal immediately after race 2 in the same order
|Race 1 Mermaids
|Warning Signal at 14.00
|Race 1 GP14
|Warning Signal at 14.05
|Race 1 Lasers
|Warning Signal at 14.10
|Race 5 All Classes
|Warning Signal immediately after race 4
The Low Point Scoring System Rule A4 will apply, modified so that each boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores with her worst score discarded according to the table below. Rule A4 is amended to accommodate rule A5 and will be used even when a series is a Regatta.
Discards applied based on races sailed:
1, 2 or 3 races sailed 0 discard
4 or 5 races sailed 1 discard.
Prizes will be awarded commensurate with fleet size.
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