Charleston Model Yacht Club

NOTICE OF RACE
2022 DF95 AMYA REGION 3
CHAMPIONSHIP



TO BE RESCHUDULED

Hosted By Charleston Model Yacht Club #115
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412

 

1.     RULES & GOVERNANCE

The event will be governed by:

the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 (RRS) as changed by RRS Appendix E
this Notice of Race (NOR)
the Sailing Instructions (SI)
the DF95 Class Rules
the current applicable Heat Management System (HMS)
the Equipment Rules of Sailing (2021-2024).

 

The Sailing Instructions shall prevail in case of conflict with this NOR.

 

1.1.   CHANGE TO RULE 09.3(e)
Replace “24 hours“ with “15 minutes”.

 1.2.   COVID HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
Our primary concern is the health and safety of our competitors, race Officials, volunteers, guests, and all involved coming together for a national level event. As such our COVID Concerns and regatta safety practices, participants will obey CDC and Park guidelines.

1.3.   EQUIPMENT INSPECTION:
1.3.1.     All boats shall be checked by a technical committee at check-in/prior to racing in this event.
1.3.2.     All equipment shall be inspected by the technical committee prior to racing event.
1.3.3.     The Race Committee may extend the time for registration and inspection if there is a valid reason.
1.3.4.     No boat shall be eligible to race until it has been registered and has passed equipment inspection.
1.3.5.     At the discretion of the PRO, checks of randomly selected boats to ensure that they comply with class rules may be conducted during the event.

 1.4.   FREQUENCIES:
1.4.1.     No frequency conflicts will be allowed.
1.4.2.     Permitted frequency bands are FCC-approved surface bands. Transmitters on 75 MHz must be narrow band certified. Radio frequencies will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Each competitor not using 2.4GHz, is required to have a minimum of 3 additional frequencies available to them.
1.4.3.     2.4 GHZ radios are exempted from rule E2.4 in RRS.

2.     RISK STATEMENT:
2.1.   RRS 3 states: The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.
2.2.   Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk.
2.3.   By taking part in any of the events covered by this NOR, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
·         They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their boat, and their other property whether afloat or ashore.
·         They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their boat, and their other property whether afloat or ashore.
·         They accept the responsibility for any injury, damage, or loss the extent caused by their own actions or omissions.
·         Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate.
·         The provision of a race management team, patrol boats, umpires, and other officials, and volunteers by the organizer does not relieve them of their own responsibilities.
·         The provision of rescue boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances; and
·         All involved are expected to accept any government requirement regarding COVID-19 pandemic caused by unknowing restrictions.
 
3.     ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY:
3.1.   The regatta is open to all boats of the DF95 class.
3.2.   Each competitor shall either send in advance proof of current AMYA or their National Authority membership or pay the AMYA annual fee at our regatta check-in.
4.     REGISTRATION & FEES:
4.1.   The fee for the event is $TBC payable at time of entry.
4.2.   Entry form and fees must be submitted by 6th August 2022. After 6th August 2022, the registration period is closed and no refund after that date. This is a requirement of having a proper skipper count related to managing COVID Health and Safety Protocols, No Exception.
4.3.   Registration and payment shall be made on the AMYA regatta link.
4.4.   The fee includes daily lunches, beverages, prize giving, awards, and race management.
 
5.     VENUE:
5.1.   James Island County Park  871 Riverland Dr. Charleston, SC 29412

 6.     SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, August 19th
13:00 - 16:30 Health Screening, check-in, Measurement, Class & AMYA Certification Check & practice.

Saturday, August 20th
08:00 - Health Screening, Check-in
08:30 - Skippers Meeting
09:00 - Open water and tuning
09:25 - Warning Signal
09:30 - Racing starts
12:00 - Lunch break 30 minutes
16:30 - No race shall start after or at the PRO’s discretion
19:00 - No host dinner. Optional dinner at Bohemian Bull Restaurant, 1531 Folly Rd

Sunday, August 21st 
08:00 - Health Screening, Check-in
08:30 - Skippers Meeting
09:00 - Open water and tuning
09:25 - Warning Signal
09:30 - Racing starts
12:00 - Lunch break 30 minutes
15:00 - No race shall start after or at the PRO’s discretion
20 minutes after race - Awards Ceremony

 

7.     Sailing Instructions
7.1.   Will be available prior to skippers meeting.

 

8.     SCORING & RACING SYSTEM
8.1.   The Championship shall be raced and scored under the current Heat Management System (HMS).
8.2.   Five (5) races are required to be completed to constitute the championship.
8.3.   Boats finishing in an incorrect heat will not be allowed to sail in their assigned heat for that race and will be scored DNS for their current heat.

 

9.     RACE STAFF

            Regatta Chairman: Martin Bowers
            Event Coordinator: Martin Bowers
            Principal Race Officer: TBA
            Technical Chairman: Steve Landeau
            Protest Committee: TBA
            Scoring: TBA
            Committee Boat: TBA
            Registration: AMYA
            Regatta Administration: Charleston Model Yacht Club

 10.  DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
10.1.  Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. 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.
10.2.  All those entering or taking part in this regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. AMYA, Charleston Model Yacht Club, James Island County Park, regatta staff and other parties involved in the organization of this event disclaim any and all responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water as a consequence of entering or participating in the event covered by NOR.
10.3.  At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves including the decision to participate or continue shall rest with the competitors. By entering in this event, it is deemed that you accept these conditions. Competitors are advised to insure they have adequate insurance that provides coverage for public liability and their possible injury in the Country and County of this event.

 11.  PERSONAL SAIL NUMBERS
11.1.  Personal Sail Numbers will take precedence if numbering conflicts arise until 10 days prior to the skippers meeting.

 12.  FOOD
12.1.  Lunch and beverages will be served both racing days.

13.  AWARDS
13.1.  Top 5 finishers
13.2.  Corinthian Trophy

 
14.  ACCOMODATIONS
14.1.  There are many hotels close by, including cabins and camping spaces at the Venue, James Island County Park. Please consult local listings, VRBO, Airbnb, and travel websites.
15.  CONDUCT
15.1.  The PRO, all race officials, and observers have been directed to record any incidents, which will be dealt with to the full extent available to the Protest Committee. Penalties available to the protest committee include exclusion from the race in question or subsequent races, exclusion from the regatta, or other action within the committee’s jurisdiction.

16.  MEDIA RIGHTS
16.1.  Competitors, owners of the boats, and their guests are giving all rights for using pictures and videos of persons and boats during regatta in medias, including commercials, press materials and other promoting activities and press releases, unless it is notified by writing before submitting entry.
        

17.  RIGHTS TO APPEAL

Denial of right of appeal, subject to rule 70.


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