Notice of Regatta
S.A SAILING EDEN DISTRICT
INTER SCHOOLS REGATTA
will be sailed at
George Lakes Yacht Club
Lower Langvlei (Island Lake, Wilderness)
From Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th March 2015
NOTICE OF RACE
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS),
The Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), the applicable Class Rules, this Notice of Race, and
the Sailing Instructions.
Camping is available at no charge to all competitors and family at the George Lakes Yacht
Club from Friday, 27th March to Sunday 29th March 2015. The club will supply braai fires on
ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
Junior and High schools can enter teams in any dinghy class having a hull length less than
4.8m. Home Schoolers may also enter as teams, subject to bona fide proof of education level.
School teams may enter by completing the attached entry form and presenting it at
registration together with the required entry fee
The required entrance fee is R100 per single handed boat, R150 per two person boat.
Entries shall be submitted to the Regatta Secretary at the venue from 10:00 on Saturday
28th March 2015 until 45 minutes before the scheduled start of the first race.
5.2.1 A voluntary briefing is scheduled to take place at 12:15 on Saturday 28th March 2015 in
front of the clubhouse.
5.2.2 The first race is scheduled to start at 13:00 on Saturday 28th March 2015. The times for
subsequent races will be advised. No warning signal will be made after 14:30 on Sunday
29th March 2015.
5.3 Number of Races:
As many races as possible will be completed during the event. At least three races are
required for the event.
Boats may be requested to produce a valid registration/ measurement certificate.
Sailing Instructions will be available from the Regatta Secretary on completion of
Racing will take place from George Lakes Yacht Club on Lower Langvlei, 3km east of
Wilderness near George.
The course sheets will be published in the Sailing Instructions.
For all dinghy classes RRS 44.1 and 44.2 shall apply.
The Low Point System of Appendix A 4.1 and the SAS handicapping system (based on
Portsmouth yardstick) will apply.
Team scoring will be done by means of the Sailwave team scoring facility on the basis
of three boats per school team.
There will be no discards.
12.1. Yachts shall comply with their class buoyancy and safety requirements.
All competitors shall wear a personal buoyancy aid at all times while afloat in a yacht;
this aid shall be capable of supporting a 5Kg. steel weight
A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio
communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile
Floating trophies and other prizes will be presented at the Prize Giving, which will follow as
soon as possible after the last race.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to
Race. Neither the Organizing Authority nor it’s officials or other persons associated with the
organization of the event will accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or
death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
It is suggested that each participating boat be insured with valid third-party liability
For further information please contact:
Malcolm Osborne at 076 828 5910 or [email protected]