Albert Sailing Club Inc.
Notice of Race : Club Events
Effective from 1 January 2009
The Albert Sailing Club invites participation in the Club’s races on the dates shown in the Club Sailing Program.
All races will be governed by the I.S.A.F. Racing Rules of Sailing (R.R.S); the prescriptions of the AYF and safety regulations of the AYF Special Regulations, Part 2,Off The Beach Boats ; and the appropriate class rules; the Sailing Instructions, with modifications as specified in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.
2. ALTERATIONS OF CLASS RULES:
Boats shall comply with class rules, excepting that centreboards & rudders may be modified to cope with limited water depth in the Lake.
3. ALTERATIONS TO RACING RULES:
It is a Club safety rule that crews wear adequate covered footwear.
Boats competing in Club races shall fly a red flag or ribbon at the masthead or gaff peak to distinguish ASC and APYC boats.
RULES CHANGED BY THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
Rule 26: Starting Races (Timing) Refer to S.I. 10 & 11
Rule 29: Recalls (Restarting) Refer to S.I. 11
Rule 32: Shortening Course Refer to S.I. 12
Rule 35: Time Limit Refer to S.I. 15
4. ELIGIBILITY, ENTRY, AND REGISTRATION:
Racing is open to all monohull off-the-beach boats less than 5.0 metres in overall length, especially the following classes:
IMPULSE LASER LASER RADIAL LASER 4.7 MINNOW IRROR MOTH OK DINGHY OPTIMIST PACER SABOT SABRE
Except as ISAF and class association rulings apply. Club races shall be Category A Events in accordance with Appendix 1 of the RRS. Boats carrying advertising in accordance with Category C shall exhibit licences as prescribed by AYF Addendum 'F'.
To enter club races boats must be on the Club register and crewed by Club members.
Winter Members are eligible to sail in club races and participate in series from the commencement of Winter Season in April to end September, as specified in Club Program.
Visitors may enter by lodging a "Visitor Entry Form" with the appropriate fee at Race Headquarters and registering on the "Sign-on" sheet. Visiting boats may not compete in club races for more than 5 races per year, unless agreed otherwise by the Club Committee. Visitors qualify for Trophy Race prizes, but not for Club Series points.
To qualify as a starter competitors must indicate their intention to sail in each race by signing on as a starter on the sheets provided in the briefing area at least 30 minutes before the first division start.
A series entry is for one skipper in one boat with one sail number. Boat and sail numbers may be changed only with approval of the Sailing Committee in extenuating circumstances.
Provision for entry fees for Club racing is incorporated in annual subscriptions. This may not cover regattas or special events.
Visitors shall pay an entry fee for each club race entered. The applicable fee will be as determined by the Club Committee and displayed on the Club Race Noticeboard.
6. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
The official Club Racing Schedule is as displayed on the Club Race Noticeboard and on the internet website. .The official Club Racing Schedule will not be changed unless at least one week's notice of change is given by a notice on the Club noticeboard. Schedules published in club publications are current at the time of publication, but may change.
Measurement checks may be made before or after any race.
8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
The current version of the Sailing Instructions shall be displayed on the Official Race Noticeboard and on the club’s internet website.
9. RACING AREA:
Club racing takes place on Albert Park Lake, an improved natural lagoon. The Lake has an area of 44 hectares and when full has an average depth of around 1.2 metres. There is no tidal effect, but buildings and trees around the Lake can cause significant wind variations.
Courses shall be determined by the Officer of the Day, as provided in the Sailing Instructions.
11. SCORING FOR SERIES:
The Low Point Scoring System, Appendix A2 to the RRS applies. Two races must be completed to constitute a series.
Races to count:
Where seven or more races are completed in a series, the result for one race in the series shall be discarded.
For six or less races completed, all results shall count
Trophies shall be awarded in accordance with Club policy as applicable from time to time. Current policy is as follows:
Trophies for the Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring series will be awarded by class of boat as follows:
|Number of Entrants
|Less than three||None|
|Three or four||First Place Line Honours & Handicap|
|Five to seven||First & Second Place Line Honours & Handicap|
|Eight or more||First, Second & Third Place Line Honours & Handicap|
Where Number of Entrants is number of boats which start in more than half of the scheduled races in the series.
Trophies for the Commodore’s Series and Bill Hooper Series will be awarded
(i) for overall fleet results as follows:
|Number of Entrants
|Less than three||None|
|Three to five||First Place Line Honours|
|Five to seven||First & Second Line Honours|
|Eight or more||First, Second & Third Place Line Honours|
(ii) first Line Honours in class where there are three or more boats in the class sailing more than half of the races in the series.
Trophies for individual trophy races will be awarded for first placing for fleet. Additional trophies at the discretion of the Sailing Committee.
Perpetual trophies are awarded as follows:
Perpetual trophies are presented annually for each class after completion of the Summer Series as follows:
Series results for the major Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring series across the year are taken into account. Points are awarded using the following formulae:
An overall series win scores
A second place in the series scores
Third place in the series scores
The total points received decide the winner of the perpetual trophy for that class for the year. Final results and Trophy allocations are subject to approval by the Sailing Committee.
13. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in ASC racing 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 ASC racing events.