SERVICES OFFSHORE REGATTA (SOR) 2015

 

Services Offshore Regatta 2015
29 June – 4 July 2015
Organised by the Association of Service Yacht Clubs (ASYC)
Gosport, Hampshire

NOTICE OF RACE

1 RULES

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013 – 2016 as amended by the prescriptions of the RYA.

1.2 IRC 2013 Rules Parts A, B & C and ISAF Special Regulations will apply.

2 ADVERTISING

Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

3.1 The regatta is open to all yachts of the single Service Sailing Associations, Service Establishments and associated sailing associations and yacht clubs, together with privately owned yachts crewed by retired service personnel, their immediate families or civilians currently employed in the Armed Forces of the Crown. Entries will also be welcome from members of the Guernsey Yacht Club and the St Helier Yacht Club.

3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached form and sending it together with the required fee to:

Army Sailing Association Rear Commodore (Offshore Racing)

Lieutenant Colonel T A S Hill MBE SCOTS
Permanent Joint Headquarters J3 Divison
Northwood HQ
Sandy Lane
NORTHWOOD
Middlesex
HA6 3HP

Phone: 01923 955337/ Military 9360 55337

Email: racing@sailarmy.co.uk

by 15 June 2015.

3.3 Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Race Committee.

4 FEES

4.1 Fees are detailed on the entry forms.

5 SCHEDULE

5.1 Registration will take place on 29 June 2015 from 0900 to 1130 hours.

5.2 Racing will take place over the week 29 June – 4 July as follows:

Date

Race

Class

29 June

Inshore Racing 1

All Classes

30 June

Offshore 1

All Classes

1 July

Offshore 1 cont

All Classes

2 July

Inshore Racing 2
Offshore Passage 1

All Classes
All Classes

3 July

Offshore 2

All Classes

4 July

Offshore 2 cont

All Classes

 

5.3 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first inshore race will be 1455 hours on 29 June. The warning signal on subsequent days will be issued in the Sailing Instructions.

6 MEASUREMENTS

6.1 Each boat racing IRC shall produce a valid rating certificate.

6.2 The handicap system and TCF for yachts in the cruising class will be determined by the SOR race committee

7 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available after 1200 hours on 1 June on the ASA website and will be issued on registration at the Race Office on 29 June 2015.

8 VENUE

Registration will take place at JSASTC, Gosport. Racing will take place in the Solent, English Channel and Channel Islands.

9 THE COURSES

The courses to be sailed will be identified using fixed navigation marks and Solent racing marks as appropriate.

10 PENALTY SYSTEM

10.1 For all classes rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

10.2 Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in rule 70.5.

11 SCORING

11.1 2 Offshore races are required to be completed to constitute the offshore series.

11.2 2 Inshore races are required to be completed to constitute the PE Cup series.

11.3 All races sailed in each series will count for the respective series.

12 HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS

Keelboats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.

13 DIVING EQUIPMENT AND PLASTIC POOLS

Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around keelboats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.

14 RADIO COMMUNICATION

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

15 PRIZES

Prizes will be given as detailed in the SIs.

16 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the regatta 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 regatta.

17 INSURANCE

Each participating boat, excluding the JSASTC owned Vic 34s, shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per event or the equivalent.

18 FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact:

Army Sailing Association Rear Commodore (Offshore Racing)
Lieutenant Colonel T A S Hill MBE SCOTS
Permanent Joint Headquarters J3 Divison
Northwood HQ
Sandy Lane
NORTHWOOD
Middlesex
HA6 3HP

Phone: 01923 955337/ Military 9360 55337

Email: racing@sailarmy.co.uk

Please download the following word documentEntry Form Please download the following word documentDeclaration FormPlease download the following word documentComplete Notice of Race with all attachments

(Please note that the Word documents might not download from DII)

Please download the following pdf documentComplete Notice of Race Please download the following pdf document Entry Form Please download the following pdf documentDeclaration Form

Offshore Racing Manager

Lt Col Andrew Britton
Tel: TBC
Email: racing@sailarmy.co.uk

Offshore Team Captain

Maj Dave Murphy
Tel: 01264 886992
Email:  teamcaptain@sailarmy.co.uk