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National DF65 Invitational Challenge

65National DF65 Invitational Challenge

Australian DF65 Radio Sailing Association Inc.

Queensland Radio Yachting Association Inc.

Paradise Radio Yacht Club Inc.

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018



  1. Organising Authority

This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Queensland Radio Yachting Association Incorporated Australian DF65 Radio Sailing Association Incorporated and the Race Committee of the duly appointed Host Club - Paradise Radio Yacht Club Incorporated.


  1. Rules

2.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 as amended by Appendix E ( Radio Sailing Racing Rules).

2.2 The following documents will apply: This Notice of Race (NoR), the events Sailing Instructions (SI), International Class Administration Rules, The equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), Dragon Force Restricted Class Rules v1.6.

2.3 The current Heat Management System approved by the IRSA will apply in the event that multiple fleets are utilised.

2.4 The following Racing Rules will be changed:

E3.1: The control area will be defined on the course board.

E3.2: Launching area will be specified on the course board

E3.3: The course will be displayed on a course Board.

E3.6: Following a general recall, Rule 30.1 shall apply to the restart.

For subsequent general recalls Rules 30.1, 30.3 or 30.4 may apply.

E3.8(c): Courses may be shortened.

E5.1(a): The race committee will appoint Observers, who may be


E6.4: Add “but prior to the preparatory signal for the next heat or race.”

The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.


  1. Eligibility and Entry

3.1 The competition is open to affiliated members of the ARYA (Inc) whose

subscriptions are current and to members of a recognised Division Member of the International Radio Sailing Association. Entry will be denied to anyone who has been expelled or is currently serving a suspension from any Club or State Association within Australia or their National body.

All DF65 Restricted class skippers must sign a declaration that their yacht complies with the Restricted Class Rules.

3.2 The following Class will be sailed:-

Dragon Force 65 Class.

3.3 Skippers with eligible yachts may enter online at www.qrya.com.au or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an entry form by return email  and then sending it with the required fee to

Charmaine White 10/60 Caseys Road HOPE ISLAND Q 4212

All payments are to be made to;

Paradise Radio Yacht Club     BSB # 633-000   Acc # 158 607 424

Reference: DF65 NIC and the skipper’s name.

3.4 Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organisers.

3.5 Entries will close at midnight on 3rd May 2018.

  1. Fees

4.1 Entry fees are as follows: $35 per boat

Entry fee payable upon online entry or Direct Deposit.

  1. Event Schedule

5.1 Measurement & inspection commences:      8.00am to 9.30am

Registration commences:                                8.15am to 9.30am

Briefing Commences                                       9.45am

Warning signal for first race:                           10.00am

No heat will commence after:                          3.30pm

5.3 Lunch will be taken at the discretion of the PRO to best fit with the racing schedule.

A lunch and drinks will be provided on both days.


  1. Measurements

6.1 Dragon Force yachts must be available, at all times, for compliance check if requested by race committee.

Registration & measure checks must be completed 15 minutes prior to skippers briefing.


  1. Frequencies

For frequency bands other than 2.4 GHz, each competitor shall nominate a minimum of three (3) frequencies with their entry. Permitted frequency bands are 27, 29, 36, 40 MHz and 2.4 GHz.



All sail numbers will be checked against the National database to ensure boat registration is in order.

Duplicate sail numbers will be resolved by first-entry preference or Association membership preference.


  1. 9. Sailing Instructions

 The Standard Sailing Instructions will be forwarded to the skipper on receipt of the completed Entry Form. A copy will be available from the Regatta Co-ordinator at Registration and attached to the Notice board.


  1. Venue

The event will be sailed at: Emerald Lakes, Lakeside Drive, Carrara. Gold Coast Qld.


  1. Courses

Courses will be determined by the PRO and Race Committee taking into account the following:

Wind direction - to ensure a true windward leg.

Size of fleet - to maintain sufficient separation of boats on different legs of

the course.

Time taken to complete course - a race time of approximately 8-12 minutes for the first boat to finish.


  1. Penalties & Protests

12.1 RRS 44.1 is amended by E4.3 : Taking a Penalty

12.2 The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings (SI - Appendix A) is NOT to be used.

12.3 A Protest Committee will be appointed to hear any protests arising from the event and may comprise competitors not involved in the incident. RRS 61.2 and 62.2 may be replaced by a verbal notification and hearing if all parties affected by the incident agree.

12.4 Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.


  1. Scoring

The scoring system is as follows:

  1. For single heat racing the RRS A4 will apply.
  2. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.
  3. Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one fleet.


  1. Prizes

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st    2nd   3rd


  1. Conduct

The Queensland Radio Yachting Association Inc, ADF65RSA and the Paradise Radio Yacht Club Inc. recognise that all events offer considerable publicity opportunities to Clubs, Associations and the sport generally. Competitor behaviour can impact unfavourably on the sport and all competitors. Behaviour by a competitor that is in breach of good manners or sportsmanship or which may bring the sport into disrepute shall result in a hearing in accordance with RRS 2 or RRS 69.1 or the PRO may offer a competitor a two turns on the spot penalty to avoid going to protest. However, the PRO is not obliged to make this offer, nor is a competitor obliged to accept it in which case a protest hearing shall proceed.


  1. Disclaimer of Liability

All those entering or taking part in this Regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. See Rule 4. The Queensland Radio Yachting Association (Incorporated), and any other parties involved in the organisation of this event disclaim:

“Any and every responsibility whatsoever for loss, material damage, personal injury or death, or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water, prior to, during or after the regatta, as a consequence of entering or participating in the Regatta covered by this Notice of Race.”

At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves plus the decision to participate or continue must rest solely with and remain at all times with the competitors.A competitor may only enter the event by accepting these conditions as they appear on the entry form for this event.



For further information please contact Charmaine White - Sailing Secretary PRYC.

Ph: 0405 180 560

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