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QLD DF65 Championships - 7/8th July

QUEENSLAND DF65 CHAMPIONSHIP

AUSTRALIAN DF65 RADIO SAILING ASSOCIATION (Inc)
QUEENSLAND RADIO SAILING ASSOCIATION (Inc)
SPRINGFIELD LAKES MARITIME MODELLERS (Inc)

SPRINGFIELD LAKES 7th & 8th JULY 2018

NOTICE OF RACE

1 ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Australian DF65 Radio Sailing Association Incorporated (ARSA) and conducted by the Queensland Radio Yachting Association Inc and Springfield Lakes Maritime Modellers Inc and its duly appointed Race Committee.

2 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 event’s Sailing Instructions (SI), International Class Administration Rules, the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), the respective International Class Rules.
2.3 The current Heat Management System (HMS) will apply in the event that multiple fleets are utilized.
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 competitors.
E6.4: Add “but prior to the prepatory signal for the next heat or race.”

The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.

3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The competition is open to
(a) affiliated members in good standing with ARSA (Inc.) and
(b) members in good standing with the IRSA Delegated National Member of their country of residence.
Entry will be denied to anyone who has been expelled or is currently serving a suspension from the ARSA (Inc) or any state or territory RC sailing association.
3.2 Competitors who reside outside of Australia entering in accordance with 3.1 (b) are required to become a ‘Temporary Member’ of a QRYA (Inc) affiliated member for the period of the event. This may be exempt for competitors who are insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of AUD $20 million per incident or the equivalent.

3.3 The following class will be sailed: DF 65
All boats must have a current registration certificate for the class entered.

3.4 Eligible boats may enter Online at www.qrya.com.au
Entries close at 9.30 am 30 June 2018 with payment made at Registration.
3.5 Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organizers.
3.6 Final Entry: No further entries will be accepted after 9:30 am 7 July 2018.

4 FEES
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
One day event $20
Two day event $35

4.2 Other fees: Late Entry Fee $5


5 EVENT SCHEDULE
5.1 This event is scheduled to be conducted over 2 days, however, if insufficient entries are received by the start of day one, then the event will then be conducted over the first day with notice to competitors at briefing.
5.2 Racing Times:
All times are local time as available on local mobile phone services.
Day One: Saturday 7 July 2018
Registration: From 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Measurement and inspection: From 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Briefing commences: 9:45 am
Warning signal for first race: 9:00 am
Racing concludes: No heat will commence after 3:30 pm

Final Day (if required): Sunday 8 July
Briefing commences: 9:30 am
Warning signal for first race: 9:45 am
Racing concludes: The final race will not commence after 3:30 pm

Presentation function: Presentations will be held following the last race.
5.3 A break for lunch may be included at the discretion of the PRO. Lunch will be taken at a time to best fit in with the racing.
Lunch or lunches, soft drinks and water will be provided. Tea, coffee and hot water will be available.

6 MEASUREMENT
Each boat shall produce a current, valid measurement certificate at registration.
All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks, must be completed in accordance with the schedule outlined in this Notice of Race. (Refer paragraph 3 and 5.)

7 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.

8 PERSONAL SAIL NUMBERS
8.1 Authorised personal numbers shall take preference over other conflicting sail numbers provided the member seeking to use their Personal Number has entered the event, and paid the entry fee prior to the nominated “close of entries” date as set out in this Notice of Race.
8.2 Skippers wishing to use authorized personal numbers shall produce a current, valid personal number certificate at registration.

9 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The ARYA Standard Sailing Instructions are available on the ARYA website (www.arya.asn.au) and a copy will be placed on the Event Noticeboard prior to the commencement of racing.

10 VENUE
The event will be sailed at Montello Circuit Park, Springfield Lakes. GPS address is opposite number 39 Montello Circuit, Springfield Lakes. Launching will be dry.

11 COURSES
Where possible, the course will comprise a first leg and a finish leg to windward. The course will generally be a windward / leeward course utilizing a gate at the leeward end of the course.

The Race Committee will attempt to set a course which will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for the first boat to complete.

12 PENALTY SYSTEM AND PROTESTS
12.1 RRS 44.1 is amended by E4.3: Taking a Penalty.
12.2 The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings (Sailing Instructions Appendix A) will not 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.

13 SCORING
The scoring system is as follows:
a. For single heat racing the RRS A4 will apply.
b. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.
c. Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one fleet.

14 PRIZES
Prizes will be given as follows: 1st, 2nd & 3rd places.

15 CONDUCT

The Australian DF65 Radio Sailing Association Inc and the Queensland Radio Yachting Association 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 RRS69.1 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.


16 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

All those entering or taking part in these Championships do so at their own risk and responsibility. (See RRS 4). The Australian DF65 Radio Sailing Association (Incorporated), Queensland Radio Yachting Association Inc and Springfield Lakes Maritime Modellers Inc 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 Championship 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.

17 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact Trevor Fisher 0431 272 880 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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QLD DF65 Entry List

Tony Fannin#: 82: PN: No
Ian Robertson#: 197: PN: No
Kenneth Swalwell#: 12: PN: Yes
Ian Lobley#: 147: PN: No
Ray Wilson#: 79: PN: No
Mike Jefferys #: 52: PN: No
Frank Schmidt#: GER 507: PN: No
Graham COWLING#: 462: PN: No
Julian O'Brien#: 26: PN: No
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