THE INTERNATIONAL GP14 CLASS ASSOCIATION
End of 2019 Season Championship
Organised by Welsh Harp Sailing Club
12th 13th October 2019
NOTICE OF RACE
The notation (DP) in a rule in the NoR means that the penalty for a breach of that rule may, at the discretion of the protest committee, be less than disqualification
1.1 The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
1.2 Racing Rules 61.1(a)2 , 27.1 and 40 will be changed as follows
61.1(a)2 is deleted. A protest flag will be required
27.1 and 40 will be changed to require the use of personal flotation devices when afloat.
Any changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions.
The sailing instructions may change other rules.
Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organising authority. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies (DP)
3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The regatta is open to boats of the International GP 14 Class whose helm is a member of the International GP 14
Association. Temporary memberships of the Association may be available.
3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached entry form together with the required fee to International GP 14 Class Association, Albert House, 42 Seymour Road, Astley Bridge, Bolton. BL1 8PT. or by filling in an on-line entry form @www.gp14.org and paying the required fee. The closing date is Midnight on Wednesday October 9th 2019. No entries will be accepted after this date.
3.3 The following restrictions on the number of boats apply: A maximum of 40 entries will be allowed.
3.4 Competitors who are under 18 before and including the last date of the regatta must have a declaration form completed by their parent or guardian before they will be allowed to compete. This applies to helms and crews. The parental declaration form is part of the entry form.
3.5 Competitors shall declare their fleet grading when entering. The guidelines for fleet selection are noted
on the entry form.
3.6 There will be no entries accepted on the day of the event
4.1. The entry fee is £30 per boat. This includes light lunch on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday.
- For Youth Entry fee see Entry form. This applies to Entry fees only
4.2. An evening meal will be available, on Saturday evening 12 October , at a cost of £12.50 per head. This must be booked in advance via https://webcollect.org.uk/hlsc before midnight, Wednesday 9th October. This option is also open to non competitors.
5.1 Registration: Will be in the clubhouse from 10.00 am on Saturday 13th October.
5.2 Competitor Briefing: There will be a briefing for competitors at 12:00hrs on Saturday 13th October.
5.4 Dates, Times and Number of Races:
The event will be a five race regatta held over two days
Time of warning signal
Saturday October 12th
Race 1, Race 2, tea, followed by race 3.
Sunday October 13th
Race 4, Race 5 to follow
The race officer may alter this schedule depending on the weather conditions.
5.5 On the last scheduled day of racing no warning signal will be made after 14.30hrs.
Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate at registration. Only certified sails may be used.
All boats are liable to equipment checks on arrival or measured at any time during the Championship.
7. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sailing Instructions will be available at registration and may be available on the Association web site beforehand.
8.1 The venue will be Welsh Harp Sailing Club Birchen Grove, London, NW9 8SA.
- THE COURSES
The courses will be defined in the Sailing Instructions .
10. SCORING AND PENALTY SYSTEM
.10.1. The Low Point Scoring System of Appendix A will apply. Two races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
10.2. When one to three races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When four or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
The RYA Arbitration system may be available
11. RADIO COMMUNICATION
Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions that is racing shall not make voice ir data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats. (DP)
Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the regatta. Prizes may also be awarded to the winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets. The entry form contains guidelines for selection of fleet and competitors shall nominate their chosen fleet on that form.
The prizes for the winners and runners-up in the Super 7 Series 2019 will also be awarded at this event.
Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organizers.
- RISK STATEMENT
Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: "The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone." Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk.
By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
(a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
(b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
(c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
(d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
(e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
(f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances.
(g) It is their responsibility to familiarise themselves with any risks specific to this venue or this event drawn to their attention in any rules and information produced for the venue or event and to attend any safety briefing held for the event.
h) The boat is adequately insured with cover of at least £3 million against third party claims.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3,000,000 per event or the equivalent.
15. FURTHER INFORMATION
Please note that the evening meal will be a “Black Tie” evening. While we will not exclude anybody who does not follow this dress code, we hope that as many as possible will dress in this fashion.
END OF NOTICE OF RACE
There will be bunkhouse accommodation available on the site this will cost £ 25 per person. To book contact