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DF95 Whitsunday RC Race Week

QUEENSLAND RADIO YACHTING ASSOCIATION INC

DF95 Whitsunday RC Race Week

NOTICE OF RACE

Tuesday 9th to 15th July 2019
Lake Julieanne Strathdickie

Preamble: The event is intended to be a promotional event to encourage the
development of the Dragon Flite 95 (DF95) restricted class radio-controlled yacht in
North Queensland.

This Notice of Race is to cover the Challenge event when nominated skippers will be
competing together as a showcase of their skills and the performance qualities of the
DF95.
Most of all it will be to have fun and enjoy the sailing in the beautiful Whitsundays.

1 ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Queensland Radio Yachting Association Inc. and the Australian DF95 Radio Sailing Association and conducted by the duly appointed Race Committees of Whitsunday Model Boat Club.
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), and the respective Class Rules.
2.3 The following Racing Rules will be changed: Restricted Class Rules ver 1-2 will apply.

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.
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 affiliated members in good standing with ARYA (Inc.)
Entry will be denied to anyone who has been expelled or is currently serving a suspension from any State or Territory Radio Controlled Sailing Association affiliated with the ARYA (Inc).

3.2 The following class will be sailed:

Dragon Flite 95 (DF95)
3.3 Eligible boats may enter by online via www.qrya.com.au or Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone 0427456668.
Payment is to be made at registration.
3.4 Late entries may be accepted at the venue under the discretion of the regatta organizers.
3.5 Final Entry: No further entries will be accepted after the start of Race 1.

4 FEES
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
Race week
Entry Fee - $20.00 per entry

5 EVENT SCHEDULE

5.1 Event date: Tuesday 9th July orientation day and social sailing.
Wednesday 10th to 15th will be 12 races per day.
This event is hosted by WMBC at Lake Julieanne, Strathdickie, Whitsunday, Qld.
5.2 Racing Times:
Registration: 12.30pm
Briefing: 1.15pm
Racing commences: 1.30pm
No race to start after: 4.30pm

5.3
No lunches will be provided by the host club, it is recommended that entrants have lunch before proceeding to venue. Drinks and some snacks will be available for purchase at venue.

 

 

6 MEASUREMENTS
All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks, must be completed in accordance with the schedule outlined in this Notice of Race (NoR).

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 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Sailing Instructions will be placed on the Event Noticeboard prior to the commencement of racing.

9 COURSES
a) 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 but may be changed at the discretion of the PRO.
b) The event will be sailed in one fleet. Where there are more than 24 entries the start line may be extended and split with an extra buoy set in the middle of the start line. The fleet may then be divided into two parts, half starting in each section of the start line.

10 PENALTY SYSTEM AND PROTESTS
10.1 RRS 44.1 is amended by E4.3: Taking a Penalty.
10.2 The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings will be used.
10.4 Decisions of the arbitration committee will be final.

11 SCORING
The scoring system is as follows:
a. For single heat racing the RRS A4 (Low Points System) will apply.

12 PRIZES
The First, second and third placed skippers will receive awards.

13 CONDUCT

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.

14 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

All those entering or taking part in this event do so at their own risk and responsibility. See Rule 4. The Queensland Radio Yachting Association Inc., the Australian DF95 Radio Sailing Association 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.

15 LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATION
The sailing venue is located at Lake Julieanne Strathdickie Whitsunday, North Queensland.

16 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact Shane Beyer at 0415640146 or Chris Head
by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

17 ENTRY FORM (for non-online entries)

Name: ______________________________________________

Club: ______________________________________________

Sail #: _______ Contact Phone Number: _________________

Forward entry as directed above in Para 3.3 of this Notice of Race.

DF95 Whitsunday RC Race Week
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DF95 Whitsunday RC Race Week

David Brunsdon#: 889: DF 95PN: No
Peter Ross#: 887: DF95PN: No
Shane Beyer#: 780: df 95PN: No
Hank Beyer#: 79: DF95PN: No
Clay Bauman#: 82: DF95PN: No
Chris Head#: 775: DF 95PN: No
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