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N/QLD DF95 Interclub RD1 - 15th June





Saturday 15th June 2019
Curralea Lake, Woolcock St. Townsville


Preamble: The event is intended to be round 1 of a 3 Interclub challenge held between the Townsville, Mackay and Whitsunday clubs. Other DF95 competitors are welcome.
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 DragonFlite 95 class.

This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Australian Radio Yachting Association Inc. the Queensland Radio Yachting Association Inc. and the Australian DF95 Radio Sailing Association Inc. and conducted by the duly appointed Race Committees of Townsville RC Yachting Inc.
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 ARYA approved 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 preparatory signal for the next heat or race.”

The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.

3.1 The competition is open to
(a) affiliated members in good standing with ARYA (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 ARYA (Inc) or any state or territory RC sailing association affiliated with the ARYA (Inc).
3.2 Competitors who reside outside of Australia entering in accordance with 3.1 (b) are required to become a ‘Temporary Affiliate Member’ of ARYA (Inc.) 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/es will be sailed:
DragonFlite 95 (DF95)
All boats must comply to the DF 95 Ver 1-2 Class Rules.
3.4 Eligible boats may enter Online at www.qrya.com.au or email directly to the North Queensland DF95 Co-Ordinator Colin Cameron (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or post to 26 Friday Ave. Burdell. Qld. 4818. Payment is to be made at registration.
3.5 Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organizers under the following conditions:
Prior to the start of the first race.
3.6 Final Entry: No further entries will be accepted after the start of Race 1.

4.1 Required fees are as follows:
Class Fee
DF95 $10.00 per entry
4.2 Other fees:

5.1 DF95 Class – Racing commences at 12.30pm
5.2 Racing Times: All times are local time as available on local mobile phone services.
Saturday 15th June
Registration: 10.30am to 12:00 Midday
Measurement and inspection: 10.30am to 12:00 Midday
Briefing commences: 12:00 Midday
Warning signal for first race: 12:25 pm
Racing concludes: No race will commence after 16:00 Hours

5.3 Racing will be held during the scheduled times with a maximum of 48 races for the series. There shall be a limit of 16 races to the number of races sailed on each day.

5.4 The warning signal for the next race shall occur as soon as practical following the previous race.

5.5 A break for lunch may be included at the discretion of the PRO. Lunch will be taken prior to the racing.
No lunches will be provided by the host club, there are nearby shops within walking distance.

All boats must comply to the DF 95 Ver 1-2 Class Rules.
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.)

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.

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.

The event will be sailed at Curralea Lake, Woolcock Street, Townsville
Launching details: launching will be either Dry or Wet.

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 event will be sailed in one fleet. Where there are more than 21 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.

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

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 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.

13.1 5 races are required to be completed to constitute a series except for single day events, at which the minimum number will be 3 races.
13.2 Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one fleet.
13.3 The scoring system is as follows:
a. For single fleet racing
i) The Low Point System (RRS A4) will apply.
ii) After 4 races have been completed, 1 discard.
iii) After 8 races have been completed, 2 discards.
iv) After 16 races have been completed, 3 discards, then adding one extra discard for every further 8 races completed.
b. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.

Prizes will be given as follows: Nil Prizes, points to accumulated and presentation to overall winning Club and champion skipper to be done at the 3rd and Final round of the interclub series.


The Australian Radio Yachting 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.

By taking part in this event, the competitor gives the organisation and the event’s sponsors the right to use and show at any time static or moving pictures, films and TV recordings of the competitor and/or their boat made during this ARYA Ranking regatta in any materials, on any Web pages, and on any social media in support or in connection with the event, including the publication of results.


All those entering or taking part in these Championships do so at their own risk and responsibility. (See RRS 4). The Australian Radio Yachting Association (Incorporated), The Queensland Radio Yachting Association Inc., the Australian DF95 Radio Sailing Association 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.

For further information please contact Colin Cameron at 0409 590 954
or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

19 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.


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