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Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy Regatta - 3/5th August

2018 Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy Regatta Friday 03 August – Sunday 05 August 2018


Club Kawana Radio Yachting Inc, Sunshine Coast QLD This is an ARYA Ranking Event


1                           ORGANIZING AUTHORITY

This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Australian Radio Yachting Association Incorporated (ARYA) and conducted by the Queensland Radio Yachting Association INC (QYRC) and Club Kawana Radio Yachts (CKRY) and its duly appointed Race Committee.

2                           RULES

  • 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).

  • 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

  • The current ARYA approved Heat Management System (HMS) will apply in the event that multiple fleets are

  • 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.”

These changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.

3                           ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

  • The competition is open to

    • affiliated members in good standing with ARYA (Inc.) and

    • members in good standing with the IRSA Delegated National Member of their country of

Entry will be denied to anyone who is currently expelled or serving a suspension from the ARYA (Inc) or any state or territory RC sailing association affiliated with the ARYA (Inc).

  • Competitors who reside outside of Australia entering in accordance with 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 (evidence of insurance must be submitted to the organising authority). Please see item 17 below to gain more information.

  • Entries shall be limited to a maximum of 56

  • The following class will be sailed: International One

  • Eligible boats may enter online at Entries close at 1700 (AEST) on Friday 20th July

  • Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organizers under the following conditions:

  • A late entry fee of $30 for entries received after close of entries

  • No further entries will be accepted after 1700 (AEST) on  Wednesday 1st August

4                           FEES

  • Required fees are as follows:

Class                                                                     Fee

International One Metre IOM                                $90 AUD

A non-refundable deposit of $45 AUD will be retained from the entry fee should a competitor withdraw.

5                           EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Racing Times: All times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Day One:                                      Friday 03 August 2018

Registration and measurement:  08:00 – 09:30

Briefing commences:                     09:45

Warning signal for first race:         10:00

Racing concludes:                         No heat will commence after 16:00

Day Two:                                      Saturday 04 August 2018

Briefing commences:                    09:00

Warning signal for first race:         09:30

Racing concludes:                         No heat will commence after 16:00

Day Three:                                   Sunday 05 August 2018

Briefing commences:                    09:00

Warning signal for first race:         09:30

Racing concludes:                         The final race will not commence after 15:00 Presentation:                      At sailing venue

  • Racing will be held during the scheduled times with a maximum of 40 races for the There shall be no limit to the number of races/heats sailed on each day. 

  • The warning signal for the next race/heat shall occur as soon as practical following the previous race/heat.

  • A break for lunch may be included at the discretion of the Lunch will be taken at a time to best fit in with the racing.

Lunch will be provided daily.

6                           MEASUREMENTS

Each boat shall produce a current, valid measurement certificate at registration.

All registration formalities, or any measurement checks, must be completed by 0930 on the 03 August 2018.

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

  • 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

  • Skippers wishing to use authorized personal numbers shall produce a current, valid personal number certificate at

9                           SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The ARYA Standard Sailing Instructions are available on the ARYA website ( and a copy will be placed on the Event Noticeboard prior to the commencement of racing.

10                        VENUE

The event will be held at:

Lake Kawana Sportsman Parade

Bokarina, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Launching details: Launching will be a dry launch from a wall surrounding the lake.

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

  • RRS 1 is amended by E4.3: Taking a Penalty.

  • The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings (Sailing Instructions Appendix A) will be

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

  • Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in RRS 5.

13                        SCORING

  • 5 races are required to be completed to constitute a

  • Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one

  • The scoring system is as follows:

a)               For single fleet racing

  1. The Low Point System (RRS A4) will

  2. After 4 races have been completed, 1

  • After 8 races have been completed, 2

  1. After 16 races have been completed, 3 discards, then adding one extra discard for every further 8 races

  2. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall

14                        PRIZES

Prizes will be given to first, second and third along with the Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy for first position.

Additional prizes will be given out to competitors at the discretion of the race committee.

15                        CONDUCT

The Australian Radio Yachting Association Inc and the Queensland Yachting Association Inc and Club Kawana Radio Yachts 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 turn 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 Rule 4. The Australian Radio Yachting Association (Incorporated), Queensland Radio Yachting Association (Incorporated) and Club Kawana Radio Yachts 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:

Greg Adams by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 0411 400 821

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