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Notice of Race

Notice of Race Club Racing 2015

N.B. The NoR and Sailing Instructions for Cowes Week, SVYC and all other EWCC Regattas, and Seaview Village Regatta are published in their respective regatta programmes

The Organising Authority is Sea View Yacht Club Limited (SVYC)

1 Rules

The racing will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, including the SVYC Sailing Instructions and the relevant Class Rules.

Competitors should note that SVYC implements the RYA Racing Charter and that they will be required to undertake to sail in compliance with the Charter.

2 Eligibility & Entry

All helms must be members of SVYC or signed-in guests.

All helms must have completed and signed an Entry Form which includes an agreement to be bound by the Disclaimer of Liability laid down by SVYC (see 4 below). Entry Forms are available from the Club Office. The Entry Form for helms under 18 years of age must be endorsed by their parent or guardian. All Masters Races start with Laser Handicap and are either Apprentices (35-44), Masters (45-54), Grand Masters (55-64), Great Grand Masters (65+).

3 Schedule

The schedule of races is as set out in the Sailing Programme in this document, with race Warning Signal times as follows:

Handicap Cruisers - 1015 Standard start time for Races as programmed

Mermaids - 1025 Morning races and 1st heat for cup races

Optimists - 1045 Daily 15 July - 26 August

Laser Handicap (4.7m, Radial & Full) incl. Masters - 1135 Daily 20 July - 26 August

Mixed Handicap Dinghies (Fast & Slow) - 1145 Daily 20 July - 26 August

Mermaids - 1155 2nd heat or final for cup races

National Squibs - 1415 As programmed

Mermaids - 1425 Afternoon races and finals for cup races

Mermaids summer series -1655 22 July - 15 August

SVOD Victory Fleet & Cadet Fleet -1715 Daily 27 July - 26 August (SVYC Line Start)

SVOD Amber Fleet - 1725 Daily 15 July - 6 September

Mermaids spring & autumn series - 1755 24 April - 18 July & 28 August - 19 September

Except during SVYC Regatta and Seaview Village Regatta (see respective programmes)

+1800 during Cowes Week; § 1545/1555 on Monday 26 August

Between 20 July and 26 August starts could be either from the Deck or from a Committee Boat therefore please check on the Official Notice Board to find the location of the start for each day when you sign on to race.

4 Disclaimer of Liability

A boat (defined as including its helm and crew) participates in the racing entirely at its own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race.

The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after racing.

A boat is entirely responsible for its own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility. It is for the boat to decide whether it is fit to sail in the conditions in which it will find itself. By launching or going to sea, the boat confirms that it is fit for these conditions and that its crew is competent to sail and compete in them.

Nothing done or omitted to be done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the race and the event, and include the organising authority, the race committee, the race officer, patrol boats and beachmasters. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of her responsibilities. The fact that the race committee may conduct inspections of the boat does not reduce the responsibilities of the boat.

5 Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2 million per event.


Last updated 14:45 on 15 March 2017

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