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Nationwide Series – Mounts Bay Sailing Club

th June 2010


Notice of Race

1. 1. Organizing authority


The organizing authority is Mounts Bay Sailing Club.

The Competitors should note that Mounts Bay Sailing Club supports the RYA Racing
Charter & that, when entering,  Competitors will be required to undertake to sail
in compliance with the Charter. 


The prescriptions of the UKMCA will also apply, except if these are changed by
this Notice of Race or the SailingInstructions.

Local Rules: Tow Rope;- Every boat shall carry a rope suitable for towing that is
not less than 10 metres in length and 6mm in diameter. The tow rope must not be
used for any other purpose whilst afloat.

rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) will govern this event.

2. 2. Rules








3. 3. Classes and eligibility



The event is open to International Mirror Class dinghies, including singlehanders.
All sailors must be members of their national Mirror Class Association

or Temporary
Membership of the UKMCA for the duration of the event may be






Singlehanders will race on equal terms with the doublehanders, as part of the
Nationwide Series.




4. 4. TimesAll boats must register. Registration will take place at The Race Office Mounts Bay
Sailing Club Dinghy Pen starting at 9:00 am Saturday 26
th June 2010.
th June Three Races all back to back 1255hrs th June Three Races all back to back 1025hrs th June or
after 1400 hours Sunday 27
th June.
5. 5. Entries

The entry fee for the event is: £30.00 before Wednesday 23


Entry forms can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please make cheques payable to ‘Mounts Bay Sailing Club’


and send to Mr Rob BODE, 33a Tredrea Lane, St Erth, Hayle, Cornwall. TR27 6JS

All competitors under the age of 18years at the time of the event are required to
complete a parental declaration form, signed by their parent or guardian, in addition
to an entry form. this will be emailed with the entry form.

rd June thereafter £35-00.


Double and Singlehanders will start together.

Only doublehanders shall qualify to win the Western Area Championship.


The leading singlehander will be awarded a prize.


There will be a briefing for competitors in the vicinity of The Race Office in the
Dinghy Pen at 11.30hrs


Racing is scheduled:

Race Warning Signals
Sat 26



Sun 27



The maximum number of races will be six.
The number of races is indicative and will depend on weather conditions.

No warning signal shall be made before 1255 hours Saturday 26









6. 6. Sailing InstructionsSailing Instructions (SI) will be issued upon registration at Mounts Bay Sailing Club
from 09:00 hours Sat 26
th June.


7. 7. Racing AreaThe racing area will be in Mounts Bay, to the South and West of St Michael’s Mount.

8. 8. Disclaimer of Liability


conditions and that her crew is competent to sail and compete in them. The boat is required
to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party claims in
the sum of at least £2,000,000. Nothing done by the organizers 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.

Competitors, visitors and guests may use the club facilities but accept that this is entirely at their
own risk. Mounts Bay Sailing Club will not accept liability for any damage to boats or loss of
property by competitors, visitors or guests whilst using the Club premises, boat parking area
or car park.


A boat is entirely responsible for her 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 she is fit to sail in the conditions in which
she will find herself. By launching or going afloat, the boat confirms that she is fit for those


9. 9. Protests

Protests and requests for redress shall be heard in accordance with Part 5 of the RRS.

10. 10. Scoring

The event will be scored using the low points system in RRS Appendix A.

A maximum of six races and a minimum of two races will be sailed to constitute the championship.
If four or more races are sailed the worst score shall be discarded.



11. 11. Radio Communications

Competitors are prohibited from using mobile telephones and radio transmitters/receivers
whilst racing.



12. 12. Rights to Use Names and Likenesses

Competitors automatically grant to the organising authority without payment the right in
perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or
filmed television of, or relating to the event. They also allow their names, age category, club
and boat details to be displayed in competitors lists prior to the event and in results, on

the Mounts Bay Sailing Club website, the UKMCA Website, other publications and an
UNLISTED PICASA/GOOGLEwebsite for the purpose of easy distribution to participants



13. 13. Sponsorship

Boats may be required to display sponsors logos as defined by the organisers.

14. 14. Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the Western Area Championship and to ot her
competitors at the discretion of the organisers.














15. 15. Coaches & Supporters.

No unauthorised coach or support boats will be permitted.

Coaches & supporters accompanying competitors are required to comply with:
The principles of good sportsmanship andbehaviour, the rules of Mounts Bay Sailing Club.




End of Notice of Race.


None Racing Matters

There will be food & beverages available in the clubhouse, after racing on Saturday.
The club contact is:

Rob BODE 01736755801 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The club has a web site


Rob BODE 01736755801 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The club has a web site

Rob BODE 01736755801 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The club has a web site


which details directions to the club


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