Yesterday the sun shone and winds got up to 22 knots, which presented some challenging conditions for the Regatta Fleet, but it didnt stop them from getting in the first race of the season.
The Senior fleet sailed two races, and at the end of the day Daniel Raymond was leading the Senior Gold fleet, with Alex Kavanagh leading the Senior Silver.
In the Junior Fleet, due to a technicality, only one race was completed at the end of the day, and Loghlen Rickard was leading the Junior Gold fleet with Michael Carroll leading the Junior Silver.
1.1. The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2. I.S.A. prescriptions will apply.
1.3. I.O.D.A Class Rules will apply
2.1. Advertising will be restricted to Category A.
2.2. All Competitors’ Boats may be required to display a Sponsor's logo as instructed. If required,
the Logo will be available at registration.
3. Eligibility and Entry
3.1. Competitors must be Members of IODAI or their National Optimist Association
3.2. Entry is open to all sailors were under 15 on the 1st January in the year of the regatta.
3.3. The entry fee is €60 for the Senior and Junior Divisions and €60 for the Regatta fleet.
3.4. Entries received after 19th May 2012 are subject to a Late Entry Fee of €20 per sailor and will
be accepted at the discretion of the organising authority.
4. Event Description & Venue
4.1. The event will comprise two fleets – a Main fleet which will compete for the Junior and
Senior Championship, and a Regatta fleet, which will combine coaching and racing.
4.2. The event will be held at Royal North Of Ireland Yachr Club, 7 Seafront Road, Cultra, Co
Down, (L) 028 9042 8041 (E) email@example.com , who are the organising authority.
5. Divisions & Fleets
5.1. Senior and Junior Divisions
Boats will be divided two divisions with separate starts as follows:
. Junior Division: Sailors under 12 on the 1st January in the year of the regatta.
. Senior Division: Sailor over 12 but under 15 on 1st January in the year of the regatta
5.2. Gold and Silver Fleets
Within each division there will be a further split into Gold and Silver Fleets according to the
current national rankings as posted on the IODAI website at www.iodai.com . Gold and silver
fleets shall have a single start within their division.
5.3. Identification Ribbons
Each boat shall display, from their sail sprit loop, the ribbon provided at registration as
Division / Fleet
Senior / Gold
Senior / Silver
Junior / Gold
Junior / Silver
6.1. Registration validation shall be on 26th May 2012 from 0900 - 1130
6.2. Dates of Racing
26th May 2012
27th May 2012
6.3. Three races are scheduled each day. The Race Officer may, at his discretion, get one race
ahead of schedule but shall not sail more than 4 races on any one day.
6.4. The championship will consist of a maximum of 6 races.
6.5. 3 races shall constitute a series.
6.6. No race shall be started after 1500 on the last day.
7.1. You are required to have your spars, foils and sails measured by a qualified measurer.
7.2. Spot checks will be performed on equipment on a random basis prior to, and during the
8.1. When fewer than four races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her
8.2. When four or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her
race scores excluding her worst score.
9. Penalty System
4.1 RRS Appendix P will apply.
10. Sailing Instructions & Briefing
10.1. The Major Event Sailing Instructions will apply and are posted on the IODAI website.
10.2. Supplementary Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.
10.3. There will be a briefing for competitors at 11.30 on 26th May 2012.
10.4. A Regatta fleet briefing will be held separately at 12.00 as indicated on the Official Notice
11. Safety Checks
11.1. A list of the mandatory equipment required in each boat, and the processes to be adhered to,
is posted on the IODAI website under Safety Check List. It is the responsibility of each
Parent/ Guardian to ensure each sailor is in compliance with the Safety Checklist.
12. Support boats
12.1. Support boats must register with the organising committee, and nominate each competitor
they are supporting.
12.2. Support boats may be called upon by the Race Committee and / or Safety Officer to assist
with rescue operations.
12.3. There will be a briefing for support boat skippers at 11.00 on 26th May 2012.
13. Disclaimer of Liability
13.1. Competitors participate in the championship entirely at their own risk (See RRS 4 - Decision
to Race). The Organising authority and host clubs will not accept any liability for material
damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after
14.1. Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third- party liability insurance with a
minimum cover of €1,500,000 or the equivalent per event.
15. Regatta Fleet Competency
15.1. All Regatta Fleet sailors must be competent and capable of sailing a triangular course (with
approximately 250m legs) in light to moderate winds.
16.1. All trolleys must be in full working order and marked with current sail number.
16.2. All old trolley tags must be removed. New trolley tags issued at Registration must be attached
17.1. All competitors are to bring their own packed lunch each day in a waterproof lunch bag, or
suitable plastic container, clearly marked with their sail number.
17.2. A small meal will be provided for all sailors after sailing on Saturday.
18. Accommodation & Information
18.1. See http://www.rniyc.org/visitorsinfo.htm website for local accommodation listings. See also
www.rniyc.org for information about Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club.