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08/09 Australian F18 Nationals NOR

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NOTICE OF RACE

2008/9 NATIONAL

FORMULA 18 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Proudly Supported by TBA

Friday 20th, Saturday 21st, and Sunday 22nd February 2009

The Organising Authority is the Australian Formula 18 Catamaran Association in conjunction with the Humpybong Yacht Club

1. Rules:

a. The regatta will be governed by the current rules as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2009/12, the special regulations of Yachting Australia and by the Sailing Instructions of this event.

b. Rule 44.2 is changed so that the 720 deg turn is replace by a 360 deg turn

2. Venue and Regatta Site:

a) The regatta will be hosted by Humpybong Yacht Club and sailed in the waters of the Redcliffe Peninsula. http://www.hyc.net.au/index.htm

3. Advertising:

a) The Regatta is classified as a Category C Event in accordance with Appendix 1, Regulation 20 and the Prescriptions of the AYF

4. Eligibility and Entry:

a) The regatta is open to all Formula 18 Catamarans that have a valid measurement certificate. Nb. Measurement prior to the event may be performed by appointment only. Beyond spot checking performed by the race committee will take place during the event.

b) All boats shall carry public liability insurance to the value of at least $10 million (Australian Dollars).

Proof of insurance must be provided before an entry is accepted. (Originals must be produced upon registering)All boats entered are deemed to carry this insurance and it’s the skippers’ responsibility to ensure adequate coverage at all times.

c) All Skippers and crews shall be full financial members of the Australian F18 association.

d) All entries are to be completed via the online regatta site (http://www.ausf18.org.au/entry-form.php) to receive the $50 discount. Entries completed at the event will be at full price of $275

e) Three entrants are necessary for an event to be contested. A Youth and Women event will be conducted where there are three or more entrants in that event. Youth and Woman shall be determined as the skipper only.

5. Qualifications and Selection for the 2009 Worlds Team Belgium:

Selection for the following event will be based on this Nationals results.

a) : The top 15 places qualify for selection for the World Championships to be held in Belgium in July 2009. If not all places are accepted, then the next highest placed sailor and/or member will be offered the place until all places are filled.

6. Fees:

a) The series entry fee is $275.00. All online entries will receive a discount of $50.

7. Schedule of events:

a) The Race Committee may run any number of races per day with some races back to back, for a maximum number of 12 races over 3 days.

b) Registration will be held at the Humpybong Yacht Club.

i. Online registration go to http://www.ausf18.org.au/entry-form.php

ii. Thursday 19th February 2009: Registration & welcome drinks 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

iii. Friday 20th February 2009: Registration 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Competitors meeting 10:30 am

Race warning signal not before 11:30 am

iv. Saturday 21st February 2009: Race warning signal not before 10:00 am

v. Sunday 21st February 2009: Race warning signal not before 10:00 am

Last race warning signal not after 3:00 pm

vi. Presentation to follow.

8. Prizes:

a. Prizes will be awarded to at least the first 3 placegetters. If sufficient entries for an event are not received, an event may be held but trophies and handouts cannot be guaranteed for presentation.

9. Sailing Instructions:

a. Sailing instructions will be available from the F18 website at a date TBA.

10. Refreshments:

a. Canteen & Bar will operate for lunches and after sailing snacks and drinks on all sailing days. Breakfast will be available on all days

11. Disclaimer of Liability:

a) Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk.

b) See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta.

c) All those taking part in these races do so at their own risk and responsibility. Specific attention is drawn to RRS 2 with states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone”.

d) The YBSC, the Australian F18 Association, sponsors, the Race Committee and other race officials are not responsible for any damage or injury either afloat or ashore.

e) The HYC, the Australian F18 Association, sponsors, the Race Committee and other race officials are not responsible for the seaworthiness of a boat whose entry is accepted or the sufficiency or adequacy of its equipment.

f) The establishment of the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions in no way limits or reduces the complete and unlimited responsibility of a competitor being solely and entirely responsible for the management of a boat he/she is sailing.

12. Further information:

a) James Ogilvie – james@nacraxtreme.com

b) Warren Guinea - briscat@briscatamaran.com.au

c) Russ McDonald - mailto:humpybongyachtclub@yahoo.com.au

13. Accommodation:

Accommodation is available from the following nearby venues. Book early to avoid any disappointment.

• Accommodation, click on the following links

http://www.realholidays.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=s&u=REDCLIFFE&t=hol&s=qld&o=def

http://www.reddydirectory.com.au/Accommodation/

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