2022 IOM Top of the South Championship – 5,6 November.

Radio Yacht Squadron Nelson Inc.
New Zealand Radio Yachting Association (Inc)
Barnett Rd, Best Island Richmond, Nelson
This is an NZRYA Ranking Event

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This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the New Zealand
Radio Yachting Association (NZRYA) and conducted by the Radio Yacht
Squadron Nelson Inc. and it’s duly appointed Race Committee in conjunction
with the NZL IOM NCA.
2.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of
Sailing 2021-2024 as amended by Appendix E (Radio Sailing Racing Rules).
2.2 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 Rules.
2.3 The current NZRYA approved Simple Heat Racing System (SHRS)] will apply
in the event that multiple fleets are utilized.
2.4 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 or 30.3 may apply.
E3.8(c): Courses may be shortened, prior to the preparatory signal for the
next race.
E5.1(a): The race committee may appoint Observers, who may be
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E6.4: Add “but prior to the preparatory signal for the next heat or race.”
Any changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions and shall prevail in
case of conflict with this notice of race.
3.1 The competition is open to
(a) Affiliated members in good standing with the NZRYA, or the Delegated
National Member (DNM) of their country of residence.
Competitors who reside outside of New Zealand and intend to enter this
event are required to be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a
minimum cover of NZD $1 million per incident or the equivalent.
3.2 The following class will be sailed: IOM
All boats must have a current registration certificate for the class entered.
3.3 Eligible boats may enter online at radioyachtingnelson.com or by completing
the entry form and sending it, together with the required fee to
Entries close at 1700 hrs October 31 – No further entries will be accepted
after this.
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
Club Entry Fee ……………………. $35.00
NCA fee $5.00
Total $40.00
Note, Overseas competitors can pay in NZ$ cash at registration
5.1 Racing Times:
All times are local time as available on local mobile phone services.
Day One: Friday November 4.
Registration: From 1200 to 1600 hrs
Measurement and inspection: From 1200 to 1600 hrs.
Course will be open for practice: From 1200 to1600 hrs.
Day 2: Saturday 5 November.
Registration, measurement, inspection 1000 to 1100 hrs.
Briefing commences: 1100 hrs.
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Warning signal for first race: 1130 hrs
Racing concludes: No heat will commence after 1700 hrs. Or at the Race
Officers discretion.
Buffet meal at the golf club 500 mts down the road from 1800 hrs
Day 3: Sunday November 6.
Briefing commences: 1030 Hrs.
Warning signal for first race: 1100 hrs
Racing concludes: The final race will not commence after 1600 hrs.
Presentation function: At Best Is. Soon as practical after racing is completed.
5.2 Racing will be held during the scheduled times. There shall be no limit to the
number of races/heats sailed on each day.
5.3 The warning signal for the next race/heat shall occur as soon as practical
following the previous race/heat.
5.4 Lunches will not be provided
Each boat shall produce a current, valid measurement certificate & personal
number certificate at registration.
All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks,
must be completed in accordance with the schedule outlined in this Notice of
Race. (Refer paragraph 3 and 5.)
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.
8.1 Authorised personal numbers shall take preference over other conflicting sail
8.2 Skippers wishing to use authorized personal numbers shall produce a current,
valid personal number certificate at registration.
The NZRYA Standard Sailing Instructions are available on the NZRYA
website and suitable edited a copy will be placed on the Event Notice board
prior to the commencement of racing.
The event will be sailed at Barnett Rd. Best Island, Richmond, Nelson.41
degrees 17 minutes 45 sec,south. 173 degrees 9 minutes 14 secs, east.
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Launching details: will be dry.
Where possible, the course will include 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.
12.1 RRS 44.1 is amended by E4.3: Taking a Penalty.
12.2 The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings (Sailing Instructions Appendix A)
will be used.
12.3 A Protest Committee will be appointed to hear any protests arising from the
event and may comprise competitors not involved in the incident. RRS 61.2
and 62.2 may be replaced by a verbal notification and hearing if all parties
affected by the incident agree.
12.4 Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.
The scoring system is as follows:
a. For single heat racing the RRS A4 will apply.
b. For multi-fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by SHRS and the Event Sailing
Instruction shall apply.
d. There shall be a minimum of ten (10) competitors start in each of
minimum number of races during the event to be ratified as a
Championship event.
e. There shall be a minimum six (6) races for event to be ratified as a
Championship event result.
Prizes will be given as follows: Medals for First, Second, Third, and First
Woody, First Classic.
The New Zealand Radio Yachting Association, NZL IOM NCA and the Nelson
Radio Sailing Club Inc. recognise that all events offer considerable publicity
opportunities to Clubs, Class Associations and the sport generally.
Competitor behaviour can impact unfavourably on the sport and all
Behaviour by a competitor that is in breach of good manners or
Sportsmanship and Fair Play (Sailing Instructions Appendix B) or which may
bring the sport into disrepute shall result in a hearing in accordance with RRS
2 or RRS69.1 or the RO may offer a competitor a two turns on the spot
penalty to avoid going to protest. However, the RO is not obliged to make this
offer, nor is a competitor obliged to accept it in which case a protest hearing
shall proceed.
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By taking part in this event, the competitor gives the organisation and the
event’s sponsors the right to use and show at any time static or moving
pictures, films and TV recordings of the competitor and/or their boat made
during this NZRYA Ranking regatta in any materials, on any Web pages, and
on any social media in support or in connection with the event, including the
publication of results.
Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an
element of risk. By taking part in any of the events covered by this notice
of race, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
a. They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport
and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves and their
boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
b. They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their boat and
their other property whether afloat or ashore;
c. The provision of a race management team, patrol boats, umpires
and other officials and volunteers by the organiser does not relieve
them of their own responsibilities;
d. The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance,
particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically
provided in the circumstances.
A competitor may only enter the event by accepting these conditions as they appear on
the entry form.
For further information please contact Ken Allcott
Mobile:027 299 5505