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Topic: Torbay 2014
Posted By: kevin
Subject: Torbay 2014
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 20:16
First 2 entries received for the champs.

Harry Ashworth & Gary Haylett.

A good start


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Kevin



Replies:
Posted By: Tom Guy
Date Posted: 08 February 2014 at 11:46
Acccommodation & crews booked for 2058 & 2171, just need to fill out the forms......


Posted By: Sam Woolner
Date Posted: 08 February 2014 at 18:58
2108 will be entered shortly.....



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2108 Ultimatum

Exe Sails & Covers

Topsham

WWW.EXESAILS.COM

07894856748
[email protected]


Posted By: jonsilk
Date Posted: 08 February 2014 at 21:00
Where do I find the entry form?

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Hornet 2113 Sputnik


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 09 February 2014 at 18:51
Hi Jon, entry forms were emailed out to those whose emails we had. If you let me know yours I will forward on to you

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Kevin


Posted By: Tobes
Date Posted: 18 February 2014 at 09:52
2176 will be entering shortly. Can I suggest putting the form on the website so those who's email you don't have can get access easily.



Posted By: Barnesy
Date Posted: 19 February 2014 at 13:32

Is there any means the entry cash can be wired instead of by cheque?



Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 20 February 2014 at 20:11
3rd entry received

Thanks John Shelton

Nick, I have pm'd you


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Kevin


Posted By: Tobes
Date Posted: 23 February 2014 at 17:16
Kevin, bank transfer details would be appreciated here as well, if it's an option.

Thanks


Posted By: Sam Woolner
Date Posted: 23 February 2014 at 19:45
And here

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2108 Ultimatum

Exe Sails & Covers

Topsham

WWW.EXESAILS.COM

07894856748
[email protected]


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 27 February 2014 at 20:33
4th Entry received

Roger Kelleway


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Kevin


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 10 March 2014 at 21:17
3 more entries received at dinghy show

Dean Saxton
Geoff Furlong
Richard Garry


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Kevin


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 15 March 2014 at 21:00
Entries received from

Nic Barnes
Mike Owen

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Kevin


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 17:51
2178 entered.....come on everyone, it's worth entering early to get a chance to win one of the great prizes being raffled for entering early, each worth more than your entry fee. Don't delay, enter now before you miss the deadline.

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Eric


Posted By: Southpaw
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 21:51
What is the closing date for entries, can you remind us of how much time have we got left.

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Southpaw


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 03 April 2014 at 19:57
Closing date for entry into the draw is 27th April.

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Kevin


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 13 April 2014 at 18:47
Latest entries now make 12 lucky boats in the draw.

Eric Marchbanks
Kevin Burt
Jo Powell

There's still time to get your entries inSmile


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Kevin


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 10:44
My entry is in for 2178, but looking for a new crew

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Eric


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 19 April 2014 at 19:04
13th entry received

Sam Woolner


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Kevin


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 23 April 2014 at 20:45
14th Entry Received

Tim Coombe

At least 2 more on their way, will update when they arrive.


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Kevin


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 23 April 2014 at 20:55
Entries can still be emailed to me, as long as payment is made by bank transfer you can still be in the draw at the weekend.

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Kevin


Posted By: Mud of Maldon
Date Posted: 23 April 2014 at 21:34
The draw is being made on Sunday, so we need entries ideally by Saturday night.



Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 24 April 2014 at 21:18
3 more entries received

Alex Rogers
Duncan West
Tom Guy

And still the promise of moreSmile


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Kevin


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 25 April 2014 at 15:57
18th entry received

Strangler

Good Luck to all in the draw this weekendThumbs Up


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Kevin


Posted By: floozie 2115
Date Posted: 27 April 2014 at 23:31
Strangler is so lucky it defiantly paid to be last one in and top of the pile :-)
X


Posted By: mikethelark
Date Posted: 28 April 2014 at 10:40
Jo, you've stolen my thunder !  Wink

The official results of the raffle for the earlybird entries, in the order of drawing -

1st - Spinnaker donated by Ullman Sails - won by Gary Haylett 
2nd - Genoa donated by Mike Mac - won by Dean Saxton
3rd - Main donated by Exe Sails & Covers - won by Strangler

Many thanks indeed to our sponsors, the response has been very heartening with 18 entries in the bag, so I think we should be good to equal our Brixham entry at least. 

Well done to the lucky winners. All things considered, I find it intriguing that the first winner was one of the very first entries notified, Dean had been looking after the genoa since Mike Mac gave it into our keeping at the dinghy show, and Strangler made it into the draw by the skin of his teeth. 

I feel sure there must be a conspiracy theory in their somewhere. Garry, you need to contact Toby Barsley-Dale to choose your kite colour etc, Strang, talk to Sam!

Well done to all again. Clap




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Mike O


Posted By: Strangler
Date Posted: 28 April 2014 at 18:11
Woooooooo!


Posted By: Mud of Maldon
Date Posted: 28 April 2014 at 19:13
We asked Sam to cut the main so you don't point so high.


Posted By: Tobes
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 14:41
Lengthen his kicker and mainsheet as well



Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 04 May 2014 at 20:23
19th entry received

Andy Hohl


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Kevin


Posted By: floozie 2115
Date Posted: 10 June 2014 at 22:41
Barney who sailed last year (he helmed for Alex) is looking for a crew with a boat :-), His mum pulled rank this year and she is helming for Alex, but Barney had so much fun last year he would like to come again.
Anyone one have any ideas?
Jo x


Posted By: floozie 2115
Date Posted: 10 June 2014 at 22:43
Barney who sailed last year (he helmed for Alex) is looking for a crew with a boat :-), His mum pulled rank this year and she is helming for Alex, but Barney had so much fun last year he would like to come again.
Anyone have any ideas?
Jo x


Posted By: floozie 2115
Date Posted: 12 June 2014 at 23:14
Barney has convinced his crew Jen to come too they sail a fireball, so now they just need a boat?
Jo


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 19 June 2014 at 17:19
FYI
Boats will be weighed at Torbay and sails will be measured.
Negotiating with Torbay as follows:-

·     Sue Penfold of Royal Torbay Y.C.  checking with council  (but thinks will be possible) to get a section of car park cordoned off opposite the clubhouse...she is also going to try to arrange for small camper vans or vans to be able to stop over night there will have to pay car park fee for each space occupied....that may help attract the Polish and I know at least on Uk entrant wants to park his van there (Hi SamLOL that's just in case someone wants to bang on the side at 2am if he's sailing too well). Any big campers can park adjacent to the Grand hotel the other side of harbour .

·      parking is about £8 per day.

·      Still understand there are vacancies in Torwood Gardens Road as B & B.

·      RTBYC will provide protest committee 

·     We will have the Corinthian room early Sat to measure sails.

·     We will be weighing....Harry A can you bring scales....RTBYC to provide gantry. 

·     Results will be on-line the same day as well as on the RTBYC board in the entrance foyer

·     IMPORTANT - Any one arriving on Friday needs to give me an ETA so I can let Sue know who and when so they can be put along breakwater arm - barriers will need to be opened for you. My number 07766702996

·     Trailers will be left either in a group adjacent to pier or we may be allowed to leave boats on combi-bases. This beats trailing up the road as have done previously.

·     Friday evening the restaurant will be open for those that need food.

·     Sat evening...AGM in Corinthian room; Commodores Welcome..... if enough people let me know they want to eat, the club restaurant will be open otherwise it will be closed arrange our own music if required for evening...maybe Will and Sam otherwise we can have background music?

·      Sunday evening, Sue Penforld will get a selection of foods from the Polish shop as snacks 

·      Monday night....dinner....agreed 2 course - entrants to pay for this on entry, price TBA. Note, there will be a choice of two meals and possibly vegetarian if required – will need to make clear on entry what choice you want to make.

·     Tuesday, have arranged the club restaurant to open, they will supply their normal menu if required and also sandwiches for journey home for those that wish it.

·     Royal Torbay have installed a lovely terrace which we have use of....looks good for a cold beer in the evening sun. 

·     Sue Penfold is posting a notice in their newsletter finding out who may be available as crews for the event in case anyone isn't coming for lack of crew.

·     WARNING from when I went there last Sunday:-

                                 i.            The road works are pretty horrendous down that way as largest road work project in the country is being undertaken around Newton Abbott make sure you leave in plenty of time (took me over an hour once off the A38 to get in).

                               ii.            That includes in the town at the moment, but looking at that it should be finished before we get there 

                              iii.            Parking is expensive adds circa £32 per vehicle in public car parks for the 4 days (i.e. £8 per day. (Even in the area we may get cordoned off.)  In general they seem to be going that extra mile to make sure we are happy and of course our race officer David Rayment is a former National Champion in our class. If anyone has any queries or thoughts either reply on the forum or ring me on 07766702996 or email me on [email protected]@vodafone.net Thanks Eric

InIn general

 



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Eric


Posted By: Harry Ashworth
Date Posted: 24 June 2014 at 08:22
Eric, are you serious about weighing and measuring? Are we not due to be racing on Sat? If so, when will this scrutineering take place?
Does the class have a current sail measurer?


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 30 June 2014 at 20:30
Reduced entry fee for the 2014 champs ends on July 13th, so there is still time to get your entries in and join the 19 boats already going.

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Kevin


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 07 July 2014 at 09:54
Harr, Several people have been asking for measuring facilities....sail measuring probably will only be for those that have unmeasured sails, Sam is an RYA measurer, however cannot measure Exe sails.
It has been suggested that some boats are near the minimum or under, which is where the request came from. It may be we only measure some boats after racing, there is a committee meeting this Tuesday and I guess the decision will be taken then. I understand that boats haven't been weighed at a Championship for some long time and some have been substantially altered in the mean time, whether they are entered or not I'm not sure. I know Dick would be keen to find his exact weight as he has had copious layers of paint and varnish added since the last weigh.

Has anyone been able to offer Barney a boat to use?

If anyone needs a crew and maybe is holding back entry, can you let me know asap so that I can organise with RTBYC 



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Eric


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 07 July 2014 at 09:55
Harry, Several people have been asking for measuring facilities....sail measuring probably will only be for those that have unmeasured sails, Sam is an RYA measurer, however cannot measure Exe sails.
It has been suggested that some boats are near the minimum or under, which is where the request came from. It may be we only measure some boats after racing, there is a committee meeting this Tuesday and I guess the decision will be taken then. I understand that boats haven't been weighed at a Championship for some long time and some have been substantially altered in the mean time, whether they are entered or not I'm not sure. I know Dick would be keen to find his exact weight as he has had copious layers of paint and varnish added since the last weigh.

Has anyone been able to offer Barney a boat to use?

If anyone needs a crew and maybe is holding back entry, can you let me know asap so that I can organise with RTBYC 



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Eric


Posted By: Harry Ashworth
Date Posted: 07 July 2014 at 10:01
ok, please keep us posted so we can make our travel / timing arrangements


Posted By: floozie 2115
Date Posted: 08 July 2014 at 20:15
If we weigh boats after racing has started what is going to happen if someone comes up light?


Posted By: Simon
Date Posted: 10 July 2014 at 18:28

Its the owners responsibility to make sure their craft is of the correct weight.  I would have thought any underweight boat, will be Disq from any previous results. (moral of the story - dont be light and get weighed at the end of the regatta Smile)



Posted By: Sam Woolner
Date Posted: 10 July 2014 at 19:37
Euros NOR:

6. MEASUREMENTS
6.1 Each boat shall hold a valid measurement certificate.
6.2 Random measurement and safety equipment checks may be carried out at any time during the
championship at the discretion of the official National Hornet Class Committee or their nominated representative or the Race Committee


If the boat you are racing does not conform to class rules, you should in theory be disqualified, this may require a protest or not depending on SIs presumably.

Be it hull, sails or anything else, if it's not measured or doesn't conform to measurement (this also applies to boats/sails that have been measured previously and signed off) it must be legal at the time of racing.

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2108 Ultimatum

Exe Sails & Covers

Topsham

WWW.EXESAILS.COM

07894856748
[email protected]


Posted By: Harry Ashworth
Date Posted: 11 July 2014 at 11:09
It seems you have to go to the Royal Torbay website to find the NOR:

http://rtyc.org/hosted2014/hornet/hornetnor.pdf

again please, when will this weighing take place?


Posted By: Mud of Maldon
Date Posted: 11 July 2014 at 16:12
Is there anything that can be done Friday night for the early arrivals?


Posted By: Sam Woolner
Date Posted: 11 July 2014 at 17:05
We will be there Friday night, beers will be most important!

I'm happy to measure sails with a rubber stamp to say they measure at the event, but it would mean all sails would have to be done or no sails at all, we couldn't just do some sails, wouldn't be fair.

I can do it but there needs to be set times to do it.

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2108 Ultimatum

Exe Sails & Covers

Topsham

WWW.EXESAILS.COM

07894856748
[email protected]


Posted By: Mud of Maldon
Date Posted: 11 July 2014 at 17:26
We need to know when people are arriving then.


Posted By: Harry Ashworth
Date Posted: 18 July 2014 at 12:58
FYI the 'scales' (load cell) and the chain hoist belonging to the class are now in possession of Mike Owen.


Posted By: Barnesy
Date Posted: 23 July 2014 at 12:14
Friday morning. Will also have sails for measurement.


Posted By: Sam Woolner
Date Posted: 23 July 2014 at 13:28
I will be there around Monday lunchtime and can measure sails if anyone needs it but I won't measure them on sat morning unless someone specifically asks me well in advance :-)

Are we still planning on stamping sails for the event? We may need a stamp for that.....

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2108 Ultimatum

Exe Sails & Covers

Topsham

WWW.EXESAILS.COM

07894856748
[email protected]


Posted By: Harry Ashworth
Date Posted: 23 July 2014 at 13:33
Sam, presume you mean FRIDAY lunchtime??


Posted By: Sam Woolner
Date Posted: 23 July 2014 at 17:21
Yes I do indeed

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2108 Ultimatum

Exe Sails & Covers

Topsham

WWW.EXESAILS.COM

07894856748
[email protected]


Posted By: Barnesy
Date Posted: 24 July 2014 at 09:26
I'll take a Friday slot Sam.


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 26 July 2014 at 10:13
The final sailing instructions arrived yesterday note first start alteration from the Notice of Race is the warning signal for the first race, which is to be made 90 minutes later at 1355, which will give the competitors more time to get to Torquay and prepare (due to possible road works as you arrive) I have sent to Tom to post on the website as soon as possible for downloading, but there is a copy below:-

The following has now been confirmed:
The road trailers should be able to be parked at the end of Haldon Pier and we will have someone on site to help people when they arrive.  

 There is a power supply half way down Haldon Pier and I will arrange for a device to be erected so the boats may be weighed - intention is NOT to weigh everyone, boats can choose to be weighed if they want to check.. One or more of the first three boats may or may not be check weighed after a days racing or none at all.

Sail measurement for unmeasured sails may be available in the Corinthian Room before racing subject to Sam (Woolner) having time if someone hasn't had their sails measured prior to arriving at the Championships - otherwise sails previously measured will not be re-measured..

 RTBYC have arranged a Protest Committee (should Harry need one.).

 Friday evening: The restaurant will be open for anyone arriving on this day. 

 Saturday Evening: arrangements for a BBQ on the new terrace has been arranged - pay on day and notify when you enter. This could be steak, salmon or burger.

Sunday evening: AGM and Polish Night and Commodore's Welcome (this is more in the format of light snack).

Monday Evening three course meal as follows:-. 

Starters:          Melon and Parma Ham or Chicken Goujons on rocket with chilli dip

Main Course:  Roast West Country Sirloin of Beef in Madeira Sauce or

                        Loin of Pork Steak in Apple and Cedar Sauce

                        Brie and Mushroom Wellington (V)

                        all served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes

Dessert            Strawberries and Devonshire Clotted Cream

                         Yacht Club Treacle Tart and Ice Cream

 Price per person £15   form available at registration for the competitors to choose their food.

Section of the top deck of the car park to be sectioned off for our exclusive use. This means that small campers may be parked there for the duration of the championships.  They must be able to fit in a normal parking space and will pay the normal charges £8.00 for 24 hours.  If anyone is bringing a motorhome they can park at the cricket/rugby club which is within walking distance of the harbour.  There are limited facilities so they would need to be self sufficient and have their own toilet facilities.  This can be booked through Debbie, the club administrator at the Yacht Club.

Any boats that will be arriving on Friday should call Sue Penfold on her mobile 07792 449572 when they are approaching Torquay, so the barriers can be lifted to the quay..

Sailing Instructions

Page 2 of 7

1. RULES

1.1 The championship will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing and these Sailing Instructions.

1.2 Rules of the National Hornet Class will apply (except as any of these are changed by these Sailing Instructions).

1.3 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board adjacent to the race office located on the ground floor of the Royal Torbay Yacht Club 12 Beacon Terrace Torquay.

3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0900 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 on the day before it will take effect.

4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club flag mast located at the inshore end of Haldon Pier.

4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore “1 minute” is replaced with “not less than 60 minutes” in race signal AP.

5. SCHEDULE OF RACES

5.1 Dates of racing and number of races:

Date

Race

Warning Signal

Saturday 16 August

Race 1

Race 2

1355

asap after Race 1

Sunday 17 August

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

1055

asap after Race 3

asap after Race 4

Monday 18 August

Race 6

Race 7

Race 8

1055

asap after Race 6

asap after Race 7

Tuesday 19 August

Race 9

Race 10

1055

asap after Race 9

5.2 One extra race per day may be sailed, provided that the championship becomes no more than one race ahead of schedule and the change is made according to instruction 3.

5.3 To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, the orange starting line flag will be displayed with one sound at least five minutes before a warning signal is made.

5.4 On the last day of the championship no warning signal will be made after 1400.

6. CLASS FLAG

The class flag will be Third Substitute.

7. RACING AREA

The racing area will be in Torbay.

8. THE COURSE

8.1 The diagram in the Attachment shows the course, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed and the side on which each mark is to be left.

8.2 No later than the warning signal, the race committee signal boat may display the approximate compass bearing of the first leg, together with the number of rounds to be sailed.

9. MARKS

9.1 Marks 1, 2 and 3 will be orange inflated buoys.

Sailing Instructions

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9.2 New marks, as provided in instruction 11 will be yellow inflated buoys.

9.3 The starting and finishing marks will be the race committee signal boat at the starboard end and a dan buoy at the port end.

10. THE START

10.1 The starting line will be between the mast displaying an orange flag on the race committee signal boat at the starboard end and a dan buoy displaying an orange flag at the port end.

10.2 A boat starting later than five minutes after her starting signal will be scored “Did not start” without a hearing. This changes rule A4.

11. CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE

To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in a subsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.

12. THE FINISH

12.1 The finishing line will be between the mast displaying a blue flag on the race committee signal boat at the starboard end and a dan buoy displaying a blue flag at the port end.

12.2 When the course is shortened either rule 32.2 or sailing instruction 12.3 shall apply.

12.3 Courses may be shortened when the race committee signal boat is in its normal position by it displaying flag “S” with 2 sound signals. When this is the case, the leading boat shall round mark 3 to port and proceed to the normal finishing line. All other competitors shall complete the number of rounds equal to the leading boat before proceeding to the finishing line. This modifies rule 32.2.

13. TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES

13.1 The time limit for each race will be 90 minutes and the target time for each race is 60 minutes. Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).

13.2 Boats failing to finish within 20 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored “Did Not Finish” without a hearing. This changes rules 35, 60 and 62, A4 and A5.

13.3 Notwithstanding sailing instructions 13.1 and 13.2 above, the race officer may, at his sole discretion, give boats a finishing place based on their position when the time limit is reached. This changes rules 35, 60 and 62, A4 and A5.

14. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

14.1 An arbitration procedure is available for Protest of Rules in RRS Part 2. Providing all parties to the protest agree to arbitration the procedure to be adopted is to be found in the Appendix of these sailing instructions.

14.2 Protest forms are available at the race office. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the protest time limit.

14.3 The Protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the race committee signals “No More Racing Today”, whichever is later.

14.4 Protests will be heard in approximately the order of receipt and as soon as possible.

14.5 Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the race office.

14.6 Rule 61.1(b) is amended so that the listing of a boat on the protest schedule shall constitute informing the boat and the time limit is altered accordingly. It shall be the sole responsibility of the competitors to check the official notice board and to attend any protest hearing together with witnesses.

14.7 Breaches of instructions 16 and 19 will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This changes rule 60.1(a). Penalties for these breaches may be less than disqualification if the protest committee so decides.

14.8 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered

(a) within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day;

(b) no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day.

This changes rule 66.

14.9 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2.

Sailing Instructions

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15. SCORING

15.1 Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

15.2 (a) When fewer than five races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

(b) When from five to seven races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

(c) When eight or more races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.

16. SAFETY REGULATIONS

16.1 All competitors shall wear personal flotation devices at all times whilst afloat. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. This changes the preamble to part 4 and rule 40.

16.2 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

17. REPLACEMENT OF CREW OR EQUIPMENT

17.1 Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the race committee.

17.2 Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless authorised by the race committee. Requests for substitution shall be made to the committee at the first reasonable opportunity.

18. EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS

A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by a race committee measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.

19. TRASH DISPOSAL

Trash may be placed aboard support or official boats.

20. PRIZES

Prizes will be given for the championship and individual races at the discretion of the National Hornet Class Association.

21. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the championship entirely at their own risk. 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 championship.

22. RISK STATEMENT

Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone”.

Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, 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, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;

(b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;

(c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;

(d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;

(e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;

(f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances.

Sailing Instructions

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23. INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3,000,000 or the equivalent.

Sailing Instructions

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ATTACHMENT

(Diagram not to scale)

Note: 1. Start below leeward mark 3 (if laid)

2. Leeward mark 3 (if laid) will not be a mark of the course on the first leg of round 1

3. The approximate internal angle between legs on round 1, 3 etc. will be 45⁰- 90⁰- 45⁰

4. Boats finish by reaching from leeward mark 3 across the bow of the committee boat

(See Sailing Instruction 12)

Start

Finish

Race Committee Signal Boat

1

3

2

Round 1, 3, etc. – marks 1p, 2p, 3p

Round 2, 4, etc. – marks 1p, 3p

Sail number of rounds displayed,

then Finish

Sailing Instructions

Page 7 of 7

APPENDIX

ARBITRATION

1. After a protest has been lodged in accordance with the Sailing Instructions, all parties involved in protests alleging infringements of a rule of Part 2 shall be entitled to be heard by an Arbitrator appointed by the Race Committee.

In exception to the above, incidents where damage or injury is involved shall not be subject to arbitration, but shall be referred directly to the Protest Committee for a hearing.

2. Only one party to the protest from each boat involved, who shall have been on the boat at the time the incident occurred, shall attend the arbitration hearing. No witnesses shall be allowed.

3. The arbitrator will have each party describe the incident, limiting each party to approximately 3 minutes. After hearing these descriptions, the arbitrator will offer one of the following opinions:

a) No rule was broken

If the protesting boat accepts this opinion she can agree to withdraw the protest and the protest is then settled.

b) A rule was broken by one of the boats involved

If that boat accepts this opinion she may accept a 20% penalty and the protest is then settled.

c) Both boats broke a rule

If both boats accept this opinion and each agrees to accept a 20% penalty then the protest is then settled.

d) The arbitrator is unable to offer an opinion based on the brief description given by the parties

4. Once the protest has been settled under 3.a), b) or c) above, the arbitrator shall record this on the protest form and the matter shall not thereafter be referred to the protest committee and is not subject to requests for redress, reopening or appeal by any party.

If however:

(i) The protestor does not withdraw the protest under 3. a) above; or

(ii) If a boat does not accept the arbitrator’s opinion that she broke a rule under b) or c); or

(iii) If the arbitrator is unable to offer an opinion under (d), the protest shall be submitted to the protest committee for a hearing.

5. If the arbitrator’s opinion is not accepted, there shall be no further discussion of the incident with the parties and the testimony given at the arbitration hearing shall remain confidential and shall not be discussed with any person prior to the protest hearing.

6. If one party fails to attend, the arbitration may still be heard in line with rule 63.3(b).

7. When protests are submitted to the Protest Committee, the arbitrator shall not be a member of the committee hearing the protest. However, he/she may be present to ensure that the incidents are described in the same way as in arbitration. If the facts given are different he may intervene to restate the original arbitration details. The arbitrator shall not discuss the matter with committee members until after the Committee’s decision has been posted.

8. Application of the 20% penalty shall be calculated in accordance with rule 44.3, except that the penalty is modified to read 20%.



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Eric


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 26 July 2014 at 10:35
Following on from above and to confirm committee decision regarding weighing of boats:-
If it is chosen to weigh a boat at the end of the days sailing as one of the first three boats in each or either of the races and that boat is found to be underweight, then the whole of the results for that days sailing will be lost. Technically it wouldn't be possible to judge if that boat was over or under weight on the previous day or days sailing from that weighing, however, the loss of two days results both counting dsq would put that competitor out of the chocolates. The result would be published for everyone to see, so I suspect that would be enough to discourage anyone from sailing with a boat way under weight if that was actually possible.
Not sure why there is concern on this, but this is a championship and the playing field should be as level as possible. Taking to the extreme, if we are never to check weigh boats again, does someone needs to propose the removal of minimum weight in our class rule as in effect we are then ignoring its existence? 


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Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 26 July 2014 at 11:58
Further to earlier two posts showing sailing instructions. the following notice of race amendment has just been posted on RTBYC website and again I have just asked Tom to put a downloadable version on the Hornet website as well, but please go to RTBYC for full ammended version.
RYA NATIONAL HORNET CLASS
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 16 AUGUST – TUESDAY 19 AUGUST
2014
NOTICE OF RACE
Amendment Number 1
Clause 5.3 is amended to read as follows:
The scheduled time of the warning signal for race 1 is 1355
Issued: 25 July 2014 2100 hours





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Eric


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 26 July 2014 at 12:01
It has been requested for a crews race event (we have a trophy for that).
David Rayment has agreed to slot one in after a days racing on a suitable day. Please watch RTBYC notice board which will be in their club foyer/hallway for further information


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Posted By: Simon
Date Posted: 26 July 2014 at 18:04
I may need a (single) sail measure slot too Sam (depends if I can get it done before or not).


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 28 July 2014 at 19:00
From: Liz Rayner [ mailto:[email protected]" rel="nofollow - mailto:[email protected]

Sent: 20 July 2014 09:06
To: mailto:[email protected]" rel="nofollow - [email protected]
Subject: Hornet Europeans, Torquay. Accommodation.

My name is Liz Rayner, 07546500102.  I have a house next-door to mine which I let out to sailors for a very low rate of £20.00 per person per night including all you can eat breakfast toast, cereals, tea & coffee.... 

self catering or catered, its a house rental so the more people the merrier..! 

Thanks,

Liz. 

9 Elmbank Road, Paignton. TQ4 5NG. 



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Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 28 July 2014 at 22:24
Also may be rooms at Ashleigh House, 61 Meadfoot lane TQ1 2BP  Walking distance , has parking and will do early breakfasts 01803 294 660 

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Posted By: John Shelton
Date Posted: 31 July 2014 at 16:22
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/178088/Hornet-Europeans-at-Torbay-preview" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/178088/Hornet-Europeans-at-Torbay-preview


Posted By: floozie 2115
Date Posted: 02 August 2014 at 09:58
Has anyone booked in to Liz's house?

Is anyone camping if so where?

I was thinking of one of these options and probably bringing our bikes to travel to the club on.

See you all soon
X


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 08 August 2014 at 09:12
I'm camping at Widecombe Farm camp site which is just outside Torbay, but an easy drive down the back roads to the club [email protected] or 01803558325. If anyone stuck, will have caravan up on that site with 19ft x 8ft awning.01803 55832501803 55832501803 558325 

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Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 08 August 2014 at 09:32

IMPORTANT ALTERATION TO SAILING TIMES

A bit of a hitch with Championships.... one of the ladies (that has been a stalwart on the committee boat at Torquay for years) has just died and her funeral is taking place on the Monday of our Championships. Under the circumstances, I have agreed an earlier start on Sunday with a view to running 4 races and an earlier start of Monday running two races so the committee boat crew can be off the water in time to get to her funeral at 2pm I am awaiting an update from Paul Raymond, but expect the starts to be before 10:00am on both days


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Eric


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 08 August 2014 at 18:58
FURTHER ALTERATION TO SAILING TIMES
Having agreed the racing schedule format with RTBYC  due to the sad death of one of the committee boat assistants, David Raymond (our race officer and Ex Hornet World Champ) has decided that we should show the possibility of three races on Saturday and 3 on Sunday, which gives the option to postpone the 3rd race on Saturday if necessary, but if all goes to plan gets an extra race into the bag if the weather was to cause later postponement or abandonment.
Sorry for the un-avoidable confusion. Tom will be publishing the revised SI's shortly. It may mean that the AGM has to be put back an hour, unfortunately due to notice required under our constitution I can't move to another day.


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Posted By: Sam Woolner
Date Posted: 10 August 2014 at 16:04
Only 6 days to go :-)

What time are people planning on arriving?

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Posted By: Simon
Date Posted: 10 August 2014 at 17:02
Friday - before noon.


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 10 August 2014 at 21:21
FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO REMAIN IN TORBAY THE REST OF THE WEEK
Sue Penfold just confirmed that there should e no problem leaving boats on Haldon Pier for the rest of the week, however, you'll probably have to pay the harbour authorities a fee to do that..
If any wish to join club racing on the Wednesday evening that should not be a problem either, you just need to complete an entry form (no fee) and they are available on the table in the entrance hall.Approve


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Posted By: John Shelton
Date Posted: 11 August 2014 at 09:20
Friday afternoon
 
Sam - if you have a spare trapeze harness? Are you also bringing rope n wire n stuff?


Posted By: Sam Woolner
Date Posted: 11 August 2014 at 14:18
I do have a spare harness indeed and yes I will have lots of ropes etc with me.

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Posted By: mikethelark
Date Posted: 11 August 2014 at 15:30
Hi Sam

I may need to get a kite measured Friday pm if traffic allows.
Jo, I'm camping at Manor Farm, wasn't any room at Widecombe. Allegedly plenty of room.


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Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 11 August 2014 at 22:15
       SOCIAL EVENTS ALTERED AS BELOW DUE TO 3 RACES BEING HELD ON                                                                                   SATURDAY

 

Sat evening...

Barbeque not happening now as we may well be off the water late, the evening has been rearranged so that the Commodores Welcome with some food available before/during the AGM.

Commodores Welcome - with free finger buffet funded by the Association in restaurant

AGM in Restaurant;

Restaurant Open after AGM and the main bar is next door.

 

Sunday evening,

Selection of foods from the Polish shop as snacks - Cost to be advised. Please advise on entry so we can get an idea of numbers.

Restaurant open

Will, Matt and Sam will do a musical turn, and other competitors may be asked to do a spot....Strang for the comedy and Mr Dave Edge with guitar and wind? 

Exe sails supplying some small random spot prizes for that evening.

 

Mon night.

Annual dinner....3 courses  choice of Menu as below - will need to make clear at registration what choice you want to make and pay on entry £15 per head.

Bar open - Bring own CD’s for music in Corinthian room side.

 

Tuesday, have arranged the restaurant to open, they will supply their normal menu if required and also sandwiches for journey home for those that wish it.

Prize giving set at

 

Dinner menu

Starter options:-

Melon and Parma ham

Chicken goujons on rocket + chilly

Melon only

 

Main course options:-

Beef in Madeira sauce

Loin of Pork, Apple etc

Brie and mushroom Wellington

All with “in season” choice of veggies and roast potatoes

 

Desert options:-

Strawberries served with or without clotted cream

Homemade treacle tart served with ice cream.



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Eric


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 12 August 2014 at 09:22
Has everyone noted Royal Torbay Requirements regarding insurance

23. INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3,000,000 or the equivalent.

Most insurers are 2.5million,   I spoke to my insurers (NFU) and their next liability level was £5M but the cost was only £15 .....note this is a RTYC requirement not a Hornet Association requirement, but it is in the sailing instructions



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Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 12 August 2014 at 19:29
Sorry got that wrong, the AGM was apparently scheduled for SUNDAY not SATURDAY.
PLEASE NOTE AGM SUNDAY 

The committee is agreeing times for socials which I will publish as soon as I know along with confirmation of the time originally agreed for the AGM 


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Posted By: jimingram
Date Posted: 13 August 2014 at 10:13

Unfortunately Suspect Device will not be at Torbay this week.  I am tied up with Hospital appointments and tests.   I am gutted as it would have been 50 years since my first Champs in a Hornet. However you can remind your youthful Race Officer David Rayment that 51 years ago he was sailing in the champs at Brixham with Doug Bishop. They came 8th, this was 4 years before they were dominant in the class, winning World and National Champs in 67 and 68.

Big hug to Floozie, and any other yummy mummies that Shelton thinks suitable. Have a beer for me and throw a beer mat.

Have a great time Jim



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Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 13 August 2014 at 13:27
Thanks Jim, my memories can only go back part way....you will be missed at Torbay as well as Suspect Device....hope all goes well with the tests and I know the whole of the Hornet fleet is routing for you and hoping that everything goes well for you. They as I really appreciate the hard work you have done holding the class together......to those who have never been on committees, secretary is probably the hardest job.
We will be having a card signing at the event to wish you all the best and to say thank you - thanks 


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Eric


Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 13 August 2014 at 13:31

To confirm AGM is 17th August 18:00hrs



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Posted By: John Shelton
Date Posted: 13 August 2014 at 16:45
I'll let you know about the yummie mummies Jim - nothing slips by. All the best mate, and I'll have several beers in your name


Posted By: CLINT
Date Posted: 14 August 2014 at 14:01
Sorry to hear you wont be at Torbay Jim and very best of luck with your health. I must admit GBR2081 will not be there either but we still have the boat and hope to get back to the circuit at some point. Hope everyone has a great time.
 
Clint


Posted By: Sam Woolner
Date Posted: 14 August 2014 at 17:39
Sorry to hear you won't be there Jim, you'll be missed, we will have a few beers for you (or more than a few). Beer mats at the ready!

Take care & all the best

Sam & Will


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Posted By: Dick Garry
Date Posted: 21 August 2014 at 11:18
Big congratulations to Will McGrath & Sam Woolner on winning the 2014 European Championships.
It was an impressive performance (watching from the sidelines) putting together a very low  consistent series, given the challenging wind conditions that were thrown at the fleet over the 4 days.

Now comes the tricky bit - winning another title. Wink

Dick G.



Posted By: mikethelark
Date Posted: 21 August 2014 at 12:08
See you all at Weston, September 20/21!

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