Notice Of Race

Notice of Race for Haven Series, The Mercator Trophy Race, The Stroombank Trophy, The Britannia Trophy

Haven Series 2018 Notice of Race

Haven IRC Points

The Haven IRC Points Series is a series of 10 races sailed over 5 weekends between 12 May and 22 September 2018

ORGANISING AUTHORITY

The organising authority is the Haven Series Committee.

1. RULES

The rules in the Haven Series 2018 Sailing Instructions shall apply.

2. ELIGIBILITY

2.1 The series is open to single-hulled sailing yachts owned by members of sailing clubs situated between Lowestoft and Burnham with:
a) A valid International Racing Certificate.
b) A minimum waterline length of 5.2m and minimum stability indices of SSS 15 or STIX 23.
2.2 Any yacht which has finished in or above third place overall within the preceding three calendar years must hold an Endorsed IRC Certificate before entering again. This requirement may be waived where the Committee is satisfied that there has been a bona fide change of ownership.
2.3 Yachts that rate higher than TCC 1.070 or do not fully comply with OSR Category 4 Mono-hulls will not be accepted for the Points Series without the Organizing Committee’s special dispensation.
2.4 Notwithstanding anything stated or implied elsewhere, the Committee has the right to refuse any entry.

3. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Boats must meet the minimum standards laid out in the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Appendix B Special Regulations for Inshore Racing which includes a functional engine with adequate fuel, and a marine VHF transceiver.

3.2 See Appendix A to this Handbook for further information on applicable safety and equipment regulations.

4. ENTRY FEES & CLOSING DATES

4.1 The Haven IRC Points Series entry form (annexed hereto and on the Haven Series Website), together with a copy of the IRC certificate and entry fees, should be sent to the Haven Series Secretary to arrive on or before 30 April 2018

4.2 The Entry Fee for the IRC Points Series of 10 races is £110.

4.3 Late entries for the Haven Points Series will be accepted at the discretion of the Committee, but may not be included in any results calculations if less than 5 days of receipt.

4.4 A late entry received after 4 races in the series have been raced will compete for the remaining individual 6 race prizes, but will not be included in the Series Overall Winners calculations

5. SCHEDULE OF RACES

5.1 The Haven Points Series is a series of 10 races with three or less discards as follows –
Races sailed       10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1
Races counted     7   7   6   6   5   5   4    3   2   1

5.2 The Series will be sailed on the following dates, starting and finishing in or near Harwich Harbour:
Sat 12 May Race 1
Sun 13 May Race 2
Sat 16 June Race 3
Sun 17 June Race 4
Sat 7 July Race 5
Sun 8 July Race 6
Sat 8 Sept Race 7
Sun 9 Sept Race 8
Sat 22 Sep t Race 9
Sun 23 Sept Race 10

6. START TIMES

6.1 Start times for the first race of the day will be:
Haven Handicap – 10:15
Class 2 – 10:30, Class 1 – 10:45 (all times BST)

6.2 A second race may take place in order to re-sail an abandoned race.

7. CLASSES

7.1 The division between Class 1 and 2 will be:
Class 1 TCC 0.971 and above.
Class 2 TCC 0.970 and below.

7.2 The organizing committee reserves the right to adjust class divisions before the Series.

8. SCORING

8.1 The series will be scored according to the Low-Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A.  A4, as amended by Appendix A9 (Series longer than a Regatta). Ties will be broken in accordance with A7 and A8.

8.2 Results will be published on the Haven Series website: www.havenseries.org, and competitors will be notified by e-mail.

9. TROPHIES & PRIZES

9.1 The Armada Cup and replica Armada Plate for the Overall Series Winner (Class 1 and 2 combined).

9.2 The Armada Trophy and Glassware for the Class Winner not winning the Overall Series. And for individual races as follows:

Class 1
    Race 1 - Lockwood Shield
    Race 2 - WSC Clock and Barometer
    Race 3 - Howard Tankard
    Race 4 - Searles Tankar
    Race 5 - WFYC Naze Trophy
    Race 6 - Chairman’s Shield
    Race 7 - RHYC Painting
    Race 8 -  Chimp Trophy
    Race 9 - RHYC President’s
    Race 10 - Madge Wildfire Trophy
Class 2
    Race 1 - East Coast Sails Trophy
    Race 2 - Austin Farrar Trophy
    Race 3 - The Cooley Cup
    Race 4 - Searles Trophy
    Race 5 - WFYC Bert Evans Trophy
    Race 6 - John Dickinson Trophy
    Race 7 - Parker’s Plate
    Race 8 - Leggett Salver
    Race 9 - Trophy Eclipse Trophy
    Race 10 - Starling Chart

9.3 Special awards:
The Landamore Trophy for the best Haven Series boat under IRC at the Felixstowe Regatta.
The Theadom Trophy will be presented to the boat with the most improved performance.
The Rig Magic Trophy will be for the highest ranking Sports boat in the Points Series
Other prizes may be awarded according to the number of entries.

10. DISCLAIMER

10.1 Competitors compete in the Series entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injuries or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the Series.

11. INSURANCE

11.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.

12. THE CUTLER TROPHY SERIES

12.1 The Cutler Trophy results will be taken from club team rankings in IRC Points Race 7 on 8 September and Race 8 on 9 September.

If either of these races are not sailed, the results of Race 9 then Race10 will count.

12.2 The Rules are as stated at Section 1 above. The “Team Racing” rules of RRS Appendix D shall not apply.

12.3 Eligibility – The competition is only open to boats entered in the 2018 IRC Points Series before 1 June 2018.

12.4 Teams – Each club may enter one team comprising three boats plus one reserve.
The Haven Series Secretary must have the boat names of the selected team and reserve before Monday 27 August. Two or more clubs may jointly enter a combined team provided that none of them enters a separate team in its own name, and that all other eligibility criteria are met.

12.5 Cutler Trophy scoring – The ranking of the team’s relative position to each other, extracted from Overall IRC ranking in the two races will be used. Both races are to count even though they may have been discarded for the Haven Points Series.

12.6 Ties – RRS Appendix A8 shall not apply. If two or more teams’ scores are equal, the scores of individual boats in individual races shall be considered, and the tie broken in favour of the team having the most first places overall, or if the tie remains the most second places and so on for lower places if necessary. If a tie still remains, it shall be broken in favour of the team having the best-placed boat in the final race, or if both teams’ best boats were tied in that race, the best placed second boat and so on.

Haven Handicap Series

The Haven Handicap Saturday Series is a series of suitable ‘round the cans’ courses for family cruiser yachts, shorthanded crews and crews new to inshore racing.
The Series will be sailed over 5 Saturdays between 12 May and 22 September 2018

ORGANISING AUTHORITY

The organising authority is the Haven Series Committee.

1. RULES

The rules in the Haven Series 2018 Sailing Instructions shall apply.

2. ELIGIBILITY

2.1 The series is open to single-hulled sailing yachts owned by members of sailing clubs situated between Lowestoft and Burnham with a minimum waterline length of 5.2m.

2.2 Notwithstanding anything stated or implied elsewhere, the Committee has the right to refuse any entry.

3. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Boats that do not fully comply with the minimum standards set out in the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Appendix B Special Regulations for Inshore Racing, must apply for and accept the Organizing Committee’s dispensation conditions to be eligible for inshore racing.

3.2 See Appendix A to this Handbook for further information on applicable safety and equipment regulations.

4. ENTRY FEES & CLOSING DATES

4.1 There is no Entry Fee for the Haven Handicap Points Series of 5 races.

4.2 The Haven Handicap Points Series entry form (annexed hereto and on the Haven Series Website) should be sent to the Haven Series Secretary to arrive on or before 1 May 2018

4.3 Late entries for the Series will be accepted at the discretion of the Committee but may not be included in any results calculations if less than 5 days of receipt.

5. SCHEDULE OF RACES

5.1 The Haven Handicap Points Series is a series of 5 races with one discard as follows.
Races sailed       5   4   3   2   1
Races counted   4   3    3   2   1

5.2 The Series will be sailed on the following dates, starting and finishing in or near Harwich Harbour:
Sat 12 May Race 1, Sat 16 June Race 2, Sat 7 July Race 3,
Sat 8 Sept Race 4, Sun 22 Sept Race 5.

6. START TIMES

6.1 The start time at the Beacon Hill Buoy in Harwich Harbour is scheduled for 10:15 BST

7. HANDICAP

7.1 The Saturday Series will all race in a single class on a Haven Handicap (HH) allocated by the Haven Series Handicap Committee..

8. SCORING

8.1 The series will be scored according to the Low-Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A A4, as amended by Appendix A9 (Series longer than a Regatta). Ties will be broken in accordance with A7 and A8.

8.2 Results will be published on the Haven Series website: www.havenseries.org, and competitors will be notified by e-mail.

9. TROPHIES & PRIZES

9.1 Prizes will be awarded in proportion to the number of entries.

10. DISCLAIMER

110.1 Competitors compete in the Series entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injuries or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the Series.

11. INSURANCE

11.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.

THE MERCATOR TROPHY RACE

Harwich to Ostend North Sea Passage Race Friday 25 May.

ORGANISING AUTHORITY

The organising authority is the Haven Series Committee.

1. RULES

The Haven Series Sailing Instructions 2018 superseded by the relevant Passage Race Supplementary Sailing Instruction

2. ELIGIBILITY

The Mercator Race is open to single-hulled sailing yachts owned by members of sailing clubs situated between Lowestoft and Burnham that meet the requirements of the OSR Category 3 Mono-hulls plus Liferaft.

3. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Boats must meet the minimum standards laid out in the 2017 – 2018 Offshore Special Regulations for the race entered as follows: OSR Category 3 Mono-hulls plus Liferaft.

3.2 All include a functional engine with adequate fuel, and a marine VHF transceiver. See Appendix A to this Handbook for further information on applicable safety and equipment regulations.

4. ENTRY FEES & CLOSING DATES

4.1 The £50 entry fee includes the first nights berthing at the destination port.

4.2 The Race entry forms (annexed hereto and online at the Haven Series Website), together with entry fees, depending on method of payment, should be sent to the Haven Series Secretary to arrive on or before Friday 18 May.

4.3 Late entries can be accepted at the discretion of the Committee, but the late entry may have to make their own berthing arrangements at the destination port.

5. COURSE, START TIMES AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

5.1 See the Mercator Passage Race Supplementary Sailing Instructions

6. SCORING

6.1 The series will be scored according to the Low-Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A4

7. TROPHIES & PRIZES

7.1 A prize-giving for each passage race is normally held at the host Yacht Club at the destination port. The main trophies below will be presented at the annual prize-giving:
The Mercator Trophy – 1st Haven Handicap Class
The Thake Trophy – 1st IRC Class

8. DISCLAIMER

8.1 Competitors compete in the Series entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injuries or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the Series.

9. INSURANCE

9.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.

THE STROOMBANK TROPHY RACE

Harwich to the Crouch Coastal Passage Race Saturday 18 August

ORGANISING AUTHORITY

The organising authority is the Haven Series Committee.

1. RULES

The Haven Series Sailing Instructions 2018 superseded by the relevant Passage Race Supplementary Sailing Instruction

2. ELIGIBILITY

The Stroombank Race is open to single-hulled sailing yachts owned by members of sailing clubs situated between Lowestoft and Burnham that meet the requirements of the OSR Category 4 Mono-hulls.

3. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Boats must meet the minimum standards laid out in the 2017 - 2018 Offshore Special Regulations for the race entered as follows: OSR Category 4 Mono-hulls.

3.2 All include a functional engine with adequate fuel, and a marine VHF transceiver. See Appendix A to this Handbook for further information on applicable safety and equipment regulations.

4. ENTRY FEES & CLOSING DATES

4.1 The £50 entry fee includes the first nights berthing at the destination port.

4.2 The Race entry forms (annexed hereto and online at the Haven Series Website), together with entry fees, depending on method of payment, should be sent to the Haven Series Secretary to arrive on or before Friday 10 August.

4.3 Late entries can be accepted at the discretion of the Committee, but the late entry may have to make their own berthing arrangements at the destination port.

5. COURSE, START TIMES AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

5.1 See the Stroombank Passage Race Supplementary Sailing Instructions

6. SCORING

6.1 The series will be scored according to the Low-Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A4

7. TROPHIES & PRIZES

7.1 A prize-giving for each passage race is normally held at the host Yacht Club at the destination port. However, the main trophies below will be presented at the annual prize-giving:
The Stroombank Trophy – 1st Haven Handicap Class
The Strutt & Parker Trophy – 1st IRC Class

8. DISCLAIMER

8.1 Competitors compete in the Series entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injuries or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the Series.

9. INSURANCE

9.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.

THE BRITANNIA TROPHY RACE

Harwich to Lowestoft Coastal Passage Race Saturday 28 July.

ORGANISING AUTHORITY

The organising authority is the Haven Series Committee.

1. RULES

The Haven Series Sailing Instructions 2018 superseded by the relevant Passage Race Supplementary Sailing Instruction

2. ELIGIBILITY

The Britannia Race is open to single-hulled sailing yachts owned by members of sailing clubs situated between Lowestoft and Burnham that meet the requirements of the OSR Category 4 Mono-hulls.

3. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Boats must meet the minimum standards laid out in the 2017 - 2018 Offshore Special Regulations for the race entered as follows: OSR Category 4 Mono-hulls.

3.2 All include a functional engine with adequate fuel, and a marine VHF transceiver. See Appendix A to this Handbook for further information on applicable safety and equipment regulations.

4. ENTRY FEES & CLOSING DATES

4.1 The £50 entry fee includes the first nights berthing at the destination port.

4.2 The Race entry forms (annexed hereto and online at the Haven Series Website), together with entry fees, depending on method of payment, should be sent to the Haven Series Secretary to arrive on or before Friday 18 May.

4.3 Late entries can be accepted at the discretion of the Committee, but the late entry may have to make their own berthing arrangements at the destination port.

5. COURSE, START TIMES AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

5.1 See the Britannia Passage Race Supplementary Sailing Instructions

6. SCORING

6.1 The series will be scored according to the Low-Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A4

7. TROPHIES & PRIZES

7.1 A prize-giving for each passage race is normally held at the host Yacht Club at the destination port. However, the main trophies below will be presented at the annual prize-giving:
The Britannia Plate – 1st Haven Handicap Class
The Ptarmigan Trophy – 1st IRC Class

8. DISCLAIMER

8.1 Competitors compete in the Series entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injuries or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the Series.

9. INSURANCE

9.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.

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