A series of 5 races held over the season, hoisted by Royal Victoria YC
RVYC MOCRA INVITATION SERIES 2019
NOTICE OF RACE
This event is part of the East Wight Combined Club’s series. The Organising Authority will be RVYC.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY & ENTRY FEE
There is no entry fee.
All boats shall have a valid 2019 MOCRA Rating Certificate.
REGISTRATION & BRIEFING
Registration will be by radio (VHF Ch. M1) to the RVYC Race Officer (call sign: VIC Race Officer) once entrants are in the vicinity of the race course.
There will be no briefing.
Races shall be governed by the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020, RYA Prescriptions, MOCRA Rules, this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. RVYC SIs will apply as varied by this Notice of Race. SI's can be downloaded from the RVYC website.
Unless modified by the RO before racing the Class Flag M (MOCRA) will be used 5 minutes prior to the start time.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Date & HW Timings Events
4.6m Start 1000 Race 1
4.4m Start 1000 Race 2
4.2m Start 0930 Race 3
5.1m Start 1000 Race 4
4.7m Start 1000 Race 5
SAILS, EQUIPMENT CHECKS & SAFETY
Boats shall comply with the current World Sailing Special Regulations for Category 4 races, except that regulations 3.13.1 (crash bulkheads), 3.15.2(c) and (d) (netting triangles), 3.14.4(c) (trimaran outrigger lines) and 3.14.4(d) (lifelines on catamarans) shall not apply. Spot checks to establish conformity with Class Rules may be made at the direction of the Race Committee before, during or after the series.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000.
COURSES & RACE FORMAT
The race course will be in the central and eastern Solent, between W Ryde Middle Buoy to the West and Kemps Quay buoy to the East. All racing marks will be on the 2019 RVYC Race Chart which can be downloaded from the RVYC website.
All races may be run as an Average Lap format at the discretion of the Duty Race Officer. For these races, competitors are required to repeat the course as notified to include the start/finish line at the end of each lap. Competitors will finish when the shortened course flag is displayed as they cross the start/finish line (irrespective of the number of laps completed). Clarification if necessary will be provided on VHF Ch M1.
The start line will either use the RVYC race box, or a committee boat on the defined race course area.
Races will be started in accordance with RRS 26.
EXONERATION PENALTY, ADVISORY HEARING & RYA ARBITRATION
The exoneration Penalty and Advisory Hearing & RYA Arbitration of the RYA Rules Disputes Procedures will be available.
Low Point Scoring System (RRS Appendix A) will apply. There will be one discard if 4 or more races are completed.
Providing there are sufficient entries, a trophy (provided by RVYC) will be awarded to the winner of the series, and will be presented at the MOCRA AGM and/or prize giving.
Race Information - Ch M1; Race Management - M2;
Berthing can be arranged the night before, and/or after by contacting the RVYC Office.
The RVYC bar and galley will be open at the times advertised on the website.
H Vrba N Talbot
Rear Commodore (Sailing), RVYC for MOCRA