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420 Munster Championship – July 9/10 2011

The 420 Munster Championship will be held in the club on July 9th and 10th

Entries will be taken on the day – however it would be appreciated if entrants would advise in advance by email to

 Notice of Race

 1 Organising Authority

The Organising Authority is the Irish 420 Class Association in conjunction Royal Cork Yacht Club.

2 Rules

Racing will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.

This Notice of Race may be amended by the Organising Authority, and in any conflict with a Sailing Instruction, the Sailing Instruction shall prevail.

All competitors will be automatically members of the host club for the duration of the event and will be subject to the rules of the club.

Helms may not change crews during the event without prior permission of the organizing authority.

Equipment (i.e. foils, spars, sails) shall not be changed between races except in the case of damage and then only with the approval of the Race Officer. In such cases the damaged equipment will be inspected by the class Scrutineer for the event.

Parent/Guardian Declarations: All helms and crews who are under 18 years of age must submit declarations signed by their parent or guardian with their entry form or at event registration.

3 Eligibility

Entry is open to all International 420 Class dinghies, sailed by helms and crews who are members of their National 420 Class Association and are also members of their National Authority (e.g. ISA) or an affiliated club.

At regatta registration, competitors may be required to show a valid measurement certificate for their boat, and evidence of membership of their class association.

4 Entries

Entries must be made using the event entry form which will be available at registration accompanied by the entry fee of €80. Irish 420 class membership – €35.

Cheques to be made payable to: R.C.Y.C.

5 Event Schedule

Competitors shall register with the Race Office on the first day of the event from 09:00 to 10:30.

BRIEFING 10.30am Saturday

The target time for each race will be approximately 60 minutes for the leading boat.

The warning signal for the first race each day will not be made before 12.00 on the first day of the event, and 10.30 on the Sunday. It is intended that no warning signal will be made after 15:00 on the last day of the event.

6 Statement of Liability

Competitors are entirely responsible for their own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing reduces this responsibility. It is for competitors to decide whether their boat and its helm and crew are fit to sail in the conditions which they might find. By launching or going to sea competitors confirm their boat is fit for those conditions and that they are competent to sail and compete in them. Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the owners and/or competitors, nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the event and includes the organizing authority, race committee, race officer, safety officer, patrol boat personnel and beach masters. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve owners and competitors of their responsibilities.

7 Insurance

Boats are required to sign a declaration to the effect that they are adequately insured for the duration of the event, including insurance against third party claims of at least €2.5m or the equivalent in other currencies.

8 Measurement

Each boat requires a valid Measurement certificate, which shall be shown at Registration. No formal pre-event measurement will take place, however check measurement may occur throughout the event.

Sail numbers shall comply with RRS G1.1c.

9 Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions will be issued at Event Registration. A draft version may be available for download from the RCYC or Class Association website in advance of the events.

10 SafetyRegulations

Life-jackets or other adequate personal buoyancy shall be worn by all competitors at all times whilst afloat. Wet suits and dry suits are not adequate personal buoyancy. All boats must have an appropriate tow line, tapped to the deck in accordance to International 420 class rules.

11 Scoring

The low points scoring system of RRS Appendix A, will apply. 11.2 2 races shall be completed to constitute a series in the event. 11.3 If four or less races are completed, no score will be excluded.

12 Private or Team Support Boats

Support boats shall register at the Race Office during the registration period. During racing support boats shall remain more than 100 metres from the course area, except when asked to assist by the Race Committee.

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