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Cobbler League 2009 Notice of Race

The Annual Cobbler League will take place on over the four Sundays in October. Launching will be at 11am and entry is open to all Optimist Sailors in Munster who have competed during the year in at least one IODAI championship in the main fleet or the regatta fleet. It should be noted that National fleet allocations will be used rather than the local club system because of the participation of sailors from other clubs.

The notice of race can be downloaded here and is also published below for information:


Optimist Cobbler League

Royal Cork Yacht Club
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2009


1           The Cobbler League for Optimists will take place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club under the current I.S.A.F. Rules, I.S.A. Prescriptions, I.O.D.A.I. Class Rules and the Sailing Instructions. The Organising Committee for the Event is the Royal Cork Yacht Club, delegated to the Optimist Committee.

2           Entry is open to all sailors who:

  • were born in 1994 or later; and
  • have sailed in either the Senior Division, Junior Division or Regatta Fleet in at least one IODAI Regional or National Championship; and
  • are members of RCYC, KYC, TBSC, WHSC and any other club at the discretion of the RCYC Optimist committee

3           Entry Fee:           €20 (€10 for additional family members)

4           Date:                   October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th 2009

Venue:                Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, Co. Cork.

Registration shall take place each racing day at 10.00 hrs

5           Schedule:            It is planned to sail 3 races each day. Up to 4 races may be sailed on any day if behind schedule. An additional day may be scheduled if the schedule is impacted by inclement weather.  Launching at 11.00 hrs

First warning signal will be at approx. 12.00hrs on each Sunday.

6           Insurance: All sailors must have proof of valid (in date) insurance in accordance with IODAI minimum requirements (€1,500,000). This should be available at registration if requested.

7           Measurement Certificates: All competitors must hold a valid measurement certificate, which may be required at registration.

8           There will be two separate starts. One for the combined Senior and Junior Divisions and another for the Regatta Fleet.

9           In adverse weather conditions the race officer may decide to stand down certain groups of sailors. This will be done on the basis of IODAI National Rankings so that the order of stand down will be Regatta, Junior Silver, Senior Silver, Junior Gold and Senior Gold. Sailors who have been stood down shall be awarded average points for the series excluding discards. The application of this procedure shall not be grounds for redress.

10        Sailing Instructions will be issued at registration.

11        4 Races shall complete a series.

Scoring:  1 Discard shall be applied when the 4th race has been completed.

2 Discards will be applied when the 7thth race has been completed.

3 Discards will be applied when the 10th race has been completed.

12        Prize giving: Unless an extra day is scheduled as per paragraph 5 above, the prize giving ceremony will take place at approximately 17.00 on Sunday 25th October or as soon as possible after that time. The prize giving ceremony will take place at approximately 17.00 on Sunday 25th October or as soon as possible after that time. Keeper prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers in the Senior Division – Gold Fleet, Junior Division – Gold Fleet, Senior Division – Silver Fleet, Junior Division – Silver Fleet and the Regatta Fleet

11.       Sailors are advised that the weather in October is changeable and that it can suddenly become very cold and windy. Therefore, sailors must be dressed and prepared for adverse conditions. The Beachmaster may, at his/her sole discrtetion, refuse to allow a sailor to launch if they consider that the sailor is not adequately clothed for the expected conditions.

12.       Disclaimer of Liability: Competitors participate entirely at their own risk. See rule 4. “Decision to race”. The Organising Committee and host club will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the event.

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