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RNLI Series


Royal Cork Yacht Club

Notice of Race

The RNLI Series for Cruisers will take place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Saturday the 5th of July 2008.


Race Signals

Warning signal for first start is at 14:25hrs


The Races will be sailed under the RRS (2005-2008), the ISA prescriptions thereto, the IRC Rules, part 1, 2 and 3, the ECHO Handicapping System, and relevant class rules where applicable. This series will also be governed by the General Conditions and Sailing Instructions of the Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) except as amended by this program. Amendments to this program and RCYC Sailing Instructions will be posted on the RCYC notice board.

Results will only be issued to boats that have valid sail numbers clearly legible on both sides of its mainsail.

Current Valid ECHO and / or IRC certificates must be submitted before racing in order for a boat to be eligible for a result.

Class                               Rule type Parameters                                   Class Flag

0/1       IRC/ ECHO    TCF 0.980 and above                        Numeral Pennant 1

2          IRC/ECHO     TCC 0.920 to 0.979.                          Numeral Pennant 2

3/4       IRC/ECHO     TCC 0.919 and below.                       Numeral Pennant 3

White sail             No Spinnakers or Gennakers                   White

Entries must comply with ISAF Category 4 with the exception of 3.27, 4.07, 4.17, 4.18, and 4.26

ECHO progressive handicap will be used for all Fleets as per ECHO guidelines 2008

There is no entry fee for this event, but competitors are requested to consider a donation to the RNLI.

It is intended that 2 races are held, however, one race shall constitute a series.

Prizes will be awarded to the following Categories on a one boat one prize basis:


          Class 0/1                                 IRC                                         1st, 2nd.

Class 0/1                                 ECHO                                     1st, 2nd.

            Class 2                                   IRC                                        1st, 2nd.

Class 2                                   ECHO                                    1st, 2nd.

            Class 3/4                                IRC                                        1st, 2nd.

Class 3/4                                ECHO                                   1st, 2nd.

            White Sail                               ECHO                                     1st, 2nd.

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