NOTICE OF RACE 2015

 

ROYAL LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2015
NOTICE OF RACE

For the Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR 2015)
12th to 17th January 2015

The Regatta organizers wish to mention to all participants that the underlying aim of the event is to provide competitive and enjoyable racing for all crews, irrespective of the design or vintage of their yachts.

AUTHORITY

The Regatta is organized by the RLIR 2015 committee in conjunction with the Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA - National Authority) under the patronage of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.

Enquiries and entries should be addressed to:

Regatta Secretariat
Royal Langkawi International Regatta,
Jalan Dato Syed Omar, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi,
Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
Tel. +60 4 966 4078 Fax. +60 4 966 5078
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1. RULES

  • The Regatta will be governed by The rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2013-2016.
    (http://www.sailing.org/documents/racing-rules.php)
    and by
  • The IRC Rules 2014 Parts A, B and C
  • The ORC Special Regulations Category 4 shall apply to all keelboats and Multihulls (except that the requirement to be self righting will not apply to the Multihull Classes) and except the Sports Boat Class. Copies of the safety regulations for Sports Boats are available on request.
  • Advertising on a boat or by its crew is permitted in accordance with the ISAF Advertising Code (formerly Category C). Boats with advertising material should include details with their entry form. The Organising Committee will require all participating boats to display event advertising in accordance with ISAF Advertising Code
  • The Platu 25 International Class Rules, amended by Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore National Class Rules
  • The current Offshore Multihull Rule (OMR)
  • The principals of the RYA NHC Regatta Performance System
  • This Notice of Race and
  • The Sailing Instructions, which will be available during registration.

Where a conflict arises the Sailing Instructions will take precedence, followed by this Notice of Race, then other rules listed above.

2. ELIGIBILITY

The Regatta will have the following classes. The Race Committee (RC) may split classes into divisions. A minimum of 3 yachts is required to constitute a class or division. If less than the required minimum entrants are received the RC may join two classes. The RC reserves the right to adjust the eligibility criteria and / or reallocation of yachts in the interests of fair competition. The determination of eligibility criteria and the allocation of yachts to particular classes or divisions shall not be grounds for protest or redress.

IRC

Monohull keelboats with a current valid IRC certificate

As specified above, Race Committee may split this class into:

  • Racing
  • Premier (Modern Cruising Boats with Large Displacement)
  • IRC 1
  • IRC 2
  • IRC Bareboat Charter (If insufficient entries, yachts will be intergrated into other appropriate classes)

Sport Boats

Monohull keelboats with:

  • LOA not less than 5.5m
  • LOA not greater than 10.0m
  • Minimum keel to weight ratio of 0.35

Multihull

Multihull (catamaran and trimaran) yachts of a size and condition acceptable to the Race Committee.

As specified above, the Race Committee may split this class into:

  • Racing Multihull (only multihulls with a current valid OMR certificate)
  • Open/Cruising Multihulls (Using the NHC Regatta Performance System)

Boats will be allocated a base handicap by the race committee based on the principals of the OMR Rating System. A boat's rating will be adjusted after each race, based on her performance in that race, her base rating and the series to date.

Club

Monohull keelboats (Using the NHC Regatta Performance System)

As specified above, the Race Committee may split this class into:

  • Club Cruising
  • Ocean Rover
  • White Sail (Yachts Sailing without Spinnaker or Chute)

All Classes:

Participating yachts shall comply with the RYA-RORC Special Regulations, Safety and Equipment requirements of a Category 4 Regatta with the exception of Sport Boats Class which shall comply with the RYA-RORC Appendix J Category 5 Special Regulations. All yachts may be subjected to inspection at any point during the regatta, and their entry may be refused or withdrawn in the interests of safety.

3. RATING

The IRC Handicap Rules 2014 Parts A, B and C will apply to Racing and IRC Classes. IRC Certificates are not required to be “Endorsed” (IRC 9.4 refers).

  • For the purposes of IRC Rule 21.1.5(d), this is a regatta run on consecutive days (so the sails on board shall remain the same throughout). IRC Rule 22.4.2 shall not apply. There will be no limitations on crew number or weight except as required for boats rated as one design, which shall comply with IRC Rule 22.4.1.
  • IRC Endorsed certificates are not required for this regatta.

The current QCYC OMR Rule will apply to Multihulls.

Boats in the Club class will be allocated a TCF by the Race Committee based on the entry information provided by the yacht's owner at time of entry.

  • The TCF may be adjusted during the course of the regatta should additional performance information become available to provide more competitive racing. Calculation and adjustment of TCFs is not grounds for redress or protest

Yachts in the Open/Cruising Multihull class, or, if the Multihull Class is not split as provided in Clause 2, yachts in the Multihull class, will be allocated a TCF by the Race Committee.

  • The TCF may be adjusted during the course of the regatta should additional performance information become available to provide more competitive racing. Calculation and adjustment of TCFs is not grounds for redress or protest

IRC, and OMR Certificates: Competitors wishing to enter a class which requires a current valid IRC, OMR or SBR certificate, shall provide a copy of their certificate with the entry form. Those competitors entering via the website, shall forward a copy of their certificate to the Regatta Office prior to 12th January 2015. No alteration in boat's TCC will be permitted after this date, except as a result of rating protest, or to correct rating office errors. Competitors are responsible for obtaining copies of certificates from the relevant issuing authority.

The original or a certified true copy of any required Rating Certificate shall be presented for inspection at the Regatta office no later than 24 hours prior to the Warning Signal of the first race.

An official IRC measurer will be present during the event to check new sails and modifications and may, at his discretion, require any yacht in any class/division to be inspected. Any yacht requiring measurement shall notify the Regatta office by 0800 on 12th January 2015. All charges and fees incurred by a yacht in obtaining or modifying Rating Certificates shall be borne by the yacht owner.

4. INTERNATIONAL JURY

4.1 An International Jury, properly constituted in accordance with Appendix N of RRS 2013-2016, will be appointed for the Regatta. There shall be no appeal in from the decisions of the international jury in accordance with Rule 70.5.

4.2 A local phone number is needed by each team.

5. SCORING

5.1 The ISAF RRS Appendix A Low Point scoring System will be used. The Regatta is designated as a Series under Rule A2.

5.2 For all classes, a minimum of 2 completed races is required to constitute a series.

5.3 Maximum of Ten races (10) are scheduled for all Classes. If more than six races (6) are completed, then one (1) worse score will be discarded except for Club Class/es, if more than 4 races are completed, then one (1) worse score will be discarded.

6. PRIZES

CLASS TROPHIES AND PRIZES

The Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy
Will be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series, competing in Racing Class and that yacht will be declared the overall winner of the The Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy.

The Lada-IRC Challenge Trophy
Will be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in IRC 1 class and that yacht will be declared the winner of the 2015 LADA IRC Challenge Trophy.

The Langkawi Sports Trophy
Will be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in Sportsboat class and that yacht will be declared the winner of the 2015 Langkawi Sports Trophy.

The Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup
Will be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in Multihull Racing class and that yacht will be declared the winner of the 2015 Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup.

The RLYC Commodore's Challenge Cup
Will be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in Club Cruising class and that yacht will be declared the winner of the 2015 RLYC Commodore's Challenge Cup.

DIVISION TROPHIES AND PRIZES

Where a class has been divided into divisions the RLIR Organizing Authority and its sponsors will award trophies, in each class and division, for:

  • First, Second and Third overall;
  • First, Second and Third each day; and
  • Fastest time on Round the Island Race.

TUNKU ABDULLAH SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

A special Award in memory of the Founder Chairman and first Commodore Tunku Tan Sri Abdullah will be presented for the best team in sportsmanship, both on water and land in the 2015 Regatta.

7. ENTRY FEES

Yacht Entry Fee: (inclusive of Skipper's Fee) RM850.00. (Early Bird entry promotion of RM750.00 for yachts registered and paid on or before 30th November 2014)

Additional Crew Member Entry Fee: RM400.00 per person. (Early Bird entry promotion of RM350.00 per crews registered and paid on or before 30th November 2014)

The above fees shall be paid at or prior to the registration date 12th January 2015.

(No extra fee will be charged if the entry form has been submitted before 11th January 2015. A late fee of RM300 may be charged after this date).

Fees include berthing for 8 nights at RLYC including electricity and water, transport to and from social events, all the official social events and the issue of complimentary Regatta souvenirs. Non-sailing participants may enjoy the social events upon payment of RM500 per person for duration of the event or RM150.00 per person per night.

8. REGISTRATION

Owners wishing to enter their yachts for RLIR 2015:

  • May access the website www.langkawiregatta.com at any time before 11th January 2015, fill in the Entry Form and make payment by credit card by clicking on credit card payment and be transferred to the secure site.
  • Fill in the Entry Form and mail to the address given on Page 1 of this NOR together with payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Refunds: Any cancellations before 14th November 2014 will be entitled to a full refund of the registration fee paid. Any cancellation after 14th November 2014 and before 11th January 2015 will receive a 50% refund. No refund after the 11th January 2015.

9. INSURANCE

Boats are required to be adequately covered by appropriate third party liability insurance to at least the minimum amount of 1,000,000 US$ or RM equivalent, and entrants shall declare that such cover is and will be maintained in full force throughout the Royal Langkawi International Regatta. Also it is recommended that all crew and others on board are adequately insured, including against medical costs.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS INSURANCE COVER SHOULD BE MADE PRIOR TO THE REGATTA. ADDITIONAL COVERAGE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.

10. ADVERTISING

10.1 Advertising on a boat or by its crew is permitted in accordance with the ISAF Advertising Code (formerly Category C). Boats with advertising material incorporated shall include details with their Entry Form. The Race Committee reserves the right to forbid items of advertising which may conflict with RLIR sponsors, or in any way offend Malaysian laws or customs by their nature.

10.2 The IRC Rules 2014 Parts A, B and C shall apply.

11. IDENTIFICATION

All competing yachts will be issued with a pair of hull stickers incorporating the RLIR and sponsor logos and an identification number. The decals shall be secured to each side of the fore part of the hull for the duration of the Regatta.

All yachts shall carry sail numbers in accordance with RRS Rule 77 and Appendix G. The Race Committee may relieve a yacht of her obligations under this Clause, but only if a request is made to the Race Committee no later than 24 hours prior to the warning signal of the first race in which relief is sought.

12. SECURITY

Whilst the Regatta Organizers will do their best to arrange a safe environment for competing yachts and crews, all entrants are cautioned to secure valuables at all times during the Regatta. Skippers are required to sign a Declaration upon registration, absolving the RLIR Organizers and RLYC of liability in the event of loss. Access to official social functions will be restricted to those who have paid the crew fee or social fee, and are identified by a security tag issued by the RLIR organizers.

13. BERTHING

The Entry Fee includes free berthing at Royal Langkawi Yacht Club from 11th January to midday on 18th January 2015, inclusive. Thereafter, yachts are responsible for arranging their own berths with RLYC.

14. HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The RLIR Organizers have negotiated favorable rates with a selection of reliable hotels. Participants wishing to avail themselves of these facilities will find contact details at the RLIR web site www.langkawiregatta.com. RLIR staff will not undertake reservations on behalf of participating crews, or be responsible for the associated transport.

15. DISCLAIMER

The Organizing Committee, the Race Committee, the Regatta sponsors and the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club and their representatives, officers, members and volunteers accept no liability whatsoever for any loss of life, property, personal injury, or damage caused by or arising out of the Regatta. Participants compete entirely at their own risk.

13th ROYAL LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2015
12th January – 17th January 2015

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The Race Committee may change or amend this schedule.

14th January Wednesday (Wednesday)

0930 RACE DAY 2- Racing All Classes
1930 Day 2 Race Awards Presentation & Dinner

15th January Thursday (Thursday)

0930 RACE DAY 3 - Racing All Classes
Evening Free & Easy

16th January Friday (Friday)

0930 RACE DAY 4 - Racing All Classes
1930 Day 3 & 4 Race Awards Presentation & Dinner

17th January Saturday (Saturday)

0930 RACE DAY 5 - Racing All Classes
2000 Day 5 Race Awards Presentation
2030 Overall Awards Presentation Ceremony
2130 Dinner & Entertainment at RLYC