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Notice of Race

ROYAL LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2018
NOTICE OF RACE

For the Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR 2018)
8th to 13th January 2018

The Regatta organizer wishes 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 2018 Organizing Committee in conjunction with the Malaysian Sailing Association (MSA – 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
office@langkawiregatta.com

1. RULES

  • The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing and by
  • The IRC Rules 2017 Parts A, B and C
  • The World Sailing Special Regulations for inshore racing shall apply to all keelboats and Multihulls (except that the requirement to be self righting will not apply to the Multihull Classes)
  • Advertising on a boat or by its crew is permitted in accordance with the Word Sailing Advertising Code. Boats with advertising material should include details with their entry form. Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies
  • 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
  • RRS 55 is changed by adding the following sentence to the rule: ‘However, discarding elastic or wool bands when setting a sail will not be considered a breach of rule 55.’
  • No National prescriptions shall apply
  • 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. (This changes Rule 63.7)

2. ELIGIBILITY

The Regatta will have the following classes. The Race Committee (RC) may split classes into divisions. A minimum of 5 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 rightto 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

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 may 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 RLIR 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)

One-Design Classes

One Design Class of more than 5 boats may apply to the Race Committee for their own class or division status. Applications should be made in writing prior to 10th December 2017.

All Classes:

Participating yachts shall comply with the World Sailing Special Regulations for inshore racing. 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 2017 Parts A, B and C will apply to Racing and IRC Classes.
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.

The current QCYC OMR Rule will apply to Multihull.

Boats in the Club Classes 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 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 9th January 2018. 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 yachts requiring measurement shall notify the Regatta office by 0800 on 9th January 2018.

All charges and fees incurred by a yacht in obtaining or modifying Rating Certificates shall be borne by the yacht owner.

4. PENALTY SYSTEM

4.1 RRS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

4.2 An International Jury will be appointed for the Regatta. Decisions of the [international jury will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.

5. SCORING

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

5.2 Maximum of ten (10) races are scheduled for all classes. When 5 or more have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 for overall division/class winners; 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 2018 Regatta.

7. ENTRY FEES

Standard Fee

Yacht entry fee: RM1,700.00 inclusive of boat and skipper’s fee
Additional crew member entry fee: RM800.00 per crew

Early Bird Offer (Paid on or before 30 November 2017)

Yacht entry fee: RM1,200.00 inclusive of boat and skipper’s fee
Additional crew member entry fee: RM500.00 per crew

Multihull and White Sails

Yacht entry fee: RM1,300 inclusive of boat, skipper’s fee and 1st crew
Additional crew member entry fee: RM500.00 per crew

Langkawi Based Boat (white sails category registration must be done by walk in only and at least minimum 1 year stay in Langkawi)

Yacht entry fee: RM1,300.00 inclusive of boat, skipper’s fee and 1st crew
Additional crew member entry fee: RM500.00 per crew

The above fees shall be paid at or prior to the registration date 8th January 2018.

(No extra fee will be charged if the entry form has been submitted before 8th January 2018. 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 RM500.00 per person for duration of the event or RM150.00 per person per night.

8. REGISTRATION

Owners wishing to enter their yachts for RLIR 2018:

  • May access the website www.langkawiregatta.com at any time before 7th January 2018, 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 one together with payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Refund Policy:

Any cancellations before 7th November 2017 will be entitled to a full refund of the registration fee paid. Any cancellation after 7th November 2017 and before 7th January 2018 will receive a 50% refund. No refund after the 7th January 2018.

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

Advertising on a boat or by its crew is permitted in accordance with the ISAF Advertising Code (formerly Category C). Boat 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.

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 Organizer 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 7th January 2018 to midday on 14th January 2018, inclusive. Thereafter, yachts are responsible for arranging their own berths with RLYC.

14. HOTEL RESERVATIONS

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

15. DISCLAIMER

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The Organizing Authority, the Race Committee, the Regatta sponsors and the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club and their representatives, officers, members and volunteers will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

16. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8th January Monday
0900 – 1700 Registration & Sail Measurement
1400 Practice Race
1730 Skipper’s Briefing
1930 Skipper’s Cocktail
9th January Tuesday
0930 DAY 1 RACE – All Classes
1930 Welcome Dinner
Day 1 prize presentation
10th January Wednesday
0930 DAY 2 RACE – All Classes
Evening Free & easy
11th January Thursday
0930 DAY 3 RACE – All Classes
Time of First Warning Signal 0930
1600 Cocktail
Race day 2 & 3 prize presentation at RLYC
12th January Friday
0930 DAY 4 RACE – All Classes
Evening Free & easy
13th January Saturday
0930 DAY 5 RACE – All Classes
2000 Race day 4 & 5 and overall winner prize presentation
2030 Closing Dinner
2130 Overall & grand prize presentation

*The Race Committee may change or amend this schedule

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