Phantom and Supernova Open 15th March

Phantom and Supernova Open
Bowmoor Sailing Club, Lechlade, Glos
Saturday 15th March 2014
Entries are invited from competitors for Phantom and Supernova Classes.

1. Rules: Races will be governed by the ‘Rules’ as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2013 –
2016 except as they are changed by Bowmoor SC Open Meeting sailing instructions, Class Rules, the
prescriptions of the RYA and this Notice of Race.
Racing Rules 27.1 and 40 will be changed to the effect that buoyancy aids are compulsory. The changes
appear in full in the Sailing Instructions. Competitors should note that Bowmoor Sailing Club implements the
RYA Racing Charter and that they will be required to undertake to sail in compliance with the Charter, which
can be found at the front of the RYA rule book and at the point of event entry.
2. Eligibility: The regatta is open to all boats of the Phantom and Supernova classes only. Eligible boats may
enter by completing an entry form.
3. Entry & Fee: Entry is on the day from 09h00 with a fee of £15 payable at the registration desk (cash only).
4. Schedule: Three 45 minute races are scheduled for the event for each class, with two results to count. A
competitors’ briefing will be held in the club house at 10h30. Start times will be approximately as follows:-
1st Race start: 11h00
2nd Race start: as soon as possible after 1st Race (back-to-back)
3rd Race start: 14h00
The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race is 10h55.
A ‘5-4-1-0’ starting sequence will be used with the Phantom class starting first, followed by the Supernova
starting sequence 1 minute after the Phantom start.
5. Sailing Instructions: The Sailing Instructions are available on the club website: www.bowmoor.co.uk under
‘Racing’. Additional copies will be made available at the time of entry.
6. Courses: The course for each race will be set by the OOD at least 20 minutes prior to the start of each race.
7. Scoring: The low points scoring system will be used. 2 races are required to be completed to constitute a
series. When 3 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores
excluding her worst score as the discard. For series ties – RRS rule A8 applies.
8. Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for 1st – 3rd places. Other spot prizes may be awarded depending on the size
of the entry.
9. Disclaimer of Liability: Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk; see RRS Rule 4
‘Decision to Race’. Bowmoor Sailing Club will not accept any liability for material damage, accident or
personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the event.
10. Insurance: Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum
cover of at least £2,000,000 or the equivalent.
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Phantom and Supernova Open
Bowmoor Sailing Club, Lechlade, Glos
Saturday 15th March 2014
Further Information:
Competitors will be required to wear a suitable wet- or dry-suit whilst on the water and a suitable buoyancy
aid or lifejacket (which must not be of the self-inflating type).
The entry fee includes a bacon roll with tea/coffee after registration, and a hot lunch at 13h00 approximately.
Any special catering needs must be advised at least 48 hours in advance.
Free on-site camping is available for the hardy.
The club postcode for satellite navigation systems is GL7 3DT.
GPS Coordinates for the site entrance are 51° 24′ 41″ N, 1° 41′ 29″ W.
For further information about the event please contact Pete Bingham petebingham@btinternet.com
(Supernova) or Mike Tustin via kate.tustin@talk21.com (Phantom).
The race officer for the event is Rick Plummer at rear-commodore@bowmoor.co.uk
Bowmoor Sailing Club, Coln Park Lake, Lechlade, Glos, GL7 3DT