Documents and Notices

Racing Programme

Race Documents

RPNYC Inshore Season

  • Notice of Race – Inshore Season
  • Sailing Instructions – Inshore Season

RPNYC Offshore Series

  • Notice of Race – Offshore Series
  • Sailing Instructions – Offshore Series
  • Appendix – Brothers Race
  • Appendix – Short Offshore Race
  • Appendix – Cook Strait Race
  • Appendix – Nelson Race
  • Appendix – Lyttelton Race

Interclub Series

  • Notice of Race – Interclub Series
  • Sailing Instructions – Interclub Series

Winter Series

Entry Form

Racing and Safety Rules

Notices to competitors

#19 - Winter Series Fully Crewed Time Limits

Notice date: 06/06/2019

Winter Series Sailing Instructions for fully crewed racing are amended to replace:

16.1 The Race Committee will not display the warning signal for a division unless at least 120 minutes have elapsed since the first yacht in that division finished the previous race, or all yachts have finished, whichever is earlier.

16.3 For races that finish on the water, yachts failing to finish within 120 minutes after the first yacht in their division sails the course will be scored Did Not Finish (DNF) without a hearing. This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.

#18 - Winter Series Start Times

Notice date: 25/05/2019

Winter Series Sailing Instructions for fully crewed racing is amended to include:

5.5 The warning signal for the first race on any race day is scheduled for 1155.

Winter Series Sailing Instructions for 2-handed racing is amended to include:

5.5 The warning signal is scheduled for 0855.

#17 - Island Bay 27 April 2019 - Start Times

Notice date: 24/04/2019

Start Time Spinnaker Boats Non-Spinnaker Boats
10.00  

Footprints

Lizzie

Shemara

10.40 White Cavalier

Shogun

Wakarere

11.00

Halo

Marishka

Minika

Mint Condition

Rosschild

Tortimony

Chickadee

Coriander

Quetzalli

11.10

2 Low 4 Zero

Kaea

Kama II

Liquid Asset

Saucy Sausage

Shardik

Sika II

White Heat

Impulsive

Sasquatch

Vedann

11.20

Am Meer

Bedouin II

Titus Canby

Usurper

Airlift
11.30

After Midnight

Erazer

Ghost Train

Haumuri

Outrageous

Wiseguy

 
11.40

88% Proof

Celebrity

Prime Mover

Whistler III

 
11.50

Airship

Amnesty

Dangerzone

Testarossa

Vendetta

Zimmerframe Racing Team

Misty Clipper
12.10

Bullistic

Loco

Revs

 
12.40

Blink

Onco Fonco

St Laurence

String Theory

 
#16 - ANZAC Day Race

Notice date: 24/04/2019

The ANZAC Race Warning Signal as listed in the Chronology of Races and Events is changed to 13.10.

#15 - Alan Martin Series Race Day 3

Notice date: 13/04/2019

All Alan Martin series races today will have combined starts but retain divisional results.

#14 - Offshore Series - Change to Safety Category

Notice date: 01/04/2019

Offshore Series Notice of Race clause 2.2. is amended to read:

All yachts shall comply with Part II of the Yachting New Zealand (YNZ) Safety Regulations, Category 2.

#13 - Napier Race - Amended Briefing and Warning Signal

Notice date: 28/03/2019

Replace table in Offshore Notice of Race clause 6.2 with the following:

Race Briefing Warning Signal
Brothers Race 25 Oct 2018
1900 hrs
27 Oct 2018
0625 hrs
Cook Strait Long Race 13 Dec 2018
1900 hrs
15 Dec 2018
0955 hrs
Nelson Race 16 Jan 2019
1900 hrs
18 Jan 2019
1255 hrs
Catherine Cove Race 1 Feb 2019
1900 hrs
2 Feb 2019
0355 hrs
Chetwodes Race 6 Mar 2019
1900 hrs
8 Mar 2019
1725 hrs
Cape Palliser / Cape Campbell Race 14 Mar 2019
1900 hrs
16 Mar 2019
0755 hrs
Gisborne / Napier Race 18 Apr 2019
1700 hrs
18 Apr 2019
1930 hrs
#12 - Twilight Series - Number of races amendment

Notice date: 26/01/2019

The Number of Races for the Twilight Series in Notice of Race clause 6.3 has been amended from 8 to 10.

#11 - Catherine Cove Race - Amended Briefing and Warning Signal

Notice date: 26/01/2019

Replace table in Offshore Notice of Race clause 6.2 with the following:

Race Briefing Warning Signal
Brothers Race 25 Oct 2018
1900 hrs
27 Oct 2018
0625 hrs
Cook Strait Long Race 13 Dec 2018
1900 hrs
15 Dec 2018
0955 hrs
Nelson Race 16 Jan 2019
1900 hrs
18 Jan 2019
1255 hrs
Catherine Cove Race 1 Feb 2019
1900 hrs
2 Feb 2019
0355 hrs
Chetwodes Race 6 Mar 2019
1900 hrs
8 Mar 2019
1725 hrs
Cape Palliser / Cape Campbell Race 14 Mar 2019
1900 hrs
16 Mar 2019
0755 hrs
Gisborne / Napier Race 17 Apr 2019
1900 hrs
19 Apr 2019
1300 hrs
#10 - Veterans' Race Postponement

Notice date: 26/01/2019

The Veterans’ Trophy Race scheduled as part of the Rum Race on 25th January has been postponed until 15th March 2019.

#9 - Interclub Series Race 4 - LBYC Courses and Changes to Rum Regatta

Notice date: 6/12/2018

Lowry Bay Yacht Club has issued the following Notice’s to Competitors for Interclub Series Race 4 (1st race of Rum Regatta) and the Rum Regatta.

Interclub Series Race 4 – Courses & Start/Finish (PDF)

Rum Regatta – Changes to Divisions after Race 1 (PDF) – For those intending to also enter the Rum Regatta.

#8 - Start, Course, and Finish Instructions for Interclub Series Race 3 at EBYMBC

Notice date: 17/10/2018

EBYMBC has issued the following NTC for Interclub Series Race 3 on 23 October 2018.

EBYMBC Course List – Opening Day 2018

#7 - Correction to LBYC Courses

Notice date: 17/10/2018

LBYC has issued a notice detailing a discrepancy between the courses shown in the LBYC Almanac and those provided to RPNYC for the Interclub Series.

The LBYC Courses and Mark Map previously linked above has been removed pending receipt of an updated document.

#6 - Removal of Classics Division from Interclub Series

Notice date: 09/10/2018

The LBYC, EBYMBC & RPNYC 2018 – 2019 Interclub Series Notice of Race and sailing instructions have been amended to reflect the removal of the classic division due to not enough yachts entering.

1. Notice of Race clause 1.1. is amended to read:

The organising authority will provide starts and results for 2 divisions. Skippers must decide which division listed below they intend to race in and advise the organising authority.
(a) Spinnaker division
(b) Non-spinnaker division

2. Notice of Race clauses 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 are deleted.

3. Sailing Instructions clause 6.1 is amended to read:

The following divisions are proposed, subject to entries: Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker. 
The class flags are as follows:
  Spinnaker - Flag K
  Non-Spinnaker - Flag E

4. Sailing Instructions clause 6.4 is is deleted.

#5 - Change of Date of Ambassador's Trophy Race

Notice date: 11/10/2018

The Race Signals page inside the back cover of the printed Almanac incorrectly labels the Preparatory signal flag as “F”. The flag appearance and description was correct.

The online version of the Almanac on this page has been corrected to show the correct label “P” for this flag.

#4 - Change of Date of Ambassador's Trophy Race

Notice date: 04/10/2018

The RPNYC 2018 – 2019 Almanac has been updated to reflect a change in the date that we are going to run the Ambassadors race.

1. The following entry in the chronology of races:

Rum series: Race day 14 / Ambassador’s Trophy Friday, 8 February 2019
Warning signal: 1825
Start line: RPNYC
Divisions: Combined
Handicaps: Line, Fleet Rum, and PHRF Inshore
Comment: This rum race doubles as the Ambassador’s Trophy race.

has been changed to:

Rum series: Race day 14 Friday, 8 February 2019
Warning signal: 1825
Start line: RPNYC
Divisions: Combined
Handicaps: Line, Fleet Rum, and PHRF Inshore

2. The following entry in the chronology of races:

RPNYC Regatta 22-24 February 2019

has been changed to:

RPNYC Regatta including the Ambassador’s Trophy 22-24 February 2019
#3 - Interclub Series NoR and SIs Amendments

Notice date: 27/09/2018

1. The LBYC, EBYMBC, and RPNYC 2018 – 2019 Interclub Series Notice or Race is amended as follows.

Replace table in clause 5.1 with the following:

Event Entry Fee
Interclub series No fee

Delete clause 13.1

2. The LBYC, EBYMBC, and RPNYC 2018 – 2019 Interclub Series Sailing Instructions are amended as follows:

Delete clause 24.1

#2 - Inshore NoR Amendment of Entry Fees

Notice date: 26/09/2018

The RPNYC 2018 – 2019 Inshore Notice of Race is amended as follows.

Replace table in clause 5.1 with the following:

Event Entry Fee
All inshore racing for the Season $275
Any individual series except the Interclub Series $85
Interclub series No fee
Any single race day $30
Opening Day/ Commodore’s Trophy No fee
Rum/ Social series No fee
#1 - Interclub Series - Correction of Race Dates

Notice date: 06/09/2018

The LBYC, EBYMBC & RPNYC 2018 – 2019 Interclub Series Notice of Race is amended to correct the race dates in section 6.3, as follows:

6.3 Race Dates

Date Start Location Start time Race type
Sun 7-Oct-18 LBYC 2 pm Short Harbour
Sat 13-Oct-18 RPNYC 12 pm Short Harbour
Mon 22-Oct-18 EBYMC 1:15 pm Short Harbour
Sun 9-Dec-18 LBYC 10:30 am W/L
Sat 2-Mar-19 EBYMC Varies from 11 am Harbour pursuit
Sat 27-Apr-19 RPNYC Varies from 10 am Island Bay pursuit

The Notice of Race document, linked on this page, has been corrected.

Protests

Winter Series #1 - Outrageous / Incantare

Race: Winter Series Race 2

Race date: 09/06/2019

Hearing Date: 11/06/2019

Protest:

The protestor (Outrageous) alleged the rules 2, 14, 17 and 18 were broken by the protestee (Incantare) during Winter Series race 1 of race day 2.  The alleged infringement being two collisions between the boats on a downwind leg between marks 1 and 3 of a windward/leeward race course.

Facts found:

  • Outrageous (protestor) and Incantare (protestee) agreed a collision occurred on a run between mark 1 and mark 3.
  • Outrageous was on PORT, with her spinnaker raised, during the incident.
  • Incantare was on PORT, with her jib raised, during the incident.
  • Outrageous and Incantare agreed Outrageous was to WINDWARD of Incantare when the incident occurred. Outrageous and Incantare were OVERLAPPED prior to the incident and that overlap was established when the boats were at least 4 boat lengths abeam of each other.  R11 applies.
  • Outrageous and Incantare both advised they hailed the other boat prior to the incident occurring.
  • Outrageous, while to WINDWARD of Incantare, had room and opportunity to keep clear of Incantare. R11 applies. R14 applies.
  • Incantare, while to LEEWARD of Outrageous, had room and opportunity to avoid a collision with Outrageous. R11 applies. R14 applies.
  • The speed, time and relative boat position observations of Outrageous, Incantare and the independent witness indicated the incident occurred 40-50m before Mark 3, and mark room (R18) was not a factor to be considered for the incident.
  • Neither boat considered themselves to be at any fault, and neither boat executed any penalty turns on the water to exonerate any infringement.
  • Incantare proceeded to and rounded Mark 3 to PORT.
  • Outrageous proceeded to drop their spinnaker and pass Mark 3 to STARBOARD before returning and rounding Mark 3 to PORT.
  • Photographs of the two boats were presented and showed DAMAGE had occurred during the incident in positions consistent with both parties account of events. Both parties agreed no personnel injuries were sustained by either boat.
  • Incantare presented electronic information of Incantare’s recorded course prior to, and during, the incident. The electronic information was not conclusive in it’s own right, however aligned with the speed and time observations of the witness, protestor and protestee.

Decision:

Disqualification for Outrageous.

Disqualification for Incantare.

#2 - Airship / Rest of Fleet

Race: Twilight Series Race 5
Race date: 16/01/2019
Hearing date: 12/02/2019
Protest:
Airship sailed a course that the remainder of the fleet did not. Airship believed that the course as received by radio (and subsequently read back and confirmed by the RO) was the correct course for Race 5 of the Twilight Series of races sailed on 16 January 2019. No RRS quoted on protest.

Facts found

Conclusion and rules that apply

The protest was held to be invalid at RRS 61.1 (Informing the Protestee) in that Airship failed to inform all protestees at the first available opportunity that they were being protested – in particular RRS 61.1(a)(3).

Decision

The finishing places and times for all competitors in Race 5 of the Twilight Series remain as recorded and therefore no penalty is to be imposed on any Race 5 competitor.