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Notices to competitors

NTC17 - Rescheduling the Winter Series Two-Handed Race from 12 June for the 2nd time

Race 1 of the Winter Series Two-Handed Series, postponed originally on 12th June 2021, and  further postponed on the 26th June 2021 is rescheduled to Saturday 24th July with a start time of 1000hrs.

NTC16 - Rescheduling the Winter Series Two-Handed Race from 12 June

Race 1 of the Winter Series Two-Handed Series, postponed on 12 June 2021, is rescheduled to Saturday 26th June with a start time of 1000hrs.

NTC15 - Winter Series Membership and Starting Options

Membership Requirements for the Winter Series

Membership requirements are reduced from 80% of the crew to 50% of the crew; therefore, in Clause 5.5 (a) and Clause 5.5 (b) Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race – 80% shall be replaced by 50%

 

Start Lines and Sequence Options

In addition to the starting lines listed in clause 12.6 & 12.7 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Sailing Instructions, for the Winter Series there will be an option for “Rabbit Starts” as outlined in the Procedure for “Rabbit Starts” published to the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club website.

Clause 12.8 Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Sailing Instructions is replaced with.

The race committee may alter the start location (and mode of start) by broadcasting the new start location on VHF channel 62 not less than 45 minutes prior to the warning signal or by text message to a number, provided to the organising authority, by the skipper or boat representative. Failure to receive the change of start location (or mode of start) shall not be grounds for protest or redress.

NTC14 - Island Bay Race Course Options and Start Times - 27 March 2021

Note the VM location was amended at 1420hrs 26-Mar-2021

Courses

In addition to the courses listed in the 2020-2021 courses document the following courses may be run:

  • 81 – SR – 6S – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – FR
  • 82 – SR – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – 6P – FR
  • 83 – SR – Somes Island (S) – 6S – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – FR
  • 84 – SR – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – 6P – Somes Island (P) – FR
  • 85 – SR – 11 – 6S – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – FR
  • 86 – SR – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – 6P – 11 – FR

 

Island Bay (VM) is a line of longitude at 174° 46.5′ E (due south from the eastern side of Taputeranga Island). 174° 47.37′ E (Eastern boundary of Taputeranga Marine Reserve transit). Yachts shall cross this line at any latitude from east to west before proceeding to the next mark of the course.

Where a course includes a virtual mark yachts shall provide evidence of completion of the course either by use of the Predict Wind Tracker (https://www.predictwind.com/tracker/) or a digital photographs of GPS readings to the race committee on request

Start Times

The following start times are provided for all boats that have entered the Fleet Series, Offshore Series or have contacted the Race Committee stating there intention to Race.  All boats should verify they have entered the Fleet Series or Offshore Series and if not must confirm their entry by completion of the Entry Form on the RPNYC website and notify the Racing Committee so we may allocate them a start time.

Any boat failing to enter shall not be included in the results.  Results will be provided for Fleet Series and Offshore Series.

Start Time

Boats

1000hrs

Wakarere

1010hrs

Sasquatch, Grenadier

1020hrs

Overdraft, Revenue Cutter, Port Nic 1

1030hrs

Temptation, Saucy Sausage, Fergus Star, Port Nic 2

1040hrs

Bedouin II, Vendatta

1050hrs

Usurper, 88% Proof, Agilita, Incantare

1100hrs

Whistler III, Gucci, After Midnight, Wiseguy

1110hrs

Floating Free, Prime Mover, Amnesty

1120hrs

Airship, Zimmerframe Racing II

1150hrs

The Guarantee, Bullistic, Nedax Racing

1210hrs

Blink

1230hrs

St Laurence

 

For the avoidance of doubt – this NTC applies to both the Island Bay Fleet Championship Race (as per 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race) and the Island Bay Offshore Championship Race (as per 2020-2021 Racing Season Offshore Notice of Race)

NTC13 - Change to Start Time for Inshore Championship - 13 March 2021

Inshore Championship Racing 

The Inshore Championship Racing, scheduled for Saturday 13 March 2021, will start at 1200hrs (midday), Warning signal at 1155hrs.

Start will be from Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, not Point Jerningham.

The intention is to run One Harbour Course and have boats finishing in time to enable crews to return to the Club to watch the Americas Cup racing.

For the avoidance of doubt this only applies to Inshore Championship racing on the 13-Mar-2021 (there is no change to the Two-handed Start Time) and amends the 2020-2021 Chronology of Races and Events (as referenced in Clause 7.2 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race)

NTC12 - Change to Barton Marine Offshore Championship Race Schedule

At the request of the offshore fleet, the committee has rescheduled the Ship Cove Race and the start time for the 2 Handed Brothers Race.

The new times and dates for these races are:

Ship Cove Race

Saturday 8 May 2021

Warning Signal 1155hrs

Startline – RPNYC

 

Two Handed Brothers Island Race

Saturday 4 March 2021

Warning Signal 0755hrs

Startline – RPNYC

 

This amends clause 6.2 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Offshore Notice of Race, clause 5.2 Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Offshore Sailing Instructions and the 2020-2021 Chronology of Races and Events

NTC11 - Change to Start Time for Inshore Championship - 13 February 2021

Inshore Championship Racing 

The first start (Race 6) of the Inshore Championship, scheduled for Saturday 13 February 2021, will start at 1200hrs (midday), Warning signal at 1155hrs.

The intention is to have boats finishing in time to enable crews to return to the Club to watch the Prada Cup racing.

For the avoidance of doubt this only applies to Inshore Championship racing on the 13-Feb-2021 (there is no change to the Two-handed Start Time) and amends the 2020-2021 Chronology of Races and Events (as referenced in Clause 7.2 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race)

NTC10 - Changes to racing schedule for January 23 2021

Fleet Race postponed

The Fleet Race scheduled for Saturday January 23 2021 is postponed to another day.

Special Race scheduled

There will be a Special Race starting at 1300 hours on 23 January 2021 on the RPNYC Start Line.

The intention is to set a course that will have boats finishing in time to enable crews to return to the Club to watch the Prada Cup racing.

Explanation

The Fleet Race was mistakenly scheduled against the running of the Nelson Race.

NTC09 - Three clubs' race amendment to course and start

This NTC applies to the Three clubs’ race and amends the 2020-2021 Chronology of Races and Events (as referenced in Clause 7.2 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race)

Start

Combined start at RPNYC – Warning signal: 0955hrs on Saturday 16 January 2021

Courses

  • 95 – SR – 25P – 23P – FR
  • 96 – SR – 23P – 25P – FR
  • 97 – SR – Somes Island to Port/Starboard* – FR

*For the avoidance of doubt course 97 allows boats to round Somes Island in either direction as they choose.

The course number will be displayed in or under the RPNYC start box window and may be broadcast on Channel 62 prior to the Warning Signal.

NTC08 - Change to Barton Marine Offshore Championship Race Briefings and Insurance Requirements

Briefings Dates and times

Due to changes in the race schedule and error in the programme race briefing dates, and times, this NTC amends the 2020-21 Offshore Notice of Race 6.2. Schedule of races – Briefing Dates and Times and 2020-21 Offshore Sailing Instructions 5.2 Schedule of races – Briefing Dates and Times for the following races:

The date and times for these briefings are:

Nelson Race

Thursday 21 January 2021

Briefing Time: 18:30

Location: RPNYC Wardroom

 

Catherine Cove to Wellington Race

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Briefing Time: 18:30

Location: RPNYC Wardroom

 

Brothers Islands Race

Friday 19 March 2021

Briefing Time: 18:30

Location: RPNYC Wardroom

Reminder:

#1 Those competitors competing in the Wellington to Nelson Race will need to contact Nelson Marina regarding berthage if required.

#2 Those competitors coming from other marinas and parts of Wellington Harbour to race in RPNYC need to be aware of the options available to be able to pick up and drop crew in the area around Chaffers Marina. Refer to the Race Day Crew Pick Up and Drop Off Options

 

Insurance Requirements

Each yacht that races shall be insured with valid marine third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $5,000,000 per incident or the equivalent thereof.

This NTC amends clauses 15.1 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Offshore Notice of Race and 25.1 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Offshore Sailing Instructions

NTC07 - Courses for the Latitude Race

This NTC applies to the Latitude Race (as per 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race)

Combined start at RPNYC – Warning signal: 0955hrs on Saturday

Courses

The course number will be displayed in or under the RPNYC start box window and may be broadcast on Channel 62 prior to the Warning Signal. The following courses (see attachment) will be used in replacement to those listed in the inshore sailing documents (specifically the 2020-2021 Courses).

Latitude Race Courses

Evidence of completion

  • Each yacht shall sail to a point south of the latitude listed against their yacht name on the designated course
  • Yachts shall provide evidence of completion of the course either by use of the Predict Wind Tracker (https://www.predictwind.com/tracker/) or a digital photographs of GPS readings to the race committee on request

We encourage the use of the Predict Wind Tracker to allow the race committee to observe progress in the race.

NTC06 - Change to Barton Marine Offshore Championship Race Schedule

Due to the equinoctial gales the Brothers Race was not run on the assigned date. The committee has set a rescheduled date for this race and it will now be run in conjunction with the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club Regatta and start from Evans Bay.

The Cook Strait Classic date and start time has also changed after feedback from competitors.

The date for these races are:

Cook Strait Classic

Saturday 12 December 2020

Warning Signal 11:55

Startline RPNYC

 

Brothers Race

Saturday 20 March 2021

Warning Signal 8:55

Startline EBYMBC

This amends clause 6.2 of the  Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Offshore Notice of Race and the 2020-2021 Chronology of Races and Events

NTC05 - Change of startline

Yamaha Spring Series Race Day 1 – 31-Oct-2020

There shall be one race run starting and finishing at RPNYC

The start line shall be as per clause 12.6(a) of Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Sailing Instructions

For the avoidance of doubt this only applies to the race on the 31-Oct-2020 and amends the 2020-2021 Chronology of Races and Events (as referenced in Clause 7.2 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race)

NTC04 - Divisional Racing

As per the communications to Skippers and Club Members.

“This season divisions 1, 2 and 3 will be combined into an “Inshore Fleet”. We will run racing on Divisional racing days from Pt Jerningham start box or on the water (unless exceptional circumstances apply). The aim is for multiple races each racing day with various courses – triangle, windward-leeward and harbour. We will retain the separate series (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Alan Martin) and have an overall “Inshore Championship” for the winner. This is distinct from the Fleet Championship.”

 

This NTC amends clause 7.4 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race and the 2020-2021 Chronology of Races and Events (as referenced in Clause 7.2 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race)

  • Reference to Divisional Championship shall be replaced with Inshore Championship
  • Reference to Divisional Handicap shall refer to the handicap assigned by the organising authority for the Inshore Championship

For the avoidance of doubt – All yachts entering the Inshore Championship (formally Divisional Championship) have been allocated,  to a Combined Division under clause 7.3 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2020-2021 Racing Season Inshore Sailing Instructions

NTC03 - Fitzroy Bay Race

NTC issued 15-Oct-2020

This NTC applies to both the Fitzroy Bay Fleet Championship Race (as per 2020-2021 Racing Season
Inshore Notice of Race) and the Fitzroy Bay Offshore Championship Race (as per 2020-2021 Racing Season Offshore Notice of Race)

Combined start at RPNYC – Warning signal: 0955hrs on Saturday

Both inshore and offshore fleets shall complete the same course.

Separate results will be calculated for Inshore and Offshore fleets

Boats shall only be eligible for results and prizes in a Series they have entered

Courses

The course number will be displayed in or under the RPNYC start box window. The following courses may be used in addition to those listed in the inshore sailing documents (this NTC constitutes an Appendix for the purpose of clause 10.1 2020-2021 Racing Season Offshore Notice of Race)

  • 90 – SR – Baring Head (VM) – FR
  • 91 – SR – Baring Head (VM) – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – FR
  • 92 – SR – Baring Head (VM) – Sinclair Head (VM) – 7P – FR
  • 93 – SR – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – Baring Head (VM) – FR
  • 94 – SR – 7S – Sinclair Head (VM) – Baring Head (VM) – FR

(VM) = Virtual Mark to “round” or line “to pass” at the position stated

Virtual Marks

  • Baring Head (VM) is a point at 41° 24′ S, 174° 51.25′ E. Yachts are not required to go around the mark, instead, they shall sail to a point that is both south and east of the mark before proceeding to the next mark of the course
  • Island Bay (VM) is a line of longitude at 174° 46.5′ E (due south from the eastern side of Taputeranga Island). Yachts shall cross this line at any latitude from east to west before proceeding to the next mark of the course
  • Sinclair Head (VM) is a line of longitude at 174° 43′ E (due south from Sinclair Head). Yachts shall cross this line at any latitude from east to west before proceeding to the next mark of the course

Yachts shall provide evidence of completion of the course either by use of the Predict Wind Tracker (https://www.predictwind.com/tracker/) or a digital photographs of GPS readings to the race committee.

NTC02 - Interclub Race 3 / EBYMBC Opening Day
NTC02 – EBYMBC Opening Day 2020
NTC01 - Interclub Race 2 / LBYC Opening Day

NTC issued 24 Sep 2020

First warning signal: 1255 on Sunday 27-09-2020

Non-Spinnaker division starts FIRST (1300)(Purple Shutter)
Spinnaker division starts SECOND (1310)(Yellow Shutter)

The Start Line will be between the LBYC Start Box and an orange buoy off the Point Howard Wharf.

Course details will be announced via VHF CH62 at 1200 and at 15 minutes intervals thereafter until the first warning signal.

Please sign on/off with “Lowry Bay Race Control” as per Sailing Instructions.

Protests

Protest Form