Notices and Protests

Notices to Competitors

NTC13 - Courses for Winter Series Two-Handed and Fully Crewed Races

Courses

The course options for the Two-Handed and Fully Crewed races in the Waitoa Social Club Winter Series 2022 are shown on the following table.

These courses replace any previously published on this site and elsewhere for the 2021-22 Sailing Season Inshore races.

Course IdCourseLength
1Start (R), 16P, 10P, 5P, 10P, 8S, Finish (R)16 NM
2Start (R), 25P, 4S, 10P, 5P, 16S, Finish (R)15.4 NM
3Start (R), 16P, 4S, 15P, 5S, 6S, 15P, Finish (R)14 NM
4Start (R), 8P, 19S, 6S, 4P, 16S, Finish (R)18 NM
5Start (R), 8P, 19S, 6S, 4P, 8S, Finish (R)19 NM
6Start (R), 11S, 12P, 24P, 10S, 4P, 25S, Finish (R)19.7 NM
7Start (R), 11S, 10P, 19S, 12S, 4P, 16S, Finish (R)20.1 NM
8Start (R), 25P, 11S, 6P, 19P, 16S, Finish (R)21 NM
9Start (R), 8S, 11S, 10P, 5S, 12P, 19P, 5S, Finish (R)22 NM
10Start (R), 4S, 6P, 5S, 12P, 19P, 5P, 10S, 15P, Finish (R)24 NM
11Start (R) 25P, 11S, 7P, 6P, 5P, 8s, 4P, 16S, Finish (R)27 NM

 

Description of Marks 4, 5, 11, and 16

These marks are orange spherical buoys displaying the mark number.  Their approximate positions are:

Mark 4  – Ngauranga : 41 15.250′ S 174 49.090′ E

Mark 5  – SW of Somes Island: 41 15.599′ S 174 51.164′ E

Mark 11 – Korokoro: 41 14.570′ S 174 50.549′ E

Mark 16 – Evolution Sails/NZ Rigging (Oriental Bay):  41 17.093′ S 174 47.783′ E

Important: Note that Mark 16 has been relocated to Oriental Bay.

NTC12 - Change of Schedule for Two-Handed Winter Series

The schedule of races and start times for the Two-Handed Winter Series have been changed as follows:

DateDayTime
11-June-22Saturday1030 hrs
9-July-22Saturday1030 hrs
23-July-22Saturday1030 hrs
6-August-22Saturday1030 hrs

 

To confirm all Two-Handed winter series race days are Saturdays.

This modifies the 2021-2022 Chronology of Races and Events.

Explanation: There has been feedback from competitors that they would like the opportunity to sail at Evans Bay and Lowry Bay clubs over winter, as they have done in previous years. On review, running the Two-Handed Winter Series on the Saturday of the same weekend as the Fully Crewed Winter Series works best. The start time has been changed to give boats from visiting clubs time to cross the harbour to participate.

NTC11 - Ship Cove Direct Offshore Race

Change of Start Time

The start time is 1200hrs on Saturday 14 May 2022.

As per Offshore Sailing Instruction 11.3, Offshore Sailing Instruction 5.2 is amended as follows:

RaceBriefingWarning SignalApproximate DistanceSafety Category
Ship Cove1800 hours 13 May 20221155 hours 14 May 202240 NM3

 

Explanation: The Ship Cove Race on 5 Feb 2022 was postponed.

If the race cannot proceed as intended, normal postponement procedures will apply.

NTC10 - Offshore Race Saturday 9 April 2022 - Port Underwood

Based on feedback from intending competitors, the course / destination is Port Underwood.

Change of Start Time

The start time is 0900hrs on Saturday 9 April 2022.

Explanation: The published Barton Marine Offshore Series Notice of Race and Sailing instructions give an incorrect start time. The revised start time allows for a favourable tide and more daylight during the race.

Sailing Instruction 5.2 is amended as follows:

RaceBriefingWarning SignalApproximate DistanceSafety Category
Port Underwood1800 hours 8 April 20220855 hours 9 April 202240 NM3

 

If the race cannot proceed as intended, normal postponement procedures will apply.

NTC09 - Club Week
Eligibility and Entry

For the avoidance of doubt these races are Invitation Races.

Attention is drawn to Clause 4.6 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2021-2022 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race – Entries shall be lodged on the RPNYC website prior to the scheduled warning signal for the race or event in which the entrant wishes to participate.

The following criteria shall apply in addition apply to boats competing in the races during Club Week (Races scheduled between Monday 7 March and Sunday 13 March 2022) for boats to be eligible to win trophies/prizes in the specified race.

Two-Handed Race – Only two people on the yacht.
Women’s Helm Race – Yacht shall be helmed by a woman.
Crew’s Race – Yacht shall be helmed by a usual crew member who is neither the owner nor usual helmsperson.
Veteran’s Race – Yacht shall be helmed by a current Veteran Member of RPNYC (Club Rule 25).

These criteria are in addition to those specified under Section 4 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2021-2022 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race. Boats that do not meet the criteria will still be given a result but will not be eligible for trophies/prizes for the race.

Island Bay Race

Refer NTC06 for courses and start times.

Safety and Communication

Where Helm Criteria are specified above (Women’s Helm Race, Crew’s Race and Veteran’s Race), Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2021-2022 Racing Season Sailing Instructions clause 22(a) is modified to read – Yachts shall radio in prior to the race start, stating their intention to race, the number of people on board, and the name of the helmsperson.

Scoring

All races are to be scored on Fleet Rum (Invitational), PHRF and Line. In addition Island Bay will be scored on Fleet Inshore, for those boats who have entered the Fleet Series.

As per clause 13.1 & clause 31.2 of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 2021-2022 Racing Season Inshore Notice of Race – The Organising Authority may award trophies for the winners of specific races, series or divisions, or subgroups of a race, series, or division. Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Organising Authority.

NTC08 - Latitude Race
Safety
Boats shall comply with Yachting New Zealand Safety Category 5. This race may take yachts outside the Wellington Harbour Limits. It is the skipper’s discretion whether to fit jackstays and carry a life raft or dinghy.

Warning Signal
The warning signal for all boats will be at 0955hrs on 29 January 2022.

Courses
The race committee will signal the course number as per clause 9.2 of the Sailing Instructions.

For the Latitude Race only, Courses 1, 2, and 3 of the 2021-2022 Courses (as listed on the RPNYC website) are replaced with the following:

Start RPNYC – Sail to a point South of the Latitude designated for your boat on the signaled course below – Finish RPNYC

Course 1
Max 28.0 NM
Min 12.1 NM
Course 2
Max 25.0 NM
Min 10.8 NM
Course 3
Max 22.0 NM
Min 9.5 NM
Shemara41° 21.71’41° 21.06’41° 20.41’
Lizzie41° 23.02’41° 22.23’41° 21.44’
Update41° 23.39’41° 22.56’41° 21.73’
Charlie41° 23.80’41° 22.92’41° 22.05’
Halo41° 23.95’41° 23.06’41° 22.17’
Sasquatch41° 24.08’41° 23.18’41° 22.28’
Brio41° 24.15’41° 23.24’41° 22.33’
Tortimony41° 24.15’41° 23.24’41° 22.33’
Cantilena41° 24.26’41° 23.34’41° 22.41’
Aolele41° 24.27’41° 23.35’41° 22.42’
Sea Beagle41° 24.37’41° 23.43’41° 22.50’
Grenadier41° 24.39’41° 23.46’41° 22.52’
Overdraft41° 24.48’41° 23.53’41° 22.59’
Zigzag Fullstop41° 24.50’41° 23.55’41° 22.61’
Saucy Sausage41° 24.54’41° 23.59’41° 22.64’
Allegresse41° 25.07’41° 24.06’41° 23.05’
Bedouin II41° 25.07’41° 24.06’41° 23.05’
Agilita41° 25.25’41° 24.22’41° 23.19’
Gucci41° 25.29’41° 24.26’41° 23.23’
Incantare41° 25.48’41° 24.43’41° 23.37’
Amnesty41° 25.56’41° 24.50’41° 23.44’
After Midnight41° 25.59’41° 24.52’41° 23.46’
88%Proof41° 25.64’41° 24.57’41° 23.50’
Floating Free41° 25.70’41° 24.62’41° 23.55’
Wiseguy41° 25.81’41° 24.72’41° 23.63’
Whistler III41° 25.90’41° 24.80’41° 23.71’
Airship41° 26.31’41° 25.17’41° 24.03’
Zimmerframe Racing Team II41° 26.72’41° 25.53’41° 24.35’
The Guarantee41° 27.14’41° 25.91’41° 24.68’
Rascal Racing41° 27.19’41° 25.96’41° 24.72’
Bullistic41° 27.46’41° 26.20’41° 24.93’
String Theory41° 28.55’41° 27.17’41° 25.79’
Blink41° 28.85’41° 27.43’41° 26.02’
St Laurence41° 29.65’41° 28.15’41° 26.65’

Download the table (PDF)

Evidence of Course sailed

All yachts racing shall provide the race committee with evidence of sailing south of the designated Latitude. It is suggested that a digital photo of the yachts position shown on a suitable navigation device is taken.
This evidence shall be provided within 30mins of the last yacht finishing the race and may be emailed to vc@rpnyc.org.nz or shown to a member of the race committee.

Alternative Course
Should weather conditions not be suitable to run a race outside the harbour, the race committee will signal an alternative harbour course from the 2021-2022 course list

NTC07 - Barton Marine Offshore Series - Nelson Race

The published Barton Marine Offshore Series Notice of Race and Sailing instructions for the start times for the Nelson Race have an incorrect start time.

The correct start time is at 8:00 AM on Friday 21 January 2022.

This will allow the fleet to start with the tide on the south coast going with the fleet.

For avoidance of confusion the alternative date for the Nelson Race published in the chronology of racing and on the RPNYC website will not apply.

If the race cannot proceed as intended, normal postponement procedures will apply.

Sailing Instruction 5.2 is amended as follows:

RaceBriefingWarning SignalApproximate DistanceSafety Category
Nelson20 Jan 2022
1800 hours
21 Jan 200
0755 hours
117 NM3 Modified

 

NTC06 - Courses and Start Times for Island Bay Race 1

Course

The course for the Island Bay Race will be one of the following as signaled by the Race Committee:

CourseDescription
81SR – 6S – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – FR
82SR – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – 6P – FR
83SR – Somes Island (S) – 6S – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – FR
84SR – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – 6P – Somes Island (P) – FR
85SR – 11 – 6S – 7S – Island Bay (VM) – 7P – FR
86SR – 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). Yachts shall cross this line at any latitude from east to west before proceeding to the next mark of the course.

Start Times

Start TimeSasquatch, Beautiful South, White Cavalier, Wakarere
1000Sasquatch, Beautiful South, White Cavalier, Wakarere
1010Overdraft, Grenadier, Saucy Sausage, Tortimony, Halo
1020Aolele, Revenue Cutter, Brio, Cantilena, Port Nic 1
1030Sea Beagle, Vendetta, Bedouin II, Port Nic 2, Fergus Star, Zigzag Fullstop, Sika II, Lelant, Temptation
1035Transcender, Agilita, Haumuri, Incantare, Usurper
104088% Proof, After Midnight, Allegresse, Floating Free, Whistler III, Wiseguy
1050Zimmerframe Racing Team II, Amnesty, Gucci, Prime Mover, Airship
1055Bullistic, Code Breaker, Helter Skelter, Rascal Racing, The Guarantee
1105Blink
1110String Theory
1115St Laurence

 

Alternative Course

Should weather conditions not be suitable to run a race outside the harbour, the race committee will signal an alternative a harbour course from  the 2021-2022 course list. The race will remain a pursuit race with start times as indicated.

NTC05 - Inshore Series Change to Scoring

The 2021-2022 Racing Season Inshore Series Notice of Race clause 10 has the following addition:

10.7  Rule A 5.3 shall apply.

The 2021-2022 Racing Season Inshore Series Sailing Instructions clause 19 has the following addition:

19.8  Rule A 5.3 shall apply.

NTC04 - Offshore Series Change to Scoring

The 2021-2022 Racing Season Offshore Series Notice of Race clause 10 has the following addition:

10.7  Rule A 5.3 shall apply.

NTC03 - Fitzroy Bay Race

Safety
Boats shall comply with Yachting New Zealand Safety Category 5. It is the skipper’s discretion discretion whether to fit jackstays and carry a life raft or dinghy.

Warning Signal
The warning signal will be at 1025hrs on 16 October 2021.

Marks
All marks are virtual marks, as detailed below:

  • Baring Head mark is a point at 41°25.1′S, 174°50.6′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 sailing to the next mark or finishing line (as listed in the courses below).
  • Island Bay mark 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 or finishing line (as listed in the courses below).
  • Sinclair Head mark 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 or finishing line (as listed in the courses below).

Courses

  1. SR – Baring Head – FR
  2. SR – Baring Head – Island Bay – FR
  3. SR – Baring Head – Sinclair Head – FR
  4. SR – Island Bay – Baring Head – FR
  5. SR – Sinclair Head – Baring Head – FR

Obstruction
Wave Rider/ Scientific Buoys at approx. 41° 22.008′S 174° 44.625′E and 41° 24.752′S 174° 50.856′E are obstructions.

Evidence of Mark Rounding/Longitude crossing
Boats shall provide the race committee with evidence of mark rounding / crossing. This may be a track using the Predict Wind Tracker  (https://www.predictwind.com/tracker/) or a digital photo of the boat’s position shown on a suitable navigation device.

NTC02 - Interclub Race 2 / EBYMBC Opening Day Race

EBYMBC has issued its Notice to Competitors 01 regarding Interclub Series Race 2, addressing:

  • Warning Signal
  • Start
  • Course, and
  • Finish

 

Please refer to EBYMBC Notice to Competitors 01 re Interclub Series Race 2 for details.

NTC01 - Course for Interclub Race 1 / LBYC Opening Day Race

NTC issued 26 Sep 2021

Sailing Instruction 9.2 is replaced with:

Course instructions will be on the LBYC notice board and broadcast on VHF channel 62 at approximately 1315, 1330, and 1345.

Explanation: Courses are not displayed on the LBYC website.

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