Regatta 2019

Notice of Race 

1        Organising Authority

1.1.         The Organising Authority is Holyhead Sailing Club CIC Ltd (HSC).

2         Rules

  1.         Racing will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS 2018 – 2020)

  1.           Handicapping for Offshore Class 2 by RYA National Handicap for Cruisers (NHC) Regatta series

shall apply as appropriate.

  1.         IRC rules shall apply to Offshore Class 1

3        Eligibility and Entries.

3.1        Entry forms are available from the Quarterdeck or HSC Office, or can be downloaded from the HSC

web site.

3.2        Entry forms must be completed and handed into the Quarterdeck at least 1 hour before the warning

signal on Saturday 24th August. Any vessels not competing on Saturday, but wanting to enter racing

on the Sunday must complete an entry form and hand into the Quarterdeck on the Sunday morning at

least an hour before the warning signal.

4         Race Schedule.

Full details of the daily race schedule are set out below.

Saturday 24th August.

Class                 Warning Signal         Start Line                         HW                 LW

Squibs                 09.55                        HSC Club Line                        17.10                10.50

Offshore 1        10.20                        HSC Club Line                

Offshore 2        10.25                        HSC Club Line

HYO Oppies         10.55                        Oppie RIB Start & Finish

HSC Youth        13.55                        HSC Youth – RIB Start & Finish


Sunday 25th August.         

Class                 Warning Signal         Start Line                         HW                 LW

Squib                 09.25                        HSC Club Line                        18.31                12.05

Offshore 1        09.55                        HSC Club Line                        

Ofshore 2         10.00                        HSC Club Line

5        Courses

Offshore Classes 1 & 2.

Courses on Saturday 24th - will be chosen by the Race Officer from the Official HSC Course Card to take account of the local weather and tidal conditions.  

Squib Class

Courses on Saturday 24th August - will be an “X” course.  If a committee boat is used to start the race, the course will be selected from one of the following.


Trearddur Bay Race – Sunday 25th August

Proposed Course (weather dependant) for Squib and Offshore Classes.

HSC Start Line

Trearddur Bay (S) (Orange mark with Flag)

Clipera (S)

HSC Finish Line

HSC Squib Class Finish Line – between IDM and ODM  

HSC Offshore Classes Finish Line - between white line on Breakwater and IDM.

All boats must pass to seaward of 53'16.690N 004'40.870W

A safety RIB will be in close proximity to the Orange mark on the approach to Trearddur Bay.

The co-ordinates of this Mark will be transmitted once it is in position.

All race communications will be on channel M - competitors should only transmit for safety related matters. A listening watch should be maintained on 16.

6         Prize Giving/s

The prize giving for the HSC Youth Cadets Class will take place after the completion of their racing

on Saturday 24th August.

The prize giving for the HYO Optimists Class will take place after the completion of their racing on

Saturday 24th August.

The prize giving for Offshore Classes and the Squib Class will take place asap after the completion of the racing on Sunday 25th August.

7         Risk Statement

Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.” Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk.

By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:

a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;

b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore, and will carry adequate lifesaving equipment for all persons on board;

c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;

d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;

e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;

f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;

g) It is their responsibility to familiarise themselves with any risks specific to this venue or this event drawn to their attention in any rules and information produced for the venue or event and to attend any safety briefing held at the venue Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk.

The organizing authority 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.

8         Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.

9         Further Information

Car Parking - Car Parking is in front of the clubhouse, adjacent to the Clubhouse and the grassed area to the South of the clubhouse.  Please be aware of cadet and optimist sailing and please do not park in the dinghy park area as this is used as access to launch and recover dinghy’s and safety boats from the compound.  Please also be aware of the access required by the RNLI