Round Anglesey Race

17th August 2019

OA: Menai Bridge Boat Club
Menai Bridge, Anglesey

NOTICE OF RACE

1        RULES

1.1        The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2        All yachts and equipment shall conform to the World Sailing Offshore Special

Regulations Category 4 governing minimum standards of equipment and accommodation.

1.3        A hand held VHF radio and a mobile phone shall be carried and the phone number logged with the Race Officer before the race.

1.4        From sunset to sunrise Rules in RRS Part 2 are replaced by the right of way rules of the International Regulations for Preventing of Collision at Sea

1.5        Racing rule(s) 35, 61, 52, and RRS Appendix G will be changed. The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions may also change other racing rules.

1.6        IRC Rule 22.4 shall not apply. There will be no limitations on crew weight.

2        ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

2.2        IRC yachts are eligible to enter (split as two classes) as are other Monohulls who will be allocated an old PY Handicap. Multihull Yachts will form a separate Class.

2.3        Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached form and sending it, together with the required fee, to Garth Griffiths 1 Menai Terrace, Menai Bridge, LL59 5EL.

2.4        Entries will only exceptionally be accepted on the morning of the race.

3.        SCHEDULE

3.1        The first warning signal will be at 1115 other starts will follow at 5 minute intervals, see Sailing Instructions.

4        SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available after 1st July 2019 on The Menai Strait Regatta www.menaistraitregattas.org.uk and Royal Dee Yacht Club www.royaldee.co.uk web sites.

5        VENUE

5.1        Menai Bridge Anglesey.

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The course to be sailed will be as follows: From Start Line at Menai Bridge, Southwestwards through the Menai Strait and South about Anglesey, leaving Penmon Perch to Port thence to finish at Menai Bridge. Minimum Distance 64 nautical miles.

There will be provision for the PY class to finish in Holyhead.

7        DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

        1.1.        RRS 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.”

        1.2.        Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of

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


  1. 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;
  2. They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
  3. They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omission;
  4. Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
  5. 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;
  6. The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;
  7. 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 of event and to attend any safety briefing held for the event.
  8. They are responsible for ensuring that their boat is equipped and seaworthy so as to be able to face extremes of weather; that there is crew sufficient in number, experience and fitness to withstand such weather; and that the safety equipment is properly maintained, stowed and in date and is familiar to the crew.

1.3.        The organisers accept no liability whatsoever for loss, damage, death or personal injury of any description whatsoever that may be sustained by boats, owners, crews or guests taking part in this series of races using jetties, ramps, moorings, parking premises or any other facilities or using or accepting assistance from launches or boats by them or otherwise, however occasioned whether by negligence of their members or servants or not.

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

For further information please contact

Garth Griffiths. garthpeter4@gmail.com 07971940071

Mike Butterfield: pmbutterfield@msn.com 07973228636 01248810300

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