Tenth Multihull Solutions Regatta gets underway

Day one in the 10th Multihull Solutions Regatta saw fifteen boats divided into four classes compete off the shores of host organizer Phuket Yacht Club in Chalong Bay in Boat Lagoon Race Day.

Before the regatta started, Multihull Solutions’ Andrew de Bruin said, “We are back for the 5th year as title sponsors to the Phuket Yacht Club’s Multihull Regatta and, as usual, we look to be in for the windiest and friendliest regatta in the region. There will be some very exciting racing out on Chalong Bay. It’s a great event for us and of course a natural fit for a company specializing in multihull yacht sales as we do, and I’m sure our involvement will continue.”

The Racing Multihulls and Firefly 850 Sportboat classes had six boats each, while the Pulse 600 had two entries and Cruising Multihulls had three boats.

Principal Race Officer Simon James ran windward-leewards for most classes for the first two races but sent the Cruising Class off a trip around Koh Lon for their second race of the day; the racing multis, including the Pulses, plus the Fireflies headed out and around the Cape Panwa safe water mark for their third and final race of the day.

FugaziDan Fidock’s trimaran Fugazi (formerly Three Itch) jumped off the start line and never let up as its main hull spent most of the day kissing the water’s surface as it cruised to line honours in each race. Bob Garner’s Blade Runner with two seconds and a third, held on to second spot overall in Racing Multihulls with seven points after three races while Peter Wilcox’s Cosmo was in third spot with eight points. Mick Tilden’s 4-4-5 placings gave him fourth overall with 13 points, while Glywn Rowlands 6-5-4 finishes and 15 points gave Twister 2 fifth overall and Andrew de Bruin’s Multihull Solutions H30 finished sixth with his 5-6-6 placings and 17 points.

They come in all shapes and sizes in this year’s Racing Multihull division ranging from Andrew de Bruin’s and Mick Tilden’s Pulse 600s to Peter Wilcox’s recently launched 12m foiling-assisted Stealth Cosmo to Bob Garner’s DM24 Blade Runner, Glywn Rowlands Stealth Twister 2, and Dan Fidock’s, Fugazi, built by Dan Moore, which always draws plenty of attention.

Cosmo, built by Asia Catamarans, has been in the water for less than two weeks, and suffered through a 40-knot bashing on a recent trip to Langkawi. There are only two Stealths in this race, but much Stealth news as Hurricane was recently sold to a fellow in San Diego and was being shipped there by Sevenstar via New York. And past Multihull Solutions competitors Top Cat and Gale Force have both been re-sold so lots of movement for Alan Cawardine’s creations.                     

Twin Sharks Firefly 850In the Firefly division, John Newnham’s Twin Sharks renewed its heated rivalry with Hans Rahmann’s Voodoo and race one saw the familiar Twin Sharks-Voodoo one-two finish. Twin Sharks continued to shine throughout the day capturing all three races while Voodoo faltered slightly earning 2-4-6 finished for third overall. George Eddings Blue Noze had a great day finishing 3-2-2 to hold on to second spot. Neil Ayre/Mick Coleman’s recently purchased Advanced CAE (Mamba) and their 4-6-3 finishes were good enough for fourth place. Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol with a revamped crew was back to avenge its nose dive and capsize of last year and finished 6-3-4 on the day to hold down fifth spot. Jonathon Kingdon’s Moto Inzi took three fifth-place finishes to hold down sixth. The Fireflys were designed by Phuketian Mark Pescott, who is racing on Surf Patrol for this regatta.

Mick Tilden’s Pixalux and lead sponsor Andrew de Bruin with his Multihull Solutions H30 did battle in the two-boat Pulse 600 division. Tilden, who used to own a share in Fujin, put his competitive monohull racing career on hold when he discovered the joys of sailing a Corsair Pulse 600. Today’s racing saw Mick take all three races with Andrew coming a close second.

The StingThe Cruising Multihull three-boat class saw Anthony Passmore’s DaVinci, Bill Kane’s The Sting, and Rick Fielding’s Mojo finish 1-2-3 in the two races they sailed.

This event is a veritable who’s who of sailing in Phuket, as everyone who is anyone is involved in the regatta in some way.  

Story and photos by Scott Murray

Strong gusts mark day two of MSR

Nineteen knots of wind in Ao Chalong greeted competitors as they sailed out to compete in day two of the Multihull Solutions Regatta. Armchair pundits were hedging their bets as to which boats would be damaged by heavy winds. Some thought the Corsair Pulses, who have been a touch fragile in heavy weather, might be in trouble, but the Pulses held strong.

The first casualty of the day occurred around midway through the first race when Jonathon Kingdon’s Firefly Moto Inzi nosedived and hung in the air until Captain Brent McInnis of the Phuket Cruising Yacht Club’s Rescue and Salvage Operation (otherwise known as the PCYCRSO) showed up to save the day, right the ship and tow it back to shore. As we went to print, Moto Inzi was in the CBS “Coconuts” Boatyard and we were waiting to see if she would be ready for next week’s Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

Moto Inzi capsize

A veteran observer described the Moto Inzi sequence thus, “Sailing downwind, with the spinnaker up Moto Inzi was hit by a large gust and the leeward bow dug in, so she started to nose dive so much so the rudders came out of the water and the boat was on the tipping point of capsizing completely. The crew hung there until the boat capsized and the mast was stuck in the mud with the crew left hanging.” Drama, indeed.
Mitch Olivieri jumped off Mamba to assist Moto Inzi as did Justin Wong and Brent Gribble from Twin Sharks as Brent’s wife Sariwan (Khun Sa) was one of the Moto Inzi crew still in the water with Louis Monge, Hans van der Velden and skipper Jonathan Kingdon. Crewmates Saithon “Oi” Termngam and Charanya Daengthongdee were pulled out of the water by the PCYC rescue boat. 

The second casualty occurred about halfway through the second race when another Firefly, this time Hans Rahmann’s Voodoo, ripped the top of its mainsail and had to retire from racing for the day. Later in the day, the crew was seen trying to repair the damage, so they could race in the third and final day of the regatta tomorrow.

Moto Inzi capsize

Principal Race Officer Simon James ran the same set of windward-leewards he had done the previous day giving all classes except Cruising Multis three races, while the cruisers had two. Simon wisely decided to keep the fleet within the Bay as the damage would have been undoubtedly much worse if they raced outside.  

Dan Fidock’s trimaran Fugazi (formerly Three Itch) again took off like a bolt of lightning from the start line and again claimed line honours in all three races. But Bob Garner’s Blade Runner pulled two big upsets today winning races five and six on corrected time, when handicap was applied, which was even more dramatic as they survived a near nose dive on the last leg of the second race.

Moto Inzi capsize

After two days of racing Fugazi, built and designed by Dan Moore in Bali and fitted out in Langkawi in 2012, sits atop the Racing Multihull division with six points while Blade Runner is second with eight points. Mick Tilden’s consistent performances have Pixalux is in third overall with 17 points, while Peter Wilcox’s Cosmo sits in fourth spot with 20 points. Andrew de Bruin’s Multihull Solutions H30 is close behind with 21 points while Glywn Rowlands’ Twister 2 brings up the rear with 24 points.           

In the Firefly division, John Newnham’s Twin Sharks had a 1-RDG-I today to maintain its overall lead with six points (the RDG came as it went to assist Moto Inzi). George Eddings Blue Noze’s 3-1-3 placings on the day left the boat second overall for 14 points. Ray Waldon had a good day with its 4-2-2 placings leaving it in third overall with 21 points. Voodoo had a second place, a DNF and a DNS leaving it in fourth overall with 28 points. Mamba sits in fifth with 32 points as it had a fifth-place finish and two DNS’s today. Moto Inzi brings up the year with 36 points on its one DNF and two DNs’s.   

Twin Sharks lifting a hull

Lead sponsor Andrew de Bruin and crewmate Zam Bevan with their Multihull Solutions H30 did manage to take the second race today from Mick Tilden and Derek Sheppard’s Pixalux in the two-boat Pulse 600 division. But after two days of racing Pixalux is ahead with five points compared to MS’s H30’s nine. Both crews have sailed this regatta before and have experience in these waters.                                                                       

The Cruising Multihull three-boat class saw Rick Fielding’s Mojo and Anthony Passmore’s DaVinci swap places from yesterday with Mojo coming in first in both races and DaVinci finishing third in the first race and chalking up a DNF in the second race. Bill Kane’s The Sting kept up its string of second-place finishes and after two days of racing sits tied in top spot with Mojo and DaVinci trails the two with ten points.    

Fugazi racing trimaran

DaVinci crewmates Paul Baker and Peter and Gary Slattery were mates back in the Kogarah Sailing Club forty years ago and haven’t seen each in almost three decades but they reconnected to sail as crew on PLANIT, a CADCAM cutting-edge solutions company who is chartering DaVinci, a boat that Baker manages.

 

Story and photos by Scott Murray

 

MSR wraps up with Fugazi claiming top honours

The 10th annual Multihull Solutions Regatta wrapped up today with another good day of sailing. Principal Race Officer Simon James ran two races today, a three-lap windward-leeward and then a triangle course for all classes except Cruising, which did a loop around nearby Koh Lon.

Dan Fidock’s trimaran Fugazi claimed the Racing Multihull division winning six of the eight races it sailed in, finishing with 10 points. Fugazi claimed line honours in every race and was a sight to behold in full throttle. Bob Garner’s Blade Runner claimed the other two victories on handicap, which along with their other finishes, gave them second place overall in Racing Multis with 21 points.

Fugazi racing trimaran

Peter Wilcox christened his new Stealth Cosmo with a third-place finish and 30 points. Mick Tilden’s Pixalux had the same amount of points but settled for fourth as Cosmo had a greater number of higher finishes. Andrew de Bruin’s Multihull Solutions H30 came in fifth overall with 37 points. while Glywn Rowlands’ Twister 2 rounded out the class with 40 points.         

Pulse 600 & Andrew de Bruin

In the final race of the Firefly series, positions two and three overall were still undecided. As John Newnham’s Twin Sharks had won every race up until then it had already captured the division with eight points After the first mark, Surf Patrol took a commanding lead with Blue Noze, Mamba and Twin Sharks trailing in that order, Positions two through four changed throughout the next lap until the final run when Twin Sharks jumped into the lead and Blue Noze finished in third place to take second overall with 21 points to Surf Patrol’s 25.

Voodoo & Advanced CAE (Mamba) Firefly 850

Voodoo’ two DNS’s on day two hurt it and it slipped back to fourth overall with 36 points. Mamba, which also had two DNS’s on day two came fifth with 41 points, while Jonathan Kingdon’s Moto Inzi had to retire from the regatta after its mishap and finished with 50 points, including four DNS’s and a DNF   

Mick Tilden and Derek Sheppard’s Pixalux defeated lead sponsor Andrew de Bruin and crewmate Zeam Bevan on their Multihull Solutions H30 in seven of the eight races in the two-boat Pulse 600 division accumulating nine points to MS H30’s fifteen. 

 

The Cruising Multihull three-boat class saw Rick Fielding’s Mojo beat Bill Kane’s The Sting on tie-break. Even though The Sting finished with fewer points (9 vs. 10) both were allowed a drop race, as they had both sailed five races. This allowed Mojo to drop its third-place finish then tying it with The Sting at seven points each (The Sting never finished lower than second). Anthony Passmore’s DaVinci ended up in third spot with 15 points, including a DNF & DNS.

 

Jonathon Kingdon’s Firefly Moto Inzi was the only casualty of the regatta when it nosedived during the second race of the second day. Captain Brent McInnis of the Phuket Cruising Yacht Club’s preformed heroic work orchestrating the rescue. 

Good sportsmanship was displayed when crew members from both Twin Sharks and Mamba jumped in the water to aid Moto Inzi. And Blue Noze and Surf Patrol both reefed during those winding conditions, demonstrating good seamanship, earning themselves podium positions. 

'Blue Nose' Firefly 850

Liz Schoch and her initiative Responsible Rubbish (www.facebook.com/ResponsibleRubbish) made a big impact in the event as many sailors used Liz’s refillable bottles during the regatta instead of disposable plastic ones, thereby saving 500 plastic bottles from being used during the event. Lizzy, by the way, sailed on Blue Noze in the regatta.

A big thank you must go to Andrew de Bruin and Multihull Solutions for being the principal sponsor; Phuket Boat Lagoon for sponsoring day one’s racing; Octopus Electrical Service for sponsoring the second day of racing. East Marine, Java Yachting and Regattas Asia were generous support sponsors, while SEA Yachting was the media partner and Rainman Watermakers (Bob Mott) kindly supplying skipper bags. Kim Mitchell and his staff did a super job of keeping all the sailors fed and hydrated with delicious meals and drinks.     

Kudos to Commodore Scott Duncanson of the Phuket Yacht Club for organizing the regatta along with his two able lieutenants Tom Cracknell, the on-shore Manager, and Alfie Rowson, a driving force on the organizing committee.  &nbsp

Story and photos by Scott Murray

Multihull Solutions Regatta Phuket 2018 – Results

Sailors Regatta Notice of Race March 8 – 10th 2019

PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF RACE

 

 

Organising Authority

The Regatta is organised by the Phuket Yacht Club (PYC)

  1. Rules

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

1.2. The Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class Rules, Firefly Class rep. Mark Pescott. For information about Firefly Charter opportunities please contact Ian Coulson ian_sea@yahoo.com Tel. +66872637008

1.3. The Platu 25

1.4. Other O.D. classes considered acceptable by the organizers, Phuket Yacht Club

1.5. This Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions

1.6. In case of conflict, the Sailing Instructions will prevail (this changes RRS Rule 63.7).

1.7. World Sailing Offshore (OSR) Special Regulations for Inshore Racing in daylight hours shall apply to all boats except that: the requirement to be self-righting will not apply; and lifelines will not be required.

1.8. All boats shall carry an operational marine band VHF radio and monitor the designated channels from 30 minutes before any scheduled start until after finishing. 


1.9. No national prescriptions will apply.

2.0. Boats maybe required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

  • Eligibility and Entry

2.1. The Regatta is open to all mono and multihulls with a length overall of greater than 6 meters that are acceptable to the Race Committee.

2.2. The Regatta will receive entries from One Design and classes (subject to entries received) under the handicap system specified in brackets below.

Class 1 – Monohull (IRC)

Class 2 – Mutihull  (OMR)

2.3.        The Race Committee may change the above eligibility factors and number of classes based on its analysis of entries received. A minimum of 4 boats are required to constitute a class or division, however exemptions may be made at the races committee’s discretion.

2.4.        Application for entry shall be made on the official Entry Form, which are available at PYC and online from this site. Entries should be submitted online at www.phuketyachtclub.com Entries may be made up until close of registration at 10:30 hrs Friday, March 1st 2019.

2.5.        Entry Fee – THB 3,000 per boat

3.0 Schedule of Events

The following is the proposed schedule for the 2019 Regatta

Friday March 8th Race Day #1 Up to 2 races scheduled

08:30 – 10:30     Registration and weigh-in if required at PYC

10:30                    Briefing

12:00                     Warning signal

Saturday March 9th Race Day #2 Up to 3 races scheduled

11:00 First Warning Signal
17:00 Prize giving at PYC

Sunday March 10th Race Day #3 Up to 3 races scheduled

11:00 First Warning Signal
17:00          Prize giving at PYC
   
   
  • Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.

  • Courses

5.1.   Racing will take place in or in the environs of Ao Chalong.

5.2. Courses will be chosen to take into account prevailing or forecast conditions for each race.

5.3.   Windward/leeward courses will be located in Ao Chalong.

5.4. Coastal courses will take place around islands, fixed navigation marks and inflatable buoys in and around the environs of Ao Chalong.

5.5.   Course diagrams will be issued with the Sailing Instructions.

  • Penalty System

6.1. For all classes, rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

6.2.   Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in rule 70.5.

  • SCORING

7.1.   For all classes, a maximum of 6 races are scheduled.

7.2.   Two completed races are required to constitute a series.

7.3.   All races count towards points, there are no discarded races

  • CREW WEIGHT

8.1.   Firefly 850 Sports One Design

In accordance with class rules.

  • RADIO COMMUNICATION

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

  1. PRIZES

10.1.  A trophy will be awarded to the winning yacht in each class.

10.2.  Second and third place prizes will also be awarded in each class.

  1. INSPECTION

All yachts shall be liable for inspection in accordance with applicable safety and measurement requirements.

  1. INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance to a minimum cover of Thai Baht Twenty Million (or equivalent) for the duration of the event.

  1. DISCLAIMER

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. 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.

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Sailor’s Regatta Sailing Instructions

Sailor’s Regatta 2018 – March 8th-10th 2019
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Organising Authority
The Regatta is organised by the Phuket Yacht Club (PYC)

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RULES
1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, and by:
1.2. The OMR rule for Multihulls.
1.3. The Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class Rules.
1.4. The Corsair Pulse 600 One Design Rules.
1.5. The Notice of Race and these Sailing Instructions
1.6. In case of conflict, these Sailing Instructions will prevail (this changes RRS Rule 63.7).
1.7. World Sailing Offshore (OSR) Special Regulations for Inshore Racing in daylight hours shall apply to all boats except that: the requirement to be self-righting will not apply; and lifelines will not be required. No national prescriptions will apply.
1.8. Crew Weight
1.8.1. In accordance with OMR, each boat shall declare a minimum crew weight, WCD.
1.8.2. In Class Two, Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class, WCD will be in accordance with class rules.
1.8.3. In Class Three, Pulse 600 One Design Class, WCD will be in accordance with class rules.
1.8.4. In Class Four, Open/Performance Multihulls Using the PYC Regatta Performance System each boat shall declare a minimum crew weight, WCD. Boats will be allocated a base handicap by the racecommittee based on the principals of the OMR Rating System. A boat’s rating may be adjusted after each race, based on her performance in that race, her base rating and the series to date.
1.8.5. For the purposes of crew weight, scales will be available at registration on Friday.

1.9. No owner requested alteration to the boats’ TCC will be permitted during the regatta except as a result of a rating protest, to correct rating office errors or to allow for the use of substitute equipment result
of serious damage. However, the Race Committee may grant special dispensation for boats carrying official media representatives for an individual race.

  1. IDENTIFICATION AND ADVERTISING
    2.1. All boats shall carry an identifying sail number of at least 2 digits on the mainsail.
    2.2. The Organisers may require all participating boats to display event sponsor advertising in accordance with ISAF Regulation 20.4.
  2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
    3.1. Notices to competitors will be posted on the Official Regatta Notice Board located at the PYC and to the PYC website.
    3.2. Failure to display notices on the website or at the additional notice boards will not be grounds for redress.
  3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
    4.1. Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 08.30 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 20.00 on the day before it will take effect.
  4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
    5.1. Signals made ashore will be displayed on a flag post located at the sea wall in front of PYC.
    5.2. When Flag AP (Answering Pennant) is displayed ashore, “one minute” is replaced with “not less than
    30 minutes” in Race Signal AP.
    5.3. When a visual signal is displayed over a class flag(s), it applies to that class(es) only.
  5. SCHEDULE OF RACES
    6.1. The regatta will consist of 3 days racing. It is intended there will be 6 races in total.
    6.2. The Skippers briefing and Weigh-in will be held at PYC on Friday 8th March from 08:30- 10:00
    6.3. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first class each day is:
    Day 1 Friday March 8th 12.00hours 2 races
    Day 2 Saturday March 9th 11.00 Hours 3 Races
    Day 3 Sunday March 10th 11.00 Hours 3 Races
    6.4. Classes may be started in any order.
    6.5. When more than one race will be held on the same day, the warning signal for succeeding races will be made as soon as practicable. To alert boats that another race will begin soon, the postponement signal will be displayed before the warning signal for the first class to start is displayed.
    6.6. On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 15.00hrs
  6. CLASS FLAGS – IRC = Blue, OMR = Yellow, PHS = Orange
  7. RACING AREAS – Chalong Bay and surrounding islands
  8. COURSES
    9.1 Courses will be displayed at the bar on each race day. They will contain a number of Windward/Leeward and Coastal courses.
    9.2. Courses will be chosen to take into account the prevailing or forecast weather conditions.
  9. THE START
    10.1. Races will be started using RRS Rule 26 with the warning signal given 5 minutes before the starting signal.
    10.2. Before the second race of the day for a class(es) is started, the warning signal for the first class to
    start will be preceded by the display of a postponement signal for at least 5 minutes. This instruction will not apply after a general recall or abandonment.
    10.3. A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes rule A4.
    10.4. Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area during the starting sequence for other races.
  10. PENALTY SYSTEM
    11.1. For all class(es) rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
    11.2. Unless otherwise prescribed in these Sailing instructions, the Protest Committee in accordance with RRS 64, may award a scoring penalty as an alternative to DSQ. The penalty will be at the discretion of the
    Protest Committee. The scoring abbreviation for a discretionary penalty imposed under this instruction will be DPI
  11. TIME LIMIT
    12.1. The absolute time limit for all racing is 17.30 hours on any day. Boats finishing outside this limit will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
    12.2. The time limit for individual coastal courses shall be 4 hours. Boats failing to finish within 120
    minutes after the first boat in their class, sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
    12.3. The time limit for individual Windward/Leeward courses shall be 2 hours. Boats failing to finish within 60 minutes after the first boat in their class, sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
    12.4. The Race Committee may, at its absolute discretion award finishing points (FPA) to the last few stragglers in a class. Boats who are informed of this decision shall immediately return to the start area, if there is a second race, or return ashore if that was their last race of the day. This changes Rule 35 and
    Appendix 4.1
  12. PROTESTS and REQUESTS for REDRESS
    13.1. Protest forms are available from the race office. Protests and Requests for Redress shall be delivered there within the protest time limit. Protest Fee is THB 10,000

13.2. For each class, the protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the race committee signals no more racing today, whichever is later.

13.3. Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the protest room at the times posted.
13.4. Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted on the official notice board situated near the kitchen, to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).
13.5. Decisions of the Protest Committee will be final as provided in RRS Rule 70.4

  1. SCORING
    14.1. For all classes, a maximum 8 races are scheduled.
    14.2. Two races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
    14.3. If less than 8 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores
  2. OFFICIAL BOATS – Official boats may or may not display a “Race Committee” Flag.
  3. RADIO COMMUNICATION
    16.1. Radio communications between boats and the Race Committee will be carried out by VHF on Channel 72.
    16.2. Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
    16.3. A yacht retiring from a race must at the earliest opportunity notify the Race Committee of this by hail, message, VHF on Channel 72 or cellular phone on the number provided by the Race Committee.
  4. SHORTENING COURSE
    17.1. The Race committee may shorten course at any rounding or passing mark in accordance with RRS 32 and/or as changed by this SI.
  5. PRIZES – Yes, if you all behave yourselves, do your turns and don’t protest.
  6. INSURANCE
  7. Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance to a minimum cover
    of Thai Baht Twenty Million per incident or the equivalent.
  8. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE CONTACT:
    21.1. Ambulance – 076210935
    21.2. Emergency Meeting Point: Primary – Chalong Pier. Secondary – Phuket Yacht Club
  9. DISCLAIMER – Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising 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.

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Multihull Solutions Regatta Notice of Race

Multihull Solutions Regatta Notice of Race

Multihull Solutions Regatta Notice of Race

JULY 12th to 15th 2018

NOTICE OF RACE – Published 1st May 2018. You may download this NOR HERE

ORGANISING AUTHORITY

The Regatta is organised by the Phuket Yacht Club (PYC) under the auspices of the Yacht Racing Authority of Thailand

1.            RULES

  • The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, and by:
  • The OMR Rule and the PYC Performance Handicap Rule for Multihulls. OMR measurer, Mark Pescott – marksummersalt@gmail.com
  • RRS 52, Manual Power, shall not apply for yachts racing in the Multihull Classes. The use of stored power for the hoisting of mainsails, or the reefing or

furling of sails need not be declared. Multihull Boats using stored power for the adjustment or operation of running rigging shall declare this to the OMR Rating Authority.

  • The Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class Rules, Firefly Class rep. Ian Coulson ian_sea@yahoo.com
  • This Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions
  • In case of conflict, the Sailing Instructions will prevail (this changes RRS Rule 7).
  • Boats shall comply with World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Appendix B in daylight hours except that:
  • All boats shall carry an operational marine band VHF radio and monitor the designated channels from 30 minutes before any scheduled start until after finishing.
  • Boats racing on a one-design certificate shall comply with their class safety regulations, sail limitations and other regulations where they differ from World Sailing Special
  • No national prescriptions will apply.
  • Boats maybe required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

 

2.            ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRIES

  • The Regatta is open to all multihulls (catamarans and trimarans) with a length overall of greater than 6 meters that are acceptable to the Race
  • A minimum of 5 boats are required to constitute a class or division. If less than the required minimum entrants are received the RC may amalgamate classes. The RC reserves the right to adjust the eligibility criteria and/or reallocation of boats in the interests of fair competition. The determination of eligibility criteria and the allocation of boats to particular classes or divisions shall not be grounds for protest or redress. (This changes RRS Rules 60.1(b) and 1).
  • The Regatta will have the following classes (subject to entries received): Class 1 Racing Multihulls with valid OMR

Class 2 Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class 3 Corsair Pulse 600 One Design

Class 4 Open Multihulls. Using the PYC Regatta Performance System.

  • Boats racing in the Open Multihull division shall be Cruising Multihulls who do not hold a current OMR Rating. Boats will be allocated a base handicap by the race committee based on the principals of the OMR Rating System. A boat’s rating may be adjusted during racing (using PYC Regatta Performance System after each race, based on her performance in that race, her base rating and the series to date).
  • Classes may be altered, amalgamated or divided at the discretion of the Race Committee. Specifically, all boats of a particular design shall race in the same class at the direction of the Race
  • Application for entry shall be made on the official Entry Form, which is available at PYC and online from this site. Entries should be submitted to online at phuketyachtclub.com Entries may be made up until close of registration at

20.00 on Thursday, July 12 2018.

  • Early Bird discounted entry until 15th June 4,500 THB boat entry and including skipper and 2,000 THB per crew. Full price after June 15th 7,000 THB boat entry and including skipper and 2,500 THB each participating crew member. There will also be a fee payable by supporters participating in any of the official functions of the Regatta.

 

  1. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
    • Signals made ashore will be displayed on a flag mast carrying the regatta flag, at the beach front of the Phuket Yacht Club.
    • When flag AP is displayed ashore, “1 minute” is replaced with “not less than 30 minutes” in race signal
    • When a signal is displayed over a class flag(s), it applies to that class(es)

 

4.            SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The following is the proposed schedule for the 2018 Regatta events and racing:

Thursday 12 July 2018 Registration Day

1600 – 2000   Registration at PYC

1800             Skippers Briefing and Weigh-In at PYC

Friday 13 July 2018            Race Day One – (Maximum 3 Races Scheduled)

1100             First Warning Signal

1700             Prize giving at PYC

Saturday 14 July 2018        Race Day Two – (Maximum 3 Races Scheduled)

1100            First Warning Signal

1700             Prize giving at PYC

Sunday 15 July 2018           Race Day Three – (Maximum 3 Races Scheduled)

1100             First Warning Signal

1800             Prize giving Ceremony

The Organisers reserve the right to amend this schedule.

5.            SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration.

6.            COURSES

  • Racing will take place in or in the environs of Ao
  • The courses to be sailed will be based on Coastal, Trapezoid, Windward/Leeward, or Triangle formats and will be decided depending on weather
  • Course diagrams will be issued with the Sailing

7.            PENALTY SYSTEM

  • For all classes, RSS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
  • For the breach not involving RRS Part 2, the penalty is at the discretion of the protest committee, which may be less than disqualification. This changes Rule 64.1.

8.            SCORING

  • For all classes, a maximum 9 races are
  • Two races are required to be completed to constitute a
  • Scoring for the Racing Class may be “duel scored” using the OMR Rule and the PYC Regatta Performance Systems. A boat’s rating may be adjusted under the PYCRPS based on her performance in the race, her base rating and the series to
  • If less than 5 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores
  • If 5 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores less her worse

 

9.            CREW WEIGHT

  • Racing Multihulls

In accordance with OMR, each boat shall declare a minimum crew weight, WCD. It is advised that crews “weigh in” before the start of the regatta at Registration.

Otherwise, crews may be required to weigh in during the regatta. Scales will be provided at the PYC. The OMR Rule is available

http://www.mycq.org.au/OMR/index.htm

  • Firefly 850 Sports One Design.

WCD will be in accordance with class rules.

  • Corsair Pulse 600 One Design

WCD will be in accordance with class rules.

  • Open Multihulls (PYC Handicap)
  • WCD will not apply

 

10.         RADIO COMMUNICATION

  • Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.

 

11.         PRIZES

An overall trophy will be awarded to the winning yacht in each class. Second and third place prizes will also be awarded in each class.

 

12.         INSPECTION

All yachts shall be liable for inspection in accordance with applicable safety and measurement requirements.

13.         INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance to a minimum cover of Thai Baht Twenty Million (or equivalent) for the duration of the event.

14.         DISCLAIMER

  • Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. 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

15.         FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please check www.phuketyachtclub.com.

One Design Sailors Regatta 2018

One Design Sailors Regatta 2018 logo

Sailors Regatta 2018

March 9-11 2018

PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF RACE

Organising Authority

The Regatta is organised by the Phuket Yacht Club (PYC)

  1. Rules

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

1.2. The Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class Rules, Firefly Class rep. Mark Pescott. For information about Firefly Charter opportunities please contact Ian Coulson ian_sea@yahoo.com Tel. +66872637008

1.3. The Platu 25 One Design Rule, Class Rep Phuket, Scott Duncanson sduncanson@quantumsails.com

1.4. The Pulse 600 Class Rep, Andrew deBruin,  andrew@mutihullsolutions.asia For information about Pulse 600 charter opportunities please contact Mick Coleman Tel. 085-7613205

1.5. This Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions

1.6. In case of conflict, the Sailing Instructions will prevail (this changes RRS Rule 63.7).

1.7. World Sailing Offshore (OSR) Special Regulations for Inshore Racing in daylight hours shall apply to all boats except that: the requirement to be self-righting will not apply; and lifelines will not be required.

1.8. All boats shall carry an operational marine band VHF radio and monitor the designated channels from 30 minutes before any scheduled start until after finishing.

1.9. No national prescriptions will apply.

2.0. Boats maybe required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

  1. Eligibility and Entry

2.1. The Regatta is open to all mono and multihulls with a length overall of greater than 6 meters that are acceptable to the Race Committee.

2.2. The Regatta will receive entries from the following classes (subject to entries received) under the handicap system specified in brackets below.

Class 1 – Monohulls (IRC)

Class 2 – Mutihull racing (OMR)

Class 3 – Multihull Cruising (PHS)

2.3.        The Race Committee may change the above eligibility factors and the number of classes based on its analysis of entries received. A minimum of 4 boats are required to constitute a class or division, however, exemptions may be made at the races committee’s discretion.

2.4.        Application for entry shall be made on the official Entry Form, which are available at PYC and online from this site. Entries should be submitted online at www.phuketyachtclub.com Entries may be made up until close of registration at 12:00 hrs Friday, March 9.

2.5.        Entry Fee – THB 2,500 per boat

3.0 Schedule of Events

The following is the proposed schedule for the 2018 Regatta events and racing:

Friday March 9  Registration Day

09:30 – 12:00     Registration and weigh-in if required at PYC

13:00                    Free Practice

16:00                     Skippers Briefing

Saturday March 10 Race Day #1 Up to 3 races scheduled

10:30 First Warning Signal
17:00 Prize giving at PYC

                               

Sunday March 11 2017 Race Day #2 Up to 3 races scheduled

10:30 First Warning Signal
17:00          Prize giving at PYC
   
   
  1. Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration

  1. Courses

5.1.   Racing will take place in or in the environs of Ao Chalong.

5.2. Courses will be chosen to take into account prevailing or forecast conditions for each race.

5.3.   Windward/leeward courses will be located in Ao Chalong.

5.4. Coastal courses will take place around islands, fixed navigation marks and inflatable buoys in and around the environs of Ao Chalong.

5.5.   Course diagrams will be issued with the Sailing Instructions.

  1. Penalty System

6.1. For all classes, rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

6.2.   Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in rule 70.5.

  1. SCORING

7.1.   For all classes, a maximum of 6 races are scheduled.

7.2.   Two completed races are required to constitute a series.

7.3.   All races count towards points, there are no discarded races

  1. CREW WEIGHT

8.1.   Firefly 850 Sports One Design

In accordance with class rules.

8.3. Corsair Pulse 600 One Design

In accordance with class rules.

8.4 Platu 25 One Design

Class maximum crew weight 400Kgs

  1. RADIO COMMUNICATION

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

  1. PRIZES

10.1.  A trophy will be awarded to the winning yacht in each class.

10.2.  Second and third place prizes will also be awarded in each class.

  1. INSPECTION

All yachts shall be liable for inspection in accordance with applicable safety and measurement requirements.

  1. INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance to a minimum cover of Thai Baht Twenty Million (or equivalent) for the duration of the event.

  1. DISCLAIMER

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. 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.

  1. FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please check www.phuketyachtclub.com.

 

A Day of Flight!- 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta day two

2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta day two

Hulls flying, a Firefly pitch poling, warp speeds… Day 2 of the Multihull Solutions Regatta saw plenty of action in Ao Chalong with many of the fleet gaining air and travelling at (warp!) speeds that sent hearts soaring and stomachs rising. Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol dug bows into the water during the second race and landed the wrong way up. Fortunately a media boat with Brent McInnes and Capt. Marty aboard were there to assist and right her.  For some of us long timers in the sailing scene, it brings back memories when the same boat did the same trick several years ago.

A Day of Flight!- 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta day two

The strong wind proved to be fruitful for Henry Kaye’s Thor in the Multihull Racing class with the Seacart not only leading the pack and gaining line honours, but winning today’s two races on corrected time.  Alan Carwardine’s Asia Catamarans Hurricane placed second and Peter Wood’s Top Cat third. After four races, Thor, Hurricane and Top Cat are looking to take the podium spots respectively.

In the Firefly class John Newnham’s Twin Sharks once again took victory in both races with Voodoo skippered by Ian Coulson placing in second and the Japanese crew on Mil Grace (The Frog) skippered by Natsuki Motoyoshi in third. George Eddings Blue Noze rides on fourth place with Molto Inzi in fifth after not running the second race and Surf Patrol with DNFs.

The Corsair Pulse 600 class saw two boats competing with Neil Ayre’s Java Racing not coming to calls from PRO Simon James. Paul Baker and John Priestly’s have racked up the points to put them in first place, trailed by Andrew DeBruin’s Multihull Solutions H30.

2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta day two

Cruising Multihulls ran two races today with the results after two days placing Rick Fielding’s Mojo in first, Robert Hassack’s Rapter in second and Mike Spurle’s Proud Cat in third.

Thanks to all the sponsors who make this Regatta happen and be the most successful regatta in Southeast Asia. The Regatta has grown from an initial seven entries to 21 in 2017 with a lot of credit due to the helmsman ship of Multihull Solutions as the title sponsor.

Kudos also go to Race Day Sponsors East Marine, Octopus Electrical Service and Sail Escapes. Supporting sponsors are Corsair Marine International, Java Yachting and Sovereign BBQs & Grills. The Regatta also acknowledges Media Supporters Australian Multihull World and SEA yachting.

Results are available here 

 

2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta-entries

Multihull Solutions Pulse 600

The 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta update of entries as of 29th June.

As we are nearing the final stages of preparations for the 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta, it would a great time to thank the following competitors for registering early so as to make registration on the 13 th of July easier to handle for all the volunteer members assisting the Racing Committee.

We thank you all for your entries and if you haven’t entered yet why not pop over to the entries page here, and get it done in advance.

Multihull Solutions Regatta Multihull Racing 

Adrenalin
Thor
Hurricane
Kaze
Java

Multihull Solutions Regatta Multihull Cruising

Mojo
Raptor

Multihull Solutions Regatta Firefly 850 

Moto Inzi
Surf Patrol
Twin Sharks
Voodoo
Mil grace

Multihull Solutions Regatta Pulse 600 Trimarans 

H 30 Multihull Solutions
Java Yachting.

So at this stage, 29th June we have 14 boats registered with the view to adding another 8 or 10 boats, which would be fantastic and shows the regatta moving forward each year.

Support the Sponsors.

Please support our sponsors, Latest News from Multihull Solutions Regattathey are all here and there is also a provisional programme available here and visit our Title Sponsor Multihull Solutions.

Besides the usual prizes and awards, have some extra incentives with Sovereign BBQs and Grills donating a prize which will be drawn out on the Opening night between the 11 owners who took advantage of the early bird time.

Similarly, Corsair Yachts have donated two prizes of accommodation at Serenity Resort and Residences and they will be drawn on Presentation Awards night on Sunday 16 th July.

We will also be awarding a Wally of the day award to a person or a boat or anyone the committee deems worthy of winning such a prestigious award.

We will be inviting nominations from anyone, seeing a crazy or humorous happening during each day at the regatta. So Dob in your mate or fellow competitor or even a race officer to the committee at the end of each day.

You can see the provisional event programme here, just scroll down the page. 

So in summarizing with only two weeks before the MHSR, we would like to see some more registrations a little earlier than Thursday the 13 th to take a little pressure off the committee on opening night.
See you all soon. #phuketsailing

Compiled and reported with thanks to Greg Reynolds