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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Junior sailors to the fore

Junior sailing challenge sailors group

Twenty three junior sailors aged between seven and fourteen descended on the Phuket Yacht Club last Saturday for a day of fun and excitement in the first O’pen BIC sailing challenge in Thailand.  “We were certainly overwhelmed by the response” says the club’s Commodore, Scott Duncanson. “As this was the first time we have held a  junior sailing regatta we were never quite sure how much interest we would receive given there are so many other sporting options on the island. I was most impressed with the creativity of some our regular sailing school participants and equally so by some of the children who had never ever stepped foot on a sailing dinghy before. Handstand on a sailing dinghy!Ella Stephens won the freestyle event with an act of amazing balance performing a handstand on the side of the boat, while 7 year old Ryan Duncanson won the fancy hat contest sporting a very cute pirate bandanna and eye patch. Some great prizes were on offer including sailing watches, sunglasses and free sailing tuition. Parents were also in on the fun and entertainment on board a pontoon, spectator boat generously provided to the club by Phuket local Billy Duff. 

three in one boat!The O’pen BIC, often simply referred to as the Open Bic is a single handed sailboat designed for younger sailors. Developed by Vitali Design, the boat was launched in 2006 and is an International Class, as recognized by World Sailing. The ideal weight for a user of this boat is 30 kg – 65 kg but it can accommodate up to 80kgs, making it suitable for children and young teens, the same people who would sail Optimist dinghies but are looking for a more modern and exciting boat. Many pro-sailing nations around the world now consider the Open BIC as the first step on the pathway towards Olympic level sailing.

the O'pen BIC dinghy fleet is growing“The Phuket Yacht Club is Royal Yachting Association (RYA) certified and fully committed to developing Phuket’s sailing youth” said Mr. Duncanson. “We recently purchased an additional 3 boats bring our fleet total to eight and positive it will continue grow with the addition of privately owned boats too”. The PYC sailing school runs junior sailing sessions for children over the age seven every Saturday morning from 09:30, no previous sailing experience required but all participants must be able to swim.

Getting into the world of Sailing? start here.
For more information and confirmation of session times please contact school@phuketyachtclub.com 
For more information about this exciting junior class please visit https://world.bicsport.com/open-bic.html

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.

 

Cats on the Prowl – MHSR Final day

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Sunday the 16th July and the final days racing at the 2017 Multihull Solutions Regatta, with raceday three sponsored by Sailescapes.

Strong winds and gusts along with repairs and ongoing difficulties prevailed in the third and final day of the Multihull Solutions Regatta today and although most racers were content to settle for one race and the toil of the grueling 20 knots of wind, several members of Multihull Racing and the three in Multihull Cruising opted in for a second race. (Gotta love the radio talk: “Yeah, we’re in for another one, mate!’) Cats were on the hunt, er, victory, and some obtained their prey.

Race One once again saw Henry Kaye’s Thor leading the Racing Multihull pack and obtaining victory in the Regatta. Asia Catamarans Hurricane’s Alan Carwardine and crew claimed second place and Peter Wood’s top Cat, third.

Five races for the Fireflys have John Newnhams’s Twin Sharks on top with Voodoo skippered by Ian Coulson and Mil Grace (The Frog) in second and third respectively.

Five races were also enough for the Corsair Pulse 600 class. Although Andrew DeBruin’s Multihull Solutions H30 took top spot in today’s Race 5, it wasn’t enough to overtake Paul Baker and John Priestly’s Pulse Yellow to win the class in the Regatta.

Cruising Multihull class enjoyed the strong winds by all appearances! Eager to compete with the conditions, five races were held with today’s victories held by Robert Hossack’s Rapter in first, Rick Fielding’s Mojo in second and Mike Spurle’s Proud Cat in third. Today’s second race saw Mojo, Rapter and Proud Cat on the podium with overall results in that order.

PRO Simon James’ call for a second race incited… several cats on the prowl. Although most of today’s participants in Multihull Racing were willing to ‘pounce’ home and enjoy some beers and leisure time after the first race, three boats in Multihull Racing decided on another race due to lower podiums places. Despite a cat fight with Java tearing her jib and performing impressively on the downward legs of spinnaker runs in the two-leg course, Top Cat, taking up the challenge, has placed third with Java and Phantom V finishing fourth and fifth places respectively, today and overall.

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

Regattas are rough and tough with preparations on boats being costly and time consuming. Often it is the windiest regattas that bring the most smiles to the faces despite damages incurred. Congratulations and thanks to all 21 the boats and people who have contributed to the sailing efforts – for being here.  

Others who have made this long-running regatta a success are the sponsors. Multihull Solutions has been the title sponsor for many years now having steered the event into the most prominent multihull regatta in Southeast Asia. Thanks to Race Day Sponsors East Marine, Octopus Electrical Service and Sail Escapes along with Supporting Sponsors Corsair Marine International, Java Yachting and Sovereign BBQs & Grills. There’s also the Media Supporters Australian Multihull World and SEA Yachting who publish the event and what’s on.

Last but not least are the people running the courses along with the mornings and evening’s happenings – PRO Simon James and the volunteers on the committee boat, start and pin boats plus Kim and Pia and crew running the restaurant at Phuket Yacht Club. All of their tremendous efforts and commitments to provide a high quality and fun event are unsurpassable.

Good on you Guys ‘N Gals, we’ll see you next year!

Results are available at https://phuketyachtclub.com//regatta-results-2017-multihull-solutions-regatta/
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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

Where’s the monohulls?

Due to many other commitments, just one monohull ‘Slainte Math’ was on the water along with a compliment of five Multihulls were racing on Sunday on what was a very warm and sunny Phuket day.

Adrenalin showed the fleet a clean pair of heels to lead all round the racecourse and eventually finish third on handicap.

Galeforce stuck to her task well and with Kiril calling the shots and spinnakers going up and down nicely, they were rewarded with second place on handicap.


The winner of the multihull section, however, was the Corsair tri the Sting.
Improving with every outing they are proving to be a worthy combatant on the race course.
In the monohull race, it’s great to see the new boat Slainte Math on the track, getting used to the race course and management and deserve the clubs plaudits for being on the water.
Race seven will take place on the 28 th of May and again all members and non-members are welcome.

There’s more news coming later in the week with the introduction of an Annual Corporate membership and also news of a Club fun day out on June the 5th.

In the meantime with the early bird deadline looming for the Multihull Solutions Regatta why not get over and register now.

Club Racing Report at Phuket Yacht Club

Club Racing Report at Phuket Yacht Club

Club Racing Report as Sunday morning dawned a beautiful sunny day, but very light breezes to the growing band of yachties who turned up for the club race.
So a short postponement until the breeze settled in and the great fleet of four monohulls and six multihulls were set off on a windward and leeward course inside Chalong bay.
The 5 knots of breeze stayed in for the race and all boats showed great speed and persistence on the race course, with the flooding tide causing one side of the course to be favoured.
In the multihull fleet, the small corsair tri show the fleet the way out of the start, but size does matter, and soon Adrenalin and Hurricane had gobbled them up to round the top mark first.

Club Racing Results

This duel continued all day with Adrenalin,

Club Racing Report at Phuket Yacht Club
Adrenalin winners of Multihull class

Hurricane Club Racing Report at Phuket Yacht Club
Hurricane

Galeforce sailing team
Galeforce

in the end, posting a well earned first and fastest victory, with Hurricane snapping at their heels all day to finish second on handicap. Third, was the very consistent Galeforce.

Judy
Judy

The Monohull fleet was similarly close out of the start, with Farrgo leading early but soon grabbed by Judy, and Judy stretched out to eventually post a fastest but was relegated to 2nd on handicap, as Farrgo kept sailing in the breeze to eventually win on Handicap. 
Third, was Aqua who enjoyed the stunning day as always.
Club Racing is held throughout the summer and the next race is Sunday the 14th of May and we hope to see old and new sailors to join us in a great day at the Phuket Yacht Club and the revelry that ensues at the restaurant after the sailing and the live music creates a nice atmosphere for all to enjoy.

This report for race 5 of series 1 2017 was compiled with thanks to Greg Reynolds.

Entries are now arriving for the Multihull Solutions Regatta and early bird is open please register early here