DINGHY RACING at ACYC!!!
Starting on Sunday the 13th of September Ao Chalong Yacht Club will be hosting racing for all sailing dinghies. All are welcome to join ACYC (Ao Chalong Yacht Club) Sunday sailing races. Breakfast is available at the club from 8am onwards. There will be a series of races every 2nd Sunday, alternate to current ACYC Keelboat racing, dates are as follows:
- Sunday 13th September
- Sunday 27th September
- Sunday 11th October
- Sunday 25th October
- Sunday 8th November
Eligibility and entry – The series is open to all sailing dinghies, if your dinghy doesn’t have a handicap one will be assigned to you. Eligible boats may enter by completing an entry form on each race day and by paying the racing nomination fee to the Race Officer or appointed ACYC representative.
Fees –Crew fees are 200 baht per person for ACYC members, 300 baht for non-members. Rental fees for ACYC boats are 200 baht per boat for ACYC members and 1000 baht for non-members
PLEASE NOTE: Crew fees are applicable to ALL participating crew.
Classes – All sailing dinghies, ACYC owned boats are available for rent. Boats available are Open Bic and Byte, contact ACYC Sailing School to book a boat.
Course – Ao Chalong Bay, details announced at race briefing pending prevailing conditions.
Rules – The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-1016. ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to wear buoyancy aids while taking part in club dinghy racing, as per The Racing Rules of Sailing.
Handicap system – PY (Portmouth Yardstick) handicap system will be used
Prizes – Individual race prizes will be awarded to podium finishers on race day pending number of entries.
Race 1 Series 2015 Dinghy
Date – 13th September
Race Briefing – 9.30
Preparatory signal – 10.30
Starting signal – 10.35
Course – To be announced, pending conditions on the day.
Disclaimer of liability
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.
For more information, contact ACYC Sailing School – school or 0868619590 or 0855723933
Every Saturday at Ao Chalong Yacht Club there will dinghy sailing lessons for both adults and juniors!!! These training sessions are aimed at students working towards Stages 1-3 or Level 1 and 2. Each session costs 1500 Baht for adults or 1300 Baht for juniors. Sessions will either be from 09.30-12.30 or 13.30-16.30 depending on the tide. Places are limited so please contact us to book your place school or 0868619590 or 0855723933.
September times and dates are as follows:
- 5th September 13.30-16.30
- 12th September 09.30-12.30
- 19th September 09.30-12.30 & 13.30-16.30
- 26th September 09.30-12.30
On the 19th September it would be possible to sail an island for beach games lunch and sail back, weather dependent. If you are interested in doing this please let us know ASAP and we can organize the trip.
ACYC Sailing School is open 7 days a week with training available in many disciplines within the watersports field. We can organize tuition in the following depending on the tide and weather:
- Dinghy sailing
- Yacht sailing
- Race coaching (dinghy/keelboat/multihulls/yachts)
- Powerboat/safety boat/tender driving skills
- RYA Theory navigation courses
- Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for you water sports needs…school or 0868619590 or 0855723933
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