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LDYC Freshwater Keelboat Regatta 2018

  • 12 Oct 2018
  • 12:00
  • 14 Oct 2018
  • 16:00
  • LDYC

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LDYC Keelboat Regatta


LDYC Freshwater One-Design Keelboat Regatta 2018

Incorporating the Flying Fifteen South Coast Championships

13th – 14th October 2018



1.1    The Organising Authority is Lough Derg Yacht Club in consultation with the participating fleets.

1.2    The regatta will be governed by the “rules” as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of the Irish Sailing Association as applicable, the current Class Rules, this Notice of Race, the Sailing Instructions and any amendments thereto.

1.3    WHISTLE SYSTEM -To encourage boats to take penalties afloat, official observers may blow a whistle when they see what they believe to be a breach of a rule.


2.1    Each boat is required to display the sail number described on their Entry Form.


3.1    The regatta is open to boats of the Squib and Flying Fifteen classes.

3.2    Boats shall comply with their class rules in respect of class membership.

3.3    Sails shall display the full sail number in accordance with the Class Rules and RRS.

3.4    Overseas entries are welcome in all classes.

3.5    Eligible boats should enter online at https://loughdergyachtclub.wildapricot.org/event-2750152 

4     FEES

          The required entry fees are as follows:-

Entry Fee

                          Discounted Fee 
 If submitted by Wed 10th October 2018


          Squib & Flying Fifteen



Entry Fee includes participation, craning (where necessary), parking/mooring and honorary membership of LDYC for the duration of the event.

5       SCHEDULE

Saturday 13th  Oct     Registration                                                                             0830-0930
Competitor Briefing     Squibs & FFs                                         0930

4 races scheduled       All Fleets          1st warning signal:          1055

Sunday 14th              2 races scheduled       All Fleets,         1st warning signal:          1025

                                       Prize giving -                                      (approx)                        1600

On Sunday 14th Oct no warning signal will be made after                                          1300

The race committee may, at its sole discretion, run one extra race per day.


The sailing instructions will be available on the official Notice Board for all competitors at registration at
the venue and will be posted on the event pagehttps://loughdergyachtclub.wildapricot.org/event-2750152.


7.1    Boat & Car Parking arrangements will be posted on the club notice-board.

7.2    The race office is located in the Club House on the ground floor.


8.1    The regatta racing will be held on courses as described in the Sailing Instructions.

8.2    The race area will be on Lough Derg and include Dromineer Bay to Williamstown in the West and to the South of Illaunmore in the North.

9       SCORING

9.1    A total of 6 races are scheduled for the Squib and Flying Fifteen Classes. 2 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

9.2    When fewer than 5 races have been completed a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

9.3    When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.  

10     PRIZES
Keepsake prizes will be awarded to each class. The number of prizes will be determined by the number of entries and at the discretion of the Organising Authority. Perpetual Class prizes may also be awarded.

11      RISK STATEMENT Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone”
Sailing by its nature is an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
   They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
   They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
   They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
  Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
  The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
(f)   The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions as can be practically provided in the circumstances.
Neither this Notice of Race nor the Sailing Instructions nor any action by Lough Derg Yacht Club, the Organising Committee or Race Committee in any way limits the responsibility of the Owner(s) or the Person In Charge.

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of €3,000,000 per event or the equivalent.
All owners/competitors who sign the Entry Form, in so doing, make a declaration that they hold such cover.

By entering the regatta competitors accept that they may be photographed and/or videotaped participating in the racing and/or using the regatta facilities and they consent to the taking of such images and to the use, reuse, publication and republication of such images in any media, in conjunction with the competitors name or not, without compensation and without the competitors approval of such images or any use thereof.

At Shannon Sailing           Friday 12th Oct  1600 – 1900          Saturday 13th Oct 0830 – 1000

Slip Launching and Recovery is available at all times for Squibs, Flying Fifteens at Dromineer Harbour and at LDYC
LIFT OUT:     Sunday 14th Oct a.s.a.p. after last race

(see separate Meal Deal)

For further information see www.ldyc.ie or contact:
Claire Toohey, LDYC Manager at
officeldyc@gmail.com or 067 24455.

Lough Derg Yacht Club

Dromineer, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Coordinates 52.926N 8.273W 

Phone +353 67 24455

Email: officeLDYC@gmail.com

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