Inaugural Final Notice of Race


  • The Organising Authority (OA) is the National Sailing League in association with Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

2.     VENUE

  • The venue will be at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, 33 Peel Street, Kirribilli. NSW. 2061. Australia


  • The regatta is a short course umpired fleet racing event. Each race is sailed between 6-8 identical one-design boats. Each race is 12-15 minutes. Teams rotate through the boats as the event progresses ensuring all teams sail in all boats.
  • Teams are allocated to a boat within a flight using the Pairing List which will be published before the first warning signal of the first day of racing.
  • The regatta consists of a qualifying series (10-15 Flights scheduled) and a final series. At the end of the qualifying racing series the top 4 placed boats qualify for the final series. The highest place boat in the qualifying series starts the final series with 1 win. The first boat to win two races is the winner of the final series.
  • The OA may change the format, terminate or eliminate any flight, when conditions or the remaining time scheduled do not permit the completion of the intended format.

4.     COURSE

  • Courses will be windward/leeward, finishing downwind.
  • The intended course area will be on Sydney Harbour. Course area details can be found on the online notice board (ONB).


  • The event will be sailed on the boats provided by the OA using only the equipment (sails, rig, sheets etc) provided by the OA.
  • The following sails will be provided for each boat: Mainsail, Jib, Spinnaker.

6.     CREW

  • The number of crew (including the skipper) shall be 4. At least one member of the crew shall be female. All registered crew shall sail all races.
  • For all-female and all-youth crews, the number of crew members shall be up to 5 (including the skipper).
  • The registered skipper shall helm the boat at all times while racing, except in an emergency.
  • When a registered skipper is unable to continue in the event the Race Committee may authorise an original team member to substitute.
  • When a registered team member other than the skipper is unable to continue in the event the Race Committee may authorise a substitute, a temporary substitute or other adjustment.


  • Only clubs invited by the OA will be eligible to enter this event. Clubs shall be current members of Australian Sailing.
  • There will be up to 24 clubs participating in the event. The OA reserves the right to change the number of participating clubs.
  • All team members shall be current financial members of their participating clubs. All team members must have a current and active Identification number from their Member National Authority (eg Australian Sailing Number).
  • There is no restriction on crew World Sailing category.
  • There is no crew weight limit.
  • The helmsman must be at least 16 years old. Youth crew must be less than 22 years old as at 1st January 2020.
  • Acceptance of the Invitation to Enter shall be received no later than the 1st April 2019 and be on the form supplied with the Invitation to Enter. Enter Here.
  • A non-refundable entry fee of A$3,000 + GST shall accompany the acceptance of the invitation.
  • Crew details no later than 20th April 2019
  • Crew substitution no later than first warning signals


The following programme is provisional. Updates to this programme will be on the ONB.

25th10:00 to 17:00  
Skippers Briefing and Welcome Party 
Earliest time boats leave marina
Earliest Warning Signal
Post Racing Party
Skippers Briefing  
Earliest Warning Signal
Post Racing Party
18:00As soon as possible after last race
Skippers Briefing  
Earliest Warning Signal
Latest Warning Signal
Prizegiving Ceremony

9.     RULES

  • The event will be governed by
    • Racing Rules of Sailing, including Addendum Q rules for umpired fleet races; and,
    • Prescriptions and Special Regulations Part 2 of Australian Sailing; and,
    • Sailing Instructions for this event.
  • Class rules will not apply.
  • The Official Notice Board (ONB) for this event is online at


  • All racing will be fully umpired.
  • RRS 60.1 is deleted and replaced with

Except as provided in the Umpired Fleet Racing Addendum to the Sailing Instructions, a boat shall not protest another boat or request redress.


  • Each boat may be required to display advertising as supplied by the OA.
  • If required by the Organising Authority, each crew will:
    • Wear the event supplied bib at all times while on the water;
    • Display the event supplied battle flag at all times while on the boat;
    • Only display advertising in accordance with National Sailing League Competitor Advertising Guidelines which can found on the ONB.


  • No coach or support boats are allowed.


  • All competitors are required to have personal injury insurance. Note: current financial members of Australian Sailing comply with this requirement.


  • An initial damage deposit of $1,200 shall be paid prior to completion of registration. Any remaining deposit after the event will be refunded immediately following the event. In the case of damage, the OA will decide if some or all of the deposit will be used for the damages. The excess of the participant is limited to the amount of the deposit per claim, unless the damage was caused wilfully or grossly negligent. If several cases of damage occur to a participant within a regatta, he/she can participate in the repair of the damage per claim with the amount of the deposit. If the cost of repairing a claim is less than the amount of the deposit, the participant will receive the remaining amount from his deposit.


  • If required by the OA:
    • Media personnel and equipment supplied by the OA shall be carried on board while racing.
    • Competitors shall wear microphones and cameras supplied by the OA during racing and be available for interviews when advised by the OA or RC.
    • Registered skippers shall wear communications equipment supplied by the OA that will allow commentators to communicate with them whilst racing.
  • Competitors shall not interfere with the normal working of the supplied media equipment.
  • The OA have the right to use any images and sound recorded during the event free of any charge.


  • All data regarding participating athletes will be utilized and archived by us for the purpose of the sporting event. Personal information contains the participant’s real name, date of birth, and home club. In particular, results, and visual analyses, position monitoring and race analyses will be published with reference to the competitors’ names. In order to achieve this, your data will be transferred to our service providers and to governing bodies including World Sailing. It cannot be ruled out that your data will be processed outside of Australia. Our service providers and governing bodies have been or will be committed by us, to exclusively use your data for the event and its preparation and post processing, including ranking lists and global multi event scorecards. Commercial use of your data is prohibited. The use of your data is governed by Australian law.

17.  FINE PRINT (but it’s still important)

  • The responsibility for the decision to participate in a race or to continue with it is solely with the skipper; to that extent the skipper also accepts full responsibility for the crew. The skipper is responsible for the qualification and the correct nautical conduct of the crew.
  • In cases of Force Majeure or on grounds of administrative orders or for safety reasons, the organizer is entitled to make changes in the realization of the event or to cancel the event. This does not constitute any liability by the organizer towards the participant, if the reasons for the changes or the cancellation do not result from a wilful or grossly negligent behaviour of the organizer. In case of a violation of obligations that do not constitute primary or material contractual duties (cardinal obligations), the liability of the organizer for financial and property damages incurred by the participant during or in connection with the participation in the event and resulting from a conduct of the organizer, its representatives, servants or agents, is restricted to damages that were caused wilfully or grossly negligent. When a violation of cardinal obligations occurs due to minor negligence, the liability of the organizer is limited to foreseeable, typical damages. To the extent that the liability for damages of the organizer is excluded or restricted, the participant also relieves the staff – employees and representatives, agents, servants, sponsors and individuals who provide or drive salvage, safety or rescue vessels or assist with their use from the individual liability for damages, as well as also all other individuals who were instructed to act in connection with the realization of the event. The effective racing rules of World Sailing, the administrative regulations regatta-sailing, the class rules as well as the regulations of the invitation to the competition and the sailing instructions are to be complied with and are expressly recognized.
  • NSW law shall prevail.

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