Notice of Race

FFIA Northern Championships

7th – 8th May 2011

 (link to FF event general information page)

Notice of Race

1. Rules 

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

1.2. The rules of the Flying Fifteen Association Ireland will apply. 

2. Eligibility and Entry 

2.1. The regatta is open to all boats of the Flying Fifteen class. 

2.2. Helms must be members of the Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland or equivalent National 


2.3. Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached form and sending it, together with the 

required fee, to County Antrim Yacht Club, 1 Marine Parade, Whitehead, County Antrim, BT38 9QP by Saturday 7th May 2011.

3. Fees 

3.1. Required fees are as follows: £40 or €50 

4. Schedule 

4.1. Registration: Saturday 7th May 2011 from 09:00 to 11:00 

4.2. Dates of racing: Saturday 7th May and Sunday 8th May 2011 

4.3. Number of races: Five ( 3 scheduled Saturday / 2 scheduled Sunday) 

4.4. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race is: 12:00 on Saturday and 11:30 on Sunday. 

5. Measurements 

5.1. Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate. 

6. Sailing Instructions 

6.1. The sailing instructions will be available at Registration or at

7. The Courses 

7.1. The courses to be sailed will be as follows: Olympic Triangle, Windward/Leeward, 

Windward/Leeward Triangle. 

8. Scoring 

8.1. Three races are required to be completed to constitute a series. 

(a) When fewer than four races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her 

race scores. 

(b) When four or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race 

scores excluding her worst score. 

9. Prizes 

9.1. Prizes will be given as follows: 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall in Gold, Silver, Bronze and Classic fleets. 

9.2. No one boat shall receive more than one prize. 

10. Disclaimer of Liability and Insurance 

10.1. A boat is entirely responsible for her own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, 

whether in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility. 

10.2. It is for the boat to decide whether she is fit to sail in the conditions in which she will find 

herself. By launching or going to sea, the boat confirms that she is fit for those conditions and her 

crew is competent to sail and compete in them. 

10.3. The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against 

third party claims in the sum of at least £2m sterling. 

10.4. Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the 

organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have 

occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to 

run the race and the event, and include the organising authority, the race committee, the race officer, 

patrol boats and beach masters. 

10.5. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of her responsibilities. 

11. Further Information 

11.1. For further information please visit the club website or email 

the race committee