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2013 Notice of Race

2013 RORC Notice of Race

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Introduction

This Notice of Race (NoR) consists of two main sections. Part 1 applies to all RORC organised races and includes rules that affect every race unless modified by Part 2, which details rules that apply to specific races. When a rule is modified in Part 2, it takes precedence over the rule in Part 1.
Races organised in association with the RORC will have their own NoR and details are included in this NoR for information only.

Definitions

Class - The term Class includes IRC, ORC, CSA and MOCRA rating systems, or appropriate One-Design Classes.

Closing Date - is the date after which a late entry/late payment fee is charged and cancellation fees apply.

Competitor - A Competitor is any sailor competing in a race.

Documents Page can be found at http://remus.rorc.org/documents/

High Points System - the boats are ranked in order of points scored. Highest Points score wins.

Inshore Regatta - Inshore Regattas in 2013 are the RORC Easter Challenge and the IRC National Championship.

Emergency Contact - is the person to be informed in case of emergency. The nominated Emergency Contact must be available for the duration of the race and cannot be a Competitor in the race.

Offshore Race - Offshore Races are Category 0, 1, 2 and 3 races identified as part of the RORC Season's Points Championship. See NoR1.1.

Rating Deadline - is the latest date by which a valid Rating or Class Certificate shall be issued to the boat.

REMUS - The RORC online entry system at http://remus.rorc.org/

RCMS - The RORC Crew Management System at http://rorc.sailgate.com/crew

Sailing School Yacht - must be entered by a bona fide sailing school, affiliated to a National Authority and having on board a crew consisting of at least 50% paying students (not instructors).

Service Yacht - is one which is crewed by regular serving personnel of the Armed Services, affiliated to or approved for this purpose by the Association of Services Yacht Clubs, but may include one non-serving owner or owner's representative.

Terminology

A term used in the sense stated in the definitions is printed in italics (for example Class).

The use of the masculine gender shall be taken to mean either gender.

Contact Details

Clubhouse and London OfficeCowes OfficeRating Office
Royal Ocean Racing Club
20, St James's Place
London
SW1A 1NN
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 518 3131
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The Disrespect
82, High Street
Cowes, Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ
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Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE
Telephone: +44 (0) 1590 677030
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Note: The Cowes Office is only open during Cowes-based racing events.

Part 1 - General Rules

The rules of Part 1 shall apply to all races in this Notice of Race except where otherwise stated in Part 2 or Sailing Instructions.

Organising Authority

The organising authority is the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC).

1.1 Programme

RaceDate (2013)Destination / LocationDistance / DurationPoints Factor
RORC Caribbean 600 § Mon 18 February Antigua 600 1.4
San Fernando Race* Wed 27 March Luzon, Philippines 500 -
RORC Easter Challenge Fri 29 - Sun 31 March Cowes - -
Cervantes Trophy Race
Sat 4 May Cowes - Le Havre 95 - 140 1.0
Trophée Guillaume le Conquérant* Sun 5 May Le Havre - Cowes 90 -
North Sea Race (Vuurschepen Race 7 May)
Fri 10 May Harwich - Scheveningen 210 1.2
Myth of Malham Race
Sat 25 May Cowes - Round Eddystone 230 1.2
De Guingand Bowl Race
Fri 14 June Cowes - Guernsey, C.I. 120 1.0
East Coast Race* Fri 14 June Burnham on Crouch 120 1.0
Morgan Cup Race
Fri 28 June Cowes - Dieppe via marks 100-140 1.0
Lyver Trophy Race* Fri 5 July Holyhead - Howth 100 1.0
IRC National Championship Fri 5 - Sun 7 July Cowes - -
Channel Race Sat 27 July Cowes - Round Marks - Solent finish 24 - 36 Hours 1.0
Rolex Fastnet Race Sun 11 August Cowes - Fastnet Rock - Plymouth 608 1.5
Cherbourg Race Fri 6 September Cowes - Cherbourg via marks 75-120 1.0
Rolex Middle Sea Race * Sat 19 October Malta 606 1.4
Raja Muda Selangor
International Regatta
*
TBC Malaysia - -
ARC 2013 *
(RORC Racing Division)
Sun 24 November Gran Canaria - St Lucia 2,700 -

*Organised in association with the RORC. See the individual event Notice of Race available from the event websites. A brief overview of the race is printed in this publication.
§ The RORC Caribbean 600 Notice of Race is available from the website (http://caribbean600.rorc.org/)

1.2 Rules and Regulations

1.2.1 English Law

This Notice of Race, and the terms of the contract created by the acceptance of a boat's entry in any race or event governed by this Notice of Race, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Any dispute which cannot be resolved under Part 5 of the Racing Rules of Sailing shall be referred to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

1.2.2 Racing Rules of Sailing

The rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2013-2016. (http://www.sailing.org/documents/racing-rules.php)

1.2.3 National Authority Prescriptions

The prescriptions of RYA will apply (http://www.rya.org.uk/racing/racingrules/Pages/the-rules.aspx)

No other National Authority prescriptions shall apply.

1.2.4 Class Rules

The rules and regulations of appropriate One-Design and/or restricted Class rules, IRC Rules Parts A, B & C, ORC Rules and MOCRA Rules.

1.2.5 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (OSR)

The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations, any amendments thereto for 2013 and RORC Prescriptions.

When details of Special Regulations cannot be met the Committee may accept an alternative.

1.2.6 International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

The rules of RRS Part 2 shall not apply between the times of local sunset and sunrise, except when changed in Sailing Instructions, and shall be replaced with the right-of-way rules of IRPCAS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea).

1.2.7 Pollution

Dumping rubbish is prohibited under MARPOL legislation, the Merchant Shipping Regulations 1998 (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) and Merchant Shipping Notice No 1720. In the Magistrates Courts the fines can be up to £25,000 and in the Crown Court they are unlimited. Attention is drawn to the ISAF Code of Environmentally Friendly Behaviour (www.sailing.org/about/environment/index.php)

1.2.8 Notice of Race

This Notice of Race and any amendments thereto. Amendments to the Notice of Race will be available from the RORC Office and published on the RORC website.

1.2.9 Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions will be issued to Competitors that have met all of the entry requirements. Sailing Instructions will be emailed to Competitors after the Closing Date for each race.

Sailing Instructions may be posted to Competitors on request.

Note: Succeeding items in the above list shall take precedence.

1.3 Advertising

Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organising authority.

1.4 Responsibility

1.4.1 The Person in Charge

Yacht racing can be dangerous. The attention of Persons in Charge is drawn to RRS Fundamental Rule 4: "The responsibility for a boat's decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone" and to Special Regulation 1.02.1 which begins: "The safety of a yacht and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the Person in Charge...."

1.4.2 The RORC

The RORC, its sponsors, and other organising clubs accept no responsibility or liability for loss of life or injury to members or others, or for the loss of, or damage to, any vessel or property.

1.4.3 Starting and Continuing to Race

The Race Committee will make starting signals unless in their opinion it is manifestly unsafe for any of the boats entered to remain in the vicinity of the starting line. Each boat shall exercise her responsibility under RRS Fundamental Rule 4 and decide whether or not to start or to continue to race.

1.4.4 Race Declaration(s)

No boat will be accepted as an entry unless the Person in Charge has, before the start of the race, signed a declaration in the terms set out in NoR 1.14. The RORC reserves the right to require a signed declaration, in the terms set out in NoR 1.14, from each crew member.

1.4.5 Safety and Life Saving Equipment

Competitors' attention is drawn to RRS 1.2 life-saving equipment: "Each Competitor is individually responsible for wearing a personal flotation device adequate for the conditions."

See also Special Regulation 5.02.

1.4.6 RORC Safety Sticker

All boats shall display the RORC Safety Sticker in a prominent place on board. The sticker is available from the RORC.

1.5 Eligibility - The Boat

1.5.1 Suitability

RORC races are open to seaworthy yachts which comply with the rules and regulations described in this Notice of Race and which are manned by an adequate number of experienced crew who are physically fit to face bad weather. The minimum crew on any monohull shall be three apart from as allowed under NoR 1.5.3.1.4 Two-Handed Class.

However no person may race contrary to the terms of a ban imposed by the RORC, a National Authority or ISAF.

1.5.2 Boat Size

Except where stated otherwise the maximum size for any yacht is: monohull 30.5 metres/100ft LH (LOA), multihull 21.5 metres/70ft. The minimum size for monohulls is determined by their rating. See NoR 1.5.3 Divisions. The minimum LH (LOA) for multihulls is 9.15 metres/30ft.

The committee may make exceptions to the maximum and minimum sizes on application.

1.5.3 Classes

1.5.3.1 IRC - Boats rating 0.850 and greater

IRC Rules Parts A, B, and C shall apply, except as varied below or in the Sailing Instructions.

1.5.3.1.1 IRC Endorsed Certificates

IRC endorsed certificates are only required for the IRC National Championship.

1.5.3.1.2 IRC Rule 22.4.2 - Crew Numbers

IRC 22.4.2 is deleted and replaced by "The maximum number of crew that may sail aboard a boat shall be as detailed below. There is no weight limit."

IRC Certificate NumberAllowed Crew
Up to 9 Certificate number plus 1
10-13 Certificate number plus 2
14 and over Certificate number plus 3

Note: The above provision overrides IRC Rule 22.4.2 in respect of One-Design classes. However a Class may wish for its own purposes to apply its own crew limits of less than the RORC scale shown here. It is recommended that the Person in Charge consult their Class Association.

1.5.3.1.3 IRC Rule 15

Automatic and wind-vane devices for steering may be carried but not used except as stated in NoR 1.5.3.1.4 Two-Handed Class. This amends IRC Rule 15.

1.5.3.1.4 Two-Handed Class

A Two-Handed Class within IRC will be available in RORC Offshore Races. Yachts will be eligible for both Two-Handed and IRC rating band class trophies. Automatic or wind-vane steering is permitted (changes IRC Rule 15). Entries must satisfy the committee that they have suitable and adequate experience and that their yacht is appropriately organised for two-handed sailing.

1.5.3.2 ORC Club - Yachts rating 1.005 and greater

In the North Sea Race yachts may enter in ORC Club (ORCi certificates are acceptable).

1.5.3.3 Multihulls - Boats rating 1.100 and greater

Offshore multihulls with endorsed Multihull Offshore Cruising and Racing Association (MOCRA) rating certificates may enter a multihull division in Offshore Races. The minimum crew for multihulls is two. In two-handed multihulls wind-vane steering is permitted. This changes RRS 52.

Open multihulls may race without any rating.

1.5.3.4 Level Racing

When at least six yachts from a class, which in itself races "level" and is recognised by the RORC, take part in a race, a class result may be provided. With prior permission from the RORC certain classes may be allowed to race under class rules within RORC racing (e.g. IMOCA 60, Class40).

1.5.4 Classes and Class Flags

ClassTCC rangeClass Flag
IRC CK* 0.850 and greater Pennant 9
IRC Z 1.275 and greater Pennant 0
IRC 1 1.101 - 1.274 Pennant 1
IRC 2 1.051 - 1.100 Pennant 2
IRC 3 1.007 - 1.050 Pennant 3
IRC 4 0.850 - 1.006 Pennant 4
ORC Club 1.005 and greater Pennant 5
Multihulls 1.170 and greater Pennant 8

* IRC CK is a separate class within IRC for boats with canting keels.

The RORC reserves the right to amend the class bands in the light of 2013 data before the start of the season. Class bands may be changed for Inshore Regattas.

When racing the appropriate Class flag or flags shall be prominently displayed from a backstay, or at the stern on a boat with no backstay.

1.5.5 Ratings, Rating and Class Certificates, Deadline

Boats shall hold valid rating/class certificate(s) on the Closing Date. Boats racing under IRC are not required to submit a copy of their certificate to the RORC. Boats holding other rating/class certificates shall submit a copy of their certificate(s) to the RORC by the Rating Deadline. Changes to ratings and class certificates will only be accepted after the Rating Deadline in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the RORC. Every boat racing shall have on board a current valid signed copy of the rating and/or class certificate for the Class or Classes in which she is racing.

1.5.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) and RORC Prescriptions

The OSR category which applies to each race depends on the nature of the race and is specified in Part 2 for each race.

Inshore Regattas are usually Category 4.

Weekend Offshore Races are Category 3 with a Category 2 compliant liferaft.

Long Offshore Races are usually Category 2 (Rolex Fastnet Race) or Category 1.

Oceanic Offshore Races are usually Category 0.

The complete ISAF Offshore Special Regulations with RORC Prescriptions are in Appendix 1 to this Notice of Race. The OSR can also be found on the Documents Page where there are also extracts from the regulations which show what is required for a given category.

1.5.6.1 OSR Compliance

Responsibility for compliance rests with the Person in Charge. However the RORC will endeavour to help Competitors to understand the OSR and reserves the right to conduct an OSR inspection on any boat at any time.

For OSR Category 4 Inshore Regattas only, the entrant shall complete an online declaration, using the online entry system REMUS, stating that the boat complies with OSR Category 4 and RORC Prescriptions. In exceptional circumstances the RORC may accept a printed declaration.

For Offshore Races the Person in Charge shall, before their first Offshore Race of the season, complete an OSR Checklist (available on the Documents Page) to the appropriate Category.

Only one checklist appropriate to the race category per season is required from the Person in Charge.

Checklists from other organisations may also be accepted if they are current, completed to the appropriate race category, comprehensive, and based on the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations.

1.5.6.2 Automatic Identification System (AIS)

OSR 3.29.1(n) requires boats to carry an AIS Transponder in Category 0, 1 and 2 races.

AIS Transponders are recommended in Category 3 races.

Competitors shall ensure that the name of the boat is displayed rather than just the MMSI number.

Competitors shall use their best endeavours to ensure that their AIS Transponder is switched on (i.e. transmitting and receiving) at all times during Category 0, 1 and 2 races.

1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

In accordance with OSR 3.04.3 the RORC uses minimum stability/buoyancy indices. For yachts competing under IRC either SSS or STIX and AVS Indices are used depending on the series date of the boats and the category of the race. Monohull boats not racing under IRC shall satisfy the RORC that they meet the requirements of other stability indices for the category of race.

In exceptional circumstances the RORC may accept other indicators as to the suitability of the boats for a given category of race.

1.6.1 SSS or STIX and AVS

1.6.1.1 Category 1 and 2 races:

Boats with series date of 1995 and later will be categorised under STIX only.
Boats with series date before 1995 may be categorised under either STIX or SSS.

1.6.1.2 Category 3 races:

Boats with series date of 2000 and later will be categorised under STIX only.
Boats with series date before 2000 may be categorised under either STIX or SSS.

1.6.1.3 Category 4 races:

Boats may be categorised under either STIX or SSS.

1.6.2 Minimum Permitted Values

OSR CategoryCategory 1Category 2Category 3Category 4
STIX minimum 32 32 23 14
AVS minimum 130-0.002*m 130-0.002*m 130-0.005*m 90
SSS minimum 35 28 15 10
Where m is the boat's Minimum Sailing Weight

More information about Safety and Stability Indices can be found at http://www.ircrating.org/

1.7 Eligibility - Competitors

1.7.1 Shoreside Contact

For Inshore Regattas only, the entrant shall nominate a Shoreside Contact. This person must be available on the phone number(s) supplied to the RORC throughout the regatta. In an emergency the RORC will phone the Shoreside Contact who shall act as the link on behalf of the crew. The Shoreside Contact shall hold the Emergency Contact details for all of the crew. A Shoreside Contact form is available on the Documents Page.

1.7.2 Offshore Crewlist

For Offshore Races an Offshore Crewlist complete with full Emergency Contact details shall be supplied to the RORC. The Person in Charge shall select the crew from Competitors who have registered as crew on the RORC Crew Management System (RCMS). In exceptional circumstances the RORC may accept receipt of the Offshore Crewlist by other means.

1.7.3 Experience Requirement

For OSR Category 0, 1 and 2 races there are Experience Qualification Requirements, see Part 2 for details.

1.7.4 Training Requirement

There are basic training requirements for all Categories of Race, see section 6 of the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations for full details.

For OSR Category 0, 1 and 2 races the RORC will ask the crew to provide evidence of training to OSR Section 6. This is the ISAF Offshore Crew Safety Course. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted. For details of the Training Requirements for a race see the appropriate race page in Part 2.

1.7.5 First Aid Requirement

There are requirements for First Aid training in all Categories of Race, see OSR 6.04 and 6.05.

1.8 Race Entry

1.8.1 Entering a Race

A Competitor shall enter a RORC race using the REMUS online entry system. The RORC may accept an entry over the telephone. Submission of an entry will not guarantee a place in a race; all other entry requirements must be completed to the satisfaction of the RORC.

1.8.2 Payment

Payment of the race entry fee shall be received by the RORC (allowing time for funds to clear where a bank transfer is used), on or before the Closing Date, except for entries for the Rolex Fastnet Race which are subject to 50% of the race entry fee being paid within 10 days of entering.

Credit/debit cards are accepted through the online entry system or by telephone. The RORC may accept other payment methods.

1.8.2.1 Late payment

When Entry Fees are received after the Closing Date, a Late Entry Fee may be charged. See NoR 1.8.5 Late Entry Fees.

1.8.3 Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations before the Closing Date will be eligible for a full refund of the race entry fee, except for the Rolex Fastnet Race where 50% of the race entry fee will be refunded.

Cancellations after the Closing Date will be eligible for a refund of 50% of the race entry fee.

Refunds will be sent to the credit card used for payment. For payments made by other means, refunds will be made against a written claim that must be received no later than Monday 30th September 2013.

If the Person in Charge fails to notify the RORC of cancellation as described above he/she shall pay the full fee without refund unless good reason can be shown.

1.8.4 Standard Entry Fees - shown in £ Sterling

LH (LOA) (m)Offshore Weekend RaceNorth Sea Race
(entry fee includes tracking)
RORC Easter Challenge
IRC National Championship
Rolex Fastnet Race
MemberNon-memberMemberNon-memberMemberNon-memberMemberNon-member
Below 9.00 41 58 61 78 122 174 203 290
9.01 - 10.00 48 68 68 88 143 204 238 340
10.01 - 11.00 56 79 76 99 166 237 277 395
11.01 - 12.00 67 95 87 115 200 285 333 475
12.01 - 13.00 77 110 97 130 231 330 385 550
13.01 - 14.00 100 142 120 162 299 426 497 710
14.01 - 15.00 118 168 138 188 353 504 588 840
15.01 - 16.00 159 226 179 246 475 678 791 1130
16.01 - 17.00 210 299 230 319 628 897 1047 1495
17.01 - 18.00 273 389 293 409 817 1167 1362 1945
18.01 - 19.00 368 525 388 545 1103 1575 1838 2625
19.01 - 20.00 386 551 406 571 1158 1653 1929 2755
20.01 - 21.00 405 578 425 598 1214 1734 2023 2890
21.01 - 22.00 427 609 447 629 1279 1827 2132 3045
22.01 - 23.00 445 635 465 655 1334 1905 2223 3175
23.01 - 24.00 464 662 480 682 1391 1986 2317 3310
24.01 - 25.00 482 688 502 708 1445 2064 2408 3440
25.01 - 26.00 504 719 524 739 1510 2157 2517 3595
26.01 - 27.00 523 746 543 766 1567 2238 2611 3730
27.01 - 28.00 541 772 561 792 1622 2316 2702 3860
28.01 - 29.00 559 798 579

818

1676 2394 2793 3990
29.01 - 30.50 581 830 601 850 1743 2490 2905 4150

1.8.5 Late Entry Fees

Entries after the Closing Date, and at least 48 hours before the start, may be accepted on payment of an additional sum of half the standard entry fee.

1.8.6 Late Documentation Fee

A late documentation fee may apply to some races, see Part 2 for details.

1.9 Courses

Courses will be outlined in Part 2 and detailed in the Sailing Instructions.

The Race Committee may set different courses for different Classes. In this instance the results in IRC Overall will be calculated on corrected average speed, this changes RRS A3.

1.10 Penalties

1.10.1 Taking a Penalty (RRS 44)

When a scoring penalty applies it will be as described in RRS 44.3.

Unless Sailing Instructions state that a scoring penalty applies, a boat may take a Two Turns Penalty as permitted and described in RRS 44.2 for breaking a rule of RRS Part 2 or a right-of-way rule of IRPCAS, whichever applies at the time. When the right-of-way rules of IRPCAS apply a penalty need not be taken until it is safe to do so. This adds to RRS 44.1.

1.10.2 Penalties for Infringements of Other Rules

Penalties for infringements of other rules will be detailed in the Sailing Instructions.

1.11 Communication

A boat may, without infringing RRS 41, request and receive repetition of information broadcast by the Race Committee, or be told whether or not a broadcast has been made.

1.11.1 RRS 41 - Weather and Tidal Information

Rule 41(c) is replaced by:

A boat shall not receive help from any outside source, except

(c) help in the form of information which is freely available to all boats, which shall include navigational, weather, tide or current information from any source which is available to all boats whether or not by payment of a fee or subscription, but shall not include any information gathered or the subject of interpretation by, or any advice received from, any source not on board the boat and which is specific to the boat and her situation.

By way of example and interpretation, downloading charts, weather and/or tidal GRIB files from subscription services, or having such information passed to the boat in its pure form, is permitted but receiving messages or information which is the result of interpretation as it applies to the boat is not permitted.

1.12 Scoring

1.12.1 Inshore Regattas

In an Inshore Regatta the low point system of RRS Appendix A will apply. Discards for Inshore Regattas are described in Part 2.

1.12.2 Offshore Races

1.12.2.1 RORC Points Table - Based on the Cox-Sprague System

The scoring system for Offshore Races will be the High Points System below; RRS Appendix A is changed: paragraphs A2 and A9 shall not apply.

Number of Starters
1011121314151617181920 +PlacePlacePtsPlacePtsPlacePtsPlacePts
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 1 21 58.5 27 55.5 33 52.5 39 49.5
84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 2 22 58.0 28 55.0 34 52.0 40 49.0
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 3 23 57.5 29 54.5 35 51.5 41 48.5
76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 4 24 57.0 30 54.0 36 51.0 42 48.0
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 80 81 5 25 56.5 31 53.5 37 50.5 43 47.5
70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 6 26 56.0 32 53.0 38 50.0 etc. etc.
68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 7
66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 8 DNF or RAF = 10 pts
64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 9 DNC, DNS, DSQ, DNE, DGM = 0 pts
62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 10 After place 50, points reduce for each subsequent place by 0.3 to a flat minimum of 11.0
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 11
60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 12
59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 13
59 60 61 62 63 64 65 14
59 60 61 62 63 64 15
59 60 61 62 63 16
59 60 61 62 17
59 60 61 18
59 60 19
59 20
Points obtained from the table (excluding points for DNF or RAF which are always 10) are multiplied by the points factor shown with the details of each race.

1.12.2.2 RRS A3 - Scoring

The final sentence in RRS A3 - Scoring is modified to read "However, when a handicap or rating system is used a boat's corrected time, rounded to the nearest second, shall determine her finishing place."

1.12.3 Number of Races

At least three races will have to be completed to constitute a series.

1.13 Trophies and Prizes

The interpretation of the terms of award for all trophies and prizes will be made by the RORC Committee, whose decision is final. Trophies will only be awarded to boats which have completed the relevant races. When no boat qualifies to win a particular trophy the Race Committee may, at its discretion, award it otherwise.

The Club holds the winners of trophies responsible for all damage or loss and strongly recommends that winners take out adequate insurance. Winners are responsible for having the trophy suitably engraved, and are also liable for all return carriage costs. If a trophy is returned without engraving the RORC reserves the right to charge the cost of the engraving to the winner. Trophies shall be returned to the Club when requested by the Race Office.

1.13.1 Season's Points Championship Trophies, IRC Total Points Championship Trophies and Special Awards

The Annual Challenge Trophies and Special Awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner.

1.13.1.1 Season's Points Championship Trophies

A boat's best high points factor race will be scored at the points factor shown in 1.1 Programme, further high points factor races will be scored at 1.0. A boat's best five Offshore Races to count.

TrophyAwarded for2012 Winner
Europeans Trophy IRC Zero Pleomax, Harm Prins
Trenchemer Cup IRC One Inis Mor, Bernard and Laurent Gouy
Emily Verger Plate IRC Two Visit Malta Puma, Sailing Logic, James Gair
Grenade Goblet IRC Three Diablo-J, Nick Martin
Cowland Trophy IRC Four Winsome, Harry Heijst
Psipsina Trophy Two-Handed Class Diablo-J, Nick Martin
Shambles Salver Multihulls 2011 - Not Awarded
Oldland/Watts Aquadanca Trophy For the Sigma 38 with the highest Season's Points Persephone of London, Nigel Goodhew
J/109 RORC Trophy
For the J/109 with the highest score from her best five points races including the Rolex Fastnet Race 2012 - Not Awarded

1.13.1.2 IRC Total Points Championship Trophies

A boat's best high points factor race will be scored at the points factor shown in 1.1 Programme, further high points factor races will be scored at 1.0. All Offshore Races to count.

TrophyAwarded for2012 Winner
Jazz Trophy IRC Overall Inis Mor, Bernard and Laurent Gouy
Keith Ludlow Trophy Navigator of the IRC Overall Yacht Jean Charles Monnet, Inis Mor
David Fayle Memorial Cup Best Sailing School Yacht Visit Malta Puma, Sailing Logic, James Gair
Serendip Trophy Best Series produced Yacht Inis Mor, Bernard and Laurent Gouy
The Serendip Trophy will be presented to the best Cruiser/Racer series produced yacht as decided by the Committee
Haylock Cup Best British Service Yacht British Soldier, Army Sailing Association
Stradivarius Trophy Best Overseas Yacht Inis Mor, Bernard and Laurent Gouy
Arambalza Swan Cup Best Swan Lulotte, Ben Morris
Alan Paul Trophy Consistent high performance Tonnerre de Breskens 3, Piet Vroon
Awarded to the yacht with the highest total fleet overall points (all races to count) plus a bonus: 2.5[R+(R-1) +(R-2) +(R-3) etc+(R-R)] when R=races completed. Class Season's Points winners are excluded.

1.13.1.3 Special Awards

TrophyAwarded for2012 Winner
Somerset Memorial Trophy Yacht of the Year Diablo-J, Nick Martin
Awarded for outstanding racing achievement by a yacht owned or sailed by a RORC member as voted for by the RORC Main Committee
Assuage Trophy for RORC Members Foggy Dew, Noel Racine
For the yacht, owned or skippered by a RORC member, with the most RORC points in IRC Overall in the Cherbourg Race plus her best three races taken from Cervantes, Morgan Cup, Myth of Malham, and the Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Races. In each of the races an Assuage Tank will be won by the best yacht on IRC Overall points.
Highwayman Cup Inis Mor, Bernard and Laurent Gouy
Best Elapsed time in the Deauville/Cervantes, Morgan Cup, Cowes-Dinard-St Malo and Cherbourg races.
Duncan Munro Kerr Youth Challenge Trophy Jackson Bouttell, Tonnerre de Breskens 3
For a youth crew member who has completed the most RORC miles in the current season on a yacht which on Season's Points finishes in the top three of her IRC class. The crew member must be between 15 and 25 (inclusive) on 1st January 2013. Tie-break: younger crew member wins.
Peter Harrison Youth Trophy 2012 - Not Awarded
For yachts with a minimum of 33% (rounded up) of the crew under the age of 25 on the 1st January 2013. Highest points score from any 3 Offshore Races.
Dennis P Miller Memorial Trophy British Yacht Overseas Financial Crisis, Marco Nannini
Seamanship Trophy Outstanding Act of Seamanship Conrad Colman, Cessna Citation
Freddie Morgan Trophy Classic Yacht in IRC Winsome, Harry Heijst
The Pera Awards 2012 - Not Awarded
Pera Awards may be given to yachts which receive redress for rendering assistance during a race.

1.13.2 Individual Race Prizes and Trophies

1.13.2.1 Trophies

The trophies to be awarded for a race are listed in Part 2.

1.13.2.2 Prizes

RORC medallions will be presented as prizes for each Class as follows:

Number of starters6-89-1516-2425 or more
Prizes2345
1.13.2.2.1 Low Number of Starters

When there are less than 6 starters in a Class it may be combined for prizes with the neighbouring least numerous Class.

1.13.2.2.2 High Number of Starters

When there are more than 30 starters in a Class it may be sub-divided for prizes.

1.14 Race Entry Declaration

The Person in Charge for each race shall agree to the terms of the declaration below using REMUS the online entry system. In exceptional circumstances the RORC may accept a signed printed declaration.

Race Entry Form Declaration to be signed by every Person in Charge

To the best of my knowledge the information I have given is accurate. I understand that Yacht Racing can be dangerous. I agree that the RORC, organising clubs, the Rolex SA, the Rolex UK, sponsors and their agents, have no responsibility for loss of life or injury to members or others, or for the loss of, or damage to any vessel or property. I have paid particular attention to and agree to be bound by Special Regulation 1.02 and I have read and understand and where appropriate agree to be bound by RORC NoR 1.5 Responsibility. Before racing I will effect adequate and suitable insurance. Before racing I will ensure that my crew is aware of:

  • the undertaking in this Declaration
  • the importance of effecting appropriate personal insurance
  • their responsibility in rules observance, and in particular RRS 1.2 (wearing personal buoyancy adequate for the conditions). See also RORC Prescription to the Special Regulations 5.01.5

I agree to be bound by RRS, RYA Prescriptions, this Notice of Race, ISAF Offshore Special Regulations and other applicable rules. The yacht will be available for inspection. If any alteration likely to affect the handicap or rating is made, e.g. to sails, rig, mast, ballast, trim, engine or propeller, I will notify the Rating Authority and Race Committee immediately. I will ensure that no crew member races on my yacht contrary to the terms of any ban imposed by ISAF, or a National Authority or the RORC.

I understand and agree that the information given in this race entry and also the race entry lists and results will be maintained on the Club's computer to be used for all aspects of race organisation.

1.15 Insurance

Yachts shall effect adequate and suitable insurance before racing.

Part 2 - The Races

Introduction

Part 2 of this Notice of Race gives details of the rules which apply to specific races, and may change the rules of Part 1. The rules of Parts 1 and 2 may be changed in the Sailing Instructions.

Note: The paragraph numbering in Part 2 has been done to achieve consistency through Part 2 so the numbering in an individual Race may not be sequential.

RORC Easter Challenge

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club

2.2 Regatta Date

Friday 29th March - Sunday 31st March 2013

2.2.1 Programme

Up to 9 races are scheduled

DateTimeEventHW (Portsmouth)
Friday 29th March 1055 Practice Starts
1255 First Warning Signal 1228 (GMT) 4.8m
Saturday 30th March 0955 First Warning Signal 1309 (GMT) 4.7m
Sunday 31st March 0955 First Warning Signal 1456 (BST) 4.7m

2.2.2 Coaching

Coaching support will be provided with post-race debriefing and on-the-water advice during racing. This changes RRS 41 - outside help.

2.3 Classes

IRC. With the permission of the IRC Rating Authority, IRC Rule 8.2 is modified to include GBR boats holding Limited Validity IRC TCCs. The class bands used in this regatta may differ from the season's offshore class bands.

2.3.1 Bunk Cushions

As allowed under IRC Rule 22.1.2 yachts competing in the RORC Easter Challenge will not be required to carry their bunk cushions.

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 14th March 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 21st March 2013

2.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 4 with RORC Prescriptions plus VHF Radio, the primary purpose of which is to monitor the Race Committee.

2.6.1 OSR 4.26 Heavy Weather Sails

OSR 4.26.4(g) will not apply.

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.11 Course(s)

Racing on tight Solent Courses designed to emphasise crew work and boat handling.

2.13 Scoring

Inshore Regatta: the low point system of RRS Appendix A will apply, except that RRS A2 is changed - All races held will count.

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

2.14.1 Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
Red Funnel Prix d'Elegance Best turned out boat and crew - to be decided by the Race Committee
East Wind Trophy The lowest rated boat in IRC 4 to come in the top three of her class overall

2.14.2 RORC Prizes

RORC Easter Challenge Prizes for all classes by race.

2.15 Prizegiving

The Prizegiving will be held at 1600 on Sunday 31st March 2013 at the Events Centre - Cowes Yacht Haven.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

The Race Office will be the RORC Cowes Office.

Coaching

Only the boats which have registered their interest will be targeted for specific observation and video work. There will be a coaching debrief of the day's racing in the Cowes Yacht Haven Events centre ASAP after racing on both Friday and Saturday. To register your interest and get further information email the RORC - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject: RORC Easter Challenge Coaching.

Social

All Competitors will be welcome at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, the Island Sailing Club, the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club and the Royal London Yacht Club. For details of accommodation and dining facilities please contact the individual Club. Additional social arrangements will be published in the Sailing Instructions.

Cervantes Trophy Race

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Société des Régates du Havre and the Royal Yacht Squadron.

2.2 Race Date

Start: Saturday 4th May 2013. First Warning Signal: 0950 from the RYS Cowes, to the East. HW: Portsmouth 0731 4.0m

2.3 Classes

IRC, IRC Two-Handed, Multihull

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 18th April 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 25th April 2013

2.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 3 with RORC Prescriptions plus Category 2 liferaft; see NoR 1.5.6

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.11 Course

Cowes - Le Havre via marks. Approximately 95 - 140 miles.

2.12 Berthing

Free berthing is available in the Le Havre marina from the finish of the Cervantes Trophy Race until the start of the Trophée Guillaume Le Conquérant Race.

2.13 Scoring

Points Factor: 1.00, see NoR 1.12.2

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

2.14.1 Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
Cervantes Trophy BCT IRC
Thalassa Cup IRC 1
Noryema VII Cup IRC 2
Vashti Goblet IRC 3
Kinross Trophy IRC 4
SRH Cup Two-Handed Class

2.14.2 RORC Prizes

Multihulls; RORC Medallions.

2.15 Prizegiving

Sunday 5th May 2013 at 1200 (local time) at the Société des Régates du Havre. RORC medallions will be presented on Thursday 6th June, 1930 at the Clubhouse, 20 St James's Place, London SW1. All crews welcome.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

Start: RORC Cowes Office.

Finish: RORC Representative: c/o Société des Régates du Havre, Port de Yachts, Quai Eric Tabarly, 76600 Le Havre.

Telephone: +33 (0) 2 35 42 41 21

Trophée Guillaume le Conquérant

Organising Authority

Organised by the Société des Régates du Havre in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Union Nationale de la Course au Large.The official Notice of Race is available from the Société des Régates du Havre.

Race Date

Start: Sunday 5th May 2013. First Warning Signal: 1450 (local time) off Le Havre. HW: Le Havre 2042 (local time) 7.1m

Classes

IRC, IRC Two-Handed, ORC, Multihull

Entry

Entry opens on the 7thJanuary 2013.There is no entry fee for this race. To enter please contact the Société des Régates du Havre.

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 3 with RORC Prescriptions plus Category 2 liferaft; see NoR 1.5.6

Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

Course

GRS (Grande Rade Sud), Bembridge Ledge. Finish between No Man's Land and Horse Sand Forts. Approximately 90 miles.

Berthing

Free berthing is available in the Le Havre marina from the finish of the Cervantes Trophy Race until the start of the Trophée Guillaume Le Conquérant Race.

Scoring

See event Notice of Race.

Race Prizes and Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
Guillaume Le Conquérant Cup 1st BCT IRC
Guillaume Le Conquérant Deuxième Cup 2ndBCT IRC
Guillaume Le Conquérant Troisième Salver 3rdBCT IRC

Prizegiving

Trophies will be presented on Thursday 6th June, 1930 at the Clubhouse, 20 St James's Place, London SW1. All crews welcome.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

Start: Société des Régates du Havre, Port de Yachts, Quai Eric Tabarly, 76600 Le Havre.

Telephone: +33 (0) 2 35 42 41 21 Fax: +33 (0) 2 35 43 50 76

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finish: SRH Representative "SRH 1"

Telephone: +44 (0)7814 597608 or +44 (0) 1489 877162

North Sea Race

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, the East Anglian Offshore Racing Association and the Yacht Club Scheveningen.

2.2 Race Date

Start: Friday 10th May 2013. First Warning Signal: 1020, near the entrance of Harwich Harbour. HW: Harwich 1257 3.9m

2.3 Classes

IRC, IRC Two-Handed, ORC, Multihull

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013. Even if a boat is entered into the North Sea Regatta, it must enter the North Sea Race through RORC's online entry system REMUS. See NoR 1.8.

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 25th April 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 2nd May 2013

2.6 ISAF OffshoreSpecial Regulations

Category 3 plus Category 2 liferaft

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.11 Course

Cork Sand Yacht Beacon - NW Roughs Tower Buoy - Roughs Tower - SE Roughs Tower Buoy - Black Deep Buoy - South Galloper - Outer Gabbard Buoy - Smith's Knoll Buoy - MSP Buoy - Scheveningen. Approximately 210 miles.

2.13 Scoring

Points Factor: 1.20. See NoR 1.12.2

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

2.14.1 IRC Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
Goeree Challenge Cup BCT IRC
Wylie Trophy IRC Z
Lutine Trophy IRC 1
Joannes Pompejus Memorial Cup IRC 2
Carter Ruck Trophy IRC 3
Jan Moreton Salver IRC 4
Golden Dragon Trophy Two-Handed Class
Smith's Knoll Trophy First long course yacht at Smith's Knoll Buoy
City of the Hague Trophy Best yacht from Yacht Club Scheveningen
C70 Trophy The Netherlands vs GB

2.14.2 ORC Trophies

Trophies will be allocated to ORC classes once the class splits for the race have been decided.

Trophy
Cruising YC of Australia Trophy
Maas Challenge Cup
Zwerver Cup
Lora Challenge Cup
Veerhaven Trophy

2.14.3 RORC Prizes

Multihulls; RORC Medallions.

2.15 Prizegiving

Sunday 12th May 2013, 1600 (local time) at the "Visafslag" (fish market) in Scheveningen. RORC medallions will be presented on Thursday 6th June, 1930 at the Clubhouse, 20 St James's Place, London SW1. All crews welcome.

2.16 Tracking

It will be mandatory for boats to carry an Offshore Tracker unit for the North Sea Race. The units are standalone and will be provided by the RORC. A signature will be required against the value of the tracker.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

Start: Royal Harwich Yacht Club, Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1AT

Telephone: +44 (0) 1473 780 319

Finish: RORC Representative: c/o Yacht Club Scheveningen, Hellingweg136, 2583 DX, Scheveningen, Netherlands.

Telephone: +31 (70) 322 88 63

North Sea Regatta 2013:

IRC and ORC Regatta

*7th May: Vuurschepen Race, Scheveningen - Harwich

*10th May: North Sea Race (RORC), Harwich - Scheveningen

*17th - 20th May: Inshore Races Scheveningen

Competitors in the Vuurschepen/Harwich Race and/or the North Sea Race and/or North Sea Regatta inshore races are entitled to a discount of 25% of the regular mooring fees in the Jachtclub Scheveningen marina during their total stay in Scheveningen in connection with the regattas.

For further information about the regatta contact: North Sea Regatta 2013, Hellingweg136, 2583 DX, Scheveningen, The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 (70) 322 71 79

Website: www.nsr.nl

Myth of Malham Race

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron

2.2 Race Date

Start: Saturday 25th May 2013. First Warning Signal: 0920, RYS Cowes, to the West. HW: Portsmouth 1204 4.8m

2.3 Classes

IRC, IRC Two-Handed, Multihull

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 9th May 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 16th May 2013

2.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 3 with RORC Prescriptions plus Category 2 liferaft; see NoR 1.5.6

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.11 Course

Eddystone Lighthouse (P), North Head and finish. Approximately 230 miles.

2.13 Scoring

Points Factor: 1.20, see NoR 1.12.2

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

2.14.1 Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
Myth of Malham Cup BCT IRC
Loujaine Cup IRC 1
Jamarella Trophy IRC 2
Maid of Malham Cup IRC 3
Ernest Moore Plate IRC 4
Ville D'Hyeres Trophy Two-Handed Class

2.14.2 RORC Prizes

Multihulls; RORC Medallions.

2.15 Prizegiving

Trophies and RORC Medallions will be presented on Thursday 6th June, 1930 at the Clubhouse, 20 St James's Place, London SW1. All crews welcome.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

The Race Office will be the RORC Cowes Office.

De Guingand Bowl Race

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Guernsey Yacht Club and the Royal Yacht Squadron.

2.2 Race Date

Start: Friday 14th June 2013. First Warning Signal: 1550 from the RYS Cowes, to the West. HW: Portsmouth 1600 4.3m

2.3 Classes

IRC, IRC Two-Handed, Multihull

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 30th May 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 6th June 2013

2.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 3 with RORC Prescriptions plus Category 2 liferaft; see NoR 1.5.6

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.11 Course

Cowes, Les Casquets, Les Hanois, Guernsey. Approximately 120 miles.

2.13 Scoring

Points Factor: 1.00, see NoR 1.12.2

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

2.14.1 Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
De Guingand Bowl BCT IRC
St Barbara Trophy IRC 1
Stewart Cup IRC 2
Auclair Memorial Trophy IRC 3
David Maufe Salver IRC 4

2.14.2 RORC Prizes

Two-Handed Class; Multihulls; RORC Medallions.

2.15 Prizegiving

Sunday 5th June 2013 at 1200 (local time) at the Guernsey Yacht Club. RORC medallions will be presented on Tuesday 30th July, 1930 at the Clubhouse, 20 St James's Place, London SW1. All crews welcome.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

Start: RORC Cowes Office.

Finish: RORC Representative: c/o Guernsey Yacht Club, Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AU, Channel Islands

Telephone: +44 (0) 1481 722838

Morgan Cup Race

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Thames Yacht Club and the Royal Yacht Squadron

2.2 Race Date

Start: Friday 28th June 2013. First Warning Signal: 1850 from the RYS Cowes, to the East. HW: Portsmouth 1636 4.7m

2.3 Classes

IRC, IRC Two-Handed, Multihull

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 13th June 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 20th June 2013

2.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 3 with RORC Prescriptions plus Category 2 liferaft; see NoR 1.5.6

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.11 Course

Cowes to Dieppe via marks. Approximately 100 - 140 miles.

2.13 Scoring

Points Factor: 1.00, see NoR 1.12.2

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

2.14.1 Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
Royal Thames Yacht Club Morgan Cup BCT IRC
RTYC Knightsbridge Cup IRC 1
RTYC Queenborough Cup IRC 2
RTYC Charles Ball Challenge Cup IRC 3
RTYC Warsash Cup IRC 4
RTYC Colin Campbell Challenge Cup Two-Handed Class
RORC Salver First Yacht Home

2.14.2 RORC Prizes

Multihulls; RORC Medallions.

2.15 Prizegiving

The Morgan Cup trophies will be presented at the Royal Thames Yacht Club prizegiving dinner on Tuesday 12th November 2013. RORC Medallions will be presented on Tuesday 30th July, 1930 at the Clubhouse, 20 St James's Place, London SW1. All crews welcome.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

Start: RORC Cowes Office.

Finish: RORC Representative: c/o Circle de la Voile de Dieppe, Quai de Carenage, 76200 Dieppe, France

Telephone: +33 (0) 2 35 84 32 99

East Coast Race

For information only. See event Notice of Race

Organising Authority

East Anglian Offshore Racing Association in association with the Royal Burnham Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club

Race Date

Start: Friday 14th June

Course

Burnham on Crouch round marks. Approximately 120 miles

RORC Season's Points Championship

The East Coast Race is part of the RORC Season's Points Championship - Points Factor 1.0. See this NoR 1.1 & 1.12.

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 3 plus Category 2 liferaft.

Website

www.eaora.org.uk

www.rbyc.org.uk

Lyver Trophy Race

For information only. See event Notice of Race

Organising Authority

Organised by Liverpool Yacht Club and Royal Dee Yacht Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club

Race Date

Start: Friday 5th July 2013, Holyhead. 1900 (TBC)

Classes

IRC, ISORA

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 3 plus Category 2 liferaft.

Course

Holyhead - Howth. Approximately 100 miles.

RORC Season's Points Championship

The Lyver Trophy Race is part of the RORC Season's Points Championship - Points Factor 1.0. See NoR 1.1 & 1.12.

Website

www.lyc.org.uk

Contact

Annie Farrell, Race Secretary

56 Navigation Wharf,

Liverpool L3 4DN

Telephone: 0151 707 1711

Mobile: 07790 137725

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IRC National Championship

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club

2.2 Regatta Date

Friday 5th July - Sunday 7th July 2013

2.2.1 Programme

8 races are scheduled

DateTimeEventHW (Portsmouth)
Friday 5th July 1025 First Warning Signal 1026 4.1m
Saturday 6th July 1025 First Warning Signal 1114 4.2m
Sunday 7th July 1025 First Warning Signal 1157 4.3m

2.3 Classes

IRC Endorsed. The class bands used in this regatta may differ from the season's offshore class bands.

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 20th June 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 27th June 2013

2.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 4 with RORC Prescriptions plus VHF Radio, the primary purpose of which is to monitor the Race Committee.

2.6.1 OSR 4.26 Heavy Weather Sails

OSR 4.26.4(g) will not apply.

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.11 Course(s)

Racing will take place in the Solent; the Sailing Instructions will define the courses.

2.12 Berthing

Berthing will not be provided. Boats wishing to berth in Cowes need to make their own arrangements. Cowes Yacht Haven - Tel. +44 (0) 1983 299 975

2.13 Scoring

Inshore Regatta the low point system of RRS Appendix A will apply. 2 races will constitute a series.

2.13.1 IRC National Championship Points:

The overall prize for the IRC National Championship will be awarded to the yacht with the lowest resultant score when the following formula is applied:
(A yacht's series score divided by (number of scored races minus 1)) divided by (Number of entries in class plus 2)

For the purposes of scoring IRC Zero and One may be combined and constitute one class.

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

2.14.1 Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
RORC IRC National Championship Trophy 1st Overall
Jackdaw Trophy 2nd Overall

2.14.3 RORC Prizes

Prizes for all classes by race.

2.15 Prizegiving

The Prizegiving will be held at 1600 on Sunday 7th July 2013 at the Events Centre - Cowes Yacht Haven.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

The Race Office will be the RORC Cowes Office.

Social

All Competitors will be welcome at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, the Island Sailing Club, Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club and the Royal London Yacht Club. For details of accommodation and dining facilities please contact the individual club. Additional social arrangements will be published in the Sailing Instructions.

Cowes - Dinard - St Malo

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo and the Royal Yacht Squadron.

2.2 Race Date

Start: Friday 12th July 2013. First Warning Signal: 1150, RYS Cowes, to the West. HW: Portsmouth 1459 4.5m

2.3 Classes

IRC, IRC Two-Handed, Multihull

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013.

In co-operation with JOG the following arrangement applies to the Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race this year: Boats in the JOG Offshore Championship may gain JOG points by a request to RORC before the race and payment of an additional £5 to which RORC will add £5 for the benefit of JOG.

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 27th June 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 4th July 2013

2.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 3 with RORC Prescriptions plus Category 2 liferaft; see NoR 1.5.6.

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.11 Course

Cowes - Casquets - Les Hanois - St Malo. Approximately 170 miles.

2.13 Scoring

Points Factor: 1.00, see NoR 1.12.2

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

2.14.1 Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
King Edward VII Cup BCT IRC
Derek Boyer Trophy 2nd BCT IRC
Lloyds of London Salver IRC Z
Noryema Trophy IRC 1
Yeoman Bowl IRC 2
Yacht Club de Dinard Trophy IRC 3
IR Trophy IRC 4
Slingshot Trophy Two-Handed Class
Sandison Memorial Salver First Yacht Home
John West Trophy* Club Challenge for two yacht teams scored in IRC Overall
Passmore Bowl BCT of the most numerous production boat class in IRC
Newcome Hoare Trophy* Best IRC yacht on corrected time with 25% of the crew under 25
Roulette Trophy Best Contessa 32 belonging to the Class Association
Spica Trophy* Best IRC 4 boat, 38ft and under, with a crew made up of at least 3 family and friends
Yacht Club de France Shield BCT in Largest Class
The Dinard Trophy 1st Multimull Home
Yachts and Yachting Cauldron BCT MOCRA Rating Rule

* These trophies are subject to specific extra conditions which are set out in a Trophy Application Form. To be eligible entrants must complete the form and lodge it with the RORC before the start of the race.

2.14.2 RORC Prizes

RORC Medallions.

2.15 Prizegiving

Sunday 14th July 2013 at 1200 (local time) at the Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo. RORC medallions will be presented on Tuesday 30th July, 1930 at the Clubhouse, 20 St James's Place, London SW1. All crews welcome.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

Start: RORC Cowes Office.

Finish: RORC representative, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo, Quai de Bajoyer 5, 35400 St. Malo.

Telephone: + 33 (0) 2 9920 2295

Course Record: 2008 ICAP Leopard 3 at 11.61 knots

Channel Race

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron

2.2 Race Date

Start: Saturday 27th July 2013. First Warning Signal: 0950, RYS Cowes, to the East. HW: Portsmouth 1607 4.8m

2.3 Divisions

IRC, IRC Two-Handed, Multihull

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 11th July 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 18th July 2013

2.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 3 with RORC Prescriptions plus Category 2 liferaft; see NoR 1.5.6

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.11 Course

Suitable course(s) will be designed to last between 24 and 36 hours. The race area will be defined in the Sailing Instructions and the Race Committee will design the course(s) in the light of prevailing weather conditions.

2.13 Scoring

Points Factor: 1.00, see NoR 1.12.2

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

2.1.4.1. Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
Channel Challenge Cup BCT IRC
Stetson Plate IRC 1
Royal Albert Yacht Club Trophy IRC 2
Royal Albert Yacht Club Trophy IRC 3
Royal Albert Yacht Club Trophy IRC 4
Assegai Bowl Two-Handed Class
Hugh Astor Trophy 1st Yacht Home
Inter Service Trophy Service Yacht with BCT

2.14.2 RORC Prizes

Multihulls; RORC Medallions.

2.15 Prizegiving

Trophies and RORC Medallions will be presented on Tuesday 30th July, 1930 at the Clubhouse, 20 St James's Place, London SW1. All crews welcome.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

The Race Office will be the RORC Cowes Office.

Rolex Fastnet Race

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Western Yacht Club and the Royal Yacht Squadron

2.2 Race Date

Start: Sunday 11th August 2013. First Warning Signal: 1150, RYS Cowes, to the West. HW: Portsmouth 1504 4.6m

2.3 Classes

IRC, IRC Two-Handed, Multihull, recognised One-Design/Open Classes (e.g. IMOCA 60, Class40, Volvo 70)

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013 1200 hrs UTC

2.4.1 Maximum Number of Entries

The maximum number of entries is 300. The RORC reserves the right to allocate further places to recognised One-Design/Open Classes racing outside of IRC.

2.4.2 Waiting List

A Waiting List will be formed once the maximum number of entries has been reached. Boats on the Waiting List will be allocated an entry as and when they become available. Preference may be given to RORC members and Competitors on the Waiting List that have met the requirements of the race.

2.4.3 Failure to Meet the Requirements of the Race

The RORC reserves the right to cancel the entry of a boat if on the Closing Date the boat or crew do not fulfil the requirements of the race.

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 18th July 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 1st August 2013

2.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 2 with RORC Prescriptions. See NoR 1.5.6

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.8 Experience Qualification

The Rolex Fastnet Race is not a race for novices. Every crew member must have experience of sailing a boat offshore and be prepared to encounter heavy weather. Competitors may be required to provide evidence of offshore experience. The minimum experience requirement is 300 nautical miles of RORC offshore racing on the boat entered into the race, completed by a minimum of 50% of the crew (but not less than 2) including the Person in Charge, and within 12 months of the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race.

To fulfil this requirement the Competitor shall enter and complete an appropriate number of RORC races before the start of the race.

When it is not reasonably possible to access RORC races, or in exceptional circumstances, an alternative method for qualification may be agreed by the RORC. A Service Yacht may qualify similarly or submit written authority from her service establishment. Proposals should be lodged with the RORC as soon as possible after entry.

2.9 Training

2.9.1 Offshore Crew Training

At least 30% of the boat's crew (but not less than 2), including the Person in Charge, must have completed training to Section 6 of the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations and gained a certificate from an ISAF approved Offshore Personal Survival Training Course. Training must have taken place after 1st January 2008.

2.9.2 First Aid Training

At least one member of the boat's crew shall hold an in-date certificate of a First Aid Training Course. The course shall comply with OSR 6.05.2 and have been completed within five years of the start of the race. The qualifications of Doctors, Paramedics or similarly trained medical professionals will be accepted, provided they are familiar with the topics in OSR Appendix N.

2.10 Skipper's Briefing

A skipper's briefing will be held in the Events Centre at Cowes Yacht Haven at 1600 on Saturday 10th August 2013. A maximum of two members of each crew may attend. For those unable to attend, the information will be broadcast on the race website: www.fastnet.rorc.org.

2.11 Course

Cowes - Fastnet Rock - Plymouth. Approximately 608 miles.

2.12 Berthing

On arrival, Competitors will be directed to a berth in Plymouth. Berthing may be in Sutton Harbour Marina, Queen Anne's Battery Marina, Plymouth Yacht Haven, Mayflower Marina, Moorings in the Cattewater or elsewhere.

The RORC will provide 48 hours of berthing from the time a boat arrives. Berthing beyond 48 hours is subject to availability and boats are liable for any further berthing fees.

2.13 Scoring

Points Factor: 1.50. See NoR 1.12.2

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

A Rolex Chronometer may be awarded to the Fastnet Challenge Cup winner and the line honours monohull winner. In the event of one boat winning both trophies only one chronometer will be presented.

2.14.1 IRC Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
Fastnet Challenge Cup BCT IRC Overall
Kees Van Dam Memorial Trophy 2nd BCT IRC Overall
Erivale Trophy First Yacht Home (IRC CK)
Erroll Bruce Cup First Yacht Home (IRC Z)
Jolie Brise Cup First Yacht Home (IRC 1-4)
Clarion Cup First British Yacht Home
Gesture Trophy IRC Canting Keel
Hong Kong Cup IRC Zero
West Mersea Yacht Club Trophy IRC One
Foxhound Cup IRC Two
Favona Cup IRC Three
Iolaire Cup IRC Four
Brunskill Trophy Best Two-Handed Yacht Overall
Berrimilla Dog Bowl Best Two-Handed Yacht in IRC Four
Alf Loomis Trophy Navigator of Best Yacht Overall
Joggernaut Trophy Best Irish Yacht Overall
Arambalza Cup Best Non British Yacht Overall
*Roger Justice Trophy Best Sailing School Yacht Overall
*Inter-Regimental Cup Best Service Yacht Overall
Whirlwind Trophy Best Swan Yacht Overall
*Bloodhound Cup Best Corporate Yacht
*Martin Illingworth Trophy Inter-Club for teams of 3 yachts nominated by an affiliated Club

2.14.2 Special Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
RORC IMOCA 60 Trophy First IMOCA 60 Home
Philip Whitehead Memorial Cup First Class40 Home
Spangle Trophy First Contessa 32
Hobo Bowl Best IRC One-Design Yacht
*The Sparkman & Stephens Trophy Best Sparkman & Stephens designed Yacht
RORC Bowl Best Swan in the Dinard/St Malo and Fastnet Races
*Royal Thames Spirit Cup First Royal Thames YC Yacht Home
*Duncan Munro Kerr Memorial Trophy Best Yacht with skipper aged between 18 and not more than 30 on11th August 2013
Iolaire Block Oldest Yacht to complete the Course
*Maite de Arambalza Trophy Best Yacht with a Female Skipper
*Dennis Doyle Memorial Salver Skipper who has done the greatest number of Fastnet Races including the current one
*Coates Scholfield Trophy The Yacht whose crew have sailed the furthest to complete the race
Ken Newman Endurance Trophy Yacht with the Greatest Elapsed Time
Galley Slaves Trophy Galley Slave of the Yacht with the Greatest Elapsed Time

2.14.3 Fastnet Rounding Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
Irish Lights Trophy First IRC Yacht on the water
*Culdrose Trophy Best IRC Service Yacht round on corrected time
Joe Powder Trophy Best IRC Yacht round on corrected time

2.14.4 Multihull Trophies

TrophyAwarded for
Yachts and Yachting Catamaran Trophy First Multihull Home
MOCRA Musters Trophy First MOCRA Rated Multihull under 50ft Home
MOCRA Crystal Trophy Best MOCRA Rated Multihull under 50ft

2.15 Prizegiving

The prizegiving will be held at 1700 on Friday 16th August at the Royal Citadel, admission by wristband only. Details of the prizegiving will be in the Sailing Instructions. RORC Medallions will be presented on Tuesday 10th September, 1930 at the RORC Clubhouse, 20 St James's Place, London SW1. All crews welcome.

2.16 Tracking

It will be mandatory for boats to carry an Offshore Tracker unit for the Rolex Fastnet Race. The units are standalone and will be provided by the RORC. A signature will be required against the value of the tracker.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

Start: RORC Cowes Office.

Finish: RORC Race Team in Plymouth. Phone numbers will be published in the Sailing Instructions.

Cherbourg Race

2.1 Organising Authority

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Yacht Club de Cherbourg and the Royal Yacht Squadron

2.2 Race Date

Start: Friday 6th September 2013. First Warning Signal: 1850, RYS Cowes, to the East. HW: Portsmouth.1255 4.7m

2.3 Classes

IRC, IRC Two-Handed, Multihull

2.4 Entry

Entry opens on the 7th January 2013

2.5 Closing Date/Rating Deadline

Closing Date: Thursday 22nd August 2013

Rating Deadline: Thursday 29th August 2013

2.6 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 3 with RORC Prescriptions plus Category 2 liferaft. See NoR 1.5.6

2.7 Stability and Safety Indices

See NoR 1.6 Stability and Safety Indices

2.11 Course

Cowes to Cherbourg via marks. Approximately 75 - 120 miles.

2.13 Scoring

Points Factor: 1.00, see NoR 1.12.2

2.14 Race Prizes and Trophies

2.14.1 Trophies

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2.14.2 RORC Prizes

Multihulls; RORC Medallions.

2.15 Prizegiving

In Cherbourg as soon as possible after the race. RORC Medallions will be presented on Tuesday 10th September, 1930 at the Clubhouse, 20 St James's Place, London SW1. All crews welcome.

Notices to Competitors

(Notices are for information and do not rank as part of this Notice of Race)

Race Office

Start: RORC Cowes Office.

Finish: RORC Representative: C/O Yacht Club de Cherbourg, Port Chantereyne, 50100, Cherbourg. Tel: +33 (0) 2 33 94 28 05

Races Organised under the Auspices of the RORC

See individual event Notice of Race for full details

San Fernando Race

Organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Race Date

Start: Wednesday 27th March 2013. First Warning Signal: 1210.

Course

Hong Kong to Luzon, Philippines. Approximately 500 miles.

Divisions

IRC, HKPN

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 1

Entry

Please enter through the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (www.rhkyc.org.hk)

Tel: +852 22 3903 62

Website

www.sanfernandorace.com

Rolex Middle Sea Race

Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club

Race Date

Start: Saturday 19th October 2013. First Warning Signal: 1050 Grand Harbour, Malta.

Course

Starting from Malta, boats will sail a course leaving to port the Island of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands (including Strombolicchio), the Egadi Islands (except Marettimo Island), Pantelleria and Lampedusa Islands, through the South Comino Channel, keeping Malta to starboard, to the finish in Malta. The Islands of Ustica, Linosa and Lampione are not marks of the course. Approximately 606 miles.

Divisions

IRC and ORC

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations

Category 2

Entry

Please enter through the Royal Malta Yacht Club

Tel: +356 21 33 31 09

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Website

www.rolexmiddlesearace.com

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta

Organised by the Royal Selangor Yacht Club

Regatta Date

TBC

Schedule

The regatta includes three passage races: Port Klang - Pangkor, Pangkor - Penang, Penang - Langkawi. Interspersed will be a number of harbour races.

Divisions

IRC, Cruising & Multihull

Offshore Special Regulations

Offshore Special Regulations Category 3

Entry

Entry forms are available from the regatta website or from the Royal Selangor Yacht Club

Tel: +603 31 68 69 64

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Website

www.rmsir.com

ARC 2012 (RORC Racing division)

Organised by the World Cruising Club

Race Date

Start: Sunday 24th November 2013, 1300, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Course

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Rodney Bay, St Lucia. Approximately 2700 miles.

Divisions

RORC Racing Division (IRC) and Invitational Racing Division (IRC).

Offshore Special Regulations

Offshore Special Regulations Category 1 plus ARC Mandatory Safety Equipment & RORC Prescriptions.

Entry

Participants should enter the event online or by completing the official entry form available from the World Cruising Club.

Tel: +44 (0) 1983 296060

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Website

www.worldcruising.com

Appendix 1 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations and RORC Prescriptions

2013 RORC Notice of RaceThe ISAF Offshore Special Regulations and RORC prescriptions are available in the Notice of Race Document. Alternatively, you can view or download individual extract files from our Special Regulations section on the website.

To download the complete Notice of Race including ISAF Offshore Special Regulations, please use the following link:

pdf2013 RORC Notice of Race3.9 MB20/12/2012

RORC Office Locations Map
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place
London
SW1A 1NN
UK

 +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 295 144
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Cowes Clubhouse


The Parade
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE
UK

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
 +44 (0) 1590 679478
 http://www.rorcrating.com

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