Multihull Regatta Phuket

The 2018 Multihull Solutions Regatta will take place from Thursday the 12th July with registration and racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and an awards ceremony and party on Sunday the 15th July 2018.

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The 2018 Multihull Solutions Regatta will take place from Thursday the 12th July with registration and racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and an awards ceremony and party on Sunday the 15th July 2018.

ORGANISING AUTHORITY.
The Regatta is organised by the Phuket Yacht Club (PYC) under the auspices of the Yacht Racing

Authority of Thailand

1. RULES

1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing,
and by:
1.2. The OMR Rule and the PYC Performance Handicap Rule for Multihulls. OMR
measurer, Mark Pescott – [email protected]
1.3. RRS 52, Manual Power, shall not apply for yachts racing in the Multihull
Classes. The use of stored power for the hoisting of mainsails, or the reefing or
furling of sails need not be declared. Multihull Boats using stored power for the
adjustment or operation of running rigging shall declare this to the OMR Rating
Authority.
1.4. The Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class Rules, Firefly Class rep. Ian Coulson
[email protected]
1.5. This Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions
1.6. In case of conflict, the Sailing Instructions will prevail (this changes RRS Rule 63.7).
1.7. Boats shall comply with World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Appendix B in
daylight hours except that:
1.8. All boats shall carry an operational marine band VHF radio and monitor the
designated channels from 30 minutes before any scheduled start until after
finishing.
1.9. Boats racing on a one-design certificate shall comply with their class safety
regulations, sail limitations and other regulations where they differ from World
Sailing Special Regulations.
1.10. No national prescriptions will apply.
1.11. Boats maybe required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing
authority.
Multihull Solutions Regatta – Phuket 2018 – Notice of Race 2

2. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRIES

2.1. The Regatta is open to all multihulls (catamarans and trimarans) with a length
overall of greater than 6 meters that are acceptable to the Race Committee.
2.2. A minimum of 5 boats are required to constitute a class or division. If less than the
required minimum entrants are received the RC may amalgamate classes. The RC
reserves the right to adjust the eligibility criteria and/or reallocation of boats in
the interests of fair competition. The determination of eligibility criteria and the
allocation of boats to particular classes or divisions shall not be grounds for protest
or redress. (This changes RRS Rules 60.1(b) and 62.1).
2.3. The Regatta will have the following classes (subject to entries received):
Class 1 Racing Multihulls with valid OMR ratings.
Class 2 Firefly 850 Sports One Design
Class 3 Corsair Pulse 600 One Design
Class 4 Open Multihulls. Using the PYC Regatta Performance System.
2.4. Boats racing in the Open Multihull division shall be Cruising Multihulls who do not
hold a current OMR Rating. Boats will be allocated a base handicap by the race
committee based on the principals of the OMR Rating System. A boat’s rating may
be adjusted during racing (using PYC Regatta Performance System after each race,
based on her performance in that race, her base rating and the series to date).
2.5. Classes may be altered, amalgamated or divided at the discretion of the Race
Committee. Specifically, all boats of a particular design shall race in the same
class at the direction of the Race Committee.
2.6. Application for entry shall be made on the official Entry Form, which is available at
PYC and online from this site. Entries should be submitted to online at
www.phuketyachtclub.com Entries may be made up until close of registration at
20.00 on Thursday, July 12 2018.
2.7. Early Bird discounted entry until 15th June 4,500 THB boat entry and including
skipper and 2,000 THB per crew. Full price after June 15th 7,000 THB boat entry
and including skipper and 2,500 THB each participating crew member. There will
also be a fee payable by supporters participating in any of the official functions of
the Regatta.

3. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

3.1. Signals made ashore will be displayed on a flag mast carrying the regatta flag, at
the beach front of the Phuket Yacht Club.
3.2. When flag AP is displayed ashore, "1 minute" is replaced with "not less than 30
minutes" in race signal AP.
3.3. When a signal is displayed over a class flag(s), it applies to that class(es) only.
Multihull Solutions Regatta – Phuket 2018 – Notice of Race 3

4. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The following is the proposed schedule for the 2018 Regatta events and racing:
Thursday 12 July 2018 Registration Day
1600 – 2000 Registration at PYC
1800 Skippers Briefing and Weigh-In at PYC
Friday 13 July 2018 Race Day One - (Maximum 3 Races Scheduled)
1100 First Warning Signal
1700 Prize giving at PYC
Saturday 14 July 2018 Race Day Two - (Maximum 3 Races Scheduled)
1100 First Warning Signal
1700 Prize giving at PYC
Sunday 15 July 2018 Race Day Three - (Maximum 3 Races Scheduled)
1100 First Warning Signal
1800 Prize giving Ceremony
The Organisers reserve the right to amend this schedule.

5. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration.

6. COURSES

6.1. Racing will take place in or in the environs of Ao Chalong.
6.2. The courses to be sailed will be based on Coastal, Trapezoid, Windward/Leeward,
or Triangle formats and will be decided depending on weather conditions.
6.3. Course diagrams will be issued with the Sailing Instructions.
7. PENALTY SYSTEM
7.1. For all classes, RSS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by
the One-Turn Penalty.
7.2. For the breach not involving RRS Part 2, the penalty is at the discretion of the
protest committee, which may be less than disqualification. This changes Rule
64.1.

8. SCORING

8.1. For all classes, a maximum 9 races are scheduled.
8.2. Two races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
8.3. Scoring for the Racing Class may be “duel scored” using the OMR Rule and the PYC
Regatta Performance Systems. A boat’s rating may be adjusted under the PYCRPS
based on her performance in the race, her base rating and the series to date.
8.4. If less than 5 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her
race scores
8.5. If 5 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores
less her worse score.


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