Platu Cup 2018

PLATU CUP Regatta                                                                                                             page 1 of 2


13/14/15th October 2018

NOTICE OF RACE …..updated Sept 29th 2018


The racing is organised by the Platu National Class Association in conjunction with Ocean Marina Yacht Club under the auspices of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand. They will be held in the waters off the Ocean Marina, Na- Jomtien, Thailand.

All enquiries should be addressed to: Mr. Kevin Scott

E-mail: [email protected] Please state “Platu Cup” as the subject. Telephone: +66 (0) 878 25 00 11


1/1The Regatta will be  governed by: The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS),

No national prescriptions shall apply.

The Platu 25 Class Rules 2018 as amended by the NCA of Thailand. This Notice of Race as amended by the Sailing Instructions. All amendments to NORs or SI’s will be displayed in the marina office window by 20.00 hrs the previous day

1/2 Between the hours of local sunset and sunrise the International Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea shall apply.

1/3 The World Sailing Special Regulations Appendix J, Category 5 Special Regulations shall apply to all yachts. These shall include, but may not be restricted to the following: yachts must carry a suitable engine and adequate fuel, anchor and towing lines as well as lifejackets for all crew. The participating yachts must adhere to reporting schedules, minimum drinking water requirements, if any. Additional safety rules, if any, will be available from the organizing committee before racing.

1/4 All yachts must have a functioning VHF Marine Band Radio, capable of monitoring channels 16 and 72.

1/5 Advertising on a boat or by its crew is permitted in accordance with the World Sailing advertising code, formerly known as Category C.

1/6 The Organizing Committee may require all participating boats to display the event sponsor’s advertising on the first 20% percent of the hull and the first 20% of the mainsail boom plus a sponsor’s flag of maximum size 500 mm x 750 mm on the backstay.

1/7 The Sailing Instructions will be available at registration & at / Championship 2018/  Platu Cup2017 section, at least one week before the event.


Entry fee will be 7,500 baht per boat plus 1,700  party costs per crew member.

All fees include VAT.


This is the proposed schedule for the event. However the Organizing Committee reserves the right to amend this schedule, and any other rules, with the Sailing Instructions

13th October 2018 Saturday

09.00 – 17.00 hrs registration, measurement and boat preparation

11.30 hrs Skippers briefing for practise regatta

13.00 hrs First Warning signal of Mini Regatta ( max 3 races)

Free beer and snacks after racing

14th October 2018 RACE DAY 1  Sunday

08.00-09.30  Registration and weigh in

09.30 skippers briefing for Platu Cup Regatta

11.00 First  warning signal ….maximum of 8 races

Free beer and snacks after racing

Continued overleaf

15th October 2018 ..RACE DAY 2 Monday Thai Holiday

  11.00 first warning signal… maximum of 6 races

Free beer and snacks after racing.

Awards presentation as soon as possible after racing.


The racing area will be in front of the Ocean Marina Pattaya. A description of courses to be used will be issued at registration. The courses will be inshore or coastal windward leewards at the discretion of the organizers. The course(s) will be chosen to take into account the prevailing, or forecasted weather conditions on the day of the race.


The regatta will be scored as provided in Appendix A of the Racing Rules using the Low Point system except the last race of the regatta will be a double points scoring race. Races will be approx.. 25 minutes duration. Three races shall be completed to constitute a series. No drop scores.

Maximum 14 races.


The Platu 25 Class Rules 2018, as amended by the Thailand National Class Association shall apply. Both available on


Yachts shall be liable for inspection in accordance with applicable safety and measurement requirements.


8/1 Jury shall be appointed in accordance with RRS Appendix M.

8/2 Decisions of the jury shall be final as provided in rule 70.5.

8/3Any number of the jury may be available by video link only.


Trophies shall be awarded to the first three boats.


The Yacht Racing Association of Thailand hereby prescribes that advertising is allowed pursuant to the World Sailing Advertising code formerly known as category C. However, prior approval of the Organising Committee of the Ragattas shall be required for any advertising in addition to that permitted by World Sailing.

10/2 Without limitation the Organising committee is expected to disapprove  any advertising it deems in conflict with Thai Laws or customs and may disapprove advertising in conflict with the products of event sponsors.

11 Disclaimer

The organizing committee , the race committee, the regatta sponsors and their representatives , officers, members and volunteers accept no responsibility whatsoever for any loss of life, property, pesonal injury or damage by or arising out of the regatta. Participants compete entirely at their own risk.



SAILING INSTRUCTIONS Platu Cup 13/14/15th October 2018

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS   Platu Cup  13/14/15 October  2018         page 1 of 2

Issued 8th April 2018

the first round of 4 for the “” , One Design, Platu, Championship of Thailand 2018


The racing is organized by the Ocean Marina Yacht Club under the auspices of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand. It will be held in the waters off the Ocean Marina, Na-Jomtien.

  1. RULES

1.1 The Regattas will be governed by:

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS),

The Platu Class Rules 2018 as amended by the Thailand National Class Association ,


2.1 All boats shall be identified by their Hull number of three digits, on the bow and minimum 30cms high .


Notices to competitors will be posted on the official Notice Board in the window of the Marina Office.


4.1. Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted by 20:00 hours on the day before it will take effect, including any change to the schedule of races.

4.2.  late changes to the sailing instructions may be made on ch 72 prior to the warning signal .Using flag L from C Boat means ‘follow me’


5.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed on a flag mast at Ocean Marina Yacht Club at the entrance to the quays.

5.2 When Flag AP is displayed ashore, “one minute” is replaced with “not less than 60 minutes”.


6.1 There will be a maximum of three practise races on Saturday 13th October 2018 1st. Warning signal 13:00 hrs……..  skippers briefing at 11.30 hrs

This will be a one day regatta with an award. It is not a part of the 2 day Platu Cup.

6.2 Race day 1  maximum eight races on Sunday 14th October  First warning signal 11.00 hrs   ……..skippers briefing at 09.30 hrs

6.3 Race day 2  maximum six races on Monday 15th October. First warning signal 11.00 hrs   Thai Holiday.


7.1. The class flag  will be: Blue P on white


8.1. The racing area will be offshore from Ocean Marina.


9.1 WINDWARD-LEEWARD COURSES – These courses, formed by three marks, will be as shown in the diagrams/course descriptions as outlined in Attachment 1, below. The windward mark shall be rounded to port. The two leeward marks 2 and 3 will constitute a gate. Go through the gate and leave 2 to starboard or 3 to port.

  1. MARKS

10.1 The marks of the course will be

Windward Mk – Yellow cube (change Mk- Yellow cylinder), leeward gate-2 yellow cubes-

10.2 The start pin will be an orange round buoy and the finish pin a white round buoy.


11.1 When a second, and subsequent races are to be started on the same day the warning signal to start will be preceded by the display of a postponement signal for at least 5 minutes. This instruction will not apply after a general recall or abandonment.

11.3 The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Starting Boat at the starboard end and the port end starting mark.

11.4 A boat starting later than four minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start. This changes rule RRS A 4.1.


To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new windward mark and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. The change will be signalled before the leading boat has begun the leg, although the new mark may not yet be in position. Any mark to be rounded after rounding the new mark may be relocated without further signalling to maintain the course configuration. When in a subsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark. The replacement windward mark will be a yellow cylinder.


13.1. The finishing line will be between the staff displaying a blue flag on the Finishing Vessel at the Starboard end and the white pin end finishing mark.


14.1 The provisions of RRS 44.1 and 44.2 shall not apply and a penalty will be one turn, inc. one tack and one gybe.

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14.2 Unless otherwise prescribed in these Sailing Instructions, for infringements of the RRS, other than RRS PART 2 “WHEN BOATS MEET ” the Jury may award a penalty of less than disqualification.


15.1 The time limit for the windward/leeward courses shall be 1 hour or 20 minutes after the first boat finishes.


16.1 Protest forms are available from the race office. Protests and Requests for Redress shall be delivered there within the protest time limit.

16.2 The protest time limit is 90 minutes after the last boat in the class has finished the last race of the day.

16.3 Notices will be given within 30 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses.

16.4 Requests for redress or reopening of a hearing will only be accepted up to 30 minutes after close of protest time on the final day of racing.

16.6 There will be No Request For Redress against OCS decisions. This alters RRS 62.1(a).

17 For the Yachts in Thailand, One Design, Platu Championship 2018, yachts shall be scored based on their team name. Change of skipper and or boat during the series will be allowed, subject to the approval of the organizing committee.


18.1 A yacht shall neither make radio transmissions whilst racing nor receive radio communications, not available to all boats except as described in SI, 18.3

18.2 A yacht retiring from a race must at the earliest opportunity notify the Race Committee of this by hail, message, VHF on Channel 72 or cellular phone on the number provided by the committee .

18.3 Any radio communications by the Race committee, any naming or misnaming of boats &/or their numbers, colours, designs, logos, or shapes cannot be used as evidence in any redress hearing.

This changes RRS 62.1 (a).


19.1 In case of shortened course, the finish line will be between a staff displaying shorten course flag S and the nearby rounding mark.


20 .1. Prizes will be awarded for the first three yachts, overall.

20.2. Other prizes may be awarded .

Attachment 1

(Reference Sailing Instructions Paragraph 9.1)



                                  Mk 1





                              2        3


o———- CB ————o

Start            Finish


Course 1 will be    START-mk 1-FINISH

Course 2 will be    START-mk 1-GATE 2/3-mk 1-FINISH

Course 3 will be    START-mk 1-GATE 2/3-mk 1-GATE 2/3-mk 1-FINISH


Mark 1 (windward mark) – rounded to port,  Through Gate 2/3 – leave either 2 to starboard or 3 to port.

CB …………….start/finish boat


skippers briefing …for practice regatta will be at 11.30 hrs Saturday 13th October 2018

warning signal 13.00 hrs

                             …for the Platu Cup regatta, 09.30 Sunday 14th October 2018.

                                Warning signal 11.00 hrs 



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