NOTE . The NORs have been updated 13th August 2019 to include a time schedule for the last day of the regatta. The event is now a 4 day regatta from Friday 25th to Monday 28th October. Monday the 28th is a Thai public holiday.
PLATU CUP Regatta 25th – 28th October 2019
NOTICE OF RACE …..updated 11th Sept 2019
OCEAN MARINA YACHT CLUB, PATTAYA ,THAILAND
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 www.yachtsinthailand.com / Championship 2019/ Platu Cup2019 section, at least one week before the event.
2.ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
Entry fee will be 8,000 baht (250 USD) per boat plus 2,000 (65 USD) 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
Wednesday/Thursday… 23/24th October 2019
Registration and weigh in 09.00 to 17.00 hrs
Friday ……..25th October Race day 1
08.00 – 09.30 hrs registration, measurement and boat preparation
09.30 Skippers briefing
11.00 hrs First Warning signal, max. 6 races, first race will be a practise race.
Free beer and snacks immediately after racing
Saturday……26th October Race day 2
11.00 First warning signal ….max. 6 races
Free beer and snacks immediately after racing
Sunday……..27th October Race day 3
11.00 first warning signal… max. 6 races
Free beer and snacks immediately after racing.
Monday………28th October Race day 4
11.00 first warning signal max. 4 races. Last race finish will be timed so that all boats can be back in the marina by 15.00 hours. and the awards presentation is scheduled for no later than 16.00 hours.
Free beer and snacks available as soon as you land.
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 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.. 30 to 60 minutes duration. Three races shall be completed to constitute a series. One drop score will be allowed (if 7 or more races are scored)
The Platu 25 Class Rules 2018 as amended by the Thailand National Class Association shall apply. Both available on www.yachtsinthailand.com
Note… max crew weight 420 kilos.
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.
8.3 Any number of the jury may be available by video link only.
9. AWARDS…………Trophies shall be awarded to the first three boats, subject to 5 entries.
10. ADVERTISING Without limitation, the Organizing 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 liability whatsoever for any loss of life, property, personal injury, or damage caused by or arising out of the Regatta. Participants compete entirely at their own risk.