Transworlds regatta 2020

Transworlds Regatta  5th to 8th March 2020

at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya Thailand.

Training week from 25th February 2020.

This event is becoming more popular and competitive. Crews come from all over the world to compete but also there is a 5 day training course held the week before the regatta. Run by Mati Sepp, himself a world Champion, this is an opportunity to learn the finer points of yacht racing. If you want details email [email protected]

NOR’s will be posted to this site during October. but basically the event will be four days of close racing over short courses designed to provide the most exciting One Design racing available anywhere. Lots of races, lots of fun and all based at one of South East Asia’s top marinas. We provide all the help you need on site to keep your boat in top racing condition throughout the regatta.

NOTICE OF RACE …..as at Oct 8th 2019.

Platu Transworlds 5-8th March 2020

ORGANISING AUTHORITY

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 Transworld” as the subject.

Telephone: +66 (0) 878 25 00 11

RULES

  • The 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 and as amended by the Sailing Instructions. Note crew max weight is 420 kilos.

  • Between the hours of local sunset and sunrise the International Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea shall
  • The World Sailing Special Regulations Appendix J, Category 5 Special Regulations shall apply to all 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.
  • All yachts MUST have a functioning VHF Marine Band Radio, capable of monitoring channels 16 and 72.
  • Advertising on a boat or by its crew is permitted in accordance with the ISAF advertising code, formerly known as Category
  • 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
  • The Sailing Instructions will be available at registration & at www.yachtsinthailand.com / Championship 2019/Transworld section, at least one week before the event.
    1. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

Entry fee will be 8,500 baht per boat plus 2,500 baht party costs per crew member. All fees above include vat.

  1. SCHEDULE

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

008.00 3rd March until 09.30  5th March 2020

registration, measurement, weigh in and boat preparation

5th March 2020  RACE DAY 1

08.00-09.30  Registration

09.30 skippers briefing

11.00 warning signal maximum 6 races

The first race will be a practice race without scoring points.

Free beer and snacks straight after racing

6th March 2020  RACE DAY 2

11.00 first warning signal..maximum 6 races

free beer and snacks straight after racing

7th March 2020 RACE DAY 3

11.00 first warning signal..maximum 6 races

Free beer and snacks straight after racing

8th March 2020  RACE  DAY 4

10.30 first warning signal… maximum 4 races

A race will not be started after 14.00 hours

The final race will be a double points scoring race.

Straight after racing, Free beer and snacks

Results and awards at 16.00 hours

 

  1. COURSES.
  2. 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.
  3. SCORING
    1. The regatta will be scored as provided in Appendix A of the Racing Rules using the Low Point system. The last race will be a double points scoring race. Three races shall be completed to constitute a series. No drop scores.
    2. Maximum 22 races.
  4. CLASS SYSTEM
    1. The Platu 25 Class Rules 2018 as amended by the Thailand National Class Association shall apply. Both available on www.yachtsinthailand.com

Please note max crew weight is 420 kilos.

  1. INSPECTION
  2. Yachts shall be liable for inspection in accordance with applicable safety and measurement requirements.
  3. JURY
    1. A Jury shall be appointed in accordance with RRS Appendix M.
    2. Decisions of the jury shall be final as provided in rule 70.5.
    3. Any number of the jury may be available by video link only.
  4. AWARDS
    1. Trophies shall be awarded to the first three boats.

9      DISCLAIMER

    1. 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.
    2. The Yacht Racing Association of Thailand hereby prescribes that, advertising is allowed pursuant to the ISAF Advertising Code, formerly known as Category C. However, prior approval of the Organizing Committee of the Regattas shall be required for any advertising in addition to that permitted by ISAF.
    3. 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.
    4. Ends

Kev Scott Platu Class co-ordinator for Thailand.

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