*** Notice of Race – Summer Series 2020 ***

 Dublin Bay Sailing Club

NOTICE OF RACE Summer Series 2020   

Please note amended first Thursday date.

First DBSC Races

Saturday 25th April:  Tuesday: 28th April:  Wednesday (Water Wags) 29th April:  Thursday 30th April:

Last DBSC Races

Tuesday 25th August: Thursday: 27th August: Saturday 26th September

Full details will be published in a further Racing Schedule in Yearbook.

1 Rules

1.1 All racing will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of Irish Sailing, the rules of each class concerned (except as any of the above are altered by the sailing instruction) there may also be some other changes to the RRS. These will be noted in the Sailing Instructions

1.2 Where appropriate, class rules are amended by these sailing instructions to allow the use of VHF radio and GPS.

2 Advertising

2.1 The Committee reserve the right to refuse entries from boats which display advertising that the Committee deem inappropriate

3 Conditions of entry

3.1 A boat shall not be eligible to race until a properly completed entry form and entry fee have been accepted by the Hon. Secretary. All communications will be directed to the person first named in the entry form.

3.2 Boats racing in cruiser classes will not be included in the results unless a current ECHO or IRC handicap has been issued by Irish Sailing.

3.3 A boat in cruiser classes 0,1,2,3and 5 shall not be eligible to race unless (a) she is fitted with lying down bunks for two people and sitting down accommodation for four people, (b) she is capable of racing around the Burford marks in wind force 6 and can cope with wind force 8 conditions, (c) she is a monohulled boat.

3.4 DBSC recommends that boats entered for DBSC racing should also enroll in their local class association.

3.5 Boats visiting the area to compete in local club events or championship races, or making a temporary stop in a waterfront club or marina while on a passage, may enter for DBSC racing for a period of up to 14 days. The current entry fee is €50. This fee must be paid and a visitor’s entry form and declaration (obtainable from the Hon Secretary), be completed before racing.

3.6 After the start of the season, late entries must reach the Hon. Secretary seven full days preceding the day the boat concerned intends racing.

4 Scoring System

4.1 All races will be scored using the low point system as per RRSA4

5 Disclaimer of Liability

5.1 It shall be the sole responsibility of each boat’s skipper to decide whether or not to start or continue to race: and each owner/helm shall sail or race his/her boat entirely at his/her own risk; and that Dublin Bay Sailing Club Ltd. and its committee, race officers and organisers shall not be liable in the event of any accident or mishap. All Yachts shall be adequately covered by 3rd party liability insurance.

5.2 The Committee reserves the right to accept or reject a boat or Skipper’s entry on grounds of safety or other such grounds as they deem appropriate.

6 Sailing Instructions

6.1 Sailing Instructions will be available before commencement of racing.

6.2 Sailing Instructions and amendments may also be posted on dbsc.ie

7 Venue

7.1 Racing area is denoted in the yearbook DBSC Racing Marks 2020.

8 Courses

8.1 There will be fixed mark, and other laid courses as per course cards and special instructions.

Entries online at www.dbsc.ie

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