Regatta 2019

Tenby Sailing Club Regatta 2019 - Saturday 22nd June

Entry Fee per Boat - Weekend £20 Day £10 Juniors £5

Dinghy start

Time / Signal / Class / Flag
12:30 / Warning / All dinghies / ‘V’ UP
12:31 / Preparatory / All / P UP
12:34 / 1 Min Warning / All / P DOWN
12:35 / START / All / ‘V’ DOWN

1. Organizing Authority
Tenby Sailing Club Limited

2. Rules
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing. In the case of conflict between the rules and these sailing instructions, the sailing instructions shall prevail.

3. Notices to Competitors
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board situated immediately outside the Tenby Sailing Club clubhouse.

4 Changes to sailing instructions
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 09:00hrs on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 20:00hrs on the day before it will take effect.

a. Signals made ashore will be displayed at Club Flagpole.
b. When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in race signal AP.
c. When flag Y is displayed ashore, rule 40 applies at all times while afloat. This changes the Part 4 preamble.

a. 3 Races Back to Back with first race scheduled for 12:35 start (12:30 warning signal) followed by two further races starting as soon as possible after the preceding race.

b. When more than one race (or sequence or races) will be held on the same day, the warning signal for each succeeding race will be made as soon as practicable. To alert boats that another race or sequence of races will begin soon, the orange flag will be displayed for at least four minutes before a warning signal is displayed.

a. The diagrams in Attachment 1 show the courses, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.
b. No later than the warning signal, the race committee signal boat will display the approximate compass bearing from the committee boat to Mark 1.

a. Marks 1, 2, and 3 will be cylindrical orange inflatables.
b. Start STBD mark will be a Dan Buoy with flag.

a. Races will be started by using rule 26.
b. The starting line will be between the staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee boat at the port end and Dan buoy with flag at the STBD end.
c. A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start. This changes rule A4.1.

a. The finishing line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee boat at the starboard end and Mark 3 at the port end of the line.
b. Finishing Procedure. The races will be run on an average lap time system. Competitors sail around the course until the race officer signals an end to the race by raising a blue flag. At this point the competitors finish the lap they are on and an average time per lap is found.
c. Each finisher will receive a sound signal. If you do NOT receive a sound signal, you have not finished and should continue until you do. If you are a backmarker in a class, you may receive a sound signal before the leader of your class. This means that you are a lap or more behind and will be given an average lap time in computing your Corrected Time. Boats can expect to be finished after approximately 50 minutes of sailing time.
d. As provided in Rule 67, the protest committee may, without a hearing, penalize a boat that has broken Rule 42.

a. Time limit for all classes is 1hr 30 mins.
b. Boats failing to finish within the time limit will be scored Did Not Finish. This changes rules 35 and A4.1. Separate time limits apply for the Round the Island race.

a. Protest forms are available at the race office. Protests shall be delivered there within the protest time limit.
b. For each class, the protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day. [The same protest time limit applies to all protests by the race committee and protest committee and to requests for redress. This changes rules 61.3 and 62.2.]
c. Notices will be posted within 30 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the top floor office.
d. Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).
e. A list of boats that, under instruction 13.4, have acknowledged breaking rule 42 or have been disqualified by the protest committee will be posted before the protest time limit.
f. For the purpose of rule 64.3(b) the ‘authority responsible’ is the measurer appointed by the organizing authority.
g. Breaches of instructions 4.c, 9.c, 17, will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This changes rule 60.1(a). Penalties for these breaches may be less than disqualification if the protest committee so decides.
h. On the last day of the regatta a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered
(a) Within the protest time limit if the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on the previous day;
(b) no later than 30 minutes after the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on that day.
This changes rule 66.

As per appendix a RRS 2017 All Races to count in regatta.
Check-in and check-out: Declaration System
a. A Tally System will be in use as a means of SAFETY only. Helms will each post a tally in a tally box on leaving the shore. On returning to shore all helms must immediately post their tallies in a tally box indicating their safe arrival at the dinghy park. Persons that fail to comply shall be disqualified or may accept an alternative penalty by making a donation of £5 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution before the expiry of the time allowed to register a protest
b. All sailors who retires, complete a 1 or 2 turn penalty will be required to declare so for each race by signing a declaration form.
c. The Tally Board and declaration sheets will be located near the club entrance steps.

14.2 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

a. A team shall constitute 5 sailing dinghies with a Portsmouth Yardstick Number of 1145 and lower.
b. To qualify for a team result/finish, all team members must enter all races including Around Caldey Island Race.
c. Each Team must complete a Team Entry Form
d. If a dinghy entered does not have a current Portsmouth Yardstick Number the Race committee may issue a PY for the Regatta if the relevant race based information is available. Such information can be gathered from Race Management programs such as HAL’s, Sailwave, Historic RYA PY’s etc.
e. Individual team members will also be eligible for all single prizes and trophies throughout the Regatta Weekend.
f. All races will be scored under the Average Lap Handicap System
g. All teams shall start with the main Regatta Fleet.
h. No discards are available for the Team Prize. All 5 dinghy points as scored in each of the 4 individual races will count in the final team position.

a. Tenby Sailing Club Trophies and prizes for single entries will be awarded depending on number of entrants.
b. Team Prize £500 for overall WINNING TEAM.

Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone”.
Sailing is by its nature is an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:

a. They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
b. They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
c. They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
d. Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
e. The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the organizer does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
f. The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;
g. Their boat is adequately insured, with cover of at least £3 million or the equivalent per event against third party claims;
h. They are responsible to familiarize themselves with any risks specific to this venue or this event drawn to their attention in any rules or information produced for the venue or event and to attend any safety briefing held at the event;


Tenby Round Caldey & St Margaret’s Island Race - Sunday 23rd June 2019
In suitable weather conditions the race may be extended. See notice board!

Time / Class / Meaning / Flag
11:55 / Cruisers/Keel Boats / 5 min warning / U, UP
11:56 / Cruisers/Keel Boats / 4 min warning / P, UP
11:59 / Cruisers/Keel Boats / 1 min warning / P, DOWN
12:00 / Cruisers/Keel Boats Start / ‘U’ DOWN
12:10 / Dinghies / 5 min warning / ‘V’ UP
12:11 / Dinghies / 4 min warning / P, UP
12:14 / Dinghies / 1 min warning / P, DOWN
12:15 / Dinghies / Start / ‘V’ DOWN

Long distance race
Dinghies with PY 1145 or higher. See notice board for course

NOTE: Competitors Attention is drawn to the DANGER of sailing close to the reef, which extends between Caldey and St Margarets islands. Both Islands are marks of the course.

Starting and Finishing Line
The Start and Finish line will be between 2 cylindrical orange inflatables
(See Notice Board at TSC)

Course (See Notice Board at TSC)
Start line,
Caldey Island and St Margarets Island to port and possible cylindrical orange inflatable marks as are stipulated in the race briefing.
Finish line
Alternative Course after the Start:
In the event of an increase or a change in the direction of the wind, which may then become a hazard after the race has started, the race committee may order the following procedure.
At a position off Giltar point, a committee boat will fly the flag C and give THREE sound signals (gun or horn)
The competing boats will then change to the following course:-
Eel point to port (green navigational buoy)
North high cliff buoy to port (black and yellow navigational buoy)
Cylindrical orange inflatable mark in the direction of Monkstone Point to port

Overall time limit 5 Hours or 3 hours after the First boat crosses the finish line, whichever is the earlier. This alters RRS Rule 35.

Tenby Sailing Club Entry Form 2019
Permanent Address
Tel no.

Sail No Colour
Hull Colour Portsmouth yardstick
Home Sailing Club
Age (if under 18)
Entry Fee Paid Boat Name
Race entered Regatta Round Caldey Team Name
1. I agree to be bound by ‘The racing rules of sailing’ and by all other rules that govern the event including R.Y.A prescriptions.
2. I declare that I hold a valid current certificate of insurance, including third party liability cover to £3,000,000 which covers me whilst racing and that will continue to do so whilst engaged in racing at Tenby sailing club.
3. The safety of the boat and the entire management including insurance shall be the sole responsibility of the owner/person in charge who must ensure that the boat and her crew are adequate to face the conditions that may arise in the course of the race. Neither this notice of race nor any inspection of the boat limits or reduces the absolute responsibility of the owner/person in charge for the crew, the boat and her management. The race organizers shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury however caused to the owner/person in charge or crew, as a result of taking part in the race or races. Moreover, every owner/person in charge warrants the suitability of the boat for the race or races.
4. By signing this form you give consent to process and store your information in line with our GDPR policy available ro view on our website

Signature of parent /guardian if under 18 yrs.
Trophy won Prize money won


Team Entry Form Regatta 2019

Team Name


Boat class PY Sail No Helm

Boat R1 R2 R3 R4 total
Grand Total


Tenby Sailing Club Official use only

Total Points_______________________ Overall Position_____________________

Prize money won___________________ PRO Signature____________________