Hobie 16 Nationals 2019

Hobie 16 Nationals 2019

27 April 2019 00:00 - 30 April 2019 06:00

Hobie 16 Nationals 2019

Hobie 16 Nationals 2019


 PYC SAS Hobie 16 KZN National Championship 2019

Will be sailed at

Point Yacht Club (Vetch’s Beach), Offshore, Durban


27th April 2019 to the 30th April 2019


The Regatta is organized by KZN Hobie Class Association in conjunction with the Point Yacht Club under the auspices of South African Sailing (SAS).


1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017 - 2020.

1.2 The South African Sailing Requirements for National Championships will apply.

1.3 Boats participating in this regatta shall conform to the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) 2017 - 2020, the Class Rules of the IHCA, this Notice of Race, and the Sailing Instructions.


Advertising is permitted subject to the limitations of World Sailing (WS)

Regulation 20.


3.1 All competitors (Helmspersons and all other crew) shall be members in good standing of a Yacht Club affiliated to and in good standing with South African Sailing or their Member National Authority in the case of non-South Africans. The Yacht Club name and membership details shall be stated on the entry form or crew list. Current valid South African Sailing Membership Cards or similar proof of MNA Membership in cases of non-South Africans shall be presented at Registration.

3.2 The regatta is open to Hobie 16 catamarans

3.3 Entries must preferably be done online at http://www.hobiecatkzn.co.za. Entrance fees must be paid in advance and proof of payment together with the reference of your Surname, should be sent to jbutler@telkomsa.net. Alternatively send the completed entry form and proof of payment to jbutler@telkomsa.net. All entries and payments are to be completed by 17h00 Friday 12th April 2019.

3.4 Late entries will be accepted, up to the end of registration, together with an additional payment of R200.00.


4.1 Required fees are as follows:

Hobie 16 Fee R1000

4.2 Late Entry fees are as follows:

Hobie 16 Fee R1200

Entry fees must be paid into the following bank account:

Natal Hobie Cat Association

Nedbank SAVINGS Account

Account Number 2314051793

Branch Code: 198-765

Use your Surname as your Reference, thank you.

4.3 Other Fees:

All Entry Fees and Class subscriptions shall be paid prior to the close of Registration. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the affected yacht being recorded as Did Not Compete until such time as the required payment/s is/are made. This changes rule A11 (DNC)


5.1 Registration:

Friday, 26th April 2019 from 17h00 to 19h00

At Point Watersports Club (PWC)

Saturday 27th April 2019 from 08h00 to 9h30 At PYC Vetch’s Beach

5.2 Dates of racing:


27/04/2019 Warning signal for the first race of the day at 10h55 28/04/2019 Warning signal for the first race of the day at 9h55 29/04/2019 Warning signal for the first race of the day at 9h55

30/04/2019 Warning signal for the first race of the day at 9h55

5.3 Number of races:

A maximum of 16 races are scheduled.

5.4 No warning signal will be made after 15h00 on the last day of racing, 30/04/2019


Spot measurements may be taken at any stage during the regatta in order to ensure all boats and competitors comply with the class rules.


Sailing Instructions will be available from the Regatta Secretary on completion of registration formalities.


Racing will take place offshore of the PYC Beach Site, with boats launched from Vetch’s Beach or inside the Durban harbour, boats launched from the PYC hard, the above depends on the weather conditions.


The courses to be sailed will be as per the sailing instructions.


Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.


11.1 Low Point System of Appendix A4 will apply.

11.2 Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

11.3 (a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

(b) When from 5 to 9 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

(c) When from 10 to 14 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.

(d) When 15 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her races excluding her three worst scores.


In order to qualify as a National Class Championship the following criteria shall be satisfied:

* A minimum of ten valid entries have been received no later than two hours before the scheduled starting time of the first race.

* At least ten finishers in any two races of the series

* At least four races completed.


13.1 Yachts shall comply with their class buoyancy and safety requirements.

13.2 All competitors shall wear a personal buoyancy aid capable of supporting a 5 kg steel weight at all times while afloat in a yacht.

13.3 Wet or dry suits do not constitute adequate buoyancy!

13.4 A tally system will be in operation.

13.5 Additional safety requirements may be set out in the Sailing Instructions.


14.1 (a) Support Persons

Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay 150 meters

outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the Preparatory

Signal for the first class to start until all boats have finished racing, unless

the Race Committee signals a postponement or abandonment. Non-

compliance with this rule may lead to action under RRS 64.4

(b) Support Boats

Coach or individual support boats shall be marked with a Yellow Flag

14.2 A Race Committee support boat flying a white flag dictates that a competitor

shall change course so as not to sail between the support boat and the

following /adjacent shipping in order to facilitate shipping movement. Failure

to react will result in the competitor being protested by the Race Committee

for not complying with this instruction, with resultant DSQ


Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.


Prizes will be given as follows:

SAS Medals will be awarded in accordance with the Requirements for National Championships, as follows:

10 – 14 boats Gold

15 – 19 boats Gold & Silver

20 or more boats Gold, Silver and Bronz

Class Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the organizing authority and class



Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. Neither the Organising Authority nor its officials or other persons associated with the organisation of the event will accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


All competitors are required to be paid up SAS Members when entering this

Event, in order to be covered by the Third Party Liability insurance coverage

included under your SAS Membership.


For further information please contact:

Carolynne Butler: jbutler@telkomsa.net 0823249677

HobieCat Calendar

Boats Entered

Peter Hall (Hobie 16)
Matthew Hall (Hobie 16)
rudi rogge (Hobie 16)
Garth Loudon (Hobie 16)
Andrew Bosworth (Hobie 16)
Garth Loudon (Hobie 16)
Derek van Heerden van Heerden (Hobie 16)
Liam Gunning (Hobie 16)
John Ryall Ryall (Hobie 16)
Justin Butler (Hobie 16)
Kevin Allan (Hobie 16)
Blaine Dodds (Hobie 16)
Jethro Brophy-Tintinger (Hobie 16)
Andrew Heathcote (Hobie 16)
Eli Brophy-Tintinger (Hobie 16)
Bradley Levin (Hobie 16)
Paul Lagesse (Hobie 16)
Garth Loudon (Hobie 16)
Vernon Brown (Hobie 16)
Calvin Brown (Hobie 16)

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