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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Notice of Race - SOMR 2012


                                                                      SOMR  2012

November 2nd – 5th, 2012
ORGANISING  AUTHORITY: Multihull Yacht Club of Victoria
HOST CLUB: Hastings Yacht Club
VENUE:  Hastings Yacht Club, Hastings, Victoria
1          Rules
            The regatta will be governed by the current rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012, the Modified Texel Rule (the QMYC Offshore Multihull Rule),  except as any of these are altered by the sailing instructions.
            Advertising code  “C” shall apply to all entrants in this event
2          Alterations of Racing Rules
            The racing rules will be modified in accordance with rule 86 as follows:

2.1       Rule 50.2 will be altered by: ‘fixed and retractable spinnaker poles will be permitted for the purpose of setting asymmetrical spinnakers’   

3          Eligibility and Entry

3.1       The regatta is open to all multihulls equipped for Racing Category 5        in accordance with Addendum A part 1, Sections 1 – 5.        

3.2          Eligible boats may enter on the attached Entry Form sent to:

The Multihull Yacht Club of Victoria
39A Sussex St.  Brighton Victoria, 3186
by Friday 26th October 2012 accompanied by the required fee.
Late entries may attract an extra fee.
3.3          All entrants shall be a current member of an affiliated club
  through their Yachting Australia State Authority (MYA).

4          Fees

4.1       Regatta Entry                                             $99.00    
           Single Day entry (results not classified)  $ 35.00                                              

5.1        Schedule of Events

Start Time
End Time / Warning Signal
Measurement Inspection, Welcome Gathering
Fri 2ndNovember
Sat 3rd November
Heat 1
Sat 3rd November
Heat 2
Sat 3rd November
Heat 3
Sun 4th November
Heat 4
Sun 4th November
Heat 5
Mon 5th November
Post mortem cruise
Tues 6th  November

           Race Committee may alter the course length prior to the course flag being displayed.
            No warning signal shall be made after 1000 hours on the last scheduled race day.   

6      Measurements    

Yachts will not be measured to determine performance handicap base.  Yacht owners wishing to obtain an OMR rating certificate should contact George Bulka (03 5981 2616) for copies of the rule, measurement forms and information on measurement assistance.  Interstate and country yachts may make arrangements with their state measurer or call George to make an appointment to be measured at the venue. Pending demand, facilities to weigh boats may be made available on Friday 2nd November.

7      Sailing Instructions

        Sailing instructions will be posted to all entries received by the 31st
        October 2012
        Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration.

8          Regatta Site

        The regatta will be based at the Hastings Yacht Club, Foreshore Street, Hastings, Victoria. Regatta headquarters will be the Hastings Yacht Club Race Office, Upper Level, HYC        

9             Racing Area

The racing area shall be in the areas known as Western Port and Bass Strait.  The areas are covered by charts AUS 150 and 151.

10        Courses

            The courses shall be as described in Attachment A of the sailing instructions.          

11        Scoring

            The ISAF Low Point scoring system, Appendix A.4.1 will apply.  

12        Radio Communications
            All competitors shall maintain a listening watch on either VHF channel 77 (preferred) or 27mHz channel 94 for the duration of the race being sailed and while proceeding to and returning from the start/finish area.
            For the courses over 30nm all boats shall radio the committee vessel as soon as practical after rounding the designated marks with their position and expected finishing time.
A boat shall only make radio transmission as above.  This requirement also applies to mobile telephone communications, except for emergencies.
Each skipper has a responsibility to ensure all communications and safety equipment is up to date and in good working order.

 13          Divisions for the Awarding of Trophies

A minimum of 3 yachts will constitute a division.  The Race Committee reserves the right to vary divisions depending upon the number of entries.

            Racing             -Performance Handicap Division

14        Handicaps


An OMR rating certificate will determine the handicap for OMR division.
Performance handicaps will be determined by the Multihull Yacht Club of Victoria using the latest known handicap for each yacht and adjusted as required by the race committee.
The Multihull Yacht Club of Victoria Inc., at its absolute discretion, reserves the right to alter or adjust any handicap.

15        Prizes

            Prizes will be awarded for fastest time,1st, 2nd, and 3rd on OMR, 1st, 2nd and 3rd on Performance Handicap after each race at a ‘happy hour’ at the HYC.  Presentation of regatta trophies will take place at the Regatta WindUp at the finish of competition on Monday 31st Oct..      

Southern Oceans Multihull Regatta Point score:        
OMR – 1st (TYCV Perpetual Trophy), 2nd and 3rd
Performance Handicap –1st (MYCV Club Champion Perpetual Trophy),2nd and 3rd
Sponsors trophies and MYCV perpetual trophies for individual races to be announced.

Other Trophies:          
Pigs Might Fly Trophy (most unlikely occurrence)
Zinta Trophy  (Best(?) Boat Breakage)     
        SOMR Virgin Award (Best First Time Performer)

            Further Information
 Please contact:
David Tapper             03 9844 0361     /   tappers@bigpond.com
Ian Anderson              0402 088 990    /   iandi46@optusnet.com.au  
Tim Pepperell             0418318019      /   tim@tricoraustralia.com.au

                                    November 2nd-5th 2012

Click Here for :SOMR 2012 - Notice of Race and Entry form 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

AGM- Guest Speaker

It is my pleasure to announce the guest speaker at this years AGM to be held on Tuesday 16th of October at the RMYS is:

Sean Langman.

That's right folks, Sean will be talking about his sailing adventures, Sydney to Hobarts and of cause his latest purchase his Orma 60 TEAM AUSTRALIA.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

e-marineworld SOMR 2012

SOMR will be held over the Melbourne Cup Weekend in the same format as previous years. So book in now Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and Monday 5th of November and get ready for a fun packed long weekend of fun. Hasting Yacht Club will again host the event in conjunction with the MYCV.

I've dusted down the mantel piece in the pool room for the Greyhound Trophy and looking forward to giving  Frassld and Mustang Sally a whooping on OMR.....Lets hope its not blowing over 15kts and Culphy and Sknot with her new carbon stick will come out and play. Spread the word and lets get as many boats as possible to compete. Anyone needing crew or anyone wanting to crew, please call me and I will organise, we don't want any boats sitting in the yard.

Stay tuned for further announcements as social events and NOR are finalised

AGM 2012.

The AGM will be held on Tuesday 16th of October.
Venue: RMYS
Address: Jacka Blu St.Kilda.
Guest Speaker: Things are looking good to having "Sailing Royalty" as our guest speaker. It's not 100% over the line yet, but it's looking good. Stay tuned for the announcement; You thought the last meeting was BIG, well wait for this one!
Myself and David Tapper have resigned from the committee, so there are places to fill. Please don't be shy in coming forward, the club needs new blood on the committee to drive this great club into the future. If anyone wants to know more you can call me anytime on my mobile.

Saturday, September 1, 2012