2021 Botany Bay Australia Day Regatta hosted by Cronulla Sailing Club

NAVIGATORS’ CUP

 

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Notice of Race

Race Entry Form -NON CSC boats

2021 Botany Bay Australia Day Regatta hosted by Cronulla Sailing Club

NAVIGATORS’ CUP

Notice of Race

 

This, the 23rd running of the Navigators Cup, is a special offshore race commemorating Australia’s historical sailing links with Botany Bay – our first port.

It celebrates the outstanding achievements of those great navigators, Lieutenant James Cook and Le Compte Jean-François Galaup de La Perouse, both of whose remarkable explorations and navigational feats around the oceans of the world are epic sagas, and Captain Arthur Phillip who brought out the First Fleet in 1788.  All three and their ships entered Botany Bay.  La Perouse and Phillip, coincidently were there at the same time.

The race for divisions 1 & 2 yachts will start at the Bass and Flinders Monument at the Port Hacking Estuary.

Yachts in Div 1 offshore  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, then to Wedding Cake Is, then via Wave Rider on starboard to the finish in the Port hacking

Yachts in Div 1 inshore and Multi Hulls  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, then to Wave Rider on starboard to the finish in the Port hacking

Yachts in Div 2 inshore and Cruising  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, and return to the finish in the Port hacking

Etchelle’s  will race 2 sprint races as per CSC weekly race program

There will be great spectator viewing from the headlands of Cronulla and along the coast from Cronulla to Bondi and return

 

Invitation

An invitation is extended to all yachts to compete in the Botany Bay Australia Day Navigators’ Cup to be hosted by the Cronulla Sailing Club.  There will be a choice of four divisions over different courses for offshore yachts, Inshore yachts and the Etchell fleet.

 

Schedule of Event

Saturday                                             16th January 2021

Start time                               1230 hrs Division 1 offshore and Divisions 1 and 2 , 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1230 hrs Cruising and Multi Hulls

inshore                                               1330 hrs for Etchells

 

 Rules

The races will be governed by the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions and special regulations of AS and the Sailing Instructions.  The races will be designated as Category C of the ISAF Advertising Code.

Courses

 Yachts in Div 1 offshore  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, then to Wedding Cake Is, then via Wave Rider on starboard to the finish in the Port hacking

 Yachts in Div 1 inshore  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, then to Wave Rider on starboard to the finish in the Port hacking

 Yachts in Div 2 inshore  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, and return to the finish in the Port hacking

 Etchelle’s  will race 2 sprint races as per CSC weekly race program

(Exact course details will be included in the Sailing Instructions.)

 

Time Limit

The time limit will be official sunset. If one boat finishes before the time limit, the time limit will be extended by thirty (30) minutes. Boats failing to finish before the time limit extension will be scored “Did Not Finish”.

Safety – SA Special Regulations Part 1

Division 1 Offshore                              Category 4

Division 1 and 2 inshore                      Category 7+

 

A copy of the yacht’s safety compliance form shall be lodged with the entry form unless already held by CSC

Eligibility

  1. Safety Certificate - Current season 2020-2021 safety certificate and has provided a copy to the club prior to the race.

 

  1. Insurance - The owner or charterer of a boat entered in the Navigators Cup 2021 shall hold a marine legal liability insurance policy with respect to the boat current when racing, with the sum insured of not less than A$10 million.

 

  1. Crew Safety Form -Each boat shall register on the ONBOARD section of the club         website. Listing all crew members providing details of the next of kin including address and phone number. The form shall be submitted at least 1 hour before the start of the race.

 

Crew Safety Forms can be accessed below

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXyzvhiStxXblHyStK3VKA6ELMVjYR-5FXOICHg4RsphZ3cA/viewform

 

All boats

Handicaps

The race results will be determined using a Performance Handicap System and each yacht will be handicapped using Time Correction Factors as determined by the race committee or its nominee and which will not be the subject of protest or redress.

 Prizes

The Navigators’ Cup trophy will be awarded to the winning yacht on corrected time in Division 1 Offshore.

Each Division winner will be awarded $200.00 cash on performance handicap results

Prizes will be awarded to placegetters in each division subject to the number of entries.

 

Entry Fee

The entry fee for the event will be $40.00 per non CSC boat.

 

Entries

The attached entry form should be lodged at the club before 10.00 hrs on Saturday 16th January 2021, or emailed to  secretary@cronullasc.com by 15th January 2021

 

Navigators’ Cup Committee

Email: secretary@cronullasc.com

 

 

For further information:

Robert Croucher 0410521960