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NOTICE OF RACE
THE HAVEN HANDICAP POINTS SERIES 2016
The Haven Handicap Points Series is a series of 5 races sailed over 5 Sundays between
15 May and 25 September 2016

ORGANISING AUTHORITY
The organising authority is the Haven Series Committee.


1. RULES
The rules in the Haven Series 2016 Sailing Instructions shall apply.


2. ELIGIBILITY

2.1 The series is open to single-hulled sailing yachts owned by members of sailing clubs situated between Lowestoft and Burnham with a minimum waterline length of 5.2m.

2.2 Notwithstanding anything stated or implied elsewhere, the Committee has the right to refuse any entry.


3. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Boats need only to meet the minimum standards laid out in the 2016-2017 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Appendix B Special Regulations for Inshore Racing plus a functional engine with adequate fuel, and a marine VHF transceiver.

3.2 See Appendix A to this Handbook for further information on applicable safety and equipment regulations.


4. ENTRY FEES & CLOSING DATES

4.1 The Handicap Points Series entry form (annexed hereto and on the Haven Series Website) should be sent to the Haven Series Secretary to arrive on or before 1 May 2016

4.2 The Entry Fee for the Haven Handicap Points Series of 5 races is £55.

4.3 Late entries for the Series will be accepted at the discretion of the Committee, but may not be included in any results calculations if less than 5 days of receipt.


5. SCHEDULE OF RACES

5.1 The Haven Handicap Points Series is a series of 5 races with one discard as follows.

Races sailed       5   4   3   2   1

Races counted   4   3    3   2   1
5.2 The Series will be sailed on the following dates, starting and finishing in or near Harwich Harbour:

Sun 15 May  Race 1, Sun 29 May  Race 2, Sun 26 July  Race 3,

Sun 11 Sept  Race 4, Sun 25 Sept Race 5.


6. START TIME

6.1 The start time at the Beacon Hill Buoy in Harwich Harbour be at 10:45 or 15 minutes after IRC Class 1 if the IRC Classes are delayed for any reason.


7. HANDICAP
7.1 The Series entries will all race in a single class on a haven handicap (HH) allocated by the Haven Series Handicap Committee.

8. SCORING

8.1 The series will be scored according to the Low-Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A4, as amended by Appendix A9 (Series longer than a Regatta). Ties will be broken in accordance with A7 and A8.

8.2 Results will be published on the Haven Series website: www.havenseries.org, and competitors will be notified by e-mail.


9. TROPHIES & PRIZES

9.1 Prizes will be awarded in proportion to the number of entries.


10. DISCLAIMER

  

10.1 Competitors compete in the Series entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injuries or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the Series.


11. INSURANCE

11.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.




THE HAVEN WHITE SAILS SERIES 2015



Out here  “It’s Man vs The Elements”

2016

NOTICE OF RACE



Haven White Sails Series

 is a series of 5 races

sailed on 5 Sundays Between

17 May and 27 September