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15-18 March 420 National Championship Naval Point Lyttleton

7-8 April Lower North Island Inter Coll Teams Racing Evens Bay Wellington

21-27 April NZ Sec Schools Teams Racing Nationals  At Algies Bay

May to August TRIYA, Evans Bay, Winter Programme for students with a view to sailing in the 420 Nationals 2019


Notice of Race

Wellington Schools Sailing Championships 2018

__                           Wednesday 28th February 2018


The Organising Authority is The Paremata Boating Club in conjunction with the Wellington Yachting Association


  1. Rules
    • The regatta will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing. 2017-2020

1.2 The YNZ Safety Regulations Part 1 shall apply.  (Notwithstanding the dispensation granted by YNZ, sailboard competitors shall comply with clause 1).

1.3 Racing Rule 41 will be changed as follows: Add clause 41(e):
(e) Help from the Regatta’s official rescue boats to remove a spar of a capsized boat from the bed of the inlet (if requested).

  • For protests where only a Rule of Part 2 is alleged to have been broken, an arbitration hearing may be offered prior to any formal hearing.
  • Rule 44.1 is changed to permit a boat that has broken a rule of Part 2 or rule 31 to take a penalty after racing but prior to any protest hearing. Her penalty shall be a scoring penalty as calculated in rule 44.3(c) equal to 40% of the number of entries in her fleet or 50% of the difference between her finishing position and the number of entries in her fleet, whichever is less
    • Racing rules RRS 42.2(a), RRS 42.2(b), RRS 42.2(c) will be changed as follows: If the average wind speed is clearly over 8 knots across the course the race committee may signal in accordance with RRS Appendix P5 that pumping, rocking and ooching are permitted except on a windward leg.
    • The OPEN BIC Class 2015 World Sailing approved amended version of addendum Q allowing umpiring on the water for races may apply.
    • In addition to 2.5 below ALL O’PEN BIC sailors are required to wear safety helmets whilst on the water.
  • Advertising

2.1 Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organising authority


  • Eligibility and Entry
    • The regatta is open to all centreboard classes and sailboards
    • Entries can be made on the day of the Regatta between 8.30 and 9.30
    • Measurement is not required, but classes for which measurement certificates are a class rule, may be required to submit proof of holding a valid measurement or rating certificate.
    • To be eligible to compete in this event each entrant and crew must be a fulltime student currently attending a Primary, Intermediate or Secondary School.


  • Fees
    • Entrance Fee $10.00 per person.


  • Schedule
    • Registration – Wednesday 28th February 2017 8.30 – 9.30am
    • Briefing – 9.30am Dolly Varden Beach.
    • Three races are scheduled, back to back, with the time of the first warning signal being 1025hrs.
Day Date No. of Races Time of First Warning Signal
Wednesday 28th February 3 1025 hours
  • No warning signal will be made after 1500 hours.


  • Cancellation Policy
    • An early decision on cancellation of this event will be posted on the Paremata Boating Club website and Facebook page.


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  • Sailing Instructions
    • The sailing instructions will be available after 1700 on 24 Feb 2017 at The Sailing Instructions will also be posted on the PBC Noticeboard at the time of registration. Paper copies will not be supplied.
  • Venue
    • The regatta will be based at Paremata Boating Club, 110 Paremata Rd, Paremata, Porirua 5024
    • The races will be held on the waters of the Pauatahanui Inlet arm of the Porirua Harbour.
  • Courses
    • The course(s) will be Triangular, Trapezoidal or Windward Leeward.
  • Scoring

8.1 The Low Point Scoring System of Appendix A will apply.

8.2. One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

  • Safety

9.1 Competitors shall wear a life jacket or other adequate personal buoyancy at all times when afloat.

9.2. Wet suits and dry suits do not constitute adequate personal buoyancy.

9.3. All support and safety boat crews are required to wear life jackets.

  • Launching

10.1 All boats will be required to launch and retrieve from Dolly Varden Beach, unless alternative arrangements have been made with organising authority.

  • Support Boats
    • All coach / support boats must register with the Organising Authority at registration and nominate the boat(s) they support.
    • All occupants of support boats shall wear an appropriate size personal flotation devices (PFD) at all times while afloat, except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment.
    • When a support boat has a sole capable driver the outboard kill cord shall be attached to the driver.





  • Radio Communication
    • Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not 2017-2020 V1 available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
  • Prizes
    • A prize giving ceremony will be held at Paremata Boating Club clubhouse, Paremata Road as soon as practicable after racing is concluded.
    • Prizes and/or trophies will be awarded at the discretion of the Organising Authority.


  • Disclaimer of Liability
    • Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race. It is the responsibility of each sailor, and where applicable the nominated responsible adult, to decide to participate in a race or to continue racing. By entering in the Championship and deciding to race a competitor warrants that he or she is in good health and a competent sailor capable of racing in open water in strong winds. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


  • Rights to use names and likenesses
    • By participating in this event, competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority and the event sponsors the right, in perpetuity, to make, use, and show, at their discretion, any photography, audio and video recordings, and other reproductions of them made at the venue or on the water from the time of their arrival at the venue, until their final departure, without compensation.









AON  Yachting New Zealand 420 Coaching Clinic: 16 and 17 September at Evans Bay.  Dinner Friday night with speaker Matt Hibbard, Sailmaker and go to man for the wing of Team New Zealand winners of recent Americas Cup.

LEARN TO SAIL: Learn to sail enrollments now open for term 4 2017.  Any College age student Yr 9-13 can enroll.  See Learn to Sail tab.

NATIONALS 2018 PROGRAM :  The members of the Winter Fleet Racing Program can now enroll for the Nationals 2017 Program on the Website under Fleet racing. First block course is Yachting NZ AON clinic for 420 exclusively, at Evans Bay 16-17 September.  Later, 17 December starts the new Block courses .  If there is space in the course for others wanting to compete in the 420 Open Fleet racing Nationals Championship, then let me know and you will be considered on merit.

TEAMS RACING 2017-18 Season:   REMEMBER you don’t have to have a whole team from your school to be able to be involved. There is opportunity for mixed schools teams.  Practices will  be weekly during the term on Wednesdays  4-7pm.  We intend there is no learn to sail on Wednesdays, so members need to be relatively competent or very quick learners.  See the Teams racing Tab for info and enrollment.

WINTER Fleet racing PROGRAM: will resume next in May 2018 with a new intake of competent sailors wanting to compete at Nationals.