BGSC Laser Grand Prix Open Meeting 2022
Laser Grand Prix Meeting 2022
Barnt Green Sailing Club
24th September 2022
Notice of Race
1. Organising Authority
The organising authority is Barnt Green Sailing Club.
The rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) will govern this regatta.
3. Classes and eligibility
Racing will take place in Laser Class dinghies (for avoidance of doubt please do not use replica or training sails except without permission from BGSC). It is advised that competitors should be members of the ILCA/Laser Class Association. All boats must comply with the current 2021 Laser class rules as amended by ICLA.
BGSC gates will open from 09:00hrs
Registration will take place at Barnt Green Sailing Club from 09.30hrs to 10.30hrs
There will be a briefing for competitors in the vicinity of the race hut at 10:30 hours, or as soon as possible afterwards.
First race is scheduled to start at 11.00 hours, with two more to follow after lunch.
The number of races is indicative and will depend on weather conditions.
Entry fee for the event is £15.00. Lunch and light refreshments including Tea and coffee for competitors will be available from the galley
All competitors under the age of 18 years at the time of the event are required to complete a parental declaration form, signed by their parent or guardian, in addition to an entry form. The parental declaration form will be available at registration.
6. Sailing Instructions
Sailing Instructions will be available upon registration at Barnt Green Sailing Club from 09.30 hours.
7. Racing Area
The racing area will be Upper Bittell Reservoir, limited as defined in the Sailing Instructions
8. Rights to Use Names and Likenesses
Competitors automatically grant to the organising authority without payment the right in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television of, or relating to the event. They also allow their names, age category, club and boat details to be displayed in competitors lists prior to the event and in results, on the Barnt Green Sailing Club website and in other publications.
Prizes will be awarded on the day.
The organisers reserve the right to decide eligibility prizes. No participant will be awarded two prizes.
10. Coaches & Supporters
No coach or support boats will be permitted. Coaches & supporters accompanying competitors are required to comply with: The principles of good sportsmanship and behaviour and the rules of Barnt Green Sailing Club. Failure to do so may result in investigation by the regatta organisers, and potentially in an instruction to leave the premises of Barnt Green Sailing Club.
Please be aware that personal flotation must be worn by anyone going onto the launching area. This is a vital safety rule of Barnt Green Sailing Club.
12. Points system
One race is required to be completed to constitute an event. There will be one discard if three races have been completed and no discards if less than three races are completed.
The low points system as provided in RRS Appendix A will apply
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 for any one accident and shall sign a declaration to that effect before going afloat.
End of Notice of Race
Rule 3 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: "The responsibility for a boat's decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone."
Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
(a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
(b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
(c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
(d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
(e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
(f) The provision of safety boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;
(g) It is their responsibility to familiarise themselves with any risks specific to this venue or this event drawn to their attention in any rules and information produced for the venue or event and to attend any safety briefing held for the event;
(h) Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 against third party claims;
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the series or event entirely at their own risk. See RRS 3, Decision to Race. The organising 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 race or regatta.
Last updated 6:50am on 15 April 2022