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Provisional

NOTICE OF RACE

For the Royal Langkawi International Regatta ( RLIR 2007)
4th February to 9th February 2007

The Regatta organizers wish to mention to all participants that the underlying aim of the event is to provide competitive and enjoyable racing for all crews, irrespective of the design or vintage of their yachts.

AUTHORITY

The Regatta is organized by the RLIR 2007 committee in conjunction with the Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA – National Authority) under the patronage of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.

Enquiries and entries should be addressed to:

Regatta Secretariat
Royal Langkawi International Regatta,
Jalan Dato Syed Omar, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi,
Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
Tel. +60 4 966 4078 Fax. +60 4 966 5078
office(at)langkawiregatta.com

1. RULES

  • The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008
  • The current IRC Rule with IRC-C to apply
  • The ORC Regulations governing offshore racing for Mono- and Multihulls to Category 4
  • The RYA and RORC the current Sportsboat rule
  • This Notice of Race and
  • The Sailing Instructions which will be available during registration.
  • The current Offshore Multihull Rule (OMR)

2. ELIGIBILITY

The Regatta will have the following classes. The Race Committee (RC) may split classes into divisions. A minimum of 3 yachts is required to constitute a class or division. If less than the required minimum entrants are received the RC may join two classes. The RC reserves the right to adjust the eligibility criteria and / or reallocation of yachts in the interests of fair competition. The determination of eligibility criteria and the allocation of yachts to particular classes or divisions shall not be grounds for protest or redress.

Racing

Monohull keelboats with:

  • Hull factor not less than 8.5
  • LR of less than 150
  • LOA of not less than 9.4m
  • Entrants shall have a current valid IRC Certificate.

Sport Boats

Monohull keelboats with:

  • LOA not less than 5.5m
  • LOA not greater than 10.0m
  • Minimum keel to weight ratio of 0.35
  • Minimum value of (DLR+(2*LOA)
  • Entrants shall have a current valid SBR certificate

IRC

Monohull keelboats with a current valid IRC certificate. Depending on the number of entries received, the Race Committee may divide the IRC class into multiple classes.

As an indication the Race Committee may split this class into:

  • Premier Racer/Cruiser
  • IRC 1
  • IRC 2

Multihull

Multihull (catamaran and trimaran) yachts of a size and condition acceptable to the Race Committee. Entrants should have a current valid OMR certificate. If a boat does not possess a current valid OMR certificate, an OMR rating will be calculated by the Race Committee based on the principles of the current OMR rule.

Depending on the number of entries received, the Race Committee may divide the multihull class into multiple classes.

As an indication the Race Committee may split this class into

  • Racing Multihull (only multihulls with a current valid OMR certificate)
  • Ocean Performance Multihull

Club

Monohull keelboats without a current valid IRC certificate or current SBR certificate. Entrants in this division will be allocated a TCF in accordance with Clause 3..

Depending on the number of entries received, the race Committee may divide the Club class into multiple classes.

As and indication it is expected that the Race Committee may split this class into:

  • Cruising
  • Ocean Rover

All Classes:

Participating yachts shall comply with the RYA-RORC Special Regulations, Safety and Equipment requirements of a Category 4 Regatta with the exception of Sport Boats Class which shall comply with the RYA-RORC Appendix J Category 5 Special Regulations. All yachts may be subjected to inspection and their entry may be refused or withdrawn in the interests of safety.

3. RATING

The IR2000 Rule will apply to Racing and IRC Classes. The current RORC SPORTSBOAT Rule will apply to Sportsboats. The current QCYC OMR Rule will apply to Multihulls.

Yachts in the Club class will be allocated a TCC by the Race Committee. The TCC may be adjusted during the course of the regatta. Calculation and adjustment of TCCs is not grounds for redress or protest.

Yachts in the Ocean Performance Multihull class, or, if the Multihull Class is not split as provided in Clause 2, yachts in the Multihull class, will be allocated a TCC by the Race Committee. The TCC may be adjusted during the course of the regatta. Calculation and adjustment of TCCs is not grounds for redress or protest.

IRC, SBR and OMR Certificates: Competitors wishing to enter a class which requires a current valid IRC, OMR or SBR certificate, shall provide a copy of their certificate with the entry form. For those competitors entering via the website, shall forward a copy of the certificate to the Regatta Office prior to 4th February 2007. Competitors are responsible for obtaining copies of certificates from the relevant issuing authority.

The original or certified true copy of any required Rating Certificate shall be presented for inspection at the Regatta office during registration procedures or before.

An official IRC measurer will be present during the event to check new sails and modifications and may, at his discretion, require any yacht in any class/division to be inspected. All yachts requiring measurement shall notify the Regatta office by 12 noon on 4th February 2007. All charges and fees incurred by yachts in obtaining or modifying Rating Certificates shall be borne by the yacht owner.

4. INTERNATIONAL JURY

An International Jury, properly constituted in accordance with Appendix M of RRS 2005-2008, will be appointed for the Regatta. Except as provided under Rule 3(c), its decisions shall not be subject to appeal.

5. SCORING

The ISAF RRS Appendix A Low Point scoring System will be used. The Regatta is designated as a Series under Rule A2.

For all classes, a minimum of 2 completed races is required to constitute a series. If more than 4 races are completed one discard will be allowed. If a race is cancelled by the Race Committee, the above minimum may be adjusted accordingly.

6. PRIZES

CLASS TROPHIES AND PRIZES

The Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy

Shall be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series, competing in Racing Class and that team will be declared the overall winner of the 2007 Regatta.

The Lada Challenge Trophy

Shall be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in IRC class that will be declared the winner of the 2007 IRC Regatta
The Langkawi Sports Trophy

Shall be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in Sportsboat class that will be declared the winner of the 2007 Langkawi Sportsboat Regatta.

The Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup

Shall be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in Multihull class that will be declared the winner of the 2007 Multihull Regatta.

The Commodore’s Challenge Cup

Shall be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in Club class that will be declared the winner of the 2007 Club Handicap Regatta.

DIVISION TROPHIES AND PRIZES

Where a class has been divided into divisions the RLIR Organizing Authority and its sponsors will award trophies for:

  • First, Second and Third overall
  • First, Second and Third each day; and
  • Fastest time each day.

7. ENTRY FEES

Yacht Entry Fee: (inclusive of Skipper’s Fee) RM450.00.

Additional Crew Member Entry Fee: RM 200.00 per person.

The above fees shall be paid at or prior to the registration date 5th February 2007.

(No extra fee will be charged if the entry form has been submitted before 3rd February 2007. An extra fee of RM200 per entry may be charged after this date).

Fees shall cover the cost of berthing for 8 nights at RLYC including electricity and water, transport to and from social events, all the official social events and the issue of complimentary Regatta souvenirs. Non-sailing participants may enjoy the social events upon payment of RM350 per person for duration of the event or RM80.00 per person per night.

A special early entry offer for boat that registered and paid before 31st October , You will get ONE FREE CREW MEMBER

8. REGISTRATION

Owners wishing to enter their yachts for RLIR 2007:

a) May access the website http://www.LangkawiRegatta.com at any time before 3rd February, 2007, fill in the Entry Form and make payment by credit card by clicking on credit card payment and be transferred to the secure site operated by Maybank, Malaysia.

b) Fill in the Entry Form and mail to the address given on Page 1 of this NOR together with payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Refunds: Any cancellations before 15th December 2006 will be entitled to a full refund of the registration fee paid. Any cancellation after 15th December 2006 and before 3rd February 2007 will receive a 50% refund. No refund after the 3rd February 2007.

9. ADVERTISING

RLIR is designated as a Category C event under ISAF Advertising Codes. Boats with advertising material incorporated shall include details with their Entry Form. The Race Committee reserves the right to forbid items of advertising which may conflict with RLIR sponsors, or in any way offend Malaysian laws or customs by their nature.

10. IDENTIFICATION

All competing yachts will be issued with a pair of hull stickers incorporating the RLIR and sponsor logos and an identification number. The decals are to be secured to each side of the fore part of the hull for the duration of the Regatta.

All yachts shall carry sail numbers in accordance with RRS Rule 77 and Appendix G. The Race Committee may relieve a yacht of her obligations under this Clause, but only if a request is made to the Race Committee prior to the warning signal of the first race in which relief is sought.

11. SECURITY

Whilst the Regatta Organizers will do their best to arrange a safe environment for competing yachts and crews, all entrants are cautioned to secure valuables at all times during the Regatta. Skippers are required to sign a Declaration upon registration, absolving the RLIR Organizers and RLCY of liability in the event of loss. Access to official social functions will be restricted to those who have paid the crew fee or social fee, and are identified by a security tag issued by the RLIR organizers.

12. BERTHING

The Entry Fee includes free berthing at Royal Langkawi Yacht Club from 3rd February to midday on 11th February 2007, inclusive. Thereafter, yachts are responsible for arranging their own berths with RLYC.

13. HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The RLIR Organizers have negotiated favorable rates with a selection of reliable hotels. Participants wishing to avail themselves of these facilities will find contact details at the RLIR web site http://www.LangkawiRegatta.com. RLIR staff will not undertake reservations on behalf of participating crews, or be responsible for the associated transport.

14. DISCLAIMER

The Organizing Committee, the Race Committee, the Regatta sponsors and the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club and their representatives, officers, members and volunteers accept no liability whatsoever for any loss of life, property, personal injury, or damage caused by or arising out of the Regatta. Participants compete entirely at their own risk.