Rules and Guidelines
1. ORGANISING AUTHORITY: NSWCHSSA (Sailing Committee) in association with Belmont 16ft Sailing Club.
2.1. The Regatta will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing.
2.2. The class rules of the respective classes and RRS Appendix B Sailboard Racing Rules will apply, except any of these
that are altered by the Sailing Instructions and the Notice of Race.
2.3. Buoyancy - All competitors shall wear personal flotation devices which are in good condition and are in
accordance with the specifications issued or approved by a national authority affiliated to the International Sailing
Federation, or a standards organisation, or certification authority, recognised for the purpose by its respective
government. Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 1.2.
3. ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY:
3.1. Skipper and crew MUST be students currently enrolled and attending an Australian Secondary School.
3.2. The regatta is open to any class registered with class association and their State or National authority.
3.3. Competitors shall enter by completing the on-line entry form on the event website: www.16s.com.au/sailing.
Entries close on 10th April. Entries will not be accepted after this date.
3.4. All entrants must be insured with $10 million 3rd party liability cover.
4.1. Advertising will be in accordance with ISAF Regulation 20.
4.2. Competitors may be required to display Event sponsor’s name(s)/logo(s) and bow numbers. The Organising
Authority will supply these items and they shall be affixed as prescribed in the Sailing Instructions.
5. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND RACE FORMAT
5.1. All competitors shall complete registration and attend a pre-regatta briefing at the host venue on the day of their
first race, times and proposed race format are prescribed below:
5.2. The schedule of races is set out above. A maximum of 8 races to be sailed – further details are set out in the
5.3. The first warning signal for any Division will not be made before 1300hrs on the first scheduled day of racing.
5.4. The first warning signal for any Division on the remaining days will not be before1100hrs
5.5. On the last scheduled day of the event no warning signal shall be signalled 1500hrs.
5.6. Presentation will be held at 1830hrs on the last day of the regatta.
5.7. Course configuration will be available in the Sailing Instructions but may be subject to change at the discretion of
the Race Committee. Any changes will be made on the official noticeboard by 1800hrs the day before.
5.8. The races are sailed on the same course in five divisions.
Div 1 Monohulls & Yachts
Div 2 Medium Monohulls
Div 3 Multihulls
Div 4 Slower Monohulls
Div 5 Sailability
6.1. Places for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 1st All Girls Overall are awarded. Divisional and Class 1st, 2nd and 3rd will also be awarded.
6.2. The Low Point scoring system will apply (RRS Appendix A) and a Time Correction Factor (TCF) shall be given to
each class competing.
6.3. When a maximum of 8 races are completed, there will be two discards.
6.4. When 6 races are completed, there will be 1 discard.
6.5. A minimum of one completed race will constitute a series.
7. ENTRY FEE:
An entry fee of $60 for each sailor shall accompany an online entry on the Belmont 16ft Club website. Entry fees are
to be received by the School Sports Unit and the closing date 8 April. NO entries after this date will be accepted.
All participating students need to complete the online DASH entry via the following links
For NSW Catholic schools
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. Attention is drawn to RRS 4 "Decision to Race" which
states "The responsibility for a boat's decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.” All those
taking part in this regatta are responsible for the seaworthiness of a boat whose entry is accepted and for the
sufficiency and adequacy of its equipment.
9. DISCLAIMER of LIABILTIY
It is the responsibility of owners and skippers to ensure that each boat nominated on the entry form complies with the
‘rules’ as defined in the RRS.
All competitors who enter the Regatta, in doing so, have made a declaration to the Organising Authority that the
nominated boat will, at all times while racing, comply with the requirements of Yachting Australia, the Notice of Race
and Sailing Instructions, including:
(a) RRS 46 and it is the responsibility of the person in charge of the boat to ensure that the crew complies with
(b) The Organising Authority is not responsible for the seaworthiness of a boat whose entry is accepted or the
sufficiency or adequacy of its equipment;
(c) The person who signs and lodges the entry form with the Organising Authority, warranting to the Organising
Authority that he or she will draw to the attention of any person who competes on the yacht, the subject of
the entry form in any event conducted by the Organising Authority of the risk warning below;
(d) the person who signs and lodges the entry form with the Organising Authority, acknowledging receipt of the
risk warning and releasing the Organising Authority from any claim or liability whatsoever for any harm or
personal injury suffered by him, or by any person claiming through him, in any event conducted by the
Organising Authority; and
(e) All those taking part in these races do so at their own risk and responsibility. Specific attention is drawn to
RRS 4 which states; "The responsibility for a boat's decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is
hers alone". NSWCHSSA, Belmont 16ft Sailing Club, Race Committees and other race officials are not
responsible for any damage or injury either afloat or ashore prior to, during or after the event.
10. RISK WARNING
This RISK WARNING is issued jointly by NSWCHSSA, Yachting NSW and NSW Maritime, pursuant to the Civil Liability Act
2002 to all persons wishing to participate in the sailing activities conducted by NSWCHSSA.
Participants are warned that, regardless of the precautions, which might be taken by reasonable and experienced
persons, sailing can be a dangerous pursuit and participants are exposed to significant risk of property damage,
physical harm and possibly death.
As an indication, these risks may include, but are not limited to:
(a) The extremes of weather and sea conditions.
(b) The potential that control of vessels may be lost, resulting in collision with objects and other vessels.
(c) The sudden movement of the vessel at any time and the possibility that participants may fall or be thrown
overboard, resulting in drowning.
(d) The possibility that participants may be injured by equipment on the vessel.
(e) The absence of immediate medical care and the likelihood that significant delays may occur before medical
care is available.
(f) Exposure to the elements for extended periods.
NSWCHSSA and NSW Maritime also warn participants that regardless of their best intentions, they may be unable to
render assistance to participants who are in distress. Participants are warned to consider the above risks and all other
risks before deciding to participate in any sailing event in the NSW CHS Regatta.
Participants are also advised that although NSWCHSSA is covered by third party liability insurance, this cover DOES
NOT extend to participants. Any participant who considers they have a need for insurance must make their own
private arrangements with an insurer. Membership of a sailing club affiliated with Yachting NSW entitles you to
personal accident insurance cover.
11.1.Adequate current Third Party Property Liability Insurance and Third Party Personal Liability cover of not less than
AUD $10,000,000 (ten million Australian dollars) or the equivalent thereof in any other currency for any one
incident. All insurance shall be maintained during the period ofracing.
11.2. Competitors will be required to produce evidence of such insurance at registration, and any competitor not
holding this cover shall withdraw their entry.
12. RIGHTS TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS
12.1. In participating, a competitor automatically grants to the Organising Authority and the sponsors, the right in
perpetuity, to make, use and show, from time to time and at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures
and live, taped or film television and other reproductions of him/her during the period of the competition in
which the competitor participates and in all material related to the said Event without compensation.
Camping and caravanning facilities are available in close proximity to the Sailing Club for more information
Note: It is the responsibility of parents to find accommodation for their own children.