Notice Of Race

Racing Awards and Notice of Race

Rhyll Yacht Club has a number of opportunities for friendly competition and the chance to take home a bundle of trophies at the end of the season.

If you’re on the water, you’re more likely to win than someone on the couch!

Skippers must be members of the Rhyll Yacht Club to be eligible for trophies. Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the Rear Commodore.

* Note: A specific Notice of Race is available for the Westernport Challenge, Southern Westernport Challenge and Triangular Series.

 

OTB (Off The Beach) Boats

The racing season for OTB boats is divided into 5 Series and 2 Divisions, the winners of each will be awarded at the Presentation Night.

Opening Series (OS)
Club Handicap Series (CH)
Hardy Smith Series (HS)
Summer Series (SS)
Easter Regatta (ER)

First DivisionOTB boats with a Yachting Victoria handicap of 127 or less
Second DivisionOTB boats with a Yachting Victoria handicap greater than 127

Scoring

(i) First Division
Club Handicap Series (CH) Scored on progressive back calculated yardstick 15 races,8 to count
Hardy Smith Series (HS)Scored on YV handicap yardstick, 15 races, 8 to count

 
(ii) Second Division
Club Handicap Series (CH) – Scored on progressive back calculated yardstick 15 races,8 to count
Lawrie Trophy (Hardy Smith Series) – Scored on YV handicap yardstick, 15 races, 8 to count

 
iii) Special Races
Opening Series Shield (OS) YV handicap or CBH equivalent, 4 races, all to count
Easter Regatta (ER)YV handicap or CBH equivalent, 4 races, 4 to count
Sternchaser – Single race, handicap start from beach, BCY from Easter Regatta.
Summer Series – BCY , 4 races, 4 to count.

 

 

Trailerables and Keel Boats (TY & KB’s)

There are 2 Series for Trailerables and Keel Boats hosted and attended by the Rhyll Yacht Club. Prizes will be awarded by the host Club to the winners of these series.

Westernport Challenge
Triangular Series


Additionally, participants in the Westernport Challenge and Triangular Series are competing for the Newman Trophy, awarded at the Rhyll Yacht Club Presentation Night.

Scoring

Newman TrophyClass Basis Handicap. There will be 4 races in the series, all to count; 3 held as part of the Triangular Series and one as part of the Westernport Challenge.

TY/KB’s are also encouraged to race in all of the 5 Series for OTB Boats, subject to their owners providing proof of a suitable YV or BCY handicap.

Need more information?

Yachting Victoria’s website gives you the most up-to-date Yardstick calculations.

The Racing Rules of Sailing are available from World Sailing’s website.

Or contact the Rear Commodore of our Club via rhyllyc@gmail.com.