ISLE OF MAN YACHT CLUB, Port St Mary, Isle of Man.
ROUND MANN RACE 2017
Saturday 27 May 2017, (HW 1320 hrs approx.) Start 0600 hrs, Port St Mary
All times are BST (UTC + 1 hour)
Racing will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), RYA prescriptions, appropriate class rules and the sailing instructions.
The race is open to mono-hull cruising/racing yachts belonging to a recognised yacht club. Yachts shall have third party and passenger liability insurance to at least £2 million sterling. Where no RYA NHC base number is available, the RO will allocate a number based on the information given.
The safety of a yacht and her entire management including insurance shall be the sole responsibility of the owner/person in charge who must ensure that the boat and crew are adequate to face the conditions that may arise. These sailing instructions neither limit nor reduce the absolute responsibility of the owner/person in charge for the crew, the boat and her entire management. The Isle of Man Yacht Club and Baker Tilly will not be responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury howsoever caused to the owner/person in charge or crew, as a result of their taking part. Moreover, every owner/person in charge warrants the suitability of the boat and her equipment.
Minimum equipment requirements: bow pulpit and guard-lines (to ORC Special Regulations Category-3 standard), storm-jib, lifelines and deck harnesses, flares, life-buoy, lifejackets, fire extinguisher, life-raft or dinghy, navigation lights, suitable anchor with chain and warp, efficient bilge pump, fog horn, radar reflector, spare compass and first aid kit.
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board in the club foyer.
Any changes to sailing instructions will be posted no later than one hour before the start time.
Round the Isle of Man anti-clockwise leaving the Calf of Man to port.
RRS Rule 35 will not apply. The time limit will be thirty hours from the start time.
Protests will be written on RYA forms available at the club office and delivered to the RO or
other club official within on one hour of the last boat’s finish time.
Competitors are invited to come ashore immediately after finishing the race for a meal at the club. The bar will remain open as required.
Presentation of trophies and prizes at the club
1300 hrs. Sunday 28 May 2017