Program of events for 2020 - 2021
Races shall consist of two classes.
Division 1 - Monohulls.
Division 2 - Multihulls.
On Wednesday (Twilight Racing), racing is done under a handicap pointscore system. Division 2 races start at 6.00pm sharp (except usually for the last two races of the season which start 30 minutes earlier due to low light). Five minute warning at 5.55pm and then a 4:1:0 start sequence.
The start hooter for Division 2 will be the 5 minute warning for Division 1 and then a 4:1:0 start sequence.
On Saturday (Afternoon Racing), racing is done under the Yardstick system. Division 2 races start at 3pm sharp.Five minute warning at 2.55pm and then a 4:1:0 start sequence. Once again, the start hooter for Division 2 will be the 5 minute warning for Division 1 and then a 4:1:0 start sequence. (Exception - the Marathon Race commences at 1.00pm Div2 and 1.05pm Div1. There will be a 4:1:0 start sequence.)
We also conduct Championship races once a month on Saturday. On these days we have TWO races and the first race starts at 1.00pm.
The regular position of buoys is shown on the map below.
PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICES MUST BE WORN BY SAILORS AND COMMITTEE BOAT OFFICERS.
Australian Sailing’s rules state that sailors racing in dinghies or off the beach boats must wear a lifejacket that is compliant with AS4758 or an equivalent international standard, such as EN393 or ISO 12402-5. Lifejackets that satisfy these standards will be clearly marked with the recognised mark of the standard they comply with.
Australian state maritime regulators also require that lifejackets are compliant with a recognised standard. Sailors wearing non-compliant lifejackets risk fines from these regulatory bodies.
ALL BOATS ARE TO HOLD A CURRENT THIRD PARTY INSURANCE POLICY FOR $5,000,000 MINIMUM.
Members will be rostered on for Committee Boat duties during the season. If you cannot fulfil your rostered duty it is YOUR responsibility to swap with another member.
All those taking part in Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club (the Club) races do so at their own risk and responsibility. The Club is not responsible for the seaworthisness of a yacht whose entry is accepted or the sufficiency or adequacy of its equipment. Attention is drawn to the Racing Rules Of Sailing 2017-2020, Part 1, Fundamental Rules, Paragraph 4, Decision To Race.
"The responsibility for a boat's decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone."
Attention is also drawn to Yachting Australia Special Regulations, Part 2, For Off The Beach Boats (Includes unballasted boats, centreboard dinghies, sailboards, skiffs, multihulls, small open ballasted boats and small trailable boats), Paragraph 1.02.01, Responsibilities.
"The safety of a boat and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the owner and the person in charge who must do their best to ensure that the boat is structurally sound, thoroughly seaworthy and managed by a crew who are physically fit to face the expected conditions. The owner and the person in charge must be satisfied as to the soundness of hull, spars, rigging, sail and all gear. The owner and the person in charge must ensure that all safety equipment is properly maintained and stowed and that the crew know how to use it."