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Worser Bay Boating Club: Club Sailing Programme
9 September 2023 to 30 April 2024 
The Organising Authority is Worser Bay Boating Club Inc. (WBBC)
Marine Parade Seatoun Wellington

Notice of Race (NOR)


This NOR does not apply to the WBBC Regatta and the club Champion of Champions event.
The notation ‘[NP]’ in a rule means that a boat may not protest another boat for breaking that rule.  This changes RRS 60.1(a).

1     RULES

1.1  The event is governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). Yachting NZ Racing Rules.pdf

1.2  The Yachting New Zealand Safety Regulations Part 1 shall apply.

1.3 RRS Appendix T, Arbitration will apply.


2.1  The Supplementary sailing instructions ( SSI ) are available on the WBBC website.

2.2  The sailing instructions will consist of the instructions in RRS Appendix S, Standard Sailing Instructions, Supplementary Sailing Instructions (SSI). Any additional supplementary sailing instructions will be on the official notice board located at the WBBC Clubrooms.



3.1  The online official notice board is located on the WBBC website.

3.2  [DP] From the first warning signal until the end of the last race of the day, except in an emergency, a boat shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats. 



4.1  All club events are open to all centreboard dinghies

4.2  The Portsmouth Yardstick rating system, as modified by WBBC, applies to boats racing in the Mono fleet championship series and in the Mumford Holiday Trophy Opening Day Race

4.3  For all general handicap and handicap series races the RYA NHC individual progressive handicap system will apply to all boats.

4.4  The Mono fleet is defined as boats with a class yardstick number of between 1000 and 1190.

4.5  Eligible boats may enter by completing the sign on sheet on the day. There is no entry fee.

4.6  To be eligible to compete in a WBBC club event each entrant and crew member shall be a financial member of WBBC or a club recognised by the entrant’s and crew member’s national authority.



5.1  The schedule of races is listed in the Sailing Program on the WBBC website.

5.2  On each scheduled day of racing no warning signal will be made after 1530 hours for afternoon racing. ( EXCLUDE " and 11:30 hours for morning racing." ) 

5.3  Scheduled Handicap Series 1,2,3 & 4 races that are postponed to another day will be rescheduled to the next Handicap Series day until such time as the schedule is up to date or until the commencement of a subsequent handicap series. In such circumstances the sailing program is changed from that previously published to two Handicap Series races that day. All Handicap Series races including the conclusion of one series and the start of the next will be sailed sequentially.  For Series 5 , the Seasonal Handicap Series , additional races may be sailed on any club racing day without prior notice and these additional races will be included in the series results. 


6.1      All boats are expected to comply with relevant class rules.



7.1  One race is required to be completed to constitute a series and for series other than the Seasonal Handicap.

     (a) When fewer than four races have been completed and for the season long handicap series, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

     (b) When from four to ten races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

     (c) When eleven or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her ten best race scores.

7.2  There will be no discards for the seasonal handicap series.

7.3  Rule A5.3 applies.  

7.4  Rule A 5.2 as changed by A 5.3 is further amended so that a boat that came to the starting area but did not start, did not sail the course, did not finish, retired or was disqualified shall be scored points for the finishing place one more than the number of boats that came to the starting area and a boat that did not come to the starting area , other than for the seasonal handicap series, shall be scored points for the finishing place two more than the maximum number of boats that came to the start line in any one race in the series. For the Seasonal Handicap series, boats that did not come to the starting are shall be scored points for the finishing place two more than the boats that came to the starting area.

7.5 If the crew of a boat undertakes Rostered Race Management Duties ( Start Box or Rescue Boats ) and the boat does not sail that race then the boat may be scored "RRMD" ( Redress: Race Management Duties ) . The points score for RRMD is the average of all the boat's points scored for all the sailed races in the series as per RRS A.9(a). All other boats' scores remain unchanged. 

7.6 If a boat foregoes her right to sail the whole course within the time limit, and in the interests of others, to reduce the delay in the next start , upon invitation, proceeds or is towed directly to the vicinity of the start line, then that boat will be Scored "RDTL" ( Redress Direct to Line ) . This will only apply in the first race of a back-to-back sequence.  The points score for RDTL is the average of all the boat's points scored for all the sailed races in the series as per RRS A.9(a). All other boats' scores remain unchanged. 


8.1 RRS 3 states: ‘The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone.’  By participating in events that are part of the WBBC Sailing Program each competitor agrees and acknowledges that sailing is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks.  These risks include strong winds and rough seas, sudden changes in weather, failure of equipment, boat handling errors, poor seamanship by other boats, loss of balance on an unstable platform and fatigue resulting in increased risk of injury.  Inherent in the sport of sailing is the risk of permanent, catastrophic injury or death by drowning, trauma, hypothermia or other causes.


9.1  It is recommended each participating boat be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $1,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.


10.1   Trophies named in the Sailing Program will be awarded at annual prize giving. To be eligible for WBBC Trophies, other than those awarded at the WBBC Regatta, the helmsman and crew must be financial members of WBBC

10.2     Other prizes may be given 

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