The NSW Hobie Association is excited to be joining with the Illawarra Yacht Club and Totally Immersed Water Sports to sail the 2017 Open State Titles on Lake Illawarra, Wollongong. This event is open to Hobie 16 (including H16 Masters and Grand Masters), Hobie 18, Tigers and Wildcats.
The Illawarra Yacht Club is located on the North Eastern corner of Lake Illawarra, and has expansive grassy rigging areas well suited to the Hobie Class.
Thanks to our sponsors Totally Immersed Water Sports, each competitor will receive an event rashie with your entry. Make sure you enter no later than Saturday 18th November to guarantee you get the size you want.
No, this regatta is a State Titles for only the Hobie 14, Hobie 16 Women and Hobie 16 Youth.
However, this is a Hobie regatta and ALL other Hobie classes are invited to join us.
The State Titles regatta for all other Hobie classes will be sailed at the usual time early in December.
ALL Hobie classes are invited to this regatta, so there is no reason not to join in at this Hobie event. By having an extra State Titles regatta, we provide an opportunity for the H14, H16 Women and H16 Youth classes to grow
Many of the people that sail 14s also sail 16s. A lot of women and youth are regularly crewing for husbands, partners or parents, and don't get the chance (or have a boat) to skipper themselves. By providing a seperate event for these classes at the recent Hervey Bay Nationals, it gave a lot of people the chance to sail 14 & 16, or Womens and Open - with different skippers / crews.
What does all this achieve? The NSW Hobie Association wants to see ALL Hobie classes grow, and this is a great way to grow the 16, Women and Youth fleets. It is also a perfect opportunity for all the Hobie family to get together for another weekend of sailing, and socialising.
This is a HOBIE regatta! While it is a State Championship for only 3 classes, ALL Hobie classes are invited - so bring your 16, 17, 18, Tiger or Wildcat and join us for a spectacular weekend on Jervis Bay!
Random measurement and inspection checks may be carried out at any time during the championships. Measurement is not required, but it is the responsibility of each skipper to ensure their boat complies with the IHCA Class Rules. Random measurement and inspection checks may be carried out at any time during the championships.
The sailing instructions will be available to competitors on the event web site nsw.hobiecat.asn.au Printed copies WILL NOT be available
Attachment A shows the venue and location of the racing area.
The course(s) to be sailed will be as described in the Sailing Instructions.
Team Managers, Coaches and other support personnel shall keep 100m clear of the course area after the warning signal, except in boats provided by the organising authority or when asked to assist by the Race Committee.
Boats and trailers shall be kept in the areas assigned by VSC while off the water.
Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
Prizes will be awarded to the following classes depending on the number of entrants: -
In participating in an event, a competitor automatically grants the Organising Authority, the Class and the sponsors of the event, 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 for the said event in which the competitor participates and in all material related to the said event without compensation.
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk and they are reminded of the provisions of RRS 4, Decision to Race. Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk and they are reminded of the provisions of RRS 4, Decision to Race. Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:>
Any amendments to this Notice of Race will be posted on the event web site at: https://nsw.hobiecat.asn.au/
Camping, hotel and holiday rental accommodation is available within walking distance to the venue. Vincentia is a popular holiday destination and you are encouraged to book your accomodation soon
For further information please contact the organisers via the website https://nsw.hobiecat.asn.au/