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Notice of race, Ben Ladyman trophy

by | 18 Jan 2011 | Regatta 2011 | 0 comments

Start times updated 26 January 2011
Mahurangi Regatta 29 January
Ben Ladyman road trip

Road Trip: Ben Ladyman (d. 2009) photographed on a South Island road trip. Now a Mahurangi Regatta trophy memorialises his childhood passion for sailing.

Ben Ladyman Memorial Trophy (centreboards)
Waitangi Trophy (Mistrals)

Sailing instructions

Rules These races will be governed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and these sailing instructions.

No protests A penalty of ten times the premature period will be applied to any boat over the line at the start.

The organisers accept no responsibility for damage loss or injury.

We draw competitor’s attention to the reefs at both ends of Saddle Island (Te Haupa). The reef at the northern end has a buoy on it and at the southern end a beacon. There are unmarked reefs extending from the seaward side of the island.

Warning! The northern buoy may, in some tide/wind conditions, be out of position. This is a convivial event—all entrants must take all necessary steps to avoid collisions.

Entries will be accepted at the tent at Sullivan Bay from 10‍ ‍am to noon.

Start times
Ben Ladyman Trophy Centreboards 1300‍ ‍hours (Zephyr flag)
Waitangi Trophy Mistrals 1305‍ ‍hours (Mistral flag)

Race numbers where supplied must be displayed and clearly visible facing the committee boat (the Jane Gifford or substitute) at the finish, otherwise your finishing time may not be recorded. Please identity yourself to the finish boat when crossing if you have no number.

CourseAvailable here and at registration tent on the day.
NB Only boats which are able to sail unassisted outside the harbour limits will be eligible to enter this regatta—this excludes the likes of optimists etc.

Start line The start line will be between a patrol boat and the committee boat flying a large flag, anchored off Sullivan Bay (or further up harbour in strong easterly conditions). The patrol boat will fly a large red and white flag off the stern.

Start procedure
5-min gun and hooter – division flag flown
Start gun and hooter – division flag dropped

Ben Ladyman Trophy sailing course

Diagram Only: This diagram of the Ben Ladyman Trophy sailing course should not be used for navigation, particularly in respect to the many reefs off Saddle Island.

Finish line
The finish line will be as for the start line. No times will be recorded after 1600 hours (4‍ ‍pm)
The start line will be shortened for the finish.
NB It is the racing yacht’s responsibility to be recognised by the finish boat.

Prize-giving will be at the tent at Sullivan Bay 4‍ ‍pm-ish.

Shortened course The course may be changed on the day depending on the weather. The new course will be available at the registration tent at Sullivan Bay.

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