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DF65 Bi-Series Round 4 - 23rd November


DF65 Bi-Series Round 4,

23rd November 2019 at Springfield Lakes


This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Australian Radio Yachting Association Incorporated (ARYA), and the Australian DF Radio Sailing Association Incorporated (ADFRSA) and conducted by the Queensland Radio Yachting Association Incorporated (QRYA) and the Springfield Lakes Maritime Modellers Incorporated (SLMM) and it’s duly appointed Race Committee.

2.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing2017-2020as amended by Appendix E (Radio Sailing Racing Rules).
2.2 The following documents will apply: This Notice of Race (NoR), the event’s Sailing Instructions (SI), International Class Administration Rules, the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), the respective International Class Rules.
2.3 The current ARYA approved Heat Management System (HMS) will apply in the event that multiple fleets are utilized.
2.4 The following Racing Rules will be changed:

E3.1: The control area will be defined on the course board.
E3.2: Launching area will be specified on the course board
E3.3: The course will be displayed on a course Board.
E3.6: Following a general recall, Rule 30.1 shall apply to the restart. For subsequent general recalls Rules 30.1, 30.3 or 30.4 may apply.
E3.8(c): Courses may be shortened.
E5.1(a): The race committee will appoint Observers, who may be competitors.
E6.4: Add “but prior to the preparatory signal for the next heat or race.”

The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.


3.1 The competition is open to
(a) affiliated members in good standing with ARYA (Inc.) and
(b) members in good standing with the IRSA Delegated National Member of their country of residence.
Entry will be denied to anyone who has been expelled or is currently serving a suspension from the ARYA (Inc) or any state or territory RC sailing association affiliated with the ARYA (Inc).
3.2 Competitors who reside outside of Australia entering in accordance with 3.1 (b) are required to become a ‘Temporary Affiliate Member’ of ARYA (Inc.) for the period of the event. This may be exempt for competitors who are insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of AUD $20 million per incident or the equivalent.

3.3 The following class will be sailed: DF65
All boats must have a current boat registration number for the class entered.

3.4 Eligible boats may enter Online at www.qrya.com.au
Entries close at 17:00 Nov 22nd. Payment to be made at Registration.
3.5 Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organizers.
3.6 Final Entry: No further entries will be accepted after 9:15 am.

4.1 Required fees are as follows:
Class: DF65 Fee: $5
4.2 Other fees: Nil

5.1 DragonForce 65
5.2 Racing Times:
All times are local time as available on local mobile phone services.
Day One: 23 November 2019
Registration: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Measurement and inspection: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Briefing commences: 9:45 am
Warning signal for first race: 10:00 am
Racing concludes: No race will commence after 3:00 pm

Presentation function: Results will be published following the last race, at the lakeside.

5.3 Racing will be held during the scheduled times with a maximum of 40 races for the series. There shall be no limit to the number of races sailed.

5.4 The warning signal for the next race shall occur as soon as practical following the previous race.

5.5 A break for lunch may be included at the discretion of the PRO. Lunch will be taken at a time to best fit in with the racing.
This is a BYO lunch event with soft drinks and water provided. Tea, coffee and hot water will be available.
Free electric barbeque facilities are available on-site (BYO cook) or takeaway food may be purchased locally with the following outlets a couple of minutes’ walk from the regatta area.
Moselle’s Restaurant, Subway, Fishy but Nice, IGA, Springfield Lakes Bakery, La Mocha Café.


Each boat shall produce a current, valid measurement certificate at registration.
All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks, must be completed in accordance with the schedule outlined in this Notice of Race. (Refer paragraph 3 and 5.)

For frequency bands other than 2.4 Ghz, each competitor shall nominate a minimum of three (3) frequencies with their entry. Permitted frequency bands are 27, 29, 36, 40 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz.

8.1 Authorised personal numbers shall take preference over other conflicting sail numbers provided the member seeking to use their Personal Number has entered the event, and paid the entry fee prior to the nominated “close of entries” date as set out in this Notice of Race.
8.2 Skippers wishing to use authorized personal numbers shall produce a current, valid personal number certificate at registration.

The ARYA Standard Sailing Instructions are available on the ARYA website (www.arya.asn.au) and a copy will be placed on the Event Noticeboard prior to the commencement of racing.

The event will be sailed at:
Montello Circuit Park, Springfield Lakes.
GPS address is opposite number 39 Montello Circuit, Springfield Lakes.
UBD reference: Page 237, D 18.
Launching details: Launching will be dry.

Where possible, the course will comprise a first leg and a finish leg to windward. The course will generally be a windward / leeward course utilizing a gate at the leeward end of the course.

The Race Committee will attempt to set a course which will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for the first boat to complete.

12.1 RRS 44.1 is amended by E4.3: Taking a Penalty.
12.2 The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings (Sailing Instructions Appendix A) may be used.
12.3 A Protest Committee will be appointed to hear any protests arising from the event and may comprise competitors not involved in the incident. RRS 61.2 and 62.2 may be replaced by a verbal notification and hearing if all parties affected by the incident agree.
12.4 Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.

13.1 5 races are required to be completed to constitute a series except for single day events, at which the minimum number will be 3 races.
13.2 Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one fleet.
13.3 For multiple fleet racing, allocation of boats for the first race will be made in accordance with the relevant scoring system, using the most recent ARYA Ranking Table.
13.4 The scoring system is as follows:
a. For single fleet racing
i) The Low Point System (RRS A4) will apply.
ii) After 4 races have been completed, 1 discard.
iii) After 8 races have been completed, 2 discards.
iv) After 16 races have been completed, 3 discards, then adding one extra discard for every further 8 races completed.
b. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.

Prizes will be given as follows: 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings for the 2019 Bi-Series.


The Australian Radio Yachting Association Incorporated and the Queensland Radio Yachting Association recognise that all events offer considerable publicity opportunities to Clubs, Associations and the sport generally. Competitor behaviour can impact unfavourably on the sport and all competitors.
Behaviour by a competitor that is in breach of good manners or sportsmanship or which may bring the sport into disrepute shall result in a hearing in accordance with RRS 2 or RRS69.1 or the PRO may offer a competitor a two turns on the spot penalty to avoid going to protest. However, the PRO is not obliged to make this offer, nor is a competitor obliged to accept it in which case a protest hearing shall proceed.

By taking part in this event, the competitor gives the organisation and the event’s sponsors the right to use and show at any time static or moving pictures, films and TV recordings of the competitor and/or their boat made during this regatta in any materials, on any Web pages, and on any social media in support or in connection with the event, including the publication of results.


All those entering or taking part in this event do so at their own risk and responsibility. (See RRS 4). The Australian Radio Yachting Association Incorporated, the Australian DF Radio Sailing Association Incorporated, the Queensland Radio Yachting Association Incorporation and the Springfield Lakes Maritime Modellers Incorporation and any other parties involved in the organisation of this event disclaim:

“Any and every responsibility whatsoever for loss, material damage, personal injury or death, or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water, prior to, during or after the regatta, as a consequence of entering or participating in the Championship covered by this Notice of Race.”

At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves plus the decision to participate or continue must rest solely with and remain at all times with the competitors.

A competitor may only enter the event by accepting these conditions.

For further information please contact Ian Robertson, 0409 325 676,
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DF65 Bi-Series Round 4
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