An invitation is extended to owners of eligible vessels to apply for entry to the 42nd Vintage Yacht Regatta.
i. The Regatta will be governed by:
i. the Invitation to Enter and Sailing Instructions
ii. the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. Note: The Sailing Instructions may change racing rules.
iii. the Australian Sailing Prescriptions and Special Regulations Part 1, Category 6.
iv. whilst a yacht is operating under its engine, the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea will apply.
ii. Should a Strong Wind Warning be current, non self-righting boats will be unable to compete.
iii. The Organising Authority (QCYC Inc.) reserves the right to amend this document and the Sailing Instructions up until the start of Race 1 of the Regatta.
i. Competitor advertising is restricted to no advertising other than any supplied by the organising authority
i. The following are classes which may be used: Vintage (pre 1968), Classic, Spirit of Tradition, Small Boat, Dinghy and Power Boat
ii. Yachts will be put in a class according to year built, size and speed. Multiple course lengths are available and entrants are asked to nominate the course length they would prefer to sail at the time of entry.
4. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
i. The racing element of the Regatta is open to:
i. Classic Yachts and Sailing Dinghy’s - a monohull designed and built for recreational purposes in wood or steel to a 1980 or earlier design by traditional build methods.
ii. Modern Classics – a Spirit of Tradition Yacht or yacht that the Organising Authority considers to be built with the appearance of a ‘Classic’.
iii. Yachts not fitting into the above categories may apply with documents and photographs or drawings to support their application.
ii. The Concours d’Elégance element of the Regatta is open to:
i. All craft outlined in 4.i
ii. Classic Powerboats built for recreational purposes in wood or steel to a 1980 or earlier design by traditional build methods.
iii. Eligible boats may enter by completing the entry form on the Vintage Yacht Regatta website, and paying the required fee, no later than 1700hrs Wednesday 26th July.
i. Previous entrants since 2011 will be asked to confirm their details remain the same.
ii. Vessels unknown to the Regatta must complete a Pre Entry Section and submit a photograph of the vessel
iii. All entrants must have current insurance showing the yacht is insured against damage to third party vessels and personal injury or death of the crew and third parties, in the sum of at least $10,000,000.
iv. Late entries may be accepted.
v. The Regatta Officer reserves the right to refuse any entry.
i. Required fees are as follows:
Vessels wishing to race (includes entry in the Concours d’Elégance): $75
Vessels entering the Concours d’Elégance only: $25
6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
i. Sailing Instructions will be available from the Vintage Regatta website and from the QCYC office from Wednesday 26th July
ii. Any amendments to Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions will be posted on the Vintage Regatta website and at the Administration Office window at the QCYC clubhouse.
i. The regatta will be held at Queensland Cruising Yacht Club, Sinbad Street, Shorncliffe, QLD, 4017.
ii. The racing area is within Bramble Bay.
9. THE COURSES
i. The courses will be laid out in the Sailing Instructions. Refer to the Home Page for further information.
10. RACE SCORING
i. The Low Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A4 shall apply.
ii. One (1) race is required to be completed to constitute a regatta.
iii. There will be no discard, no score will be excluded.
11. SHORE FACILITIES
i. Access to the slipway will be available.
ii. Members must park their vehicles and trailers in their allocated hardstand spaces. Non-members parking for vehicles and trailers is available in the public parking area next door to the Club and on the other side of the road from the Club.
iii. Marina berthing facilities will be available for competitors. Individual berths will be limited therefore, competitors should expect to be rafting up on the outside pontoons. All skippers should stow extra warps and fenders for the regatta. Visiting yachts MUST NOT enter individual berths unless they have received prior permission from the Regatta Director.
iv. Refer here for Food and Beverage opening times.
12. DEPTHS IN CHANNEL INTO CABBAGE TREE CREEK
14. DISCLAIMER OF ENTRY
Competitors participate in the Regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.