ADVANCE NOTICE OF RACE
The Regatta is organised by Regattas Asia in conjunction with the Samui Yacht Club Regatta, under the
auspices of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and the Sports Authority of Thailand.
The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing and by:
For boats racing under IRC, The IRC Rules 2016, Parts A, B and C except that:
I. For the purposes of IRC Rule 21.1.5(d), this is a regatta run on consecutive days (so
the sails on board while racing must remain the same throughout, including the spare
mainsail if possibly being used).
II. The use of a second mainsail is allowed so long as it is carried onboard at all times
III. Boats may choose to use either their spinnaker or non- spinnaker TCC for the
duration of the regatta, subject to declaration prior to the start of racing.
The OMR Rule for Multihulls amended by the Thailand Multihull Association percriptions.
The RYA National Handicap for Cruisers
The Platu 25 International Class Rules, amended by the National Class Association of Thailand.
Class Rules for one-design entries and boats sailing under a standard one-design rating, including
RRS 55 is changed by adding the following sentence to the rule: 'However, discarding elastic or
wool bands when setting a sail will not be considered a breach of rule 55.’
No National prescriptions shall apply.
RRS 52, Manual Power, shall not apply for yachts racing in the Multihull Classes.
The use of stored power for the hoisting of mainsails, or the reefing or furling of sails need not be
This Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions
In the case of conflict the Sailing Instructions will prevail. (This changes Rule 63.7)
If there is a conflict between languages the English text shall prevail.
2. SAFETY REGULATIONS
1. Boats shall comply with the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) Category 4 with
Special Regulations for Inshore Racing in daylight hours except that:
2. Sport Boats and Beach Catamaran Classes, which shall comply with World Sailing Offshore
(OSR) Special Regulations for Inshore Racing in daylight hours.
3. All boats shall carry an operational marine band VHF radio and monitor the designated
channels from 30 minutes before any scheduled start until after finishing.
4. Boats will not be required to carry a storm trysail nor need to be able to reef to 40% of their luff
5. Anchors shall not be carried forward of the stem or with any part outboard, except when
6. Any boats that do not comply fully with the requirements may apply to the organizing
committee for written dispensation against specific requirements. Dispensation will not
normally be considered unless applied for by 1700 on Friday 12th May 2017.
7. The requirement to be self righting will not apply to the Multihull and Beach Catamaran
8. All boats may be subjected to inspection at any point during the regatta and their entry may be
refused or withdrawn in the interests of safety.
1. Boats may carry advertising as allowed by the World Sailing advertising code unless their class
rules further restrict the advertising that may be carried.
2. Boats intending to carry advertising must indicate this on their entry form, together with the
names of companies and/ or products to be advertised.
3. Boats shall be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.
4. Boats may not carry or display advertising other than official event sponsor decals on the
forward 20% of their hulls.
5. The Race Committee reserves the right to forbid items of advertising which may conflict with
the regatta sponsors, or in any way offend Thai laws or customs by their nature.
The Regatta is open to boats and classes listed below:
The Race Committee reserve the right to:
Combine the start of one class with another
Subdivide any class
Cancel racing for any class or amalgamate classes if the number of entries is less than five.
Classes will be based on actual entries and divided based on Design, IRC Hull Factor (HF),
IRC Displacement Length Ratio (DLR), IRC Length of Hull (LH), IRC Series Date and the boats
Time Correction Factor (TCC).
Classes may be amalgamated or divided at the discretion of the Race Committee. Specifically,
all boats of a particular design shall race in the same class at the direction of the race
committee. The Race Committee reserves the right to adjust the eligibility criteria and / or
reallocation of boats in the interests of fair competition. The determination of eligibility criteria
and the allocation of boats to particular classes or divisions shall not be grounds for protest or
IRC class splits will be made according to entries received and will be announced by 1700 on
Sunday 21st May 2017.
Boats rating 0.010 or less below the lower limit of the next class up, may request permission to
move up to the class above and race using the bottom rating of that class. The decision of the
Race Committee is final and not subject to appeal.
Boats over 15m LH (LOA) with canting keels or boats over 22m LOA may be accepted at the
sole discretion of the Race Committee. Such boats should contact the Race Committee to
discuss eligibility prior to attempting to enter the regatta. If sufficient large canting keeled boats
wish to enter then they may be given separate divisions within IRC.
A minimum of 5 boats are required to constitute a class or division.
Racing under the IRC Handicap system. Each boat must be confirmed to be part of a bona fide
bareboat charter fleet and their design based on standard production models designed for
charter/cruising. Boats will be sailed in charter trim with standard mainsail, jib and one cruising
chute/asymmetric/symmetric spinnaker with or without pole. Boats that are chartered with full
sail inventories or not carrying a full charter inventory are not eligible.
Boats must carry all the equipment normally carried on a bareboat charter in its normal
position except for the dinghy and its motor, oars and fuel tank. Biminis and sail covers may be
removed and stowed below, but must remain on board. Any boats found to be stripped or
lightened shall be subject to a penalty. Boats must comply with all safety requirements
including, no part of an anchor shall overhang the bow while racing.
For charter boats which are of custom design, boats with racing configuration and/or deep keel
configuration, the Committee will consider written applications for inclusion of such boats in the
Bareboat Class. Applications giving details of the boat and the reasons for consideration
should be received no later than 1st May 2016.
All entrants should enter online at the Official Website. www.samuiregatta.com
Exceptionally, entries may be made in person or by telephone at the Regatta Centre where a
member of staff will complete the entry on your behalf.
Note that some basic information about the entry will be viewable on the Official Website and can
be edited by the entrant.
Entries shall be received with full payment prior to 1st May 2017.
All payments received after 1st May 2017 will be subject to a 7% Government Sales Tax.
Late entries will be accepted until 1700 on the day prior to a race so long as they are accompanied
by the full entry fee. Entries after 1700 on Friday 19th May 2017 must be made in person at
Boat Entry Fee (inclusive of Skipper's Fee): 22,500 Thai Baht
Additional Crew Member Entry Fee: 5,500 Thai Baht
A late entry fee of 2,500 THAI BAHT PER BOAT AND 500 BAHT PER CREW will be charged for
all entries/payments received after 1st May 2017.
Fees shown above are for payment by cash or bank transfer. Payment by credit card (Visa or
Mastercard) will incur a 4% surcharge, this being what our card services provider charges us for
these transactions. All payments received after 1st May 2017 will be subject to a 7%
Government Sales Tax.
The boat entry fee includes participation of skipper. An additional Crew fee of 5,500 THAI BAHT is
payable for each additional crew member and supporter participating in official functions and
parties of the regatta. Crew fees include complementary boat transfers during racing, transport to
offsite social events, all the official social events and the issue of complimentary regatta souvenirs.
In the event of a race being abandoned or cancelled, entry fees will not be refunded.
Saturday 20th May 2017
Registration 15.00 – 17.00 (Centara Grand Beach Resort, Chaweng Beach)
Sunday 21std May 2017
Registration 10.00 – 16.00 (Centara Grand Beach Resort, Chaweng Beach)
Practise Race 13.00
Skippers Briefing 17.30
Monday 22nd May – Saturday 27th May 2017
5 Days Racing + 1 Reserve Day
Max Number of Races: 10
The first warning signal will be at 10:00 hrs on each racing day.
Saturday 27th May 2017
Gala Dinner 19.00 (Centara Grand Beach Resort, Chaweng Beach)
All enquiries and entries should be addressed to:
The Secretary, Samui Regatta 2016,
c/o Centara Grand Beach Resort,
38/2 Moo 3, Borpud, Chaweng Beach.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)81 894 0280
Fax: +66 (0)76 319 272
E-mail: [email protected]