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YNZ Race Regulations Cat1-Cat5; Anomalies and concerns

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Hears some stuff to think about, quickly done so I stand to be corrected, in each case I believe there are subtle differences as to who is initially meant to do what, some are similar to the extent the actions are the same but some are quite different. Granted by the stage collision is imminent both are required to avoid collision, untill then its not quite so simple.

  1. Two Motor Vessels on collision Course Head on
  2. Two Motor Vessels on collision Course 90 deg to each other
  3. Two yachts racing on head on collision course, i.e. 180deg to each other. Windward boat on Starboard.
  4. Two yachts racing on head on collision course, i.e. 180deg to each other. Windward boat on Port.
  5. Two yachts racing on collision course on same tack, one beating the other going down wind, beating boat on Port
  6. Two yachts racing on collision course on same tack, one beating the other going down wind, beating boat on Starboard.
  7. Two yachts not racing, on collision course, one is motor sailing, in all the above situations...
  8. Two yachts one is racing, one not racing, on collision course....

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40 minutes ago, ex Elly said:

All boats must slow down to 5 knots if they want to come within 50m of another vessel.

RRS are what allows racing yachts to exceed 5 knots within 50m. In this case RRS overrides colregs.

Harrytoms last post is quoting from the YNZ Safety rules.  These have no bearing on right of way.

 

To be pedantic, there is no "right of way" there is simply the burdened and stand on vessel....

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1 hour ago, ex Elly said:

All boats must slow down to 5 knots if they want to come within 50m of another vessel.

RRS are what allows racing yachts to exceed 5 knots within 50m. In this case RRS overrides colregs.

Harrytoms last post is quoting from the YNZ Safety rules.  These have no bearing on right of way.

 

But does the RRS exempt a vessel racing to pass a non racing vessel closer than 50m at more than 5knots?? NO the RRs is over ridden by collision regs

 

Been out fishing and due to wind change has put us in line for the a race fleet,have had to yell out Anchored. Been in the opposite and made room around those anchored.It call courtesy.Which we all need to play apart.

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Bingo, found a classification that seems to do it all. Sport Trailer Yacht under Part V, not to be confused with the Sportboat Part VI

4.2 Only 1.05 headroom needed (I don't meet the keelboat requirement) and bunks only have to be capable of being fitted, not actually there.

4.3 Doesn't have to be NZTYA approved

7.09 Waterproof covers instead of washboards okay

17.17 (b) Lifelines minimum of 250mm above deck. Optional anyway but I have a plan and this fits

9.01 Ladder required, no problem, I have one

9.02 Names on equipment - obviously

9.03 Number and name on side of hull

9.04 Adequate tool kit, no mention of hacksaw blades

9.05 Boathook - Recommended only but I have one.

9.06 Towline

9.07 Anchor and warp

9.08 Bilge pump and ONE bucket

9.09 Torch (recommended but why wouldn't you?)

9.10 Foghorn

9.11 First aid kit

10.1 Compass (marine type only, doesn't have to be installed. IMO a large bulkhead style compass is essential for racing anyway)

10.2 Charts

10.3 Nav lights - Nothing about permanent or wiring

11.1 VHF

11.4 ONE fire extinguisher

11.5 Sails capable of going to windward in 40knots.

12.1 Lifejackets

12.2 Horseshoe ring, drogue light and whistle

12.3 Safety harness - Recommended only but SSANZ NOR overrides and makes compulsory

12.4 Distress Flares including flag. Parachute flares which is a mistake

12.5 Knife

12.6 Epirb - Recommended only but SSANZ NOR overrides and makes compulsory

13.0 Outboard recommended only

NO mention of jackstays but SSANZ NOR requires and i have them anyway.

No mention of a heaving line but I have one and will carry it. Would probably qualify as the tow line anyway

I think i'm good to go, just need the boat :-)

 

 

 

 

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Remember that the Race authority states in the Race instructions what Safety spec you need to comply with and Sport Trailer Yacht may not be included in normal Yacht clubs NOR.

SSANZ used to do one of the Trailer yacht ones (A?) but Route 66, Coastal, etc are just Cat 3-5.

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Yep, every NOR I can find in the events that interest me just say Section 5 which includes Sport Trailer Yachts. Thats probably how boats like Tack Hammer were able to race.

I've no interest in doing Cat3 or 4+ longer races even with the ability to tow home. 23 Coastals in a cat and 3 in a Ross930 taught me what's fun and whats not

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