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50anniversary event inviting vintage boats

Post by chris » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:51 pm

About half an hour north of Newport or the Severn Bridge is Llandegfordd sailing club and they are celebrating 50 years. They would like to invite classic and vintage boats to celebrate their event.

Details are not yet finalised but this is their outline:
As far as the Sailing side is concerned, we are finalising the Notice of Race. Cost is going to be nominal, at most. There will be an Anniversary Regatta with 5 races, 3 on Saturday afternoon, and 2 on Sunday morning. There will also be a special race for the Llandegfedd Pin on Sunday. This has been won by a number of excellent sailors, including national and world champions, and an Olympic Silver medallist. There is a list of them under Results, Historic Pin winners on the web site.

The main races will have some prizes for boats over 50 years old. The numbers will be flexed slightly to cater for the number that comE.

Their website is www.llandegfedd.org.uk

More details as I get them.

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Re: 50anniversary event inviting vintage boats

Post by chris » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:51 pm

Further details

Llandegfedd Sailing Club Notice of Race
50th Anniversary Weekend and Llandegfedd Pin A two day Open Event sponsored by
Kingstone Brewery 21st & 22nd July 2018
1. Rules - World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 will apply
2. Racing-isopentoalldinghiesunder20’long,withapublishedRYA handicap. All racing will be as one massed General Handicap fleet
3. Entryprocess/registration–tobemadeonthefirstdayofracingatthe Watersports Centre, Llandegfedd Reservoir
4. EntryFee–£10forsinglehandedboats,or£15fordouble-handed boats. £5 for Youths (under 21) or students. This fee will include a simple lunch on Sunday. Entry fees payable at Registration.
5. Briefing -12 noon Saturday 21st July 2018
6. Warningsignals–tobeat:
Anniversary Regatta (Series):
a. 13:25 on Saturday 21st July; the subsequent two races will be held back-to-back. (total of 3)
b. On Sunday 22nd July, the first warning signal will be at 10:55, with a second race held back-to-back.
Llandegfedd Pin
c. The individual race for the Llandegfedd Pin on Sunday at a time to be advised after the first two back-to-back races.
The race officer reserves the right to change the schedule of races due to prevailing or forecast weather conditions or other reasons.
7. SailingInstructions–LLSC2018OpenMeetingSailingInstructionswill apply, available on the club website at http://www.llandegfedd.org.uk/racing/instructions.htm

8. Courses-willbesetonthedayofracing.Itisintendedtohaveavariety of courses which may include “round the cans”, triangle, and windward – leeward; further details will be given at the briefing.
9. NoSailingAreas–BeyondtheyellowBuoysnearthedamwalland beyond the yellow buoys in the inlet on the Western side of the reservoir (near the fish cages) – if required further details can be provided on the day.
10.Race length typically 35 – 55 minutes depending on conditions.
11.Starts – Standard 5-4-1-GO sequence
12.Scoring – See Sailing Instructions. The low points system in RRS Appendix A will apply for the Anniversary Regatta. One race is sufficient to constitute a series. If four or more races are held a sailor’s highest score will be discarded (one discard). The Llandegfedd Pin will be a single handicap race that will not count towards the Anniversary Regatta.
13.Prizes, some of which are sponsored by Kingstone Brewery –
a. AnniversaryRegattaforthefirst3boatsandfirstYouthaged20 or under and first Youth aged 13 or under.
b. AnniversaryRegattaforthefirst2boatsover50yearsold
c. Llandegfedd Pin for the winner, prizes for the first 3 boats, plus the first Youth (under 21)
Further prizes may be awarded on the weekend
14.Distance to start – less than 1 mile
15.Rigging and launching - once you have dropped off your boat - please do not leave cars in foreshore rigging area
16.Insurance – Third Party Liability insurance with a minimum third party liability of £3,000,000 is mandatory. Please bring proof of dinghy insurance as the Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water staff may ask to see it
17.Facilities – The Watersports Centre with changing rooms, showers, toilets and an upstairs club room with a large balcony.
18.Refreshments - Tea and Coffee will be available free of charge on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday there will be an option to purchase food from either the Watersports Centre or the Café in the Visitors Centre near the main gate. It is intended to provide a simple lunch for competitors on Sunday, which will be included in the entry fee. Anniversary Dinner details will be notified nearer the time.
19.Accommodation There is a nearby pub, B&Bs and camping in Usk & Pontypool are within a few miles, further details can be provided on request; unfortunately camping or camper vans are not permitted on site. (See SailRacer.org or bookings.com etc)
20.Safety - All club sailors must fully comply with safety rules of the water laid down by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water.

21.Risk Statement - Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.” Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
a. Theyareawareoftheinherentelementofriskinvolvedinthe sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
b. Theyareresponsibleforthesafetyofthemselves,theircrew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
c. They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
d. Theirboatisingoodorder,equippedtosailintheeventand they are fit to participate;
e. Theprovisionofaracemanagementteam,patrolboats, umpires and other officials and volunteers by the organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
f. The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;

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Re: 50anniversary event inviting vintage boats

Post by chris » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:58 pm

I hope we can encourage some vintage and classics along to this.
We have it down in our diary.
It is possible for camper vans to stay in their car park over night but tents are not allowed. However there are sites quite close including a pub.

Note that the sponsor for their anniversary event is a brewery!
Two special prizes for boats over 50yrs
Entry is 10 for single handed
15 for double hander
5 for youth under 21

More info here

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Re: 50anniversary event inviting vintage boats

Post by JimC » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:24 pm

Sailed there a few times with the Canoes: nice club and great scenery. You think South Wales/post industrial, but Llandegfedd is up in the hills and very decorative, but still handy for towns and especially one curry house the ICs tend to frequent.

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