GRR 2018 Notice of Race

1. Rules

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, the rules of each class, the Caribbean Sailing association (CSA) rating rule and the Sailing Instructions.

1.2 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

  1. Advertising

Advertising will be restricted to Category C.

  1. Eligibility & Entry

3.1 The regatta is open to the following classes:

OPEN SPINNAKER                           CSA (Caribbean Sailing Association) Rating Rule

OPEN NON SPINNAKER                CSA Rating Rule

MULTIHULL                                        St. Maarten Multihull Handicap Rule

BAREBOAT                                         Boats of this class will be restricted to recognized bareboat fleets acceptable to the Race Committee. Only equipment provided as standard by the bareboat company will be allowed. No spinnakers, spinnaker poles, whisker poles or second headsail will be permitted. CSA Rating Rule

3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the entry form on

  1. Classifcation

The ISAF Sailor Classifcation Code will apply.

  1. Fees

Required fees are $ 350 per yacht. Boats may instead enter per Individual Race at a fee of $ 75,00 per race day. Fees are payable at registration at the regatta office (Support Catamaran).

  1. Shedule of Racing

Dates of racing:

15/11/2018           Start of the first class not before 09.00h

16/11/2018           Start of the first race not before 09.00h. Consecutive races will start within 30 minutes of the last boat to finish in the previous race.

17/11/2018           First boat to start not before 09.00h followed by the other boats according to the start list.

18/11/2018           Start of the first class not before 09.00h

19/11/2018           First boat to start not before 09.00h followed by the other boats according to the start list.

  1. Measurement

Each boat shall produce a valid measurement and rating certificate. You will need an updated 2017 rating (digitally available from the measurers). All certificates must be dated 2017 even if you just got your boat measured in 2016 it has to be checked by a measurer and reissued; this takes very little time. Please have this done before coming to registration.

  1. Sailing instructions

The sailing instructions will be available on registration at the Regatta Committee Boat in front of the Dinghy Dock in Oyster Pond. They can also be viewed on the Regatta website.

  1. Scoring

All racing will be scored on a low point system.

  1. 10. Prizes

Daily prizes & Class prizes will be awarded. In addition there will be an overall “Fleet” prize, an overall “Bareboat” prize and a prize for the best performance of a first time entry in the regatta, the “Captain Oliver’s Memorial Trophy”

  1. Disclaimer of Liability

The Golden Rock Regatta Organization, and any other party involved in the organization and the conduct of the Golden Rock Regatta disclaims any liability for personal injury, personal or material damage whatsoever, sustained prior to, during or after The Golden Rock Regatta. Your entry in The Golden Rock Regatta will constitute a declaration of acceptance of all disclaimers made by the regatta.

  1. Additional information

For further information contact

Juul Hermsen

Tel NL +31 651 089359

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