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ONLINE BRIEFING 

Noble Marine International Moth and Waszp Grand Prix; Euro Cup 2020 Round 1.

Welcome to Queen Mary Sailing Club. 

The Race Officer for this event is Bob Joce and the ARO is Neil O’Leary.

 

COVID-19

Like you we are concerned. Please enjoy the facilities and pay careful attention to the Clubs’ Coronavirus guidance as posted around the club building and available here LINK

Plan for open meetings

  • Event sign on is online only, can be booked here
  • NOR and SI are online documents only, can be found here 
  • There will be no physical briefing on the day, this is the briefing
  • Please bring contact less card payment for purchasing at the galley
  • There will be a prize giving but glass ware will remain in their boxes.
  • Results will be published online only, will be published here

 

Use of Club

Cars - may be brought up to the club for unloading/loading only, pleas then park in the lower car park at all other times. The car park exit gate code will be displayed at reception, entered on the smaller black key pad, this number will gain you access on Sunday.

Lockers in the changing rooms should be used to store valuables. You will need your own padlock.

Catering is available from 9:30 until 16:30

Buoyancy aids to be worn by anyone on the reservoir banks or pontoons. Sailors shall wear buoyancy aides and full wetsuits or drysuits.

 

RACING

Signing on using the online system: https://www.queenmary.org.uk/racing/open-meetings/

Signing off is not required. The schedule for the event is shown on the official notice board and in the SI’s. Any changes to the schedule will be announced over the PA and posted on the official notice board.

Please read the NOR and SI’s; available online.

The course will be a windward leeward course as detailed on the Official Notice Board.

Racing will take place on the west side of the reservoir on Saturday and the east side on Sunday.

Obstructions - Do not enter the static obstruction areas as shown on the course diagram. The mobile dredging barge has right of way and shall be avoided.

Start - The sequence will be 5,4,1,go with Moths normally starting 5 minutes before Waszps. In the event of a Moth general recall the Waszp start will continue and then the Moth fleet will be re-started.

Class flags will be the Moth insignia flag and the Waszp insignia flag.

The number of rounds to be sailed will be displayed on the stern of the committee boat.

Moths and Waszps will start together if both class flags are deployed at the warning signal.

Finish - The finish line will be between the committee boat flying a blue flag and the leeward mark or the port end of the leeward gate.
“Grand prix” finishing will be implemented as described in the SI’s. When the leading boat completes the course and finishes, all other boats in that fleet will be finished as they cross the finish line irrespective of the number of rounds they have sailed.

Penalties - The two turn penalty is replace by the one turn penalty.

 

Good luck

Any questions regarding the briefing, NOR or SI’s shall be submitted by email to sailingsecretary@queenmary.org.uk and answered on this briefing page