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Solo Open 2018



WOSC Solo Open


The Solo Open meeting at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club is on Saturday 7th July 2018

The water at WOSC is a flooded gravel pit some 1000 m long by 300 m wide providing close racing enlivened by shifty winds.

The first race on Saturday will start at 11:00. There will be two further races on Saturday starting at approximately 13:00 and 14:30. Each race will last approximately 1 hour and refreshments will be available from the galley between races. The galley will also be open before the first race for tea/coffee.

Presentations of prizes will take place as soon as possible after the last race.



1       RULES

1.1) The races will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2) The prescriptions of the RYA and West Oxfordshire SC will apply.

1.3) Racing rule(s) 40, 27.1  will be changed as follows: Flag Y will not be flown, the course will be defined on a course-board, The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions. The Sailing Instructions may also change other racing rules.

1.4) Buoyancy aids must be worn at all times when on the water and must not be of the self-inflating type.



2.1) The regatta is open to all boats of the National Solo Class Associations..

        2.2) Entry is on the day.


3       FEES

      £10.00 per boat includes tea and cake after racing.

       Lunch will be available after the first race at a cost of £3.00.                 

4       SCHEDULE

        4.1)  registration Open from 9.00am on the day

4.2)  Dates of racing:  Saturday 7th July 2017

4.3)    The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first start on Saturday is 10.55am. Two races back to back after lunch with estimated warning signal for the first of these at  12.55pm


       The event sailing instructions will be available at the time of entry.


         The courses to be sailed will be decided on the day.

7       PRIZES

                 Prizes will be awarded for the first three boats in the series.  If three races are sailed two will count. If less than three races are sailed all races will count.


        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 inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees  and acknowledges that

(a)  They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the 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) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, 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)  Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;


(e)   The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event 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;


(g)  Their boat is adequately insured, with cover of at least £2 million against third party claims;




The fact that the Race Committee or an experienced member of WOSC conducts inspections of boat does not reduce the responsibilities of each competitor set out in this Notice Of Race .



          For further information, please contact: Phil Dodd (Solos) (phil@projectdesignservices.co.uk)

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