This year Cronulla Sailing Club is hosting the Navigators cup. 

Current Entrants

Boat Name Division Skipper
Steadfast Div 1 inshore J. Macquart
Blewaway Div 1 Inshore P. Kelly
Wasabi LT Div 1 Inshore B. McKay
Flashdance II Div 1 Inshore B. Evans
Brand X Div 1 Inshore G. Brand
Tru Zulu Div 1 Inshore C. Merfield
Lady Jane Div 1 Inshore J. MacGilvray
Sea Bell Div 1 Inshore J. Zagame
Boss Ross Div 1 Inshore D.. Sheppard
Sea Hawk Div 1 Offshore P. Van Ryn
ColorTile Div 1 Offshore W. Buchan
Fun Div 2 J. Macquart
Vertigo Div 2 C. Hood
Slipery Fish Div 2 M. Reynolds
Fatal Attraction Etchelles P. Minter

 

2018 Botany Bay Australia Day Regatta hosted by Cronulla Sailing Club

NAVIGATORS’ CUP

Notice of Race

This, the 20th running of the Navigators Cup, is a special offshore race commemorating Australia’s historical sailing links with Botany Bay – our first port.

It celebrates the outstanding achievements of those great navigators, Lieutenant James Cook and Le Compte Jean-Francois Galaup de La Perouse, both of whose remarkable explorations and navigational feats around the oceans of the world are epic sagas, and Captain Arthur Phillip who brought out the First Fleet in 1788.  All three and their ships entered Botany Bay.  La Perouse and Phillip, coincidently were there at the same time.

 

The race for divisions 1 & 2 yachts will start at the Bass and Flinders Monument at the Port Hacking Estuary.  

Yachts in Div 1 offshore  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, then to Wedding Cake Is, then via Wave Rider on starboard to the finish in the Port hacking

Yachts in Div 1 inshore  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, then to Wave Rider on starboard to the finish in the Port hacking

Yachts in Div 2 inshore  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, and return to the finish in the Port hacking

Etchelle’s  will race 2 sprint races as per CSC weekly race program

There will be great spectator viewing from the headlands of Cronulla and along the coast from Cronulla to Bondi and return

 Invitation

An invitation is extended to all yachts to compete in the Botany Bay Australia Day Navigators’ Cup to be hosted by the Cronulla Sailing Club.  There will be a choice of four divisions over different courses for offshore yachts, Inshore yachts and the Etchell fleet.

 Schedule of Event

Saturday                          20th January 2018

Start time                        1230 hrs Division 1 offshore and Divisions 1 & 2 inshore

                                         1330 hrs for Etchells


Rules

The races will be governed by the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions and special regulations of SA and the Sailing Instructions.  The races will be designated as Category C of the ISAF Advertising Code.

Courses

Yachts in Div 1 offshore  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, then to Wedding Cake Is, then via Wave Rider on starboard to the finish in the Port hacking (must have act 4 saftey)

Yachts in Div 1 inshore  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, then to Wave Rider on starboard to the finish in the Port hacking (Over 30ft)

Yachts in Div 2 inshore  will race to the captain Cook Buoy, and return to the finish in the Port hacking (Under 30ft)

Etchelle’s  will race 2 sprint races as per CSC weekly race program

(Exact course details will be included in the Sailing Instructions.)

 Time Limit

The time limit will be official sunset. If one boat finishes before the time limit, the time limit will be extended by thirty (30) minutes. Boats failing to finish before the time limit extension will be scored “Did Not Finish”.

Safety – SA Special Regulations Part 1

Division 1 Offshore                     Category 4

Division 1& 2 inshore                  Category 7+

A copy of the yacht’s safety compliance form shall be lodged with the entry form unless already held by CSC

Crew Safety Form

Each boat shall submit a list of crew members providing details of the next of kin including address and phone number. The list shall be lodged in the Club Letterbox or emailed to crew@cronullasc.com at least 1 hour before the start of the race or handed to the race Starter prior to the first warning signal.

Crew Safety Forms can be obtained online at http://cronullasc.com/ClubInformation/Forms.aspx

Handicaps

The race results will be determined using a Performance Handicap System and each yacht will be handicapped using Time Correction Factors as determined by the race committee or its nominee and which will not be the subject of protest or redress.

Prizes

The Navigators’ Cup trophy will be awarded to the winning monohull yacht on corrected time in Division 1 Offshore.

Each Division winner will be awarded $300.00 cash on performance handicap results

Prizes will be awarded to placegetters in each division subject to the number of entries.

Entry Fee

The entry fee for the event will be $33.00 per boat. NON CSC boats only

 Entries

The attached entry form should be lodged at the club before 10.00 hrs on Saturday 20th January 2018, or emailed to  secretary@cronullasc.com by 18th January 2018

Navigators’ Cup Committee

Email: secretary@cronullasc.com

For further information:

Warren Buchan 0414 633 822

 Email: secretary@cronullasc.com

2018 Botany Bay Australia Day Regatta Navigators Cup Entry

2018 Cronulla Sailing Club Australia Day Regatta- NOR

2018 Cronulla Sailing Club Australia Day Regatta- Sailing Instructions