The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
- The IRC Rules 2016 Parts A, B and C.
- The World Sailing Special Regulations for inshore racing shall apply to all keelboats and Multihulls (except that the requirement to be self righting will not apply to the Multihull Classes).
- Advertising on a boat or by its crew is permitted in accordance with the Word Sailing Advertising Code. Boats with advertising material should include details with their entry form. Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies.
- The Platu 25 International Class Rules, amended by Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore National Class Rules
- The current Offshore Multihull Rule (OMR)
- RRS 55 is changed by adding the following sentence to the rule: ‘However, discarding elastic or wool bands when setting a sail will not be considered a breach of rule 55.’
- No National prescriptions shall apply.
- This Notice of Race and
- The Sailing Instructions, which will be available during registration. Where a conflict arises the Sailing Instructions will take precedence, followed by this Notice of Race, then other rules listed above. (This changes Rule 63.7)
The Regatta will have the following classes. The Race Committee (RC) may split classes into divisions. A minimum of 5 yachts is required to constitute a class or division. If less than the required minimum entrants are received the RC may join two classes. The RC reserves the right to adjust the eligibility criteria and / or reallocation of yachts in the interests of fair competition. The determination of eligibility criteria and the allocation of yachts to particular classes or divisions shall not be grounds for protest or redress.
Monohull keelboats with a current valid IRC certificate.
As specified above, Race Committee may split this class into:
- IRC TP52 (Subject to minimum entry requirements)
- Premier (Modern Cruising Boats with Large Displacement)
- IRC 1
- IRC 2
Monohull keelboats with:
- LOA not less than 5.5m
- LOA not greater than 10.0m
- Minimum keel to weight ratio of 0.35
Multihull (catamaran and trimaran) yachts of a size and condition acceptable to the Race Committee.
As specified above, the Race Committee may split this class into:
- Racing multihull (only multihull with a current valid OMR certificate)
- Open/cruising multihull (using the NHC Regatta performance system)
Boats will be allocated a base handicap by the race committee based on the principals of the OMR Rating System. A boat’s rating may be adjusted after each race, based on her performance in that race, her base rating and the series to date.
Monohull keelboats (Using the RLIR performance system)
As specified above, the Race Committee may split this class into:
- Club Cruising
- Ocean Rover
- White Sail (Yachts Sailing without Spinnaker or Chute)
One Design Class of more than 5 boats may apply to the Race Committee for their own class or division status. Applications should be made in writing prior to 10th December 2016.
Participating yachts shall comply with the World Sailing Special Regulations for inshore racing. All yachts may be subjected to inspection at any point during the regatta and their entry may be refused or withdrawn in the interests of safety.
The IRC Handicap Rules 2016 Parts A, B and C will apply to Racing and IRC Classes.
For the purposes of IRC Rule 21.1.5(d), this is a regatta run on consecutive days (so the sails on board shall remain the same throughout). IRC Rule 22.4.2 shall not apply. There will be no limitations on crew number or weight except as required for boats rated as one design, which shall comply with IRC Rule 22.4.1.
The current QCYC OMR Rule will apply to Multihull.
Boats in the Club Classes will be allocated a TCF by the Race Committee based on the entry information provided by the yacht’s owner at time of entry.
- The TCF may be adjusted during the course of the Regatta should additional performance information become available to provide more competitive racing. Calculation and adjustment of TCFs is not grounds for redress or protest
Yachts in the Open/Cruising Multihull class, or, if the Multihull class is not split as provided in Clause 2, yachts in the Multihull class, will be allocated a TCF by the Race Committee.
- The TCF may be adjusted during the course of the regatta should additional performance information become available to provide more competitive racing. Calculation and adjustment of TCFs is not grounds for redress or protest
IRC and OMR Certificates: Competitors wishing to enter a class, which requires a current valid IRC, OMR or certificate, shall provide a copy of their certificate with the entry form. Those competitors entering via the website, shall forward a copy of their certificate to the Regatta Office prior to 9th January 2017. No alteration in boat’s TCC will be permitted after this date, except as a result of rating protest, or to correct rating office errors. Competitors are responsible for obtaining copies of certificates from the relevant issuing authority.
The original or a certified true copy of any required Rating Certificate shall be presented for inspection at the Regatta office no later than 24 hours prior to the Warning Signal of the first race.
An official IRC measurer will be present during the event to check new sails and modifications and may, at his discretion, require any yacht in any class/division to be inspected. Any yachts requiring measurement shall notify the Regatta office by 0800 on 9th January 2017.
All charges and fees incurred by a yacht in obtaining or modifying Rating Certificates shall be borne by the yacht owner.
4. PENALTY SYSTEM
4.1 RRS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
4.2 An International Jury will be appointed for the Regatta. Decisions of the [international jury will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.
5.1 For all classes, a minimum of 2 completed races is required to constitute a series.
5.2 Maximum of ten (10) races are scheduled for all classes. When five (5) or more have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
CLASS TROPHIES AND PRIZES
The Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy
Will be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series, competing in Racing Class and that yacht will be declared the overall winner of the The Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy.
The LADA–IRC Challenge Trophy
Will be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in IRC 1 class and that yacht will be declared the winner of the 2017 LADA IRC Challenge Trophy
The Langkawi Sports Trophy
Will be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in Sportsboat class and that yacht will be declared the winner of the 2017 Langkawi Sports Trophy.
The Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup
Will be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in Multihull Racing class and that yacht will be declared the winner of the 2017 Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup.
The RLYC Commodore’s Challenge Cup
Will be presented to the yacht with the lowest score for the series competing in Club Cruising class and that yacht will be declared the winner of the 2017 RLYC Commodore’s Challenge Cup.
DIVISION TROPHIES AND PRIZES
Where a class has been divided into divisions the RLIR Organizing Authority and its sponsors will award trophies, in each class and division, for:
- First, Second and Third overall;
- First, Second and Third each day for overall division/class winners; and
- Fastest time on Round the Island Race.
TUNKU ABDULLAH SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
A special award in memory of the Founder Chairman and First Commodore Tunku Tan Sri Abdullah will be presented for the best team in sportsmanship, both on water and land in the 2017 RLIR.
Owners wishing to enter their yachts for RLIR 2017:
- May access the website www.langkawiregatta.com at any time before 8th January 2017, fill in the entry form and make payment by credit card by clicking on credit card payment and be transferred to the secure site.
- Fill in the entry form and mail to the address given on page one of this NOR together with payment by cheque or bank transfer.
Any cancellations before 11th November 2016 will be entitled to a full refund of the registration fee paid. Any cancellation after 11th November 2016 and before 8th January 2017 will receive a 50% refund. No refund after the 8th January 2017.
Boats are required to be adequately covered by appropriate third party liability insurance to at least the minimum amount of 1,000,000 US$ or RM equivalent, and entrants shall declare that such cover is and will be maintained in full force throughout the Royal Langkawi International Regatta. Also it is recommended that all crew and others on board are adequately insured, including against medical costs.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS INSURANCE COVER SHOULD BE MADE PRIOR TO THE REGATTA. ADDITIONAL COVERAGE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.
Advertising on a boat or by its crew is permitted in accordance with the ISAF Advertising Code (formerly Category C). Boat with advertising material incorporated shall include details with their entry form. The Race Committee reserves the right to forbid items of advertising which may conflict with RLIR sponsors, or in any way offend Malaysian laws or customs by their nature.
For more details, please visit website at http://www.langkawiregatta.com/rlir2017/notice-of-race/