The rescheduled FOSSC Open is now set for Sunday 12 October 2014. The Open will consist of two races in the morning with the lake to ourselves followed by lunch and then two further races in the afternoon alongside club racing.
Whilst we were disappointed to have to move the original date, due to the clash with the country fair and the potential problems the additional traffic would have caused, we are excited at the opportunity of showcasing our class in front of the rest of the club. We always enjoy welcoming the class to our shores and tropical climes and we hope to see as many of you as possible for more of the fleets trademark close racing and friendly atmosphere.
Notice of Race British Moth Open Meeting Frampton on Severn Sailing Club Sunday 12th October 2014
Entry fee: £8.00 The organising authority is Frampton on Severn Sailing Club. All enquiries to Chris Latham Tel 01453 546562 E-mail chris_cml_chris[at]hotmail.com 1. Rules The Series will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, and FOSSC Open Meeting Sailing Instructions, available at registration. Competitors will also behave in accordance with the RYA Racing Charter. Dogs are allowed, under control, on the grounds but not in the clubhouse. Camper Vans / Camping permitted overnight, by prior arrangement All visiting boats will be required to be washed before launching to protect against the transfer of “foreign” species. 2. Entries 2.1. Entries will be accepted at registration. 2.2. Those competitors under the age of 18 years, at the time of the event shall be required to complete and lodge the parental/guardian's consent form included in the entry form with the Race Committee prior to the start of racing. 2.3. Competitors shall be members of FOSSC or The appropriate class association (BMBA). 3. Schedule of Races Sun 12th October 2014 Briefing 10:15 Race 1 10:30hrs. Race 2 will follow as decided by the race officer on the day with due regard to the prevailing conditions. Races 3 and 4 will be integrated with club racing with scheduled starts at 14:00 & 15:45 4. Sailing Instructions FOSSC Open Meeting Sailing Instructions will be available on registration. 5. Scoring System 5.1. The Low Point scoring system of RRS Appendix A will apply. 5.2. 2 Races will constitute a series. 5.3. When fewer than 4 races are completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores. 5.4. When 4 races are completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. 6. Prizes Prizes will be awarded, dependent on the number of entries, after the conclusion of the last race. 7. Social Arrangements Unfortunately Lunch cannot be provided, however beverages will be provided. Tea will be available on completion as normal. 8. Rights to use Names & Likenesses Competitors automatically grant to the organising authority without payment the right in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television of or relating to the event.
9. Conditions of Entry 9.1. Competitors are entirely responsibly for their own safety, whether afloat or ashore and nothing, whether in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions or, anywhere else reduces this responsibility. 9.2. It is for the competitors to decide whether their boat is fit to sail in the conditions in which it will find itself. By launching or going afloat, the competitors confirm that the boat is fit for those conditions and they are competent to sail and compete in them. 9.3. Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the owners and / or competitors, nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the race and the event, and include Frampton on Severn Sailing Club, the organising authority, the race committee, the race officer, patrol boats and beach masters. 9.4. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of her responsibilities. 9.5. Each boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party claims in the sum of at least £3,000,000.
This years Somerville Series sounded exciting to the very end with places in the series still being decided in the final race of the final open. We would love to welcome you to Frampton On Severn for our 2014 Open and more of our class's trademark close racing. Due to the Open being re-arranged the open will not count within the traveller series, but we still hope to see as many of you as possible for what will now be a one day winner takes all open, and one of the most unique trophies in sailing!
By sharing the lake with club racing in the afternoon, we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to advertise why our class is so much fun and still thriving. The class is starting to grow again at Frampton with two new members of the fleet within the last 18 months and more people starting to show some interest in trying the boat out.
Please let me know you are coming to help plan for the presentation buffet after racing.
Tropical Frampton weather is on order.....so don't pack away the sun cream just yet....