Army Dinghy Sailing - Asymmetric Regatta 23rd and 24th September 2017Join the ASA Today




 (Incorporating the ASA Individual Regatta, the Grant Trophy)

23rd and 24th September 2017


1.         Organising Authority.   The Army Sailing Association (ASA), in association with the Royal Navy Sailing Association (RNSA), and the Royal Air Force Sailing Association (RAFSA).

2.         Rules.   Racing will be governed by the RYA Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, Individual Class Association Rules and the Sailing Instructions (SIs). 

3.         Eligibility.   The event is open to fully paid up members of the ASA, RNSA, RAFSA their dependents, members of affiliated service sailing associations and Civil Servants.  Any Asymmetric Monohull Dinghy is eligible to be raced in the Open Handicap event. 

4.         Prizes.   Prizes will be awarded for the following:

a.         Open Handicap Asymmetric Championship (any Asymmetric Monohull Dinghy) The Gold Cup

b.         ASA Individual Championships, (The Grant Trophy) – 2000.

c.        RNSA Individual Championship, (The Forshaw Trophy) – RS400

d.         RAFSA Individual Championship, (The RAF Trophy) – Any Asymmetric Monohull Dinghy

e.         Novice Trophy – Any Asymmetric Monohull Dinghy.

4.         Location.   The Championships will take place at the Army Inshore Sail Training Centre (South) [AISTC(S)], Baker Barracks, Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8DH.

5.         Entry Fees.   The entry fee for the event is £20 per boat for those who are paid up members of the RNSA/ASA/RAFSA and £30 for those who are not.  Competitors are to forward the entry form at Annex A along with their entry fee (a cheque made payable to the “ASA” with competitors name on the back of the cheque) to Maj Colin Walsh, ASA RC(D) at RATDU, Bldg 50, RA Barracks, Larkhill, Salisbury, Wilts SP4 8QT to arrive no later than 15 Sep 17.  Notification of late entries by email (eg after 15 Sep 17) may be accepted at the discretion of the ASA RC(D).  Registration for agreed late entries will be available from 0900hrs on Sat 23 Sep 17 at AISTC(S).

6.         Equipment.   There are a number of asymmetric dinghies available to ASA members from AISTC(S) and bids for them should be sent to Cpl Simon Horsfield, Chief Instructor at AISTC(S) at .  Note that dinghies will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  After 8 Sep 17, any surplus equipment may be offered up to other service personnel.  The types of dinghy available are:

a.         2000

b.         Hartley 15 (sailing under provisional Portsmouth Yardstick)

Other Service equipment will be provided under individual service arrangements.  Competitors may bring their personal equipment; All such equipment, be it personal or service owned is to comply with Individual Class Association Rules and measurements.

7.         Sailing Instructions.   SIs will be available no more than one month before the event.    

8.         Races.   There will be 3 races per day.  There will be a discard after 4 races.  The first race will not start before 1200 hrs on Sat 23 Sep 17.  The target duration for each race is 50 minutes.  2 races are required to be sailed to constitute a series.

9.         Briefing.   There will be a competitor’s briefing at 1100 hrs on Sat 23 Sep 17 and at 1000 hrs on Sun 24 Sep 17 if required.

10.      Weight Equalisation.   Competitors are reminded of the rules regarding “Weight and Righting Moment Equalisation” within their class rules and may be subject to weighing at any time during the Championships.

11.      Safety.

a.         A boat is entirely responsible for her own safety, whether ashore or afloat and nothing, whether in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions or anywhere else reduces this responsibility.

b.         It is for a boat to decide whether she is fit to sail in the conditions in which she will find herself.  By launching, the boat confirms that she is fit for those conditions and her crew is competent to sail and compete in them.

c.         Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat 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 organiser’s encompass everyone helping to run the race and the event and include the organising authority, the race committee, the race officer, patrol boats and beach masters.

d.         The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of her responsibilities.

e.         Personal buoyancy shall be worn by all competitors whilst afloat.  Those using trapeze boats are strongly recommended to use quick release harnesses.

f.          Those entering personal equipment are required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party claims in the sum of at least £2M.

12.      Social.   There will be a social evening on Sat 23 Sep 17 in TISC with a bar, buffet and entertainment.

13.      Messing and Accommodation.   All personnel should be aware that catering facilities at AISTC(S) are available through the Regimental Restaurant on a Pay as you Dine basis.  Accommodation in AISTC(S) is available by prior arrangement with the AISTC(S) Centre Manager (Maj Jed Cunningham) on 01243 388315 or by email at .   Personnel wishing to camp are to seek permission through the Centre Manager at AISTC(S).  Personnel are to note that should camping be available the camping area is within 60 – 100m of married quarter areas.  Good behaviour is expected and good maintenance of the camping area.  Subsistence allowances may not be claimed.

See Para 5.

Note Para 6 – registering your entry on the day of the race and hoping for an ASA asymmetric dinghy to be available is a high risk strategy – you have been warned.  Speak early (before 8 Sep 17) to Cpl Simon Horsfield, Chief Instructor, AISTC(S) to avoid the disappointment of not getting an ASA boat allocated to you.

Based on the slowest boat in the fleet.




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