Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2014


16th – 20th July, 2014

NOTICE OF RACE Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2014


The Regatta is organised by Media Business Services Co., Ltd. under the auspices of the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and is staged under the authority of the Sports Authority of Thailand. Media Business Services has established a Race Committee.


The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing and by

1.1. The IRC Rules 2014 Parts A, B and C., the OMR Rule for Multihulls, the Firefly 850 Sport one-design class rules, this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.

1.2.  In the case of conflict the Sailing Instructions will prevail (this changes rule 63.7).

1.3. No national prescriptions will apply.

1.4.  If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

1.5.  All participating boats shall comply with the 2013 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations, Safety and Equipment requirements of a Category 4 Regatta with VHF with the following exceptions:

1.5.1.  Sports Boats shall comply with the 2013 ISAF Category 5 with VHF Special Regulations.

1.5.2. Sports Boats shall comply with their Class Safety regulations, sail limitations and other regulations where they differ from ISAF Category 5.

1.5.3. The requirement to be self-righting will not apply to the Multihull, Firefly 850 Sports classes.


3.1. Advertising on a boat or by its crew is permitted in accordance with the ISAF Regulation 20, Advertising Code

2.2. Boats shall be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

2.3.    The Race Committee reserves the right to forbid items of advertising which may conflict with the regattas sponsors, or in any way offend Thai laws or customs by their nature.


The Regatta will have the following classes, which may be subdivided into divisions

3.1. IRC – Monohull keelboats with a current valid IRC 2014 certificate.

  Subject to sufficient entries, the Race Committee will divide classes based on design and performance.

3.2. Club Charter Class. Keelboats, participating with the owner on-board, or bareboat charterers who are visiting Phuket and are acceptable to the Race Committee. This class is designed both for cruisers that do not normally race and for charter boats preferring a less competitive fleet and potentially shorter courses than normally provided for the IRC racing classes.

3.3. Multihulls. Trimarans and Catamarans of a size and condition acceptable to the Race Committee. This class may be subdivided based on entries.

3.4.  Firefly 850 Sports One Design class.

3.5. Sport Boats/Day Boats. Racing under an appropriate rule based on entries, Boats shall be not less than 5.5m nor greater than 10.0m LOA. Boats shall be ballasted monohull keelboats, shall have a minimum keel/weight ratio of 0.35 and have a minimum value of DLR plus twice the length overall of 60.

3.6. Classic Invitational. Yachts of a classic nature are invited to take part in a special event to celebrate the 107th anniversary of S.Y. Seraph.

A minimum of 4 boats are required to constitute a class or division. Classes may be amalgamated or divided at the discretion of the Race Committee.

The Race Committee reserves the right to adjust the eligibility criteria and / or allocation of boats in the interests of fair competition. The determination of eligibility criteria and the allocation of boats to particular classes or divisions shall not be grounds for protest or redress. (This changes rules 60.1(b) and 62.1).

The Race Committee recognizes that there may be boats that, by virtue of design, may qualify under these criteria in the racing class, but consider themselves to be cruising orientated either by accommodations, rig, sails or other reasons. The Committee will consider written applications for inclusion of such yachts in another class giving details of the yacht and the reasons for consideration, if received no later than 1 July 2014.

A valid IRC certificate, sail plan, accommodation layout including details of installed equipment, keel details and crew list MUST accompany the application. Applications based on crew criteria alone will not be entertained. The Race Committee’s decision shall be final and not subject to appeal.

4.  FEES

4.1. Entry will be confirmed on receipt of completed entry form and the entry fee of 12,000 Baht. Entries must be received by Wednesday 16th July 2014.

4.2. The entry fee includes participation of skipper. An additional crew ticket fee of 4,200 Baht is payable at or before registration for each additional crew member racing in the regatta and/or attending social functions.

4.3. A reduced early entry fee is applicable to entries received and paid for by 15th June 2014. For more information go to []


5.1. Registration for the 2014 Regatta and the functions listed below will take place at the Cape Panwa Hotel.

5.2. Racing for all classes will be held in the waters around southern Phuket.

Wednesday 16/07/14

10.00-16.00 Registration (late registration by prior arrangement only)

17.30 Skippers briefing

19.00 Opening Ceremony & Mount Gay Rum Thailand Party

Thursday 17/07/14

Racing from 10.00 hrs.

Daily prize giving & party

Friday 18/07/14

Racing from 10.00 hrs.

The is no party Friday evening and Friday prize giving on Saturday

Saturday 19/07/14

Racing from 10.00 hrs.

Friday and Saturday prize giving & party.

Sunday 20/07/14

Racing from 10.00 hrs.

18.30 Overall Regatta Prizes Ceremony and full buffet Closing Party.


6.1.  The IRC 2014 Handicap System shall be used for IRC Classes. Owner initiated changes to IRC certificates will only be accepted after 16th July 2014 with the agreement of the Regatta IRC rating officer/measurer. For Farr Platu 25 racing under IRC, any un-weighted boats will be given an allocated weight as specified by the Thailand Class Rules.

6.2. The RYA National Handicap for Cruisers will be used Club Charter Class. Boats using a base handicap which will be provided by the organisers. Boats not providing sufficient boat data will be allocated a handicap based on standard hull data and/or a known sistership. This will not be subject to protest or redress.

6.3.  Under NHC a boats handicap will be adjusted after every race. An adjustment in handicap number is not grounds for redress, this changes RRS 62.

6.4.  The OMR handicap system shall be used for the Multihulls. Un-weighed boats will be allocated a TCC by the Racing Committee.

6.5. This TCC for un-weighed Multihulls may be adjusted during the regatta. Calculation and adjustment of the TCC will not be subject to protest or redress.

6.6.  Firefly 850 Sports Class will race under their one-design class rules.


7.1.       For all classes, a minimum of 2 completed races is required to constitute a series.

7.2. For the IRC, Sportsboat, Firefly 850 Sport and Multihull Classes there will be a maximum of 8 races scheduled. When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worse score. If a race is cancelled or abandoned by the Race Committee, the above minimum may be adjusted accordingly.

7.3.  For the Club Charter Class there will be a maximum of 5 races scheduled. When fewer than 4 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 4 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worse score. If a race is cancelled or abandoned by the Race Committee, the above minimum may be adjusted accordingly.

7.4. For the Classic Invitational Class there will be a maximum of 4 races scheduled. When fewer than 3 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 3 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worse score. If a race is cancelled or abandoned by the Race Committee, the above minimum may be adjusted accordingly.


8.1.   The sailing instructions will be available at registration on Wednesday 16th July 2014. Any sailing instructions issued prior to this date are provisional.


9.1. The courses to be sailed will be Coastal, Windward/ Leeward, or Triangle.


10.1. For the all classes rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

10.2. Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in rule 70.5.


11.1.  Boats rated as one-designs, as noted on the boat’s certificate, shall conform with their one-design class rules in respect of crew number/weight limitations unless freed from this requirement by this Notice of Race.

11.2. In the Multihull class the Race committee must be notified of the declared crew weight at time of registration. No alteration to the boat’s TCC will be permitted during the regatta except as a result or a rating protest or to correct rating errors.

11.3.  Owners/skippers should seek clarification from the Race Committee if in doubt.


12.1.   Each yacht shall carry at least one suitable anchor and sufficient suitable cable to hold the yacht in the depth of water and likely weather conditions in and near the racing area.

12.2. No anchors shall be carried on deck forward of the bows.

12.3. All yachts shall be liable for inspection in accordance with applicable safety and measurement requirements.


13.1. Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance to a minimum cover of   Twenty Million Thai Baht per incident or the equivalent.


14.1. A Trophy will be awarded to the winning yacht in each class or division.

14.2.  Second and third place prizes will also be awarded in each class.

14.3. Other prizes including prizes for individual races and divisional results and line honours may be awarded at the discretion of the Organising Committee.

14.4. Fleets of six or more one designs and/or specific types of boat racing within the IRC classes may be given additional results listings according to type at the discretion of the Race Committee.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


All enquiries should be addressed to:

Media Business Services Co Ltd,
113/167 Anupas Golf Ville,
Kathu, Phuket 83120,

Tel: +66 (0) 8 40 60 40 70

Entries may be made via the regatta website registration page: