Important Information at a glance:
Start Date: 26 December 2018
Time Limit: Fifteen days
Rating Monohulls: ORC
Rating Mulithulls: Texel
Entry Fee: R1500 per yacht & R500 per crew member
Entries close 30 November 2018
|NO||YACHT CLUB||BOAT NAME||OWNER /SKIPPER||DESIGN||Texel TCF||ORC|
|1||RCYC||Indaba||John Levine||Van der Stadt 34||C|
|2||RCYC||Yolo||Dale Kushner||Sunfast 3200||B|
|3||RCYC||Avanti||Klause Wiswedel||Vickers 41||B|
|4||Pending||Asante||Francois Stocken||Beneteau Oceanis 43||Pending|
|5||HBYC||Gryphon||HB Development Trust / Theo Yon||ILC40||A|
|6||RCYC||Caribbean Soul||S Viljoen / Boet Koopmans||Islander 48||Pending|
|7||RCYC||Sabatier||Charl Cilliers||Muira 31||C|
|8||RCYC||Banjo||Kevin Webb||Farrier F9AX||126||Multihull|
|9||RCYC||Avocet||David Clement||Oceanis 45|
|10||HBYC||Ronin||All Spice Yachting/Mark Wannenburg||Dean 44 Cat||Pending|
|11||RCYC||Vortex||Andrew Mitchell||Bongers 39 Sloop||B|
|12||SHYC||Carpe Diem||James Herne||Bavaria 38||Pending|
|13||FBYC||Compromise||Rob Newman||Multihull/Du Toit|
|15||RCYC||Hirondelle||Gavin Bingham||Morgan 31||C|
|16||RCYC||Rocket||Herbert Karolius||Simonis 55||A|
Questions & Answers
Q. What qualification does the skipper need?
A. SAS Yachtsmaster Offshore. If the boat is foreign flagged though, please discuss with race committee.
Q. I am a cruising boat. Is there any motoring allowance?
A. This is first and foremost a yacht race sand Sailing event. You would need to complete the course fully under sail to comply.
Q. I don’t have a ORC/Texal Rating, what do I need to do?
A. Contact the RCYC Sailing office who would guide you further. It is not complicated.
Q. I am looking for crew/crewing position what do I do?
A. Contact the RCYC sailing office who would keep you details and share it with perspective parties.
Q. What would crew normally contribute?
A. Every situation is different. But the norm is crew would contribute towards onboard cost (Food, Diesel etc…) and towards delivery costs. We would recommend discussing and agreeing with the skipper upfront.
Q. Will boats Anchor at the island?
A. The island will have proper mooring Available for all competing yachts subject to availability.
Q. Will boats be safe on the island once crews leave and waiting for shipping?
A. St Helena Yacht Services have, for a nominal fee per boat agreed to check boats daily on moorings and will be responsible for the loading.
Q. When does safety scrutinizing begin?
A. You can do this anytime once you are fully prepared.
Q. I have a bowsprit, for shipping purposes, how do I measure the Length of the boat?
A. For shipping and for that matter, the same as for measuring length for a marina. Your boat is measured from the foremost part (in your case front of bowsprit) the aft most part.. So yes, bowsprit would be part of the measurement. If you don’t add it in and your boat is longer, you won’t be loaded as you will displace more space in the packing then declared and therefore planned for in the deck plan of the ship.
Q. What is the correct courtesy flag to fly when at St Helena?
A. The “Red Duster”
DRAFT WELCOME WEEK
|Date||Day event||Evening event||Notes|
|Monday 7th Jan||Corkers Package – Island Tour/BBQ in Country/Drinks at Rosies/ Meal at Blue Lantern||TBC|
|Tuesday 8th Jan||Corkers Package – Island Tour/BBQ in Country/Drinks at Rosies/ Meal at Blue Lantern||TBC|
|Wednesday 9th Jan||Island Tour/BBQ in Country/Drinks at Rosies/ Meal at Blue Lantern||Fish Fry at the SHYC|
|Thursday 10th Jan||Meet the Donkeys and Guided walk Blue Point.||Pool night at Rosies|
|Friday 11th Jan||Napoleonic Sites (entry) +Lunch at Bertrands Cottage.||Presentation—Plantation House|
|Saturday 12th Jan||Day at Lemon Valley (Walk optional)||Mule Yard Bring and Share & Band (Island Politics)|
|Sunday 13th Jan||BBQ and Football Match||Wicked Wahoo , Drinks, food and Games night.|
|Saints V Yachties|
|Monday 14th Jan||Guided walk Lots Wife Ponds||Anne’ hog roast and Veggie option.|
|Tuesday 15th Jan||Coffee Plantation, and Distillery Tour. Afternoon Swim with Whalesharks||V2 steak and pizza night.|