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2018 Notice of Race, Sailing Notes and Trophies
Notice of Race

The annual races organised by the Humber Yawl Club are listed and scheduled in the HYC Sailing Programme.

1. Rules
Racing will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of the RYA when applicable, the current Humber Yawl Club Sailing Instructions and the relevant Class Rules. Changes or additional instructions may also be posted on the Notice Board in the Brough Club House. 

2. Eligibility and Entry
All club yachts are eligible to race. Yachts must be entered with their sail number on the signing on sheet in the OD’s box prior to the start of the race. Two boats are required to have signed on and entered the start area to constitute a race. 

3. Classification
Races shall be held for the following classes:

Flying Fifteen
ClassSquib Class
Cruiser Class A
Cruiser Class B

Flying Fifteen Class Association
National Squib Owners Association
IRC Class rules under PY/ Byron Handicap System
National Handicap for Cruisers under NHC Handicap System

4. Schedule
The series of annual races are scheduled in the HYC Sailing Programme. Start times are defined but tidal conditions may cause these to vary. 

5.  Sailing Instructions
HYC sailing instruction are posted on the club notice board and are available here: HYC Sailing Instructions - March 2015.pdf

6. Scoring
The scoring system will be as recommended by the Racing Rules of Sailing Appendix 1, section 2.  Any Yacht that does not have a valid handicap number, (Byron, NHC or PY), will be allocated a number by the Sailing Secretary and Fleet Captains.

7. Radio Communications
All radio communications will take place on VHF Ch37(M).

8. Prizes
All annual prizes are identified within this programme. Any additional prizes will be identified in the notice of race for the Regatta or other special events.


2018 Sailing Notes

Safety of Racing Yachts
Yacht crews are reminded that:-

1.     ISAF Rules,  PART 1 – FUNDAMENTAL RULES, 4 - DECISION TO RACE. “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”

2.     Brough tide heights are measured relative to Brough Chart Datum. Hull Albert Dock Outer Sill heights are given for reference.

3.     The IRC Class will start at the same time as the NHC Class but will be a separate race series.

4.     Some weekend days are not used in the Racing Programme, special events may be organised on these dates, refer to noticeboard for details.

5.     All berth holders are expected to act as Officers of the Day as detailed in the Programme. Training is offered if requested. Where an appointed Officer of the Day wished to take part in a race, they are responsible for arranging the appointment of an alternative person to fill their role.


Cruising, Seamanship and Construction 

McKendick Cruising Cup


Most Successful and interesting cruise.

Cruising Runners up Cup

Most Successful and interesting cruise (Runner up)

The McKendrick Weekend Cup

Maximum 4-day Cruise

John. M. Hamilton. Cup

24-hour Cruise

A. G. Forgan Salver


Walter and Joan Webster Plate


Services to the Club and Cadets 

Centenary Tray

Exceptional Services to the Club

Spindrift – presented by N. Agutter

Services to the Club

Captains Cup

Captains Award

Whitton Cup

Cadet of the Year

Racing Trophies

 IRC - Class A Cruisers

Leslie Wood Salver

Early Series (IRC E)

Peter Coxon Trophy

Mid Series (IRC M)

John Vergette Trophy

Down River Points Series (DRPS)

Malcolm Wood Points Trophy

Late Series (IRC L)

P & J May Trophy

Winter Series (IRC WS)

National Handicap for Cruisers - Class B Cruisers


Spring Warm Up Race

Tom Martin Trophy

Early Season Points (ES)

HYC Silver Jubilee Challenge Cup

Mid Season Points (MS)

Gerald Wood Cup

Late Season Points (LS)

Burcom Trophy

Evening Series (E)

Round the Island Trophy

Round the Island (RTI)

HYC Hornsea Mere ODC

Down River Points Series (DRPS)

Coronation Trophy

Winter Series (WS)

Flying Fifteens (FF)

21st Anniversary Trophy (AT)

A, B & Mid-Week Points Series


Captains Cup (CC)

Points Series A

Linguard Cup (LC)

Points Series B

Model Trophy (MT)

Mid Week Points Series

Boggle Bowl

Best Squib not winning a Series

Keelboat Trophy for Squibs and Flying Fifteens

Southern Salver

P.Y. Series based on all races

Regatta Trophies

IRC Class A


NHC  Class B


Squib Class


Keelboat PY


Proaxiom Trophy

Overall Best Performance


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