2015 Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championships
Grafham Water SC
16/05/2015 - 17/05/2015

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Racing updates


News


Event Timetable

Please download and print  (14/05/2015)

Main Fleet - RIB Sheet

Please download, print & laminate.  (13/05/2015)

Main Fleet SSIs now published

Note that we are returning to a system of using Supplementary sailing instructions (SSIs) plus Major event instructions (MEIs).

There are electronic copies of both available in right column. There is also a single sheet extract from MEIs with course diagram and flight order, which you can print and laminate to take on the water.

Many of you will still have the printed MEI booklet. Please use those if you can. Some (!!) copies of those will also be available at registration.  
(08/05/2015)

New Registration and Minimal Measurement Process

We are introducing a new "self service" registration process with minimal measurement checks. Please click above for details or see document on right.  (29/04/2015)

Squad Selection Policy

This event is part of the winter squad selection series and the Main fleet results will count towards Winter squad selection. Details in Squad Policy Document on right.  (29/04/2015)

Peter Newton Photography

Peter will be taking photos on the water on the Saturday at The Inlands and that they will be availble to view and order on the Sunday ONLY and will NOT be available to order online after the event.  (07/05/2015)

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(Only use once you have registered and if you did not paid during the entry process.)

  
(07/05/2015)

Entry - Buoyancy Test

In order to try and simplify registration, please could you add your buoyancy test date for each boat entered in the event. You will still need to bring your documentation with you, but hopefully once verified, the information will only need to be entered once a year.

The Buoyancy Test date must be on or after 18th MAY 2014. This applies to both main and regatta fleet boats.  
(07/05/2015)

15% Off from Gill

Gill are proud to be the title sponsor of the optimist class for the fifth consecutive year. Exclusive member discount on all products purchased online at gillmarine.com. Simply enter: IOCA15 at checkout.
  
(07/05/2015)

Regatta Fleet waiting list

Regatta Fleet entry limits have been increased. A huge thank you to Paul Thompson, Gordon Craigen, Jon Hutchings, Richard Baker and Ian Fitzsimmons, for volunteering to bring their RIBs, enabling us to open up places for everyone booked so far, and quite a few more.

If you are planning to bring a RIB, please sign up here  
(23/04/2015)

Movement of boats to Grafham Water

In order to prevent the spread of non-native species there is a requirement to ensure that boats are clean before they visit the site using the principle of Check Clean Dry http://www.nonnativespecies.org/checkcleandry/index.cfm. This includes:

CHECK your equipment and clothing for live organisms – particularly in areas that are damp or hard to inspect.

CLEAN and wash equipment, footwear and clothing thoroughly. If you do come across any organisms, leave them at the water body where you found them.

DRY all equipment and clothing – some species can live for many days in moist conditions. Make sure you don’t transfer water elsewhere.

Anglian Water ask for boats and equipment, arriving at Grafham Water that are from the following locations, to have been clean and dry for at least two days prior to arrival – if not, then they must not be launched at the Club:

  • Wraysbury Reservoir and Wraysbury River near to Staines

  • The Queen Mother Reservoir

  • Queen Elizabeth II/Bessborough Reservoirs

  • Queen Mary Reservoir

  • Warwick East Reservoir, Warwick West Reservoir and William Girling Reservoir all located in the Lee Valley


MOVEMENT OF BOATS FROM GRAFHAM WATER
A non-native species of fresh water shrimp (commonly known as killer shrimps) have been found in Grafham Water and certain restrictions on boat movement.

Movements have been imposed by AW, DEFRA or other bodies to prevent the spread of these to other locations in the UK. These requirements are prominently displayed on the club premises and will include washing boats and equipment before removal from the Club premises. Failure to comply with the requirements of these restrictions may lead to expulsion from the event.

SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

Signals made ashore will be displayed either on the Flagstaff on the foreshore in front of the Race Office, near the jetty, or on the jetty. Flag L may also be displayed on a Committee Boat at the jetty.

When flag AP is displayed ashore, or on a Committee Boat at the jetty (with two sound signals) ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in the race signal AP.

A GREEN FLAG means ‘sailing is unrestricted, except that sailing in the creeks at the West end of the water is PROHIBITED at all times. Wear adequate personal buoyancy at all times when afloat.

A RED FLAG or RED MAROON means ‘If ashore, do not go afloat. If afloat, come ashore immediately.’

A RED & WHITE flag (Flag U) will be displayed in strong wind conditions. This signifies that only experienced sailors who can cope with these conditions should launch.

A YELLOW FLAG flying from one or more of the waterfront flag poles means sailing is restricted to Area 1 as defined on maps situated around the Club.

A BLACK FLAG flying from the jetty in front of the Clubhouse means wet or dry suits must be worn whilst sailing during the period 1st November to 31st March and outside this period when the water temperature is less than 5 degrees C.

A BLUE AND WHITE flag indicates that conditions are such that dinghy sailing is not allowed but experienced windsurfers are permitted to sail.

A BLUE AND GREEN flag indicates the presence of BLUE GREEN ALGAE in the reservoir and
care should be taken whilst afloat and during launching and recovery of boats.  
(30/03/2015)

De-Shrimping Process

Those who were at the Inlands last year or regularly sail at GWSC will know all about the Killer Shrimp problem at the reservoir which means we must all abide with the club’s washdown procedure.

The Environment Agency has placed strict controls on GWSC which require each dinghy, sailor and RIB to be thoroughly washed down before they leave the site at the end of any sailing event.

GWSC are well practised at this routine and have created wash down points for both dinghies and RIBS – please cooperate with the volunteers who will be manning the washdowns and be patient! (Very, very patient if we don't have enough volunteers to help - please sign up on the volunteer rota!)

  
(29/03/2015)


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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Main £50.00 £70.00
Transition Fleet £50.00 £70.00
Regatta £50.00 £70.00

Late fee applies from 9 May

Information

Class Membership


IOCA Membership
In order to participate in this event you must be a member of IOCA(UK). If you are not already a member, click on the title to take you to the online membership application.

Volunteer Rota


Volunteer for a Duty
We need all families to help out over the weekend - please sign up for a duty as soon as possible to ensure the event runs smoothly.
Volunteer Duty Info
A basic guide to all the volunteer roles. There really is something for everyone!

Event Documents


Notice of Race
Main Fleet Supplementary Sailing Instructions
Please download, print and bring a copy with you to the event. (v3.0)

These Supplementary Sailing Instructions (SSIs) should be read in conjunction with the Major Event Instructions (MEIs) below.

Major Event Instructions (MEIs)
Read these together with the SSIs
MEIs Key Sections
Course diagram and flight order. You might consider printing and laminating this to put in your boat.
Amendment to SIs #1
referencing the Draft protocol for the B3 visually impaired sailor
Draft Protocol - B3 Sailor
Please read the draft protocol which has been written in order to support a B3 visually impaired sailor in main fleet.

Main Fleet - Yellow Flight Colour List
As a reminder and for new sailors in the Main Fleet:

Flight Ribbons are Yellow, Blue, Red or White and are flown from the peak of your sail to identify which colour group your boat has been assigned to.

Main Fleet - Blue Flight Colour List
As a reminder and for new sailors in the Main Fleet:

Flight Ribbons are Yellow, Blue, Red or White and are flown from the peak of your sail to identify which colour group your boat has been assigned to.

Main Fleet - Red Flight Colour List
As a reminder and for new sailors in the Main Fleet:

Flight Ribbons are Yellow, Blue, Red or White and are flown from the peak of your sail to identify which colour group your boat has been assigned to.

Main Fleet - White Flight Colour List
As a reminder and for new sailors in the Main Fleet:

Flight Ribbons are Yellow, Blue, Red or White and are flown from the peak of your sail to identify which colour group your boat has been assigned to.

Transition and Regatta Fleet Sailing Instructions
Please download, print and bring a copy with you to the event.

Transition Fleet Tally Number List
As a reminder and for new sailors in the Transition Fleet:

Tally Bands are numbered 61 onwards and will be collected from the Tally Boards before going afloat.



Regatta Fleet Tally Number List
As a reminder and for new sailors in the Regatta Fleet:

Tally Bands are numbered 1 onwards and will be collected from the Tally Boards before going afloat.

Regatta Fleet sailors do not need any ribbons for their sails.

RIB Fleet


Main Fleet
If you can bring a RIB and/or want to go on the water in a RIB, please sign up on the RIB sheet
Main Fleet - RIB sheet
Please download, print & laminate
Transition/Regatta Fleet
If you can bring a RIB and/or want to go on the water in a RIB, please sign up on the RIB sheet

Event Information


New Registration & minimal measurement process
Please read!
Transition Fleet Information
The aim of this fleet is to provide competitive racing for sailors who no longer need the close supervision of regatta fleet without requiring the full leap to the main fleet.
2015-16 IOCA (UK) Squad Selection Policy
IOCA SQUAD POLICY 2015-16 Final
Posted 23 Apr 2015

Venue Infiormation


Motorhome Bookings
Campers and camper vans are welcome and pre booking of a Campervan site from the Club Secretariat (admin@grafham.org / 0845 6442548) is essential. There is a charge of £15 per night for Campervans, £10 per night for Camping (please note – NO caravans please – Grafham's lease does not allow them).

Please note that bicycles, scooters and skateboards are not allowed and tractor areas are out of bounds and will be fenced off. The windsurfing area to the north and west of the Campervan area must be kept clear.

Directions and local accommodation
Directions to Grafham Water Sailing Club, details of local accommodation, and other information are available on the Club website - http://www.grafham.org

Entrants and authorised guests are temporary members of Grafham Water Sailing Club during the period of the event and shall comply with Club Rules and Bylaws. Failure to observe these may result in exclusion from the club premises.

Friday Catering
The Caterers at Grafham SC will be providing an evening meal on the Friday.

Viking Catering - Saturday Menu
Viking catering will be offering suppers at the club on Saturday Evening - please see attached menu and details about how to book.

Any questions

Contact: IOCA Sailing Committee
Email:    sailing@optimist.org.uk



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