<span style='font-size:20.0pt'>Notice of Race</span>

<span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Shorthanded Sailing Association of Australia Inc. (SSAA)</span>

<span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial'>2002 Lord Howe Island Double Handed Yacht Race</span>

Sydney-Lord Howe Island, 5th October 2002

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<span style='font-size:12.0pt'>CONTENTS</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>1              INVITATION, OVERVIEW, OBJECTIVES.</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>2              THE EVENT, TIME LIMIT</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>3              RULES, REGULATIONS, CONDITIONS OF ENTRY</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>4              ELIGIBILITY</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>5              INSURANCE</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>6              DIVISIONS</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>7              RESULTS</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>8              OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>9              CLOSING DATES AND ENTRY FEES</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>10            SSAA SPECIAL REGS: RADIO</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>11            SSAA SPECIAL REGS: CRASH BULKHEADS</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>12            SSAA SPECIAL REGS: SECURING HEAVY ITEMS</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>13            </span>SSAA SPECIAL REGS: CREW ELIGIBILITY</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>14            SSAA SPECIAL REGS: CREW EQUIPMENT</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>15            SSAA SPECIAL REGS: SAFETY EQUIPMENT</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>16            SSAA SPECIAL REGS: MAINSAILS, STORM JIB + TRYSAIL</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>17            SAILING INSTRUCTIONS</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>18            ALTERNATIVE PENALTIES</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>19            ADVERTISING</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>20            RACE BRIEFING</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>21            PRIZES, TROPHIES AND PLAQUES</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>22            LIST OF CHARTS AND PUBLICATIONS</span>

<span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>23            SCHEDULE OF DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED




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<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>1          INVITATION, OVERVIEW, OBJECTIVES.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: Arial'>1.1      Owners and charterers of eligible yachts are invited to enter the 2002 SSAA Lord Howe Island Double Handed Yacht Race on the terms and conditions as per this Notice of Race.</span>

1.2      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: Arial'>The race will be organised and conducted by the SSAA.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>1.3      No means of propulsion may be used other than the force of the wind on sails and/or the manpower of the crew. No form of powered handling device may be used when the yacht is underway, regardless of the source of power, other than: </span>

·         <span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'></span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>electrical/hydraulic or wind powered self steering systems, </span>

·         <span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Symbol'>         </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>hydraulically operated mast jacks, stays and vangs, </span>

·         <span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Symbol'>     </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>pumps to fill, transfer and exhaust water ballast. </span>

1.4      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Radar and electronic charting/navigation systems are allowed.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>1.5      Canting keels are permitted. Rotating masts are allowed, canting masts are not.</span>

1.6      The objectives of the race are to advance true seamanship and shorthanded sailing skills, equipment and techniques. <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'></span>

1.7      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>All notices regarding the race will be posted on the SSAA web site www.ssaa.com.au as soon as they become available. The web site will be the main medium for communication with entrants and be the official notice board.</span></span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>2          THE EVENT, TIME LIMIT</span>

2.1      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>      2The starting date is Saturday 5th October 2002.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>2.2      The course is from Port Jackson, Sydney to Lord Howe Island.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>2.3      The distance is approximately 415 nautical miles.</span>

<span style='font-style:normal'>2.4      There is no time limit.


<span style='font-style:normal'>3.1      The race will be governed by the:</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>3.1.1       International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>3.1.2       The rules as defined in the 2001-2004 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF)</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>3.1.3       This Notice of Race as may be modified by the Sailing Instructions to follow</span>

3.2      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Safety Regulations to be observed shall be as per ISAF RRS Special Regulations Category 1, as amended by this Notice of Race and the SSAA Special Regulations as following herein.</span>

3.3      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>3Entrants must complete a SSAA self check safety compliance and acknowledgement form prepared for this race and submit as soon as possible. </span>

3.4      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Entrants must present the yacht for an equipment audit at a time convenient to the SSAA Safety Officer during the week before the race briefing.</span>

3.5      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>At least one of the crew must be a current member of the SSAA. </span>

3.6      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>In the event of extreme weather and/or other exceptional circumstances the start may be delayed.</span>

3.7      Neither the SSAA nor the host club/s for the race, nor their sponsors, accept any responsibility for the loss of life or injury to either crew, or damage to, or loss of any yacht. Full responsibility for any mishaps befalling the yacht or crew will rest with the owner or crew under the ordinary process of law. The race committee, organisers and sponsors, do not accept any responsibility towards entrants, their yachts, or towards third parties with whom entrants may become involved. Furthermore, by participating in this race, each entrant agrees to release the race committee, organisers and sponsors from and against any and all claims, demands, causes of action, rights, liabilities, contract obligations, damages, costs, torts, suits, at law or in equity or otherwise, arising out of or any way relating to the race. This release shall be binding upon each entrant and the heirs, beneficiaries, representatives and estates of each entrant. Careful attention is drawn to paragraphs 1.02 of the ORC Special Regulations 2000-2001 covering responsibility. Refer www.orc.org. It will be necessary for both members of the crew to sign an indemnity form which will be drafted and presented for signature before the race briefing.

3.8      The competitors have no right to expect or demand that rescue operations or other assistance be extended to them during the race.

3.9     The acceptance of an entry shall not be construed as indicating the SSAA deem the yacht and/or its crew to be suitable, safe and able to handle any all conditions that might be encountered during the race.

4          ELIGIBILITY

4.1      Yachts shall be seaworthy, resistant to capsize, mono or multi-hulled vessels that comply with the Notice of Race, its rules and conditions of entry.

4.2      A qualifying voyage is necessary, the purpose for which is to ensure both crew are familiar with each other and the yacht and its operation and systems. <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Both the nominated crew and only the nominated crew, must complete the qualifying voyage in open waters on the entered vessel of not less than 200nm or depart a port and return to that port for a period of time not less than 48 hours. During the qualifying voyage the yacht/crew cannot accept any outside assistance or put into port or anchor. The qualifying voyage must be recorded and verified by a third party and details submitted with the entry or as soon as possible thereafter. This voyage must have taken place not more than 12 months prior to the starting date and be completed before close of entries. Any applications for dispensation from this requirement will be considered by the race committee on their merit.</span>

4.3      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The Sailing committee reserves the right to refuse an entry without explanation.</span>

4.4      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Should an entry not be accepted, the fee will be refunded in full</span>

4.5      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Attention is drawn to stability and construction requirements for the entered vessel, refer AYF Special Regulations section 3, Structural Features and Fixed Equipment and Appendix D, Resistance to Capsize.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>5          INSURANCE</span>

5.1      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The owner or charterer of the boat entered in the race shall have, as a minimum, a Public Liability and Third Party Property insurance policy with respect to the boat for an amount of not less than A$10m which is current when racing. A certificate of currency shall be provided, with the appropriate details.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>6          DIVISIONS</span>

6.1      Divisions will be set depending on the number of and type of entries received. Traditionally, the SSAA conducts its races with <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'> five divisions by length, for mono and multihulled vessels, 6.5m-35ft, 35-40ft, 40-45ft, 45-50ft, 50-60ft. </span>

6.2      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Handicaps will not be applied within or across divisions.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>7          RESULTS</span>

7.1      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The results will be determined in order of finishing in each division. </span>

7.2      Separate prizes will be awarded for mono and multi-hulled yachts.

7.3      7.3      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Prizes will be allocated at the discretion of the SSAA Race committee and will depend on sponsorship funding. A line honours trophy is awarded to first across the line mono and multi hull vessels



<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>8          OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE</span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'></span>

8.1      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>While underway no physical contact may be made, nor may material assistance be provided by other vessels or aircraft, other than passing of written messages or medical supplies.</span>

8.2      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>During the Race a yacht may anchor or moor for any purpose, and while anchored or moored, persons other than the competitor may come on board and stores or equipment may be embarked and repairs effected. A yacht will be considered anchored or moored during a grounding.</span>

8.3      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>While racing, to effect anchoring or mooring or while being removed from a grounding, a yacht may be towed for a distance not exceeding ten (10) miles into and not exceeding ten (10) miles out of any anchorage or harbour, provided the total result of such towage can be shown to not have advanced the yacht towards the finish. The acceptance of a tow for more than ten (10) miles will disqualify the yacht from the Race, and therefore eligibility for an overall position in the Race.</span>

8.4      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Yachts must sail the course independently and may not deliberately escort each other or arrange any other escort other than what may prove necessary in an emergency.</span>

8.5      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Specially prepared and/or individualized routing information that is not generally and readily accessible at no cost to all competitors, is prohibited.</span>

8.6          <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>A declaration, verifying compliance with this rule will be required to be signed by both crew prior to beginning the race and must be signed again by both crew after finishing. Completion of this declaration is required before prizes will be awarded. Refusal to sign the declaration or non-compliance with the rule will result in disqualification from the Race.

9          CLOSING DATES and ENTRY FEES</span>

9.1      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Entries close on 12th September 2002, but expressions of interest are requested. Please forward to the Race Committee as soon as possible, so numbers can be monitored and interested parties contacted directly with information/updates etc. The Entry Form is attached to and follows this Notice of Race.</span>

9.2      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The Entry Fee is A$200 for Members, and $300 for Non-members.</span>

9.3          <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Late entries may be accepted until 30th September, when the entry fee will be A$400 for Members and $500 for Non-members.


10.1    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Mandatory HF/SSB radio frequencies: </span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>
safety:                2182, 4125, 6215,
</span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>ship to shore:    4483, channels 608 and 836
</span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>ship to ship:      2524, 8294</span>

10.2    <span class="StandardPara">Mandatory VHF radio frequencies: channels 16, 73, 88</span>

10.3    <span class="StandardPara">Both VHF and HF/SSB radios must be permanently installed.</span>

10.4    <span class="StandardPara">If the HF aerial depends on the backstay, a  thru-deck  insulator must be installed and an emergency aerial must be available that can be easily erected directly onto the thru-deck insulator. In-hull cabling must be permanent type installation.</span>

10.5    Yachts must carry out a satisfactory radio check with Penta Comstat on Channels 608 and 836, between the 23rd of September and the 30th of September 2002. Additionally, yachts are required to carry out a radio check with Penta Comstat within two hours before the race start. Yachts not recorded by Penta Comstat as having adequate radio signal strength will not be eligible to start. Please note: Penta Comstat is a private coastal radio station (see www.pentacomstat.com.au ) and membership is recommended. On the return or subsequent voyage the full service from Penta Comstat is only available to members.


<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>VOIDV</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>11        SSAA SPECIAL REGULATIONS: CRASH BULKHEADS</span>

11.1  <span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>All monohulls and multihulls shall have a watertight collision bulkhead between 5% and 15% of LWL behind the forward end of LWL.</span>

11.2    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>All yachts, mono and multi, are recommended to have an aft collision bulkhead within 5-15% of the aft LWL, or at least forward of the rudder post.


<span style='font-style:normal'>Attention is drawn to securing heavy items. Floor boards, locker covers and frig lids must be secure and/or be readily made to be secure so as to stay in place in the event of capsize. </span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>13        </span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>SSAA SPECIAL REGULATIONS: CREW ELIGIBILITY</span>

13.1    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The yacht must be crewed by two.</span>

13.2    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The minimum age of both crew is 18 years</span>

13.3    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Both crew on the yacht must have long offshore, and preferably shorthanded, racing experience</span>

13.4    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The race committee's determination as to the acceptability of the crew experience is final and binding</span>

13.5    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Both crew shall have attended an AYF Sea Safety and Survival course, or equivalent. </span>

13.6    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Both crew must have a current senior first aid certificate or higher first aid qualification</span>

13.7    Both crew must have an HF Radio operators certificate of proficiency issued by a relevant authority, or higher qualification. In lieu of both having certification, one must have and the other must have extensive radio experience.


14.1  Personal high intensity lights or strobes and a dye marker for each of the crew must be on board, and it is recommended they be kept on the person at all times.

14.2   Safety harnesses:

·         must not be more than 10 years old

·         without a date of manufacture will not be accepted

·         must be worn at all times by any crew whose body is wholly or partly outside of the lifelines.

14.3  At least two harness strops of length one metre shall be carried on board, in addition to the two-off specified two metre strops.

14.3   Kapok filled and Mae West type PFDs will not be accepted.


15.1    At least one EPIRB must be a 406 MHz EPIRB and not packed in the liferaft.

15.2    Any EPIRB packed in the liferaft must be noted on the liferaft certificates.

15.3    All 406 MHz EPIRBs must be registered in the yacht's name.

15.4    A minimum of four white parachute flares must be carried on board.

15.5      SSAA strongly recommends that personal EPIRBs (406 or 121) be carried on the person by both crew at all times.



<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>16        SSAA SPECIAL REGULATIONS: MAINSAILS, STORM JIB and TRYSAIL</span>

16.1    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Mainsails must be fitted with three reefing points to minimise the need to remove the mainsail to fit a trysail and to ease its removal should this become necessary.</span>

16.2    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Three reefing lines (or their traces) must be rigged and ready for use at the time of the start.</span>

16.3    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Storm jibs and trysails must have permanently fitted sheets that are secured by sewing.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>17        SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Sailing Instructions will be available in electronic form from the SSAA web site www.ssaa.com.au by 1st September 2002.

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>18        ALTERNATIVE PENALTIES</span>

18.1      ='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: Arial'>A combination of alternative penalties being 720 degree turns and percentage place penalties as well as time penalties, shall apply.</span>

18.2      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: Arial'>The Sailing Instructions will contain details of when, and in what manner, it is appropriate for alternative penalties to be used.

19           ADVERTISING</span>

19.1    <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: Arial'> A boat may carry advertising in accordance with RRS Appendix 1 Category C.</span>

19.2<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>An event sponsors’ decal may be required to be fixed to the forward topsides of each yacht, or elsewhere.


A race briefing will be held at MHYC on Thursday 3rd October 2002 at 1900hrs. Attendance by both crew is mandatory.

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>21        PRIZES, TROPHIES and PLAQUES</span>

21.1      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Prizes and trophies will be presented at the SSAA Annual General Meeting.</span>

21.2      <span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Plaques will be presented to all yachts that start in the event.

22        LIST OF CHARTS and PUBLICATIONS</span>

Yachts are recommended to carry a NSW pilot and/or cruising guide and the following charts: -

AUS4602        Tasman and Coral Sea

AUS809          Port Jackson to Port Stephens

AUS810          Port Stephen to Crowdy Head

AUS811          Crowdy Head to Smoky Cape

AUS812          Smoky Cape to Clarence River

AUS610          Approaches to Lord Howe Island

<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>23        SCHEDULE OF DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS - SUMMARY</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>1.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>          </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Completed Entry Form</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>2.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>          </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Sailing experience declaration for both crew</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>3.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>          </span></span>Personal details of both crew with age, contact numbers, address, next of kin, second personal contact, etc

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>4.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>          </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Recent colour photographs x 2 of entered yacht and both crew, for search and rescue purposes.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>5.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>          </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Verification of stability.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>6.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>          </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Verification of ABS requirements or equivalent.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>7.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>          </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Details of any advertising to be carried.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>8.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>          </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Declaration re outside assistance, signed by both crew, before the start and after finishing.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>9.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>          AYF/</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>SSAA Cat 1 certificate.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>10.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>        </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Completed SSAA safety compliance and acknowledgement form.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>11.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>        </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Life raft inspection/validity certificate.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>12.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>        </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Valid first aid certificates for both crew.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>13.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>        </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Insurance certificate of currency.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>14.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>        Sea </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Safety and Survival Course certificates for both crew(or equivalent).</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>15.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>        </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Radio operators licence for both crew, or one certificate plus declaration of others experience.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>16.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>        </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Declaration of the qualifying voyage.</span>

<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'>17.<span style='font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;'>        </span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Registration certificate for (each) 406 EPIRB.

18.        Indemnity form, signed by both crew





















<span style='font-size:20.0pt;font-family:Arial'>ENTRY FORM</span>

<span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Shorthanded Sailing Association of Australia Inc. (SSAA)</span>

2002 Lord Howe Island Double Handed Yacht Race

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Name of Yacht: ...........................................        Design: .....................................…...

Type:            Mono   /   Cat   /   Tri                      Sail No. .....................................…..

Callsign:        ...............................................        Construction:  .............................….

<span style='font-family: Arial'>Hull & Deck Colour: .......................................................................................……………….</span>

LOA:        ___________feet/metres                     LWL: ________________feet/metres            

Beam:       ___________  feet/metres

Draft:        ___________ feet/metres                    Displacement: ___________tonnes


<span style='font-family: Arial'>Owner's</span><span style='font-family:Arial'> name, address & phone number: ________________________________</span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>__________________________________________________________________</span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>Skipper's</span><span style='font-family:Arial'> name, address & phone number: _______________________________</span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>__________________________________________________________________</span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>Crew's</span><span style='font-family:Arial'> name, address & phone number: _________________________________</span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>__________________________________________________________________</span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>Email </span><span style='font-family:Arial'>for Sailing Instructions, communication etc: _______________________________</span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>I, (name of skipper) _________________________ declare that I am over 18 years of age and that I wish to (enter) / (express my interest in entering) the above named yacht in the SSAA 2002 Lord Howe Island Double Handed Yacht Race. I advise my crew for the race will be ______________________ and that he/she is over 18 years of age.</span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>In the event of my entry being accepted, I agree: </span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>(a) that the Organisers of the race shall have no liability either to me or to my estate for any accident or loss arising consequent upon my entry and participation in the said race, and </span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>(b) to indemnify the Organisers of the race in respect of myself, my crew, the yacht, third parties, another entrants in the said race, or in any other respect. I accept the jurisdiction of the Organisers on all matters to do with eligibility, disqualification, trophies and awards. </span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>(c) Accept all terms and conditions as per the notice of race as outlined above.</span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>I certify that both my crew and I are competent in the practice of ocean navigation and either is competent to take over complete charge of the yacht in an emergency or extreme conditions.</span>

<span style='font-family: Arial'>I enclose herewith:</span><span style='font-family:Arial'></span>

<span>          </span>[] The Entry Fee:     Members:                    $200 before 12th September

                                                                           $400 after 12th September

                                        Non-members             $300 before 12th September

                                                                            $500 after 12th September

Note: Entries will not be accepted after 30th September 2002

<span>          </span>[] All documentation as nominated in the notice of race. If not supplied herewith all documentation will be provided in due course, as soon as possible.

<span></span>Signed: ________________________________ (skipper)


Please <span style='font-family: Arial'>forward to: </span>

Shorthanded Sailing Association of Australia Inc.

PO Box 7033 

McMahons Pt., NSW 2060

For more information:

Rob Drury                                                           0409 045 020

Peter McCorquodale                                           0414 344 914<span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:Arial'> </span>