Couta Boats

ONB

ONB – OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARD

Couta Boat racing is held at SSCBC every weekend from November to June. The Couta Boats, new and old, compete under the handicap system developed by the Couta Boat Association. For everything related to Couta Boat racing, including racing documents and entries, see below.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS. – 18-May 2018

The Winter Series has been abandoned due to the impact of COVID-19

TY Admin

CREW SAFETY REGISTER – Trial by invitation

Video – How does it work?

OTHER NOTICES
Protests

OTHER LINKS

Individual Aggregate Races

We are running Trophy Races in place of the aggregate racing that has been suspended.

Sorrento Cup

  • The Sorrento Cup has been converted to a Trophy race for each Division, it will not count as an aggregate
  • 21/3/20 – 1400

Winter Series

The Winters Series kicks off after the Mothers Day sailing break.

  • 17/5/20 – 1100
  • 24/5/20 – 1100
  • 31/5/20 – 1100
  • 6/6/20 – TBA – Saturday
  • 7/6/20 – TBA – Sunday

Past Notices to Competitors

Notice to Competitors No 3.

The weather looks great so far for racing off Portsea this weekend, so that will be the start location unless we need to bring it back due to weather.

Warning Signal times are not changed

Notice to Competitors No 2.

This Saturday we will race off the club. The following Saturday we will look at the weather and consider  sailing somewhere different like Portsea or Capel Sound.

Sailor’s Lunch Packs

Introducing our new Sailor’s Lunch Packs!

Like your old school tuck shop lunch, we are offering sailors the opportunity to order their lunch pack in advance.

Includes a roll, piece of fruit and a muesli bar for $12. In an effort to avoid food wastage, we will not be preparing rolls to purchase on the day.
Pre-orders only. Normally order by 2pm Thursday – But this weeks it will be 6pm Friday.

You can order lunch here

 

Latest Notice 5C – Race Sailing Instructions Wooden Boat Shop Passage Series CLICK HERE –  RSI WBS Passage V1

A Briefing will be held at the Colored Wall at 12:15

Latest Notice # 4B  Protests Scroll down for the Protests lodged – The hearings will be held on Saturday 7 Dec at the club – LACCO ROOM

  • 10:00 HEARING 1 – C08 & C2006
  • 10:30 HEARING 2 – C86 & C2003

Latest Notice No 5B – the Weather models are a bit out of alignment – so we will probably run the race off the Club and not venture too far – We are still on and a further update will be issued mid morning after the protests.
Notice No 5: Racing on Sat 7th December will be a passage race with a Special Course published on Saturday Morning before 11.30 based on the weather models and observations.

We would like to do an upwind start at Sorrento, sail to Rye and get another beat and then head home to finish at the club finish line.

 

Notice to Competitors No 8

27/12/19 – 12:30 – Dash to the Heads Warning Signal

COURSE

  • Start – Orange Staff on Volunteer and Orange Start Pin
  • Pink Mark to windward (port)
  • Pink Mark reach or run (port)
  • Sorrento Channel 8 (Stbd)
  • Sorrento Channel 6 (Stbd)
  • Sorrento Channel 4 (Stbd)
  • Sorrento Channel 2 (Stbd)
  • Finish Off Portsea – Blue Inflatable and Volunteer

Instruction

All boats must keep clear of the Ferry and follow any rescue boat instructions

Sign Off

Boats will be signed off when they finish the race.

Twilight Aggregate 10 Jan 2020 ABANDONED.

The weather models and forecast just published are unsuitable for racing Couta Boats so the race has been abandoned.

Notice to Competitors No 12

Portsea Cup  – AP over A,  1 & 2 have been displayed with two sound signals.
This means that the Portsea Cup will not be raced today.
Further announcements will be made later today regarding the re-sail scheduled for 10:00 Sunday and the Picnic and Presentation.

Notice to Competitors 18B UPDATE

Couta Boat Racing CBA States –  Saturday 8 & 15 February.

N over A has been displayed –

We are getting gusts over 25 knots every 30 – 45 minutes and the conditions are expected to deteriorate.

We will update you with the next plans for the CBA States on Tuesday in e-tidings

Notice to Competitors 18E UPDATE

Couta Boat Racing CBA States – Will be the next 3 Aggregate races completed – No Drops – (excluding the Lacco / Portsea Cups)

Sat 15 Feb  – Re-sail changed to 2 Aggregate races back to back for the CBA States – Warning Signal changed to 13:00

Sat 22 Feb – Yabby Lake Great Fort Run A/PA Warning Signal 13:00.

RSI PDF RSI Yabby Lake Great Fort Run 2020

 

Notice to Competitors 19B – Trophy Races! Update

The course and marks will be announced on VHF 77 approx: 5 minutes before the warning signal.

Please Change to VHF 77 Today

Please keep very clear of the Opti Course, The racing area will be to leeward of the Optis

This changes SIs 10, 13 &  14

Couta Boat Trophy Races – Sat 7/3/20 – Warning Signal 1500

With the Opti state on this weekend, the Couta Boats will be competing for these Trophies on Performance Handicap.

They will be proper races ( to keep away from the Optis) and an RSI will be published with the marks and course at approx. 12:00 on Saturday – Hope to see you all there!

COVID-19 Sailing

Here are the Changes to Sailing Instructions to simplify the racing format and delivery.

We are running Trophy Races in place of the aggregate racing that has been suspended.

NOR/SI 2.2 is changed so that any changes may be made by displaying Flag L on the Start Vessel and announcing the change on VHF 73 at any time.

NOR/SI 9 & 10 are changed so that boat shall complete the crew safety register and have it completed with all required crew details and use the register to sign-on with the crew that are sailing that day and sign off when they return to moorings or the jetty. [DP]

NOR/SI 13, 14, 15 and 17 are changed so that the courses and marks may be amended and described on VHF 73 using a mixture of fixed and laid marks prior to the warning signal.

NOR/SI 21.4 is added:

(a) RRS 60.1 (b) a boat may not request redress

Protests and requests for redress shall only be delivered by email to sail@sscbc.com.au

(b) at it’s discretion the protest committee may protest a boat for an alleged rule breach, gather evidence in any way it sees fit and decide to penalise a boat without a hearing or grant redress without a hearing

This changes RRS 60.1 (b), 60.3 (a), 61.1 (b) and (c), 61.3, 63.1-4, 63.5

RRS 26 is changed s0 that timing shall be taken from the sound signal rather than the visual signal.

The word promptly is removed from RRS 29.1

Click here for details of changes to Handicap parameters and race day procedures.

Lacco Cup

The Lacco Cup is a social oriented series for Div 2. Short simple races over 3 Sundays in February and March with a re-sail if needed.

  • Notice to Competitors No 14 Portsea Cup Re-sail
  • 16/2/20 – 1100 – (Sunday) – Re-sail of Portsea Cup
    This will be a triangle course held off the Club.
    Presentation and BBQ lunch after racing. 
  • 23/2/20 – 1100 – (Sunday)
  • 15/3/20 – 1100 – (Sunday)
  • 22/2/20 – 1100 – (Sunday) – provision for re-sail

 

Steadfast IBG Insurance Race

  • 14/3/20 – 1400

Yabby Lake Great Fort Run

  • 22/2/20
    • 1100 – Couta Conversation
    • 1300 – Passage race

Wooden Boat Shop Series

  • 23/11/19 – 1400 –
  • 30/11/19 – 1400  Portsea
  • 7/12/19 – 1400 – Passage race
  • 14/12/19 – 1400 – Sternchaser

Notice to Competitors #6: Sat 14 Dec

  • No Couta Conversation this Saturday it has moved to 28 December and will focus on Safety.
  • Any new entry or possible changes to crew or equipment must be submitted by 10:45
  • An RSI with Start times and Course will be available at 11:30
  • WBS Sternchaser Information Session at Coloured Wall at 12:15
  • 1st Start from the Box will be 14:00

Wooden Boat Shop – Sternchaser Start times

 

BOAT SAIL NO Bt Strt BOAT SAIL NO Bt Strt
CLOUDY BAY C94 14:00 WALTZING MATILDA C135 14:02
MINERVA C48 14:01 DUCHESS C21 14:02
JENNIFER C70 14:01 ELISE C121 14:03
LEEUWIN C134 14:02 RUBY ANN C145 14:03
SALLY C82 14:02 LUCY C31 14:03
ARMADALE C58 14:03 MERCURY C22 14:03
KATE C305 14:03 HARRIET C125 14:05
PHOENIX C41 14:04 KITTY MILLER C126 14:05
ZEPHYR C2006 14:05 GISELLA C1789 14:06
NEPEAN C08 14:05 FIONA C81 14:06
SORRENTO C2011 14:07 JOAN C99 14:07
BEAU C1998 14:07 PETER PAN C150 14:07
BARRA C2013 14:07 BLONDIE C15 14:07
MARGARITA C97 14:08 MAGPIE C169 14:08
BELLA C2016 14:09 RIPPLE C27 14:09
ROMY C2003 14:09 ALISCIA C33 14:10
WAGTAIL C86 14:10 MORNING STAR C157 14:10
JOCELYN C2014 14:11

 

The course will be a fixed course from the course sheet – Box Start and Box finish.

 

Rule 32 is changed so that the if Flag S over Flag H is displayed at a mark for a division, Boats shall:

  • Round that mark,
  • round mark 8, and
  • then finish.

 

Mercedes-Benz Mornington CBA Nationals

  • 28/12/19 – RSI- Race Sailing Instructions 
    • 10:30 Briefing at the Coloured Wall
    • 11:00 Couta Conversation Lacco Room – Safety
    • 1300 – First Warning Signal – 2 Races
  • 29/12/19
    • 1300 – 2 Races
    • ASAP – Presentation
  • 30/12/19 – 1300 –  re-sail provision

GANT Portsea Cup

  • 4/1/20
    • 0900 – Breakfast
    • 1400 – Race
  • 5/1/19
    • 1000 – re-sail
    • 1200 – Quarantine Picnic and Presentation

Coastal Living Race & RSX Medal Races

  • 29/2/20 – 1300  2 races 1 race – Warning Signal is TBA it will be held between the Final fleet race of the RS:Xs and the two Medal Races for the World Championship.

Gill Next Gen

Notice to Competitors No 15 RSI – Race Sailing Instructions

  • 18/1/20
    • 1030 – Registration
    • 1200 – Briefing
    • 1330 – 1st Warning Signal
    • ASAP – Presentation

Gurner Australia Day

  • 26/1/20 – 1330(D2)/1400(D1) – Passage
  • 27/1/20 – 1100(D2)/1130(D1) – re-sail

Notice to Competitors No 16 – GURNER 3 Piers

Sanpellegrino Cup

Notice to Competitors – Change to schedule

  • 15/2/20 – 1300 – 2 races

Social Racing

Social Racing is a new initiative we are developing with the fleet to provide additional sailing and racing opportunities without the intensity and restrictions of aggregate racing.

We’ll still be big on safety, but the sailing will be simpler and easier with a mixture of laid, box and pursuit starts and fixed mark, laid mark and passage race courses. We’ll pick the best option based on the tide and weather conditions and fleet size.

We’ll let you know over WhatsApp what the plans are each week.

  • 21/12/19 – 1100 –  Social Racing
  • 27/12/19 – 12:30 – Dash to the Heads
  • See Twilight Racing for Christmas Holidays Twilights
  • 18/1/20 – 1200 – Next Gen
  • 19/1/20 – 1100 – (Sunday) Social Racing
  • 25/1/20 – 1100 – (Saturday) Social Racing
  • 7/3/20 – TBA – (Saturday) Social Racing (Long weekend)
  • 28/3/20 – 1400 – Mixed Gen Sailing including Lady Skippers Trophy
  • 13/4/20 – 1100 – 2/3 handed race

 

Twilights

Twilights are at 1800 on Fridays and 1600 on other days:

  • 26/12/19 – 1600 – (Thursday)
  • 8/1/20 – 1600 –  (Wednesday)
  • 10/1/20 – 1800 – (Friday) Aggregate
  • 15/1/20 – 1600 – (Wednesday)
  • 17/1/20 – 1800 – (Friday)
  • 22/1/20 – 1600 – (Wednesday)
  • 24/1/20 – 1800 – (Friday)

CBA State Championships

Notice to Competitors – Change to schedule

  • 1/2/20 – 1300 – 2 Races
  • 8/2/20 – 1200 – Passage
  • 15/2/20 – 1300 – Re-sail 2 races back-to-back
  • 22/2/20 – 1300 – Re-sail passage race