Hua Hin Regatta 2007


On Monday 2 July 2007, Vice Chief Navy Commander Admiral Wichai Yuwanangkulr ,Rear Admiral Apiwat Sriwathana, Mr.Chairerst Manulpol and Mrs. Supatra Jiratiwat gave press conference in the Colonial Hall at the Hua Hin Sofitel Hotel. Vice Chief Admiral has announced that Hua Hin Regatta 2007 there will be held on 1-5 August 2007.

The Hua Hin Regatta 2007 is specially organized as part of the people of Thailand celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of the 80th Birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The Hua Hin Regatta 2007 will be held at the Hua Hin Naval Yacht Club, in the vicinity of Klai Kangwon Roayl Summer Palace.

The Organizing Authority is the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand (YRAT), in conjunction with the Royal Thai Navy (RNT), TAT and the District Authority of Hua Hin. This Organizing Authority shall appoint an Organizing Committee and a Race Committee.

The Regatta will be governed by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF)'s Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2005-2008, the Class Rules applicable to each class, this Notice of Race (NOR) and the Sailing Instructions (SI) which shall be distributed to the competitors later.

The Regatta is classified as a category C event. The Organizing Committee may require competing boats to display event sponsor advetising on the hull.

Thailand Open Championship Races:
Optimist
Super Mod
Laser
420
470
Enterprise
Catamaran
Platu (One design)
Vega Rudder Races
Laser
420
470 Enterprise
Catamaran
Platu (One design)

Entries are open to all members of clubs affiliated to YRAT, individual members of YRAT and members of Clubs / MNA as invited. Entry Form must be submitted to YRAT, at the following address, not later than 15 July 2007.

Yacht Racing Association of Thailand
C/O Navy Headquaeters, Bldg. No.5, Royal Thai Navy Bangkok 10600, Thailand

Tel: 66 2 4720852, 66 2 4666687, 66 2 4755455
Fax: 66 2 4720852, 66 2 4755455

Email: sail@yrat.or.th

The entry fee is US$ 50 per person
Entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.

A limited number of boats and equipment of all classes except Catamaran will be available for charter on a 'first come first serve' basis. Self -provided boats and equipment are accepted and may be subject to measurement control.

Schedule

1 August 2007
08:00 - 18:00 Registration
2 August 2007
09:00 - 18:00 Registration
13:00 Practice Race
18:00 Skipper Briefing
19:00 Opening Ceremony
Welcome Reception
3 August 2007
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
10:00 First warning signal of the day for Thailand Open Championship Races
4 August 2007
10:00 First warning signal of the day for Thailand Open Championship Races
05 August 2007
08:00 Start of the Vega Rudder Race
18:00 Prize giving
19:00 Closing Party

Courses to be sailed are as follows:
Thailand Open Championship Races will use course as outlined in RRS 20005 - 2008 Appendix K Addendum A
Vega Rudder Race will use long distance course off Hua Hin, which shall be determined later.

Scoring as prescribed in RRS Appendix A, the Low Point Scoring System will be used.
Several races will be scheduled with a certain number of races to be completed to constitute the Championship.
For the Vega Rudder Race (long distance course), the Portsmouth Yardstick System will be used to handicap the open race.

The Protest Committee will be appointed by the Organizing Committee. Decision of the protest committee will be final and not subject to appeals RRS 70.4.

Prizes
Trophies will be presented to the top three boats of each class with five entries or more.
Replicas of the Perpetual Vega Rudder Royal Trophy will be presented to the winner and five runner-up boats of the Open Class. The winner of platu Class (one design) will also be presented with the same prize.





Reported by Khun Tuck Dechapanya

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