Jack Holt Regatta


Queensland Heron Championship

Queensland Pacer Championship


May Day Regatta


5th May – 6th May 2018

Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club Inc.


Notice of Race

1. RULES1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing(RRS), the special regulations of Yachting Australia and by the sailing instructions for this event. TheClassrules of the classes represented will apply.1.2. Yachting Victoria Yardsticks (YS) for off the beach boats will be used.

​Boats failing to comply with their class rules will have their yardstick adjusted by the race committee.

1.3​NHSAA Rule 6.5 (Genoa) will apply.  See footnote

2. ENTRIES2.1 Every skipper and crew must be a member of a Club affiliated with Australian Sailing and ​be an Australian Sailing card ("Silver card") holder.2.2 The JackHoltRegatta invites entries from all classes designed by Jack Holt. Examples ​include Heron, Pacer, Mirror, International Cadet, National E (Lazy E), Solo, GP14 and ​Enterprise.2.3 The Heron Championshipisopen to all boats of the Heron class with an A Class ​Certificate entered in the Jack Holt Regatta. Skippers must be financial members of ​NHSAA Inc..2.4 The Pacer Championship is open to all boats of the Pacer classenteredin the Jack Holt ​Regatta.2.5 The May Day Regatta invites all other off-the-beach monohull classes with Yachting ​Victoria Yardsticks of 120 or more.2.6 Eligible boats may enter on the attached entry form. It shallbe lodgedwith Lake ​Cootharaba Sailing Club Inc., 24 Boreen Parade, Boreen Point Qld 4565, no later than ​10.45am on Saturday 5th May 2018. It shall be accompanied with the requiredfee. Late ​entrieswill be accepted at the discretion of the Race Committee.3. FEES

3.1​Series entry fee Jack Holt Regatta: $100.00 per boat.  Subsequent boats from the one ​family $80.00. Entries from a school sailing club will be regarded as a family entry.

3.2​Series entry fee May Day Regatta: $80.00 per boat.  Subsequent boats from the one ​family $65.





09:15 - 10 45


Competitors’ meeting



Races 1, 2, 3

Warning signal not before 12:30



Races 4, 5, 6, 7

Warning signal not before 10:00


A lunch break in between the races is planned for Sunday.


The sailing instructions will be available when registering.


Triangle and windward-return courses as described in the sailing instructions will be used.

7. SCORING7.1. Three races constitute a series.7.2. When more than four races have been completed a boat’s series score willbethe total of its race scores excluding its worst score.8. PRIZES

Jack Holt Regatta:​

1st, 2nd,3rd overall.

1st, 2nd,3rd Junior skipper and crew both 17 years and under on 5th May 2018

Heron Championship

1st, 2nd,3rd overall.

1st Junior skipper and crew both 17 years and under on 5th May 2018

1st Lady skipper

Pacer Championship

1st, 2nd,3rd overall.

1st Junior skipper and crew both 17 years and under on 5th May 2018

May Day Regatta:​

1st, 2nd,3rd overall.


​Other prizes may be awarded.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk, see RRS rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


Each participating boat shall be covered with a third party liability insurance of at least $5million.  


For further information please contact ​

John Nobbs (QHSA) ​​​​John Deshon (QHSA)

0414 725514​​​​​0418 787974



Max Buckley (PQA)

0415 423579




A genoa is an approved sail, as an optional alternative to the jib, which may be used in racing when the Notice of Race permits it AND only used by crews of weight exceeding 135kg fully dressed for racing.

Corrector weights up to 10kg may be included in the crew weight measurement provided they aresecurely fixed under the front thwart. The genoa, and corrector weights if fitted, shall be used for everyrace in any single regatta.


Entrants intending to use a genoa shall present for measurement prior to Race 1.



Jack Holt & May Day Regattas 2018


Entry form


Please print information.

Boat name:​Sail number:​

Class (be specific, e.g. Laser full rig or radial):​

Modification from class rules:​​

Skipper’s name:​Silver card number:​

Skipper’s address:​Club:​

​Post code:​

Email address:​Telephone number:​

Crew name(s):​​

Female competitor’s name:​

Emergency contact:​Telephone number:​

Medical conditions you would like us to know about:​



Entry fees:

Series entry fee Jack Holt Regatta: $100 per boat. Subsequent boats from the one family $80. 

Entries from a school sailing club will be regarded as a family entry.

Series entry fee May Day Regatta: $80 per boat.  Subsequent boats from the one family $65.


I agree to be bound by the Racing Rules of the ISAF and all other rules that govern racing at LCSC Inc.. I acknowledge Rule 4, Decision to Race, that the sole responsibility to participate in a race or to continue racing is mine alone. I am solely responsible for the seaworthiness, sufficiency, adequacy and safety of my boat, equipment and crew. Any decision to sail in any race or in the regatta waters between races shall be my own. I hereby indemnify and hold harmless, the members, officers, servants or agents of Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club Inc. from all claims, costs and demands arising from acceptance of this entry and the participation of myself and my crew or my child, whether it be for death or personal injury, or damage to my boat and equipment, whether during a race or rescue operations or otherwise.

I declare that the entered boat is covered with a third party liability insurance of at least $5 million.


Skipper/owner/parent/guardian name:​

Signature:​Date:​/​/ ​2018


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