Schedule of events

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The Draft programme for the 15th Global  MBA Trophy regatta, 2019 in Portsmouth and Cowes, England

NOTE: The Offshore Race and Inshore racing days may be switched due to weather conditions.

Tuesday 23rd April  

Practice day for individual crews, by arrangement with the regatta organisers

Wednesday 24th April  

Practice day for individual crews, by arrangement with the regatta organisers

Thursday 25th April

14:00 -  Boat registration and pick up opens at Port Solent.  Check point is the Sunsail office at the Lock building.  Either a refundable deposit of GBP3,000 or a non- refundable damage waiver fee of GBP240 plus a refundable deposit of GBP800 will need to be paid.

Note: Crew lists, sailing CVs and participation fee need to be sent to the Organising Committee prior to boat pick up.

Afternoon - practice sailing on the Solent

Early Evening - Moor up at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

19:00 - Welcome Drinks at HMS WarriorPortsmouth [BRING IDs]

Dress Code: Smart Casual/ Team kit

19:45 - Skippers Briefing and introduction to Race Officers

20:00 - Opening Ceremony

19:45 - Guests depart (No dinner provided)

Friday 26th April

08:00 - Start of Offshore race! Around the Isle of Wight (Early to catch the tidal current)

Early evening - Moor up at Gunwharf Quays

19:30 - Dinner at the top of the Spinnaker Tower , Gunwharf Quays
Dress Code: Smart Casual/ Team kit

00:00 - Guests depart

Saturday 27th April

09:00 - Skippers briefing on the dockside at Gunwharf Quays

11:00 -  Start of first race!  4 races maximum, depending on weather conditions.

Early evening - Moor up at Cowes Yacht Haven

19:30 - Start of the Award Ceremony at the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Cowes.
Dress Code: Black Tie

00:00 - Guests return home  

 

  Sunday 28nd April

Free Sailing, 

17:00 - Return boats to Port Solent and check out

 

  Other information:

Shower and restroom facilities at Gunwharf Quays Marina, Cowes Yacht Haven

Accomodation is provided on board the yachts. Hotels/ bed and breakfasts are available onshore.

Spectator boats can be made available upon request at a fee for non-sailing friends and guests. 


  • Friday: Anti- clockwise route around the Isle of Wight.
  • Saturday: Flexible race course depending on weather conditions. 4 races maximum
  • Notice of Race to be made available to participants via the event's website
  • Racing Committee
  • Provision for Protest and Redress Committee
  • Provision for boats for Committee
  • Signals and VHF communications throughout the race

GLOBAL MBA TROPHY REGATTA 2019

SUNSAIL, PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR YACHT CLUB AND THE ORGANISERS WILL BE HOSTING A SERIES OF RACES.  THEY WILL BE IN THE FORM OF LEVEL BOAT RACING IN SUNSAIL MATCH FIRST 40 YACHTS CHARTERED FROM SUNSAIL ON THE DATES SPECIFIED BELOW AND IN THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

1.    RULES
1.1.    The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020 and the Sunsail F40 class rules
1.2.    The prescriptions of the RYA will apply
1.3.    If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence
2.    ADVERTISING
2.1.    The Regatta is designated a Club Event under ISAF Regulation 20 and Rule 80 of the RRS. Advertising shall be approved by the organising authority.
2.2.    Boats shall be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organising authority.
3.    ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1.    Eligible boats may be entered by completing registration with the organising authority.
3.2.    At least 5 crew members must either hold, or be studying for, a Masters or higher-level qualification (eg. MBA, MSc, PhD) from the Business School or Schools being represented.
3.3.    A qualified skipper may be provided by Sunsail.
3.4.    Any crew members who do not qualify under 3.2 and 3.3 above, must be World Sailing Class 1 (Sailing as a recreation only).
3.5.    Eligibility requirements for competitors are, the number of crew including skipper onboard each boat is specified in Sailing Instructions. Any change of crew must be notified to the Race Committee and Next of Kin forms amended.
4.    SCHEDULE
4.1.    Registration From Wednesday 24th April 19-00 for practise day and Thursday 25th April 14-00 for racing
4.2.    Dates of racing- 26th & 27th April 2019
4.3.    Number of races- Maximum of 4 races Round the Cans and Round the Island Race
4.4.    Skippers Brief – Thursday 25th April 2019 at 18-45 HMS Warrior and Saturday 27th April 2019 at 9-00 outside Committee Vessel
4.5.    The scheduled time of the warning for the first race is 07-55 for Round the Island Race and 10-55 for Round the Cans
5.    SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
5.1.    The sailing instructions will be available after 17-00 on 11 April 2019
6.    HAUL-OUT/SCRUBBING RESTRICTIONS
6.1.     The underwater surface of the yacht shall not be tampered with in anyway without the written permission of the organising authority or Race Committee.
6.2.    The lifting, haul-out, drying out of the yacht or use of a diver for the cleaning of the hull is strictly prohibited from the time the yacht is collected without the written permission of the organising authority or Race Committee
7.    PRIZES
7.1.    Prizes will be given as follows-Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
8.    RISK STATEMENT
Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”
Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
a)    They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
b)    They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore.
c)    They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
d)    Their boat AS SUPPLIED is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate
e)    The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
f)    They are responsible for ensuring that their boat is equipped and seaworthy so as to be able to face extremes of weather; that there is a crew sufficient in number, experience and fitness to withstand such weather, and that the safety equipment is properly maintained, stowed and in date and is familiar to the crew.