About Me

Sweet Sailing J70 NOR/SI's

Up to 5 races to be held over a day or evening (in Summer)

Organised by Sweet Swete Sailing

For more information visit www.swetesailing.com or contact the David Swete on either 07470686717 or dave@swetesailing.com. 

Notice of Race/Sailing Instructions (combined)


1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the current version of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). 

1.2 RRS 41 is changed so that a yacht may receive individual information, in the form of coaching, with prior agreement from the Organising Authority (OA). 

1.3 Class Flags will be P40 Pennant



2.1 Entry is open to One Design J/70 Class keelboats

2.2 An entry shall not be considered accepted and valid until payment of the appropriate entry fee has been received in full by Sweet Swete Sailing. 


3.1 Entry shall be made by completion of the online entry form and payment of the appropriate entry fee. The entry form can be found here .


3.2 The entry fees for the days (or evenings) racing (up to 5 races) are as follows:

£400 for boat Hire and Regatta Entry

£50 for Regatta Entry of private boat




4.1 One design yachts shall comply with their own class rules pertaining to required safety equipment. 

4.2 All boats shall carry a functioning VHF Radio capable of receiving all the usual marine channels, including M1 (37) and M2. 

4.3 Appropriate personal flotation devices shall be worn so as to be visible to other boats. 


5.1 The first start on each race day shall not be before 1030 and it is intended that up to five races will be sailed per individual regatta (one day counts as a regatta).

5.2 For an evening regatta (in Summer months only ie. April to September) The first start will not be before 430pm and it is intended that up to five races will be sailed per individual regatta (one evening counts as a regatta).

5.2 A prize giving/debrief will be held following racing in the Upper Bar of the Royal Southern Yacht Club. 



6.1 The course area will be in the vicinity of William buoy. The RC boat (Swete As Bro) will announce the location of the start line on VHF.

6.2 The courses will be short-course Windward-Leeward style. 



5.1 A maximum of 5 races is scheduled for each day/evening.

5.2 No Warning Signal for a start will be made after 14:30 during a day regatta or 1930 during an evening regatta.

5.3 The warning signal for the first race of the day will be at 1025 and the starting schedule will be 3-2-1-GO. Ie. class flag up at 3, preparatory up at 2, preparatory down at 1, Class flag down at gun. Subsequent races on the same day will start as soon as possible after the finish of the previous race. 

5.4 To alert boats that the start sequence for the first race is about to commence, an orange flag will be displayed (with one sound) as an attention signal, at least one minute before the first warning signal of the first race of the day. This will remain displayed for the duration of the racing. 

5.5 The starting line will be between the windward side of a large inner distance and the outer distance mark (pin end of the line).

5.8 A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal may be scored “Did Not Start”. This changes RRS A4.1.



6.1 The finishing line will be the same as the start line 


7.1 The time limit will be 10 minutes after the second boat finishes in each class. This changes RRS 35.


8.1 Protests (when not handled live by an umpire) must be advised at the end of each race to the Committee Vessel and where possible will be dealt with on the water. Also where possible (when an incident is witnessed by the 'on the water' umpire) a decision will be made by the umpire and  an 'on the water' penalty will be handed out by virtue of a whistle for attention, a red flag pointing at the boat at fault to indicate a penalty handed out (or green flag for no incident) and also notified over the VHF. 


8.1 RRS 44.1 is changed so that the Two Turns Penalty is replaced by the One Turn Penalty (one tack and one gybe). 


9.1 The Low Point System as described by RRS Appendix A will apply. 

9.2 One race is required to be completed to constitute a series for each individual regatta. 

9.3 For each individual event, if less than 4 races are completed; a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores. If 4 or more races are completed, her score will the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. 


10.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3,000,000 per incident or the equivalent. 


11.1 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 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 (if any) and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities; 

(f) The provision of patrol boat cover (if any) is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can practically be provided in the circumstances;