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2021 Notice of Race, Sailing Notes and Trophies
Notice of Race

The annual races organised by the Humber Yawl Club are listed and scheduled in the HYC Sailing Programme.

1. Rules
Racing will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of the RYA when applicable, the current Humber Yawl Club Sailing Instructions and the relevant Class Rules. Changes or additional instructions may also be posted on the Notice Board in the Brough Club House. 

2. Eligibility and Entry
All club yachts are eligible to race. Yachts must be entered with their sail number on the signing on sheet in the OD’s box prior to the start of the race. Two boats are required to have signed on and entered the start area to constitute a race. 

3. Classification
Races shall be held for the following classes:

NHC Handicap Class
Squib Class
Flying Fifteen Class
Byron Handicap Class

National Handicap for Cruisers under NHC Handicap System
National Squib Owners Association
Flying Fifteen Class Association
Byron Handicap System

4. Schedule
The series of annual races are scheduled in the HYC Sailing Programme. Start times are defined but tidal conditions may cause these to vary. 

5.  Sailing Instructions
HYC sailing instruction are posted on the club notice board and are available here: HYC Sailing Instructions - March 2015.pdf

6. Scoring
The scoring system will be as recommended by the Racing Rules of Sailing Appendix 1, section 2.  Any Yacht that does not have a valid handicap number, (Byron, NHC or PY), will be allocated a number by the Sailing Secretary and Fleet Captains.

7. Radio Communications
All radio communications will take place on VHF Ch37(M).

8. Prizes
All annual prizes are identified within this programme. Any additional prizes will be identified in the notice of race for the Regatta or other special events.


2021 Sailing Notes

Safety of Racing Yachts
Yacht crews are reminded that:-

1.     ISAF Rules,  PART 1 – FUNDAMENTAL RULES, 4 - DECISION TO RACE. “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”

2.     Brough tide heights are measured relative to Brough Chart Datum. Hull Albert Dock Outer Sill heights are given for reference.

3.     The Flying Fifteen and Squib Classes  will start at the same time as the NHC Class and will compete in the NHC Series. Provided sufficient boats in each class sail, they will also compete in their own class series as a tandem event.

4.     Some weekend days are not used in the Racing Programme, special events may be organised on these dates, refer to noticeboard for details.

5.     All berth holders are expected to act as Officers of the Day as detailed in the Programme. Training is offered if requested. Where an appointed Officer of the Day wished to take part in a race, they are responsible for arranging the appointment of an alternative person to fill their role.


Cruising, Seamanship and Construction 

McKendick Cruising Cup 

Most Successful and interesting cruise.

Cruising Runners up Cup

Most Successful and interesting cruise (Runner up)

The McKendrick Weekend Cup

Maximum 4-day Cruise

John. M. Hamilton. Cup

24-hour Cruise

A. G. Forgan Salver


Walter and Joan Webster Plate


Services to the Club and Cadets 

Centenary Tray

Exceptional Services to the Club

Spindrift – presented by N. Agutter

Services to the Club

Captains Cup

Captains Award

Whitton Cup

Cadet of the Year

Racing Trophies

All Classes

Round the Island Trophy

Thursday evening Round the Island

National Handicap for Cruisers - Handicap Class

Tom Martin Trophy

Early Season Series

HYC Silver Jubilee Challenge Cup

Mid Season Series

Gerald Wood Cup

Late Season Series

Burcom Trophy

Mid Week Series

Coronation Trophy

Winter Series (if run)

Flying Fifteen Class

Anniversary Trophy

Early Season Series

Oysterness Trophy Mid Season Series
Southern Salver Late Season Series

Squib Class

Captains Cup

Early Series

Linguard Cup (LC)

Mid Series

Boggle Bowl

Late Series

Byron - Handicap Class

Leslie Wood Salver

Early Season Series

John Vergette Trophy

Mid Season Series

Malcolm Wood Points Trophy

Late Season Series

P & J May Trophy

Winter Season Series (if run)

Regatta Trophies

NHC Class A, B and Keelboat


Byron Class


Proaxiom Trophy

Overall Best Performance


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