The 2017 Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic Yacht Race will require all competing yachts and their crew to comply with the safety standards and compliance as detailed in the Notice of Race (NOR). As stated in the NOR the race will be governed by:
(a) The rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.
(b) The IRC Rules Parts 1, 2 and 3 as amended.
(c) The Prescriptions and Special Regulations of Yachting Australia.
(d) Safety Categories: Bali Race – Category 1;
(e) The Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. When conflict occurs between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions, the rules of the Sailing Instructions shall prevail (Changes rule 63.7).
As detailed in the NOR entries shall be made online at www.fsc.com.au in the format supplied by the Organising Authority, with the following items attached:
(a) Entry fee(s) (Notice of Race 6)
(b) Audited Special Regulations Form for Category 1 (Racing)
(c) Life Raft Inspection Certificate(s)
(d) Record of satisfactory contact with approved stations) and/or proof of Sat phone in working order
(e) 406 EPIRB Certificate(s)
(f) Documentation required to obtain CAIT and clearances for Indonesia
(g) Verification of stability (Notice of Race Appendix A)
(h) Verification of construction requirements
Qualifying Race or Ocean Passage
As detailed in the NOR a boat in either race division shall substantially complete a qualifying race of not less than 200 nautical miles not more than nine months before the start of the race, OR
A boat may, with the prior approval of the Organising Authority (to be sought in writing), obtain dispensation from the requirement to substantially complete a qualifying race by completing a non-stop ocean passage of not less than 36 hours, not more than six months before the start of the race.
The skipper and at least 50% of the crew that will crew the boat in the Bali Race must be on board during the qualifying race or passage.
The above information is supplied for general purposes only. All compliance, racing, safety requirements and conditions of entry are as stated in the Notice of Race for the event.