Yachting
Yachting
(Whakatere Pere Rua)
Date Saturday 4th September to Tuesday 7th September 2021
Venue Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, 90 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point
Managers Meeting Saturday 4th September 4.30pm at the TYPBC Clubhouse
Costs $120.00 per individual (NZ$)
Entries Close Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm – Online registrations close
Registration Forms completed online including the following questions (competitors’ names, date of birth, YNZ Affiliated, Completed YNZ Level 3 (Learn to Race), Sail Number, Boat Names, manager’s name and contact details etc.).
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Contact Details

Code Coordinators

Lynne Whitaker – Club Manager
Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club  
Phone: 07 578 5512
Office Email: office@yacht.org.nz

Kelly Mulcahy
Regional Support Officer
Yachting New Zealand
Phone: 021 202 2306
Email: kellym@yachtingnz.org.nz

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Tournament Planning

Eligibility

  1. Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
  2. New Zealand students competing must be classified as a Year 7 or Year 8 student on the New Zealand Ministry of Education Enrol database.
  3. Participating New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS – New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling
  4. Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
  5. Competitors must be over 10 years of age and under 13 years of age, as at 31 December the year before the tournament year. Competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation. For the 2021 AIMS Games, this means the accepted birth years are: 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  6. All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed to be eligible compete.
  7. This is an inclusive event providing opportunities for students with physical, visual and intellectual disabilities to compete. The Para sports of Swimming and Cross Country require a provisional classification for eligibility. In all other sports, disabled athletes compete in an open class. See individual sports for entry requirements.

Costs

  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $120.00 per competitor (NZ$).
  • Non-refundable / Payment MUST be made within seven days of receipt of invoice.
  • Invoices will be sent to the School Accounts Manager after the entry closing date, Wednesday 9th June 2021.

Entries Close

  • Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm
  • Entries to the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships will be made and only accepted online
  • All registrations are completed online with EnterNOW.
  • Registrations will only be accepted from the designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator.
  • Schools will be allocated a unique Anchor AIMS Games registration log in code to complete their entries.
  • EnterNOW demo video for schools  – View Video

If registration for an activity is oversubscribed, then the opportunity to participate will be at the discretion of the executive committee and no further correspondence will be entered into (if unsuccessful team/individual entry will be refunded).

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Planning Timeline

Date

Planning

Friday 12th FebruaryRegistration opens (EnterNOW).
Wednesday 9th JuneEntries close for the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes, divisions etc. The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
Wednesday 9th JuneRegistration Forms completed online including the following questions (competitors’ names, date of birth, YNZ Affiliated, Completed YNZ Level 3 (Learn to Race), Sail Number, Boat Names, manager’s name and contact details etc.).
Wednesday 23rd JuneAll schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed.  Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee.
Wednesday 30th JuneConfirmation sent to all 2021 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
Wednesday 28th JulyAll Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed.
Monday 2nd AugustSchool group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek.
Monday 9th AugustPublic opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek.
Wednesday 11th AugustTeam sporting code draws published
Friday 13th AugustAll parents/caregivers must have completed their child’s medical and media waiver forms on our website.
Thursday 2nd SeptemberIndividual sporting code draws published.
Saturday 4th SeptemberThe 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.
Sunday 5th SeptemberOpening Ceremonies, Trustpower Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).

Divisions

  • Year 7 Girls Optimist Racing
  • Year 7 Boys Optimist Racing
  • Year 8 Girls Optimist Racing
  • Year 8 Boys Optimist Racing
  • Year 7 Girls Open Skiff
  • Year 7 Boys Open Skiff
  • Year 8 Girls Open Skiff
  • Year 8 boys Open Skiff

Programme

Saturday 4th SeptemberManager Meeting – 4.30pm TYPBC Clubhouse
Sunday 5th SeptemberOpening Ceremony (Trustpower Arena at Baypark) 
First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm
Please note that participants in yachting can only attend the second opening ceremony at 7.00pm as they may still be racing during the first ceremony at 3.00pm.

Charter Boats

Limited number of charter Optimist and Open Skiff Yachts available for the event.
Preference will be given to South Island participants
Costs for the charter are:
Open Skiff $150 (includes sail)
Optimist $400, sailor to provide sail
Booking to be done online during registrations

Refreshments

Coffee and snacks are available for purchase at the club house during the day.

Venue

General Rules

  • There is no limit to the number of entries from each school in each Division.
  • Sailors may only be registered in one Yachting Division.
  • Wear clothing that is associated with your school.
  • Please obey with all marshals and briefings.
  • Team Managers are responsible for their parents and supporters.
  • Please ensure that the safety and enjoyment of all competitors is of utmost importance.

Optimist Event Rules

  • All competitors are responsible for the sea worthiness of their boats and compete at their own risk.
  • Boat safety checks to be completed
  • All competitors must be members of a club or other entity affiliated to their respective National Sailing Authority (e.g. a club affiliated to Yachting New Zealand).
  • All racing will be conducted under the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). Note the YNZ Optimist Green Fleet racing rules do not apply.
  • All Optimists must meet International Optimist Dinghy Association Class Rules. Pre-event measurement and safety checks will be held the day before racing commences. Compliance is the competitor’s individual responsibility.
  • Competitors must sign on and sign off when going afloat or coming ashore.
  • On a Race Day, no competitor may leave the beach until authorised to do so by the Race Committee (Code Flag D system).
  • Other specific rules, race management details and courses for the event are detailed in “Notice of Race” and “Sailing Instructions” for the event and should be read in conjunction with these rules.
  • Whilst team results will be calculated, all sailors compete as individuals in a Fleet Race format at all times. Failure to comply with this requirement will be considered a breach of RRS Rule 2 – Fair Sailing and may lead to disqualification.

Open Skiff Event Rules

  • All competitors are responsible for the sea worthiness of their boats and compete at their own risk.
  • Boat safety checks to be completed
  • All competitors must be members of a club or other entity affiliated to their respective National Sailing Authority (e.g. a club affiliated to Yachting New Zealand).
  • All racing will be conducted under the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
  • All Open Skiffs must meet International Open Skiff Association Class Rules. Pre-event measurement and safety checks will be held the day before racing commences. Compliance is the competitor’s individual responsibility.
  • Competitors must sign on and sign off when going afloat or coming ashore.
  • On a Race Day, no competitor may leave the beach until authorized to do so by the Race Committee (Code Flag D system).
  • Other specific rules, race management details and courses for the event are detailed in “Notice of Race” and “Sailing Instructions” for the event and should be read in conjunction with these rules.
  • All sailors compete as individuals in a Fleet Race format at all times. Failure to comply with this requirement will be considered a breach of RRS Rule 2 – Fair Sailing and may lead to disqualification.

NOR and SI

Notice of race and sailing instructions located on the TYPBC club website  and on the Anchor AIMS Games app under Yachting or download from here – Notice of Race (pdf)

Health and Safety

  • All participants, team managers and schools are reminded that they compete at their own risk and absolve the event director, all marshals, helpers and volunteers from any blame or claim.
  • The event is run at a cool time of year with potential for moderate to fresh sailing conditions. A minimum level of competency of one of the following is required:
    • Completed YNZ Level 3 (Learn to Race), and/or
    • Participated in regularly club racing, and /or
    • Competed at least one regional championship regatta.
    • It is recommended that contestants contact their YNZ Regional Support Officer prior to entry to ensure a sufficient level of experience.
  • Buoyancy vests with a whistle must be worn at all times by all competitors and personnel on support boats.
  • All support boats must be registered with the event organiser at registration, boat identification shall be displayed at all times, speed restrictions in vicinity of the course and Marina area will apply.
  • All participants are reminded that they compete at their own risk and absolve all marshals, helpers and volunteers from any blame or claim. Note World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing Rule 4 – Decision to Race.
  • It is the individuals and school’s responsibility to have their boats in a safe and working condition and compliant with class measurement requirements.
  • Clear instruction to coaches/team managers will be given about the extent of the organiser’s responsibilities at the Saturday afternoon Managers Meeting. All skippers of support vessels are expected to be present.
  • Ideally each school team is required to bring a support vessel (ideally a 4.0 – 6.0m RIB). This vessel must be registered with the event and speed restrictions in the course area will apply. Interfering with other yachts whilst racing may lead to disqualification of respective team members associated with that vessel. Skippers of support vessels shall follow requests for assistance from the Race Committee at all times.

Team Honors

  • Schools with less than two competitors in a Year Group/Gender Division will be ineligible to claim team honours. Where more than two competitors per school are in each category the best placed sailors’ scores shall count in each race for the team honours.
  • For schools that enter a team in a Year Group/Gender Division, each individual competitor in that team is also eligible to claim individual line honours.
  • For Year Group/Gender Division Team Honours – the placing of the top two competitors will be added together. Lowest team total is the winner i.e. Year 7 Girls 6th and 13th = 19 points (1st place), 5th and 22nd = 27 points (2nd place).

Judging

The organisers will appoint YNZ accredited Judges who will observe racing under the “Whistle System,” adjudicate RRS Rule 42 – Propulsion infringements under RRS Appendix P and hear protests and arbitrations.

Medal Presentation

Individual awards for each Division (Optimist and Open Skiff), and for Overall School Team Honours will be presented with their medals at the venue at the completion of Day 3 (Tuesday 7th September 2021).