Yachting New Zealand has prepared standard documentation and useful resources for use by affiliated clubs, classes and race officials in the organisation of regattas.
Yachting New Zealand Regulations and Prescriptions
- YNZ Regulations Part 4: Administration of Racing Rules (includes Appointment of National & International Race Officials, New Zealand Represenation, National and Major Event Management, Arbitration)
- Yachting New Zealand Prescriptions 2017-2020
National Championship/ Major Event documentation
- YNZ Regulation 4.5.4 (National & Major Event Management) - details the criteria that must be met in order for an event to be approved as a National Championship and for the winner to be recognised as the National Champion.
- Major and National Event Application Form- to be submitted to Yachting NZ for approval to hold a National Championship by 30th June
- National Event Report Form- to be returned to Yachting NZ within two weeks of National Championship
Race Document templates
If you are organising racing and regattas, we recommend you use the following formats developed by our Race Management Committee for both your Notice of Race and your Sailing Instructions or Appendix S Supplementary Sailing Instructions.
- Template - YNZ Standard Entry Form (updated August 2017)
- Template - YNZ Standard Notice of Race (Updated January 2018)
- Template - YNZ Standard Sailing Instructions (Updated September 2017)
- Template- YNZ Appendix S Supplementary Sailing Instructions (Updated November 2017)
- Match Racing (M)
- Optimist Course (IOD)
- Standard designation for courses
- Trapezoid (I,O)
- Trapezoid with beat to finish seperate finish (IW, OW)
- Trapezoid with beat to finish - signal boat for start and finish (IW, OW)
- Trapezoid with beat to finish, offset mark and seperate finish (IWA, OW)
- Trapezoid with offset (IA, OA)
- Trapezoid with signal boat for start and finish (I, O)
- Trapezoid with slalom finish (IS, OS)
- Triangular course (TW, TL)
- Triangular course with reaching finish (TR)
- Triangular course start finish in the middle of the beat (T)
- Triangular course with offset (TWA, TLA)
- Triangular course with offset reaching finish (TRA)
- Windward Leeward (L, W)
- Windward Leeward with offset (LA, WA)
- Windward leeward with reaching finish (WR, WG)
- Windward Leeward with reaching finish (LR, LG)
- Windward Leeward with Slalom finish (LS, LAS)
Event Management Resources
- Risk Management Guide (To assist in planning for your event)
World Sailing Race Management Manual
Yachting New Zealand recommends the use of the World Sailing Race Management Manual available from the World Sailing website.
Code Flags for teaching purposes- fold and glue each page in half before cutting up into individual flags. Laminate for more resiliance. Wooden food skewers make great flag poles for these!