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Gosport Model Yacht and Boat Club
RC Laser Open Championships
on 23rd, 24th and 25th October 2020

RC Laser Open Championships

Gosport Model Yacht & Boat Club

(NOR) Notice of Race

RC Laser Open Championships at Gosport, 23rd, 24th & 25th October, 2020.

Organising Authority UK RC Laser association in conjunction with GMYBC

1 - Schedule of Races


Thursday Afternoon the 22nd October Registration and free practice on one or both lakes


  • Friday, 23rd October:-

    • 09.00hrs Venue opens

    • 09.00hrs Registration

    • 10.30hrs Boats off the water

    • 10.45hrs ROs briefing

    • 11.00hrs Race Commencement

    • 16.00hrs No race to start later than this time

  • Saturday, 24th October:-

    • 0945hrs ROs briefing

    • 1000hrs Race commencement

    • 16.30 hrs No race to start later than this time

  • Sunday, 25th October

    • 0945hrs ROs briefing

    • 1000hrs Race commencement

    • 1530hrs No race to start later than this time

    • Prize giving to follow ASAP after the last race


2 - Rules

The event will be governed by this NOR, and by the current version of the following rules only.

  • The UK RC Laser Class Association Standard Sailing rules which can be found at the UK RC Laser Web site http://www.rclaser.org.uk/index.html

  • Scoring will be done using Heat Management System (HMS 2016), hereafter referred to as HMS, for the remainder of the Sailing Instructions. A copy will be available at the Race Office.

  • Any changes made to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on the Official Notice Board at Race Control.

  • Except for any start or finish marks, a boats hull or rigging may touch a mark of the course, provided that the mark has been rounded correctly as described by the course set. This varies RRS 31.

  • All boats must comply with the RC Laser Class Rules - version dated 7th June 2011, with current approved amendments up to August, 2012. All boats can be subject to compliance checks, to the Class Rules. Sail identification shall comply with the diagrams and guidance provided by the UKRCLA. This varies RRS E6.

  • Boat hulls, Sails and Masts to be used in the event must be checked and officially stamped, by the RC Laser Technical team before use in the event.

  • Random checks can be made on any boat at any time during the event, to make sure they comply with the RC Laser class rules, these checks will be done by the RC Laser international Association Technical Rules Team.

    • RC Laser international Technical Rules Team Members

      • David Fowler

      • Taco Faber


3 - Planet T5 Radio Control

  • There is a problem with the Planet T5 when used at Gosport. They can frequently suffer with a lack of control over the boat at the extremities of the lake. We believe that this is caused by a near-by Mobile Telephone mast. It is therefore recommended that you do not use the Planet T5 for the Event. All other 2.4 Ghz transmitters and all 40 Mhz transmitters are ok. The obligation is on you to check your equipment is ok. The event organisers will take no reasonability for transmitter failure.

  • If you have a Planet T5 it is recommended that you change it to either a 40Mhz or a different 2.4 Ghz Radio control system for the event.

4 – Entries and Eligibility

  • All skippers must be registered members of the UKRCLA, or relevant national bodies of their country, and are expected to comport themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times. They must, individually, be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per event, or equivalent.

  • Entries must be on a copy of the downloadable Official Entry Form download from.  https://www.rclaser.org.uk/

  • Entry Fee £60.00 per Competitor

  • There will be a limited entry of 30 UK boats, on a first come first served basis in the first wave. 20 places for non GB entries and invited Champions. There will be a second entry wave on the 01st June, filling untaken non UK places from waiting entries in date order. After this, a waiting list will be compiled, and entrants on the list will be informed either by email or telephone by Sunday 11th October 2020 if their entry has been successful.

  • Please ensure that you pay special attention to the Insurance Declaration, and sign the form.

  • All first wave entries should be received by 01st June 2020. Late entries after this date will be accepted at the organiser's discretion and may be subject to a late entry charge.

  • The postal address for entries is on the Entry Form. Email submission with be sent a pay pal invoice.

  • Entry Wave dates/time will be taken from PayPal Payment received, or UK Cheque postal date.

  • The contact for entries is the UK RC Laser association https://www.rclaser.org.uk/



        Competitors that require any form of help or special requirements should, prior to entry, get in touch with the club contact given in Section 12 to check if the club is able to help with the provision of any such special requirements. The onus is on the competitor to establish whether the available facilities are adequate before deciding to enter the event


6 – Registration

  • The following shall be presented to the Race Committee at Registration if not already provided on the entry form:

  • emergency contact details

7 -Information for competitors

  • Race Areas, Marks, Courses to be sailed etc, will be advised verbally by the Race Officer, and clearly shown on the Official Course Board. All signals will be made ashore, from Race Control, which will be located around the lake or by the Club House.

  • The sailing area will adjacent to the GMY&BC clubhouse in Walpole Park Gosport. This can be seen at https://www.gosportmybc.club/  is just in front of the grassy area next to the car park.



  • A protest committee will be appointed by the Race Committee, to hear any protests arising from the event and may comprise competitors not involved in the incident.


  • A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the winner of the event. And it will be the winner’s reasonability to return the trophy to the next event. Should the winner be unable or unwilling, the perpetual trophy will remain in the possession of the UK RC Laser Association.

  • Prizes or trophies will be awarded for 1st to 10th place with special prizes awarded by the association.

  • A perpetual trophy will also be awarded to the first Junior Competitor.




  • All those entering or taking part in this event do so at their own risk and responsibility.

  • The UK RC Laser Association, the organising authority, the host club and any other parties involved in the organisation of this event disclaim any and every responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods both ashore or on the water as a consequence of entering or participating in the event covered by this Notice of Race.

  • At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves plus the decision to participate or continue must rest with the competitor.


11 - Disclaimer for any lake problems

  • GMYBC Lakes are protected by Natural England as a Site of Special Interest (SSI), who governs what we can do to the lakes to prevent weed from interfering with the sailing. However, it is highly unlikely that both lakes would be unsailable in October due to weed, as it has usually died down by then. However, neither GMYBC, the UK RC laser Association, nor any of the organising committee or club members, can be held responsible if the event is disrupted, or cancelled, due to any problems with the lakes or due to weed.


12 -Additional Information, Advice and enquiries

  •     Catering – There is a café immediately above the GMY&BC Club House which offers tea, coffee, rolls, sandwiches, soup and main meals, which is open to 17.00. Tea, Coffee and cakes may also be available in the GMY&BC clubhouse.

  • Social arrangements – Friday Evening meal at The Hornets Services SC restaurant and bar.  All Competitors have a Paid reserved ticket, for extra tickets please indicate on the entry form.

  • Venue - A very good, large, saltwater, lake with a walkway all round, situated in a large park area with local shops and Supermarkets within walking distance. Large Pay and Display car park adjacent to the clubhouse. Please ask about any alternative parking arrangements prior to purchasing a car parking ticket

  • GMYBC Club Contact – Chris Moore email cdm6382@gmail.com

  • Directions: From the M27 jcn 11 Head Southward on the A27 towards Fareham, Slight right onto Eastern Way/A27 towards Gosport, Slight Left towards Gosport Rd/A32 Signpost “Gosport”,   Continue onto Gosport Rd/A32 & continue to follow A32, after about 5.4 miles Pass Gosport Waterfront on the left, Continue onto South Street/B3333 for 0.2 of a mile where the car park can be seen on the left just before Halfords. The Car park is Pay & Display. And the GMBYC club house is on the far side of the car park.

  • For those with SatNav the address of the clubhouse is:-

  • GMYBC, Compass Point Pavilion, South Street, Gosport. PO12 1FA,

  • Map Ref:-  50.793322, -1.123923      Lat:-  50°47'36.0"N 1°07'26.1"W



13 - Permission to use images

  • By Entering all competitors expressly give their permission for any images or photographs taken during the event to be used by the UK Laser association and GMYBC for promotion and press releases etc.



14 - Accommodation / Hotels / Bed & Breakfast/Caravans/Camping:

Camp Site

Kingfisher Caravan Park, Browndown Road, Stokes Bay, Gosport, PO13 9BE

For Motorhomes and Lodges – Good Facilities and very close to Stokes Bay beach


Telephone 02392 50266 or 02392 502611

Guest Houses

Domaine Guest House, 5 Bury Road, Gosport, Hants, PO12 2UE
Telephone 023 9258 0457

Haven Guest House, 3 Bury Road, Gosport, Hants, PO12 2UE
Telephone 023 9251 1333

Seafarer Guest House, 9 Bury Road, Gosport, Hants, PO12 2UE
Telephone 023 9252 2883

Spring Garden Guest House, Spring Garden Lane, Gosport, Hants, PO12 1LP
Telephone 023 9251 0336

Apple Tree Cottage, 159 Portsmouth Road, Lee on Solent, Hants, PO13 9AD
Telephone 023 9255 1176
Website www.leeonthesolentbedandbreakfast.com

Avon Manor Guest House, 12 South Place, Lee on Solent, Hants, PO13 9AS
Telephone 023 9255 2773
Website www.avonmanor.co.uk

Bridge Guest House, 62A Brewers Lane, Gosport, Hants, PO13 9AS
Telephone 01329 285758

Fareham Road Guest House, 90 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hants, PO13 0AG
Telephone 01329 517694

West Wind Guest House, 197 Portsmouth Road, Lee on Solent, Hants, PO13 9AA
Telephone 023 9255 2550

Apartments and Houses

Harrington Homes
Telephone 023 9258 7887   Email enquiries@harringtonhouses.co.uk   www.harringtonholidayhomes.co.uk


Harrington Homes offer a wide selection of self-catering properties in the Gosport area, conveniently located just a few minutes from the Club. Flexible rental terms with short breaks available all year round. Individuals, couples, families and large groups accommodated. Choice of accommodation available - apartments, cottages and detached homes.


The Alverbank Hotel, Stokes Bay Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hants, PO12 2QT
Telephone 023 9251 0005
Website www.alverbankhotel.co.uk

The Anglesey Hotel, 24 The Crescent, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hants, PO12 2DH
Telephone 023 9258 2157
Website http://www.angleseyhotel.co.uk

The Old Lodge Hotel, 81 The Avenue, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hants, PO12 2JX
Telephone 023 9258 1865

Bed and Breakfast

“Thirty Three a”, 33a Anglesey Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hants, PO12 2EG
Telephone 02392 510119

“FIVE”, For Bed and Breakfast in Alverstoke
Telephone: 02392 583972 / 07533 868384

  • Visitor Attractions. There is a ferry which runs from Gosport Waterfront (about 0.2 mile from GMBYC) to Gunwharf Quays at Portsmouth. There are many attractions and a shopping village at Gunwharf Quays including the “Spinnaker Tower” where you have a good view of the South coast and the Isle of Wight.


  • The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is also just a short walk from Gunwharf Quays and is where you can see HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and many other attractions. See http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/hmsvictory  for further information.

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