Laser / ILCA Grand Prix – Northern Series

Delph SC – Saturday April 15th 2023

The Organizing Authority is Delph DSC in conjunction with
the UK Laser Association





1.1 Racing will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (2021-24) and the Rules of the UK Laser Association.

1.2 Rights to use Names & Likenesses: Competitors automatically grant to the organising authority and UK Laser without payment the right in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television of or relating to the event.

1.3 The sailing instructions will consist of the instructions in RRS Appendix S, Standard Sailing Instructions, and supplementary sailing instructions that will be posted on the official notice board located by the registration desk in the clubhouse.

1.4 In the event of a contradiction between this notice and the sailing instructions, the sailing instructions will apply.


Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the Organizing Authority.


3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the UK Laser Association – temporary membership can be obtained on the day. 

3.2 Eligible boats may enter on the day or via Facebook page with the required fee specified below to or contact the Laser Class Captain: [email protected]

3.3 Competitors under the age of 18 years at the time of the event shall be required to complete and lodge the parental/guardian’s consent form included in the entry form with the Race Committee prior to the start of racing.

3.4 Competitors should note that the UK Laser and DSC implement the RYA Racing Charter and that they [competitors] will be required to undertake to sail in compliance with the Charter which can be found at the front of the RYA rule book (Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024).

4.0 FEES

Entry fee is £10.00 (including £1.00 towards 2023 series prizes). 


5.1 Registration will be at KSA from 09.00 a.m. until 10.30 am on 15th April 2023.

5.2 Competitor briefing wil be held at 10:30 am, 15th April outside  the clubhouse.

5.3 Racing timetable:


Date Proposed number or races   First warning signal

15th  April 2023

A maximum of three (3) races.

1 race, lunch and then 2 races back to back 




6.1 The venue is Delph Sailing Club, Longworth Road, Egerton, Bolton, BL7 9TS.

6.2 Competitors and their families shall be deemed to be members of DSC for the duration of the competition.

6.3 Boats shall be kept ashore in a designated area. 

6.4 Location of the Club is shown on the web site of the host Club 


The courses to be sailed will be as defined in the Supplementary Sailing Instructions.


8.1 The Low Point System of RRS Appendix A will apply.

8.2 One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

8.3 The scores for the 4.7/ILCA4, radial/ILCA 6 and standard/ILCA 7 fleets will be calculated using standard PY’s. 

8.4 All classes will start simultaneously and race committee reserve the right to finish slower dinghies early and use average lap time to calculate results. 

8.5 If three races are sailed, one discard will be allowed


Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communications that is not available to all boats.

10.0 PRIZES 

Prizes will be awarded depending upon the numbers of competitors in the fleet, including a class, youth and ladies prize


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta.


It must be recognised that sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the open day, you agree and acknowledge that: 

  1. You are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and you accept responsibility exposing yourself to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the open day; 
  2. You will comply at all times with the instructions of the Open Day Co-ordinator particularly with regard to handling of boats, wearing of buoyancy aids and the wearing of suitable clothing for the conditions; 
  3. You accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by your own negligence; 
  4. You will not participate in the event whilst your ability to skipper or crew a dinghy is impaired by alcohol, drugs or whilst otherwise unfit to participate; 
  5. The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, as can be practically provided in the circumstances. 


Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.


15.1 COVID  still exists so please be aware of people’s personal space

  • Social distancing to be observed as far as possible
  • Catering before and after the racing will be provided. 

15.2 For further information contact [email protected]