J22 Worlds 2020 – Schedule of Events

By Richard Crockett

The J22 Worlds will be hosted again by the Point Yacht Club offshore in 2020.

A committee is hard at work putting the event on and making sure that it is another memorable regatta.

Just to whet your appetites as to how stunning sailing in winter off Durban can be, I have selected a small number of pics taken from the 2007 regatta off Durban. Enjoy!

Registration
Saturday 27th June 2020 – from 09h00 to 16h00
Sunday 28th June 2020 – from 09h00 to 16h00

Measurement and Inspection (The sequence will depend on registration sequence)
Saturday 27th June 2020 – from 09h00 to 16h00
Sunday 28th June 2020 – from 09h00 to 16h00
(Note: the last measurement station will be boat weighing using a large crane. Once the boat weight is recorded, the boat will immediately be deposited in the International Jetty section of the walk on moorings)

Schedule of Races
Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July 2020.

The Scheduled time of the warning signal for offshore racing will be 10h55.

On Friday 3rd July, no warning signal will be made after 13h00.

A Maximum of 15 races are scheduled.

Scoring – Low Point System of Appendix A with 1 discard if 5 to 9 races are completed, 2 discards if 10 to 14 races are completed and 3 discards if 15 races are completed.

Because the racing area is offshore all competitors are reminded that working outboard motors will be required with the necessary fuel, fire extinguisher, and class rule related safety equipment.

It is recommended that all boats carry one VHF transceiver with at least channels 6,9,16 and 68. (“Durban Port Control” operates on Channel 9).

A limited number of camping sites are available at the PYC site and booking is required. Contact: Regatta Secretary Jill Campbell: gillcam@telkomsa.net

Programme of Social Events (Provisional)
Sunday 28th June 1700h – J22 Worlds welcoming party and mixing of the waters on the lawn by PYC flagpole followed by MSC Regatta opening function 18h30 in the PYC Islander Room. Extra tickets for support crew are available from the Regatta Secretary.

Midweek party at the new PYC Beach Club.

Friday 3rd July – Prize giving and closing party.

There will be entertainment in “Charlie’s Bar each evening after sailing.
We will endeavour to get sponsors to enable a wet bar to be available with basic snacks on the International Jetty. Plus, MSC drink vouchers in PYC bar for competitors will be given out at registration.

Sightseeing details will be available to family non sailing participants to the local tourist spots.