FAQS

Q. I have a cruising boat, can I enter?
A. Yes, this race is for all boats. It is an Offshore event, so finishing is an accomplishment in itself, we would welcome your entry and hope other cruising boats will participate as well.

Q. Can we use our motor if we are going too slowly?
A. This is a sailing event. If you use your motor, you would have to retire..

Q. Are we allowed to “stack” the rail like the Volvo boats.
A. NO… the Volvo boats allow it in their class rules. For normal sailing this would be classified as cheating, if you stack the rail or move weight around in the inside of the boat.

Q. Will there be moorings available at False bay?
A. Yes, when you enter you can discuss it with the sailing office.

Q. When is the prizegiving?
A. It takes place the weekend following the event at FBYC.

Q. I see the event is being scored on Club Handicap, will there be other class’s?
A. Yes, if the numbers permit, likely we also have classes for IRC or ORC, Multihull and perhaps Double-handed, but the overall winner will be on Club Rating, everyone is in with a chance.

Q. Can I do my safety inspection well in advance?
A. Yes, arrangements can be made. Notice to this effect will be put out closer to the time.

Q. Must the Skipper have the required qualification (Skippers Ticket) or can someone aboard hold it?
A. The skipper is the person in charge, they are required to hold the qualification in terms of law.

Q. I see the prizegiving is being held the following week, why?
A. It is likely most boats will arrive during the night hours, so this will allow them to go ashore, freshen up, partake in the “all night/all day breakfast” have a “beverage or twenty” and depart early the following morning should weather conditions allow, using the weekend and available weather to its fullest. It is also an excuse for sailors to get together again the following week… IN turn this also allows organizer to collate the results, recheck and deal with potential protests and reports.

Q. Why is there such a long cut off?
A. The intention is to allow sufficient time for absolutely any boat to finish and claim the honour of having Completed the Mossel Bay Race.

Q. What are the chart numbers of the charts normally used for this passage?
A. AS follows:

SAN 120………………………………Cape Point to Cape Agulhas

SAN 121………………………………Cape Agulhas to Cape Barracouta

SAN 122……………………………… Cape Barracouta to Cape St Blaize

SAN 1020……………………………..Mossel Bay

SAN 1016……………………………..False Bay