Rules of the
Sanders Memorial Cup inter-provincial yachting contest
Last updated 1993
1. Eligible Boats
Competition is interprovincial and
open to boats of the New Zealand Yachting Federation nationally
recognised class selected by the Sanders Cup Association for
the contest. This class is currently the fourteen (14) foot mono
2. Provinces eligible
Each Province as defined may be
represented by one boat only. The Province eligible to compete
in the contest are those as laid down for the Rugby Union competition
within New Zealand. The Provincial colours of the Union team
also apply. Letters indicating the Province on it's representative
boats mainsail and ribbons depicting the district, boat, and
crew in Provincial colours have long been a tradition in the
Sanders Memorial Cup contest. Districts representing should endeavour
to continue these traditions.
3. Bona Fide representation
The Nominated crew of each district's
representative boat must have been normally resident within such
district for a minimum of sixty (60) days immediately prior to
4. Control of the
The contest shall be conducted by
The New Zealand Sanders Cup Association whose representative
is the Club who has been allocated the running of the contest
by the New Zealand Sanders Cup Association. The New Zealand Yachting
Federation Rules for the conduct of National contests shall be
The contest shall immediately precede the National Contest of
the competing class and shall be held at the same venue, within
the same week. Preference is for the regatta to be conducted
in the later part of January each year. The contest shall be
decided by the Olympic Scoring Points system in force at the
time of the contest, and will be over five (5) races with the
best of four (4) counting. All races will count if only four
(4) or less are able to be sailed.
The contest shall not be held more than two (2) times in the
one representative district in any five (5) consecutive years.
When the defender wins the contest, and is not entitled to contest
the Cup on it's own waters in the ensuing year, or does not wish
to hold the next contest on it's own waters, The New Zealand
Sanders Cup Association shall decide the venue of the next contest.
Every endeavour should be made to equalise the cost of travel
by altering the contest between the North and South Islands if
possible and through travel equalisation of entry fees.
5. Notification of
date of contest
The date of the contest shall be
fixed by the Host Club or Squadron (with reference to rule 3)
who shall notify the New Zealand Yachting Federation and all
other Squadrons, Provincial Yachting Associations, and districts
of the date so fixed, six (6) months prior to the date proposed.
Entries in writing close with the
Secretary of the Host Club on or before 31st December preceding
the contest. All crew members must be financial members of a
yeacht club affiliated to the New Zealand Yachting Federation.
Each entry is to be accompanied by an entry fee of $50. The Host
Club is to forward a list of all entries to the New Zealand Yachting
Federation along with their current levy per entrant and The
Sanders Cup Association along with $10 per entrant. The remainder
is to be used by the Host Club to offset expenses.
The Sanders Cup shall be held by
the winners for the one year and the Provincial Yachting Association
or District whom they represent shall be responsible for the
engraving of the Cup, and the Cup shall be kept I good condition.
The Cup shall be insured by The New Zealand Sanders Cup Association
in the name of the New Zealand Yachting Federation. The Sanders
Cup shall be forwarded to the Club holding the next contest fourteen
(14) days prior to the next contest.
8. Kingham Trophy
The Kingham Trophy was donated by
the Kingham Family to the Timaru Yacht Club. This trophy is the
perpetual property of the Timaru Yacht Club and Must always remain
in New Zealand. The Kingham Trophy has been made available by
the Timaru Yacht Club to The Sanders Cup Association for the
presenting annually to the winner of the Invitation race for
the Sanders Cup Class Yachts that traditionally precedes the
Sanders Cup Contest.