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Club Sailing Instructions

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1.0 RULES

1.1 Sailing will be governed by the guidance of the RYA Racing Charter, the current RYA Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS), and these Sailing Instructions (below).

1.2 Rule changes will be as follows: Flag Y will not be displayed. A "Personal Flotation Device" of an "International Standard Approved Type" will be worn by all crew while afloat or on the pontoon. This changes Rules 27.1 and 40.

2.0 SCHEDULE OF RACES

2.1 A fleet will comprise a minimum of six (6) boats of a single class.

2.2 Wednesday evening . One race will be sailed comprising separate fast (PY<1098) and slow (PY>1098) handicap fleets. First sound signal made at 1900 hrs.

2.4 Sunday racing. Will comprise morning and afternoon series. A maximum of four races will be sailed comprising separate fast (PY<1098) and slow (PY>1098) handicap fleets. First sound signal at 1100 hrs.

3.0 CLASS FLAGS

3.1 As illustrated below in Section 6.

4.0 MARKS

4.1 Marks will be the fixed cans in the racing area. Additional marks (identified as marks X, Y, Z) may be used at the discretion of the race officer and notified to the competitors before the first sound signal.

4.2 Start/Finish line will be a race committee boat at the starboard end (including any buoy, object or boat attached to it for the duration of the starting period), flying an orange flag and an orange buoy at the port end.

5.0 COURSES

5.1 Courses will be displayed on the map by the front entrance (for a Crow's nest start) or on the committee boat before the first sound signal.

5.2 The order of marks, rounding hand and number of laps will be displayed on the committee boat.

5.3 If the race is shortened at the leeward mark, Flag S with two (2) sound signals will be displayed and competitors will round the leeward mark and finish at the finishing line.

5.4 The shortened course shall be signalled before the first boat crosses the finish line.

5.5 Boats should not go through the start/finish line on the downwind leg.

6.0 STARTING RACES

6.1 The start sequences below changes RRS 26.

6.2 The time sequence should be adjusted when a fleet is not represented.

6.2 Times will be taken from visual signals; the failure of sound signals will be disregarded.

7.0 The Finish

7.1 The finish line will be a race committee boat at the starboard end (including any buoy, object or boat attached to it for the duration of the finishing period), with an orange flag and an orange buoy. Boats should round the leeward mark and proceed to the finishing line between the Committee Boat and the Finishing Buoy.

8.0 OBSTRUCTIONS

8.1 A short submerged wall, which protrudes from the south shoreline, close to club mark H (Hunter) and is marked by a buoy. This must be passed to the north.

8.2 Boats are excluded from the bird sanctuary to the west of club mark R (Ruffside).

9.0 TIME LIMITS and TARGET TIMES

9.1 Time limits and a target are as follows: Target time (40 mins), Extension (15 mins), Time limit (55 minutes).

9.2 Boats failing to finish within the extension time (see 9.1) after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish (DNF).This changes RRS 35, A4, and A5.

STARTING ON THE WATER

Count down

Masthead

Signal flag

Signal flag

Signal flag

Sound

Ready to go

UP




-4 mins


UP

Fast handicap


-2 mins

UP

Blue Peter


0 mins

DOWN

UP

Slow handicap

+1 min

DOWN


+2 min


DOWN


FINISH









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Last updated 13:44 on 18 November 2021

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