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Red Rock Yacht Club
Summer Series

Sailing Instructions
2016 Edition


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1 RULES
1.1 The Series will be governed by ‘rules’ as defined in the 2013–2016 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
1.2 This Series is designated a Portsmouth One Design and PHRF TOD Handicapped Event. PHRF numbers will be assigned by the Race Organizing Authority as outlined in the RRYC PHRF Adjustments Publication, posted on the Official Notice Board located in the RRYC Clubhouse.
2 ENTRIES
2.1 Eligible boats may be entered by completing registration with the Organizing Authority.
2.2 Completed entry forms and dues shall be given to the Race Organizing Authority no later than Two Hour prior to the first race of the Summer Series.
3 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
3.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the Official Notice Board located at the RRYC Clubhouse.
3.2 Instructions and Amendments given at a competitors' meeting will be posted in writing on the Official Notice Board within 15 minutes of the end of the Competitors' Meeting.
4 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 
4.1 Changes in the Sailing Instructions will be posted at least one hour before the departure of the Committee Boat, except that any change in the Schedule of Races will be posted before 1900 Hours on the day before it will take effect.
5 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
5.1 Signals made ashore will be limited to the docked Committee Boat.
6 SCHEDULE OF RACES
6.1 The WARNING SIGNAL for the first race of each day will be at 1330 Hours.  No STARTING SIGNAL will be made after 1600 Hours.
7 FLEET INSIGNIA
7.1 Fleet insignia will be displayed from the Committee Boat indicating the order of start.
8 RACING AREA
8.1 The racing areas (identified as Areas "A" and "B”) are shown on the chart located at the RRYC Notice Board.
8.2 Racing will take place in Area "A" unless a notice to the contrary has been posted.
9 THE COURSE
9.1 Courses will consist of temporary club marks set by the Race Committee.
9.2 Courses (see diagram) will be signaled by Code Flags hoisted from the Main Committee Boat prior to the WARNING signal.

COURSES

Course Code Flag Course Diagram
Triangle




4 legs

Code Flag "T"

 


Windward/Leeward




5 legs

Code Flag "W"

 


Windward/Leeward




 4 legs

Code Flag "D"

 


Olympic



6 legs

Code Flag "O"


Gold Cup

 


5 legs

Code Flag "G"

 



The diagrams above show the courses, the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.
9.3 A separate starting line for any course may be established between the windward and leeward marks. If such a separate starting line is established, the leeward mark will not be part of the course on the first leg. 
9.4 The approximate compass bearing from the Starting Line to the first Weather Mark will be displayed before or with the PREPARATORY Signal from the Main Committee Boat.
10 MARKS
10.1 Temporary club marks are orange spheres and will be placed via GPS at approximately 1.4 nautical miles apart for windward legs and 1 nautical mile for reaching legs. The New Mark used in accordance with Instruction 14 (Change of course after the Start) is an orange tetrahedron. The Starting Mark will be a sphere. The Finishing Mark will be either a sphere or a tetrahedron. In the event that the Committee establishes a separate Starting / Finish Line in accordance with 9.3, the mark will be an orange 2-ball float.
11 CHECK IN
11.1 Each boat and skipper shall check in with race officials at the Competitors' Meeting. Check In is required to be qualified for the race.  You must claim the largest sails you will use for that day.  If you increase your sail configuration after the start of the first race you will be scored DSQ.
12 THE START
12.1 Races will be started in accordance with RRS 26 unless otherwise specified at the Competitors' Meeting. Fleets will start in the order displayed.
12.2 The Starting Line will be between a staff or halyard displaying a Red flag on the Main Committee Boat and the course side of a mark designating the port end of the Starting Line.
12.3 A boat shall not start more than 10 minutes after her starting signal.
12.4 A boat whose PREPARATORY Signal has not been made shall keep clear of the starting area and of all boats whose Preparatory Signal has been made.
13 RECALLS
13.1 Individual recalls will be signaled in accordance with RRS 29.2. The committee may attempt to notify premature starters by hailing sail numbers, hull numbers or both. Failure to hear a hail will not be Grounds for Redress under RRS 62.
13.2 General Recalls will be signaled in accordance with RRS 29.3. 
14 CHANGE OF COURSE AFTER THE START
14.1 A change of course after the start will be signaled, in accordance with RRS 33, before the leading boat has begun the leg, although the new mark may not then be in position.  Any mark to be rounded after rounding the new mark may be relocated without further signaling to maintain the original course configuration. When in a subsequent change of course a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced with an original mark. 
15 THE FINISH
15.1 The Finishing Line will be between a staff or halyard displaying a Red flag on the Main Committee Boat and the course side of the specified finishing mark, unless the course has been shortened, in which case the line will be between the Code Flat "S" on the Main Committee Boat and the course side of the nearby turning mark.
16 TIME LIMIT AND CONDITIONS
16.1 There will not be a posted time limit for the races.  The second race may not start after 1600.  The courses shall be shortened accordingly to complete two races per day.
16.2 Races extending beyond sunset will be abandoned.  Races will be abandoned when winds exceed 30 mph or lightning becomes a danger.
17 PROTESTS
17.1 RRS 61.1(a) is modified such that a boat intending to protest another boat shall notify the Main Committee Finish Boat immediately after finishing of her intent to protest and of the identity of the boat to be protested.
17.2 Protests shall be written on forms available at the RRYC Clubhouse. Protests shall be filed within 60 minutes of the official arrival of the Main Committee Boat at the dock. A Notice will be posted stating the official arrival time of the Committee Boat.
17.3 Code Flag "B" will be displayed, with one sound signal to signify the beginning of Protest Filing Time. Code Flag "B" will be lowered, with one sound signal, at the end of Protest Filing Time.
17.4 A list of pending Protests will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the end of Protest Filing Time to inform competitors where and when there is a hearing in which they are parties to a protest or named as witnesses.
18 SCORING
18,1 The Low Point Scoring System, Appendix A of the RRS, will be used, except as stated below:

DNS:     Boats equal to Starters + 2
DNF:     Boats equal to Starters + 1
DSQ:     Boats equal to Fleet + 1     

 

COM:    Scored as 1

 


 

 

 

 

 

19 ALTERNATIVE PENALTY
19.1 RRS 44 states that a boat which does not exonerate herself for infringement of a rule of PART 2 by performing a 720 degree penalty (or other alternate penalty as may be designated), but that acknowledges the infringement prior to a hearing, will receive a scoring penalty of 20% (rounding .5 upward) of the number of the boats of her class entered in the regatta, except that she will not be scored worse than "Did Not Start". No hearing is required. The scores of other boats will not be changed; therefore two boats may receive the same score.
20 WITHDRAWAL
20.1 A boat which retires from a race shall make all reasonable efforts to so notify the Race Committee on the water. A Boat which leaves the racing area without having notified the Committee shall make every possible effort to notify the committee by radio or other means on her return to the docks.
21 REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
21.1 A boat shall carry all equipment required by her class rules. If not so specified, she shall also carry one USCG approved PFD, of the appropriate class, for each person on board.
21.2 All boats shall have available an appropriate line, not less than 25 feet long, which can be used for towing.
21.3 The Race Committee may carry out checks of safety and other equipment. Boats not correctly equipped are subject to protest.
22 RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
22.1 A boat shall neither make nor receive radio transmissions pertaining to the race while racing.  All official race information from the Race Committee Boat will be accomplished by signal flags. Ch. 68 and 16 will be monitored for emergency traffic and general club chatter.
23 PRIZES
23.1 Prizes will be awarded to the skippers and crews placing first through third, in each fleet in the Series.
23.2 Additional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organizing authority.

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