Please see below the Sailing instructions for this weekend.
I will attache them as aword documnet to the Facebook group too.
To save paper, Turtles and the planet, these SI's will be posted on Race Office notice board, and in clubhouse, but only a very limited number will be available at registration. Please read/access electronically if you can.
Castle Cove SC
Contender & Int. Canoe Open Meeting 27/28th Apr 2019
Supported by Sika
Organising Authority: Castle Cove Sailing Club
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020 (RRS) and the appropriate class rules.
1.2 RYA National Prescriptions will apply.
1.3 Racing rule RRS40 will be changed as follows:
(a) RRS40: An adequate personal flotation device to a minimum of 50N must be worn at all times whilst afloat. Wet suits and dry suits do not constitute an adequate personal flotation device. International Code Flag Y will not be displayed.
1.4 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions then the Sailing Instructions shall take precedence.
1.5 INDIVIDUAL CLASSES – RULE VARIATIONS
The following variations apply to Contenders only:
Contenders: Contender Class Rule 22 Propulsion
“RRS 42 is changed as follows:
(1) Flag O (Oscar) displayed at the start, indicates that: “After starting RRS 42 is varied in that, except on a beat to windward, pumping, rocking and ooching are permitted”.
(2) Flag R (Romeo) displayed at the start indicates that “After starting, RRS 42 applies without variation”
(3) Contender Rule 22.(1) may apply in winds of 10 Knots and above, measured at deck level.
2 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
2.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice boards which will be the Race Office window located in the Clubhouse and visible from the balcony.
3 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Any changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted before 09:00 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 20:00 on the day before it will take effect. The changes will be numbered sequentially and indicated by flying flag ‘L’ together with the appropriate numeral pennant.
4 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed on the Club flagpole next to the Clubhouse.
4.2 Boats shall not leave the slipway until Flag D is displayed ashore with one sound. The warning signal will be made not less than 30 minutes after flag D is displayed.
4.3 When flag AP is displayed ashore one minute is replaced with not less than 30 minutes after it is lowered.
5 SCHEDULE OF RACES
5.1 Six races will be scheduled.
Saturday 27th Contender warning signal 11:55, Int Canoe Warning signal 12:00
Sunday 28th Contender warning signal 10:25, Int Canoe warning signal 10:30
**order of starting may vary depending on wind conditions – class flag on committee boat will indicate at the warning signal
Races will be back to back
5.2 The competitors briefing will take place at 10:30 on Saturday 27th Apr at CCSC (balcony or in Clubhouse).
5.3 One extra race per day may be sailed, provided that the regatta does not become more than one race ahead of schedule and the change is made according to SI 3.
5.4 To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, the orange starting line flag will be displayed at least 5 minutes before a warning signal is made.
5.5 On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 15.00. Prize Giving As soon will be as soon as possible after racing
6 CLASS FLAGS
6.1 The Class flags will be C flag Contenders
E flag International Canoes
7 RACING AREA
7.1 Racing will take place in Portland Harbour.
8 THE COURSES
8.1 Both fleets will use the same course. As per Appendix A
8.2 The course to be sailed (1 or 2) will be displayed on the Committee boat course board no later than the warning signal.
9.1 Marks will be orange inflatable cylindrical race marks.
9.2 The Start mark will be a Dan buoy with two red flags.
9.3 The Finish mark will be a Dan buoy with a blue flag.
10 THE START
10.1 The races will be started as follows:
5 minutes before starting signal, Contender Class Flag C warning signal
4 minutes before the starting signal, P, or U or Black flag = preparatory signal
1 minute before the start preparatory signal flag removed = 1 minute
Starting signal, Class flag removed = start. Display Int. Canoe class flag E
5 minutes before starting signal Class Flag E will be displayed
4 minutes before the starting signal, P, U or Black flag = preparatory signal
1 minute before the start preparatory signal flag removed = 1 minute
Starting signal, Class flag removed = start.
10.2 Should a general recall happen, the recalled start will take place after the next class start.
10.3 The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Committee boat at the starboard end and a Dan buoy displaying two red flags at the port end.
10.4 A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing.
This changes RRS A4.
11 CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
11.1 To change the next leg of the course (substantially), the Race Committee will lay a new orange pillar with a black strip (or finishing line) to a new position.
(a) If the direction of the leg will be changed, the signal shall be the display of flag C with repetitive sounds and a green triangle for a change to starboard or a red rectangle for a change to port. (in this instance – i.e during race rather than start sequence – the use of Flag C is not related only to Contenders)
(c) Subsequent legs may be changed without further signalling to maintain the course shape.
12 SHORTENING COURSE
12.1 Courses may be shortened:
(a) Either when the leading boat approaches Mark 1 or 2 in accordance with RRS 32.2 or
(b) When the leading boat approaches the leeward mark, the Committee Boat shall display flag S with two sounds. Boats shall pass mark 3 and proceed directly to the finish line as defined in SI 13.
13 THE FINISH
13.1 The finishing line will be between a staff displaying an Orange flag on the committee boat and a Dan buoy with a blue flag off the bow of the committee boat.
14 PENALTY SYSTEM
14.1 A boat that has taken a penalty or retired under rule 31 or rule 44.1 shall complete an acknowledgement form at the race office within the protest time limit.
14.2 RRS44.1 and RRSP2.1 are changed so that the two turn’s penalty is replaced by a one turn penalty.
15 TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES
15.1 Time limits and target times are as follows:
Target time: 45mins-1hr for leader
Mark 1 limit: 30 minutes
Time limit: 90 minutes
15.2 Boats failing to finish within 30 minutes after the first boat sails the course and has finished within the time limit will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.
16 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
16.1 Protest forms are available from the Race Office located in the Clubhouse. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.
16.2 The protest time limit is 90 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the Race Committee signals ‘no more racing today’, whichever is later.
16.3 Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the protest room, located in the Clubhouse, beginning at the time posted.
16.4 Notices of protests by the Race Committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under RRS
16.5 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2.
17.1 The scoring is as per rule RRS 90.3 (Appendix A), Low Points System.
17.2 Six races are schedules of which three races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
17.3 When 5 or less races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
17.4 When six races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
18 SAFETY REGULATIONS
18.1 Check-Out and Check-In: A tally board will be sited at CCSC beach master’s station. Competitors shall tally out and in each day. The helm shall tally out before racing and tally in immediately on returning to shore after racing. The time limit for tallying in is within 90 minutes of the last boat finishing the last race of the day.
18.2 Boats whose crew fail to tally out and/or tally in (and have not complied with the above) will be subject to disqualification without a hearing from all races held that day. This adds to the exceptions within RRS63.1.
The Race Officer has the discretion to commute this punishment to a fine payable to the RNLI.
18.3 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the Race Committee as soon as possible
21 SUPPORT BOATS
21.1 Support boats for individual boats or teams will not be permitted. The Class may arrange a boat to carry spare parts and emergency items
22 LITTER DISPOSAL
22.1 Litter may be placed aboard support or official boats.
23 RADIO COMMUNICATION
23.1 Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communications that are not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
24.1 The prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the race committee
24 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
24.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
25 RISK STATEMENT
25.1 Rule 4 of the RRS states ‘the responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone’
25.2 Sailing by its nature is an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
(a) they are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk while taking part in the event;
(b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and other property whether afloat or ashore;
(c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss cause by their own actions or omissions.
(d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
(e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
(f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;
(g) It is their responsibility to familiarise themselves with any risks specific to this venue or this event drawn to their attention in any rules and information produced for this event and to attend any competitors meetings held for this event; and
(h) It is the competitor’s responsibility to wear appropriate clothing and protective gear.
25.3 The organizing authority and Class Association, their officers and manufacturers are not liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss, damage, costs, or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. It is for competitors to decide whether their boat, equipment, crew and clothing are fit and suitable to sail in the conditions that they might find. By launching or going to sea competitors confirm them and their boat, clothing and equipment is fit for purpose and for the conditions, and that they are competent to sail and compete in them. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the event and include the organising authority, race committee, race officer, safety officer, patrol boat personnel and beach masters. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve owners and competitors of their responsibilities.
26.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3 million pounds sterling per incident or the equivalent.
27 RIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT
27.1 By entering and participating in this event, each competitor and his/her supporters automatically grant to the Organising Authority, the National and International Class Associations and the sponsors of the event the absolute right, authority and permission right in perpetuity to make, use, distribute, broadcast, publish and show in any media, at their discretion any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television, audio and video recordings, and reproductions of them and/or their boat/s made during the championship from time to time on and off the water, and of all his/her material related to the championship (and to identify their name), without compensation.
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