Pequot Yacht Club – Onion Patch Regatta
August 6th, 2011
Pequot Yacht Club
669 Harbor Road
Southport, CT 06890
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-
2012 and the rules of the Ideal 18 Class Association.
may have broken a rule of Part 2 while racing or a One-Turn Penalty when she may have
broken rule 31.”
other boat at the first reasonable opportunity. Upon finishing each race, a boat intending
to protest shall as soon as possible, notify the race committee of her intent to protest.”
2 Notices to Competitors
Notices will be posted on the official regatta notice board located on the Pequot Yacht Club senior clubhouse deck.
3 Changes to Sailing Instructions
3.1 Any changes to the sailing instructions will be posted no fewer than 30 minutes before
the harbor start.
4 Signals Made Ashore
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed from the Pequot Yacht Club race committee boat.
5 Schedule of Races
5.1 Six races are scheduled. At least one race must be completed to have a series.
5.2 The racing schedule is as follows:
Registration 1200 senior clubhouse deck
Competitors Meeting 1230 senior clubhouse deck
Harbor Start 1300
First Warning 1345
5.3 No warning signal will be made after 1630.
6 Racing Area
The racing area will be south of the Southport Harbor outer channel.
7 The Course
left to port.
are to be left to port.
7.3 COURSE # 3 will consist of a beat and a run to the finish line. All marks are to be left to port.
8.1 Marks 1 and 2 will be orange inflatable triangles.
8.2 The starting mark will be a pin flying a yellow flag.
8.3 The finishing mark will be the same as the starting mark.
9 The Start
9.1 Races will be started using Appendix S, “Sound-Signal Starting System” (3 minute start). This changes Rule 26.
Signal Time Sound Visual
Warning 3 minutes 3 long blasts White cylinder hoisted
Preparatory 2 minutes 2 long blasts Blue cylinder hoisted
1.5 minutes 1 long 3 short
1 minute 1 long blast Blue cylinder lowered
30 seconds 3 short blasts
20 seconds 2 short blasts
10 seconds 1 short blast
5-1 seconds 1 short blast each second
Start 0 1 long blast White cylinder lowered
9.2 A series of short sounds will be made before each warning signal.
9.3 The starting line will be between a yellow flag on the race committee boat and the
starting mark on the port side of the race committee boat.
10 Recalls of OCS Boats
10.1 When an individual recall is signaled ( “X” flag and one sound signal), the race committee will attempt to hail the sail numbers of all boats that are OCS. This adds to rule 29.1.
10.2 A general recall will be signaled by “First Substitute” flag and two sound signals. After a general recall, the three-minute sequence will begin one minute after the lowering of the “First Substitute” flag.
10.3 When the “I” flag is displayed it signals that rule 30.1(Round the Ends Rule) is in effect. The “I” flag will be hoisted with the three minute warning signal. The “I” flag will be lowered at the one minute signal and the race committee may begin hailing sail numbers then.
11 The Finish
The finishing line will be between a yellow flag on the race committee boat and the finishing mark.
12 Time Limit
The time limit for the first boat in each race to finish will be 25 minutes.
15 Protests and Requests for Redress
15.1 Upon finishing each race, a boat intending to protest shall immediately notify the race committee of its intent to protest. (This changes rule 61.1(a))
15.2 Protest forms will be available on the upper deck of the senior clubhouse.
15.3 Arbitration shall be used for hearing protests involving rules of Part 2 of the rulebook. (This changes Rule 63.)
Prizes will be awarded to the skipper and crew of the top three finishers.
18 Safety Regulations
18.1 Each boat must comply with the Ideal 18 Class Association rules.
18.2 A boat that does not finish a race shall notify a race committee boat before leaving the race area. If this is impossible, the competitor shall notify a regatta representative immediately after arriving ashore.
19 Responsibility for Safety
As a condition of participation of any boat in any race or related activity sponsored or undertaken by the Pequot Yacht Club, the helmsperson of each boat agrees that the safety of the boat and the crew and the decision whether or not to start or continue to race is solely their responsibility. Each of them waives all claims which he or she or any heir, representative, successor or assignee, may have against the Pequot Yacht Club and their officers, trustees, members, committees, employees or agents, arising out of or in any way connected with participation in such race or activity. Responsibility for evaluating wind, sea and weather conditions rests with each participant as does the responsibility for the safe condition of the boat including safety equipment and rigging and wearing a life jacket. Assistance from the race committee, patrol boats, or other support boats and from personnel aboard them is at the risk of the participant.
Regatta Chairpersons: Betsy Hulme, Jay Lipp