Pequot Yacht Club – Onion Patch Regatta

Sailing Instructions

Date of Regatta: Saturday, July 27th, 2014

Regatta Chairpersons:  Evan Olmstead

Pequot Yacht Club

669 Harbor Road

Southport, CT. 06890

        

1 RULES

1.1 The series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016.

1.2 The following United States Sailing National Prescriptions will not apply: 60, 63.2, 63.4.

1.3 The Ideal 18 class rules will apply.

1.4 No changes shall be made to the standing rigging of any boat. 

1.5 Spinnakers will be used at the discretion of the race committee.

1.6 The Organizing Authority is the Pequot Yacht Club.

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 constitute a series.

5.2 The schedule of events is as follows:

Registration & Lunch        1100        senior clubhouse deck

Contestants’ Meeting        1130        senior clubhouse deck

Harbor Start        1200

Refreshments        1600        senior clubhouse upper deck

Presentation of Awards        1630        senior clubhouse upper deck

5.3 No warning signal will be made after 1530.

6 RACING AREA

The racing area will be south of the Southport Harbor outer channel.

7 THE COURSE

7.1 COURSE # 1 will consist of a beat, a run, and a beat to the finish line. All marks are to be left to port.

7.2 COURSE #2 will consist of a beat, a run, a beat, and a run to the finish line.  All marks 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 MARKS

8.1 Marks 1 and 2 will be orange inflatable triangles.

8.2 The starting mark will be a pin flying a 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.

9.2 A series of short sounds will be made before each warning signal.

9.3 The starting line will be between a flag on the race committee boat and the starting mark on the port side of the race committee boat.

10 RECALLS AND 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.

13 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

13.1 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))

13.2 Protest forms will be available on the upper deck of the senior clubhouse.

14 SCORING

The Low Point Scoring System, Appendix A of The Racing Rules of Sailing, will apply.  A boat's worst race will be excluded if at least five races are completed.

15 PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded to the skipper and crew of the top three finishers.

16 SAFETY REGULATIONS

16.1 Each boat must comply with the Ideal 18 Class Association rules.

16.2 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.

17 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 Chairperson: Evan Olmstead