Pequot Yacht Club Women’s Invitational Regatta

July 13, 2017

Regatta Chairpersons: Betsy Hulme and Sarah Stewart

Pequot Yacht Club

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

1 RULES

1.1 The series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020

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 The Organizing Authority is the Pequot Yacht Club.

2 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located in the One Design room of the Pequot Yacht Club junior clubhouse.

3 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted no fewer than 30 minutes before the harbor start.

4 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

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                0900                Senior Clubhouse Deck

Competitors’ meeting        0930                Senior Clubhouse Deck

Harbor Start                1015

First Warning                1100

6 RACING AREAS

Attachment B shows the location of racing areas.

7 THE COURSES

7.1 The diagrams in Attachment C show examples of courses, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be rounded, and the side on which each mark is to be left.  The approximate course length will be 18 minutes.

7.2 No later than the warning signal, the race committee signal boat will hail the course and will display the course utilizing alphanumeric designations on a white board.

7.3 Alphanumeric Course Coding

M = Modified course (start/finish line is between the windward and leeward mark)

L or W following an M indicates position of finish line (W = finish to windward, L = finish to Leeward)

L or W without an M preceding it indicates a Windward/Leeward course, with the W or L indicating position of finish line.  The windward mark and/or the leeward mark will also be the pin end of the start/finish line.

(number) = number of WINDWARD legs to be completed

Examples: MW2 = Windward/leeward/finish to windward. (Start/finish line is set between the windward and leeward marks)

L2 = Windward/leeward/windward/finish to leeward. (Pin end of the start/finish line is the same as the leeward mark).

ML2 = Windward/Leeward/Windward/finish downwind. (Start/finish line is set between the windward and leeward marks)

8 MARKS

8.1 All marks will be orange inflatable triangles unless the pin end of the line is also the leeward mark, in which case the mark will be a flag.

8.2 The starting and finishing marks will be a committee boat at one end of the line, and a flag at the other end of the line.

9 THE START

9.1 Races will be started by using RRS US Sailing Prescription Appendix S - Sound-Signal Starting System with the warning signal made 3 minutes before the starting signal.

9.2 The starting line will be between staffs displaying flags on the starting marks.

9.3 A boat starting later than 3 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing.

10 CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE

Changes to the course will be consistent with RRS rule 33.

11 THE FINISH

The finishing line will be between staffs displaying flags on the finishing marks.

12 PENALTY SYSTEM

12.1 For the Ideal 18 class, rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn penalty.

12.2 As provided in rule 67, the protest committee  may, without a hearing, penalize a boat that has broken rule 42.

13 TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES

13.1 The time limit for an Ideal 18 class race is 25 minutes.

13.2 Boats failing to finish within 10 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing.  This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.

14 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

14.1 Protest forms are available at the race office, located in the one-design sailing room of Pequot Yacht Club's junior clubhouse.

14.2 The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day.

14.3 Notices will be posted no later than 5 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 upstairs of Pequot Yacht Club's senior clubhouse, beginning at the time posted.

14.4 Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).

14.5 A list of boats that, under instruction 12.2, have been penalized for breaking rule 42 will be posted.

15 SCORING

15.1 The low point scoring system will be used.

15.2 (a) When fewer than five (5) races have been completed in a day of racing, a boat's daily series score will be the total of her race scores.

        (b) When five (5) races have been completed in a day of racing, a boat's daily series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

16 SAFETY REGULATIONS

16.1 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

16.3 A boat that retires from racing for the day shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

17 REPLACEMENT OF CREW OR EQUIPMENT

17.1 Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without consulting the race committee.

17.2 Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless authorized by the race committee.  Requests for substitution shall be made to the committee at the first reasonable opportunity.

18 RADIO COMMUNICATION

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

19 PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

 

20 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

As a condition of the participation of any boat in any race or related activity sponsored or undertaken by the Pequot Yacht Club, the owner, helms-person and each crew-member agree 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 each of their officers, trustees, members, committees, employees or agents, arising out of or in any way connected with participation in such a race or activity.  Responsibility for evaluating wind, sea and weather conditions rests with each competitor as does the responsibility for the safe condition and operation of their boat including safety equipment and rigging and for 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 and Sarah Stewart

Principal Race Officer: Evan Olmstead  evan.olmstead@gmail.com

Chief Judge: TBD