Pequot Yacht Club May Series (Wednesday)
May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 2018
Pequot Yacht Club One-Design Program
Pequot Yacht Club
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 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 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 before 1230 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 1230 three days before it will take effect.
4 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
No signals will be made ashore for Ideal 18 racing.
5 SCHEDULE OF RACES
5.1 Dates of racing:
Date Ideal 18
May 2nd Racing
May 9th Racing
May 16th Racing
May 23rd Racing
May 30th Racing
5.2 The race committee's intention is to sail 3 races per evening with each race lasting approximately 18 minutes.
5.3 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1830.
5.4 For each day of racing no warning signal will be made after 1945 or within 30 minutes of sunset.
6 RACING AREAS
Attachment B shows the location of racing areas.
7 THE COURSES
7.1 The diagrams in Attachment C show example 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
8.1 All marks will be orange buoys 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 anchored at the starboard end of the line, and a flag at the port 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. This changes rules A4 and A5.
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
For the Ideal 18 class rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn penalty.
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 at Pequot Yacht Club's junior 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 The race committee will post a list of boats who have broken SI13.2 or who have been penalized for breaking rule 42.
15.1 The low point scoring system will be used.
15.2 Three (3) races are required to be completed to constitute a daily series.
15.3 (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.
15.4 A boat that misses the first race, but sails races thereafter will not be scored for the first race. The entry DNC will be used for race one, and it will not count for or against that boat's average for the day's races. This changes RRS A4.2.
15.5 Each boat must have a designated skipper for the evening. The skipper must steer the boat for all races. Scores will be attributed to the skipper. For a race where the skipper is not at the helm, she will be scored DSQ for that race.
16 SAFETY REGULATIONS
16.1 Boats shall check in for racing by sailing past the race committee boat once the race committee boat is anchored at the starting line, and hailing the sail number, the name of the skipper, and the name of the crew.
16.2 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.
19.1 Skippers who participated in 50% or more days of racing will be eligible for prizes. If an odd number of days are sailed, skippers who participated in one more than 50% of days raced will be eligible for prizes.
19.2 The crew for an eligible skipper will also be eligible for prizes provided that the crew sailed with the eligible skipper for at least two of the days of racing sailed by that skipper.
19.3 Prizes will be awarded as follows: If 8 or more skippers are eligible for prizes then the top 3 skippers will receive an award. If between 5 and 7 skippers are eligible for prizes, then the top 2 skippers will receive an award. If fewer than 5 skippers are eligible for prizes, then only the top skipper will receive an award. Prizes will be awarded prizes at the end of season banquet.
20 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 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.