Bone Chiller Sailing Instructions

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 bclogo THE MICHIGAN SAILING CLUB

Bone Chiller REGATTA

Baseline Lake, October 29th, 2017

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

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1      RULES

1.1.     The regatta will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS 2017-2020), the Prescriptions of US Sailing, and the class association rules of the participating classes.

1.2.     The regatta is open to ALL Classes of sail boats up to 21′ with a US Sailing Portsmouth number.  Only Members of the Michigan Sailing Club (MSC) may sail club owned boats.

1.3.  JY-15 Class Association rules exemptions are as follows:

1.3.1. JYCA rule 2.6 (class association membership) is waived

1.3.2. Halyard rings are allowed.  JYCA rules 4.3.a and 4.3.b. are waived

1.4     Laser Class

1.4.1 Lasers are allowed the use of NCS or non-class sails such as the Intensity Practice Sails.

1.5.  Entries: Competitors may enter by delivering a completed entry form before the Skippers Meeting on the day of the regatta

 

2.   NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located on the front porch of the sailing clubhouse.

3.   CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted on the official notice board, 30 minutes prior to the first Warning signal on the day it will take effect.

4.   SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

Signals made ashore will be displayed at the dock. If a postponement is signaled ashore, the warning signal will be made not less than 20 minutes after AP is lowered.

5.   SCHEDULE

5.1. A competitors’ meeting will be held at 930 on the day of the regatta, on the front lawn of the Sailing Club.

5.2. The warning signal for the first race will be at 1030

5.3. Subsequent races will be held as soon as possible after the end of the previous race.

5.4. A 45’ break on shore is scheduled after the first three races.

5.5. No warning signal will be made after 1530.

6.   CLASS FLAG

The class flag will be the International Code Flag “Q”. (solid yellow flag)

7.   RACING AREA

The racing area will be the majority of Baseline Lake, as deemed appropriate by the Race Committee.

8.   THE COURSES

The courses will be Windward-Leeward or Triangle-Windward-Leeward. The course will be designated by the signal flags or a numerical placard as described below:

Flag Course Number of Legs
1 Start – W – L – Finish 3
2 Start – W – L –  W – L – Finish 5
3 Start – W – G – L – W – L – Finish 6

APPENDIX A shows the courses, course designations, and the marks in order. All marks shall be left to port. The start/finish line is open for other legs of the course.

9.   MARKS

All marks will be either Red Orange or Yellow balls.

10.  OBSTRUCTIONS

11.  THE START

11.1. The starting line will be between a staff displaying a red flag on the race committee boat and the starting mark.

11.2. Races will be started by using US Sailing Appendix L 11.1 (3 min. starts). This modifies RRS rule 26.

12. CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE

Changing the next leg of the course after the start or shortening the course shall be signaled verbally.  This modifies RRS 32, 33, 33a, and 33b.

13.  THE FINISH

13.1. The finish line will be between a staff displaying a red flag on the race committee boat and the starting mark.

14.  PENALTY SYSTEM

14.1. The Scoring Penalty, RRS 44.3, will apply.

 

15.  TIME LIMITS

The time limit for each race will be 1 hour for the first boat to finish. Boats finishing more than 30 minutes after the first boat that sails the course finishes will be scored DNF. This changes RRS 35 and A4.

16.  PROTESTS

16.1 A boat intending to file a protest shall inform the RC before the next race starts.

16.2 Protests shall be in writing and delivered within 30 minutes after the time of the race committee boat docking after the final race.

17.  SCORING

Boats shall be scored according to the most recent US Sailing Portsmouth Yardstick, corrected for wind strength. If a boat lacks a PY rating for the wind strength, it shall be derived by interpolating or extrapolating from adjacent columns. The Optional Allowance Modification Factors (table VI) shall NOT be applied. The Low Point System of Appendix A of the racing rules will apply to the corrected finishing order with the following modification: When fewer than five races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores (No Throw Out). One race constitutes a regatta.

28.  PRIZES

Trophies will be awarded to the top three skippers and crews.  Additionally, the names of the sailor(s) of top finishing club member in good standing shall be engraved on the plaque in the boat house.  To qualify as a club member dues must be paid at the time of the regatta to MSC or the UM Sailing Team.

 

Appendix A – Course Diagrams

Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
 Course 1  Course 2  Course 3
     

 

The start/finish line is open on other legs of the course.

All marks to be left to port.