SYC Commodores League #3
Time & Location
About The Event
SYC COMMODORES LEAGUE #3
DATE: 13 & 14 APRIL 2019
NOTICE OF RACE / SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017 – 2020, and the rules of the individual classes, unless specifically amended by the Notice of Regatta, or by the sailing instructions.
2. ENTRIES & FEES
Boats can enter at the club before 12h00 on the 13th April 2019 or online @ www.stilbaaiyachtclub.co.za. The entrance fee for each league race is R50.00. Payment of by EFT to Capitec 1539 501 866 and POP sent to email@example.com
3. SCHEDULE OF RACES
Dates of racing:
13/04/2019 - Warning signal for the first race of the day shall be at 14:30
14/04/2019 - Warning signal for the first race of the day shall be at 09h00
To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, Flag “L” will be displayed before a Warning Signal is displayed. The Warning Signal will be made 1 minute after the lowering of Flag “L”.
4. CLASS FLAGS
Class flags will be in accordance with the Class rules
5. RACING AREAS
Racing will take place off the foreshore of Stilbaai Yacht Club.
6. THE COURSES
The diagrams in Addendum A show the course, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.
Marks 1, 2, 3a and 3b will be large yellow cylindrical buoys.
The starting and finishing marks will be the Committee Boat and a small red/orange spherical buoy.
8. THE START
Races will be started by using RRS 26 with the Warning Signal given 5 minutes before the starting signal.
The starting line will be between the mast displaying an Orange Flag on the Committee boat and the nearby red/orange spherical buoy.
A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start. This changes RRS A4 and A5.
9. THE FINISH
The finishing line will be between the mast displaying an Orange Flag on the Committee boat and the nearby red/orange spherical buoy.
10. CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
To change the next leg of the course, the Race Committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as possible. The new mark will be a “green cylindrical buoy”.
If mark 1 is changed after the start of the race, there will be no offset mark (mark 2).
The direction of the change of the leg shall be indicated according to RRS 33(a) (2) except that a green rectangular flag will be used instead of a green triangular flag.
11. SHORTENING COURSE
The Race Committee may shorten the course before the leading boat of the class reaches the leeward gate marks (3a and 3b). The leeward gate marks remain marks of the course. Boats shall continue through the gate and thereafter proceed directly to cross the prescribed finish line to finish. This changes RRS 32.2
12. PENALTY SYSTEM
RRS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
A boat that has taken a penalty or retired under RRS 31 or RRS 44.1 shall complete an acknowledgement form at the Race Office within the protest time limit.
13. TIME LIMITS
Boats failing to finish within 20 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish. This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.
14. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
We encourage sailors to make use of the protest process as this improves the knowledge of rules and regulations for everyone.
Protest forms are available at the Race Office. Protest shall be delivered there within the protest time limit.
The protest time limit is 90 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day.
The same time limit applies to protests by the Race Committee and Protest Committee about incidents they observe in the racing area and to requests for redress. This changes RRS 61.3 and 62.2.
Notices will be posted within 30 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings and times thereof in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the committee room, located at the SYC Clubhouse.
Notices of protest by the Race Committee or Protest Committee will be posted to inform boats under RRS 61.1(b).
A list of boats that have acknowledged breaking RRS 42 or have been disqualified by the (Protest Committee) (jury) will be posted before the protest time limit.
On the last day of the regatta a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered.
• within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day;
• no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision that day.
• This changes RRS 66.
• On the last day of the regatta a request for redress from a Protest Committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes RRS 62.2.
15. SCORING (WILL APPLY TO ALL RACES SAILED OVER THE 3 COMMODORE LEAGUE RACES)
Low Point scoring system of Appendix A4 will apply.
4 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her race scores
When from 5 to 9 races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
When 10 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her races excluding her two worst scores.
16. SAFETY REGULATIONS
Yachts shall comply with their class buoyancy and safety requirements.
All competitors shall wear a personal buoyancy aid capable of supporting a 5 kg steel weight at all times while afloat in a yacht.
Wet or Dry suits do not constitute adequate buoyancy!
A boat that retires from a race shall notify the Race Committee as soon as possible.
All skippers are required to sign out before leaving shore and sign back in after returning ashore in a register with the Regatta Secretary.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of final leg (3rd commodores league) in April 2019.
18. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. Neither the Organising Authority nor its officials or other persons associated with the organization of the event will accept any liability for any material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta.
19. GENERAL INFORMATION
A bring and braai will take place at SYC on the 13th April 2019. SYC will supply 3 Salads with Rolls at a cost of R40pp subject to prior booking. Braai packs will also be available at the club. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your meal bookings before Thursday 11th April 2019