SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (SI)

SOUTH AFRICAN SAILING (Western Cape)

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SAS WC Inter-schools Dinghy Regatta 2016

Will be sailed at

Imperial Yacht Club, Lakeside

From

16 April 2016 to 17 April 2016

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS


The Regatta is organized by Imperial Yacht Club the auspices of South African Sailing (SAS).

  1. RULES

    1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2013 - 2016.

    2. The Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) 2013 – 2016, the Class Rules of the participating classes, the Notice of Race and these Sailing Instructions will apply.

  2. NOTICE TO COMPETITORS

    1. Notices to competitors will be posted on the official Event Notice Board located at on the west windows of the clubhouse.

  3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted at least 20 minutes before the start of the next race, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 19h00 on the day before it will take effect.

  4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

    1. Signals made ashore will be displayed on the flagpole on the roof of the clubhouse next to bridge. When a signal is displayed over a fleet flag it applies to that fleet only.

    2. When flag AP is displayed ashore, “1 minute” is replaced with “not less than 10 minutes” in the race signal AP.

  5. SCHEDULE OF RACES

    1. Dates of racing:

      1. 16 April 2016: Warning signal for the first race of the day at 14h00

      2. 17 April 2016: Warning signal for the first race of the day at 10h00

  6. NUMBER OF RACES:

    1. A maximum of 10 (ten) races are scheduled for the regatta.

    2. When there has been a long postponement and when more than one race (or sequence of races, for two or more (classes)  (fleets)) will be held on the same day, the Warning Signal for the first race and each succeeding race will be made as soon as practicable. .

    3. On the last day of the regatta no Warning Signal will be made after 16h00.

  7. CLASS FLAGS

    1. Class flags and the order of starting will be displayed on the official Event Notice Board by no later than 20 minutes before the scheduled start for the session.

  8. RACING AREAS

    1. Addendum A shows the location of racing areas.

  9. THE COURSES

    1. The course to be sailed will be displayed on the Event Notice Board at least 20 minutes before the start of the first race of that session.

  10. MARKS

    1. All marks will be rectangular red plastic barrels.

    2. The starting and finishing marks will be oval orange buoys.

    3. A Race Committee boat signalling a change of a leg of the course is a mark as provided for in Paragraph 12.

  11. THE START

    1. Races will be started by using RRS 26 with the Warning Signal given 5 minutes before the starting signal.

    2. The starting line will be between the two orange oval buoys and marked “A” and “B” as shown on the Event Notice Board.

    3. A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start. This changes RRS A4 and A5.

    4. Boats whose Warning Signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area during the starting sequence for other races.

  12. CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE

    1. To change the next leg of the course, the Race Committee will move the original mark (or the finishing line) to a new position.

    2. Except at a gate, boats shall pass between the Race Committee boat signalling the change of the next leg and the nearby mark, leaving the mark to port and the Race Committee boat to starboard. This changes RRS 28.1.

    3. The direction of the changed leg shall be indicated according to by RRS 33(a)(2)

  13. THE FINISH

    1. The finishing line will be between the two oval orange buoys, same as the start.

  14. SHORTENING COURSE

    1. In addition to the provisions of RRS 32, the Race Committee may shorten the course. Boats shall finish between marks “A” and “B” at the end of the round still to be completed by the leading boat.

  15. PENALTY SYSTEM

    1. Rule 44.1 applies.

  16. TIME LIMITS

    1. Boats failing to finish within 15 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish. This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.

  17. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

    1. Protest forms are available at the Race Office. Protest shall be delivered there within the protest time limit.

    2. For each class, the protest time limit is 30 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.

    3. 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 jury room, located at the rescue shed adjacent to the main slipway.

    4. Notices of protest by the Race Committee or Protest Committee will be posted to inform boats under RRS 61.1(b).

    5. On the last day of the regatta a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered.

      1. within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day;

      2. no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision that day.

    6. This changes RRS 66.

    7. 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.

  18. SCORING

    1. The “Chipstead” (“CHIPS3”) High points scoring method will be used for the individual and team scores.

    2. 1 (one) race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

      1. When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her race scores.

      2. When from 5 or more races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

  19. SAFETY REGULATIONS

    1. Dinghies shall comply with their class buoyancy and safety requirements.

    2. All competitors shall wear a personal buoyancy aid capable of supporting a 5 kg steel weight.

    3. Wet or Dry suits do not constitute adequate buoyancy!

    4. A boat that retires from a race shall notify the Race Committee as soon as possible.

  20. REPLACEMENT OF CREW OR EQUIPMENT

    1. Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the Race Committee.

    2. Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless approved by the Race Committee. Requests for substitution shall be made in writing to the Race Committee at the first reasonable opportunity.

  21. EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS

    1. A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the Class Rules and Sailing Instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by a Race Committee Measurer to proceed immediately after the completion of a race to a designated area for inspection.

  22. TRASH DISPOSAL

    1. Boats shall not discard trash in the water. Trash may be placed aboard support and Race Committee boats.

  23. PRIZES

    1. Prizes will be awarded as detailed in the Notice of Race.

  24. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

    1. 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 organisation of the event will accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

  25. INSURANCE

    1. Each participating boat is encouraged to carry sufficient valid third-party liability insurance to cover any liability arising during the event.

ADDENDUM A

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