Rules for racing @ Burwain Sailing Club
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (2013-2016).
1.2 No national authority prescriptions will apply.
2 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
2.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located at the entrance to the sailing club.
3 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 11:00am on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 20:00pm on the day before it will take effect.
4 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed at the Club House race box.
4.2 When flag ‘AP’ is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in the race signal AP.
5 SCHEDULE OF RACES
5.1 First Race 11:00am followed by lunch.
5.2 Races 2 and 3 will follow as promptly as possible to allow for an early finishing time for those visiting.
6 CLASS FLAGS
6.1 Class flags are available and will be used.
7 RACING AREAS
7.1 Maps are available.
8 THE COURSES
8.1 Courses will be displayed above the entrance to the club house or on the committee boat.
9.1 Marks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Mark ‘A’ (Blue) and Mark ‘C’. Mark ‘C’ may be moved to a more suitable position.
10 AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS
There are no areas of obstruction within the racing area.
11 THE START
11.1 Races will be started by using rule 26 with the warning signal made 5 minutes before the starting signal.
11.2 The starting line will be between the committee boat and a Mark of the course or will be the Club Starting Line between the Green and Red marks using the White transit poles.
11.3 Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area during the starting sequence for other races.
11.4 A boat starting later than5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DID NOT START (DNS) without a hearing. This changes rules A4 and A5.
12 CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
12.1 To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will move the original mark (or the finishing line) to a new position.
13 THE FINISH
13.1 The finish line will be between the committee boat and a Mark of the course or will be the Club Line.
14 PENALTY SYSTEM
14.1 As provided in rule 67, the [protest committee] [jury] may, without a hearing, penalize a boat that has broken rule 42.
15 TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES
15.1 A race shall be between 40 and 60 minutes long for the first boat.
15.2 Boats failing to finish within 30 after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored DID NOT FINISH (DNF) without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
16 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
16.1 Protest forms are available at the race office [located at the race box]. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.
16.2 For each class, the protest time limit is 90 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day.
16.3 Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearing will be held in the protest room, located in the wet room, beginning as soon as possible.
16.4 Notices of protests by the race committee or [protest committee] [jury] will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).
16.5 A list of boats that, under instruction 14.3, have been penalized for breaking rule 42 will be posted.
16.6 Breaches of instructions 11.3, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This changes rule 60.1(a). Penalties for these breaches maybe less than disqualification if the [protest committee] [jury] so decides. The scoring abbreviation for a discretionary penalty imposed under this instruction will be DPI.
16.7 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered.
(a) Within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day.
(b) No later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day.
This changes rule 66.
16.8 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2.
16.9 Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in rule 70.5.
17.1 A low scoring system will be used. 3 races best 2 to count. If only 2 races are sailed then both races will count.
18 SAFETY REGULATIONS
18.1 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.
19 REPLACEMENT OR CREW OR EQUIPMENT
19.1 Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the race committee.
19.2 Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless authorised by the race committee. Requests for substitution shall be made to the committee at the first reasonable opportunity.
20 EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
20.1 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 equipment inspector or measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.
21.1 Boats may display advertising
22 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
22.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising 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.
23.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per event or the equivalent.
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