Series Rules

Introduction

Fleet One usually has 4 'official' Championship Series and occasionally, 'unofficial' series such as a Thursday Evening series.

The RULES for SCORING each Series are listed on the left.

Scoring for a particular boat in each series starts when boat registration and membership dues are up to date.

Notice of Race Series and Instructions

The various Fleet One Championship Series are organized by the Executive of Fleet One for the enjoyment of Fleet One members. Series scores are maintained by the Scoring and Communication Committees. Questions may be directed to these committees at: Scoring@m242fleetone.org, communication@m242fleetone.org, or captain@m242fleetone.org. Any disputes will only be resolved as directed by the M242 Fleet One Executive Committee as a whole (exec@m242fleetone.org).

1. RULES

Regattas will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. AND The M242 Class Rules.

When confirmed in an event's Sailing Instructions, Rule 44.1 is changed to allow a One-Turn Penalty instead of Two-Turns for a boat breaking a rule of Part 2 outside of the zone.

The prescriptions of the Canadian Yachting Association will apply to the preamble to Part 2, and to rules 61.2, 64.3, 68, 70.4(a); to the preamble to Appendix F, to rules F2.2(e) and Q.

In accordance with rule RRS G3, a chartered or loaned boat may carry a sail number other than her hull number, but the numbers displayed on the main and spinnaker shall match.

A boat may apply to the Fleet Measurer for a dispensation from a class rule. Such dispensation shall be appended to the boat's Measurement Certificate.

2. NOTICE TO COMPETITORS about these Series

Notices to competitors will be posted on the M242 FLEET ONE web site under Fleet One Racing Rules.

3. SIGNALS about Notices or Changes

Notices about changes to a Fleet One Championship Series will be displayed on the home page of the M242 Fleet One website and on this site.

4. SCHEDULE OF RACES

The Schedule of Regattas for each series can be viewed on the CALENDAR listed on the M242 Fleet One Homepage.

5. PENALTY SYSTEM

Please check the SIs prepared by the relevant Host Club to see if Rule 44.1 is changed to replace the Two-Turns Penalty with a single turn in the same direction, including one tack and one gybe for infractions that occur other than inside the three-length zone at a mark or nearby offset mark required to be rounded.

6. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS in Series Scoring

Protests may be heard regarding series eligibility or compliance. Protests shall be delivered by email to the Scoring Committee – scoring@m242fleetone.org with copy to communication@m242fleetone.org. The Protestee shall be informed in accordance with 61.1.(a) (1).

A protest must be lodged at the earliest opportunity that an infraction is recognized. Only protests concerning eligibility or compliance to the Championship series rules will be considered by the Scoring committee. On water infractions shall be dealt with through normal protest procedures in the event.

Notices will be emailed to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held at the location in the notice, beginning at the time posted. Decisions made by the appropriate Executive committee will be published in accordance with RRS 65.

Notices of protests by the Scoring Committee or Technical Committee will be posted on the Fleet One Championship Series homepage to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).

Penalties arising from measurement infractions may be less than disqualification if the Scoring committee in collaboration with the Fleet Executive so decides.

A request for redress from a Scoring or Technical Committee decision shall be delivered no later than one week prior to the next event in the series after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2.

7. SCORING

Refer to the Simplified High Point scoring system and the races to be scored for each series in the documents listed below.

To request correction of an alleged error in posted race or series results, email communication@m242fleetone.org with details.

Series Scoring Documents:

  • Simplified High Point Scoring
  • Overall Fleet Champion
  • In Bay Series Championship
  • Out of Bay Championship
  • Wednesday Evening Series Championship

8. SAFETY REGULATIONS

Boats shall carry at least the minimum DOT safety equipment prescribed for boats under 8 metres.

9. EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS

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 to a designated area for inspection.

10. INSURANCE and DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the Championship Series entirely at their own risk. See RRS rule 4, Decision to Race. M242 Fleet One will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after any of the series.

INSURANCE. All boats participating in any of Fleet One's Championship Series are required to carry insurance with minimum liability coverage of $1,000,000 (one million dollars). A copy of the insurance certificate must be submitted to the secretary@m242fleetone.org either by email, in person, or by snail mail at:

M242 FLEET ONE c/o

Judith McClacherty

4410 Strathcona Road

North Vancouver, BC V7G 1G3