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Sept. 18 NOR & Sailing Instructions

posted Sep 13, 2016, 7:19 AM by Alan Silken

NARRAGANSETT BAY HERRESHOFF S CLASS RACES SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

NOTICE OF RACE AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

ORGANIZING AUTHORITY:  Narragansett Bay Herreshoff S Class (the “S Class”)

1. RULES

1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

2.1. Notices to competitors will be provided by email or, on the race day, by VHF radio, channel 73.

3. CHANGES TO THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

3.1. Any change to the sailing instructions will be provided by email or, on the race day, by VHF radio, channel 73.

4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

4.1. There will be no signals made ashore.

5. SCHEDULE OF RACES

5.1. Races will be held on Sunday, September 18

5.2. The scheduled time of the warning signal is 1200.

5.3. No warning signal for a new race will be made after 1530.

5.4.  Conditions permitting, it is our intention to run up to three races.

6. CLASS FLAG

6.1. There will be no required class flag.

7. RACING AREA

7.1. The race rendezvous is expected to be in the general area of the usual starting area for Tuesday night races run by the Newport Yacht Club, in the vicinity of Rose Island.   Changes in race rendezvous will be announced over Channel 73. 

8. CHECK IN

8.1. All boats shall check in by radio on Channel 73 or by sailing by the race committee signal boat, until acknowledged by the race committee.  By checking in with the race committee, each boat, and all those sailing on each boat, acknowledge and agree to the DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY and MEDIA RELEASE referred to below.

9. COURSES

9.1. No later than the warning signal for each race, the race committee will announce the course over Channel 73 including the order in which marks are to be passed and the side on which each mark is to be left.   Where the first mark is a mark set specifically for these races, the Committee will provide the approximate bearing and approximate distance to the first mark.   In the case of twice around courses the mark at the pin end of the starting line will be used as the turning mark in lieu of having a separate mark set for this purpose.

10. MARKS

10.1.   Unless otherwise designated over Channel 73, marks shall be one or more inflatable marks set for these races.  The race committee may choose to use instead of or in addition to any inflatable mark set specifically for these races any mark or marks specified in the South Bay Race Chart or any other government mark.

10.2. There will be no offset mark or gates.

10.3. Change marks used in conjunction with rule 33 and instruction 12.1 will be yellow inflatable marks.

11. THE START

11.1. Races will be started by using rule 26.

11.2. The starting line will be between a staff on the committee boat displaying a flag (or other feature of the committee boat designated over Channel 73) and the nearby mark.

12. CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE

12.1. In the unlikely event that committee determines to change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing line) and remove the old mark as soon as practicable. When in a subsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.

13. THE FINISH

13.1. The starting line will also serve as the finishing line.   For this reason, the finishing line shall be on the same side of the committee boat as the starting line. 

14. PENALTIES AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT

14.1. The first two sentences of rule 44.1 are changed to: “A boat may take a One-Turn Penalty when she may have broken a rule of Part 2 or rule 31 while racing.”

15. PROTESTS and REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

15.1. Appendix T 2.1 and T 2.2 apply.

15.2. Any boat intending to protest shall inform the race committee upon finishing of their intent and the yacht(s) being so protested.  Protesting yachts shall file a formal written protest with the race committee by email within six hours of the finish of the last race of the day.  A $50 protest fee (checks payable to NBHSCA) must be paid prior to the protest hearing and will be returned if the protest is upheld.  Decisions of the protest committee are final.

15.3. Protests will be heard on Wednesday, September 21 at 1800 at Newport Yacht Club, unless another time or place is determined by the race committee with reasonable notice to the boats involved.

16. SCORING

16.1. For determining overall results of the races on Sunday, September 18, the low point scoring system, Appendix A, will apply; there will be no throw out for determining such results.

16.3. These races will count for the S Class fall and overall season series, using the scoring system previously announced for those series.

17. SAFETY

17.1. A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

17.2. The RC VHF channel will be 73.

17.3. Competitors are reminded that Narragansett Bay contains restricted and deep draft navigation channels and that sailing vessels do NOT have right-of-way over vessels under power that may be restricted in their ability to maneuver.  Participation in this regatta does NOT provide standing over vessels that have right-of-way.

18. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY and MEDIA RELEASE

18.1. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. The races have not been sanctioned by any sanctioning authority, and are being organized and run on a volunteer basis by members of the S Class, with the assistance of volunteers from the Newport Yacht Club, doing the best that they can to provide racing for the class.  See Rule 4, Decision to Race. The S Class, the Newport Yacht Club and the race committee and other volunteers shall have no liability for any damage, personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. If you do not want to race under these conditions, please don’t sail.  Waivers previously granted to the Newport Yacht Club for any of their 2016 racing series or any other Newport Yacht Club event shall apply to these races as well.  A waiver shall be signed by all competitors and shall be considered one of the documents governing the regatta.   

18.2. Competitors and crew members on competing boats grant, at no cost, the S Class the absolute right and permission to use their name, voice, image, likeness, biographical material as well as representations of the boats in any media world-wide (being television, print, and internet media), including video footage, for the purposes of advertising, promoting, reporting and disseminating information regarding the regatta and the S Class, and and the competitors and crew members participation in the event.

19. TIDE

Sunday, September 18 – High Tide at Newport:  9:28 AM

Sunday, September 18 – Low Tide at Newport:  3:14 PM

END OF NOTICE OF RACE AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

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