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                                      YPRCC Fall Regatta

                                        September 9, 2017 

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

                                                        CBYRA Sanction Number 444

 

1 RULES - Races will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS.)  A copy is at YPRCC.org. 

2 ENTRIES - All sailboats over 18 feet are welcome.  Boats do not need a current rating to compete in the cruising class or Typhoon Class.  Enter by emailing a completed form to YPRCCFleet@gmail.com or by handing the form to the Race Committee before the race. An entry form can be downloaded from YPRCC.org and will be available from the committee boat. 

3 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS - Cancellation of races for weather will be announced on VHF channel 71. Check Notice of Race for further information. 

4 SCHEDULE and CLASS FLAGS – The regatta will consist of two round-the-buoy races.  The warning signal for the first race will be at 10:30 AM.  The second race will start after boats have finished the first.  There will be 4 classes of boats: Spinnaker, Non-spinnaker, Typhoon  and Cruising.  The first two classes will be boats with a handicap rating from the current Performance Handicap Racing Fleet of the Chesapeake Valid Lists. Cruising class boats may be officially rated or assigned a rating by the YPRCC Fleet Captain. Typhoon class will use class rating. Spinnaker boats will fly code flag #6 and Non-spinnaker #5.  Code flag #4 will designate the Cruising class. Typhoon class no flag, Three boats make a race.  Classes will start at 5-minute intervals unless combined as indicated by class flags displayed at the warning. Typhoons will start with cruising class.  If you do not have a current rating, please call 804 462 0582 to get a rating. You cannot get a rating on the water. 

5 RACING AREA - The racing area will be in the Rappahannock River East of Towles Point. 

6 STARTING AND FINISHING LINES - The starting and finishing lines will be between the staff of an orange flag on the committee boat and an orange start or finish mark in the water. The starting sequence will follow RRS Rule 26. Please note attached course board layout.

 7 Deleted 

8 RADIOS - VHF channel 71 will be used to communicate with the racers.  

9 TIME LIMITS - The time limit will be two hours for the first boat to finish.  Boats finishing more than 30 minutes after the first boat in its class will be scored DNF.  This modifies RRS Rules 35, 63.1 and A 5.  Tell the Race Committee if you retire from the race.  

10 PENALTIES and PROTESTS – If you violate a rule, take a penalty of two turns. If you touch a mark, take a one-turn penalty. A turn is one tack and one jibe.   Written protests shall be delivered to the Race Committee within 15 minutes of the Committee Boat docking.  Forms are on the YPRCC web site and available from the Race Committee. Hearings will be held at the YPRCC Clubhouse at a time designated by the Principal Race Officer. 

11. EQUIPMENT - Among “Near Shore” equipment required by PHRF for boats with current ratings (see phrfchesbay.org), Paras. 3.7.2.1 (life buoy), 3.7.3 (heaving line), 3.8.2.1 (radio), 3.31 (gear identification), as well as 3.1.3 and 3.32 (knives) are waived.  PHRF required equipment is recommended for boats racing without a current rating.  Single-handed racers shall wear a life jacket throughout a race. 

12 SCORING and AWARDS – The PHRF handicap system and the Low Point Scoring System, Para. A4 of the RRS, will be used. One race may constitute the regatta and all races will be scored. Results will be posted on YPRCC.org..

August 25, 2017


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YANKEE POINT RACING AND CRUISING CLUB

Fall  Wednesday Night Sailing Instructions.

Race Dates: Aug. 16, Aug.23, Aug. 30, Sept. 20, Oct.4, Oct. 18

2017 

1 RULES - Races will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS.)  A copy is at YPRCC.org. 

2 ENTRIES - All sailboats over 18 feet are welcome.  Boats do not need a current PHRF rating to compete. Enter by emailing a completed CBYRA entry form to YPRCCFleet@gmail.com or by handing the form to the Race Committee before the first race a boat enters during the series. The entry form is available at www.yprcc.org, select “Racing Corner”, also available from the Race Committee.  

3 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS - Additional notices to competitors may be found at YPRCC.org. Cancellation of races for weather will be announced starting at 2 PM by telephone and e-mail. Races cancelled for weather might be rescheduled. 

4 SCHEDULE and CLASS FLAGS - The warning signal will be at 4:30 PM.  There will be one class.   Handicap rating from a current or a previous Performance Handicap Racing Fleet of the Chesapeake will be used. Boats without a rating will be assigned a rating by the YPRCC Fleet Captain. Such rating cannot be disputed. Obtain your rating at least one week before the first race by emailing:  yprccfleet@gamil.com. 

5 RACING AREA - The racing area will be in the Corrotoman River East of Myer Creek. 

6 COURSE and MARKS - Course instructions and any changes to these instructions will be made verbally by the Race Committee. All competing boats MUST check with the committee boat, when arriving at the racing area.

Some navigation markers are part of the race course and must be respected. All boats must pass west of Red 6 on the Corrotoman, East of Green 7 on the Corrotoman and East of Red 2 on Myer Creek. 

7 STARTING AND FINISHING LINES - The starting and finishing lines will be between the staff of an orange flag on the committee boat and an orange or yellow start or finish mark in the water. Navigation markers might be used. The starting sequence will follow RRS Rule 26. 

8 RADIOS - VHF channel 71 will be used to communicate with the racers.  

9 TIME LIMITS - The time limit will be one and one-half hours for the first boat to finish.  Boats finishing more than 30 minutes after the first boat will be scored DNF.  This modifies RRS Rules 35, 63.1 and A 5.  Tell the Race Committee if you retire from the race.  

10 PENALTIES and PROTESTS - If you violate a rule, take a penalty of two turns. If you touch a mark, take a one-turn penalty. A turn is one tack and one jibe.   Written protests shall be delivered to the Race Committee within 15 minutes of the Committee Boat docking.  Forms are on the YPRCC web site and available from the Race Committee. Hearings will be held at the YPRCC Clubhouse afterdinner. 

11. EQUIPMENT - Among “Near Shore” equipment required by PHRF for boats with current ratings (see phrfchesbay.org), Paras. 3.7.2.1 (lifebuoy), 3.7.3 (heaving line),  3.8.2.1 (radio), 3.31.1 (gear identification), as well as 3.1.3 and 3.32 (knives) are waived.  PHRF required equipment is also required for boats racing without a current rating.  Single-handed racers must  wear a life jacket throughout a race. 

12 SCORING and AWARDS - The Low Point Scoring System, Para. A4 of the RRS, will be used.  A boat shall complete 66% of the races actually run to be considered for a series award. The lowest scores for 66% of the races will be counted and  awards will be awarded  to current YPRCC members.  Scores will be posted by email, on YPRCC.org and in the Club House. The Spring and Fall races will be scored as one series.

 Non YPRCC members accepted as members before last race of the series will be considered member during the whole series.

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