2014 Poor Memorial SI’s

1 RULES

1.1 The race will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing, (RRS) 2013-2016, and the prescriptions of the US Sailing Association, except as changed by these sailing instructions or the ELIYA General Conditions.

2. NOTICES, COMPETITOR INFORMATION AND SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

2.1  Any notices, amendments to the Sailing Instructions, signals made ashore and all results will be posted on the Yacht Scoring website for the races, on the SIYC website, made available in the SIYC clubhouse and emailed to the competitors.

2.2  Any changes to the Sailing Instructions will be available before 0900 hours on the day of the race. Code flag “L” will be hoisted on the flagpole at the Shelter Island Yacht Club and on the committee boat with one sound to signal that an amendment or change has been made.

2.3  When “AP is displayed ashore, “one minute” is replaced with “not less than one hour” in Race Signal AP.

2.4  The Race Committee will monitor VHF Channel 72 throughout the race and will announce the location of the start, instructions, course changes and other information over VHF Channel 72 starting at 0900 hours.

2.5  Failure to hear or see any notices, signals made ashore, changes or amendments will not be cause for redress.

3.  CLASSES AND IDENTIFICATION

CLASS

F LAG

PHRF

1

PENNANT 1

Spinnaker 105 and below

2

PENNANT 2

Spinnaker 106 and above

3

PENNANT 3

Non-spinnaker 160 and below

4

PENNANT 4

Non-spinnaker 161 and above

Entrants are required to display the class flag for their division from the backstay to facilitate identification by other entrants and the Race Committee.

4.  SCHEDULE OF RACES

4.1  This race will be in and around the waters of Shelter Island. (See course description Appendix A)

4.2  The scheduled time for the warning signal for the first class to start the race will be 1100 hours.

4.3  The warning signal for subsequent classes shall be made with or after the starting signal for the preceding class.

4.4 Each class may race individually or in combination with another class

4.5  No warning signal shall be made after 1500 hours.

5 LOCATION OF THE START

5.1 Between an Orange Flag on the Race Committee Boat and an inflatable mark set in the vicinity of the Shelter Island Yacht Club. The location of the start will be broadcast by VHF Channel 72 at 0900 hours, posted on the SIYC website, the Yacht Scoring website, emailed to competitors and distributed at the SIYC clubhouse. This modifies the start location given in the Notice of Race.

6. CHECK-IN AND RETIREMENT

6.1  Prior to the warning signal for the first race, all yachts shall check in with the Race Committee Signal Boat by passing astern on starboard tack and announcing their sail number. The Race Committee will acknowledge by responding with the number heard.

6.2  A yacht that retires from any race shall notify the Race Committee as soon as possible.

7. COURSES AND MARKS

7.1 The courses and marks are described in Appendix A.

8. THE START

8.1  Races will be started in accordance with Rule 26

Signal

Flag and Sound

Minutes before start

Warning

Class flag + 1 sound

5

Preparatory

P, I, Z, Z +I or Black flag + 1 sound

4

One Minute

Preparatory flag removed, 1 long sound

1

Starting

Class flag removed, 1 sound

0

 

 

8.2  The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee Signal Boat and the course side of the port-end starting mark.

8.3  Yachts whose warning signal has not been made shall keep clear of the starting area.

8.4  A yacht starting later than 15 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS. This changes Rule A4.

9. INDIVIDUAL RECALLS

9.1  The Race Committee will endeavor to hail each premature starter over VHF Channel 72. However, failure to make such an announcement, nor the timing or order of such an announcement, shall be grounds for redress. This changes Rule 62.1(a).

9.2  In the event of a general recall for any class(es), the start sequence will restart with the recalled class(es).

10. THE FINISH

10.1 The finish is described in Appendix A.

11. GOVERNMENT BUOYS

Government buoys have no required side except when specified as marks of the course. Caution should be exercised for safe navigation.

12. PENALTY SYSTEM

Rule 44.1 is changed so that a yacht has the choice between penalty systems, and the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty. A yacht may choose to:

take a One-Turn Penalty in accordance with Rule 44.2 or

take a Scoring Penalty in accordance with Rule 44.3

13. TIME LIMITS

13.1 The time limit for each class will be five (5) hours after the start time for that class.

13.2 If the time limit for each class expires, the race will be abandoned. Abandonment will be signaled by the race committee signal boat and announced over VHF Channel 72.

13.3  Competitors finishing more than thirty (30) minutes after the first finishing boat of their class will be scored Did Not Finish (DNF) without hearing and scored points as described in SI 15.3. This modifies Rule 35 and A4.

14. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

14.1 A yacht intending to protest is requested to report both their intention to protest and the yacht(s) being protested to the Race Committee over VHF Channel 72 at the finish of the race.

14.2 Protests or requests for redress shall be submitted a soon as practicable but not later than one (1) hour after the Race Committee Finish Boat has docked. The time limit for filing a protest will be posted on the SIYC Notice Board on the south deck of the SIYC clubhouse.

14.3  All protest hearings will take place at the SIYC as soon as possible after notices are posted. The Protest Committee will attempt to hear protests in the order of receipt. Representatives of yachts who are parties to a hearing shall remain on call in the vicinity of the protest rooms.

14.4 When a yacht has been involved in an incident that may be subject to protest, it is her responsibility to check the protest notices at the end of the protest filing time to see if she is cited in a protest. Failure of any yacht to appear when called for a hearing will be considered by the Protest Committee as grounds for proceeding under Rule 63.3(b).

14.5 Rule 63.5 is changed by adding “A protest involving contact may be heard by the Protest Committee even though the requirements of 61.1(a) and 61.3 have not been fulfilled”.

14.6 Breaches of Sls 6 and 8.3 will not be grounds for protest by a yacht. This changes Rule 60.1(a).

15. SCORING

15.1 Yachts sailing the Poor Memorial “Around the Island” race will be scored using the PHRF time on time scoring system for each race.

15.2 Yachts that have started and failed to finish within the time limit for any reason shall, without a hearing, be scored by the Race Committee with points equal to the number of yachts in her class that have sailed the course and finished within the time limit, plus two. This changes Rules A4.1, A4.2 and A5.

 

16 PRIZES

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in each division will be awarded for Edmund Ward Poor Memorial “Around the Island” Race at the SIYC during the celebratory party.

17. OFFICIAL BOATS

Official boats will be marked as follows:

Signal Boat(s)                 Blue race committee flag
Mark and pin boats      Yellow auxiliary committee flag

NOTES

Please join us for a celebratory party immediately after racing at the Shelter Island Yacht Club! Prizes to be awarded with complimentary food, music, wine and beer! Please call 749-0888 or hail on VHF Channel 74 to arrange complimentary mooring/dockage.

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SAILING INSTRUCTIONS APPENDIX A
A 1 COURSES
for the Edmund Ward Poor Memorial “Around the Island “ Trophy RACE A1.1 Start

Between an Orange Flag on the Race Committee Boat and an inflatable mark set in the vicinity of the Shelter Island Yacht Club. The location of the start will be broadcast by VHF Channel 72 at 0900 hours, posted on the SIYC website, the Yacht Scoring website. emailed to competitors and distributed at the SIYC clubhouse. This modifies the start location given in the Notice of Race.

A1.2 Course “A” Description

Course A will be signaled by flag “Alpha” displayed five minutes before a class flag (S) (flag Alpha will remain displayed as long as classes sailing course A have not started. From the start (or weather mark, if there is one) sail counter clockwise around Shelter Island to the finish. The following government marks shall be rounded as indicated:

N “10” Greenport Channel

Starboard

Fl. G “11” Jennings Pt.

Port

R “12” Paradise Point

Starboard

C “15” Black Dog Rock

Port

Fl. G “15” Tyndal Point

Starboard

Yellow Tetrahedron, 225 Mag.,.25 NM off Mashomack Pt

Port

N “6” Opposite Cedar Point

Port

N “4” Nicoll Point

Port

G “1” Coecles Harbor

Port

G “3” Greenport Channel

Port

Fl. G “7” Greenport Channel

Port

A1.3 Course B Description

Course B will be signaled by flag “Bravo” displayed five minutes before a class flag (flag Bravo will remain displayed as along as Classes sailing Course B have not started). From the start (or weather mark, if there is one) sail clockwise around Shelter Island to the finish. The following government marks shall be rounded as indicated:

Fl. G “7” Greenport Channel

Starboard

G “3” Greenport Channel

Starboard

G “1” Coecles Harbor

Starboard

N “4” Nicoll Point

Starboard

N “6” Opposite Cedar Point

Starboard

Yellow Tetrahedron, 225 Mag.,.25 NM off Mashomack Pt

Starboard

Fl. G “15” Tyndal Point

Port

C “15” Black Dog Rock

Starboard

R “12” Paradise Point

Port

Fl. G “11” Jennings Pt.

Starboard

N “10” Greenport Channel

Port

A1.4 Course A2 Description

A1.4.1 Sail course A1.2 and insert government buoy RW “N” Mo(A) WHIS to PORT
A1.4.2 This course will be signaled by flag “ALPHA” and white flag with a blue number 2 underneath

A1.5 Course B2 Description
A1.5.1 Sail course A1.3 and insert government buoy RW “N” Mo(A) WHIS to STARBOARD
A1.5.2 This course will be signaled by flag “BRAVO” and white flag with a blue number 2 underneath

A1.6 Shorten Course
The courses may be shortened at any government mark listed above in accordance with Rule 32.

A1.7 Windward Mark

In order to achieve a proper start, the Race Committee may elect to set a yellow tetrahedron weather mark at a distance from the starting line. The bearing and distance to the weather mark will be displayed on the Race Committee Signal boat with a white board. A flag “W” (weather mark) will be displayed over a red flag (leave to port) or a green flag (leave to starboard) five minutes prior to the first warning signal.

A1.8 Finish

The finish will be between the Race Committee Boat with an orange staff and a green tetrahedron located in the vicinity of the mouth of Dering Harbor.

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