Shelter Island Yacht Club
Sunday August 2, 2015
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing, (RRS) 2013-2016, the prescriptions of the US Sailing Association, except as changed by these sailing instructions and the ELIYA General Conditions. The Anniversary Race is henceforth to be called the Anniversary Regatta. This modifies the Notice of Race.
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 race, on the SIYC website, made available in the SIYC Sailing Center and emailed to the competitors. The results will also be posted on the South Deck of the SIYC Clubhouse during the competitor party.
2.2 Any changes to the Sailing Instructions must be made before 0900 hours on the day of the regatta. Changes made prior to the day of the regatta will be communicated as per 2.1. Changes made on the day of the regatta will be communicated per 2.1 and Code flag “L” will be hoisted on the flagpole at the Shelter Island Yacht Club. Sailing instructions and any amendments will not be available from the Race Committee Signal boat.
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 any 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. This modifies RRS 62.1 (a).
3 CLASSES AND IDENTIFICATION
CLASS FLAG 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
To facilitate identification by other entrants and the Race Committee, entrants are required to display the class flag for their division from the backstay or from another prominent location, if no backstay is available. Yachts not flying a class flag will not be scored and will be disqualified without a hearing. This changes RRS 62.1 (a).
4 SCHEDULE OF RACES
4.1 There will be Drop Mark Races for each of four classes in Gardiners Bay.
4.2 The scheduled time for the warning signal for the first class(es) to start a 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 After the Drop Mark Races, each class may have a Homeward Bound Race back to SIYC using government marks with a finish in Dering Harbor. (See course descriptions in Appendix A.)
4.6 No warning signal shall be made after 1630 hours.
5 LOCATION OF THE STARTS
Between an Orange Flag on the Race Committee Boat and a red ball set in Gardiners Bay in the vicinity of RW “N” Mo(A) WHIS. The location of the start will be broadcast by VHF Channel 72 at 0900 hours.
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 Drop Mark Race courses and marks are described in Appendix A.
7.2 The Homeward Bound Race course is described in Appendix A.
8 THE START
8.1 Races will be started in accordance with Rule 26
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 red ball.
8.3 Yachts whose warning signal has not been made shall keep clear of the starting area.
9 INDIVIDUAL RECALLS
9.1 The Race Committee will attempt 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 not be grounds or 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 for Drop Mark Races is described in Appendix A.
10.2 The finish for the Homeward Bound Race 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 Drop Mark race will be two (2) hours after the start time for each class.
13.2 In the event a Drop Mark Race is abandoned, the Race Committee will attempt to start another race as soon as possible thereafter.
13.3 There is no time limit for the Homeward Bound Race.
13.4 A yacht starting later than 15 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS.
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 shall be submitted as soon as practicable but not later than one (1) hour after the Race Committee Finish Boat has docked or ½ hour after the last yacht in each fleet has reached the mooring area by SIYC, whichever is later. The time limit for filing a protest will be posted on the SIYC Notice Board in 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 (SIYC Sailing Center).
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).
15.1 Yachts sailing the Drop Mark Races will be scored using the ELI-PHRF time on time scoring system for each race.
15.2 A yacht’s regatta score for the SIYC Anniversary Regatta will be the total of her race scores using the low point scoring system per Appendix A in the US Sailing RRS 2013-2016. One race is required to be completed to constitute a regatta. There will be no throw outs. This modifies Rule A.2.
15.3 Yachts sailing the Homeward Bound Race will be scored using the PHRF-ELIYA time on time scoring system. The Homeward Bound Race will be scored as a separate event and will not be included in a yacht‘s score for the SIYC Anniversary Regatta.
16.1 It is recommended that all boats be compliant with the US Safety Requirements (USSER) US Near Shore category. These regulations are available on the US Sailing website. Competitors participate in this regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The safety of a boat and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the person in charge of that boat.
16.2 RRS Rule 52 of the US Sailing RRS 2013-2016 will not be enforced.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in each division will be awarded for the SIYC Anniversary Regatta and for the Homeward Bound Race at the SIYC during the celebratory party.
18 OFFICIAL BOATS
Official boats will be marked as follows:
Signal/Finish Boat(s) Blue race committee flag
Mark and pin boats Yellow auxiliary committee flag
Entries to the Anniversary Regatta must be made on Yacht Scoring (www.yachtscoring.com) by 6pm on August 1, 2015.
This modifies the Notice of Race. Valid 2015 ELI-PHTF certificates must be on file with the SIYC Race Committee, either
electronically or on paper.
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. The Chairperson for this event is Peter Dinkel. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SIYC Sailing Center on 749-1829.
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS APPENDIX A- DROP MARK RACES
A1 COURSES FOR DROP MARK RACES
A1.1 COURSE DIAGRAMS WILL BE IN A SEPARATE ATTACHMENT
A1.2 Course “W” is a Windward/Leeward course with a windward offset mark. A number flag indicating the number of LEGS to be raced will be flown beneath Flag “W”. The distance between the windward mark and the offset mark shall not count as a leg for the purposes of indicating the number of legs.
A1.3 Course “0” is a Triangle/Windward/Leeward/Windward course.
A1.4 Course “K” is a Triangle/Windward/Leeward course.
A1.5 Course “T” is a Modified Triangle course.
A1.6 The leeward mark for Courses “W”, “0”, “K” and will be an inflatable mark set approximately 0.10 NM to the windward of the starting line. A gate mark may be used for Course “W”. The leeward mark for Course “T” will be below the RC Signal boat approximately the same distance as the distance to the weather mark.
A1.7 The course designation will be signaled using flags displayed on the poles/halyards of the Race Committee Signal Boat. The distance and bearing to the windward mark will be displayed on a white board and announced on VHF Channel 72.
A1.8 Marks, including the windward offset mark, shall be rounded in order and always left to port, except that a gate, when used shall be rounded as described in Rule 28.2(c).
- For all courses the Race Committee may set a long windward mark and a short windward mark.
- The distance displayed will be to the SHORT windward mark. The long windward mark will be on the same bearing at a distance of 0.5 NM beyond the short windward mark.
- If flag “U” is displayed with the warning signal for a class, that class will use the LONG windward mark for each windward leg in that race.
- If flag “U” is not displayed at the warning signal for a class that class will use the SHORT windward mark for each windward leg in that race.
A2 MARKS FOR DROP MARK RACES
Marks will be as follows: The Race Committee will make every attempt to use the marks that are listed below.Fleet Original Marks Starting Finishing Change Mark
Div I and II Orange tetrahedron Orange ball white tetra Green tetra
Div III and IV Yellow tetrahedron Orange ball white tetra Yellow w/band tetra.
A3 COURSE CHANGE
A3.1 In addition to the requirements in Rule 33, the Race Committee will attempt to announce any course changes on VHF Channel 72. Failure to make such an announcement shall not be grounds for redress. This changes Rule 62.1(a).
A3.2 The new mark will be a different color (green or yellow with a band) from the original mark as described in SI Appendix A2. For a subsequent change, the new mark will be the same as the original mark.
A4.1 The finishing line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on a Race Committee Boat and the finishing mark.
- For Course “W”, with an odd number of legs, and Course “0”, the finish line will be located approximately 0.1 NM to windward of the windward mark.
- For Course “W”, with an even number of legs, and “Course “K”, the finish line will be separate from the starting line and located approximately 0.1 NM leeward of the start line. See diagram in SI Appendix A1.1.
- For Course “T”, the finish line will be separate from the start line and located approximately 0.1 NM leeward of the start line. See diagram in SI Appendix 1.1.
A4.2 If a subsequent race is to be sailed, the finish line Race Committee Boat intends to fly code flag “R”. If a class flag is displayed below the “R” flag the subsequent race is for that class(es) only. In addition, the Race Committee will attempt to announce a subsequent race on VHF Channel 72.
A5 SCHEDULE OF RACES
No more than five Drop Mark Races will be run.
A6 THE HOMEWARD BOUND RACE
A6.1 Will be for each division a race back to the SIYC. The Race Committee will announce its intention to run the Homeward Bound Race over VHF Channel 72 prior to the start of the last Drop Mark Course of the day for each division.
A6.2 THE START FOR THE HOMEWARD BOUND RACE
A6.2.1 The start will be as described in SI 8.1.
A6.2.2 Or, alternatively, the start will be a continuation of the last Drop Mark Race of the day with each yacht’s finishing time for its last Drop Mark Race constituting its starting time for the Homeward Bound Race.
A6.2.3 If the Race Committee elects to start as described in A6.2.1, it will signal this to competitors over VHF Channel 72 with each class flag flown under the code flag “Z” following the last Drop Mark Race for each class.
A6.2.4 If the Race Committee elects to use the alternative start in A6.2.2, it will signal this to competitors over VHF Channel 72 and by stationing a mark boat at the rounding mark prior to the last leg of the last Drop Mark Race displaying the code flag “Z” with repetitive sounds.
A6.3 THE COURSE FOR THE HOMEWARD BOUND RACE
A6.3.1 The Marks for the Homeward Bound Race are as follows:
The course may be shortened by the Race Committee at any rounding mark above (denoted by *).
A6.3.2 Windward Start
In order to achieve a proper start, the Race Committee may set a windward mark (either an orange or yellow tetrahedron) at a distance from the starting line. The bearing and distance to the windward mark will be displayed on the Race Committee Boat with a white board and a flag “W” (weather mark) will be displayed over a red flag (leave to port) or a green flag (leave to starboard)
A6.4 THE FINISH FOR THE HOMEWARD BOUND RACE
The finish for the Homeward Bound Race will be between an orange flag on the Race Committee finish boat and a white tetrahedron located in Dering Harbor.