The races will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.
2.1 The event is open to single handed White Sail keelboats with a current SLVYRA handicap.
2.2 Competitors shall register by phone or in person at the PCYC office before 1700h on June 16th, 2017. Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Race Committee.
2.3 Prior to the warning signal, boats must identify themselves by sailing past the stern of the Race Committee (RC) boat and hailing their class and sail number.
3. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to Competitors will be posted on the official notice board of the club.
4. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on the official notice board of the club before 0830h on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule will be posted before 2000h on the day before it will take effect.
5. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
5.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed on the flag pole of the club.
5.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore,’1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in the race signal AP.
All sailors must wear personal flotation devices while racing. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. Flag Y will not be flown. This changes rule 40.
7. RACING AREA
The racing will take place in one racing area approximately 0.75 nautical miles south to southwest of PCYC.
8. THE COURSES
The course will consist of a double triangle. Marks are to be left to port (1-2-3-1-2 finish).
Orange tetrahedron marks will be used.
10. THE START
10.1 The starting line will be between the mast of the RC boat displaying a Race Committee flag at the starboard end of the line and a red ball at the port end.
10.2 A boat shall not start later than 10 minutes after her starting signal.
10.3 The warning flag will be yellow.
10.4 The warning signal will be at 1100.
11. THE FINISH
The finish line will be between a staff displaying a blue flag on an RC boat and a red buoy at the other end.
12. TIME LIMIT
The time limit for boats to finish will be 60 minutes after the first boat finishes. Boats not finishing within the time limit will be scored as Did Not Finish. This changes rule 35.
13.1 Protest forms are available outside the club office. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered to the bar or Protest Coordinator within the time limit. A list of Protest Coordinators is posted on the official notice board.
13.2 The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the race committee boat has docked.
13.3 Notices will be posted on the official notice board within 10 minutes of being filed and no later than 10 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses.
13.4 Notices of protests by the race committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).
The Maud Cup will be awarded as soon as possible after the race. A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place flag will be awarded provided a minimum of 5 boats finish.
Boats retiring should not cross the finish line; however, they must report their withdrawal either to the RC or by telephoning the club immediately upon reaching shore.
PCYC telephone: 514 695-2441