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SAILING INSTRUCTIONS BYC, PCYC & RStLYC

These instructions cover:

  • Good Neigbour Series
  •  PCYC and BYC Annual Regattas
  •  Sail Week
  •  ***Frostbite Series Sailing Instructions Available Separately***

1. Rules

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

2. Entries

2.1 The event is open to all boats from SLVYRA member clubs. Boats entered in PHRF fleets must have a SLVYRA handicap.

2.2 Eligible boats must register by sailing past the stern of the race committee boat prior to the warning signal and hailing the boat’s sail number, class and division.

2.3 Eligible boats must sail within their designated PHRF class as defined and rated by the SLVYRA. These are:

Division 1: PHRF 1 & 2 Classes. This includes all boats rated as PHRF 1 & 2 sailing with spinnaker, and all PHRF 1 boats sailing with white sails only. Those sailing with white sails only must affix a white flag to their backstay.

Division 2: PHRF 3 Class. This includes the Shark 24 and Tanzer 22, and any PHRF 3 boat, sailing with spinnaker rating.

Division 3: Fireballs, Dinghies ≥ 4.7 m, Lightnings, 29er, 420, Laser, 2.4 Metre.

Division 4: White Sail Class & Catamarans. White sail Class includes cruising yachts as defined by SLVYRA, with the exception of yachts designated under PHRF 1 Class and who intend to race without a spinnaker. Boats with white sails only must have a white flag affixed to their backstay.

3. Notices to Competitors

Notices to Competitors will be posted on the official notice board located on the veranda of each club.

4. Changes to Sailing Instructions

Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on the official notice board of each club before 0830h (when the warning is scheduled for 1000h or 1100h) or 1600h (when the warning is scheduled for 1845h) 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 flagpole of each club.

5.2 The host club race committee will communicate these signals to its neighbour clubs by telephone so that the same signals can be displayed at that club:

BYC 514 695-1272
PCYC 514 695-2441

5.3 When flag AP is displayed ashore,"1 minute" is replaced with "not less than 30 minutes" in the race signal AP.

6. Schedule of Races

See:

2017 GNS Race Schedule

6.1 The scheduled time for the first warning signal will be 1845h, except when otherwise noted. The warning signal for subsequent races will be made as soon as practicable following the finish of the previous race. To alert competitors to the starting sequence of a subsequent race, the race committee may make repetitive sound signals.

6.2 The course area will be located approximately 1 nautical mile southwest of PCYC.

7. The Courses

7.1 The diagrams in Appendix 1 illustrate the courses.

7.2 Course designation and course signals are as follows:

Full Course = No code flag
Short Course = Numeral Pennant 2

8. Marks and Starting/Finishing Line

8.1 Inflatable drop marks will be used.

8.2 The race committee boat will form one end of the starting and finishing line.

8.3 Windward Marks: Marks 1 and 2 will be different colors and set at equal distances from the starting line, but separated by approximately 250 ft. Mark 2 will always be to port of Mark 1 looking upwind. Mark 1a, a yellow tetrahedron, will be set approximately halfway between Mark 1 and the starting line. Divisions 1, 2, and 4 will use Mark 1, Fireballs and Lightnings will use Mark 2 and 420s, Lasers and 2.4 Metres will use Mark 1a (see Order of Class Starts & Course Diagrams).

9. The Start and Class Flags

9.1 The starting line will be between the mast of the race committee boat displaying an RC flag at the starboard end of the line and the starting mark at the port end.

9.2 Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall stay clear of the starting area.

9.3 The race committee, at its discretion, may modify the order of division starts shown below. Any such change will not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).

ORDER OF CLASS STARTS

Division No. Class Flag Course Windward Mark Class
1 Purple 1 1 Etchells, J24, PHRF 1&2, PHRF 1 White Sail
2 Green 2 1 Tanzer 22, Shark, PHRF 3
3 Orange 3 2 Fireballs, Dinghies >4.7m
    2 2 Lightnings
    2 1a 29er, 420, Laser, 2.4 Metre
4 White 4 1 White Sail, Catamaran
    1    

10. Recalls

In the event of a general recall of one or more divisions, the recalled divisions will be started, in order, after the last scheduled start. This changes rule 29.2.

11. Time Limit

Boats failing to finish within 30 minutes after the first boat in their division sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish (DNF) without a hearing. This changes rule 35.

12. The Finish

The finishing line will be between the mast of the race committee boat and the pin end mark.

13. Protests

13.1 Protest forms are available outside each club office. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered to the bar or Protest Coordinator at either club within the time limit. A list of Protest Coordinators is posted on the official notice board of each club.

13.2 The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the race committee boat has docked after the last race of the day.

13.3 Notices will be posted on the official notice board of each club, 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. Hearings will be held in the boardroom of either club the same day or prior to the next scheduled race in the series.

13.4 Notices of protests by the race committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).

14. Scoring

14.1 Each series will be scored separately.

14.2 Two completed races are required to constitute a series.

14.3 When fewer than 4 races per series are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 4 or more races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

14.4 A boat that came to the starting area but did not start, did not finish, retired after finishing or was disqualified will be scored points for the finishing place one more than the number of boats that came to the starting area. A boat that did not come to the starting area will be scored points for the finishing place plus two more than the number of boats that came to the starting area. This changes rule A4.2.

14.5 Competitors serving as race committee will be awarded average points for that race, based on their points for all races sailed in the series.

Sail Week

14.6 Three completed races are required to constitute a series.

14.7 When fewer than 5 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 5 to 8 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. When 9 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.

14.8 A boat that came to the starting area but did not start, did not finish, retired after finishing or was disqualified will be scored points for the finishing place one more than the number of boats that came to the starting area. A boat that did not come to the starting area will be scored points for the finishing place two more than the number of boats that came to the starting area. This changes rule A4.2.

14.9 Competitors serving as race committee will be awarded average points for that race, based on their points for all races sailed in the series.

Annual Regattas

14.10 The PCYC and BYC regattas will be scored separately.

14.11 One completed race is required to constitute a regatta.

14.12 A boat’s regatta score will be the total of her race scores. This changes rule A2.

14.13 A boat that came to the starting area but did not start, did not finish, retired after finishing or was disqualified will be scored points for the finishing place one more than the number of boats that came to the starting area. A boat that did not come to the starting area will be scored points for the finishing place two more than the number of boats that came to the starting area. This changes rule A4.2.

15. Prizes

15.1 Prizes will be awarded for the GNS Series 1,3,5 (Tuesdays), GNS Series 2,4,6 (Thursdays), GNS Fall Series, Sail Week and the BYC and PCYC Annual Regattas as follows: 1-3 entrants: 1st prize, 4 entrants: 1st and 2nd prizes, 5 entrants or more: 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.

15.2 Determination of the eligibility for prizes in each division will be based on the average number of starters in each division in each event.

16. Retirement

Boats retiring shall notify the race committee on the water or by telephoning the host club immediately upon reaching shore. The club telephone numbers are:

BYC 514 695-1272
PCYC 514 695-2441

17. Safety Regulations

All centerboard sailors shall wear personal flotation devices while afloat. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. Flag ‘Y’ will not be displayed. This changes the preamble to Part 4 and rule 40.

Appendix 1: Course Diagrams (All Marks to be rounded to port)

Full Course = No Code Flag

Short Course = Numeral Penant 2

Upcoming Events

15 Aug 2017;
06:45PM - 09:00PM
GNS Sailors Supper
17 Aug 2017;
06:45PM - 09:00PM
GNS Sailors Supper
22 Aug 2017;
06:45PM - 09:00PM
GNS Sailors Supper
24 Aug 2017;
06:45PM - 09:00PM
GNS Sailors Supper

Upcoming Regattas

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