2019 Sailing Instructions and Program

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Version

Change Made By

Description of Major Changes

1.0

Race Committee

Club Championships and Scoring (See Appendix F):

  • -       Both FS and NFS Club Champions (one each):
  • -       Points for Wednesday, Monday and Specialty unchanged but Monday’s not mandatory;
  • -       Depending on the number of entries NFS could two fleets.

1.0

Race Committee

Protests (see 16.2):

  • -       Arbitration is Mandatory, option to retire (RET);
  • -       a disqualification is non-excludable (DNE).

1.0

Race Committee

Safety – See Section 18; note First Aid qualification for 2020.

2.0

Skippers Meeting

Definition of course and finish line for NFS Fleets on Wednesday nights.

Removal of Appendix H.

2.0

Skippers Meeting

Clarifications to Rabbit Start (Appendix G); if no RC then Rabbit Start mandatory for windward/leeward; Rabbit to be close hauled on Port tack immediately after start mark.

2.0

Skippers Meeting

Minor changes to Crew Manifest (date), Obstructions, use of RRS30, removal of check-in.

2.1

RC

Fleets, Rating Splits and Start sequences published in separate spreadsheet as Addendum to Appendix E.

2.2

BOD

Schedule and Fee Adjustments


These instructions are for The Cobourg Yacht Club’s 2019 Wednesday Night, Monday Night series racing and special races.  Any questions or concerns should be addressed to Greg Hannah, Fleet Captain Keel, ckeel@cobourgyachtclub.ca

RACE COMMITTEE 2019:

Greg Hannah (Fleet Captain Keel)

Dave Biddle (Scorer)

Alan Clough

Mike Frenke

Mike Fuessel

Rob Lenters (PHRF-LO handicapper)

Bryce MacKinnon

Will McCrae (Scorer)

Jim Stewart (Principal Race Officer)

1        RULES

1.1       Races will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020, and the prescriptions of Sail Canada, except as any of those are altered by these sailing instructions.

1.2       Skippers must register their yachts at least 48 hours prior to participating in any series race by signing their registration form (Appendix A) and supplying all required information to a member of the RC either digitally or in person. Appendices B (Crew Manifest) and C (Crew Over Board drill and safety equipment review) must be completed by the deadlines stated therein. For boats registering after the deadlines in Appendices B and C, Appendix B shall be submitted at the same time as registering (Appendix A) and Appendix C shall be submitted within 2 weeks of registering. Race results will not be counted until all information is received.

1.3       Under RRS 4 it is the sole responsibility of the skipper (Person in charge) of each eligible yacht to decide whether or not to start, continue in, or retire from a race. The safety of a boat and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the Person in Charge who shall do their best to ensure that the boat is fully found, thoroughly seaworthy and manned by an experienced and appropriately trained crew who are physically fit to face bad weather. The person in charge shall also assign a person to take over his/her responsibilities in the event of his/her incapacitation.

1.4       All yachts will be racing under the PHRF-LO system and must have a valid PHRF-LO rating certificate.  If a yacht is awaiting a rating change or initial rating certificate, a temporary rating may be assigned by the RC if deemed appropriate by the RC. Results for any series or season will only become valid for a yacht and will only be calculated based on a valid PHRF-LO certificate. Refer to CYC PHRF Rating policy as published on the CYC’s web-site.

2        NOTICE TO COMPETITORS

2.1       The official CYC notice board is in the South East room downstairs in the CYC clubhouse.

3        CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

           

3.1       Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted before 0900 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 on the day before it takes effect, except for changes as set out in 8.6 below.

Every effort will be made to email Skippers with changes to the Sailing Instructions, it is the Skippers responsibility to ensure that the RC has their current email address; failure to receive a change by email is not grounds for a protest.

3.2       The RC may make verbal changes to the Sailing Instructions via VHF Channel 06 on the water.

4        SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

4.1       When a skippers’ meeting is to be held, a horn will sound in the vicinity of the clubhouse to signify the imminent start of the meeting in or outside of the CYC clubhouse.

4.2       When conditions dictate, the RC may postpone the start of a race on shore. This postponement shall be signaled by the hoisting of the AP flag on the CYC flag pole on the south lawn or on the rear of the committee boat along with 2 horn blasts. When flag AP (pennant with alternating red & white vertical stripes) is displayed ashore or on the rear of the committee boat, “1 minute” is replaced with “not less than 20 minutes” in the race signal AP. Races will not be held when winds are persistently above 20 knots, however this is at the discretion of the RC and is not subject to Protest.

5        SCHEDULE OF RACES

5.1       Refer to Appendix D. This Appendix may be revised and published separately.

6        FLEET SPLITS and FLEET FLAGS

6.1       Refer to Appendix E. This Appendix may be revised and published separately.

7        RACING AREA

7.1       Races comprising the Wednesday and Monday series will be held in an area generally located south of the entrance to Cobourg harbour. The race marks consist of a fixed ‘zero’ buoy (orange/blue double barrel) anchored approximately one nautical mile south of the entrance to the harbour and an inflatable orange/yellow tetrahedron. At the discretion of the RC boat and in the interest of safety, either mark may be used to designate the start line, the other shall be designated as the windward mark.

8        THE COURSES

8.1       All Wednesday and Monday Series races shall consist of a varying number of legs on a Windward – Leeward course.  When possible, there will be an equal number of windward and leeward legs. All marks are to be passed to Port except for the finish. The windward leg will be approximately .75nm or shorter (0.5nm) in light winds or longer in stronger winds (1.00nm) at the discretion of the RC; variances in the length of the windward leg are not subject to Protest.

8.2       For Wednesday night racing, the NFS Fleets will sail once around a triangular course. The first leg is to the windward mark which is the same for both Divisions and is to be left to Port. The NFS fleets will proceed to the mark described in 9.2 below which shall be left to Port.

8.3       The RC boat shall display on her stern a board indicating the number of legs for each FS fleet and/or may indicate these by VHF radio on Channel 06.

8.4       The start line is defined as the line between the staff of the fleet flag on the RC boat and the orange/yellow tetrahedron mark OR the “zero mark” as applicable.  The finish line is defined as the line between the staff of the RC flag on the RC boat and the orange/yellow tetrahedron OR “zero” mark wherever placed (‘the finish mark”).  All marks are rounded “Buoys to Port”, except upon finishing.

8.5       For NFS Fleets on Wednesday night racing the finish line is the extension of the line drawn between the RC boat and the finish mark, the finish mark is to be left to port and the finish line (the extension) must be crossed within 3 boat lengths of the finish mark. When Finished, NFS boats are required to keep clear of the Finish Mark and not interfere with FS boats which are rounding that mark as a leeward mark (see RRS 24.1).

8.6       Shorten Course or Abandoning after the Start. See RRS 32. The fleet flags of the effected Fleets will be displayed by the RC. The new number of legs will be displayed by the RC as well as a VHF announcement on VHF radio channel 06.

8.7       Any changes to the Start sequence, Course, Finish and Time Limits for Specialty Events will be determined at a Skippers Meeting before the event and apply only to that event.

9        MARKS

9.1       The course marks shall be our fixed ‘zero’ buoy and an orange/yellow tetrahedron.

9.2       For Wednesday night races the NFS Fleet(s) will set an inflatable mark approximately halfway between the start line and windward mark but offset to the port side of the race course to form an equilateral triangle; inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the setting of this mark are not grounds for protest.

9.3       The Marks to be used for Specialty Races will be determined at the Skippers Meeting.

10      AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS

The swimming area to the south of Cobourg’s Victoria Beach is an Obstruction. The harbor walls and rocks on the east and west sides of the Cobourg harbor are considered obstructions. Also, the rocky shore extending into the lake in the vicinity of Cobourg’s water treatment plant (situated to the east of Victoria Beach) is an obstruction.

11      THE START SEQUENCE

11.1     An alert signal of multiple blasts on horn roughly 5 minutes before the 5-minute start sequence for the first fleet only.  Ideally, there will be one minute between the start of the first fleet and the 5-minute sequence of the next fleet, and so on with no additional alert signals.

For Wednesday racing: Gold fleet first start, Blue and Green fleet second start and NSF Fleet(s) third start. Depending on the number of Registrations the RC may combine the starts for the different fleets. This will be published in Appendix D.

For Monday and Specialty Races the Fleets, including both FS and NFS boats, may be combined into a single start depending on the number of Registrations.

5 minute - 1 blast on Horn and Fleet flag goes up  (i.e. Gold Fleet - gold flag)

4 minute - 1 blast on Horn and a “P” or preparatory flag will go up.

1 minute – 1 long blast on Horn and the “P” flag, will come down.

0 minute - 1 blast on Horn and Fleet flag comes down.  START OF RACE

Times shall be taken from the visual signal; the absence of sound signal shall be disregarded.

In the absence of an RC boat see Appendix G for Alternate Starts and Finish Lines; the methods of start and finish must be announced on Channel 6 before the commencement of the Start sequence and/or at a Skippers meeting prior to the event.

11.2     When the RC boat displays code flag “Y” (alternating yellow & red diagonal stripes), ALL skippers and crew shall don approved PFDs. Non-compliance will result in a DNS (Did Not Start) by the Race Committee. Wearing of approved PDF’s is mandatory for all Monday night series races.

11.3     Notes on the Start:  For Recalls see RRS 29; For Individual Recalls (RRS 29.1), the RC will announce the identified boats on the VHF channel 06 that is/are over-early, failure to do so is not grounds for Redress.  Any boat not completing its restart will be scored “OCS”. The RC will not be using the Starting Penalty Flags as set out in RRS 30; should the need arise then those Flag Rules that will be used will be published as a change to these Sailing Instructions.

11.4     Boats whose warning signal (Class Flag) has not been made shall avoid the starting area during the starting sequence of other races; see RRS 24.1.

  • 11.5     The first start sequence for a Monday or Wednesday Series race shall not commence later than 1900 hours for all starts should a delay be encountered.

12      CHANGE OF COURSE

           

To change a course the Race Committee will move or replace the original mark (or finishing line) in a new position and a fly a letter “C” Flag (blue, white, red, white, blue horizontal stripes) and sound a repetitive signal. Announcements will be made by the Race Committee boat on VHF Channel 06. This replaces RRS 33.

13      THE FINISH

13.1     The RC boat will display a Sail Canada RC flag once the finish line is established. No penalty is imposed for crossing the line when the RC flag is up. For NFS Fleets on Wednesday night refer to 8.5 above.

13.2     Finish times shall be recorded based on the moment RC personnel see any portion of a boat or its equipment in its regular position crossing the finish line.  The absence of a sound signal shall be disregarded. In the case where the course is shortened such that a fleet finishes at the windward mark boats will contact the RC by VHF radio channel 06 when approaching the finishing mark, and then let the RC know when they have successfully rounded the windward mark by the bow of the boat crossing the extension of a line drawn between the previous mark and the rounding mark.  The RC boat will record the finishing boat’s time when notified of the rounding by the finishing boat.

13.3     In the absence of an RC boat sew Appendix G for Alternate Starts and Finish Lines; the methods of start and finish must be announced on Channel 6 before the commencement of the Start sequence and/or at a Skippers meeting prior to the event.

14      PENALTY SYSTEM

               

14.1       Refer to RRS Rule 44. Rule 44.3 does not apply.

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15      TIME LIMITS

15.1     For Wednesday and Monday series races, any yacht not finishing within 2.0 hours of elapsed time from their start will be declared “DNF” subject to the limitations of Appendix F item 9. At their own discretion the last boat in a fleet to remain on the race course can withdraw from the race and will be awarded a last place finish based on the number of boats racing in that fleet that night.

15.2     Specialty Race end time will be based on the published time of sunset for Cobourg unless changed at the Skippers Meeting. The last boat to remain on the race course can withdraw from the race and will be awarded a last place finish based on the number of boats racing in the Specialty Race.

16      PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

PROTEST COMMITTEE 2019:

Protest committees shall be formed as required. Membership will consist of at least one member of the RC plus two other race participants (if applicable) or any knowledgeable former CYC racer, for a minimum of two protest committee members. The committee participants may be randomly selected from all yachts except those involved directly in the protest.  The protest shall be filed and all persons involved in the protest shall make every reasonable attempt to appear within the club house within 30 minutes of the return of the race committee boat to its dock upon the completion of the race. This modifies the time limit in RRS 61.3.  Should either the protestor or the participant being protested not attend within the prescribed time limit, and are not able to convince the RC of reasonable mitigating circumstances as to why the time limit was violated, the protest will be dealt with accordingly in favour of either party.  Where possible, all protests will be dealt with in a timely manner immediately following the race. 

16.1     Refer to the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 Part 5.

16.2     Arbitration: For protests where there is no damage and in which no more than two boats are involved, there will be a mandatory Arbitration hearing in accordance with Appendix T of the RRS. As RRS 44.3 does not apply (See 14, Penalty System above) the only post-race penalty available under RRS T4(a) is to retire in which case the boat will be scored RET. Any protest that is either ineligible or not resolved by the Arbitration process will be referred to the Protest Committee for a full hearing. Boats that are disqualified at a Protest Hearing will be scored DNE.

17      SCORING and CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

17.1     See Appendix F.

18      SAFETY EQUIPMENT/REGULATIONS

18.1     Any yacht retiring from a race shall promptly notify the RC boat of her intentions. If a yacht is unable to reach the RC via VHF a relay should be sent via another yacht.
18.2     Compliance with the Safety Requirements as established in the current Transport Canada Safe Boating Guide (www.tc.gc.ca/boatingsafety) is required for each boat. A VHF radio in good working order is expected for each yacht but lack thereof shall not be grounds for any protest, penalty, or request for redress.
18.3     Skippers and other persons helming a boat must have a P.C.O.C. Skippers must have the radio operators certificate known as the Restricted Operators Certificate (Maritime).
18.4     It is highly recommended, but not yet required, that skippers review the World Sailing Category 4 safety requirements https://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/mo4180104-[23486].pdf and move toward rectifying deficiencies; note that these requirements are already in use in daytime racing regattas on Lake Ontario such as LYRA.
18.5     It is highly recommended that at least one person be trained and hold a current certification in Standard First Aid & CPR; this will be requirement in 2020. The legal requirements for managing concussions (Rowan’s Law) expected sometime soon but are not yet known; in the event of a head injury skippers are urged to err on the side of caution, retire and seek medical help for the injured person.
18.6     Required: Completion of crew overboard drill and safety equipment review as per due date on Appendix C. Signed Form Appendix C must be submitted to the Race Committee.
18.7     Required: Submission of crew manifest form (Appendix B), including information for non-club members. Due date is in Appendix B.
18.8     No yacht shall participate in a CYC sanctioned race with fewer than two persons on board the yacht. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in a score of DSQ.

18.9     Yachts racing after sunset are reminded that running lights are required. Yachts finishing after dark must illuminate their sail numbers to have their finish recognized by the R.C. boat.

18.10   Each Skipper (Person in Charge) must have on their person or on their boat a copy of the RRS 2017-2020 and these Sailing Instructions in printed or electronic form.

19      RADIO COMMUNICATION

19.1     The RC Boat will make every attempt to monitor and make announcements on VHF channel 06. Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make or receive voice or data transmission that is not available to all competitors. This does not apply to personal non-race related texts, emails or other similar transmissions.
20        DISCLAMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in racing entirely at their own risk (see rule 4, decision to race in RRS). CYC will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after racing.

21      INSURANCE

            Each participating boat shall be insured with a valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $2million Canadian. per incident or the equivalent.

Appendices

A - Racing Application

B - Crew Manifest

C - Crew Over Board Drill and safety equipment review

D - Schedule of Races

E - Fleet splits and fleet flags

F - Scoring and Club Championships

G - Alternate Start and Finish Lines when no RC is available


Appendix A

Racing Application:

Boat Name:_____________________________________________

Skipper:________________________________________________

Skipper Contact info:  Phone # ________________________

Email     ________________________

PHRF-LO Rating:_________ [   ] Flying Sails or    [   ] No Flying Sails

Note. This Rating will be used for all races including Monday, Wednesday and Specialty Races.

Certificate #:____________

Make/Model of boat:________________________________ Sail #:__________

I agree to be bound by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, the CYC Race instructions and program and by all other rules that govern these events. I am familiar with the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing, and have read and understand the current CYC Race Instructions & Program.   Furthermore, unless the rating for my yacht is revised by PHRF-LO during the course of the current racing season, I agree that the above rating will be applied to my yacht for all CYC races in which I will be participating this season.

There is a $50.00 Registration Fee. Skippers will be invoiced through the CYC billing system and are due upon receipt of invoice. The fee may be pro-rated at the discretion of the RC.

Date: ________________       Signed: ____________________________

RACE SERIES OPTIONS

SELECT THE SERIES YOU INTEND TO COMPETE IN THIS SEASON:

_____             Monday Night Series (6 Races:  3 Spring and 3 Fall)

_____             Wednesday Night racing Series 1 and 2 (20 races maximum)

_____             Specialty Races (Please list): 

EACH APPLICATION SUBJECT TO RACE COMMITTEE APPROVAL

Appendix B

Crew Manifest:

The crew manifest will be kept at the CYC bar and used in the event of an emergency involving your boat. 

Name

E-Mail

Emergency Telephone Number

Must be submitted to the RC on or before 22 May 2019

It is the Skippers responsibility to keep this document up-to-date by submitting revisions as and when needed.


Appendix C

Crew Over Board Drill and safety equipment review

Boat Name:                                                              

Sail #:                                                                                           

As skipper I have reviewed with my crew the safety features on my boat and the location of the various safety devices (PFDs, current flares, VHF radio, bailing bucket / bilge pump, fire extinguisher, waterproof flashlight, emergency plugs for through-hulls, knife for cutting lines, device to cut mast shrouds, man-overboard pole/throwing buoy, life ring, etc.)

Skipper and Crew have completed a crew overboard drill on ___________ (date)

Skipper’s Name:        _____________________

Skipper’s Signature  _____________________

Must be submitted to the RC on or before 12 June 2019

Appendix D

Schedule of Races

CYC 2019 Keelboat Racing Calendar

Pre-Season Skippers Meeting                          April 24th

CYC Lift In                                                         April 27th

Wednesday Night Series 1   Race 1                 May 22nd

Monday Night Series            Race 1                 May 27th

Wednesday Night Series 1   Race 2                  May 29th 

Monday Night Series            Race 2                 June 3rd

Wednesday Night Series 1   Race 3                 June 5th

Monday Night Series            Race 3                 June 10th

Wednesday Night Series 1   Race 4                 June 12th

Wednesday Night Series 1   Race 5                 June 19th

Peter’s Rock Race                Saturday             June 22nd

Wednesday Night Series 1   Race 6                 June 26th

Wednesday Night Series 1   Race 7                 July 3rd

Wednesday Night Series 1   Race 8                 July 10th

Wednesday Night Series 1   Race 9                 July 17th

Wednesday Night Series 2   Race 1                 July 24th

Wednesday Night Series 2   Race 2                 July 31st

Wednesday Night Series 2   Race 3                 August 7th

Double Handed Race            Monday               August 12th                         

Wednesday Night Series 2   Race 4                 August 14th

Wednesday Night Series 2   Race 5                 August 21st

Monday Night Series            Race 4                August 26th

Wednesday Night Series 2   Race 6                 August 28th

Wednesday Night Series 2   Race 7                 September 4th

Curtis Cup Saturday   September 7th

Monday Night Series            Race 5                 September 9th

Wednesday Night Series 2   Race 8                 September 11th

Monday Night Series            Race 6                 September 16th

Wednesday Night Series 2   Race 9                 September 18th

CYC Lift Out 1                                                   September 28th

CYC Lift Out 2                                                   October 23rd

The start sequence for all Monday and Wednesday races will commence at 18:15 hours except for Wednesday races from August 14th onward which shall commence at 18:00 hours.


Appendix E

Fleet splits and fleet flags

  • 1.            There will be two Divisions; one each for Flying Sails (FS) boats and one for Non-Flying Sails boats. Each Division will have one or more Fleets.  Fleet flags will be used by the RC for starting purposes.
  • 2.            For Wednesday night racing the fleets, flags and rating splits are as follows:

FS Division:

Gold Fleet = Gold Flag                                  

Green Fleet = Green Flag                             

Blue Fleet = Blue Flag                                  

NFS Division   = White Flag               

White Sail Fleet (A)                                        

White Sail Fleet (B)                

                       

The Fleets, Rating Splits and Starts are set out in a separate spreadsheet.

                                   

            CYC Race committee reserves the right to adjust fleet splits based on the number of

Boats in each fleet with safety and sportsmanship the primary goals. The Race Committee reserves the right to combine multiple Fleets into the same start.

  • 3.            In general, starts shall not be comprised of boats that are FS and NFS. The CYC Race committee reserves the right to mix fleets within FS and NFS during the Monday series and other specialty races based on the number of competitors in the series.  Based on the number of participants for the Monday series and Specialty events, separate starts may occur and will be determined prior to the commencement of the applicable series or event.

Appendix F

Scoring and Club Championships

  • 1.    There will be two Divisions; one for Flying Sails (FS) boats and one for Non-Flying Sails boats. Each Division will have one or more Fleets. Each Division will have an overall club champion. In Wednesday Series racing scoring will be at the Fleet level; in Monday racing and specialty racing where Divisions and/or Fleets are combined in their start the scoring will be at the Division level. This does not preclude the RC from establishing Fleet level scoring for Monday or specialty races if warranted by the number of boats and/or the interests of fair sailing; such an approach will be decided before the commencement of the series or specialty event. 
  • 2.    Finishing times will earn points as follows; 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 3rd = 3 points, etc. For Monday and Wednesday night series the Low Points system will be used.
  • 3.    Scoring abbreviations see Appendix A, item A11 in the 2017 - 2020 RRS.  Boat will be scored as follows: OCS, DNS, DNF, RET = Number of boats sailing in the race for the fleet + 1. DNC, DSQ, DNE = Number of boats registered for series + 1.
  • 4.    Series scoring will be based on a minimum of three races per series. Should fewer than three races be completed, the series will be cancelled but the completed races will apply to determine overall series champion as well as the club champions. No make-up races will be held.
  • 5.    Throw-outs will be calculated as follows: 5 races or fewer, no throw-outs. 6 or 7 races, 1 throw-out.  8 or 9 races, 2 throw-outs.
  • 6.    The Wednesday series the overall champion for each fleet will be determined by the best twelve (12) race scores from series 1 and 2 combined.

7. The Club Champions for each Division will be determined by the RC based on points earned as follows.

- (25 points) Wednesday series #1  

- (25 points) Wednesday series #2

- (10 points) Monday series

- (5 points) Curtis Cup

-3 bonus points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd in the Peter’s Rock and Double-handed races.

A maximum of 65 points plus 6 bonus points are available to each boat with distribution based on finish position in each event:

1st = 100% of points, 2nd = 90% of points, 3rd = 80% of points ... 10th = 10% of points.

Ties will be broken based on: Overall Wed. series finish, 2nd Wed. series, 1st Wed. series, Monday series and finally, one of the specialty races.

  • 8.    Breaking Ties for Race series: refer to appendix A8 of the RRS.
  • 9.    In a Wednesday event where no boats in a Fleet finish then that event will be discarded as if the event never occurred. That is, RRS 35 & Rule 90.3 (a) will apply at the Fleet level and not at the Division level nor across Divisions. In Monday and Specialty races where Fleets are combined, then RRS 35 & Rule 90.3 (a) will apply at the Division Level.

Appendix G – Alternate Start and Finish Lines when no RC is available.

In the absence of an RC boat, the methods of start and finish must be announced on Channel 6 before the commencement of the Start sequence and/or at a Skippers meeting prior to the event.

Starts

  • 1.    A Rabbit start shall be used for Winward/Leeward courses; it can be used in other events if appropriate. The Rabbit will be the slowest boat racing as determined by PHRF-LO handicap, that is the boat with the numerically largest handicap number. The Rabbit will announce the time sequence as per paragraph11.1 on VHF Channel 6, and use an air horn for the sounds signals if one is available; discrepancies in precision shall not be grounds for protest. The Rabbit shall sail on Port Tack and immediately after closely passing the starting mark at the Start of Race signal, shall sail close-hauled on port tack thereby creating a start line between the starting mark and the stern of the Rabbit.; in the event of a Port/Starboard situation (Rule 10) during the start and involving the Rabbit, the Rabbit will be exonerated without penalty; this does not relieve any boat of its obligations under Rule 14 (Avoiding Contact). All other boats shall start on Starboard tack. The Rabbit is free to tack subject to all applicable conditions of the RRS when it has created a start line of approximately (the number of boats competing multiplied by their average boat length), or all boats have crossed its stern, whichever comes first.
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  • 2.    For a point-to-point race a start line can be made by using a line made from a fixed position on shore and floating marker buoy. For example, the Cobourg Harbour East Tower and the Zero Buoy. A designated boat will announce the time sequence as per paragraph11.1 on VHF Channel 6, and use an air horn for the sounds signals if one is available; discrepancies in precision shall not be grounds for protest.

Finishes

  • 1.    For windward/leeward courses boats will finish when they have successfully rounded the finish mark by the bow of the boat crossing the extension of a line drawn between the previous mark and the finish mark. Boats are responsible for noting their finish times in either elapsed time or 24 hour EDT in hours, minutes and seconds and communicating that time to the RC.
  • 2.    For point-to-point races a finish line can be made byusing a line from a fixed position on shore and a floating marker buoy. Irrespective of whether or not the race is buoys to port or buoys to starboard, in this circumstance, Boats shall finish with boat length abeam of the floating mark. Boats will contact the RC by VHF radio channel 06 when approaching the finishing mark, and then letting the RC know when they have successfully crossed the finishing line; boats are responsible for noting their finish times in either elapsed time or 24 hour EDT in hours, minutes and seconds and communicating that time to the RC.

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