2017 PYC Laser Frostbite Series Sailing Instructions


2017 PYC LASER FROSTBITE SERIES
hosted by
CASCO BAY LASER FLEET & PORTLAND YACHT CLUB  
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
1 RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 as adopted by US Sailing, Official Laser Class Rules, the prescriptions of US Sailing, the Notice of Race (except as any of these are altered by the Sailing Instructions), and the Sailing Instructions.
1.2  Exception to Laser Class Rules are:
1. Sails do not need to be class legal (knock off sails permitted).
2. Competitors can change between Full and Radial rigs during the regatta
    without penalty but will be scored in the full division.
2 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located on JSP deck at Portland Yacht Club.
3 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 1200, on day of race
4 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed at on the JSP deck.
4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, we will let you know when to head out
5 SCHEDULE OF RACES
5.1 Dates of racing: **Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, & 26
           Registration                     1130 -1230
    Skippers’ Meeting            1215
    First Warning                1300
    Last Warning No Later Then        1445
    Hot food & celebratory beverages     Post Racing
5.2 Number of races will not exceed 25 per day.
6. Dress Warm

7. RACING AREAS
The starting line will be around the PYC mooring field
8. THE COURSES
8.1 The courses will windward leeward.
8.2 RC will post the number of legs (i.e. 2: upwind and downwind finish ; 3 upwind, downwind and upwind finish…...)
8.3 All marks shall be left to Port.
8.4 The start/finish line is open.
8.5 There may be an windward offset mark and leeward gate.
8.6 The pin may be used as the leeward mark.
9. MARKS
9.1 Course marks will be as described at the skippers’ meeting.
9.2 The starting line will be designated by an orange flag on the RC boat and an inflatable orange mark.
10 THE START
10.1 Races will be started by using 3 minute dinghy starts
10.2 All boats start together
11. Dress Really Warm
12. FINISH LINE
The finish line will be between the Race Committee flag on the committee boat and an orange mark.
13 TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES
Boats failing to finish within 15 minutes after the first boat of its class sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
14 PROTESTS, SCORING AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
14.1 No protests will be heard-settle everything on the water !
15 SCORING
15.1 The scoring system is as follows: RRS Appendix A, Low Point System.
15.2 One (1) race(s) are required to be completed to constitute a regatta.
15.3 For every 5 races a competitor’s worse finish will be discarded.
16 SAFETY REGULATION
16.1 All competitors will check in with the race committee boat at the start of the day.
16.2 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.
17 EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by a race committee equipment inspector to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.
18 ADVERTISING
Boats are encouraged to display advertising.
19 OFFICIAL BOATS
There will be no official boats will be on the water.
20 TRASH DISPOSAL
Boats shall not put trash in the water. Trash may be placed aboard support and race committee boats.
21 AWARDS
21.1 Weekly winners will be required to display the
"LOOK AT ME I WON LAST WEEK" flag on their mast the following week after winning.
21.2 Overall prizes will be awarded. Number of awards will be determined upon number of competitors.
22 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.




 













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