King Olav V Cup

13th-14th  July, 2019

Port Madison Yacht Club and the Puget Sound Six Meter Association

Bainbridge Island, WA

 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 

 

1      RULES

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020.

2      NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located at to the left of the PMYC entrance.

3      CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

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 will take effect.

4      SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

4.1      Signals made ashore will be displayed at  PMYC CLUBOUSE DECK.

5      SCHEDULE OF RACES

5.1      Dates of racing:

                        Date                           Class                                  

                        July 13,14             6 Meter

5.2      Number of races:

                        Class                           Races per Day

                        6 Meter                     >3 Planned on  July 13th

                        6 Meter                       2 Planned on July 14th

 

5.3    The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 11:00.

5.4      To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin the race committee will sound a series of series of horns.

5.5      On the last scheduled day of racing no warning signal will be made after 15:00.

 6      RACING AREAS

Location of the Racing area, Port Madison Bay is shown below in red:

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8      THE COURSES

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COURSE #                        COURSE

1          S          1          2           F

2              S              1              2              1              2              F

3              S              1              2              1              F

START / FINISH LINE IS OPEN. BOATS NOT REQUIRED TO PASS THROUGH START FINISH LINE UNLESS STARTING OR FINISHING

AT THE DISCRETION OF THE RACE COMMITTEE THE LEEWARD MARK (#2) MAY BE PLACED ABOVE THE START FINISH LINE

9      MARKS

9.1    Marks are large yellow cylinders- inflatable temporary buoys.

10    THE START

10.1    Races will be started by using RRS 26 with the warning signal made 5 minutes before the starting signal.

10.2      The starting line will be between staffs displaying orange flags on the starting marks.

11   THE FINISH

11.0      The finishing line will be between staffs displaying orange flags on the finishing marks.

12   PENALTY SYSTEM

12.1    RRS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

15   TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES

15.1 Time limits and target times are as follows:

                        Class                         Time limit                    Mark 1                       Target time

                                    6 meter                                90 min                                         45 min                                      45 min                                     

If no boat has passed Mark 1 within the Mark 1 time limit the race will be abandoned. Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a).

16   PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

16.1    Protest forms are available at the race office located at PMYC clubhouse. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.

16.2    For each class, the protest time limit is 90  minutes after Committee boat docks of the day or the race committee signals no more racing today, whichever is later.

16.3    Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held at the PMYC clubhouse.

16.4    Notices of protests by the race committee, technical committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under RRS 61.1(b).

16.8    Decisions of the Protest committee will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.

17   SCORING

17.1    The scoring system is low point system.

17.2    3 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

17.3    (a) When fewer than 7 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total          of her race scores.

            (b) When 7or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the         total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

25   HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS

Keelboats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee. [DP]

27   RADIO COMMUNICATION

Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.

The Race Committee will be using VHF channel 67

28   PRIZES

Prizes will be given as follows:  1st Place Classics, 2nd Place Classics, 1st Place Modern and 2nd Place Modern.

29   DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 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.

30   INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance