Interclub Regattas

  1. RULES
    1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
    2. This event is hosted by the Luffing Lassies. The organizing authority is the FWSA.
      This event is held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL
    3. Boats competing in the Interclub Race will be designated by a colored streamer attached to
      the rear boom of the boat.
  2. NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
    1. Notices to competitors shall be announced at the 9:30am skippers’ meeting to be held in the covered small boat area of the Squadron.
    2. Written notices shall be posted on or near the white board in the covered small boat area of the Squadron.
  3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 10:30am.
  4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
    1. Signals made ashore will be displayed on or near a pole by the covered small boat area of the Squadron.
    2. When flag AP is displayed ashore, the warning signal for the next race will be no sooner than 30 minutes after the AP is lowered.
  5. SCHEDULE
    1. Day Time
      Thur. 09:30 Skipper's Meeting
      10:29 Courtesy blasts (3)
      10:30 Warning signal - 1st race
      11:45 No race starts after this time
      5 min starts
      3 min starts At PRO's discretion; announced at skippers' meeting
      Awards presentation as soon as possible after racing
    2. Three races are planned.
    3. One race constitutes a regatta.
  6. CLASS FLAGS
    1. A blue Sunfish logo centered on a white rectangle.
    2. A blue Opti logo centered on a white rectangle.
    3. A blue 420 logo centered on a white rectangle.
    4. A blue FS (Flying Scot) logo centered on a white rectangle.
  7. RACING AREA
    1. The racing area will be in Sarasota Bay.
    2. The race course will be set east, southeast or south of the moored boats.
  8. THE COURSES
    1. The diagrams in Attachment I show the planned courses, the order in which the marks are to be passed and the side on which the mark is to be left.
    2. The Race Committee (RC) will display the course to be sailed on a white board off the starboard side of the RC boat.
    3. The Start/Finish line may only be crossed when either starting or finishing a race.
  9. MARKS
    1. Primary marks are round red balls. Additional weather marks may be set and vary in distance and color. If additional marks are used, the PRO will disclose their color and placement at the skippers' meeting.
    2. Additional courses may be added at the PRO's discretion and will be announced at the skippers' meeting.
    3. The starting and finishing mark will be a round red ball an an orange flag on the RC boat.
  10. BEFORE THE START
    1. Each boat shall sail past the stern of the RC signal boat on starboard tack
      and hail her sail number, club and skipper’s name. Failure to comply may result in a penalty.
  11. THE START AND FINISH
    1. The start and finish line will be between an orange flag on the RC signal boat and
      the start/finish mark. The start/finish line is restricted (closed) except for starts and finishes.
    2. There will be rolling starts when 2 or more fleets are racing. In the event of a general recall, the start
      sequence for the next fleet will be aborted and restarted after a successful start of the first fleet.
    3. The order in which fleets start is determined by the PRO and may change from race to race.
    4. A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS without a hearing. This changes rule A.4.
  12. CHANGE OF COURSE AFTER THE START
    1. The RC may change a leg of the course or finish by changing the position of the next mark by displaying  the C flag with repetitive sounds and signaling all boats before they begin the changed leg.
    2. If the RC signals a shortened course (displays flag S with 2 sounds), the finishing line shall be at a
      rounding mark and a staff displaying flag S.
  13. TIME LIMIT
    1. The time limit for each fleet shall be 40 minutes for the first boat to finish. Boats failing to finish within 15 minutes after the first boat in its class sails the course and finishes, or within 40 minutes, whichever is later, will be scored DNF without a hearing. This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.
  14. PROTESTS AND PENALTIES
    1. Any competitor intending to protest shall inform the boat being protested at the time of the incident and inform the RC upon finishing said race.
    2. Any competitor who completes penalty turns shall report that to the RC upon finishing said race.
    3. Protest forms are available outside the Squadron Office. Protests and requests for redress shall be delivered there within 30 minutes after the race committee boat docks.
  15. SCORING
    1. Low Point System of Appendix A RRS will be used except all races will count. This changes RRS A2.

Attachment 1 - Course Description (Yellow marks may be placed windward only. If this change occurs, it will be at the discretion of the PRO and announced at the skippers' meeting)

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