for Friday Night and Jack Attack

Sailing Instructions for Friday Night and Jack Attack

  1. RULES
    1. Series Regattas shall be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016
    2. WFPHRF rules apply to PHRF classes.
    3. One Design class rules of eligible participating classes apply.
    4. In the event of conflict between WFPHRF rules, or One Design class rules and these instructions, these sailing instructions shall prevail.
  2. ENTRIES & ELIGIBILITY
    1. Eligible boats must:
      1. Register
      2. Pay an entry fee of:
        1. $5 for a single race in the series
        2. $50 for all summer Friday races, including Jack Attacks
    2. PHRF boats must have a current WFPHRF Rating Certificate.
      1. RLC ratings shall be used.
      2. Buoy ratings shall be used for dropped mark courses.
      3. Boats that do not have a current WFPHRF Rating Certificate may compete in the appropriate PHRF class; however they shall not be scored.
  3. CLASSES
    1. Classes will be Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Multi-Hull, Cruising, and any One Design having 3 or more entries.
    2. Classes may be combined if there are fewer than 4 boats in a class.
  4. NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
    1. Notice to Competitors will be posted on the Official Notice Board located in the pavilion attached to the SSS clubhouse.
  5. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Any changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted to the Official Notice Board no later than 1 hour before the first warning for the race conducted that day.
  6. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
    1. Signals made ashore will be displayed on the flagpole in front of the SSS Clubhouse.
    2. When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in the race signal AP.
  7. SCHEDULE OF RACES
    1. Schedule of Races can be found on the SSS website calendar.
    2. The scheduled time for the Warning SIgnal of the first race of the day is 1825 for a Friday Night Series race.
  8. CLASS FLAGS
    Spinnaker Class Flag
    Spinnaker
    Non-Spinnaker Class Flag
    Non-Spin
    Multihull Class Flag
    Multi
    Cruising Class Flag
    Cruising
    E-Scow
    E-Scow
    Flying Scot
    Flying Scot
    MC-Scow
    MC-Scow
    Viper
    Viper
    All PHRF classes 1 start
    "T" code flag
    PHRF Spinnaker
    Purple with a white triangle
    PHRF Non-Spinnaker
    Vrown with a white X
    PHRF Multihull
    Pink with a dark equals sign (=)
    PHRF Cruising
    Ligh Blue with a dark block C
    One Design Classes
    Class flag described by Race Committee no later than close of registration.
  9. RACING AREAS
    1. The racing Area is Sarasota Bay
  10. THE COURSES
    1. The Race Committee will display the course(s) to be sailed on a white board prior to the warning signal for the race.
    2. The Jack Attack course can be found on attachment "A".
    3. All marks are to be left to port unless followed by 'S', in which case it shall be left to starboard.
  11. MARKS
    1. Marks 13, 15, 17, NP-19, and NP refer to Government maintained marks.
    2. Marks A through L refer to (private) marks maintained by SSS.
    3. The Start mark for Friday series with be ICW 13 or SSS mark L.
    4. The Start mark for Jack Attack will be ICW mark 13.
    5. The Race Committee may change the Start mark at their discretion and will fly the 'L' (follow me) flag in order to guide competitors to the new start mark.
  12. CHECK IN
    1. Each boat shall sail by the race committee signal boat, hail her sail number, and be acknowledged by the race committee with a return hail of her sail number. This shall be done before the warning flag of the first race in which she competes.
  13. FRIDAY SERIES START
    1. Races will be started using rule 26.
    2. The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee signal boat and the course side of the designated starting mark.
    3. The starting order of the classes will be posted on a white board displayed from the signal boat.
    4. Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area during the starting sequence for other races.
  14. JACK ATTACK START
    1. Races will be started solely by reference to GPS time.
    2. The start will be for the boat with the highest WFPHRF RLC rating which may not be present on every race.
    3. Boats are assigned a delta time based upon their current WFPHRF RLC rating which is added to the race start time to determine their individual start time.
    4. A start time matrix is available here
    5. In the event of a delay of the start, the Race Committee shall post the delay time on a white board and display the "D" flag.  Competitors' start time shall then be the race start time plus their delta time plus the delay time.
    6. The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee signal boat and the course side of the designated starting mark.
    7. A boat starting earlier than their assigned starting time shall be scored OCS unless it restarts.
    8. Boats restarting shall keep clear of boats starting.
    9. Boats whose start time is more than 5 minutes from the current time shall keep clear of the starting area.
  15. THE FINISH
    1. The finish line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee finish boat and the course side of the designated finish mark.
    2. If the race committee is absent when a boat finishes, she should report her finishing time, and her position in relation to nearby boats, to the race committee at the first reasonable opportunity.
  16. PENALTY SYSTEM
    1. Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
  17. TIME LIMITS
    1. Boats failing to finish within 3 hours of their start shall be scored DNF without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4, and A5.
    2. Boats failing to finish within 45 minutes after the first boat of their class sails the course and finishes shall be scored DNF without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4, and A5.
  18. PROTEST AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
    1. Protest forms are available outside the SSS Club Office. Protest shall be delivered to the race committee within the protest time limit.
    2. The protest time limit is 30 minutes after the official arrival of the race committee signal boat at the dock. The same time limit applies to protests by the race committee about incidents they observe in the racing area and to requests for redress. This changes rules 61.3 and 62.2.
    3. Hearings may be scheduled on the next Thursday beginning at 1800 hours.
  19. SCORING
    1. Boats will be scored in accordance with the High Point Scoring System.
      1. Boats shall receive one point for each boat, in its respective class, that it finishes ahead of in a race.
      2. Boats shall receive one additional point for completing a race.
      3. Boats that receive a DSQ shall be scored with zero points for that race,
      4. Boats that do not complete, do not start, or do not finish a race will receive zero points for that race.
    2. A boat with crew serving on race committee, in lieu of the boat racing, will be scored with points equal to first place for that race. It is incumbent on the boat to report their volunteer time to the scorer. This is limited to no more than one race in a series.
  20. RADIO COMMUNICATION
    1. Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones. The race committee will monitor VHF 72.
  21. PRIZES
    1. Prizes will be awarded based upon the participants in each class as follows:Up to 4 boats = 1 prize, 5 to 8 boats = 2 prizes, 9 or more boats = 3 prizes.
  22. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
    1. Competitors compete in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4 Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.