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2018 Winter Series
University Yacht Club
Flowery Branch, GA
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
1. RULES
1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing and the Lake Lanier Performance Handicap Racing Fleet Regulations.
1.2. The US Sailing prescription to rule, 63.2 is deleted.
1.3. The Lake Lanier PHRF Regulations may be found at: http://www.phrf-lakelanier.com/home/?q=node/1162.
2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located at the University Yacht Club clubhouse deck.
2.1. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 1100 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.
3. THE COURSES
3.1. Courses will be designated at the skippers meeting prior to each race, or, for starts using rule 26, the race committee signal boat will display the course no later than the warning signal.
3.2. Courses may use US Army Corps of Engineers permanent marks, Lake Lanier Sailing Club’s marks, temporary marks, or any combination thereof.
3.3. Course distances will be calculated using the following document: http://goo.gl/AtXvfq.
4. THE START
4.1. Races may be started using either rule 26 or a staggered start system, at the discretion of the race director.
4.2. For rule 26 starts, the starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag at the starboard end and the course side of the port-end starting mark.
4.3. For staggered start races, each boat shall have its own specific start time as determined by each boat's specific Lake Lanier PHRF rating and the course length. Start times for each boat will be obtained at the skippers meeting. A clock displaying the official race time will be available at the skippers meeting. It is the responsibility of the skipper to ensure their boat does not cross the start line early. The start line will be described at the skippers meeting.
5. THE FINISH
5.1. For rule 26 starts, the finishing line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag at the port end and the course side of the starboard-end finishing mark.
5.2. If the race committee is absent when a boat finishes (including staggered start races where there is no race committee), she should report her finishing time and her position in relation to nearby boats to the race director at the first reasonable opportunity.
5.3. For staggered start races, the finish line will be described at the skippers meeting.
6. TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES
6.1.1. For staggered start races, a short finish mark will be designated at the skippers meeting prior to each race. If no boat reaches the short finish mark within one and one-half hours from the start of the first boat, the short finish mark will become the finish.
6.2. Boats failing to finish within 2 hours of the start of the first boat will be scored Did Not Finish.
7. SCORING
7.1. Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
7.2. LARC races and the Commodore’s Cup will be scored double points.
7.3. A boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
8. PROTESTS
8.1. Protest forms are available at the UYC office.
8.2. The written protest shall be delivered to the UYC Sail Fleet Captain not later than midnight of the day following the race in which the protested incident occurred. This changes rule 61.3. These may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed. If mailed, the protest must be postmarked by midnight on the day following the race. E-mails and/or faxes must be received by the Sail Fleet Captain no later than midnight of the day following the race. The Sail Fleet Captain will deliver the protest forms to the Protest Chair once they are received.
8.3. The Protest Chair will coordinate a time and place for the hearing with the consideration of all parties involved.
9. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See 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.