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2016 Fall Sunday Racing Series

NOTICE OF RACE & SAILING INSTRUCTION

19 September 2016

 

1     Venue.......................................................................................................................... 2

2     Schedule..................................................................................................................... 2

3     Rules........................................................................................................................... 3

4     Eligibility...................................................................................................................... 3

5     Registration................................................................................................................. 3

6     List of Competitors...................................................................................................... 4

7     Classes........................................................................................................................ 4

8     Race Committee (R/C)................................................................................................ 5

9     Courses....................................................................................................................... 5

10     Timing of Racing....................................................................................................... 6

11     Scoring...................................................................................................................... 6

12     Awards...................................................................................................................... 7

13     Protests..................................................................................................................... 8

14     Alternate Penalty....................................................................................................... 8

15     Amendments............................................................................................................. 8

16     Safety........................................................................................................................ 8

17     Disclaimer of Liability................................................................................................ 8

18     Insurance................................................................................................................... 9

19     Radio Communication............................................................................................... 9

20     Rights to use name and likeness.............................................................................. 9

21     Additional information............................................................................................... 9



 1        Venue

The Fall Sunday Racing (FSS) Series is a series of weekly sailboat racing regattas on the Glenmore Reservoir organized by the Glenmore Sailing Club (GSC) in South Glenmore Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2         Schedule

2.1        The FSS Series will consist of 6 regattas, called “Events”, starting on Sunday, Sep 25th , 2016, and ending on Sunday, October 30th, 2016.

2.2        Racing will take place on Sunday afternoon each week, weather and reservoir condition permitting.

2.3        Any changes will be posted on GSC Website and communicated by email and verbally prior to start of racing.

3        Rules

3.1        The Series will be governed by ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, the Sail Canada Prescriptions to the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, and this Notice of Race.

4        Eligibility

4.1        Entry is open to boats of all classes registered by members of GSC as skippers and sailed by members of the GSC and their guests.

5        Registration

5.1        A boat wishing to compete in the FSC Series must be registered for the series by her skipper online on the GSC website.

5.2        Only members of GSC can register a boat.

5.3        Upon entering the race area for the first race of an Event, each boat shall hail the Race Committee (R/C) and indicate the intent to race.  The R/C will confirm verbally or visually that the hail has been noticed.

5.4        If the skipper or crew are different than those registered for the Series, the skipper has the responsibility to inform the R/C of this fact so that the Race Committee can keep track of participants in the Event.

5.5        If the sail number is different than the number registered for the Series, it is the responsibility of the skipper to hail the R/C and inform them of the change.

5.6        Sail numbers must be unique for each boat in each class during racing.

6        List of Registered Competitors

6.1        Once registered for the Series, the boat, her skipper, and her crew will be added to the List of Registered Competitors for the Series, which will be made available to the Race Committee prior to each Event.

6.2        Only the skipper on the List of Registered Competitors will receive direct communications from the Club regarding the Series. Crews and other participants will need to rely on their skipper and the GSC website.

7        Classes

7.1        The Series will be scored in the following classes:

  • ·        Fireball
  • ·        Laser/Laser Radial/Byte
  • ·        Martin 16
  • ·        San Juan 21
  • ·        X-Class (Mixed) Dinghies
  • ·        X-Class (Mixed) Keelboats

 

7.2        The starting pennants are given in the following table:

8        Race Committee (R/C)

8.1        Each event will have a designated Race Officer, (also termed “OOD” - Officer on Duty - in the scoring system), who will be in charge of the Race Committee.

8.2        The Race Committee will be responsible for setting up courses, running races from the Race Committee Barge, and recording and reporting results.

8.3        The members of the R/C need to be familiar with the duties as outlined in the “GSC Race Management Guide” on the GSC website.

8.4        This is a full-time duty extending typically one hour prior to start of racing and one hour after finish of racing.

8.5        The minimum number of members of a Race Committee is two.

8.6        A Schedule of Race Committee Duties will be maintained by the Fleet Captain and posted on the GSC website sailing page.

8.7        It is the responsibility of the designated Race Officer to find a competent substitute for the assigned Event in case of inability to attend.

8.8        If a boat chooses not to race during her R/C duty, she will be awarded her average score of the Series and Quarter, as applicable (see “Scoring”).

9        Courses

9.1        The courses for the series will be made using the fixed marks that are placed around the reservoir and a moveable X Mark, at the discretion of the Race Committee.

9.2        A diagram displaying the approximate locations of the fixed marks is available on the GSC website.

9.3        Courses will be displayed by R/C on the Committee Barge prior to the warning signal.

9.4        Start line is formed using the yellow pin with flag and is positioned to port of the barge. Finish line is formed using the blue pin with flag and is positioned to starboard of the barge.

9.5        Start and finish lines are not classified as obstructions during racing. But competitors must stay at least 50 meters clear of starting line if another Fleet is in the start sequence.

 10   Timing of Racing

10.1    First warning signal will be at 13:00 with a 3-minute starting sequence.

10.2    Typical sequences with step-by-step detail of flags and signals can be found in the “GSC Race Management Guide” document on the GSC website.

10.3    All boats must be off the water by sunset.

11   Scoring

11.1    At least one race must be completed, i.e. have at least one finisher in a class, to constitute an Event in that class.

11.2    Every boat racing will be scored, i.e. there is no minimum number of boats for the class to be scored in a Race, Event, or Series.

11.3    The Series will be scored using the Low Point System based on the Appendix A of the ISAF Rules as modified by this Notice of Race. In the Low Point System, a boat is given the number of points equal to her finish position. The boat with the least number of points wins.

11.4    The public domain software SailWave will be used for calculating and maintaining scores, as well as publishing them to the GSC website.

11.5    Each Event will be scored as a regatta, with no discards.

11.6    All races will be entered into the overall FS Series. The FS Series will be scored with no discards.

11.7    Penalty scoring will be as follows:

  • ·        DNC (Did Not Come) = Number of finishers + 2. Given to a boat that did not participate in an Event.
  • ·        DNS (Did Not Start) = Number of finishers + 1. Note: A boat that sails a race in an Event will be given DNS for all other races she did not sail in that Event.
  • ·        DNF (Did Not Finish) = Number of finishers + 1
  • ·         OOD (Officer on Duty) will be assigned to any boat that acts as the Race Committee. The points for OOD are the best of
  • o   average of all her non-DNC results for the Series (for Series scoring).
  • o   DNC for that day
  • o   Score achieved by the boat if sailing that day.

This effectively removes any penalty for acting as the race committee.

11.8    Scores follow boat.

12   Awards

12.1    Results for an Event, and standings in the FSC Series will be announced at the after-racing social at the GSC Clubhouse each week, and also posted on the GSC website.

12.2    Prizes and trophies for the overall FSC Series will be given at the GSC Annual Banquet.

12.3    Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in all classes as follows:

  • ·        3 participating boats:
1st Place
  • ·        4-5 participating boats: 1st & 2nd Place
  • ·        6 or more participating boats: 1st, 2nd  & 3rd Place

12.4    For a boat to be considered “participating”, she must have finished at least one race in the Event /Series, as applicable to the scoring under consideration.

12.5    At the discretion of the Race Committee and Fleet Captain or his designate, special prizes may be awarded for extraordinary feats of sportsmanship, seamanship, and other notable achievements.

13   Protests

13.1    Boats protesting may verbally register a protest with another boat by hailing them with the word “Protest”. A boat longer than 6 m must display a red flag to register a protest.

13.2    Protests must be delivered to the Race Committee within 1 hour after the end of the last race of the day.

13.3    Protests will be handled by the Race Committee who will select a Protest Committee and conduct a hearing.

13.4    All protests will be heard immediately after racing at the Clubhouse and must be resolved prior to announcements.

14   Alternate Penalty

14.1    A boat may acknowledge a protest and exonerate herself by performing a 360° turn at the first safe opportunity. During this maneuver the boat must avoid all other racers.

15   Amendments

15.1    Any amendment to this notice will be posted on GSC website and an alert will be emailed to registered skippers.

16   Safety

16.1    Personal floatation devices must be worn at all times by all participants.

16.2    All instructions by City of Calgary personnel (i.e. boat patrol) must be heeded.

17   Disclaimer of Liability

17.1    Competitors participate in this series at their own risk, in accordance with Rule 4. “Decision to Race” of RRS.

17.2    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.

18   Insurance

18.1    Valid liability insurance is the responsibility of all participants.

19   Radio Communication

19.1    Boats are permitted to use cell phones to communicate with the Race Committee and each other in emergency situations and to notify the Race Committee of abandonment of racing.

20   Rights to use name and likeness

20.1    In participating in this event, a competitor automatically grants the Organizing authority and the sponsors the right in perpetuity, to make, use or show, from time to time and at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or film television and other reproductions of him/her during the period of the competition for the said event in which the competitor participates and in all material related to the said event without compensation.

21   Additional information.

Contact

Tim Griggs, Fleet Captain, 403-483-3028, fleet.captain@glenmoresailingclub.com

Curtis Anderson, Commodore, commodore@glenmoresailingclub.com

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