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					       SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
         AND PROGRAMME
          2011 RACING SEASON


CONDUCTED BY THE ORGANISING AUTHORITY:

     THE TOWNSVILLE CRUISING
           YACHT CLUB




           Townsville Cruising Yacht Club
                    PO Box 484
              TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
                 www.tcyc.org.au
      Amendments:

Amendment 1.
Page 7

4       SPECIAL NOTICES

4.7     Change “TCYC” to “TYC”

        Add: Failure to comply with this requirement may result in a 2% time penalty being applied for the
boats finish time.



Replacement SPECIAL NOTICE 4.7 now reads:


4.7     Any crew member that sails in more than three (3) races during the sailing season must obtain a
silver card from Yachting Australia. Any crew member, who is 18 years old or older, that holds a current silver
card from another club must also become a TYC member before three races are completed. Failure to
comply with this requirement may result in a 2% time penalty being applied for the boats finish time.


Amendment 2.
Page 8

6       CHANGES IN SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

       Add; All boats on the water will be individually notified of changes to the Sailing Instructions for that
day on VHF Channel 77 no later than 15 minutes before the warning signal.

Replacement CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS now reads:

Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted before 2 hours prior to race on the day it will take effect
or, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 5.00 p.m. on the day before it will take
effect.

All boats on the water will be individually notified of changes to the Sailing Instructions for that day on VHF
Channel 77 no later than 15 minutes before the warning signal.


Amendment 3

Page 14
28    HANDICAPS
      Add: Handicaps will be automatically adjusted using TopYacht software,
Replacement Paragraph 28.1 now reads:

28.1    PBH shall be altered after each race. Handicaps will be automatically adjusted using TopYacht
        software, handicaps are increased proportionally upwards to the middle placed (reference) yacht. The
        middle placed yacht‟s handicap will not change. From the middle to last place the handicaps will be
        altered proportionally downwards, in a similar manner. The maximum handicap change for any single
        race will be +/- 4%.




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                                                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2011 ......................................................................................................................................... 2
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 2011 ......................................................................................................................................... 6
  1 DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................................................................ 6
  2 RULES ...................................................................................................................................................................... 6
  3 ENTRIES ................................................................................................................................................................... 6
  4 SPECIAL NOTICES..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………7
  5 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS ................................................................................................................................. 7
  6 CHANGES IN SAILING INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................................. 8
  7 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE ....................................................................................................................................... 8
  8 SCHEDULE OF RACES ............................................................................................................................................ 8
  9 DIVISIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS........................................................................................................................... 8
  10 RACING AREA ......................................................................................................................................................... 8
  11 COURSES ............................................................................................................................................................... 8
  12 MARKS .................................................................................................................................................................... 9
  13 STARTING PROCEDURE ...................................................................................................................................... 9
  14 RECALLS .............................................................................................................................................................. 10
  15 CHANGE OF COURSE AFTER THE START ....................................................................................................... 10
  16 SHORTENED COURSE ....................................................................................................................................... 10
  17 THE FINISH........................................................................................................................................................... 10
  18 PENALTY SYSTEM .............................................................................................................................................. 11
  19 TIME LIMIT ............................................................................................................................................................ 11
  20 PROTESTS ........................................................................................................................................................... 11
  21 SCORING .............................................................................................................................................................. 12
  22 RESULTS .............................................................................................................................................................. 12
  23 SAFETY ................................................................................................................................................................ 12
  24 RADIO SCHEDULES ............................................................................................................................................ 13
  25 CREW LIMITATIONS ............................................................................................................................................ 13
  26 OWNER‟S RESPONSIBILITY ............................................................................................................................... 13
  27 IDENTIFICATION .................................................................................................................................................. 13
  28 HANDICAPS ......................................................................................................................................................... 14
  29 USE OF AUXILIARY POWER ............................................................................................................................... 14
  30 YACHTS RETIRING .............................................................................................................................................. 14
  31 LONE STARTER ................................................................................................................................................... 14
  32 GARBAGE ............................................................................................................................................................. 14
  33 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY ................................................................................................................................. 14
  34 INSURANCE ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
APPENDIX I ....................................................................................................................................................................... 16
  COURSES ..................................................................................................................................................................... 16
  MAGNETIC ISLAND RACES ......................................................................................................................................... 16
  CATEGORY 5 OFFSHORE RACES.............................................................................................................................. 16
  CATEGORY 3 OFFSHORE RACES.............................................................................................................................. 16
  BUOY COURSES .......................................................................................................................................................... 17
  FIXED MARK COURSES .............................................................................................................................................. 18
  OFF-SAT COURSES ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
APPENDIX II ...................................................................................................................................................................... 19
  START/FINISH AREAS AND FIXED MARKS ............................................................................................................... 19
APPENDIX III ..................................................................................................................................................................... 20
  START SIGNALS........................................................................................................................................................... 20
APPENDIX IV .................................................................................................................................................................... 21
  PROTEST FORM .......................................................................................................................................................... 21
APPENDIX V ..................................................................................................................................................................... 23
  TOWNSVILLE CRUISING YACHT CLUB INCIDENT REPORT .................................................................................................... 23
APPENDIX VI .................................................................................................................................................................... 28
  TOWNSVILLE CRUISING YACHT CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT .................................................................................................. 28
APPENDIX VI .................................................................................................................................................................... 29
  TOWNSVILLE CRUISING YACHT CLUB PAST COMMODORES / SAILING CAPTAINS ........................................... 29




TCYC Club Sailing Instructions 2011                                                                                                                           1
                             TOWNSVILLE CRUISING YACHT CLUB
                                EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2011

Position                              Name                            Contact details
Sailing Captain                       Mike Steel                          0417 017 551   M
                                                                             4766 4400   W
                                                                             4723 4601   H
                                                                mike@rlafinance.com.au   E
Vice Sailing Captain                  Patrick Stokes                      0402 260 729   M
                                                                             47206782    W
                                                         patrickstokes@bigpond.com.au    E
Rear Commodore                                                                           E
                                                                                         H
                                                                                         E
Secretary                             Cherie Malone                                      H
                                                                                         M
                                                               tcycsec@optusnet.com.au   E
Treasurer                             Chris Sawbridge                       4771 2778    H
                                                                            4750 9912    W
                                                                          0400 071 433   M
                                                           chrislyndy@optusnet.com.au    E
Race Director                         Peter Boxall
                                                                          0417 607 725   M
                                                                    kjives@hotmail.com   E
Cruising / Social Director            Debbie Soley                                       W
                                                                          0400 626 322   M
                                                                 debsoley@gmail.com      E
                                                                            4772 0241    W
Publicity/Sponsorship Officer         Andrew Wallace
                                                                          0417 608 378   M
                                                           andrew.wallace@live.com.au    E
                                      Mick Gillum                         0409 637 570   M
Handicapper
                                                                            4740 4096    H
                                                            Michael.Gillum@qni.com.au    E
                                                                          0405 437 185   M
Safety Officer                        Murray Bower
                                                                                         H
                                                               murraybower@gmail.com     E




                                      PROTEST COMMITTEE 2011
Colin White                                                                              H
                                                                                         W
                                                                                         M
                                                                                         E


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                                      RACE PROGRAM 2011
The 2011 Townsville Cruising Yacht Club (TCYC) Racing Season will comprise three main series:
      Commodore‟s Cup;
      Offshore Series and;
      Ladies Skippers Series

The majority of races within the COMMODORE‟S CUP will be YA Category 5 + Maritime Safety Queensland
Requirements.
The following race within the OFFSHORE SERIES requires competitors to meet YA Category 3 safety
requirement:
        Townsville to Port Hinchinbrook


There will be four quarterly series that will comprise of races from both the Commodore‟s Cup and Ladies
Skipper‟s Series. Namely the:
       TROPICAL SERIES;
       AUTUMN SERIES;
       FROSTBITE SERIES; and
       SPRING SERIES

The COMMODORE‟S CUP will be awarded after           all four series are completed, to the yacht with the lowest
aggregate point score from the following races:
  ● Buoy Races                                       best of 4 results from 5 races
  ● Fixed Mark Races                                 best of 4 results from 5 races
  ● Round Magnetic Island                            best of 4 results from 5 races
  ● Offshore                                         best of 3 results from 5 races
  ● Two (2) handed Races                             best of 1 result from 2 races


Similarly the Lady Skipper Series will be awarded to the yacht with the lowest aggregate point score for the
following:

  ● Ladies Skipper Series                            best of 2 results from 3 races.

The KNOBEL CUP will consist of 1 Fixed Mark, 1 Buoy course and 1 Magnetic Island Race. It will consist of
the scheduled races be held between June 18 2011 and July 16 2011. To nominate for the KNOBEL CUP, an
extra $20 is payable at the start of the first event. A starter for one KNOBEL CUP race is considered a starter
for all KNOBEL CUP races and will be scored according to the maximum number of entries in any KNOBEL
CUP race.

Points for each of the quarterly series will be calculated using the entire number of races with one drop
(including Lady Skipper races and Offshore races). The series winner will be the boat with the lowest
aggregate score.

Points in the COMMODORE‟S CUP will be awarded for not competing in races (DNS), as the number of
boats starting plus two (2). This will ensure that boats that are unable to, or do not compete are eligible for an
overall result in the Commodore‟s Cup.

DNS will be awarded points equal to the number of starters plus two (2)
DSQ will receive points equal to the number of starters plus two (2).
DNF will receive points equal to the number of starters that finish plus one (1).




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  Fees and Nominations
  Nominations (incl. GST)                       Type of race            Number of races
  $20                                 Two handed races                                         2
  $20                                 Buoy Courses                                             5
  $20                                 Fixed Mark                                               5
  $20                                 Lady Skipper                                             3
  $25                                 Round Magnetic Island                                    5
  $30                                 Offshore                                                 4
  As per notice of race               Townsville to Hinchinbrook Race                           1
  Total number of race days                                                                    25

  $400           Bulk nomination      (Does not include Townsville to Hinchinbrook Race,
                                      Townsville to Bowen Race or Knobel Cup)

      ALL YACHTS MUST FILL OUT NOMINATION FORMS/ENVELOPES BEFORE EACH RACE




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                                          RACE CALENDAR 2011
Date           Day   Time    Series       Event                   Comment
   6-Feb-11    Sun                        Blessing of Fleet
  19-Feb-11    Sat                        Safety Inspections
  20-Feb-11    Sun                        Safety Inspections
                                              TROPICAL SERIES
  27-Feb-11    Sun   11:00   Tropical     Magnetic Island
   5-Mar-11    Sat   14:00   Tropical     Fixed Mark
  19-Mar-11    Sat   14:00   Tropical     Ladies Skipper          Destination Finish -
  26-Mar-11    Sat   14:00   Tropical     Buoy
    9-Apr-11   Sat   13:00   Tropical     Category 5
  22-Apr-11    Fri   10:00   Tropical     Category 3              Easter
                                                 AUTUMN SERIES
   7-May-11    Sat   14:00   Autumn       Buoy
   8-May-11    Sun   14:00    Autumn      Two Handed              TSC
  15-May-11    Sun   11:00   Autumn       Magnetic Island         TSC
  28-May-11    Sat   14:00   Autumn       Fixed Mark
  11-Jun-11    Sat   13:00   Autumn       Category 5              Queens Birthday Long Weekend
  12-Jun-11    Sun                                                Queens Birthday Long Weekend+ TSC
  18-Jun-11    Sat   14:00   Autumn       Buoy
                                              FROSTBITE SERIES
    3-Jul-11   Sun   11:00   Frostbite    Magnetic Island
   16-Jul-11   Sat   14:00   Frostbite    Fixed Mark
   23-Jul-11   Sat   13:00   Frostbite    Category 5
   30-Jul-11   Sat   14:00   Frostbite    Buoy
   31-Jul-11   Sun   14:00   Frostbite    Two Handed              TSC
  13-Aug-11    Sat                                                ABRW
  20-Aug-11    Sat   14:00    Frostbite   Ladies Skipper          HIRW
  27-Aug-11    Sat                                                HIRW
   3-Sep-11    Sat                                                MIRW
                                                  SPRING SERIES
  17-Sep-11    Sat   14:00   Spring       Ladies Skipper          Destination Finish -
  25-Sep-11    Sun   11:00   Spring       Magnetic Island
    8-Oct-11   Sat   14:00   Spring       Buoy
  15-Oct-11    Sat   14:00   Spring       Fixed Mark
  30-Oct-11    Sun   11:00   Spring       Magnetic Island
   5-Nov-11    Sat   13:00   Spring       Category 5              Herald or Horseshoe


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                              TOWNSVILLE CRUISING YACHT CLUB
                                 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 2011
1      DEFINITIONS

       Where words or expressions are used in these Sailing Instructions and they are defined in the Rules,
       those words or expressions shall have the same meaning as attributed to them in the Rules.

       In these Sailing Instructions:-

       “Official notice board” means the notice board maintained by the club at its premises near the
        nomination box or alternately on race days the White Board set up at the entry to the TYC marina,
        which shall display the day‟s race briefing.

       "Nomination box" means the box maintained by the Club and endorsed with those words located near
       the bar facility at the Club premises.

       "Rules" or "Rule" means the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Rules 2009-2012 as amended and
       adopted by the Australian Yachting Federation (YA) and as may be varied by them from time to time and
       by Queensland Yachting Association (QYA).

       "TCYC" means Townsville Cruising Yacht Club.

       "Club event" means an event conducted by TCYC.

       "Officer of the Day" means the Race Director of TCYC or some person nominated by him or her.

       "Registered yacht" means a yacht owned by a member of the Club who has completed a yacht
       registration form for the 2011 calendar year.

       “POB” means the number of persons on board.

2      RULES

       The 2009-2012 Racing Rules of Sailing of the International Sailing Federation, and the prescriptions will
       govern all races for the 2011 season and special regulations of the Australian Yachting Federation as
       varied from time to time by Queensland Yachting Association. Where separate instructions are issued
       for major offshore races, such separate instructions will be deemed to amend these sailing instructions.
       For the purposes of advertising, boats shall comply with ISAF Regulation 20 advertising code.

3      ENTRIES


3.1    All yachts competing in the 2011 Racing Season must be registered with the TCYC, however, visiting
       yachts will be allowed to race in three (3) events before being required to register with the TCYC. For the
       purposes of calculating series points, the entry and placing of any non-registered yachts will be
       disregarded. Visiting yachts must lodge a copy of a current safety certificate and Racing insurance
       policy number when nominating for a Club event.

3.2    (a) Except where there is a separate notice of race, individual nominations for all club races shall be
       lodged in the nomination box not less than one hour before the nominated start time for the race. Each
       nomination shall indicate the name and sail number of the yacht, the date of the race, POB, division
       (either Racing or Cruising) and the race to be competed and shall be accompanied by the appropriate
       nomination fee specified on page 4 of these instructions.

       (b) All owners and skippers of yachts registered to race with the TCYC must be members of
       Townsville Cruising Yacht Club.


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3.3    Late nominations and withdrawals:
       (a)    Late nominations up to the warning signal for the nominated start time will be accepted on
              inclusion of an additional fee equal to the nomination fee together with details of nomination and
              with the appropriate notification to the starter. The nomination fee and additional fee may be paid
              within three hours after the finish of the race provided that the starter is notified about the late
              nomination prior to the start of the race. If any competitor should nominate late and fail to pay any
              nomination or late nomination fee, that competitor will not be entitled to nominate for any further
              races with the Club until those fees have been paid.

       (b)       Should any owner wish to withdraw from a race his/her nomination will not be refunded unless
                 he/she notifies the officer of the day before the closing time of nominations of that race.

             .

4      SPECIAL NOTICES


4.1    YACHT REGISTRATION IS $30.00 PER YACHT INCLUSIVE OF GST AND PAYABLE BEFORE THE
       START OF THE RACING SEASON ALONG WITH A COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM.

ALL YACHTS INTENDING TO RACE IN 2011 SHALL COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS:
4.2  Owners of all registered yachts shall complete and sign the appropriate safety inspection sheet (YA
     special regulations equipment compliance form) obtained from the TYC office, the safety officer, or
     TCYC Website before competing in any events in the program. The safety inspection sheet must be
     delivered prior to the first race undertaken by the yacht. A copy must at all times be on board the yacht.
     Inspections will be carried out in accordance with Rule 2.02 of the YA Special Regulations. Visiting
     yachts will be required to comply with these requirements.

4.3    Perform a sail past in front of the race committee with the yacht‟s storm gear set prior to the start of the
       yacht‟s first race.


4.4    In 2011 it is recommended that at least two (2) people per yacht complete a Sea Safety Survival course
       to compete in a Category 3 event.

ALL SKIPPERS AND COMPETITORS ARE REMINDED OF THE FOLLOWING:
4.5   The fundamental rules as stated in Part 1 of the YA Racing Rules of Sailing 2009 -2012: Owner‟s
      responsibility as specified in Rule 1. of the Special Safety Regulations of the YA Racing Rules of Sailing
      2009 -2012.


4.6    Any crew member that sails in more than three (3) races during the sailing season must obtain a silver
       card from Yachting Australia. Any crew member, who is 18 years old or older that holds a current silver
       card from another club must also become a TCYC member before three races are completed.
4.7    Owners and Skippers of Yachts competing in the Commodore‟s Cup, Lady Skipper Series and/or
       Category 3 Offshore Series must be members of the Townsville Cruising Yacht Club


5      NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

       Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board.




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6      CHANGES IN SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

       Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted before 2 hours prior to race on the day it will take
       effect or, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 5.00 p.m. on the day before it
       will take effect.

7      SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

       Signals made ashore may be displayed on the main flagpole of the Townsville Yacht Club.

8      SCHEDULE OF RACES

       The schedule of races is found on page 5 of these Sailing Instructions.


9      DIVISIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS

       If there are three or more Multihulls or Cruising Division Yachts starting the race, the race committee
       shall start them separately. Otherwise, all boats shall start on one line.

10     RACING AREA

       The racing area for inshore events is shown in the illustration contained in Appendix .
       The racing area for offshore events is delimited by the Marine Parks Central zoning plan B

11     COURSES

11.1   The courses are described and illustrated in Appendix attached.

11.2   For buoy courses only, no later than the warning signal, the race committee vessel may display the
       approximate compass bearing from the start line to the first mark.




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12     MARKS

12.1   The marks for all buoy courses will be large orange or yellow marks, for all other inshore events the
       rounding marks are described in Appendix I.

12.2   In the event of a change of course after the start, or for any other reason causing the non-availability of
       such marks, the officer of the day may, without notice, replace marks with orange and yellow inflatable
       marks. Such smaller marks may be used as start and finish marks.

12.3   The start and finish marks will be the race committee vessel and a large TCYC buoy. After official sunset
       the finish mark will be a large TCYC buoy with a white strobe light mounted on it.

13     STARTING PROCEDURE

13.1   All races shall be started by using the starting system as per rule 26 of YA Racing Rules of Sailing 2009
       -2012. The procedure is outlined in Appendix three (3) of these sailing instructions. If three or more
       Multi-hull or Cruising Division Yachts intend to start the race on the day, there will be a separate start for
       each division (Racing, Cruising and Multi-hull). In the event of the start boat being unavailable, a gate
       start will be conducted under the direction of the Race Director.

13.2   Standard starting line. All courses, except buoy courses, will start with a port rounding of a windward
       mark, unless otherwise advised. The standard starting line shall be an imaginary line between the signal
       mast on the committee vessel displaying the TCYC burgee and a TCYC buoy set at approximately 90
       degrees to the direction of the first mark. For buoy and round Magnetic Island events the direction of
       rounding the marks, with the exception of the first windward rounding mark, or island respectively will be
       indicated by the committee vessel displaying either a green (starboard rounding) or a red (port rounding)
       flag prior to and during the start sequence.

12.2.1 Gate starting line. At the discretion of the Race Director, the starter may use a gate start. The
       rabbit‟s boat name and/or sail number for the race shall be designated on the white board at the club.
       This boat will be the rabbit for all races on the day unless otherwise instructed by the Race
       Director/Officer of the Day. The rabbit will do a count down over the radio for the 5 minute signal, the
       4 minute signal and may do the 1 minute signal. Within 20 seconds of the starting signal, the rabbit
       shall round behind the starting line pin end mark on a close-hauled port tack course and raise the „Y‟
       flag or make a sound signal. The other boats shall start on starboard tack between the transom of the
       rabbit and the starting mark, after the starting signal. All boats starting must keep clear of the rabbit.
       Any boat failing to do so shall be scored DSQ for that race and any subsequent re-starts. After 2-4
       minutes the rabbit will lower the „Y‟ flag or make a sound signal, this releases the rabbit that is then
       free to tack.

13.3   An inner limit mark (barging buoy) may be laid, in which case vessels are required to pass the inner limit
       mark to starboard. Such an inner limit mark might not be positioned exactly on the start line. Yachts will
       start in accordance with the definition of "starting" contained in the Rules

13.4   Before actually starting, all competing yachts must notify the starter of their intention to start, the division
       entered and the number of persons aboard for that race by calling the starter on VHF channel 77
       (before the five minute warning signal) and be acknowledged by the starter. Any yacht not
       complying with this requirement may be given a scoring penalty calculated as stated in Rule 44.3(c).

13.5   For pursuit starts, yachts will start at times published on the official notice board and may be signalled by
       start boat.

13.6   A boat starting later than 30 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start (DNS) unless
       contact has been made with the officer of the day prior to the starting signal.

13.7   Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area.



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13.8 Yachts that provide a start boat crew for a particular race shall be awarded 1st Place points. The points
      are to be used for that race only, even if the yacht starts that race or not. Yachts wishing to provide start
      boat crew shall be selected at random at the skippers information meeting held at the TCYC on Tuesday
      February 17th. Only registered yachts will be eligible. A roster will be collated using the determined dates
      and placed on the noticeboard and TCYC website. The 1st Place points will not affect on-the-water
      results. The yacht‟s handicap will not be adjusted when a start boat crew is supplied. Start boat crews will
      be supplied by the TCYC for Offshore, Two Handed and Ladies Skipper races.

13.9 The start area for Races started away from Townsville will also be designated as „S‟ in the course.

14     RECALLS

14.1   Individual recalls will be signalled in accordance with Rule 29.1.

14.2   General recalls will be signalled in accordance with Rule 29.2. The warning signal for a new start shall
       be made 1 minute after the 1st substitute is removed (one sound)

14.3   For both general and individual recalls, the starter may notify offending yachts on VHF Channel 77,
       however the onus is on the skipper to ensure he starts correctly and the absence of a radio recall for any
       yacht will not prevent a yacht from being scored as a premature starter.

15     CHANGE OF COURSE AFTER THE START

15.1   To change the position of the next mark, the race committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing
       line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. Any mark to be rounded after rounding the
       new mark may be relocated to maintain the original course configuration. When, in a subsequent
       change, a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.

15.2   A change of course will be signalled before the leading boat has begun the leg, although the new mark
       may not yet be in position. The change will be signalled by an official boat or a buoy displaying code flag
       "C" and the approximate compass bearing to the new mark, and will be situated near the mark beginning
       the leg being changed. A repetitive sound signal may be made if practical (note this alters the provisions
       of the Rules)

16     SHORTENED COURSE

       The starter may shorten any course at a rounding mark, or at any point of the course for around
       Magnetic Island and Offshore races, by displaying Code Flag "S" and making two sound signals. An
       announcement may be made on VHF Channel 77. The starter will also display the "on station" blue
       finish signal. Yachts will finish between the rounding mark and the finish boat in accordance with the
       definition of "finishing" in the Rules.

17     THE FINISH

17.1   In all races having a designated finish at X when the finish boat is in attendance the finish line will be
       between the signal mast of the finish boat and a TCYC buoy. When the finish boat is not in attendance,
       yachts must take their own finish time when they cross the imaginary line between either the TCYC
       Buoy or green outer channel marker and the red outer channel marker of the Breakwater Marina
       channel. Where a yacht has taken its own finish time, it will place a declaration as to its own finish time
       in the nomination box within twelve (12) hours of finishing. Another person other than the person signing
       the finished declaration must witness the time of lodgement. The approximate location of position X is
       shown in the race area diagram attached to these Instructions.

17.2   For all buoy courses the finish line will be between the signal staff on the race committee boat and a
       TCYC buoy. Yachts will finish in accordance with the definition of "finishing" contained in the Rules.

17.3   Competitors should confirm their finish time with the finish boat. When finishing at night, crews shall
       illuminate the yacht‟s sail number with a torch while crossing the finishing line. When finishing at night,
       yachts shall call the finish boat on VHF Channel 77 when approximately one mile from the finish line.

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       Similarly, when crossing the finishing line, yachts shall again call the finish boat and identify themselves
       as the yacht crosses the line. If the yacht is close astern or just ahead of another yacht, this information
       should be included in the message to the finish boat. The finish boat will monitor VHF Channels 77 and
       16. Yachts finishing should attempt to call the finish boat on VHF Channel 77 first before using Channel
       16.

18     PENALTY SYSTEM

18.1   For all Buoy, Fixed Mark, Two Handed, Ladies Skipper and Magnetic Island races, rule 44.1 is changed
       so that the 720-degree penalty turn is replaced by a 360-degree penalty.

18.2   For all Offshore races rule 44.1 shall apply

18.3   A boat that has taken a penalty or retired under rule 31 or 44.1 shall advise the committee vessel, the
       race director or the officer of the day within the protest time limit.

18.4   As provided in rule 67, the protest committee may, without a hearing, penalise a boat that has broken
       rule 42.

19     TIME LIMIT

       The time limit for Buoy, Fixed Mark, Two Handed and Ladies Skipper courses will be the official sunset
       on the day of the race. This excludes Magnetic Island races, when it will be 18:00 hrs. The time limit for
       Category 5 Offshore Races will be 12 hours after the start time. The time limit for Category 3 Offshore
       races shall be as stated in the sailing instructions for that Race (if issued).

       At the expiry of the time limit, the finish boat will signal the expiry of the time limit by raising the
       appropriate class flag and making three sound signals and signalling all participating boats individually on
       VHF Channel 77. If no yacht finishes within the time limit for the race the race may be abandoned or
       resailed at a later date.

20     PROTESTS

20.1   Protests must be lodged in writing and in accordance with Rule 61 and handed to the officer of the
       day (who shall be the Race Director or such person as may be nominated on the official notice board)
       or lodged in the nomination box (see Appendix IV). In the event of a protest being lodged in the
       nomination box, an independent witness certifying as to the time and date of lodgement must sign the
       protest form. The person lodging a protest must take all reasonable steps to notify the officer of the
       day that a protest has been lodged in the nomination box.

20.2   A fee of $25.00 must accompany the completed form.

20.3   Protests must be lodged within the following time limits:-
18     Inshore Races and around Magnetic Island Races; two (2) hours after the finishing time of the
       protesting yacht.
18     Category 5 Offshore Races; within twelve (12) hours of the finish time of the protesting yacht or within
       one (1) hour of the club re-opening if the club is closed during that period.
18     Category 3 Offshore Races; as described in sub-paragraph (b) above or as stated in the sailing
       instructions for that Race (if issued).

20.1   Notices will be posted within 72 hours of the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in
       which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings shall be held at the Townsville Yacht Club
       Board Room at a time and date notified to all parties. The protest committee will make every effort to
       hear the protest within fourteen (14) days from the date of lodgement.

20.2   Notices of protests by the race committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b)

20.3   A list of boats that have acknowledged breaking rule 42 or have been disqualified by the race
       committee will be posted before the protest time limit.

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20.4   Decisions of the jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5.


21     SCORING

21.1   The low point bonus scoring system referred to in Appendix A of the Rules will apply. The Club racing
       season is divided into four (4) series plus the Commodore‟s Cup, Lady Skipper and Major Offshore
       Series. The lowest series score wins as per the table below.
                               Low Point System from appendix A
                               Counting the following
                               4 of 5 Magnetic Island
                               4 of 5 Buoy Course
                               4 of 5 Fixed Mark
                               3 of 5 Offshore (1 Category 3 + 4 Category 5)
                               1 of 2 Two Handed

21.2   Any yacht that does not compete in a race shall receive a score of the number of yachts started in that
       race plus two (2).

22     RESULTS

       Every effort will be made by the race committee to calculate race results for inshore races and display
       the results on the official notice board at the clubhouse as soon as reasonably practicable after the race.

23     SAFETY

23.1   All yachts shall comply with MSQ and YA Special Regulations Part 1 for the category of race they intend
       to compete in.

23.2   Owners of all registered yachts shall complete and sign the appropriate YA Special Regulations
       Equipment Compliance Form before competing in any events in the program. The Special Regulations
       Equipment Compliance Form need only be delivered once prior to the first race undertaken by the yacht.
       A copy should at all times be kept on the yacht. Inspections will be carried out in accordance with Rule
       2.02 of the Special Safety Regulations. Visiting yachts will be required to comply with these
       requirements.

23.3   All competing yachts shall comply with YA Special Regulations Part 1 Category 5 for all Round Magnetic
       Island races, Fixed Mark, Buoy Courses, Lady Skipper and Two Handed Races.

23.4   All competing yachts shall comply with YA Special Regulations Part 1 Category 5 and Maritime Safety
       Queensland Requirements for all Category 5 Offshore races.

23.5   All competing yachts shall comply with YA Special Regulations Part 1 Category 3 for all Category 3
       Offshore races, unless stated in the Notice of Race for a particular event.

23.6   In all races excluding Category 3 Offshore Races a waterproof handheld VHF radio capable of
       transmitting and receiving on Channels 16, 22, 67 and 77 is a suitable replacement for fixed mount radio.

23.7   The committee may conduct races in a strong wind warning. They will, however, cancel should a gale
       warning be imminent or forecast. Owners should check their insurance coverage under these
       circumstances before and during the race. Competitors are reminded of the fundamental rule 4
       (decisions to race) and the owner‟s responsibility in paragraph 25 of these Instructions.

23.8   No part of any anchor may project forward of the bow at any time whilst racing.

23.9   Any incident causing damage or serious injury to persons or vessels requires an Incident Report to be
       completed and submitted to the Officer of the Day as soon as possible after racing has finished. See
       appendix V for report template.

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23.10 Any contact with “Aids to Navigation”

24     RADIO SCHEDULES

       For the offshore races a VHF radio schedule will be conducted. The Officer of the Day will nominate the
       vessel/person/authority to which schedule reports are to be made (Race Control). Race Control will call
       all yachts on Channel 77 every six hours at the times listed below. Yachts shall be called in alphabetical
       order. Each yacht should call Race Control for a radio check to attempt to eradicate problems in
       communication before they arise. Call times will be:

       Category 3 Offshore
       1803 hours;
       0003 hours;
       0603 hours;
       1203 hours; and so on at six hourly intervals until the race finishes.

       Category 5 Offshore
       18:03 hours;
       19:03 hours;
       20:03 hours; and
       21:03; and so on at hourly intervals until the race finishes

       Competitors are reminded to be brief and specific in their reports. The information required is the name
       of the yacht, the position and relevant time.

       Yachts deriving their position from GPS should advise that the position reported was by a GPS fix.
       Yachts not using GPS may (if they wish) give their position as a distance and bearing to (not from) a
       major land feature or navigation beacon (e.g. yacht “Petal” Cape Cleveland light bearing 140 degrees
       true distance four miles at 1133 hours).

25     CREW LIMITATIONS

       For Category 3 Offshore races the minimum number of adult persons (i.e. over the age of eighteen (18)
       years) on board shall be four (4) except with specific exemption from the Race Director. For Category 5
       Offshore races the minimum number of adult persons (i.e. over the age of eighteen (18) years) on board
       shall be three (3) except with specific exemption from the Race Director.

26     OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY

       Competitors are reminded of fundamental rules (in Part 1 of the Rules) and the owner's responsibility
       specified in Rule 1.02 of the Special Regulations. The safety of the yacht and her crew is the sole and
       inescapable responsibility of the owner or owner‟s representative who must do his/her best to ensure the
       yacht is fully sound, thoroughly seaworthy and manned by an experienced crew who are physically fit to
       face bad weather. He/she must be satisfied as to the soundness of the hull, spars, rigging, sails and
       other gear. He/she must ensure that all safety equipment is properly maintained and stowed and that the
       crew know where it is kept and how it is to be used.

27     IDENTIFICATION

27.1   Each yacht‟s sail number shall be registered with the TCYC. Sail numbers shall be displayed at all
       times. Sails with the wrong sail number should not be used. Alternative sail numbers must be registered
       with the race committee.

27.2   Yachts of the TCYC shall fly the TCYC club burgee prior to and during all races as identification to the
       starter and other competitors.

27.3   Visiting yachts shall fly their club burgee to signify their participation in the event.


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27.4   Yachts not complying may incur a scoring penalty of 20% as described in Rule 44.3 of the Rules.

28     HANDICAPS

28.2   The Commodore‟s Cup shall be scored on the Performance Based Handicap (PBH) system i.e. a
       handicap system based on past performance of each yacht. The handicapper will have the right to make
       any adjustment to any handicaps that the handicapper sees fit.

28.3   PBH shall be altered after each race. Handicaps are increased proportionally upwards to the middle
       placed (reference) yacht. The middle placed yacht‟s handicap will not change. From the middle to last
       place the handicaps will be altered proportionally downwards, in a similar manner. The maximum
       handicap change for any single race will be +/- 4%.

28.4   Secondary to the PBH system a measured handicap may be utilised for those yachts with a valid and
       current certificate. Yachts racing under measured handicap will also be scored on PBH system to allow
       them to be eligible for Commodore‟s Cup Point Score.

28.5   Yacht owners and/or skippers are reminded of their responsibility to notify the handicapper or the
       measurer immediately of any adjustments to their yachts, sails or rigging or ballast which may alter the
       yacht's performance. This includes the addition or removal of heavy objects such as spare sails and
       anchors and chains. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the race. If, after a proper
       hearing, the TCYC committee is of the opinion that a deliberate attempt has been made to improve the
       boat's performance in breach of the fundamental rules, it may disqualify the owner, skipper, or
       crewmembers from sailing with the club for a period of time. The measurer or handicapper shall
       have the right to inspect any vessel at any time without notice in order to enforce this rule.

29     USE OF AUXILIARY POWER

       Yachts must not motor under auxiliary power after the 5 minute signal, however, if a yacht is running late
       for the start, it may motor after that signal for the purpose of proceeding from its mooring to the start line.
       Before starting, the yacht must shut off its motor and make a 720-degree turn under sail. A yacht taking
       advantage of this concession must satisfy the starter and the race committee that it has not obtained any
       unfair advantage. While making the 720-degree turn the yacht shall keep clear of all other boats
       preparing to start.

30     YACHTS RETIRING

       If a yacht abandons the race, the skipper shall be responsible for notifying the finish boat as soon as
       possible. Failure to do so may result in a penalty.

31     LONE STARTER

       Subject to any further qualification concerning division or series qualification, where there is only one
       starter in a Division, she shall be entitled to sail the course and thereafter be declared the winner of that
       race subject to complying with all relevant rules.

32     GARBAGE

       The disposing of non-biodegradable waste from a competing vessel is not permitted. A successful
       protest based on this rule will result in disqualification of the offending yacht.

33     DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

       Competitors participate in any Club event entirely at their own risk. See rule 4 Decision to Race. The
       organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained
       in conjunction with, prior to, during or after the Club event.




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34     INSURANCE

All racing yachts shall supply a copy of their current racing insurance policy before entering any race. All
boats competing in any event organised by TCYC shall have racing and third party insurance cover of not
less than $10,000,000.




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                                                  APPENDIX I
                                                     COURSES

MAGNETIC ISLAND RACES

RACE                          COURSE FLAG   COURSE
Port Course                     Red Flag    Start at S – F(P)-Orchard Rocks (P) - Magnetic Island (P) - Finish at X

Starboard Course               Green Flag   Start at S –F(P)- Magnetic Island (S) - Orchard Rocks (S) - Finish at X


There are two (2) separate course descriptions for the Magnetic Island Races. The course to be sailed on any
particular day may be shown on the notice board prior to the race and shall be communicated/displayed by the
code flag or radio transmission by the starter prior to each race.


CATEGORY 5 OFFSHORE RACES

RACE                          COURSE FLAG   COURSE
Yabulu Race                       C         Start at S –F(P)- Bay Rock (P) Yabulu Light (P) - Finish at X

Nelly Bay & Bay Rock               D        Start at S - F(P)- Nelly Bay East Cardinal Mark (P) - M (S) - W (S) - Bay Rock (S) -
                                            Finish at X

Four-Foot Rock Race                E        Start at S - F(P)- Four Foot Rock (P) - Finish at X

Three Rocks Race                   F        Start at S - F(P)- Orchard Rocks (P) - Bay rock (P) - Orchard Rocks (S) - Finish at X

Townsville    to     Herald        G        Start at S - F(P)- Bay Rock (P) - Herald Island (P) - Finish at X.
Island Race
                                            (Cruising fleet start at S then finish between finish boat and buoy)

NOTE:
X may not be breakwater entrance. For destination races X will be at the destination to be advised.


CATEGORY 3 OFFSHORE RACES

RACE                          COURSE FLAG   COURSE
Townsville to Port                TBA       Separate sailing instructions will apply.
Hinchinbrook Race

Townsville to Marlin Bar         TBA        Separate sailing instructions will apply.
Race


NOTE:
X may not be breakwater entrance. For destination races X will be at the destination to be advised.




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BUOY COURSES

                                                                                      WIND

         QUAD                             Triangle                                          Windward Return

                                                             B                                    B
    C                 B
        90       90                                    450




       55º                       C 900
   D



                35º                                     450

                                                         A                                        A
                   A


RACE                       COURSE FLAG       COURSE
Standard Quad Course           C             Start at A – B – C – D – A – B – A – Finish at B

Standard Buoy Courses      Red Or Green      Start at A - B - C - A - B -A - B -C - Finish at A
                                +D

Windward Return Buoy       Red Or Green      Start at A - B - A - B - A - B - Finish at A
Course                          +E

Sprint Quad Course               F           Start at A – B – C – D – Finish at A

Sprint Triangle Course     Red Or Green      Start at A - B - C - Finish at A
                               +G

Sprint Windward Return     Red Or Green      Start at A - B - Finish at A
Course                          +H




NOTES:

    1. Note possible change of course as outlined in paragraph 14 of these Sailing Instructions.

    2. Note definition of finishing in ISAF Rules that is, a yacht finishes by passing through the line from
       direction of last mark and not by “Hooking" around finish mark.

    3. On days designated as buoy races, the committee may hold a series of short sprint races, depending on
       weather conditions, in which all races on that particular day shall count towards a total score for that days
       racing.

    4. On days designated as buoy courses, the course will be displayed on the TCYC notice board. The
       course flag will indicate the direction for mark rounding.




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FIXED MARK COURSES

RACE                      COURSE FLAG     COURSE
Fixed Mark C                  C           # Start at S – S4 (P) – N (P) – Finish at X

Fixed Mark D                    D         Start at S - I - M - I - M - Finish near N

Fixed Mark E                     E        Start at S – N (P) – M (P) – I (S) – Finish at X

Fixed Mark F                     F        Start at S - Bay Rock(S) - W (P) - M (P) - I(S) - Finish at X

Fixed Mark G                    G         Start at S - M (S) - I (P) - S4 (P) - Finish at X


Note: # means round all marks to port


       A       TCYC large buoy
       B       TCYC large buoy
       C       TCYC large buoy
       D       TCYC large buoy
       F       Wednesday night white beacon adjacent to P13
       G       P7 Channel Beacon
       H       Starboard Channel Beacon
       I       P5 Channel Beacon
       M       Eastern Middle Reef Beacon
       N       Eastern cardinal mark in Nelly Bay
       S       Start – TCYC large buoy
       W       Western Middle Reef Beacon
       X       Finish – TCYC large buoy located near the Breakwater entrance


OFF-SAT COURSES

       These races comprise the Club‟s off-season Saturday afternoon social races. All races start at 1530
       hours by way of a gate start or as prescribed in section 12.1 and 12.2 of these instructions. The Starter
       will be nominated on the day. There will be no point scores or handicaps and nominations are not
       required. Competitors are encouraged to meet on the Club‟s deck after the race for social drinks. Any
       changes to these instructions will be relayed on the day. Recommended courses are:-

       Start at Channel Beacon P14 (P) - Channel Beacon P5 (P) - H (S) - M (S) - Channel Beacon P5 (S) -
       finish.(X)


       NOTE: See attached diagram for approximate location of marks referred to above.




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                                           APPENDIX II
                                 START/FINISH AREAS AND FIXED MARKS




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                                            APPENDIX III
                                            START SIGNALS

               TCYC RACES MAY BE STARTED BY USING THE FOLLOWING SIGNALS:
                     FLAGS MAY OR MAY NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY SOUND

DIVISION FLAGS
RACING DIVISION: NUMERAL 1 PENANT
CRUISING DIVISION: NUMERAL 2 PENANT
MULTIHULL DIVISION: NUMERAL 3 PENANT


FIVE (5) MINUTE WARNING               DIVISION FLAG RAISED




FOUR (4) MINUTE PREPARTORY “P” FLAG RAISED




ONE (1) MINUTE WARNING                “P” FLAG REMOVED




STARTING SIGNAL                       DIVISION FLAG REMOVED




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                                      APPENDIX IV
                                       PROTEST FORM




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                                           APPENDIX V
Townsville Cruising Yacht Club Incident Report

It is mandatory that any incident that causes damage to property and/or serious injury to participants
must be reported to Maritime Safety Queensland and the Race Director as soon as practicably
possible after that incident has occurred. For the current season, the Race Director is Peter Boxall.
In the event that the Race Director is unavailable the Handicapper must be notified.

Contact details of the current Race Director and Handicapper are detailed in the current season's
sailing instructions. In the event that these positions are occupied by different persons, an
advisory notice will be posted on the TCYC notice board. The completed incident form is to be
submitted to one of these officers as soon as practicable after the Incident.




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APPENDIX VI
                             Townsville Cruising Yacht Club Code of Conduct

                                               Townsville Cruising Yacht Club

                                                           Code of Conduct

This code of conduct is to be read in conjunction with and in addition to the TCYC Participation Rules, Safety
Declaration, release and Indemnity and Acceptance of conditions for any event.

Behaviour of Skipper, Crew and Guests
It is the responsibility of all Skippers to ensure that they, their crew and their guests conform to this Code of
Conduct at all times during their participation in any TCYC event.

All participants in TCYC events shall conform to the high standards of social behaviour which are customary
and traditional at sailing events.

The following behaviour is considered inappropriate and will not be permitted during TCYC events:

           Participation in any illegal activity
           Swearing, abusive language or aggressive behaviour towards another participant or official
           Excessive noise which may result in the disturbance of other participants, other marine users or
           members of the public
           The display of any material, signage and/or wearing of any article of clothing bearing offensive,
           profane, suggestive or improper words or designs.
           Dangerous operation of a vessel
           Unsportsmanlike behaviour

Responsible Service of Alcohol;

A legal alcohol limit of 0.05 applies to all Skippers on the water.

It is the responsibility of the skipper to maintain responsible service of alcohol on board his/her vessel and to
keep crew and guest’s alcohol levels at at a safe and responsible level both on and off the water.

Environmental Protection

The environmental protection of our harbour and waterways is of vital concern to the TCYC and littering or
discharge of waste material from a vessel is strictly forbidden.

Enforcement

Complaints and/or reports associated with this Code of Conduct may be referred to the Officer of the Day
for consideration and, if applicable, disciplinary action .




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                                      APPENDIX VI
TOWNSVILLE CRUISING YACHT CLUB PAST COMMODORES / SAILING CAPTAINS

                     1967                  Ian Hamilton
                     1968                  Ian Hamilton
                     1969                  John Jackman
                     1970                  John Jackman
                     1971                  Clive Palmer
                     1972                  Ian Hamilton
                     1973                  Sid Land
                     1974                  Ian Hamilton
                     1975                  Brian Campbell
                     1976                  Brian Campbell
                     1977                  Bob Douglas
                     1978                  Rolly Webb
                     1979                  Ian Hamilton
                     1980                  Ian Hamilton
                     1981                  Peter Perkins
                     1982                  Peter Perkins
                     1983                  Darren Hood
                     1984                  Clive Scott
                     1985                  David Montgomery
                     1986                  Ray Perry
                     1987                  Bill Laister
                     1988                  Ron Knott
                     1989                  Rollo Rollison
                     1990                  John Moore
                     1991                  Bob Goedhart
                     1992                  Bob Goedhart
                     1993                  Mike Moloney
                     1994                  Bob Barnes
                     1995                  Clive Scott
                     1996                  Clive Scott
                     1997                  Owen Stanley
                     1998                  Bob Barnes
                     1999                  John Stokes
                     2000                  Bob Barnes
                     2001                  Bob Barnes
                     2002                  Kevin Shanks
                     2003                  Kevin Shanks
                     2004                  Kevin Shanks
                     2005                  Martin Cesar
                     2006                  Martin Cesar
                     2007                  Martin Cesar
                     2008                  Wesley Bailey
                     2009                  Wesley Bailey
                     2010                  Mike Steel




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