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					       Aberdeen Boat Club




Standard Sailing Instructions
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    General Information




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                   Aberdeen Boat Club




               Standard Sailing Instructions


                           and

                   General Information




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               CONTENTS

          General Information ...................................................................................... 3 - 6
          Standard Sailing Instructions ................................................................................                            7 - 14
          Organising Authority .......................................................................................................              7
          Rules ................................................................................................................................    7
          Notices to Competitors ....................................................................................................               7
          Changes to Sailing Instructions .......................................................................................                   7
          Divisions ..........................................................................................................................      8
          Schedule of Races ............................................................................................................            8
          Division Flags and Starting Times ...................................................................................                     8-9
          Racing Areas ....................................................................................................................         9
          Courses ............................................................................................................................      9
          Marks ...............................................................................................................................     9
          Areas that are Obstructions ..............................................................................................                10
          The Start ...........................................................................................................................     10 - 11
          Recalls ..............................................................................................................................    11
          Shortening of Course .......................................................................................................              11
          The Finish ........................................................................................................................       12
          Time Limits ......................................................................................................................        12
          Protests and Requests for Redress....................................................................................                     13
          Scoring and Results .........................................................................................................             13
          Safety ...............................................................................................................................    13
          Garbage Disposal .............................................................................................................            14
          Radio Communication .....................................................................................................                 14
          Prizes ................................................................................................................................   14
          Disclaimer of Liability .....................................................................................................             14
          Insurance ..........................................................................................................................      14

          Courses ............................................................................................................ 15 - 36
          Annexe A Geometric courses ..........................................................................................                     15 - 16
          Annexe B Island courses .................................................................................................                 17 - 29
          Annexe C Summer Series ................................................................................................                   30
          Annexe D ABC Coastal Race ..........................................................................................                      31 - 32
          Annexe E Two-Legged Races ..........................................................................................                      33 - 34
          Annexe F Pursuit Races ...................................................................................................                35
          Annexe G Other races ......................................................................................................               36

          Prizes ............................................................................................................... 37
          Contacts ........................................................................................................... 38 - 41
          Location of standard course marks .............................................................. 42
          Location of racing areas and marks ............................................................. 42
          International Code Flags ............................................................................... 43


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General Information
   General Information

Welcome to sailing with ABC
The Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC) is located in the Po Chong Wan Aberdeen
Typhoon Shelter near some of Hong Kong’s best sailing waters. Racing
highlights include the ABC Opening Regatta in early September, marking
the start of Hong Kong’s sailing season. The much-acclaimed ABC Four
Peaks Race, with its testing mix of running and sailing skills, draws competitors
who want adventure and challenge.

Full details of the Waglan and Summer Series can be found in this handbook.
Information about special races such as those mentioned above and the ABC
Classic Yacht Rally, with its mix of racing, showcasing and conviviality, are
published separately. Details of dinghy sailing can be found on the ABC
website, as can the online version of all Sailing Instructions and Notices of
Race. Copies of these Standard Sailing Instructions are sent to everyone on the
Club Sailing List, which includes members and non-members.

Race fees
Entry fees for boats entering Club race series are as follows:
Club Member’s Boat: HK$100 per race, subject to a maximum of
                        $800 per season.
Non-Member’s Boat: HK$125 per race, to be billed monthly.

Separate fees are charged for the Opening Regatta, the Four Peaks Race, the
Classic Yacht Rally and other special events, as indicated in separate sailing
instructions. Entry fees will be levied through the clubs.

Fuel, water and provisions
Water can be obtained at the Club pontoon. Ice, snacks and a selection of drinks
in bulk are available from the Coffee Shop. Diesel and petrol can be obtained for
cash, from the fuel pier at the adjacent Aberdeen Marina Club.

Pontoons
Berthing at the ABC main clubhouse pontoon is limited to a maximum of 30
minutes in daylight Saturday-Sunday except for boats with work in progress or

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               General Information
          for a Club event. A charge of $200 per hour is made for longer periods. Please
          contact the General Manager for details of exceptions.

          Visitors
          Visiting sailors are always most welcome. Those who are members of other
          Hong Kong sailing clubs, or those with reciprocal arrangements, may, upon
          presentation of their parent club membership card, sign chits on race days, at
          skipper’s briefings and prize giving events. Other visitors may purchase books
          of cash coupons, which are readily available from the Club office or the bar.

          Berthing and moorings
          Subject to availability, temporary berthing or moorings can be provided for
          yachts wishing to stay overnight before or after a race, either in Deep Water Bay
          or in Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter. Arrangements should be made in advance with
          the Club office.

          Ferry service
          A Club ferry service operates between the main clubhouse and the
          moorings in the typhoon shelter and those in Deep Water Bay, off the Middle
          Island clubhouse.

          Regulations
          Please remember that we sail in the vicinity of Traffic Separation Schemes and
          that the onus remains with sailing vessels to keep clear of power driven vessels
          in the shipping channels. Any incident involving sailboats, no matter what the
          circumstances, may have an adverse effect on our ability to continue racing
          in the area. So please adhere to the International Regulations for Preventing
          Collisions at Sea and local MARDEP rules and sail safely.

          Wishing you fair winds and welcome to good sailing.

                                                                   ABC Sailing & Marine Committee




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ORGANISING AUTHORITY
The organising authority for all Club races is the Aberdeen Boat Club Ltd, 20
Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong (the Club).

The ABC Sailing and Marine Committee is appointed as the race committee for
all Club races. The race committee will appoint a Race Officer for each race.

1. RULES
   1.1 Races will be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing
       Rules of Sailing (RRS).
   1.2 The Prescriptions of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF),
       applicable Notices of Race (NOR) and these Standard Sailing
       Instructions (SSI) will apply.
   1.3 Separate sailing instructions (SI) and NOR may apply to special
       events.
   1.4 Succeeding items in the above list will take precedence, subject to the
       provisions of rule 86.
   1.5 If there is any conflict between languages the English text will take
       precedence.

2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
   2.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the Club’s Yachting notice
       board, which is located outside the door leading from the upper car
       park to the Club offices.
   2.2 Any Notices to Mariners, which are applicable to boats, with the
       exception of the Traffic Separation Scheme, will be considered to
       be part of these SSI. This exclusion does not in any way change the
       obligation of competitors to observe the Traffic Separation Scheme
       Regulations.

3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
   3.1 Changes will be posted not later than 2 hours prior to the warning
       signal of the first start.
   3.2 Changes may also be made on the water by hoisting IC flag ‘L’ on the
       committee boat.
   3.3 Participating boats will also be informed of changes directly, before
       the warning signal of the division affected by the changes. When
       available, VHF radio may also be used on CH 72.

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          4. DIVISIONS
             4.1 Racing may be held in the following divisions:
                  Division A: Monohulls sailing the Division A course
                  Division B: Monohulls sailing the Division B course
                  Division C: Multihulls sailing the Division A course
             4.2 A division shall be regarded as a class for RRS starting and signalling
                  purposes.
             4.3 Divisions may be combined for the purpose of race starts.
             4.4 Boats with valid handicaps shall race under both IRC and HKPN. A
                  boat may compete under both HKPN and IRC but may not compete
                  for a series in more than one division. Races in Divisions A, B and
                  C are separate races. Boats competing under the HKPN and IRC
                  systems in any division are competing in separate result categories
                  in the same race.

          5. SCHEDULE OF RACES
             5.1 Races are scheduled by the ABC Sailing Calendar as published on its
                 website.
             5.2 Notwithstanding, no scheduled race will be started if Typhoon Signal
                 no 3 or higher is hoisted. Any race so affected may be re-sailed on
                 another date.
             5.3 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first start on any
                 racing day is 1055 unless stated otherwise.
             5.4 After a long postponement, to alert boats that a race or sequence of
                 races will begin soon, an orange flag will be displayed with one sound
                 at least 4 minutes before a warning signal is displayed.
             5.5 If a race which is part of a series is abandoned any resail will be
                 renumbered at the end of the series.

          6. DIVISION FLAGS AND STARTING TIMES
             6.1 Waglan Series
                 Division      Flag Starting time
                 A             U    1100
                 B             V    1105
                 C             W    1110
                 All boats     K    1100


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  6.2 Summer Series
      All boats:  K            1030

  6.3 Ladies Helm, Single Handed Race, Mixed Doubles Race
      All boats:   K        1100

  6.4 Starting times and signals for other races are given in the
      appropriate NOR or SI.

7. RACING AREAS
The location of racing areas is shown on the map between pages 41 and 43.

8. COURSES
   8.1 Annexes A and B, which form part of these SSI, contain details of
       courses, including the order in which marks are to be passed and the
       side on which each is to be left. Marks will be rounding marks unless
       otherwise stated.
   8.2 No later than the warning signal, the committee boat will display a
       numeral pennant to indicate the course to be sailed.
   8.3 If a windward mark is laid for Island Courses, the committee boat shall
       display a red or green flag or board to indicate that the mark is to be left
       to port or starboard directly after the start.
   8.4 When Flag J is hoisted on the committee boat during or prior to the
       start sequence, all boats shall leave Round Island to port after the start
       and to starboard when finishing.

9. MARKS
   9.1 The marks of the course will be a combination of Club marks,
       government buoys, and islands.
   9.2 Approximate locations are given on the map between pages 41 and 43.
   9.3 Club marks shall be black and spherical.
   9.4 Starting and finishing marks, and the windward mark, if used in island
       courses, shall be orange and cylindrical.

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          10. AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS
            10.1 At all times, including when not racing, boats shall be careful to avoid
                 sailing into close quarters with commercial vessels. All commercial
                 vessels of over 40 metres length overall (for vessels under tow, this
                 length is from the bow of the towing vessel to the stern of the towed
                 vessel) shall be given a “Moving Prohibited Zone” around the vessel
                 when the vessel is under way, as detailed below. This Moving
                 Prohibited Zone ranks as an obstruction for the purposes of rule 19.
                 Ahead of the vessel, 200 metres or two lengths of the vessel, whichever
                 is greater.
                 For vessels under tow, 100 metres.
                 Abeam of the vessel, 100 metres or two widths of the vessel, whichever
                 is greater.
                 Astern of the vessel, 50 metres.

             10.2 Penalties for a breach of this sailing instruction may be less than
                  disqualification if a protest committee so decides. The scoring
                  abbreviation for a discretionary penalty imposed under this instruction
                  will be DPI.

             10.3 It is the intention of SSI 10 to provide a framework for safe and fair
                  sailing, in accordance with the spirit of the Racing Rules of Sailing and
                  the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
                  Nothing in these sailing instructions shall relieve a boat from its
                  obligations not to impede the passage of any commercial vessel that
                  can navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway.

          11. THE START
            11.1 Races will be started by using rule 26 with the warning signal made
                 5 minutes before the starting signal. The warning signal for each
                 succeeding division will be made with, or after, the starting signal of
                 the preceding division’s course.
            11.2 The starting line will be a line between a signal mast displaying an
                 orange flag on the committee boat and a buoy laid as an ODM.
            11.3 The starting line will generally be laid in the vicinity of Round Island
                 and Middle Island.

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  11.4 For geometric courses, the starting line will be laid to the east or
       southeast of Lamma Island.
  11.5 For coastal races, the starting line will be laid in the vicinity of Tai Tam
       Bay.
  11.6 A boat starting later than 20 minutes after her starting signal will be
       scored Did Not Start.
  11.7 An orange Club buoy acting as an IDM may also be laid on the line
       and, if laid, boats shall start by passing between the IDM and ODM.
  11.8 Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting
       area during the starting sequence for other divisions.

12. RECALLS
  12.1 If there is a general recall and more than one division is racing, the ICF
       pennant First Substitute will be displayed for three minutes after the
       affected division’s starting signal. No sound signal will be made when
       the First Substitute pennant is lowered (this changes rule 29.2 and RRS
       Race Signals).
  12.2 Subsequent divisions will start at their published times and a new
       warning signal for the recalled division will be made at the same time
       as the starting signal for the last scheduled division start. In the event
       of general recalls for more than one division, the recalled divisions will
       re-start in the order originally scheduled. (This changes rule 29.2).
  12.3 If there is an individual recall the race committee will attempt to
       broadcast the boat’s sail number on VHF channel 72. Failure to do so
       will not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).

13. SHORTENING OF COURSE
  13.1 A shortened course may be signalled by a committee boat in
       accordance with rule 32 by the display of Flag S, accompanied by
       two sound signals, as the leading boat approaches the finishing line
       of the shortened course. In addition, when more than one division is
       racing and only certain divisions are to be affected, the flag for those
       divisions whose course is being shortened will also be displayed
       by the committee boat.

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          14. THE FINISH
            14.1 For Island courses, the finishing line will be a line between a signal
                 mast displaying an orange flag on the committee boat and a buoy laid
                 as an ODM. Boats shall finish by passing between the committee boat
                 and the ODM in the direction of the course from the previous mark.
                 When on station at the finishing line, the committee boat will fly a
                 blue flag.
            14.2 For geometric courses, the finish line will be a line between a signal
                 mast displaying an orange flag on the committee boat and a mark of the
                 course or a buoy laid as an ODM. Boats shall finish by passing between
                 the committee boat and the mark of the course or ODM in the direction
                 of the course from the previous mark.
            14.3 The location of the Island course finish line will generally be in the
                 vicinity of Round Island and Middle Island unless otherwise specified
                 in the course instructions.
            14.4 When a course is shortened, the finishing line ODM may be either a
                 Club buoy or a mark of the course. If the mark of the course is an
                 island, then a suitable transit on the island will be used.

          15. TIME LIMITS
            15.1 When Island courses are sailed, the time limit for the leading boat to
                 finish will be 1700. The race will be abandoned if the first boat has not
                 finished within this time limit.
            15.2 Any boat that has not finished an Island course by 1800 will be scored
                 Did Not Finish (DNF).
            15.3 When geometric courses are sailed, irrespective of a course being
                 shortened, the time limits will be as follows:
                 • If the leading boat has not finished within 90 minutes of the
                   start time, the race may be abandoned.
                 • Any other boat that has not finished within 35 minutes of the
                   first qualifying boat in its division will be scored DNF. This
                   changes rule 35.
                 • The first qualifying boat in the IRC division will be the first boat
                   to finish with an IRC rating below 1.100.
                 • The first qualifying boat in the HKPN division will be the first
                   boat to finish with an HKPN rating of 770 or higher.

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16. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
  16.1 Protests and requests for redress shall be delivered in writing (fax and
       email included), to the Race Officer or a member of the Race
       Committee as soon as possible after the race. The protest time limit is
       4 hours after the last boat has finished the last race of the day.
  16.2 Notices of protests by the Race Committee or Protest Committee will
       be posted to inform boats on the Yachting notice board.
  16.3 The Race Committee will inform parties to a protest by email where
       possible. Hearings will normally be held in the Bridge Room, located
       on the third floor of the ABC main clubhouse at a time and date agreed
       between the parties and the Protest Committee Chairman.
  16.4 The Protest Committee and its Chairman will be appointed by the Race
       Committee. A Protest Committee will consist of at least three
       members.
  16.5 It is the responsibility of competitors to ascertain whether they are
       required to attend a hearing, to attend at the correct time, with
       withnesses as necessary.

17. SCORING & RESULTS
  17.1 For series comprising up to ten completed races there will be two
       discards.
  17.2 For series comprising up to six completed races there will be one
       discard.
  17.3 For mini series comprising five or less completed races there will be
       one discard.
  17.4 A boat will be given a Series result in Division A, B or C. It may
       receive prizes for both HKPN and IRC in the same division. If a boat
       places first in both IRC and HKPN divisions it will receive only the
       IRC prize. The HKPN prize will go to the boat that placed second
       on HKPN corrected time.
  17.5 Race results will be calculated using a yacht’s published HKPN. For
       individual races or regattas where the Hong Kong Performance
       Number Performance Increase Penalty Scheme (HKPN PIPS) is
       applied, a declaration must be submitted detailing any change to a boat
       that will enhance her performance on the water.

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          18. SAFETY
            18.1 A boat that retires from the race shall notify any member of the Race
                 Committee or the Race Officer as soon as possible, by hailing,
                 calling on VHF CH72 or by calling the Race Officer on mobile
                 telephone number 9312 8893. The Club should also be informed of
                 safe return. Telephone numbers are on Page 39.
            18.2 No anchors shall be carried on deck forward of the bow.

          19. GARBAGE DISPOSAL
            19.1 Boats shall not put garbage in the water.

          20. RADIO COMMUNICATION
            20.1 Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions
                 while racing nor receive radio communications not available to other
                 boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

          21. PRIZES
            21.1 Prizes for the series winners and the individual race winners will be
                  awarded in accordance with the table on page 37. Other prizes may also
                  be awarded at the discretion of the Race Committee.

          22. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
            22.1 Competitors participate in the racing entirely at their own risk. The
                  attention of owners and skippers is drawn to RRS Fundamental
                  Rule 4: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race
                  or to continue racing is hers alone.”
            22.2 The organising authority will not accept any liability for material
                  damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or
                  prior to, during, or after any racing events at ABC.

          23. INSURANCE
            23.1 Each participating boat shall have valid third-party liability insurance
                  with a minimum cover of HK$1,000,000 or the Hong Kong Marine
                  Department stipulated legal minimum.


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Courses



          Courses
    Annexe A Geometric Courses

Marks
A         Laid as windward mark
B         Laid as gybing mark
C         Laid as leeward mark
Offset    Laid as an offset from mark A
ODM       Outer Distance Mark
IDM       Inner Distance Mark

Club marks are spherical and black. IDM, ODM and offset marks, if used, shall
be cylindrical and orange.
Notes
 (1)      Mark A will be laid before the starting signal.
 (2)      Mark B (if applicable) may be laid after the starting signal but shall be
          laid before the leading yacht rounds the previous mark.
    (3)   Mark C may be laid after the starting signal, but shall be laid before the
          leading yacht rounds the previous mark.
    (4)   Mark C is not a mark of the course for the first leg of round 1 of a
          race.
    (5)   An offset mark may be laid for courses 4-7. If laid, it shall be laid
          approximately 50m to port of Mark A for port hand courses or 50m to
          starboard of Mark A for starboard hand courses. If laid it shall rank as
          a mark of the course and shall be rounded after rounding Mark A and
          requires to be left to the same side as the other marks of the course as
          displayed by the Committee boat.
    (6)   Port hand courses shall be signalled by flying a red flag on the
          Committee boat at the time of the course number. Starboard hand
          courses shall be signalled by flying a green flag on the Committee boat
          at the time of the course number.




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             Annexe A Geometric Courses

                                Offset                A


                  B


                                                      C

                            ODM        ----start---- Committee Boat
          Course 1
          Round 1                            Start – A – B – C
          Round 2                            –A-C
          Round 3                            – A – B – C – Finish at A

          Course 2
          Round 1                            Start – A – B – C
          Round 2                            A – Finish at C

          Course 3
          Round 1                            Start – A – B – C
          Round 2                            –A–C
          Round 3                            – A – C – Finish at A

          Course 4
          Round 1                            Start – A – C
          Round 2                            – A – C – Finish at A

          Course 5
          Round 1                            Start – A – C
          Round 2                            –A–C
          Round 3                            – A – C – Finish at A
          Course 6
          Round 1                            Start – A – C
          Round 2                            – A – Finish at C

          Course 7
          Round 1                            Start – A – C
          Round 2                            –A-C
          Round 3                            – A – Finish at C

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Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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             Annexe B Island Courses


          Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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             Annexe B Island Courses


          Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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   Annexe B Island Courses


Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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             Annexe B Island Courses


          Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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   Annexe B Island Courses


Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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             Annexe B Island Courses


          Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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   Annexe B Island Courses


Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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             Annexe B Island Courses


          Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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             Annexe B Island Courses


          Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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Note Other courses may be used for races with separate instructions.




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             Annexe C Summer Series
          The Summer Series will be governed by the SSI modified as follows.

          1. THE START & THE FINISH
             1.1. Races will start in the vicinity of Round Island and Middle Island and
                  finish at an island or the ABC Middle Island Clubhouse as described in
                  the course set on the day.

          2. COURSES
             2.1 Courses are shown in Annexe B: Island Courses Summer Series, pages
                 22-25.

          3. MOTORING DIVISION
             3.1 Boats entering the Motoring Division must start the race correctly,
                 under sail.
             3.2 Motoring may begin no less than 90 minutes after the race start.
             3.3 Boats in the Motoring Division must complete the course set.
             3.4 A boat entering the Motoring Division will not be eligible for Summer
                 Series prizes.
             3.5 Motoring Division boats shall declare finishing times and periods of
                 motoring, each of which will be counted as not less than 30 minutes.
                 Declarations shall be made in writing, and shall be given to the Race
                 Officer, or shall be sent to the Club by email or fax, before 12 noon on
                 the day following the race. Corrected times will be calculated as in the
                 Motoring Division of the Four Peaks Race.
             3.6 A Motoring Division prize may be awarded if there are three or more
                 transfers to the Division in any race. A Motoring Division series
                 prize may be awarded depending upon the number of transferees in
                 each race.

          4. GENERAL
             4.1 This section is for information only and does not form part of the
                 Sailing Instructions.
             4.2 The Club will endeavour to set courses that finish between 1300 and
                 1400. Attempts will be made to notify the selected restaurant on the
                 day, as soon as the course is set. The Club will normally provide a boat
                 at the finish for a reasonable length of time, in order to take crews to
                 and from the shore.

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  Annexe D ABC Coastal Race
The race will be held on a Saturday and Sunday and will be governed by these
SSI modified as follows.


1. ENTRY AND FEE
   Skippers of all boats intending to enter the race are requested to notify the
   Club office before noon on the day before the race. Entry fees will be levied
   through the clubs.


2. COURSES
   2.1 Courses are listed in Annexe B: Island Courses ABC Coastal Race,
       pages 26-28.


3 .THE START
   3.1 The start will be in Tai Tam Bay in the vicinity of the Tai Tam Weather
       Buoy.


4. STARTING TIME
   4.1 The start will be at 1500 on the Saturday.


5. TIME LIMIT
   5.1 If the leading boat has not passed the first cut-off line by 0600 on the
       Sunday, the race will be abandoned.
   5.2 If the leading boat has not finished by 1000 on the Sunday, the race will
       be decided on times taken at the cut-offs.
   5.3 Any boat not finishing by 1600 on the Sunday will be scored DNF.


6. THE FINISH
   6.1 The finish will be at a transit between Shek O Rock Light and the
       navigation light on South Tung Lung Chau at 22° 14.3’N, 114° 17.3’E,
       bearing approx. 080°.
   6.2 Each boat shall take its own time and GPS position at the cut-offs and
       finish line, and report these in its declaration.
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             Annexe D ABC Coastal Race

          7. DECLARATIONS
             7.1 Each boat, whether or not it finishes, shall submit a written declaration
                 to the Club by 2000 on the Sunday of the race, stating finishing time,
                 and time at cut-offs.
             7.2 The declaration should also include messages about finishing from any
                 other boats, and where possible, the names and finishing times of the
                 boats ahead and behind.

          8. PROTESTS
             8.1 The time limit for lodging protests is 1200 on the Monday immediately
                 after the race.

          9. RESULTS
             9.1 Boats with valid handicaps shall be given results under both IRC and
                 HKPN.

          10. SAFETY
            10.1 Boats are required to comply with ISAF Offshore Special Regulations
                 Category 4.

          11. RADIO & COMMUNICATIONS
            11.1 All boats shall be equipped with VHF radio and shall endeavour to
                 stand by on VHF Channel 72.
            11.2 The leading boat should, if possible, contact other boats if it fails to
                 make the cut-off times or the finish.




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  Annexe E Two-Legged Races
Two-Legged Races will be governed by the SSI modified as follows.
The Round Lantau Rally two-legged race has separately issued SIs.

1. ENTRY
   1.1 Skippers of all boats intending to enter should notify the ABC office
       before 1700 on the Friday before the race.

2. COURSES
   2.1 Courses are listed in Annexe B: Two-Legged-Races.

3. THE START
   3.1 The race will consist of a short leg, with all boats starting together at
       1500 on the Saturday.
   3.2 For the Sunday leg all boats will start together at 1100.

4. THE FINISH
   4.1 Boats will normally take their own times at the finishing lines unless a
       committee boat is on station.
   4.2 Finishing times shall be declared to the race officer or via the Club
       Office at the end of each leg, or by noon on the Monday following the
       race.

5. SCORING & RESULTS
   5.1 A result will be declared for each of the Saturday and Sunday legs, but
       the results of both legs will be aggregated for the purpose of awarding
       prizes. In the event of a tie, the better score in the Sunday leg will
       determine the winner.
   5.2 Boats must compete in both legs to be eligible for a trophy.
   5.3 Any boat that competes in only one leg is very welcome but will only
       qualify for a prize if the other leg has been abandoned or cancelled.




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             Annexe E Two-Legged Races
          6. GENERAL
             6.1 These notes do not form part of the SI.
             6.2 There will usually be a raft-up or rally in Tai Tam Bay on the Saturday
                 night. If so, a Club junk or ferry will bring round a curry supper at
                 around 1900 or there will be a party ashore. Please order in advance
                 and advise the Club of numbers expected for supper. Drinks are
                 traditionally on the BYO principle. Visitors wishing to travel on the
                 junk should be at the Club by 1745. The Club junk/ferry will leave Tai
                 Tam to return to the Club at around 2130. If there are any Club crew
                 members who wish to park their cars at the Club on Sunday morning,
                 the Club will, if numbers warrant, try to arrange some form of transport
                 to Tai Tam. A nominal charge may be made.




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  Annexe F Pursuit Races

Pursuit Races are governed by the SSI modified as follows.

1. ENTRY
   1.1 Skippers of all boats intending to enter the race are requested to notify
       the Club office before noon on the day before the race.

2. COURSES
   2.1 Courses will be announced prior to the race. All boats will sail the
       same course.

3. THE START
   3.1 The starting lines will be described in the course details when
       announced.
   3.2 There will be no starting signals.

4. STARTING TIMES
   4.1 Pursuit Race starting times will be issued at the same time as the course
       details. A boat whose HKPN falls between two of the HKPNs listed
       shall start at or after the later time for those two HKPNs.

5. CUT-OFF PROVISIONS
   5.1 All boats should take their times at the cut-off, if any. The cut-off will
       be given when course details are announced
   5.2 If the leading boat has not crossed the finishing line by 1500, the race
       will be decided on times taken at the cut-off.
   5.3 A boat that has not finished by 1600 will be deemed to have retired.

6. THE FINISH
   6.1 If there is no committee boat on station at the finishing line, boats will
       take and declare their finishing time as the actual finishing time or time
       taken at the cut-off, at the Club as soon as possible.



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             Annexe G Other Special Races
          These races will be governed by the SSI modified in separate instruction or as
          follows.

          1. LADIES HELM RACE
          A lady must helm continuously whilst racing (i.e. from the preparatory signal
          to the finish).

          2. SINGLE HANDED RACE
          All crew except the single helmsman must be off the boat before the warning
          signal. A Club launch will be in the area to collect any crew leaving a boat.

          3. MIXED DOUBLES RACE
          The crew must consist of one lady and one gentleman.

          4. RACES WITH SEPARATE INSTRUCTIONS

          Opening Regatta

          Four Peaks Race

          Classic Yacht Rally

          Round Lantau Rally

          Saturday Series




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   Prizes

                               Division A              Division A           Division B
          Race                    IRC                   HKPN                 HKPN

 WAGLAN SERIES PRIZES

        Waglan 1            Castle Rock Cup         Apple Pie Trophy     Sunshine Trophy

        Waglan 2              CYN Trophy            Manners Trophy       Tsing Yi Trophy

        Waglan 3               Pagoda Cup              PYS Cup           Butterfly Trophy

        Waglan 4              Shivra Trophy          Visitors Bowl          Koala Cup

        Waglan 5             Wanderer Cup          Pathfinder Trophy      Chinook Trophy

        Waglan 6              Prior Trophy           La Pantera Cup       Shogun Trophy

        Waglan 7           International Trophy   Kismet Hardy Trophy   Fairweather Coaster

        Waglan 8             Mystique Mug            Ma Hoi Trophy      St. Christopher Cup

        Waglan 9               Turner Plate          Barrico Trophy       Fury Rock Cup

        Waglan 10              Waglan Cup          Perseverance Plate      Shek O Cup

  Waglan Series Overall     X-Stream Trophy          Quaile Trophy      Chinook Trophy II

 OTHER RACES
    ABC Coastal Race       Commodore’s Cup           Caperata Cup
       Ladies Helm           Phoenix Trophy         Boadicea Trophy
   Single Handed Race         Schmitt Plate          Simpson Plate
   Mixed Doubles Race                              Press Gang Trophy
 End Season Pursuit Race                          Po Chong Wan Trophy
    Two Legged Race                                   Tai Tam Cup
   Round Lantau Rally                                Seabird Horn
 SUMMER SERIES
     Summer Series 1                                Ted Turner Plate
     Summer Series 2                               Shum Wan Trophy
     Summer Series 3                              Cheung Chau Trophy
     Summer Series 4                              Chung Hom Kok Cup
     Summer Series 5                                  Lamma Cup
     Summer Series 6                                  Po Toi Plate
      Summer Series
                                                     The Farr Cup
       IRC Overall
      Summer Series
                                                     Tamarisk Plate
      HKPN Overall




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             Contacts
          ABERDEEN BOAT CLUB

          Website                                                          www.abclubhk.com
          General Manager                      2553 3231                   genman@abclubhk.com
          Membership office                     2553 3032                   mbs@abclubhk.com
          Sailing Secretary                    2552 8182 (836) sailingsecretary@abclubhk.com
          General Office                        2552 8182                   (fax) 2873 2945
          Coffee Shop                          2554 9494
          Middle Island                        2812 2086
          Four Peak Restaurant                 2553 3422
          Waglan Bar                           2552 8182 (814)
          Race Officer                          9312 8893


          EMERGENCY & OFFICIAL

          Marine Department, Pleasure Vessels Unit, Aberdeen                                    2873 8362
          Marine Police                                                                         2803 6240
          Marine Assistance at Sea                                                              2803 6267
          Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre                                       2233 7999


          WEATHER & TIDES

          Hong Kong Observatory                                            www.weather.gov.hk
          Weather Underground                                              www.weather.org.hk
          Hong Kong Marine Dept                                            www.mardep.gov.hk




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   Contacts

ROYAL HONG KONG YACHT CLUB

Website                 www.rhkyc.org.hk
Club E-Mail             info@rhkyc.org.hk
General Office           2832 2817
Sailing Office           2239 0362
Middle Island sailing   2239 0362
Middle Island Sampan    9427 9038
Ship Shop               2239 0336
Boatyard                2239 0304
Shelter Cove            2239 0309
Shelter Cove Sampan     9425 9138



HEBE HAVEN YACHT CLUB

Website                 www.hhyc.org.hk
Club E-Mail             sailing@hhyc.org.hk or hhyc@hhyc.org.hk
Reception               2719 9682
Marine Office            2719 3673
Restaurant / bar        2719 8300 / 2553 3422
Fax Number              2358 1017




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             Contacts

          OTHER CLUBS

          Clearwater Bay Golf, Marina &                  Tel: 2335 3700       Fax: 2358 0564
          Country Club
          Club Marina Cove                               Tel: 719 6622        Fax: 2358 0525
          Hong Kong Marina                               Tel: 2792 1436       Fax: 2792 7926
          Lantau Boat Club Beachmaster                   Tel: 9722 5086



          RATINGS

          HKPN The ABC’s HKPN representative can be contacted via the Club office.
          HKPN Committee                                 racehkpn@gmail.com
          Information also at                            http://www.coahk.org

          IRC ratings Hong Kong Sailing Federation
          Tel: 2504 8159                                 Fax: 2504 0681
          hksf@sailing.org.hk                            www.sailing.org.hk




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   Contacts

RESTAURANTS

    Po Toi Ming Kee                                2849 7038

Lamma Island

Sok Kwu Wan
    Fu Kee Seafood Restaurant                      2982 8516
    Lamma Hilton Shum Kee Seafood Restaurant       2982 8290
                                                               Racing area with standard course marks
    Rainbow Seafood Restaurant                     2982 8100

Yung Shue Wan
    Sau Kee Seafood Restaurant                     2982 0210
    Tai Hing Restaurant                            2982 1212
    Sampan Seafood Restaurant                      2982 2313
    Lung Wah Sea Food Restaurant                   2982 0791
    Lamcombe Seafood Restaurant                    2982 0881
    Lamma Seaview Man Fung Seafood Restaurant      2982 0719

Lantau
    Tai O Market Street, Fook Moon Lam (Chinese)   2985 7071
    Pui O Beachfront, Ooh La La! (French)          2546 3543
    Cheung Sha, The Stoep (South African)          2980 2699




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       Racing area with standard course marks




    APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF STANDARD COURSE MARKS

    ABC Start / Finish Line                22˚ 13'.5N 114˚ 10'.8E
    ABC Club Mark                          22˚ 10'.5N 114˚ 09'.2E
    Cheung Chau Rock (Sham Shui Pai)       22˚ 11'.2N 114˚ 03'.4E
    Datum Rock                             22˚ 16'.3N 114˚ 03'.8E
    One Foot Rock Buoy                     22˚ 15'.2N 114˚ 22'.1E
    P1 Buoy                                22˚ 11'.0N 114˚ 06'.4E
    Shek O Rock (Tai Long Pai)             22˚ 14'.0N 114˚ 16'.0E
    TCS 2                                  22˚ 13'.2N 114˚ 17'.6E
    Tai Tam Start/Finish Line              22˚ 12'.5N 114˚ 14'.0E
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    Tai Tam Weather Buoy                   22˚ 13'.1N 114˚ 13'.7E
   Appendix XVII -IC Flags, Class Flags & Race Signals




    A                     B                    C                     D                     E                    F                 G
                                         Change of Course                             Division A           Division B         Division C
                                                                                      (Cruisers)           (Cruisers)         (Multihulls)




    H                     I                    J                    K                     L                    M                   N
                Rule 30.1 is in effect                      All Boats Start        Come Within Hail       Missing Mark       Races Started
                                                               Together                                                      are Abandoned




    O                     P                    Q                     R                      S                  T                   U
                 Preparatory Signal                                                  Shorten Course




    V                     W                    X                    Y                      Z
                                           Individual          Wear Personal          Rule 30.2           Committe Boat        First Sub./
                                             Recall             Buoyancy              is in effect          on Station        General Recall




                                                                     1                                    2                                  3
  Second Sub.                 Third Sub.




                   4                               5                           6                           7                                 8




                   9                               0
                                                        Answering Pennant/          Start / Finish Line    Starboard             Port
                                                         Racing Postponed                                  Rounding            Rounding
NOTE: All other race signals are as shown in the RRS




ABERDEEN BOAT CLUB BURGEES




        Commodore's                         Vice Commodore's                   Rear Commodore's                         Member's
          Burgee                                 Burgee                             Burgee                               Burgee




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