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					GILL® 2011 Flying Eleven
 National Championship
        16 to 22 January 2011



    Sailing
  Instructions


                Organising Authority
 The Flying Eleven Sailing Association of Australia
                in association with
 Yachting NSW and Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club
                                           ®
                                GILL 2011 Flying Eleven
                                 National Championship
                                    16 to 22 January 2011

                Sailing Instructions
  Organising Authority: The Flying Eleven Sailing Association of Australia in association with Yachting
                            NSW and Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club


1.      Rules
1.1.    The 2009-2012 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the Prescriptions and Part 2 (Off the Beach
        Boats) Special Regulations of Yachting Australia, the Flying Eleven Sailing Association of
        Australia Constitution and Class Restrictions (Class Rules) (for these click here or go to
        F11 Association website), this Notice of Race (NoR), except as any of these are altered by
        the Sailing Instructions, and the Sailing Instructions will govern the Championship.
1.2.    The RRS are altered as follows:
        1.2.1. Rule 61.1, Protest Requirements, is amended by deleting the sentence at
                61.1(a)(2): “If the hull length of the protesting boat is less than 6 metres, she
                need not display a red flag.”
        1.2.2. Rule 64.1 (a) is changed in that the Protest Committee may impose penalties other
                than disqualification.
1.3.    The Class Rules are altered as follows:
        1.3.1. Part A, Clause 15.4 is amended to read “Course configuration shall be at the
                discretion of the Race Committee. Course configurations shall be outlined in the
                Sailing Instructions”.
        1.3.2. Part B, Clause 3.1 (Ballast and Weight) is amended to read "The minimum weight
                of the hull in dry condition is 39 kg. The weight shall be taken with fixed fittings
                (including compass bracket if fitted to hull, jib pulleys, cleats, tracks and control
                lines for such, spinnaker control lines, mainsheet bridles, fixed storage bags, flaps
                at transom with control lines, toe straps and inspection covers) corrector weights,
                but stripped of all loose gear such as sails, spars, hull appendages, rigging, main
                and jib sheets and all portable equipment”.
        1.3.3. Part B, Clause 10.1 (Other Markings) is amended to read "Colour patch is optional.
                If used, it shall be positioned in approximately the centre of the mainsail. The
                rectangular or square area containing the colour patch shall not exceed an area
                greater than 1500 square centimetres and the colour patch design must have the
                prior approval of the registrar, who after approving, will register it."
2.      Notices to Competitors
        Notices to Competitors will be posted on the official notice board located outside the main
        Club boatshed.
3.      Changes to the Sailing Instructions
        Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted by 0900 hours on the day it will take
        effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 hours on
        the day before it take effect.


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4.      Signals Made Ashore
4.1.    Signals made ashore will displayed on the flagmast located on the western wall of the Club
        rescue boat shed
4.2.    When flag AP is displayed ashore “1 minute” is replaced with “not less then 30 minutes” in
        the race signal AP.
5.      Schedule of Events
        16 January. Registration from 0800 hours to 1100 hours.
        16 January. Measurement from 0800 hours to 1200 hours.
        16 January. Practice Race.
        17 January. Race Day
        18 January. Race Day
        19 January. Lay Day
        20 January. Race Day
        21 January. Race Day.
        22 January. Race Day and Championship presentation.
5.1.    Ten races are scheduled for the Championship
5.2.    A compulsory competitors' briefing will be conducted at Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club
        (B16'SC) 16 January at 1200 hours.
5.3.    The Warning Signal for the Practice Race is scheduled for 1400 hours.
5.4.    The Warning Signal for the first race of each racing day is scheduled for 1100 hours.
5.5.    Two races are scheduled for each race day. No more than three races shall be conducted
        on any one day of the Championship provided that the schedule does not get more than
        one race in advance of the advised schedule.
5.6.    Any race whose Warning Signal is not given by 1530 hours on the last day of the
        Championship will be abandoned.
6.      Class Flag
        The class flag will be a white flag with a blue Flying Eleven emblem.
7.      Racing Area
        The racing area is to be the waters of Lake Macquarie in the vicinity of Belmont 16 Foot
        Sailing Club. Attachment B to the Notice of Race describes the racing area.
8.      Courses
8.1.    The diagrams at Attachment C to the Notice of Race show the courses, the approximate
        angles between the legs, the order in which the marks are to be rounded and the side on
        which each mark is to be left.
8.2.    The course to be sailed will be designated by the display on the Start Boat, at or prior to
        the Warning Signal, of a numeral pennant corresponding to the course number.
9.      Marks
9.1.    The mark descriptions are:
            Marks 1, 2 and 3 will be orange inflatable cylinders.
            The Start Mark will be a boat displaying an orange flag
            The Finish Mark will be a danbuoy with a blue flag.
            A new mark for the purpose of Instruction 12.1 will be an orange inflatable cylinder
             with a black band.
9.2.    A race committee boat signalling a change of a leg of the course is a mark as provided in
        Instruction 12.2.
10.     Areas that are Obstructions
        While racing, the area between any registered moorings and the adjacent shoreline shall
        be considered PROHIBITED WATER, and therefore an obstruction.


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11. The Start
11.1. The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Start Boat at the
      starboard end and the staff displaying an orange flag on the Start Mark at the port end.
11.2. A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal shall be scored Did Not Start
      without a hearing. This changes rule A4.
11.3. Duplicate starting and recall signals may be displayed on the Start Mark boat. These
      signals are advisory only and any discrepancy or failure in the display shall not be grounds
      for protest or redress.
12. Change the Next Leg of the Course
12.1. To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or move
      the finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in a
      subsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.
12.2. Boats shall pass between the race committee boat signalling a change of the next leg and
      the nearby mark, leaving the mark to port (or starboard for Course 2) and the race
      committee boat to starboard (or port for Course 2). This changes rule 28.1.
13.     The Finish
        The finish line will be between a staff displaying a blue flag on the Finish Boat at the
        starboard end and the Finish Mark at the port end.
14. Time Limits
14.1. The time limit for the first boat to finish will be 120 minutes.
14.2. Boats failing to finish within 30 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes
      will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
15. Protests and Requests for Redress
15.1. Protest forms will be available at the race office located under the skillion roof at the
      eastern side of the Club. Protests shall be delivered there within the protest time limit.
15.2. The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the
      day. The same protest time limit applies to all protests by the race committee and to
      requests for redress. This changes rules 61.3 and 62.2.
15.3. Notices will be posted within 30 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors of
      hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses.
15.4. For the purpose of rule 64.3(b) the 'authority responsible' is the measurer appointed by
      the organising authority.
15.5. Breaches of instructions 17, 18 and 23 will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This
      changes rule 60.1(a). Penalties for breaches of these Instructions may be less than
      disqualification if the protest committee so decides.
15.6. On the last day of the regatta a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered:
      a. within the protest time limit if the party requesting reopening was informed of the
         decision on the previous day;
      b. no later than 30 minutes after the party requesting reopening was informed of the
         decision on that day. This changes rule 66.
16.     Scoring
        As per NoR 10.
17. Safety Regulations
17.1. Boats intending to race shall move their boat number tag from the "off water" board and
      place it onto their boat number tag position on the "on water" board located near the
      official notice board. Once returning to shore every boat shall remove their tag from the
      "on water" board and place it onto their boat number position on the "off water" board,
      within 30 minutes of their finish time.


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17.2. A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.
17.3. When the race committee displays flag V with repetitive sounds, all official and support
      boats shall monitor the Race Committee radio channel for search and rescue instructions.
18. Replacement of Crew and Equipment
18.1. No changes to helmsman will be accepted after close of registration on 16 January 2011.
18.2. Changes of forward hand will be permitted at the discretion of the Race Committee on
      application in writing.
18.3. Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will be permitted at the discretion of the Race
      Committee on application in writing. Requests for substitution shall be made to the
      Committee at the first reasonable opportunity.
19.     Measurement
        As per NoR 5.
20.     Radio Communication
        Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor
        receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to
        mobile telephones.
21.     Rubbish
        No rubbish is to be dumped into the water. All refuse is to be handed to official boats or
        taken ashore.
22.     Official Boats
        Official boats will be marked with a white flag with a blue Flying Eleven emblem and a
        fluorescent orange trailing edge band.
23.     Support Boats
        Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay 50 metres outside areas
        where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal until all boats have finished
        or retired or the Race Committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment,
        unless exception is granted by express authority from the Race Committee.
24. Prizes
24.1. Championship trophies will be awarded to:
         The skipper and crew of the first ten overall place-getters
         The highest ranked all girl crew overall
         The highest ranked junior skipper overall (under 15 years of age as at 31 December
          2010)
         The first six overall handicap place-getters.
24.2. Other trophies and prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Organising Authority.
25. Entry Disclaimer
25.1. It is the competitor’s decision to enter or to start and continue in any race. Competitors
      shall accept that their participation is at their exclusive risk in every respect. By way of
      entry competitors shall indemnify the Organising Authorities, Belmont 16 Foot Sailing
      Club, their officers, members, servants and agents in respect to all claims and demands of
      whatever nature which may be made upon them in connection with or howsoever arising
      from their participation or intended participation.
25.2. The Organising Authority, their officers, members, servants and agents accept no
      responsibility in respect of loss of life, personal injury or loss or damage to property which
      may be sustained by reason of their participation or intended participation in an Event or
      howsoever arising in connection with an Event.



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