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					Phantom, Laser, OK, Blaze 2010                                                                        Sailing Instructions rev2.



                                         SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

                                Phantom, Laser and OK Open Meeting

                        Brightlingsea Sailing Club, June 12th and 13th 2010
1     RULES
1.1    The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2009-2012.

1.2    When on the water competitors shall wear lifejackets or other adequate personal buoyancy. Wetsuits and drysuits
       are not adequate personal buoyancy. This changes RRS 40.

2     CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
2.1    A boat is entirely responsible for her own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing whether in the Notice of
       Race or Sailing Instructions or elsewhere, reduces this responsibility.

2.2    It is for the boat to decide whether she is fit to sail in the conditions in which she will find herself. By launching,
       the boat confirms that she is fit for those conditions and her crew is competent to sail and compete in them.

2.3    The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party claims in the
       sum of at least £2 million (or its equivalent thereof in any currency).

2.4    Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the organisers responsible
       for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in
       the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the race and the event, and include the organising
       authority, the race committee, the race officer, patrol boats and beachmasters.

2.5    The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of her responsibilities.

2.6    Competitors shall comply with ISAF Regulation 19 Eligibility Code and the appropriate class eligibility rules. At
       least one crew member of each boat shall be a fully paid-up member of the appropriate Class Association.

3     LOCAL NAVIGATION REQUIREMENTS (This section of the Sailing Instructions is not
      protestable by another boat)
3.1    Competitors are reminded of their personal responsibilities for complying with International and National
       Regulations and Local by-laws governing marine navigation.

3.2    Abridged extract from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at sea, 1972:

       "A boat shall not impede the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or
       fairway. A boat shall not cross a narrow channel or fairway if such crossing impedes the passage of a vessel which
       can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway. The latter vessel may use five short and rapid blasts of
       her sound signal if she is in doubt as to the intention of a crossing boat."

3.3    The Brightlingsea Harbour Master has requested that boats do not fly spinnakers in Brightlingsea Creek at
       any time.

3.4    Competitors are asked to note that the beach known as Second Beach which lies to the East of the estuary is a
       Nature Conservation area with landing restricted to an area designated between the two arrows.


4     NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
4.1    The Race Office will be in the main Club House. Official communications will be posted on the designated Race
       Notice Board on the wall of the Club House by the Race Office.



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5      CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
5.1    Any change in the sailing instructions will be posted not later than 60 minutes before the advertised warning time of
       the race or races concerned, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 on the day
       before it will take effect.

6      SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
6.1    Signals made ashore will be displayed at the designated flagpole which is a halyard on the Club Starting Hut.

6.2    When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in the race signal AP.

7      SCHEDULE OF RACES
7.1    A maximum of 6 races will be sailed. The intention is to sail a program of races indicated under SI 7.2. The Race
       Committee may increase or decrease the number of races on any day to a maximum of 4 without making a change
       to the Sailing Instructions – on the water, this will be indicated by the Committee Boat displaying Flag ‘W’.

7.2    Intended schedule of Races:
             Date          First Warning Signal

           June 12th               12.30

           June 13th               10.30

8      CLASS FLAGS
8.1    The class flags will be:-

       Phantom – Class Logo

       Laser – Laser Class Flag

       OK – ??????


9      RACING AREA
9.1    The racing area will be in the Colne Estuary.

10 THE COURSES
10.1   The diagrams in Addendum A show the course, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which
       each mark is to be left.

10.2   The approximate magnetic bearing of Mark '1' from the Committee Boat may be displayed on the Committee Boat
       before the warning signal.

10.3   The number of laps will be displayed on the Committee Boat before the warning signal.

11 MARKS
11.1   Rounding marks will be black or yellow round inflatable marks, approximately 1.8m high.

11.2   Starting marks will be a race committee boat at the starboard end, including any attached boats or buoys, and either
       an orange or white spherical buoy approximately 0.5-0.8m in diameter at the port end.

11.3   Finishing marks will be a race committee boat, including any attached boats or buoys, at the port end and either an
       orange or white spherical buoy approximately 0.5-0.8m in diameter at the starboard end.

11.4   An Inner limit mark, if used, will be a white spherical buoy approximately 0.6m diameter.



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12 THE START
12.1        The starting line will be between a staff flying an orange flag on the Race Committee boat at the Starboard end and
            the Port end start mark.

12.2        An Inner Limit mark may be laid adjacent to the Race Committee boat, which will be a mark of the course. No
            competitor shall pass between the limit mark and any part of the vessel it guards after warning signal.

12.3        Races will be started in accordance with RRS 26. Times shall be taken from the visual signals; the failure of a
            sound signal shall be disregarded.
                 Time                Title                  Visual Signals                         Sound
                5 mins             Warning,                   Class Flag.                         1 sound.
                4 rnins          Preparatory.       Code Flag P, I, Z, Z & l, or black            1 sound
                                                              Flag raised.
                1 min                                  Preparatory flag lowered.                  1 sound.
                0 min                Start                Class Flag lowered.                     1 sound.
12.4        A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start. This changes rule A4.2

12.5        Class starts: The start sequence will be Phantoms followed by the OK’s, then Lasers (all types). The start of a class
            will be the warning signal for the next class. In the event of a general recall the offending fleet will go to the back
            of the sequence.

13 CHANGING THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
13.1        The Race Committee may change a leg of the course that begins at a rounding mark by changing the position of the
            next mark and signalling all boats before they begin the leg. The next mark need not be in position at that time.

       a)    If the direction of the leg will be changed, the signal will be the display of flag C with repetitive sounds and either

       b) The new compass bearing, or

             i)   A green flag or board for a change to starboard or a red flag or board for a change to port. The shape of the
                  flag or board has no significance. This changes RRS 33(a)(2).

             ii) If the length of the leg will be changed the signal will be the display of flag C with repetitive sounds and a ‘-‘
                 if the leg will be shortened or a ‘+’ if the leg will be lengthened.

       c)    Subsequent legs may be changed without further signalling to maintain the course shape.

14 THE FINISH
14.1        The finishing line will be between a staff flying an orange flag on the Race Committee boat at the Port end and the
            starboard end finishing mark.

15 SHORTENING COURSE
15.1        Courses may be shortened:

       a)    Either when the leading boat approaches Mark 1, 2 or 3 in accordance with rule RRS 32.2(a) by a boat displaying
             flag S with two sounds. The finishing line shall be between the Mark and the staff displaying flag S.

       b) Or when the leading boat approaches Mark 4 by the Committee Boat displaying flag S with two sounds. Boats
          shall pass Mark 4 on the correct side and sail directly to the Finish Line as defined in SI 14.1. For the
          convenience of competitors, another boat appointed by the Race Committee may repeat the display of flag S near
          Mark 4 with repeated sound signals to draw attention to the shortened course, but this does NOT change the
          requirement to finish as defined in SI 14.1. This changes RRS 32.2 (a), (b) and (c).

16 PENALTY SYSTEM
16.1        The Scoring Penalty, rule 44.3, will not apply.

16.2        A boat that has taken a penalty or retired under rule 31.2 or 44.1 shall make a declaration to this effect upon signing


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            off (see SI 20.1).

16.3        Competitors are reminded that RRS 31 requires a one-turn penalty if a boat touches a mark while racing. A boat or
            its crew shall not manhandle a mark.

16.4        RRS Appendix 'P' will apply. The Race Committee and specifically nominated Rescue Boat crews are designated
            observers for the Protest Committee in the application of RRS Appendix P.

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

17 TIME LIMITS
17.1        The time limit for each race will be 80 minutes for the first boat. If no boat has reached Mark 1 within 30 minutes
            of the start the race will be abandoned.

17.2        Boats failing to finish within 20 minutes after the first boat finishes that has sailed the course as required in RRS 28
            will be scored DNF. This changes RRS 35 and A4.

17.3        When no boat finishes within the prescribed time limit, the race will be abandoned. Notification of any re-sail date
            and time will be posted on the designated Race Notice Board as soon as possible.

18 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
18.1        Protest forms are available at the race office. Protests will be delivered there within the protest time limit.

18.2        The end of protest time is 30 minutes after the last boat that has raced reaches the shore. This time will be recorded
            by the race office.

18.3        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. This notice will include the time and place of the hearing.

18.4        Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).

18.5        A list of boats that, under instruction 16.4, have acknowledged breaking rule 42 or have been disqualified by the
            protest committee will be posted before the protest time limit.

18.6        Breaches of sailing instructions 3.1 – 3.4, 16.4, 20, 21, 23 and 24 will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This
            changes rule 60.1(a). Penalties for breaches of these and the class rules may be less than disqualification if the
            protest committee so decides.

18.7        On the last day of the regatta a request for reopening a hearing will 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.

19 SCORING
19.1        The Low Point System, RRS Appendix A, will apply.

19.2        A minimum of two races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

19.3        Discards

       a)    When 3 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her
             worst score.

       b) When fewer than 3 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

20 SAFETY REGULATIONS
20.1        Competitors shall "SIGN ON" before going afloat to indicate their intention to race, and shall "SIGN OFF" as soon


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       as possible after the last race of the day and within 30 minutes of returning ashore. Retirements and penalties taken
       shall be declared on the Signing On/Off sheet. In the event of a race being postponed, and which may be re-sailed
       another day, competitors shall complete a new "SIGN ON" and "SIGN OFF" declaration log. Boats whose crew
       fails to comply shall be liable, without a hearing, to a £10 fine to be donated to the RNLI if wanting to be re-
       instated. This changes RRS 63.1.

20.2   A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

21 REPLACEMENT OF CREW
21.1   Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the race committee.

22 EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
22.1   A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions.

22.2   All boats shall hold a valid measurement certificate where required by their Class Rules. Only certified sails shall
       be used.

22.3   The Race Committee or their instructed representative may weigh, measure or inspect a boat and/or her equipment
       before, during or after any race.


22.4   Under exceptional circumstances, the Race Committee may permit a boat to carry a distinguishing number other
       than that required by RRS 77 and Appendix 'G' or her class rules. Requests shall be submitted not less than 1 hour
       before the start or the first race.

22.5   Any Laser sailing with a specific Rig (ie Full, Radial, etc) must complete the whole series with the same Rig.


23 SUPPORT BOATS
23.1   Except when acting in a direct and immediate safety capacity, team leaders, coaches and other support personnel
       shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the warning signal of that race until all boats have
       finished or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment. The penalty for failing to
       comply with this SI will be applied to the competing boat associated with the infringing support boat and a scoring
       penalty calculated using the formula in rule 44.3 will be applied to the race sailed nearest in time to the incident.


24 RADIO COMMUNICATION
24.1   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.

25 PRIZES
25.1   Trophies and/or prizes will be given to the winner and to a number of other boats at the discretion of the organisers.

26 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
26.1   Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing
       authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with
       or prior to, during, or after the regatta.




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                                                   ADDENDUM A - Course

All Marks shall be rounded to port.

The course will consist of a number of laps as indicated blow. This pattern will continue for the indicated number of laps.

1 Lap: Start – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – Finish
2 Laps: Start – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – Finish
3 Laps: start – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – Finish
4 Laps: start – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – Finish
etc.


Greater numbers of laps, extending the sequence above, may be signalled by the Committee Boat.

Course diagram (Not to scale)



                                                             Mark 1
                         Mark 2




                         Mark 3




                                                             Mark 4


                                                                                         Finish




                                                                 Start




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