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DANA WEST YACHT CLUB & DANA POINT YACHT CLUB PROUDLY HOST THE 2017 SCYA MIDWINTER REGATTA
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DWYC – non-Spin February 11 & 12, 2017 (Enter on DWYC webpage or submit into race drop box at DWYC)

DPYC – PHRF February 18 & 19, 2017 (Enter on DPYC webpage)

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS Non-Spin Class at DWYC

SCYA MIDWINTER REGATTA February 11 and 12, 2017

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (Cruising/Non-Spinnaker Classes)

 

1. RULES

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1.1 This Regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing, including US Sailing Appendix T, by this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions and by any class rules that may apply. The organizing authority for this Regatta is the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) with the above indicated classes hosted by the Dana West Yacht Club (DWYC). The Dana West Yacht Club Race Committee will manage the venue for these classes and shall have sole authority to interpret rules and conditions of the race, appoint a protest committee and accept or reject the entry of any boat.

 

1.2 This Regatta is classified as a PHRF category 4 race and all boats shall comply with the standard equipment requirements of that category and shall also comply with all USCG requirements.

1.3 Advertising will be restricted to Category A in accordance with ISAF Regulation 20.

1.4 Spinnakers, gennakers, bloopers or other free-flying headsails are not allowed. Mizzen staysails may not be used.

1.5 Rules 44.1, 44.2 are changed so that only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, are required.

2. ENTRY

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2.1 All eligible boats must have completed an entry form and submitted it along with the entry fee specified in the NOR and a valid PHRF rating certificate, if available, to the DWYC Race Committee by 0830 hours, February 11, 2017 before becoming official competitors.

 

2.2 No skipper may change his/her boat’s class designation after 0900, Saturday, February 11, 2017.

3. CLASSES

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3.1 Using the Area “E” random leg rating of the PHRF of SoCal, the fleet will be divided into appropriate classes. No offsets or other rating adjustments are authorized for use in assigning competitors to classes or in scoring.

 

3.2 Class breakdown will be available after the conclusion of the competitor’s meeting Saturday, February 11, 2017.

3.3 Entries who do not submit a rating certificate will be rated by the Race Committee, whose decision will not be subject to redress.

3.4 Class flags will be white rectangles with the class designations (A, B, C) in black. Class flags will be displayed from the Committee Boat prior to the start for each class, beginning no later than the warning signal for that class.

4. COMPETITOR’S MEETING

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There will be a Competitor’s Meeting at 0930 hours Saturday, February 11 at the Dana West Yacht Club’s clubhouse for Cruising/Non Spinnaker class competitors covered by these sailing instructions. Questions concerning the conduct of the Regatta must be addressed during that meeting and will be answered by the DWYC Race Committee.

5. NOTICE TO COMPETITORS / CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

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5.1 Notices to competitors will be posted in the window adjacent to the front door of DWYC and on the notice board located in glass-enclosed case, to the left of the fireplace directly across from the rear entrance DWYC.

 

5.2 Changes in these Sailing Instructions will be approved by the Race Committee and posted no later than 1030 hours or 30 minutes after the Competitor’s Meeting, whichever is later, on the day they are to take effect. Additional changes may, however, be made on the water. In this case, the Race Committee Boat will fly code flag “L” and notify each competitor of the change verbally when they come within hail.

6. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

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6.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed from the flag staff located on the upper deck of the DWYC clubhouse on the South Side of the building.

 

6.2 Flag AP, hoisted with two sound signals, means the race is postponed. One sound signal will be made upon lowering flag AP. The Warning Signal will be no sooner than 45 minutes from when the AP is lowered ashore.

7. SCHEDULE OF RACES

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7.1 There are three (3) Random Leg races scheduled. The race committee will attempt to run them as follows (as time allows):

 

Saturday, February 11 (2 Random Leg races)

Race 1 1155 Warning Race 2 Warning as soon as possible following the finish of Race 1.

Sunday, February 12 (1 Random Leg race)

Race 3 1155 Warning

7.2 On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 1400 hours.

8. THE RACING AREA & COURSES

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8.1 The racing area will be the Pacific Ocean just outside Dana Point Harbor as generally shown on the Dana Point Race Chart v.07.1.

 

8.2 No later than the Warning Signal, the number of the course will be indicated on a white board displayed on the race committee boat for each race. The courses will be selected from and are described on Dana Point Race Chart v.07.1.The sequence of marks shown on the race chart for each course is the sequence of rounding marks for that course. Competitors are responsible for having a copy of this race chart.

8.3 If the race committee intends to start another race on the same day, it will display the Second Substitute (with no sound) while boats are finishing.

9. MARKS

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9.1 Inflatable orange tetrahedrons will be used to mark the end of the start and finish lines.

 

9.2 All course-rounding marks will be as described on Dana Point Race Chart v.07.1

10. CHECKING IN

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10.1 Before the Warning Signal of the first race each day, each boat shall sail past the stern of the Race Committee boat when it is anchored on station in the starting area with code flag “L” being displayed, and hail its sail number until acknowledged by the Race Committee. A boat failing to do so will have a 15 minute penalty added to their corrected finish time for their first race of that day.

11. THE START

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11.1 The starting line location will be as described on Dana Point Race Chart v.07.1

 

11.2 Races will be started in accordance with RRS 26. A “heads up” signal (several short horn blasts) may be given approximately 1 minute before the first Warning Signal of each race.

11.3 The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee boat at the starboard end of the line and the port end starting mark (described in SI 9.1). 11.4 A boat who’s Warning Signal has not been made shall keep clear of the starting area during the starting sequence of other classes or races. 11.5 Prior to any start, the DWYC Race Committee may use VHF Channel 68 to make competitors aware of its intentions, and to relay any other information regarding the races. 11.6 The start line is not restricted.

12. RECALLS

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12.1 Individual Recalls will be signaled in accordance with RRS 29.1. The Race Committee will attempt to hail the On Course Side (OCS) competitors on VHF Channel 68. The failure of any boat to hear the hail, the hail of some but not all OCS boats, the untimely hail of some or all OCS boats or failure to hail any or all boats shall not be grounds for granting redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a).

 

12.2 General Recalls will be signaled in accordance with RRS 29.2.

12.3 A Race Committee mark set boat, if stationed at the port end of the line, is authorized to identify boats that have broken RRS 29.1.

13. THE FINISH

The finishing line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on or near the Race Committee boat and a finishing mark (described in SI 9.1) at the outboard end of that line.

14. TIME LIMIT

A boat not finishing within 45 minutes of the first finisher in their class shall be scored DNF. This changes RRS 35 and A5.

15. RETIRING FROM A RACE

A boat, which has checked in and subsequently retires from a race prior to finishing, shall notify the Race Committee and obtain their acknowledgment before leaving the race course area by coming within hail or making contact on VHF Channel 68 as soon as possible.

16. SCORING

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16.1 The Low Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A4, will be used, modified as follows: A DNS, DNC, OCS or DNF shall score the number of entrants in the regatta. A DSQ shall score the number of entrants in the regatta plus one point.

 

16.2 Three (3) races are scheduled. A minimum of one (1) race must be completed for this event to be considered a completed Regatta. All completed races will be scored. Boats shall be scored using PHRF Area “E” Random Leg ratings. 16.3 Each boat’s total score shall be the sum of her scores for all races. This changes RRS A2.

17. PROTESTS

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17.1 All protests and requests for redress must conform to RRS Part 5 Section A.

 

17.2 Boats intending to protest shall notify the Race Committee boat of their intent to protest and obtain their acknowledgement after finishing and before leaving the area.

17.3 For Saturday, protest forms will be available at the upstairs race station at DWYC and must be delivered to the Race Committee or Jury Representative within 45 minutes after the Race Committee boat docks. The race committee boat docking time and the Protest Time Limit will be posted on the DWYC official regatta notice board.

17.4 For Sunday, protests forms will be available at the upstairs race station at DWYC and must be delivered to the Race Committee or Jury Representative within 45 minutes after the Race Committee boat docks. The race committee boat docking time and the Protest Time Limit will be posted on the DWYC official regatta notice board.

17.5 Parties to a protest will be posted on the glass window adjacent to the front entrance of DWYC on Saturday and on the window adjacent to the front door of DWYC on Sunday within 45 minutes of the end of the Protest Time Limit. This posting constitutes the notification required in RRS 61.1(b) and 63.2. Protests will be heard as soon as possible after the Protest Time Limit. Parties to a protest shall be present at that time.

17.6 For protests involving an alleged breach of a rule of RRS Part 2 a short arbitration hearing will be held. Protests not resolved in arbitration or involving rules other than found in RRS Part 2 will go to a full hearing of the Protest Committee. This changes Part 5, Section B of the RRS.

17.7 After a written protest is delivered to the Protest Committee Clerk, one representative from each boat will meet with the arbitrator. No witnesses will be allowed.

17.8 A boat that accepts the arbitrator’s opinion that it broke a rule of Part 2 shall receive a time penalty that is the greater of, a) 40% of their corrected time, or b) 15 minutes, added to their corrected and shall not be penalized further with respect to the same incident unless she failed to retire when rule 44.1 required her to do so. Both parties to a protest must accept the arbitrator’s decision, or it will go to a full protest hearing

17.9 The acceptance of an arbitrator’s opinion cannot be grounds for redress or be appealed.

17.10 The arbitrator will not be a member of the Protest Committee that hears the protest. 17.11 For protests not resolved by arbitration, the jury will attempt to hear protests in the order of receipt.

18. TROPHIES

Following racing and resolution of all protests, results will be posted at DWYC on Saturday and Sunday. SCYA Trophies will be awarded at Dana West Yacht Club as soon as possible after completion of the last race on Sunday. The number of trophies given will be in accordance with the schedule stated in the SCYA Notice of Race.

Roger Salway
Race Chair DWYC
race@dwyc.net
(949)767-7995