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Daytime Sprints, SI Amendments

The amendments listed here override the corresponding items in the NSC General Sailing Instructions

5.1 N.B. COVID. The racing programme may be changed from time to time as circumstances change. Members will be kept informed via social media and email.
6.1 The make-up of the different fleets (starts) will be as follows.
  1. Slow Fleet. Any boats with PY greater than 1004 excluding Punk.
  2. RS 100 Fleet.
  3. Fast Fleet (all other boats)
The races for the Slow fleet will be scheduled first, followed by the races for the other two fleets (2 consecutive start starts for the second set. See below). Race Officer may decide not to start some or all of the races. RS 100 and fast fleet racers are required launch early in order to enable effective social distancing on the beach for returning slow fleet sailors.
7.1 All races will be signalled from a RIB acting as a committee boat.
The course shape (windward/leeward) is formed by an upwind laid mark and two laid marks at the downwind end (see diagrams below). The upwind mark will be left to port. The two marks at the downwind end form the start line.

Following the start, the committee boat RIB will
  1. fall back to form a finish line with the starboard end mark or
  2. the Race Officer will lay an outer distance mark downwind of the committee boat.
Boats will sail 2 laps of the course leaving all marks to port.

The race office may shorten the course at any time during the race (two hoots). There may or may not be a shorten course flag. All boats must complete their current lap and cross the finishing line after the course is shortened regardless of how many laps they have sailed. Average laps scoring applies (see 'Scoring' below).
8.1 The start sequence will be 3-2-1-Go.
3 minutes before: Warning. 3 sticks. Sound signal
2 minutes before: Preparatory. 2 sticks. Sound Signal.
1 minute before: 1 stick. Long Sound Signal.
Go: No sticks (or 3 sticks for next fleet). Sound Signal.
The fast fleet will start 3 minutes after the RS100 fleet. The start signal for the RS100 fleet is the warning signal for the fast fleet.
Individual Recalls shall be in accordance with RRS 29: The sound signal will be made but no signal will be displayed.
General Recalls shall be in accordance with RRS 29: Two sound signals will be made but no signal will be displayed. The recalled fleet will 'join the back of the queue'. If there is no queue, the next signal made by the committee boat RIB will be the 3 minute warning signal for the recalled fleet.
9.1 The finishing line will as described in the diagram (7.1).
12.1 Handicap Scoring
To obtain a score, boats must sign on.
If the course is shortened for some boats, the handicap fleets will be scored on an average lap basis as outlined in RYA document 'Portsmouth Yardstick - Running Races'.
A patrol boat will be on the water but in order to avoid contact between individuals in the patrol boat and those racing:
  • People should only take part in racing if they are fully competent to do so in the conditions on the day. They should retire if conditions change.
  • Racing will not take place if conditions are likely to be challenging (a conservative decision will be made in discussion with the RO and OOD).
If it becomes necessary to abandon the racing, the committee boat RIB will signal with 3 sound signals. No visual signal will be made. The committee boat RIB may repeat the signal several times. All boats should come ashore and await further instructions.

Last updated 07:47 on 6 July 2022

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