Sailing Instructions
North American Wayfarer Championship
Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
August 14 & 15, 2010
 


1. RULES
1.1 The Regatta will be governed by the current racing rules of sailing (RRS), as amended by the ISAF, effective January 1 of this year, the prescriptions of the CYA, the Wayfarer Class Rules, and these sailing instructions which shall govern in the event of a conflict.
 
2. ENTRIES
Eligible yachts may be entered by completing registration with the Organizing Authority.  All Skippers must be a current member of their National Wayfarer Class Association.

 
3. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located outside and directly left of the main doors of TS&CC.

 
4. CHANGES IN THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted by 0900 hrs on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 1900 hrs on the day before it will take effect.
 
5. SAFETY REGULATIONS
5.1 All boats competing shall check-in and check-out on the sheets provided adjacent to the main notice board.
5.2 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the Race committee as soon as possible.
 
6. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
6.1 Signals made ashore will be flown from the club flagstaff at TS&CC
6.2 Code Flag “AP” “All races not started have been postponed.  A warning signal will be made not less than 30 minutes after “AP” is lowered ashore.
 
7. SCHEDULE OF RACES
7.1 Seven races are scheduled.
7.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race on Saturday is 1100 hrs and on Sunday 1000 hrs.  The warning signal for each succeeding race will be made as soon as practical after the finish of the preceding race.
 
8. RACE AREA
The waters of Lake Ontario approximately 1.5 km south of the break wall at TS&CC.
 
9.  COURSES
9.1 The attached diagram shows the course(s), including the order in which marks are to be passed and the side on which each mark is to be left. The alternative course will be indicated by the committee boat displaying code flag “O” before the warning signal.
 
10. MARKS
10.1 All rounding marks will be orange tetrahedrons, except the change of course mark, which will be yellow.
 
11. THE START
11.1 Races will be started by using rule 26.
11.2 The class flag will be a Wayfarer class insignia on a solid white background or the numeral # 1 pennant.
11.3 The Start Line will be between the R/C’s mast displaying an Orange flag and the Start pin displaying an orange flag. The Start pin will be to the left of the committee boat when looking upwind.
11.4 A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal has been made will be scored Did Not Start. This changes rule A4.1.
 
12. RECALLS
See RRS 29. The committee will attempt to hail.
 
13. CHANGE OF COURSE
The course may be changed at any rounding Mark. This modifies the RRS 33.
 
14. SHORTENED COURSE
The Race may be shortened at the discretion of the Race Committee.  This modifies RRS 32.
 
15. TIME LIMIT
15.1 The time limit for each race will be 55 minutes.
15.2 Boats failing to finish within that time or 30 minutes after the first boat finishes, whichever is longer, will be scored Did Not Finish.  This changes rules 35 and A4.1
 
16. FINISH LINE
The Finish Line will be between the R/C mast displaying an Orange flag and the finish pin displaying a red flag. The finish pin will be to the right of the committee boat when looking upwind.
 
17. PROTESTS
17.1 Protest forms are available at the race office.  All protests shall be filed with the Race Committee within one hour of the main committee boat docking following the last race of the day.
17.2 Protest Hearings will be heard in the jury room (Board Room).
17.3 Initial protest notice will be posted within 30 minutes of the end of protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses.  This posting shall be considered the notice required in Rules 61 and 63.2
17.4 On the last day of racing, a party to the hearing may ask for a reopening no later than 30 minutes after being informed of the decision, this changes Rule 66.
 
18. SCORING
18.1 The series will be scored as provided in Appendix A of the racing rules using the Low Point System, except series ties will be not be broken.
18.2 1 race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
18.3 If fewer that 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.  When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her races scores excluding her worst score.
 
19. PRESENTATIONS
19.1 Presentations will be made on the club patio as soon as possible after the completion of the last race on Sunday.
19.2 Awards will be given to the first three places.  Recognition for other position(s) will also be made in accordance with Canadian Wayfarer Association policy.

 
August 2010