Rules and Points

 

Entry and Starting Procedures

Points Systems

Rules

Penalties

         
Entry and Starting Procedures

 

Register with the committee boat at the start. To register you give your name and the type of boat you are racing. The starting leg is always to windward so check the off wind buoy to find the committee boat.

Flags are used to start the race. Watch the flags.

 

FLAG
Time to Start

WHITE

5 minutes

BLUE

3 minutes

 

RED

1 minute

 

Flag Down

Start of race

 

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Points System
 

Boats are handicapped according to their class. A standard multiplier is applied to each boat's actual time to render it comparable to the adjusted times of other boats.

After each race, boats will be awarded race points on its position at the finish:

Place
Points
 

First

5

 

Second

4

 

Third

3

 

Fourth

2

 

Fifth

1

 

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Rules

Opposite Track

When two boats are on opposite tracks, the port track boat must keep clear.

Same Track

When two boats are on the same track :

  • the windward boat keeps clear

  • the boat fully astern keeps clear of the boat ahead

  • Right of Way at Buoys

    When two boats round a buoy :

  • Inside boat at an off wind buoy.

  • Windward boat at a windward buoy.

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    Penalties

    At the Start

    A boat crossing the start before the signal must keep clear of other boats and start again.

    At the Buoys

    A boat which touches a buoy must sail clear of other boats and do two turns (720) before reentering the race.

    Contacting other Boats

    Touching another boat disqualifies both boats unless one boat assumes fault and does two turns (720) before reentering the race.

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