CCSC Sailing Instructions
The Organising Authority is the Cairn Curran Sailing Club Inc.
The event will be governed by the current World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), The relevant Class Rules and the Prescriptions and Special Regulations of the Australian Sailing (AS), except as any of these are changed by this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.
AS Special Regulations, Part 2, Off The Beach Boats will apply.
2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official
notice board located at the Cairn Curran Sailing Club.
3. CHANGES IN SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted
no later than 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed on the Club flagstaff.
4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with
‘not less than 30 minutes’ in race signal AP.
5. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Races are scheduled according to the 2019/20 CCSC Sailing Program. Unless otherwise stated, the time of the Warning Signal for the first start shall be 14.25 hrs. When more than one race will be held on the same day, the warning signal for each succeeding race will be made as soon as practicable. To alert boats that another race or sequence of races will begin soon, the postponement signal may be displayed for at least one minute before a warning signal is displayed.
6. DIVISION FLAGS
Division flags, yardstick and course shall be displayed one hour before each start on or near the notice board.
Division 1 All Monohulls above 118.5
Division 2 Monohulls 118.5 and below
Division 3 Catamarans
Division 4 Spare Numeral pennant FOUR
Division 5 Juniors/Novice
Or variations to the above that are approved
by the Sailing Committee. Variations can include
7. RACING AREA
The racing area shall be on Cairn Curran Reservoir.
8.1 The course, number and sequence of laps will be displayed on the course board, not less than 30 minutes before the first start.
The course board is located outside the race office.
8.2 Club Championship courses. All divisions will sail the same course that is the nominated Club Championship course with a common Club Championship finish. Times for Club Championship will be taken at this finish for all boats.
8.3 Additional laps after the Club Championship finish may be allocated for some divisions. Second finish times taken after the additional laps, if specified, will count for the specified club aggregate or trophy race, but not Club Championship.
8.4 In the case of divisions not allotted with additional laps the Club Championship finish time will be used for the specified club aggregate or trophy race.
Marks will be inflatable buoys.
10. THE START
10.1 Races will be started as followed.
Times will be taken from the visual signals;
failure of a sound signal shall be disregarded.
10.2 Races will be started in accordance with Rule 26, and amended as follows:
Course: If Starboard Course (Green) flag, no sound,
any time before 5 minute.
10.3 The starting line will be an imaginary line between the flag pole on the committee vessel (Starboard end) and the start mark (Port end). The start mark may be a mark of the course.
10.4 All Yachts whose preparatory signal has not been made shall keep clear of the starting area.
10.5 A boat that crosses the starting line more than ten minutes after its starting signal will be scored DNS (Did Not Start).
11. SHORTENED COURSE.
Code flag “S” with the appropriate division flag(s) will be flown and TWO sound signals may be given as the lead boat approaches the mark after she rounds the mark she shall sail directly to the finish.
12. THE FINISH
Will be as shown on the course board.
Except for Club Championship courses, where a division has been allocated additional laps, a yacht shall only cross the finish line if the course has been completed correctly and all rules complied with.
All yachts failing to complete the course in accordance with the sailing instructions shall be deemed DNF (Did Not Finish).
13. PENALTY SYSTEM
RRS 44 shall apply.
14. TIME LIMIT
The time limit for each race is 3 hours.
Boats finishing after the time limit shall be scored DNF
(Did Not Finish) (amends RRS 35 and A4.1).
15. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
15.1 Protest forms are available from the Race Office.
Protests shall be delivered there within the protest time limit
15.2 The protest time limit will be 60 minutes after the finish time of the last boat in the last race of the day.
15.3 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.
15.4 For the purpose of RRS 64.3(b) the ‘authority responsible’ is the Principal Race Officer appointed by the organising authority.
15.5 Infringements of Sailing Instructions 17.1 and 17.3 shall not be grounds for protest by competitors, but may result in action by the
Race Committee or Protest Committee (amends RRS 60.1(a)).
16.1 The Low Point System of Appendix A will apply.
16.2 Three races are required to be completed to constitute a series; (a) When fewer than four races have been completed, all scores will count. (b) If 4 or more heats are completed her worst single score may be excluded. (c) If seven or more heats are completed her worst two scores may be excluded.
16.3 Duty crews will receive points based on the average for that competitor in the series; except that only rostered duties (including when the duty crew is substituted for the rostered crew by the sailing committee) can be claimed for points; and a maximum of two duties per series can be claimed for average points; except for the Club Championship series, when only one duty can be claimed for the series.
16.4 Requests for average points for other events must be made in writing in advance of the event to the Sailing Committee.
17. SAFETY REGULATIONS
17.1 For each race session each boat intending to race shall ‘sign-on’ by signing the race sign-on form located near the Notice Board prior to the 1st warning signal. Failure to comply may result in a boat being scored DNC (Did Not Commence) for the race or races without a hearing. This changes Rule 63.1.
Duty crew should also sign on to receive average points.
17.2 All boats not completing the course correctly or retiring after finishing shall notify the race committee as soon as possible by indicating DNF or RET on the ‘sign on/off’ sheet – declaration upon returning to shore.
17.3 Personal Flotation Devices. All competitors shall wear whilst afloat, a personal flotation device, which is in good condition and in accordance with the specifications issued or approved by Australian Sailing*. Failure to comply with this instruction will result in the boat being scored equal to DSQ (Disqualified) for the race or races, without a hearing. This changes Rule 63.1.
18. REPLACEMENT OF CREW
Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the race committee.
19. EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
A boat or equipment may be inspected for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions at any time. On the water, the race committee or measurer can instruct a competitor to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.
20. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
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.
Prizes to be awarded as determined by Cairn Curran Sailing Club Inc.
Competitors participate 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 events.
All those taking part in races do so at their own risk and responsibility. The CCSC is not responsible for the seaworthiness of a boat where the entry is accepted, or the sufficiency or adequacy of its equipment. The CCSC, its members, or those persons assisting the CCSC will not be responsible for damage to boats caused by club rescue boats or by other boats assisting in rescue duties or in any other circumstances or manner whatsoever.
The conduct of a race by the CCSC shall not be taken as an indication that conditions are safe.
Version 11 September 2019 prepared by Charles Thompson, CCSC Sailing Committee.
These overrule any previous dated Sailing Instructions.
*See Australian Sailing Special Regulations Part 2 for Off the Beach Boasts (http://www.sailing.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/161219-Special-Regulations-Part-2-Off-the-beach-boats-v2.pdf accessed 29/8/2017).
Updated online Monday 16 September 2019 – Andrew Kean