Sailing Instructions-2018

IV.INTERNATIONAL RODOSTO CUP
26th – 30th September 2018
Tekirdag / TURKEY
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (SI)

IV.INTERNATIONAL RODOSTO CUP  is organized by Tekirdag Sailing Club in Optimist Class  between 26-30 September2018 Tekirdag/Turkey.

ABBREVIATIONS
DP: Rules for which the penalties are at the discretion of the international jury.
NP: Rules that are not grounds for protest by a boat (This changes RRS 60.1(a)).
SP: Rules for which a standard penalty may be applied by the race committee without a hearing or discretionary penalty applied by the internationa jury with a hearing.

1.RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
1.2 No national authority prescriptions will apply.
1 .3 Add to RRS 61.1(a) “The protesting boat shall inform the race committee of the boat/s being protested at the finishing line immediately after finishing or as soon as practicable after she retires.”
1.4 RRS 40 and the preamble to Part 4 are changed as follows:
1.4.1 The first sentence of RRS 40 is deleted and replaced by: “Each competitor shall wear a personal flotation device (PFD) according to class rule 4.2(a), properly secured at all times while on the water except when temporarily adding or removing clothing.”
1.4.2 Add to the preamble of Part 4, after ‘racing’: “, except RRS 40 as amended by instruction 1.4.1.”
1.5 Appendix P, Special Procedures for RRS 42, will apply.
1.6 Appendix T-Arbitration may be applied. If it is applied, the procedure will be posted on the Official Notice Board and replaces RRS Appendix T.
1.7 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.8 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race (NoR) and the Sailing Instructions (SIs), the SIs will take precedence. This changes RRS 63.7.

2.NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located in front of the club premises.

3.CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 09:00 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 20:00 on the day before it will take effect.

4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed from the official flagpole located in front of the race office.
4.2 (NP)(DP) Flag D displayed with one sound means: ‘the warning signal will be made not less than 45 minutes after flag D is displayed.’ Boats shall not leave their berthing places until this signal is made.

5. FORMAT OF RACING
5.1 There will be two separate events one for the Senior sailors and one for the Junior sailors. Optimist Senior sailors and Optimist Junior sailors will race seperately.
5.2 Optimist Senior sailors shall have been born between in 2003 and 2006 inclusive. Optimist Junior sailors shall have been born in 2007 or later.
5.3. The format of the regatta will be a Qualifying Series followed by a Final Series.
5.4. Qualifying Series;
5.4.1. The qualifying series will take place on the first 2 racing days.
5.4.2. If 4 races of the qualifying series have not been completed by the end of the second racing day, the qualifying series will continue on subsequent racing days until the end of the racing day in which a minimum of four qualifying races are completed.
5.4.3. For qualifying series boats will be assigned to Yellow and Blue fleets for Optimist Seniors, Red and Green fleets for Optimist Juniors, as nearly as possible, equal size.
5.4.4. Initial assignments will be made by the race committee. For the initial assignment to fleets, boats will be sorted by alphabetical order of national letters and then by numerical order of sail number. Boats in the sorted list will be allocated to fleets according to the pattern shown in the table in instruction.
5.4.5. The initial assignment will be done on September 26  upon completion of the registration.
5.4.6 (NP) Boats will be reassigned to fleets after each day of racing, except after the first day if only one race is completed. If all fleets have completed the same number of races, boats will be reassigned on the basis of their ranks in the series. If all fleets have not completed the same number of races, the series scores for reassignment will be calculated for those races numbered in order of completion, completed by all fleets. Reassignments will be made as follows:

For Seniors;                                                                                                     For Juniors:

Rank in
series
Fleet
Assignment
  Rank in
series
Fleet
Assignment
First Yellow   First Red
Second Blue   Second Green
Third Blue   Third Green
Fourth Yellow   Fourth Red
And so on ………..   And so on ………..

5.4.7 Assignments will be based on the ranking available at 21 .00 that day regardless of protests or requests for redress not yet decided.
5.5 Final Series;
5.5.1 The final series will take place on days 3 and 4 of racing.
5.5.2 A final series will be scheduled if 4 or more qualifying series races have been completed for all fleets.
5.5.3 Senior Fleet: Boats will be assigned to the Gold and Silver Fleets on the basis of their ranking in the qualifying series. Gold and Silver Fleets will have as near as possible the same number as competitors.Boats with the best ranking in the qualifying series ranks will race all final series races in the Gold Fleet (Yellow) and Silver (Blue) will follow Gold in ranking.

5.5.4. Junior Fleet: Boats will be assigned to the Gold and Silver Fleets on the basis of their ranking in the qualifying series. Gold and Silver Fleets will have as near as possible the same number as competitors. Boats with the best ranking in the qualifying series ranks will race all final series races in the Gold Fleet (Red) and Silver (Green) will follow Gold in ranking.
5.5.5 Any recalculation of the final series ranking after the boats have been assigned to final fleets will not effect the assignments except that a redress decision may promote a boat to a higher fleet.
5.6 Fleet Assignments:
5.6.1 Qualifying Series: Fleet assignments will be based on the ranking available at 21:00 that day regardless of protest sor request for redress not yet decided.
5.6.2 Final Series: Fleet assignments will be based on the ranking of the qualifying series.
5.7 Only in the qualifying series, if all fleets have not completed the same number of races by the end of a day, the fleets with fewer races will continue racing the following day until all fleets have completed the same number of races. All boats will thereafter race in the new fleets.
5.8 (NP)(DP) Boats shall display a coloured ribbon corresponding to the colour of her fleet, permanently fixed during the day’s races and free to fly from the top of the sprit. The ribbons will be provided by the Race Office.

  1. SCHEDULE OF RACES
    6.1 Schedule;
DATE TIME ACTION
26 September 2018 Wednesday 12.00-17.00

13.00

14.00

19.00

Registration

Team Leaders / Coaches Meeting Practice race

Opening Ceremony

27 September 2018 Thursday 10.00

11.00

Team Leaders / Coaches Meeting
Races
28 September 2018

Friday

10.00

11.00

Team Leaders / Coaches Meeting

Races

29 September 2018 Saturday 09.00
10.00

11.00

Team Leaders / Coaches Meeting

Country Cup

Races

30 September 2018

Sunday

10.00

11.00

16.00

18.00

Team Leaders / Coaches Meeting

Races

Last warning signal

Prize-giving and Closing Ceremony

6.2 10 races are scheduled with a maximum of 3 races per day.
6.3 Coaches meeting will take place in front of the club.
6.4 To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, the orange flag defining the starboard end of the starting line will be displayed with one sound atleast five minutes before awarning signal is displayed.
6.5 On the last day of racing, no warning signal will be made after 16:00 hours unless the race ispostponed or recalled by general recall.
6.6 For the practice race on September 26th, the fleets will be divided into two fleets as follows:

1st start JUNIOR Boats with an odd sail number (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Red
2nd start JUNIOR Boats with an even sail number (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8) Green
3rd start SENIOR Boats with an odd sail number (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Yellow
4th start SENIOR Boats with an even sail number (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8) Blue

START F
ETS CL

A FLAG
7. CLASS FLAGS
Class flag will be the fleet flags as follows:
7.1 Optimist Senior: The fleet flag is a flag of the colour of the corresponding fleet as per instruction 5.4.6 which means Yellow and Blue.
7.2 Optimist Junior: The fleet flag is a flag of the colour of the corresponding fleet as per instruction 5.4.6 which means Green and Red.

8. RACING AREA
Attachment 1 shows the location of the racing area.

9. THE COURSE
9.1 The diagram in Attachment 2 shows the course, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, and theside on which each mark is to be left.
9.2 If there is only one mark in the gate, to be left to port.

10. MARKS
10.1 Mark 1, 2, 3S and 3P will be of orange colour and cylindrical type.
10.2 New marks, as provided in instruction 12, will be the same colour and shape.
10.3 The starting marks will be race committee boats.
10.4 The finishing marks will be a blue mark on the port side and a race committee boat on the starboard side.
10.5 Except at the gate, a race committee boat signalling a change of a leg of the course is a mark as provided in instruction 12.2.
10.6 Waiting Area marks will be small yellow colour, round marks.

11 THE START
11.1 The starting line will be between staffs displaying orange flags on the starting marks.
11.2 (DP)(NP) When the warning signal for the first fleet has been made, boats from other fleets shall be in the waiting area as defined in instruction 11.5. Boats may approach the starting line after the starting signal of the previous fleet.
11.3 A boat starting later than 2 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes RRS A4 and A5.
11.4 (DP)(NP) Boats that have finished shall return directly to the waiting area or ashore, keeping well clear of all boats racing and of all boats whose warning signal has been made.
11.5 The waiting area windward boundary will be 100 meters below from the start line.
11.6 The starting order of the fleets will be:
11.6.1 Junior Fleets: Red and Green in all qualification races and Gold andSilver for all final races.
11.6.2 Senior Fleets: Yellow and Blue in all qualification races and Gold and Silver for all final races.

12. CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE

12.1 To change the next leg of the course, the race Committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable.
12.2 Except at a gate, boats shall pass between the race committee boat signalling the change of course and the nearby mark, leaving the mark to port and the race committee boat to starboard. This changes RRS 28.1.

13. FINISH

The finish line will be between staffs displaying orange flags on the finishing marks.

14. PENALTY SYSTEM
14.1 (NP)(DP) A boat that has taken a penalty or retired according to RRS 44.1 shall complete an acknowledgement form at the race office within the protest time limit.
14.2 The penalty for breaches of the Sailing Instructions marked (DP) and the Notice of Race may be less than disqualification if the jury so decides. The scoring abbreviation for a discretionary penalty imposed under this instruction will be DPI.
14.3 The race committee or the technical committee may apply a standard penalty(SP) for breaches of Class Rules, Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions. This changes RRS 63.1.

15 TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES

15.1 Time limits and target times are as follows:

TIME LIMIT MARK 1 TIME LIMIT TARGET TIME FINISH WINDOW
90 min 30 min 50 min 20 min

15.2 If no boat has passed Mark 1 within the Mark 1 time limit the race shall be abandoned. Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a).
15.3 Boats failing to finish within 20 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.

16 PROTESTS AND REQUEST FOR REDRESS

16.1 To inform the Race Committee of the boat/s being protested, the boat intending to protest shall approach the race committee boat at the starboard end of the finishing line immediately after finishing and shall hail the protested boat’s sail number/s while sailing along her starboard side and asking confirmation.
16.2 Protest forms are available at the Race Office. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.
16.3 The protest time limit for Junior Fleet and Senior Fleet is 45 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the Race Committee signals no more racing today, whichever is later.
16.4 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. Hearings will be held in the jury room, located in the main club building.
16.5 Notices of protests by the race committee, technical committee or internationaljury will beposted to inform boats under RRS 61.1(b).
16.6 A list of boats that have been penalized for breaking RRS 42 will be posted within 30 minutes of the protest time limit.
16.7 For the purpose of measurement protests as per RRS 64.3(b), the ‘authority responsible’ is the championship technical committee representative.
16.8 On the last scheduled day of qualifying series a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered:
16.8.1 within the protest time limit if the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on the previous day;
16.8.2 no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day. This changes RRS 66.
16.9 On the last scheduled day of the final series ot the qualification series, a request for redress based on a jury decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes RRS 62.2.
16.10 Decisions of the international jury will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.

17 SCORING

17.1 In the qualying series, race scores according to instuctions 17.1.1 and 17.1.2.
17.1.1 RRS A4.2 is changed so that the scores are based on the number of boats assigned to the largest fleet.
17.1.2 If at the end of the last day of races some boats have more race scores than others, scores for the most recent races will be excluded so that all boats have the same number of race scores.
17.2 Three races are required to constitute a series.
17.3 When fewer than four races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
17.4 When 4 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
17.5 To request correction of an alleged error in the posted races or series results, a boat shall complete a scoring enquiry form available at the race office.
17.6 For the overall coring in the final series, boats will be ranked in the order of their championship score within the fleet (Gold or Silver) to which they were assigned under the instructions 5.3.3 and 5.3.4.
17.7 For the purpose of RRS 30.3, the first race of the final series will not be considered a restart or re-sail of the excluded qualifying series race as per instruction 17.1.2. This changes RRS 30.3.

18 (NP)(DP) SAFETY REGULATIONS

18.1 A boat retiring from a race shall notify a race committee or safety boat before leaving the course and shall complete the relevant form available at the race office.
18.2 Each day of competition the coaches or team leaders shall notify the race Office before D flag is displayed, of the boats not intending to race that day.
18.3 When code flag B is displayed ashore, each coach or team leader shall sign a checklist adjacent to the race office within 60 minutes after the flag has been displayed, to indicate that all team members have returned to shore. Flag B will be displayed when the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the race is abandoned. All team members will be penalised at the discretion of the jury for eachrace of the day on which the coach or team leader failed to comply with thisinstruction.This changes RRS 63.1.
18.4 [SP] Check-Out and Check-In Procedures: The requirements of this instruction are specified for the safety of the competitors.
18.4.1 Check -Out and Check-In lists will be located in front of the race office.
18.4.2 The team leader of each country/club shall individually Check-Out each competitor on their team each day before racing, beginning two hours before the scheduled first warning for the day, by signing beside their own name in the space provided on the required form and making X beside the
name of each competitors on their team that will be leaving the venue to race.
18.4.3 The team leader of each county/club shall individually Check-In each competitor on their team each day after racing immediately upon returning to shore, but no later than the protest time limit, by personally signing beside their own name in the space provided on the required form and making x beside the name of each competitors on their team that have returned to the venue after racing.
18.4.4 A standard penalty of 3 point in the first race of the day shall be imposed by the race committee without a hearing on competitors for failure to comply with instruction 18.4.1.
18.4.5 A standard penalty of 3 point in the last race of the day shall be imposed by the race committee without a hearing on competitors for failure to comply with instruction 18.4.2.
18.5 Competitors who require assistance shall blow a whistle or wave the paddle or one arm. The race committee reserves the right to assist competitors who in their opinion require assistance, regardless of the wishes of the competitor. This will not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a).
18.6 When the race committee displays flag V with repetitive sound signals and/or broadcasts “Code Flag Victor” on the designated VHF Channel 73, all officials and support boats shall comply with the instructions given by the race committee or the organising authority as assistance / rescue boats.

19 (DP) REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT

19.1 Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless approved in writing by the technical committee. Requests for substitution shall be made to the technical committee at the first reasonable opportunity.
19.2 Substitution of damaged equipment may be permitted provided that the relevant form has been completed at the race office and both the damaged and the substituting equipment has been inspected by the technical committee.
19.3 If the substitution was made on the water between races, both the damaged and the substituting equipment shall be presented to the technical committee after the end of the day’s racing. The substitution is subject to the approval of the technical committee given retrospectively.

20 (DP)(NP) EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS

A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the Class Rules, the Notice of Race or the Sailing Instructions.

21 OFFICIAL BOATS

Official boats will be identified as follows:

BOAT FLAG
Race committee signals vessel White flag with with black “RC”
Race committee boats White flag with with black “RC”
Jury Boats White flag with black “IJ”
Rescue Boats White flag with black “Rescue”
Support Boats White flag with black numbers

22 SUPPORT BOATS
22.1 (NP) Team Leaders, Coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are or will be racing from the time the orange flag is displayed until all boats of all fleets in that race have finished or the race committee signals a postponement or abandonment. To observe a race, support boats may move from leeward to windward through the port side of the course keeping well clear of the exclusion boundary, approximately 100 metres from the course area. Support boats may, after the last start of a race, move between the waiting and the finishing areas through the centre channel (see drawing in Attachment 2). When a race committee or jury member indicates a support boat to move further from the course area, the mentioned boat shall do so immediately.
22.2 (DP) All boats associated with an infringing support boat may be penalised at the discretion of the jury for the race in which the support personnel failed to comply with Notice of Race and/or with this instruction. This changes RRS 63.1.
22.3 (NP)(DP) Competitors shall not approach any boat other than an official boat (see instruction 21 ) from their first warning signal of the day until they finish their last race for the day or the race committee signals no more racing today, whichever is later.
22.4 Coaches are encouraged to carry a working VHF radio and monitör VHF Channel 73.
22.5 When flag V is displayed with repetitive sounds, coaches and other support boats shall monitor the race committee VHF channel 73 and assist in search &rescue operations.

23 (NP)(DP) TRASH DISPOSAL
In addition to RRS 55, trash may be placed aboard support and race committee boats.

24 (NP)(DP) BERTHING

Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the boat park.

25 PRIZES

25.1. Prizes will be awarded in accordance with the Notice of Race.

26. RISK STATEMENT

26.1. Competitors and support team participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk and responsibility and they are reminded of the provisions of RRS 4, Decision to Race. Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor and the responsible adult agrees and acknowledges that:
26.1.1. They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
26.1.2. They are responsible for the safety of themselves and their boat, and their other property whether afloat or ashore.
26.1.3. They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omission;
26.1.4. Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event, and they arefit to participate;
26.1.5. The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
26.1.6. The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances.

27 RIGHT TO USE NAMES AND LIKENESS

In participating in this championship, a competitor automatically grants to the organising authority, sponsors of the championship the right in perpetuity to make, use and show at their discretion any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of him or her during the championship, and of all of his or her material related to the championship, without compensation.

ATTACHMENT 2 – THE COURSE

COURSE IS START-1-2-3S/3P-FINISH