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SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

for

West Bay Yacht Club's

NARRAGANSETT BAY

AROUND THE BAY RACE

July 20, 2013

RULES

West Bay Yacht Club's Narragansett Bay Around The Bay Race shall be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing and by these Sailing Instructions.

DATES & TIMES

The regatta shall consist of a single race held on July 20, 2013.

Entrants shall be notified 7 days before any rescheduled race after a postponement of racing for the day made necessary by weather conditions.

The warning gun for the first starting class shall be at 0955h.

NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

Notices to competitors shall be posted on the bulletin board on the front of WBYC and will be posted on the WBYC website (http://westbayyachtclub.com/wbyc-around-the-bay-race.html). As a courtesy, notices to competitors who furnish an email address on their entry form will have any such notices emailed to them.

CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Changes to Sailing Instructions shall be posted by 0000h, July 20, 2013.

SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

Signals made ashore shall be displayed above the bulletin board on the front of WBYC.

When the AP signal is displayed ashore “1 minute” is replaced with “not less than 1 hour.”

RACE COURSES

The Around-the-Bay Course shall start at the GC”5” buoy west of Pine Hill Point, thence pass under the center span of the Jamestown Jamestown Bridge, thence to GR “NR” BELL south of Beavertail Point leaving it to port, thence pass under the center span of the Newport Pell Bridge, thence to the RG “SP” Fl (2+1) R 6s BELL (NNE of Sandy Point) leaving it to port, thence to RGN buoy north of Providence Point leaving it to port, thence to R”8” Fl R4s BELL west of Northwest Point leaving it to starboard, thence to C”3” west of Warwick Point leaving it to port, thence to GC”5” North of Sally Rock Point leaving it to port, thence to the finish line midway between Sally Rock Point and Long Point. The total course length is approximately 32.3 nm.

The Around-the-Islands Course shall start at the GC”5” buoy west of Pine Hill Point, thence to the R”6” Fl R 4s BELL buoy northeast of Conanicut Point leaving it to port, thence to G “WR21” QG south of Prudence Island, thence to the RG “SP” Fl (2+1) R 6s BELL (NNE of Sandy Point) leaving it to port, thence to RGN buoy north of Providence Point leaving it to port, thence to R”8” Fl R4s BELL west of Northwest Point leaving it to starboard, thence to C”3” west of Warwick Point leaving it to port, thence to GC”5” North of Sally Rock Point leaving it to port, thence to the finish line midway between Sally Rock Point and Long Point. The total course length is approximately 17.1 nm.

The West Bay Course shall start at the GC”5” buoy west of Pine Hill Point, thence to the R”6” Fl R 4s BELL buoy northeast of Conanicut Point leaving it to port, thence to C”3” west of Warwick Point leaving it to port, thence to GC”5” North of Sally Rock Point leaving it to port, thence to the finish line midway between Sally Rock Point and Long Point. The total course length is approximately 12.4 nm.

CLASSES, THE START AND STARTING TIMES

Class splits and their respective starting times shall be designated on The Around The Bay Scratch Sheet. A preliminary scratch sheet shall be posted on the WBYC bulletin board on the front of the club house, and on the WBYC website (http://westbayyachtclub.com/wbyc-around-the-bay-race.html) by 0000h, Tuesday July 9, 2013. The Around The Bay Scratch Sheet with classes and starting times for each individual yacht shall be available at WBYC, be posted on the WBYC bulletin board and shall be posted on the WBYC website (http://westbayyachtclub.com/wbyc-around-the-bay-race.html) by 0000h, Wednesday, June 17, 2013.

Class flags, designating the start for each class shall be identified on The Around The Bay Scratch Sheet.

The starting line shall be between the orange flag on the race committee boat (starboard end of starting line) and the adjacent permanent racing mark, government buoy or committee place inflated racing mark (port end of the starting line) and shall be in the vicinity of GC”5” buoy west of Pine Hill Point.

Races shall be started in accordance with Rule 26 of the Racing Rules of Sailing.

The race committee boat may place a committee boat protection mark off the stern of the committee boat. The protection buoy shall be considered a part of the race committee boat. No yacht may properly start by passing between the protection mark and the committee boat.

Before the time of a yacht’s warning signal she shall keep clear of the starting area and of yachts whose warning signal has been displayed.

The starting time for the first starting class racing on The Around The Bay Course shall be 1000h.

The starting time for the first starting class racing on The West Bay Course shall be 1100h.

The starting time for the first starting class racing on The Around the Islands Course shall be 1200h.

RECALLS

Recalls shall be in accordance with Rule 29 of the Racing Rules of Sailing.

SHORTENING AND CHANGING THE COURSE TO BE SAILED

Should the Race Committee determine that the prevailing and predicted conditions will not allow the race to be completed within the time limit established herein the Race Committee may designated shorter courses for all classes by displaying Code Flag “S” at the starting line and displaying the course to be sailed on a board on the starboard side of the committee boat by indicating the sequence of government marks to be rounded and the side of the yacht they are to pass. The Race Committee shall endeavor to contact all yachts on the VHF channel for their respective courses and announce the course to be sailed by designating the sequence of government marks to be rounded and the side of the yacht they are to pass.

After the start the race committee may shorten the course in accordance with Rule 32.2 OR

May display code flag “C” at any mark of the course and shall display a board showing a change of the remaining course to be sailed by indicating the sequence of the remaining government marks to be rounded and the side of the yacht they are to pass and the location of the finish line. The Race Committee shall endeavor to contact all yachts on the VHF channel for their respective courses and announce the course to be sailed by designating the sequence of government marks to be rounded and the side of the yacht they are to pass.

THE FINISH & TIME LIMITS

The finish line shall be approximately halfway between Sally Rock Point and Long Point and shall between the orange flag on the race committee boat (starboard end of finish line) and the inflated racing mark (port end of the port line).

The time limit for all classes shall be 2100h.

PENALTIES, PROTESTS & REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

A yacht that may have broken a rule of Part 2 of the Racing Rules of Sailing may either perform the Two-Turns Penalty as specified in Rules 44.1 and 44.2 of the Racing Rules of Sailing or accept a scoring penalty as specified in Rule 44.3 of the Racing Rules of Sailing.

The time limit for filing protests shall be 2300h July 20, 2012 or two hours after the finish time of the protesting yacht, whichever comes first. Protest forms shall be delivered to the Race Committee Chairman or as directed by him.

Hearings of protests at a time and place designated by the Race Committee Chairman. All parties to the protest shall be notified by email of the time and place of the hearing.

No protest will be heard for failure to fulfill the requirements of Appendix G of the Racing Rules of Sailing, however yachts that do not fulfill the requirements of Appendix G shall be responsible ensuring that the race committee has properly identified them. No redress shall be granted for any error by the race committee in identifying any yacht not in compliance with Appendix G.

SCORING

For monohull yachts the Time-on-Time method shall be use to determine corrected times utilizing the formula Corrected Elapsed Time = (Finish Time - Starting Time) * 650/(PHRF + 550).

For multihull yachts the Time-on-Time method shall be use to determine corrected times utilizing the formula Corrected Elapsed Time = (Finish Time - Starting Time) * 650/(TOD Rating + 550).

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

As a courtesy the race committee shall communicate over VHF. Yachts racing on The Around The Bay Course shall utilize VHF channel 69. Yachts racing on the Around The Islands Course shall utilize VHF channel 68. Yachts racing on The West Bay Course shall utilize VHF channel 67. The race committee will announce the course, alert yachts of the imminent commencement of the starting sequence, announce any shortening of or changes to the course, identify yachts OCS, and announce any general recalls, postponements, abandonments or cancelations. Such announcements shall not absolve a yacht of its responsibility to monitor all non-verbal race committee communications. All shall monitor their respective channels for the duration of the race.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

All yachts shall sail by the race committee boat and check in with the committee. Any yacht withdrawing or retiring from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible and report the reason for the withdrawal or retirement.

Narragansett Bay is a restricted waterway for commercial shipping. The Coast Guard has informed all area race committees that incidents have occurred wherein racing yachts have come too close to commercial vessels with limited maneuverability and that the Coast Guard will sanction any area clubs whose events result in these incidents. Therefore, all racers are directed to keep a safe distance off of all commercial vessels.

As Narragansett Bay and adjacent water are a no-discharge zone yachts shall not discharge or dispose of anything in violation of Federal and/or State laws. Violators shall be subject to disqualification.