Revised: April 2018
1.1 Races to which these instructions apply will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 – 2020 (RRS) and the prescriptions of the Canadian Yachting Association
1.2 These sailing instructions apply to races or series of races to be sailed as defined on the Race Schedule where no special instructions are required. The host club will provide instructions for those races or series of races where special instructions are indicated on the Race Schedule.
2. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 Members of the PEYC are eligible for the lnterclub Races, their respective club races, and certain other races by invitation as per the Race Schedule. Others may become eligible by prior arrangement with the Fleet Captain.
2.2 All entrants must complete a registration form and submit it to the Race Committee or Fleet Captain prior to their first race of their season. and submit a valid measurement or handicap certificate. UNREGISTERED BOATS AND BOATS WITHOUT A VALID CERTIFICATE SHALL NOT BE SCORED.
2.3 Each boat shall report sail number by hailing to the Committee Boat prior to the start sequence for the first race of the day. Failure to do so may result in not being scored.
3. CERTIFICATES AND RATINGS
3.1 In order to be scored. all competitors racing in PHRF Fleets are required to have a valid or pending application for a PHRF-LO Certificate filed with the Club scorer before racing. BOATS WITHOUT A VALID OR PENDING PHRF-LO CERTIFICATE WILL NOT BE SCORED IN PHRF FLEETS.
4. REGISTRATION AND FEES
4.1 Registration and Registration fees are indicated in the individual attach Schedules.
4.2 At each registration, a declaration of flying or no flying sails must be stated.
5. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
5.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located in the front foyer of Prince Edward Yacht Club
6. CHANGES TO THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
6.1 Any changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted two hours before the first warning signal on the day they take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 on the day before it will take effect.
7. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
7.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed at the club’s flagpole.
7.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 45 minutes’ in the race signal AP.
7.3 When flag Y is displayed ashore, rule 40 applies at all times while afloat. This changes the Part 4 preamble.
8. SCHEDULE OF RACES
8.1 Racing is scheduled as per the Race Schedule – Attachment A.
8.2 These sailing instructions apply to races and series as listed on the schedule defined on the Race Schedule (Attachment A) where no special instructions are listed. These sailing instructions are the “default” sailing instructions where no special instructions are required.
9. CLASS FLAGS
9.1 The Class flags for all series
Class Back stay Flag Starting Numeral Pennant
Flying Sails Yellow One
White Sails Blue Two
9.2 Class flags shall be prominently displayed from the back stay. The flag shall be at least 8″ x 12″
10. RACING AREA
10.1 Starting Area for June, July and August Wednesday Night Series,Isis, Golden Series Saturday Race, Lin Hayes and Loyalist will be in Picton Bay
10.2 Starting Area for Waupous, Mowat and Around Alone, will be in the vicinity of McFarland Park Dock.
12. THE COURSES
12.1 See individual races for course instructions.
13.1 All races will be started using rule 26 with the warning signal given 5 minutes before the starting signal.
Time Signal Flag + Sound (Absence of Sound Signal Shall be Disregarded)
6 min Courtesy 2 short sounds
5 min. Warning Class Numeral Pennant(s) + One Sound
4 min. Preparatory “P” or “I” or “Z” or “Z” and “I” or “Black Flag” + One Sound
1 min. One Minute Preparatory Flag Removed + One Long Sound
0 min. Start Class Numeral Pennant(s) Removed + One Sound
13.2 The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the signal boat and the port-end starting mark.
13.3 All fleets will start at the same start except for Wednesday Night Series which will be indicated by numeral pennants
14. THE FINISH
14.2 Boats that have finished shall keep clear of any boat still racing.
17. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
17.1 Protest forms are available at PEYC bar or from the Race Committee. Protest and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered to the Race Committee within the appropriate time frame..
17.2 For each class, the protest time is 90 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day.
17.3 Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held the following Tuesday at 1930 hours at PEYC, unless changed to a mutually agreeable time and place.
18.1 The scoring system shall be in accordance with Appendix A (RRS) Low Point system.
18.2 1 (one) race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
18.3 (a) When fewer than four (4) races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When from four (4) to six (6) races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
19. SAFETY REGULATIONS
19.1 The safety of a boat and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the owner, or owner’s representative who must do their best to ensure that the boat is fully found, seaworthy and manned by an experienced crew who are physically fit to face all weather conditions. They must be satisfied as to the soundness of the hull, spars, rigging, sails and all gear. They must review the applicable rules, applicable Offshore Racing Council Rules, laws, and other regulations to be certain of compliance, as rules and regulations are often revised.
19.2 They must ensure that all safety equipment is properly maintained and stowed, and that the crew knows where it is kept and how it is to be used.
19.3 All boats must be in compliance with the regulations outlined in the Safe Boating Guide published by Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Coast Guard.
19.4 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.
20. EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
20.1 A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions.
21. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
21.1 Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile phones.
22.1 PEYC BOAT OF THE YEAR
There will be one trophy awarded to the boat with the highest accumulated score from eight of the following Waupous, Lin Hayes. June, July and August Wednesday Night, Mowat, Around Alone, Isis, Golden Katie Grey, and Loyalist.
22.2 Prizes will be given for the first three positions for each division scored.
23. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
23.1 Competitors participate in the regatta 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 the regatta.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability.
To obtain a copy of the RACING RULES OF SAILING (RRS) click here
PRINCE EDWARD YACHT CLUB
30 Fairfield St. Picton, ON K0K2T0