Port Madison Yacht Club Opening Day Race
May 1st, 2016
For: Sailboats of all sorts
Notice of Race
1.1 The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the United States Sailing Associations (USS) Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
1.2 The Organizing Authority (OA) is the Port Madison Yacht Club (PMYC).
2.1 Sail powered vessels.
3 ENTRIES and FEES:
3.1 The entry fees are: $0
3.2 Entries shall be made by writing your name, or boat’s name, on the dry-erase board inside the PMYC Clubhouse — please use a dry erase marker ;-). Or by informing the point of contact below.
3.3 Entry Deadline is 1159 hrs Sunday, May 1st, 2016.
4 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & RACE TIMES:
4.1 Skippers Meeting: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at Port Madison Yacht Club not before 11hrs. 59mins. and 30 seconds.
4.2 Racing: On Sunday, the first Warning Signal will be made shortly after the Skippers Meeting.
4.3 Social Festivities: As soon as possible after racing on Sunday at the PMYC Clubhouse.
5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
5.1 Sailing Instructions (SI’s) are printed below this Notice of Race.
6 CLASSES and AWARDS:
6.1 The Classes are: 1) Boats over 17 ft (Keelboat-ish type boats); 2) Small boats (dinghies/V15-ish/Laser-ish type boats); 3)Very small boats (Opti-ish type boats).
6.2 Awards shall be made as follows. For each class: the boat that is 1) The Safest; 2) Had the Most Fun; 3) First in Class.
7 REGISTRATION and SKIPPERS MEETING:
7.1 At least one representative from each boat entered must check in or register at Sundays Skippers’ meeting.
8.1 The race venue shall be the tidal estuary within the vicinity of PMYC clubhouse and extending towards Puget Sound.
9.1 The courses are in the Sailing Instructions, and will be explained at the Skippers Meeting.
10.1 This event will be scored at the discretion of the Principal Race Officer and Race Committee. Elapsed times for boats over 17 ft may, at the discretion of the Principal Race Officer and Race Committee, be posted on the dry-erase board inside the clubhouse.
11.1 All boats are to act safely. Please.
12.1 Point of contact: Matt Hebard.
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing.
All boats must register.
A Skipper’s/Competitor’s meeting will be held at Sunday, May 1st, at Port Madison Yacht Club not before 11hrs. 59mins. and 30 seconds.
4 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices will be made at the meeting indicated above.
The warning signal for the race will not be before 1201 on Sunday.
“Le Mans” Style Dock Start: Competitors will congregate in the floating dock area below the ramp at PMYC clubhouse. Upon completion of the starting sequence, competitors may WALK to their boat (or row if their boat is on a mooring) and commence racing. A reasonable amount of pre-race boat preparation is allowed, so as to be able to set sail as soon as possible after safely untying and departing the dock or mooring. Competitors are reminded of NOTICE OF RACE #11 as they depart the dock or mooring.
7 STARTING SEQUENCE
The PMYC Clubhouse Bell will be rung in rapid succession signaling to the competitors to WALK from the “starting point” to their boats and commence racing. The “starting point” is the large floating dock below the ramp and between the dinghy docks.
8 COURSES and MARKS
Boats over 17ft: Start. Sail around “Halvorsens Buoy” to port. Sail around the “white 5 mph buoy” to port. Sail back to “Halvorsens” and around to port. Finish.
Small boats: Start. Sail around a mark to be determined in the vicinity of the Water Company Dock to port. Finish.
Very small boats: Start. Sail around a mark to be determined to port. Finish.
9 FINISHING LINE
The finishing line will be in the vicinity of the PMYC docks, and between a temporary mark and a finishing pennant. The finishing pennant may be aboard the Whaler, the Howard, or in a Race Official’s hand who is standing on the PMYC docks.
10 TIME LIMIT
The time limit will be 90 minutes for the first boat in each class to finish. Boats have 30 minutes to finish after the first boat in their class finishes.
A yacht which acknowledges infringing a rule of Part 2 of the Racing Rules (Right of Way) may exonerate herself by saying “I’m Sorry. My Bad.” and then promptly making one 360 turn that includes one tack and one gybe. This changes RSS 44.1 and 44.2.
Protests shall be delivered to the race committee within 1 hour after the last competitor finishes. The protest time limit and a list of protests received will be posted on the club house dry erase board. Hearings will be held as soon as possible after racing.
Scoring is at the discretion of the race PRO and RC.
Awards will be awarded according to NOR #6.2.
Competitors in the “Small Boat” and “Very Small Boat” classes shall wear a life jacket at all times. Competitors in the “Over 17ft.” class are strongly encouraged to wear a lifejacket at all times. Sailors should rig their boats so that their centerboards, rudders, tillers and masts will not become disengaged if they capsize. A competitor near anyone who becomes separated from his or her boat or appears to be in distress shall abandon the race and stand by to help until that person regains contact with their boat. (You will be eligible for redress in accordance with the racing rules.) The Race Committee may at its election send the “Very Small Boat” class in for the day before ending the race.