The race area will be on the waters in the vicinity of VSC. See Attachment A.
If course “1 GO M” or “2 GO M” is displayed at the start, then after the first lap Mark O and Mark A form a gate. After rounding either mark, pass downwind through the gate.
Marks A and O will be a large orange inflatable buoys.
Mark A1, C and G will be yellow self inflating buoys.
Mark O1 will be yellow self inflating buoy with a black stripe.
The starting and finishing line port end mark will have an orange flag
Mark A and O are for H14 only
10. THE START
Mark A1 and O1 are for ALL classes other than H14
Races will be started by using rule 26 with the warning signal given 3 minutes before the starting signal.
The starting line will be between a staff displaying an Orange flag on the Race Committee Signal Vessel at the starboard end and the port end start mark.
Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area.
A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start. This changes rule A4.2
Start line obstruction: The start line shall rank as an obstruction for classes previously started while other classes are starting and in sequence until after the last class has successfully started.
11. THE FINISH
Minimum wind conditions: No race will be started in under 5 knots of wind at all marks of the course as determined by the Race Committee.
The finish line will be between a staff displaying an Orange flag on the Race Committee Signal Vessel and the finish mark.
12. PENALTY SYSTEM
Finish Line Obstruction: The finish line shall rank as an obstruction when a blue flag or shape is displayed on the Race Committee Signal Boat at the finish line.
Rule 44.1 is changed so that only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required.
13. TIME LIMITS
There will be no time limit. Boats may be ‘Finished On Course’ (FOC) at the discretion of the race committee. All boats notified ‘FOC’ shall return immediately to the start area while avoiding any boats still racing. This changes rules 28.1, 35 and A4.1
14. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
Protest forms are available at the sailing office. Protests shall be delivered there within the protest time limit.
For each class, the protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day. The same protest time limit applies to all protests by the Race Committee and Protest Committee and to requests for redress.
Notices will be posted within 30 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties. Hearings will be held in the TSC clubhouse beginning at the first reasonable opportunity after the completion of racing.
The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A4.1 of the Racing Rules of Sailing will be used.
1 race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
When fewer than 4 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of its race scores.
When 4 to 7 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
When 8 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst.
16. SAFETY REGULATIONS
Unless otherwise prescribed in these Sailing Instructions, The Jury may award a scoring penalty as an alternative to DSQ. The penalty will be at the discretion of the Jury. This changes Rule 64.1.
17. RUBBISH DISPOSAL
A boat that retires from racing shall notify the Race Committee as soon as possible.
Boats shall not put rubbish in the water. Rubbish may be placed aboard support and Race Committee boats.
18. RACE COMMITTEE BOATS
All race committee boats will identified at the sailors meeting.
19. RADIO COMMUNICATION
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 will be awarded according to number of entries at the discretion of the organising authority.
21. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
It is the competitor's decision to enter an event or to start and continue in any race. Competitors shall accept that their participation in an event is at their exclusive risk in every respect. Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4 – Decision to Race. The Organising Authority, and the respective host class association(s), their officers, members, servants and agents accept no liability in respect of loss of life, personal injury or loss or damage to property which may be sustained by reason of their participation or intended participation in an event or how so ever arising in connection with an event.
The sponsors, organising authority and their officers, members, servants and agents and all parties involved in the organisation and conduct of the regatta shall not be liable in respect of loss of life, personal injury or loss or damage howsoever caused which may occur whether ashore or afloat during or in conjunction with the regatta.
The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions do not limit or reduce the complete and unlimited responsibilities of each competitor for the management and care of a boat that he or she has entered in the regatta.
All boats competing shall have third party insurance cover of not less than AUD$5,000,000 or equivalent thereof in any other currency for any accident.
23. SPECIAL NOTES
All owners/competitors who sign the Entry Form are deemed to have made a declaration that they hold such cover. Competitors may be required to produce evidence of such insurance and any competitor not holding this cover shall withdraw their entry. Adequate race insurance is also recommended for this event.
Race Committee boats shall rank as obstructions.
The Race Committee will not answer any questions on the water.
24. Safety notes to competitors
Any boat receiving ‘hands on’ assistance, whilst racing, from a Race Committee boat will be scored Did Not Finish. The Race Committee may decide when a boat or crew needs assistance.
If wind, wave or water conditions make you doubtful of your ability to handle the conditions, retire from the race.
Before raising the mast and always whilst sailing, check for and avoid low overhead electrical power lines. If you see a power line, avoid it. A mast coming in contact or even near an electrical power line can cause serious injury or death to people on or touching the boat.
Sailors are strongly recommended to use trapeze harnesses with a quick release hookless system or a quick release hook, which meets the ISO 10862 standard
If sailors wish to wear head protection it is strongly recommend they use helmets of European standard EN1385
Advertising will be as defined by ISAF Regulation 20.
Boats may be provided with, and required to display and maintain sponsors advertising on port and starboard hulls, in a location acceptable to the organizing authority.